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Little Ross Island sold

Looking to Dumfries and Galloway from Little Ross Island Credit: ITV Border

An island off the southern coast of Dumfries and Galloway has been sold.

The 29-acre-long island called Little Ross is home to the lighthouse designed and built by Alan Stevenson, which was first lit on 1 January 1843.

Little Ross was listed as for sale at offers over £325,000, and includes a six-bedroom lighthouse keeper's cottage, although in need of refurbishment. It also includes three B-listed ruinous barns.

Today it was revealed that the island had new owners after a sale was agreed, but it is not yet been revealed who they are,

The island is famed for the murder of one of its relief lighthouse keepers in August 1960. After the murder, in 1961, the lighthouse became automatic.

The new owners will have to find their own way to the property, using a private boat or helicopter. The lighthouse is not included in the sale.

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