16′ 6″ Sgoth Niseach – Mairi Macleod

Mairi chose to build a half-size Sgoth Niseach.  Full size boats were just over 30′, the boat that Mairie built is 16′ 6″.  The translation of Sgoth Niseach is ‘Ness-type skiff’, Ness being the northernmost part of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides where the boats were used for fishing. ‘Runag’, Gaelic for ‘little sweetheart’, was planked in Alaskan yellow cedar on oak, the planks and ribs fastened with traditional rose head copper nails.