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Fort Augustus Abbey abuse claim police make arrest

Police investigation claims of sexual abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey have arrested an 80-year-old man. Picture: Peter Jolly

Police investigation claims of sexual abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey have arrested an 80-year-old man. Picture: Peter Jolly

An 80-year-old man has been charged in connection with allegations of historic sexual and physical abuse at a former Catholic boarding school.

The man, from the east Highlands of Scotland, has been charged after police inquiries into reports of abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey in the Highlands.

A report has been submitted to the Crown Office and procurator fiscal.

Fort Augustus is one of two Catholic boarding schools in Scotland being investigated over allegations of historic sexual abuse.

More than 20 people have come forward to say they were victims of physical and sexual abuse at Fort Augustus and Carlekemp, its feeder school in East Lothian, from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Both schools are now closed.

One of Scotland’s most senior Catholics, the Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert, apologised to former pupils during mass at Fort Augustus church last month.

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