We are survivors of Dr Guthrie's schools. We are seeking justice and closure because many of us experienced some of the most appalling abuse and mistreatment imaginable
Because of Scotland's rotten, corrupt justice system. I am under pressure to seek redress. My lawyers cannot bring a case against the institutions that abused me. Scottish law says that the institutions cannot get a fair trial because all the alleged abusers are supposedly dead. There is no mention of the fact that I first complained in 1988 and was ignored. It cannot be emphasised enough that I and other survivors have no right to justice.
We have never had any kind of justice under Scottish law. In Scotland, the authorities have protected the abusers and are currently protecting the institutions; they have disregarded survivors "in my case for 53 years" It's now 2023. Is it any wonder that the abusers are dead? Moreover, the three-year time-bar was only lifted in 2017. It makes me ashamed to be Scottish.
Remember that the majority of survivors have been ignored for a very long time. The new law prohibits institutions from being held liable after those responsible have died. If our own Holyrood Parliament allows such a law to pass without opposition or even criticism, we can only assume that they support it.
Children who have been abused within the walls of the school have cried so much that the building is drenched with horror