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Saving Robinson Crusoe’s island

July 31 2010

Robinson Crusoe Island formerly Isla Mas a Tierra was where Fife sailor Alexander Selkirk survived in solitude for more than four years, inspiring Daniel Defoe to write his famous novel. Earlier this year the island was struck by a tsunami that swept away the island's only school. Now those near Selkirk's hometown of Lower Largo are being urged to contribute to the rebuilding effort.