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Bound Skerry
OS grid reference HU702719
Coordinates 60°26′N 0°43′W / 60.43°N 0.72°W / 60.43; -0.72
Physical geography
Island group Out Skerries Shetland
Area 0.05 km²
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Shetland Islands
Population 0

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. The keepers lived on nearby Grunay.

The island was bombed twice in World War II by the German Luftwaffe, because it was suspected to harbour a munitions factory.

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