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 referenceNT535865
Coordinates56°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 groupIslands of the Forth
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaEast Lothian
Demographics
Population0
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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[edit]

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[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.

External links[edit]

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