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Skigersta
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The road into Skigersta
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB543616
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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58°28′26″N 6°12′50″W / 58.474°N 6.214°W / 58.474; -6.214Coordinates: 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. There is a quay built in 1901 and a shingle beach. Skigersta was a location for fish curing in the 19th century with the ruins of the curing bothies still visible next to the river 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.

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.

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