‘On behalf of Easdale Island Company Limited, I am pleased a resolution was found allowing the World Stone Skimming Championship to take place. The dispute was only ever about Eilean Eisdeal providing proof of insurance for staging the event , and a nominal payment that is intended to be put towards benefiting the whole community on Easdale Island.
‘The organising body Eilean Eisdeal, has finally produced a copy of their insurance policy to our solicitors on the 19 September 2012. In addition the amount of £1000 was paid, for the use of Company land for the Stone Skimming Championship, by a third party.
‘This payment will be used in consultation with the Easdale Island Residents and Property Owners Association to the benefit of all the islanders.
‘My family has been involved with Easdale Island for the last 25 years and we have always supported the residents in all their various events and projects while maintaining the unique natural environment and heritage of the island. We have worked with both Eilean Eisdeal Ltd and the Easdale Island Residents & Property Owners Association (EIRPOA).
‘Easdale Island Company Limited has attempted over the years to bring all the residents together and our intention has never been to fragment or bring tension to the islanders.
‘I am extremely grateful for the support of the vast majority of Easdale residents on the Stone Skimming issue and indeed all the support we received from the islanders over the years.
‘As a result of the above, perhaps it is time for a change in direction for the island and I am now prepared to consider reasonable offers for the island, including the land and slate assets of Easdale Island Company Limited.
‘All enquiries should be directed in writing, and in confidence to:
E Thornton & Co, 17 Lochside Street, Oban PA34 4HP
Note: Mr Feigenbaum’s company own Easdale Island.