Bound Skerry

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Bound Skerry
Bound Skerry is located in Scotland
Bound Skerry
Bound Skerry
Bound Skerry shown within Scotland
OS grid reference HU702719
Physical geography
Island group Out Skerries Shetland
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Shetland Islands
Population 0
References [1][2]

Bound Skerry is part of the Out Skerries group in the Shetland Islands. As well as being the most easterly island of that group, it is also the easternmost point of Scotland.

It has a lighthouse on it, which was built in 1857 at a cost of £21,000. Robert Louis Stevenson's family were lighthouse builders, and his signature can be seen in its guestbook.[1] The keepers lived on nearby Grunay.

The island was bombed twice in WWII by the Germans, who thought it was a munitions factory.[1]

An aerial view of Grunay with Bound Skerry in background


  1. ^ a b c Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. [dead link]

Coordinates: 60°25′29″N 0°43′37″W / 60.42485°N 0.72686°W / 60.42485; -0.72686