The Statue of Robinson Crusoe
Lower Largo, Fife
These are a few photographs 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.
A fascinating tale and one well worth investigating. Both the fiction and the factual account are books well worth reading.
Pulling back to help you locate the statue over the top of the two doors.
It was paid for by David Gillies, a prominent local businessman and a distant descendant of Selkirk, in 1885.
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 the site of the cottage he was born in.
And from further back again to show the location in the village, to the east of the harbour area.
The house is highlighted to help guide you.