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Eriskay - The Place

The name Eirisgeidh is derived from the Norse for Eric's Isle. Many placenames on the Island and elsewhere on the Western Isles derive from Norse. This arises from the 400 years of Norse occupation (c800AD-c1200AD).

The area where the car ferry used to berth is called Haun - haven - also derived from Norse.

Eriskay Air Photographs

Eriskay is also referred to in Gaelic as Eilean na h-Oige, or Isle of Youth.