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.

What's Nearby

  1. St Michaels Catholic Church
    0.16 miles away
  2. Am Baile Beach

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

    0.25 miles away
  3. Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using…

    0.26 miles away

  1. Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Peter and…

    0.29 miles away
  2. This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winters in…

    0.54 miles away
  3. Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

    0.55 miles away
  4. Prince Charles Edward Stuart's first landfall in Scotland was on the Island of Eriskay on…

    0.56 miles away
  5. Beinn Scritheann is the tallest hill on Eriskay.

    0.57 miles away
  6. This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

    0.59 miles away
  7. Whilst exploring Eriskay, you may come accross wild Eriskay ponies.

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

    0.71 miles away

  9. Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny,…

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

    0.98 miles away
  11. Common Seals can be found in small numbers and usually present themselves on the rocks.

    1.18 miles away
  12. Kilbride House was home of Alasdair MacDonald of Boisdale. The house is no longer…

    2.36 miles away
  13. Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

    3.04 miles away
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