Fidra, East Lothian, Lothian


Fidra is one of a quartet of small volcanic rocks projecting from the Firth of Forth off the Lothian coast; the others are Lamb, Craigleith and Bass Rock. Together they contribute to the sense, when in the Lothians, of being close to country, sea and city. An extraordinary amount of activity has centred on this dot in the Forth through the ages: medieval remnants have been excavated from a cave, there are remains of a castle, and the reef which connects Fidra to the mainland has traces of a church. Nowadays it is the preserve of colonies of terns, and the naturalists who come to study their behaviour.

Fidra is a hidden gem that is worth a visit on your tours of Scotland, contact Ireland & Scotland Luxury Tours now to organise your visit.