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Scottish Gaelic: Sgiogarstaigh
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The road into Skigersta
Skigersta is located in Outer Hebrides
 Skigersta shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NB543616
Civil parish Barvas
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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

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.


  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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