This local newspaper's coverage of Kanye West's Isle of Skye visit is hilarious


You probably already know Kanye West visited the Isle of Skye to shoot a video for Waves earlier this week.

And that the country hotel he stayed at said he was the "perfect guest".

Because the visit hit the national headlines earlier this week, local weekly newspaper the West Highland Free Press decided to give the story a tongue-in-cheek spin.

The three-paragraph story at the bottom of page 16 was titled 'American man visits Skye...' and said "An American man spent time on Skye this week."

It went on to say: "Mr West is well known for his hip hop, his outspoken opinions and his marriage to a woman who gained notoriety for a sex tape".

Journalist Keith MacKenzie, who wrote the short piece, said: "Basically it's one of those stories that had been everywhere. It isn't the sort of thing we cover - we don't cover celebrities. It was just a little tongue-in-cheek. We wouldn't have been informing anybody and didn't think it was a big deal."

Paul Wood, managing director of the left-wing newspaper, which is the UK's only employee-owned paper, added on Twitter: "I guarantee @WHFP1 readers when a Kanye visit to Skye fixes broadband, phone signals, potholes and a direct air link, we'll be all over it."