Nine reported over abuse at Catholic boarding school

Fort Augustus. Picture: WikiCommons/Colin Wilson
Fort Augustus. Picture: WikiCommons/Colin Wilson
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NINE men have been reported to prosecutors in connection with historical abuse at a former Catholic boarding school.

Police have now concluded their investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey in the Highlands.

The men are alleged to have been involved in incidents dating from September 1967 to December 1992.

In a statement, the Crown Office said: “The procurator fiscal at Inverness has received reports concerning nine men in relation to incidents alleged to have occurred between September 1967 and December 1992.

“The reports remain under consideration.”

The school was run by Benedictine monks but closed down in the 1990s.

Police began their investigations in 2013 following a report from a former pupil and further allegations which were made in a BBC documentary.

The programme contained allegations against seven monks. Two headmasters were also accused of covering-up the abuse.

The documentary heard accounts from former pupils at Fort Augustus and its its East Lothian prep school, Carlekemp.

The accounts included allegations of physical violence and sexual assault.