We head for the Hebrides for today's Geo Quiz. We're looking for the name of one of the islands of the Inner Hebrides.
The port of Tayvallich on the west coast of Scotland is the best place to catch a ride there.
We're looking for the name of one of the islands of the Inner Hebrides. The port of Tayvallich on the west coast of Scotland is the best place to catch a ride there. A ferry chugs out of the harbor twice a day headed for Craighouse, a village on the island we're hopping to.
The ferry link from the mainland to the island started running this summer. It's the first direct ferry link in more than 30 years. The islanders, all 200 of them, seem to like the idea of coming ashore for some shopping or family visits. And the boat brings a couple dozen tourists out to the island each day.
Many visitors leave with a bottle of the island's famous single malt whiskey.
Or spend a day hiking up one of the island's three famous mountains. Their Gaelic names by the way are: Beinn an Òir, Beinn Shiantaidh, and Beinn a' Chaolais.
So name this Scottish isle if you can!
One of Scotland's wildest and remotest islands is on our Geo Quiz radar today.
The island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides has a new ferry service. It's the first direct link to the mainland in more than 30 years. The last ferry sailed away from Jura in the early 1970's.
Jura, ScotlandJura, Scotland
The islanders cannot have imagined then that there would not be another one until after the turn of the century. Until recently a 3 hour journey via the neighboring island of Islay was the only way to get to this location off the west coast of Scotland
Wondering what's going on the isle of Jura? Listen to our interview with Deborah Brice, a local development officer, and farmer on the island.