It is of a similar size to Islay, but is much less densely populated with fewer than 300 inhabitants. The main settlement is at Craighouse[?] on the east coast. Craighouse is home to the island's one distillery, which makes Isle of Jura whisky.
The Jura is dominated by three steep-sided conical mountains on its western side - the Paps of Jura[?] rise to over 2000 feet.
A small car ferry that operates across the Sound of Islay[?] between Port Askaig[?] on Islay and Feolin Ferry[?] on Jura. From Feolin Ferry a single road follows the southern and eastern coastline of the island. To the north of Craighouse[?] the road is little used and the northern part is unmade.
Immediately to the north of Jura is the Gulf of Corryvreckan[?] which boasts a whirlpool that makes passage impossible at certain states of the tide.
The island has a large population of red deer[?].