This website is informing the public in Scotland and the rest of the world that the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is nothing more than a total cover-up and whitewash. Some survivors are being treated like second-class citizens by this inquiry. They also know that the average life expectancy of a child who has been in care is only 63. However, private fee-paying schools were investigated by the abuse inquiry in 2021. Private school pupils tend to live into their mid to late 80s, as they must be aware.
I have nothing against private fee-paying abusive institutions being investigated. I was in favour of investigating these places in a questionnaire I completed years ago, and I am in favour of investigating these places today. But in any genuine, honest inquiry, people with an average life expectancy of only 63 years would expect the institutions that abused them to be investigated first, not at the very end, as is the case with this Scottish Abuse Inquiry. It is because it is so clear that children who have spent time in care have a relatively short life expectancy that I raise this unethical situation.
At the time of writing, 28th October 2023, they have still not investigated Dr Guthrie's Schools. They are deliberately ignoring victims of serious abuse in order to delay action against the institutions we have complained about. They want most of us to die before they deal with institutions like Dr Guthrie's Schools.
If you are a former Guthrie boy or family of a former Guthrie boy and would like to leave a comment on this page, please don't hesitate to contact me using the links at the bottom of the home page
Anonymous comment 1
I was also an inmate at Dr Guthrie's Boys' School and I can assure you all that it was bad. I broke my right hand playing bulldog there and they told me it was just a bruise, which wasn't true because when I was 18 I had to have the nerves removed from my ring finger and little finger.
At 67 I still have a black spot on my forehead where a teacher stabbed me with a pencil. I had a teacher who tried to molest me sexually so I kicked him and ran away and was caught by the police and taken back there and called a liar and made to drop my trousers and pants and then beaten with a leather strap.
There is so much more to tell, like my father visited me and I had a blinding headache so I was taken to the matron who put me in the infirmary and later that day I was forced to have sex with her and in the evening with her assistant.
I was placed there for so-called care and protection, but it was the staff we needed protection from and the reason I was placed there was because of family problems, so I ran away from home and the children's panel decided that I should be placed there. As I understand it, Dr Guthries was an approved school, much like a junior prison for bad boys, but why would I have been placed there for running away from home?
Anonymous comment 2
For a so-called Christian institution, they certainly didn't show me any Christian love.
Christmas Eve 1971. I was the only boy left in the school. I was waiting to be transferred to a remand home. Everyone had left, except me. I was watching choirboys on television, then cartoons came on. The headmaster came and asked me what I was doing, "I told him I was watching cartoons".
He turned off the TV and told me to find a brush and sweep the square.
Here I am, 13 years old, all alone, sweeping the square. Christmas Eve, stars in the sky, all the lights on in the building. Sweeping the square at 6.00pm on Christmas Eve.
There was a photograph of Baldy on the Internet, taken around 1978. He's in a dormitory. He's smiling!
It was the first time I had ever seen him smile.
He was a cruel, sadistic bastard.
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