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Little Ross island off D&G coast up for sale

Little Ross island is up for sale at offers over £325,000 Credit: Galbraith Group

An island off the southern coast of Dumfries and Galloway is now up for sale.

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 is currently 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.

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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