In 1970, on my first night at Dr Guthrie's Boys' School, the boy next to me in the shower block was completely whipped. His back, bottom and the backs of his legs were all black, blue, purple and yellow.
A few days after I arrived at Dr Guthrie's, a member of staff slapped my face so hard that the pain went down my body and out of my toes. In addition, my sheets were routinely ripped off and thrown around the dormitory while I slept.
I was sexually abused in the swimming pool on several occasions. I was filmed and photographed naked. I was filmed naked at Thorntonloch campsite. I was filmed naked at Moneynut Water campsite.
From being hit with a medicine ball. The staff member threw the medicine ball in my direction. When I raised my hand to protect my face from the ball, the force of the ball broke my hand.
At least five more broken hands
These injuries were caused by being hit on the knuckles with large Victorian keys. For nine months, one of my hands was always broken, making it impossible for me to eat properly.
Stabbed in the spine with a key
I have had back pain since I was a teenager. I have had severe pain throughout my adult life. In 2007 I had a CAT scan. The surgeon then showed me the x-ray. She showed me a hole in my spine where the nerve that controls my left arm occasionally falls in. My left arm and hand are currently semi-paralysed and the hole is the source of the discomfort I experience.
Whipped on the bare backside
I was held over the headmaster's desk and whipped across my bare bottom with a thick yellow Scottish tawse.
I was often punched, kicked, slapped, and head-slammed into another boy's head. I had blood and bruises all over my shins. My head was slammed into walls and I was forced to sniff undiluted ammonia from a bottle.
Dr Guthrie's Boys School in Edinburgh was hell on earth
Nobody has been arrested, and I am still awaiting an apology