Skigersta

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Skigersta
Scottish Gaelic: Sgiogarstaigh
Sgiogarstaidh - geograph.org.uk - 1345701.jpg
The road into Skigersta
Skigersta is located in Outer Hebrides
Skigersta
Skigersta
 Skigersta shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB543616
Civil parish Barvas
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°28′26″N 6°12′50″W / 58.474°N 6.214°W / 58.474; -6.214

Skigersta (Scottish Gaelic: Sgiogarstaigh) is a village to the south east of Ness on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Skigersta is situated within the parish of Barvas.[1] There is a quay built in 1901 and a shingle beach.[2] Skigersta was a location for fish curing in the 19th century with the ruins of the curing bothies still visible next to the river[2] and a man-made channel in the shoreline allowing easier access for the boats. The area of Skigersta near the shore is called 'Lachamore'.

A cargo ship, the Dunalistair, was wrecked off Skigersta in 1885, in fog.[3][4]

To the south of Skigersta the moor begins and the road turns into a peat track; there are sheilings on the moor at Cuisiadar and if you follow the moor further south you reach the road at New Tolsta.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lewis, Skigersta". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "A Brief History of Skigersta". Ness Historical Society. Archived from the original on 6 July 2002. Retrieved 15 January 2006. 
  3. ^ "Dunalistair, Meall Geal, Lewis, North Minch". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Wreck Report for 'Dunalistair', 1885". PortCities Southamption. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 

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