In the 1830’s four families moved in to – Giljanes – to settle. Just one of the families remained. Jógvan Hansen from Sandavág lived out his days in what for a long time was the only house on – Giljanes -.
The house was long and had a barn in one end and a curing room in the other. They were taken down in the 1960’s and a new house built close by. Only the stairs in front of the old house still exist.
The settlers had a house for grain, a boathouse and a mill.
Øttisheyggjur ( Øttis-hill )
At – Giljanes – there is a hill that is believed to be a grave borough.
It is believed that – Øtti – is supposed to have owned Miðvág and Sandavág and chose to get buried where he could see both places.
We have a spoken account from a man that dug a drainage ditch close by. He said that he came upon human bones and artefacts that he believed to be from the viking-age.