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Get off my land blasts Mr Skibo.

Byline: MEG MILNE

SKIBO Castle owner Peter de Savary says he could be forced to close if ramblers start roaming his grounds.

He warns they will scare off rich and famous guests such as Madonna, who held her wedding there.

He has written to the Scottish Executive asking them to make his exclusive hotel exempt from new laws guaranteeing the right to ramble.

He's even dropped in names of celebrity guests like Michael Douglas and Jack Nicholson to support his case.

But ramblers say they already have the right to ramble on his Highland estate - and the new laws simply secure that right.

Under the Land Reform Bill, ramblers will have free access to the Scottish countryside - including Skibo Castle Estate, home of De Savary's exclusive Carnegie Club.

But he says if the Executive forces him to comply, the club will lose its all-important seclusion. His members - who can pay pounds 700 a night - could be put off and "our very existence would be threatened".

And that would be a disaster for the local economy, he added.

The estate, near Dornoch in Sutherland, contributes more that pounds 4million a year to the area and employs 80 full-time staff and 120 in the busy season.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 15, 2001
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