Beautiful Scottish Island Up For Sale For Bargain Price, But It Has A Grisly Past

This beautiful, Scottish island is on the market for £325,000, a bargain considering that a two-bedroom flat in Edinburgh city centre would set you back the same amount.

Twenty-nine-acre Little Ross island offers a six bedroom, B-listed cottage with courtyard. The island is also home to a 19th-centruy lighthouse, which isn’t part of the deal.

Little Ross Island, off the coast of south west Scotland is up for sale with a price tag of £325K. See Centre Press story CPISLAND; A Scottish island which became famous for a high-profile murder case more than 50 years ago has been put on the market for just £325K. Little Ross Island, off the coast of south west Scotland, is up for grabs for around the same price as a two-bedroom flat in Edinburgh city centre. The 29-acre island is home to a 19th-century, fully automated lighthouse tower. Little Ross gained national media attention in August 1960 when two visitors discovered the body of interim keeper Hugh Clark. Robert Dickson, another relief keeper, was initially sentenced to hang for the murder, but his punishment was later changed to life imprisonment.

However, whoever is thinking of purchasing it would need to come to terms with the islands grisly past. The picturesque island hit headlines back in 1960 when two visitors found the body of interim lighthouse keeper Hugh Clark.

Robert Dickson, another lighthouse keeper, was charged with the murder and was initially sentenced to hang for the murder, but this was later reduced to life in prison.

David Corrie, senior associate at Castle Douglas property firm Galbraith said Little Ross, off the coast of Dumfries and Galloway, offered ‘fantastic development potential’.

He said: “Back in the 1900’s, the island was home to the head lighthouse keeper, underkeeper and their families, extending to 16 people, with a small dairy and piggery to provide subsistence for this family community.

“With a bit of TLC, the properties on the island could be turned into something truly stunning, with Little Ross Island once again being the perfect island retreat for future generations to enjoy.

“Private islands rarely come up for sale at an affordable price and particularly one with a habitable house and additional properties.

“Given the exciting prospect Little Ross Island presents, we expect a lot of interest from all over the UK as well as abroad.”

The island can only be accessed via boat, or helicopter, and is completely off-the-grid with its power coming from solar panels and a wind turbine.