Lower Largo the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk

Birth place of Alexander Selkirk

Alexander Selkirk was born in Lower Largo in 1676. He was a local man whose bad behaviour and antics resulted in his eventual abandonment on a desert island. Selkirk's story and experiences were the inspiration behind the character 'Robinson Crusoe' created by the famous author Daniel Defoe in his book entitled 'The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe'.   

READ ALL ABOUT ALEXANDER SELKIRK at Link below

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Selkirk

 

 

 

OTHER ITEM OF INTEREST

 You might find this article interesting in respect of the Christian Message in the story of Robinson Crusoe.

http://www.wordbasedcounseling.org/Articles/RobinsonCrusoe.htm 

 

 

  • Alexander Selkirk statue Lower Largo

  • A castaway left to consider his ways.

  • The Christian Message in the story see above..

Our Desert Island Disks

This story forms the basis of the BBC's 'Desert Island Discs'....so in the spirit of this we would like to share with you some of the desert island discs and luxuries our congregation would take with them on their island!

See Desert Island Discs