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Complainant Name:
Mrs Chrissie M Burr

Clauses Noted: 1, 2, 3

Publication: Stornoway Gazette


Mrs Chrissie M Burr of Stornoway complained that an article which claimed that she had been appointed as a consultant to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar was inaccurate and that she had been denied an opportunity to reply. The complainant also claimed that the article had intruded into her private life.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement:

'Further to our article of 8 May headlined Consultant Position Unease, we would like to make clear that Mrs Chrissie Burr had not been appointed as a consultant to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. We also reported speculation that a new Head of Services position had been created specifically for Mrs Burr, a claim which remains unsubstantiated. Mrs Burr was not contacted prior to the publication of the article and we apologise for any distress caused.

Report: 77

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