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Sex crime Beatings, bullying and paedophile teachers At Boris Johnson’s former private school Ashdown House Sussex

Beatings, bullying and paedophile teachers are ‘a potion for private schoolkids of the British elite’ Edinburgh journalist and former Ashdown House pupil Alex Renton asks whether the dark underbelly of prep schooling fuels the conspiracy of silence around institutional abuse. By Annie Brown 06:00, 22 APR 2017 UPDATED16:05, 23 APR 2017 NEWS Renton in his

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Police Scotland confirmed 2 men arrested Historical Child Abuse at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh.

Image copyrightKIM TRAYNOR/GEOGRAPHImage captionThe offences are alleged to have been committed at the school in the 1960s Two men have been charged in connection with allegations of historical abuse at one of Scotland’s top independent schools. Police Scotland confirmed they have been carrying out inquiries into the claims at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. The

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Police launch probe into abuse at Nazereth House Cardonald children’s home

Officers have received 308 complaints about 194 people associated with institutions run by the Sisters of Nazareth over a 50-year period. Hilary Duncanson 16:05, 24 APR 2018 A Glasgow care home run by a Catholic order is to be investigated as part of an inquiry into alleged abuses. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry was told that officers have received

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Sexually abused during his time at Loretto School, Don Boyd returns to Edinburgh and launches a book incorporating his abuse

MIND, body and spirit. The ethos that one of Scotland’s most prestigious and oldest independent boarding schools was built on, a philosophy that moulded generations of highly educated young students. Twelve-year-old Don Boyd, smart in his Loretto Junior School uniform of blue serge shorts, open-necked shirt and long red stockings, was about to undergo a

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Bill Bain ex Teacher jailed for abusing boys at Keil School in Dumbarton

Bill Bain, who was head of electronics at £22,000-a-year Glenalmond College in Perthshire, was suspended immediately when the allegations emerged. The 62-year-old was accused by five boys of abusing them when he was a housemaster at the now-defunct Keil School in Dumbarton between 1989 and 1995. The pervert was finally caught last year when one

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Fettes Colledge Edinburgh top Scots school, its sexual sadist headmaster Anthony Chenevix-Trench

  The top Scots school, its sexual sadist headmaster… and a bid to ‘airbrush’ him from history Fettes Colledge Edinburgh top Scots school, its sexual sadist headmaster Anthony Chenevix-Trench PURGED: Fettes College has removed a plaque commemorating Anthony Chenevix-Trench, who ‘loved his fellow-men’ ONE of Scotland’s most famous private schools has pointedly distanced itself from

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Catholic boarding schools ‘prioritised monks and their reputations over children’s safety’, sexual abuse inquiry finds

Inquiry finds children as young as seven were sexually abused at Ampleforth, and 11 at Downside Two leading Catholic schools “prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children” who were sexually abused, a report has found. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) found that pupils at Ampleforth, in Yorkshire, and Downside, in Somerset, suffered

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