Description - Jura by Peter Youngson
This work surveys Jura, one of the largest of the Inner Hebrides. The barrenness of Jura's landscape has meant that it has always had a smaller population than its neighbours, and was often overlooked in affairs of the times. However, Jura had its part to play through the centuries and, perhaps because of its isolation, it has a fascinating story to tell of Campbell domination, of the hardships endured by its people and of it contribution to emigration. Youngson not only presents the broad sweep of the island's history, from the Mesolithic period to the present day, but also focuses on other aspects, such as Jura's natural history and geography and the legends, poetry and song produced by its inhabitants.
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Author Biography - Peter Youngson
Peter Youngson was born and brought up in Aberdeen. After a variety of jobs he entered the ministry of the Church of Scotland, and served in charges in Easterhouse and Glenrothes before moving in 1975 to be minister on Jura, leaving in 1988. His last parish was in Kirriemuir, where he is now retired. His book on Jura is the result of many years of work.