Shop owner who sells gollys said complaint is a ‘fuss over nothing’

The sale of a golliwog style doll at Beachy Head Countryside Centre led to a complaint from a tourist but since the story ran in the Herald last week residents have got in touch to say they see no problem with it being on sale.

The dolls, which some find offensive because they deem them racist, are characterised by black skin, eyes rimmed in white and frizzy hair.

Ian Donald, who sells the gollys at his shop Gifts at The Pier, said he couldn’t see any difference between a golly and a white rag doll and that they sold 144 of them a year, and also sold golly key rings and pictures.