It is not known how long Skillinge has been a fishing village, but probably since the Migration Period 400-800 AD. The name Skiellinge may derive from the form Skedhlinge, where sked(e), with the meaning of border, may refer to the community's boundary in the east and west by two streams.

The fishing village is alive all year round, with plenty to offer: restaurants, ship's stores, supermarket, nursery school, retirement home, B&B, Skillinge theatre and Sparrisgården - this is just a selection. Marina, the sea and magnificent nature within walking distance. Chalk-white sandy beaches within cycling distance.

Skillinge is a fishing village where much still revolves around the harbour. There is a shipyard, harbour pub, boat club and maritime museum (read more about the museum here). The buildings in Skillinge are reminiscent of the proud seafaring of the past, with large captain's houses, but also small houses in narrow straits, apartment blocks and a number of newer villas in the south-west. Near the harbour is the newly built Jeppas äng with exciting architecture.

Many artists live in Skillinge and the surrounding area, which attracts large numbers of visitors to the community, not least at Easter time. Bus connections to Simrishamn, Ystad and Hammenhög is located in Skillinge. The distance to Simrishamn is around one kilometre.

And you: You say you live on Skillinge, on Brantevik, on Kivik, etc. This is because fishing camps were originally temporary camps. People would set up camp, live in the camp, then move on when the fishing season was over. This expression has survived for centuries.

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