24 May 1999
Eigg landlord gets a right of reply

KEITH SCHELLENBERG, the former owner of the Isle of Eigg off the coast of Scotland, gets to reply to his critics in The Daily Telegraph.

The millionaire recently hit the headlines because of his defamation action against The Guardian.

He sued the newspaper for saying he was a “capricious, autocratic and insensitive landlord” but withdrew from the action last week after running up legal fees of about £600,000.

Mr Schellenbergs former tenants have since bought Eigg for themselves.