German journalist slams ‘Hitler moustache’ Scots

A German who has lived in the Highlands for 36 years claims locals once put on Hitler moustaches and marched past him in a pub.

Veteran journalist Reiner Luyken made the allegation about Achiltibuie in a respected German newspaper with a readership of two million.

The 63-year-old also alleged that villagers dislike foreigners and that his home has been dubbed the “Scheisse House”.

Mr Luyken, a correspondent for respected German weekly Die Zeit, said some villagers use “racist methods to suppress dissent”.

His claims have caused massive offence in the Wester Ross community of 300, with one local hitting back: “This place is no more racist than it is flying in the air.”

Mr Luyken, who has reported from trouble spots including Iraq, recently wrote articles for Die Zeit that were much closer to home.

His pieces about life in Achiltibuie were entitled “No tea for the English” and “You are not welcome, foreigner”…

(Photo: A general view of Achiltibuie, in Wester Ross. Picture: Google Maps)

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