ONE of Scotland’s most famous islands has disappeared without trace – according to Google maps.
The Isle of Jura has sunk below the waves of the Atlantic if the widely-used internet site is to be believed.
Shocked locals and tourists alike looked for the island yesterday to find only the main road snaking across the sea.
Lisa McDonald, who works at the Jura Hotel, was able yesterday to reassure the rest of Scotland that neither she, nor her 187 fellow islanders had drowned.
“It’s definitely still here,” she said. “ I’m on it at the moment. We’re all safe and sound.”
She did urge, however, that Google “should sort it out soon”.
Jura, in the Inner Hebrides, is a lot of island for anyone to lose, measuring 31 miles long and with its highest point a substantial 785 metres.
It was where George Orwell penned 1984 – having narrowly survived an encounter with the notorious Corryvreckan whirlpool.
Jura is not the first island to suffer at the hands of Google.
In 2010, two French islands off the coast of Newfoundland disappeared.
Google were unavailable for comment.