Eriskay Jerseys

Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

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Eriskay Jersey's are traditional jerseys which where knitted by the women of Eriskay for their fishermen husbands. The finely knitted seamless jersey was crafted this way for warmth and to keep out the damp. Intricate patterns were used which had an individual pattern for each fisherman and it is said that this was to enable identification, if a fisherman was lost at sea. Today, only a small number of women produce these jerseys and can be ordered at the community shop in Eriskay.

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What's Nearby

  1. Am Baile Beach

    The beach is a stunning white sandy beach and easily accessible from the village, near am…

    0.25 miles away
  2. Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

    0.55 miles away
  3. Beinn Scritheann is the tallest hill on Eriskay.

    0.57 miles away
  1. Whilst exploring Eriskay, you may come accross wild Eriskay ponies.

    0.6 miles away
  2. Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July…

    0.71 miles away
  3. Stations of the Cross Interesting climb, following these images.© Copyright Barbara Carr…

    0.98 miles away
  4. A range of Outer Hebrides fine arts and handmade crafts in South Uist available at Tigh…

    2.16 miles away
  5. At the very south of the Island, lies the Polachar Stone, looking out to sea.

    3.07 miles away
  6. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    3.48 miles away
  7. The Listening Place Scuplture, forms part of the Uist sculpture Trail

    3.7 miles away
  8. The machair runs parralell to the beach and a great place to walk.

    4.19 miles away
  9. Along the west coast of South UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beach and…

    4.77 miles away
  10. The chapel at Cille Bharra was perhaps founded as early as the 7th century AD, being…

    5.72 miles away
  11. A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

    5.85 miles away
  12. A well-preserved aisled wheelhouse was excavated in 1952 in the machair at Kilpheder…

    6.13 miles away
  13. Along the west coast of UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beaches.

    6.41 miles away
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