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Sanda Island (aka Spoon Island) is privately owned and one of the Firth of Clyde Islands (Argyll and Bute, Scotland). The island is located near Kintyre peninsula's southern tip, and has population 1 person.
By size, the list of main (largest) Firth of Clyde Islands is as follows: Arran (432 km2), Bute (122 km2), Great Cumbrae (11,7 km2), Holy Isle (2,5 km2), Little Cumbrae (3 km2), Sanda (1,3 km2), Ailsa Craig (1 km2). Firth of Clyde Islands are Scotland's 5th largest island group - after the Hebrides (Inner and Outer), Orkneys and Shetlands. Administratively, they are part of Argyll and Bute.
In 2009, Sanda Island was purchased from its previous owners (a divorsed couple) for the price of GBP 2,5 million. The isle's new owner is Michi Meier (Swiss businessman) who currently lives in the lighthouse.
Sanda Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Sanda Island anchor in a bay near the Lighthouse (located on the southern coast).
The lighthouse was built in 1850. In 2003, here was opened the Byron Darnton pub.