The Statue of Robinson Crusoe (Alexander Selkirk)
Lower Largo, Fife

The Statute of Robinson Crusoe (Alexander Selkirk) in Lower Largo. Fife

These are a few photos of the statue of Robinson Crusoe (a fictional character) as written about by Daniel Defoe.

The story is based on the life of Alexander Selkirk of Lower Largo in Fife who was born here and was NOT a fictional character - but he did spend many years alone on an island off the coast of South America.

It's a fascinating tale and one well worth investigating. And a book well worth reading.


The Statute of Robinson Crusoe  - (Alexander Selkirk) in Lower Largo. Fife

Much closer in to show the statue over the top of the two doors.

It was paid for by David Gillies, a prominent local businessman and descendant of Selkirk, in 1885.


The Statute of Robinson Crusoe  - (Alexander Selkirk) in Lower Largo. Fife

And from further back to show the location in the village, to the east of the harbour area.


The Statute of Robinson Crusoe  - (Alexander Selkirk) in Lower Largo. Fife

The house is highlighted to help guide you. It's in Main Street, Lower Largo, KY8 6BJ


The Statute of Robinson Crusoe  - (Alexander Selkirk) in Lower Largo. Fife

Looking up from street level. He seems to have been armed to the teeth.

The plaque tells some of the story and points out that the present building is on the site of the cottage he was born in.






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