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Sgoth Niseach

Sgoth Niseach

A Sgoth or Sgoth Niseach is a traditional type of clinker-built skiff with a dipping lug rig, a lateen style sail, built mainly in Ness, Isle of Lewis. The boats were used as traditional fishing boats, particularly for line fishing during the 19th century up until the early half of the 20th century. There are several still in active use and are owned and maintained by Western Isles community trusts. 

 

Title: Sgoth Niseach
Record Type: Stories, Reports and Traditions
Record Maintained By: CEN
Subject Id: 110266