Scottish Writer in Legal Battle to Save Name

April 1, 2008

An up-coming Scottish writer was handed a legal citation for libel yesterday, for using a friend’s name in a short story without permission.

Edinburgh-based Colin Galbraith, the author of several works of poetry and fiction, is being taken to court by his friend Craig Cameron, for using his name in a story entitled Blackpool Tower, in an anthology called, Tales from the Seaside, which aimed to celebrate the British fascination with the culture of seaside resorts through the medium of poetry and prose.

In the story, Cameron is portrayed as being “overly plump, with a penis so small one could easily mistake it for a leech that has attached itself to his genitals.”

Cameron said of his author friend: “We’ve been friends for over 20 years, but this is just not on. I’m not the biggest chap in the world – you know, down there – but I do like to think of myself as a bit of a lady pleaser. This will just ruin me. How can I ever show my face in Rosco’s Nightclub ever again?”

While Mr. Cameron’s comments may sound somewhat comical, the author of the piece failed to see the funny side. If found guilty of the offence, Galbraith could face a fine of up to £10,000 as well as a possible six months in prison.

Since the citation was issued, the publishers of the anthology, Smashing Press, have ordered the removal of all copies from bookshelves around the country, as well as those for sale on the Internet, until the matter has been resolved.

When asked to comment, Galbraith said: “If the matter gets to court there’s only one way to prove my innocence – I’ll ask him to get his dick out. Then the laugh will be on him.

“Cameron has a wee willy, it’s as simple as that. There’s no two ways about it.”

~ Colin Galbraith ~



  1. Nice April fool, Col.

  2. Yup! I saw that coming. Try again next year bud!


  3. I will wring your neck !!

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