Fiskavaig

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Fiskavaig
Fiskavaig
Scottish Gaelic: Fiosgabhaig
Fiskavaig is located in Isle of Skye
Fiskavaig
Fiskavaig
 Fiskavaig shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG328340
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district IV47 8
Police Scottish
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Coordinates: 57°19′05″N 6°26′17″W / 57.31807°N 6.43815°W / 57.31807; -6.43815

Fiskavaig (Scottish Gaelic: Fiosgabhaig) is a crofting settlement on the west shore of the Minginish peninsula, on the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland and the council area of Highland. Fiskavaig Bay lies just to the north, the island of Wiay some 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) offshore and the village of Carbost 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the south west.

The name Fiskavaig (also spelled Fiscavaig) originally comes from the Norse, meaning "fish bay". Another example of this naming is Tarskavaig, meaning "cod bay", in the south of Skye.

Fiskavaig Stone[edit]

Fiskavaig Stone

A Class I Pictish symbol stone was found on the beach at the high water mark in 1921. Carved from a slab of schist, the stone bears double disc and Z-rod and crescent and V-rod symbols.[1] It is now on display at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Callander, Graham (1927), A symbol stone from Fiscavaig, Skye, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 61: 241–251, retrieved December 1, 2010