The Lamb (island)

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Not to be confused with Lamba (island) or Lamb Island (Moreton Bay).
For the 2009 film, see Lamb Island (film).
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The Lamb

The Lamb, sometimes called Lamb Island or just Lamb, is a small (approx. 100m long x 50m wide), uninhabited island between the islands of Fidra and Craigleith in the Firth of Forth, off the southeast coast of Scotland.[1] 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.

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.

Ownership[edit]

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[edit]

  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. 

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Coordinates: 56°04′08″N 2°44′53″W / 56.069°N 2.748°W / 56.069; -2.748