Lamba, Shetland

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Beacon at south-west of Lamba
Beacon at south-west of Lamba
Lamba is located in Shetland
Lamba shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU390816
Area and summit
Area 43 ha (0.17 sq mi)
Area rank 214[1]
Highest elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population 0
Island group Shetland
Local Authority Shetland Islands
Flag of Scotland.svg Lymphad3.svg
References [2][3][4]
Not to be confused with The Lamb (island), Firth of Forth.

Lamba is an uninhabited island in Yell Sound in Shetland. It lies 1.5 km (0.93 mi) north of the entrance to the Sullom Voe inlet. Rising 35 metres above sea level, it has an area of 43 hectares (0.17 sq mi). Its main features are a 27m high light marking the entrance to Sullom Voe,[5] and an adjacent communications mast.

There are similarly named places, Lamba in the Faroe Islands and Lambay in Ireland.

Coordinates: 60°31′00″N 1°17′26″W / 60.516581°N 1.290622°W / 60.516581; -1.290622


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map).
  5. ^ "Overview of The Lamb". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 4 October 2008.