Owner of private island who organised kids’ activities charged with child sex offences

Torquil Johnson-Ferguson owns the island of Lunga and has been charged with ‘lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour’

Remote: The island of Lunga

The owner of a Scottish island who organised summer activities for youngsters has been charged with child sex offences, reports the Sunday People.
Torquil Johnson-Ferguson, 65, quit as manager of the Rua Fiola outdoor pursuits centre for children on the island of Lunga in the Inner Hebrides late last year.
Police Scotland confirmed that a 65-year-old man had appeared at Oban sheriff’s court on December 11 charged with lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.
Records from Companies House show that just days before his court date, Johnson-Ferguson resigned as a director of Wild Island Exploration Limited, which runs the centre on tiny Lunga off Scotland’s West Coast.
The Crown Prosecutors Office in Scotland, said the man concerned “was bailed and the case continued for further examination.”
A spokesman said details of the alleged offences “will be available when the case progresses.” Johnson-Ferguson took over running the island in the late 1980s.
“Along with his wife Margaret and other family, they organise trips from the mainland in summer.
Children from the age of nine attend residential schools on the island at costs of up to £830. It is not clear the charges faced by Johnson-Ferguson relate to any child at the pursuits centre.

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