Scarba, to the north of Jura, is 3,642 acres in extent and rises to 1,473'. In the 18th Century it was home to some 14 families, but since the 1960s is inhabited only occasionally. Places to stay range from Kilmory Lodge (above) - if you know the owners - to
a bothy used by an adventure school and to the hi-tech, though basic, ways of camping. The place obviously suited some of the earlier residents with tales of longevity indicating ages up to an unauthenticated one of 140. The ways of access are complicated by several factors, including the
Corryvreckan Whirlpool to the south and the Grey Dogs tidal race to the north. However, once there the levels of accommodation are clear - from the spartan to the sheltered to the solid.
Scottish Islands Explorer - Aiming for longevity