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Jura moves to Glasgow for 125th gathering

THE WILD Hebridean island of Jura, despite its small population of 200 or so, next week celebrates the 125th birthday of one of the West Coast’s longest running Glasgow gatherings.

Up to 150 Jurachs living on and off the island are expected to attend the 125th Jura Gathering and Ceilidh Dance at the St Vincent Bowling Club, Glasgow, next Friday, November 10.

‘All the people who go have a love of Jura and have a close connection to the island,’ said vice president Dr Alasdair Watson, who has attended since a wee boy in 1959. ‘It’s like transferring the Jura hall to Glasgow for an evening.’

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