The island of Eriskay ( schott Gael. Eirisgeigh [ eɾ ʲ iʃk ʲ ej ], from Old Norse. Eiriksey, dt " Erik's Island" ) is one of the Outer Hebrides in northern Scotland. It lies between South Uist and Barra and is through with South Uist, Eriskay Causeway opened in 2002, the combined a road embankment. In the same year a ferry route between Eriskay and Barra was opened. The new ferry to Eriskay and Ardmore in Barra between Ceann a'Gharaidh. The crossing takes around 40 minutes.
On the south east coast of the island with Acairseid Mhor the largest bay on the island. It extends 1.2 km into the island and forms a narrow isthmus, which the southern part of the island is almost separated.
There are on Eriskay a store, a community center and the Politician Lounge Bar The latter takes its name after the cargo ship SS Politician, which sank in 1941 in the Eriskay Sound, the strait between South Uist and Eriskay, and wrecked. The ship's cargo consisted of more than 24,000 cases of whiskey; most of it was never officially recovered. 1941 is now applicable for the inhabitants of the surrounding islands as "the best years of the Second World War ". In 1949 the story in the Ealing comedy was retold Enjoy life.
1942, the first paved road was completed on Eriskay. To their funding helped the German emigrant Werner Kissling, who created the first documentary film on the island.
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Michael stands on a hill overlooking the main town of Eriskay. It was built in 1903 by Allan MacDonald.