This article is about the abandoned village in the Faroe Islands. For the Icelandic village, see Skarð (Iceland).
Ruined building in Skarð
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On December 23, 1913, all seven able-bodied men of the village perished while out fishing in the village boat. In the following years, the women and children left the town for Haraldssund. The last one left in 1919. One of the old boats from Skarð now hangs in the Christianskirkjan in Klaksvík.
Two footpaths run to Skarð. One runs along the coast from Haraldssund; the other is a high mountain trail over Skarðsgjógv from the west coast town of Kunoy. The latter climbs about 600 metres and is a challenging route recommended for experienced mountain hikers only, though the villagers frequently used it to walk to Kunoy for Church services.
People from Skarð
- Símun av Skarði (1872–1942), founder of the Faroese Folk High School. (Føroya Fólkaháskúli).
- Anna Suffía av Skarði (1876–1932), Símun's sister, even though she was not an educated pedagogue, was considered the school's spirit.
- The information in this article is based on a translation of its German equivalent.
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