Ex-laird drops libel action
THE former owner of the tiny Scottish island of Eigg has abandoned his libel action against two newspapers at a cost of around £750,000.
Englishman Keith Schellenberg, who owned Eigg for 20 years, had claimed that an article in The Guardian in July 1996 depicted him as a “playboy”.
He was also suing The Sunday Times.
- Ex-Laird of Eigg sues Guardian, FWi, 11 May, 1999
- The Guardian 20/05/99 page 1, page 6
- The Daily Telegraph 20/05/99 page 2 (News Bulletin)
- The Herald 20/05/99 page 1, page 4