Gypsy point looking over to Little Ross Island with two lighthouses
|Location||Little Ross Island
Dumfries and Galloway
|Year first constructed||1843|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern attached to 1-storey keeper’s house|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, black lantern, ochre trim|
|Height||22 metres (72 ft)|
|Focal height||50 metres (160 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Characteristic||Fl W 5s.|
|Managing agent||Northern Lighthouse Board|
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.
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.
- List of lighthouses in Scotland
- List of Northern Lighthouse Board lighthouses
- List of outlying islands of Scotland
- Little Ross (Range Rear) The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 17 May 2016
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- http://www.kirkcudbright.com/dynamic.asp?ID=66 Kirkcudbright Community Website
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