In the mid 13th century, increased tension between Norway and Scotland led to a series of Battles, culminating in the Battle of Largs, shortly after which the Norwegian king died.
In 1266, his more peaceable successor ceded his nominal authority over Suðreyjar to the Scottish king (Alexander III) by the Treaty of Perth, in return for a very large sum of money.
The route of the annual Isle of Jura Fell Race includes all three Paps and four other hills.
These hills were the subject of William Mc Taggart's 1902 painting The Paps of Jura, Jura is closer to Ulster than Glasgow, so it is should not be unexpected that the Irish crossed the straits of Moyle and established the Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata.
This became the Kingdom of the Isles, but following the unification of Norway, the islands were under tenuous Norwegian authority, somewhat resisted by local rulers, like Godred Crovan.
Following Godred's death, the local population resisted Norway's choice of replacement, causing Magnus, the Norwegian king, to launched a military campaign to assert his authority.
John of Islay, the head of the Mac Donald family married the heir of the Mac Rory family, thereby acquiring the remaining share of Somerled's realm, and transforming it into the Lordship of the Isles, which lasted for over a century.
At the end of the 13th century, king John Balliol was challenged for the throne by Robert de Bruys.The village is also home to the island's only hotel, shop and church.Between the northern tip of Jura and the island of Scarba lies the Gulf of Corryvreckan, where a whirlpool makes passage dangerous at certain states of the tide.It is believed that Jura may have been Hinba, the island to which the 6th century missionary, Columba, retreated from the monastic community he founded on Iona, when he wished for a more contemplative life.Dál Riata was ultimately destroyed when Vikings invaded, and established their own domain, spreading more extensively over the islands north and west of the mainland, including Jura.In 1098, under pressure from Magnus, the king of Scotland quitclaimed to him all sovereign authority over the isles.To Norway, the islands became known as Suðreyjar (Old Norse, traditionally anglicised as Sodor), meaning southern isles.The head of the Mac Donalds was unhappy to have tenants who had supported John Balliol and the Mac Dougalls, so, in 1358, he asked the chief of the Mac Lean family to assassinate the Mac Innes' leaders; so thorough was this carried out that to this day the Mac Innes have had no-one to become their new chief, and consequently they dispersed throughout Scotland.In 1390, the head of the Mac Donald family - the Lord of the Isles - granted the Mac Leans the lands of northern Jura (the lands which had belonged to the Mac Innes).) is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, adjacent to and to the north-east of Islay.With an area of 36,692 hectares, or 142 square miles, and only 196 inhabitants recorded in the 2011 census, whereas ranked by population it comes 31st.