The Lamb (island)

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The Lamb
View from Yellowcraigs
View from Yellowcraigs
Location
The Lamb is located in East Lothian
The Lamb
The Lamb
The island shown within East Lothian
OS grid reference NT535865
Coordinates 56°04′08″N 2°44′53″W / 56.069°N 2.748°W / 56.069; -2.748Coordinates: 56°04′08″N 2°44′53″W / 56.069°N 2.748°W / 56.069; -2.748
Physical geography
Island group Islands of the Forth
Administration
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area East Lothian
Demographics
Population 0
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The Lamb, sometimes called Lamb Island or just Lamb, is a small (approx. 100 m (330 ft) long x 50 m (160 ft) wide), uninhabited island between the islands of Fidra and Craigleith in the Firth of Forth, off the southeast coast of Scotland.[1] The Lamb is flanked by two "sheep dogs" – North and South Dog Islands[1] – which are basically small skerries. Like the other islands off North Berwick, the Lamb is a result of ancient volcanic activity, millions of years ago.

Access

The Lamb can be reached by boat from North Berwick, although there are no landing facilities and little to attract visitors when compared to Fidra and the Bass Rock.

Ownership

The Lamb, along with North and South Dog Islands, was previously owned by the Brazilian Camilo Agasim-Pereira, Baron of Dirleton and Fulwood.[1] On 11 February 2009, the island was bought by Uri Geller, who believes that it is a hiding place for ancient Egyptian treasure,[2] for £30,000.[3][4]

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c "Overview of Lamb". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Uri Geller to hunt for treasure in Forth". BBC News. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Spoon-bender buys Scottish island". BBC News. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  4. ^ Shân Ross (12 February 2009). "Mystical force stirs spoon-bender Geller to splash out on 'pyramid of the Forth'". The Scotsman. Retrieved 14 February 2009.

External links

Media related to The Lamb (island) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Illustrated report of a visit to the island
  • Report of overnight stay on the island


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