Neil Gaiman spoken to by police over 11,000 mile lockdown journey to Skye

The American Gods and Good Omens author said he travelled to Scotland so he could “isolate easily” after he and his wife, singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer, agreed they “needed to give each other some space”. Only essential journeys are permitted under lockdown rules in Scotland, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stressing the message north of the border is “stay at home”. In response to some criticism online, Gaiman responded: “I’m currently a UK taxpayer and on the Scottish voting rolls.