Old Photograph Little Ross Island Scotland


Old photograph of Little Ross Island and lighthouse in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The lighthouse was constructed in 1843 by Alan Stevenson, it is approximately 66 feet tall and has been automated since 1961. In August 1960 two relief lighthouse keepers were on duty during the holiday of the principal keeper. The secretary of the local RNLI arrived on the island with his son for lunch and a walk and discovered the body of one of the keepers, Hugh Clark. After a nationwide hunt the other relief keeper, Robert Dickson was arrested and found guilty of murder for which he was sentenced to hang.



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