Little Ross

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Little Ross is a small island with a lighthouse in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is next to Meikle Ross on the mainland, which is a headland, and there are two small rocks off it, Sugarloaf and Fox Craig.


The lighthouse was constructed in 1843 by Alan Stevenson, it is approximately 66 feet tall[1] and has been automated since 1961.[2]

1960 Murder[edit]

In August 1960 two relief lighthouse keepers were on duty 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.[3]


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  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  3. ^ Kirkcudbright Community Website

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Coordinates: 54°45′N 4°05′W / 54.750°N 4.083°W / 54.750; -4.083