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Little Ross

A small island on the Solway coast of Dumfries and Galloway, Little Ross lies at the west side of the mouth of Kirkcudbright Bay. Extending to 11.7 ha (29 acres), the island has a lighthouse, dating from 1843, together with associated keeper's cottages, now in private hands, and a six-bedroom house in the north of the island, a slipway and a further three ruined cottages.

The island hit the headlines in 1960 when the body of Hugh Clark, a relief lighthouse keeper, was found on the island by a visitor. He had been killed by his colleague, Robert Dickson, who was subsequently arrested, tried and found guilty of murder.

In 2017, Little Ross was placed on the market for £325,000, although not including the the lighthouse, which remains the property of the Northern Lighthouse Board.


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