Human bones from 1577 atrocity recovered from MASSACRE CAVE on EIGG


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More than 50 human bones found in an island cave have been identified as belonging to the victims of one of Scotland’s most horrific atrocities.

Massacre Cave, on the Isle of Eigg, is a popular destination for visitors to the Hebridean island.

Last October tourists discovered 53 bones and informed police, who in turn contacted Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Archaeologists have now dated the bones to the time of the infamous massacre of hundreds of islanders.

The cave, on Eigg’s south coast, gets its name from the story of a party of MacLeods who visited the isle in 1577 and allegedly made unwanted advances towards the local MacDonald girls. As a result, the men of Eigg rounded up the MacLeods, castrating some and dispatching them off the island in an open boat.

The youths were eventually rescued by some fellow clansmen but they vowed to return and take their revenge. The following spring the MacDonalds saw a large flotilla of MacLeod boats, with several hundred men under the command of Alasdair Crotach and his son William, approaching from Skye.

All the island residents fled to the cave of Francis — Uamh Fhraing — and despite the entrance to the cave being low and covered in undergrowth the entire population managed to crawl inside to a larger cavern where they hid.

The MacLeods searched the island for two days with no success and, frustrated, they decided to return to Skye. As they set sail, one of the MacDonalds left the cave, climbed to the top of the hill to see if the coast was clear, but was spotted. Making his way back to the cave he left footsteps in the snow, which enabled the MacLeods to find the islanders’ hiding place.

They piled thatch and roof timbers at the cave entrance and set fire to it, damping the flames so that the cave filled with smoke. About 390 people died, and only one family managed to escape to tell the tale.

The MacDonalds took their revenge one year after the massacre when they landed on Skye, barred up the entrance to a local church, set it alight and killed all but one MacLeod inside.

Almost 250 years later the author Sir Walter Scott visited the cave and found human bones, which were supposed to have been collected together and interred. In 1979 a boy on holiday visited the cave and found a human skull, but the recent find of 53 bones has baffled islanders.

Kirsty Owen, senior archaeology manager at HES, said the bones were dated to between 1430 and 1620. “This would of course tie in with the cave being used as the resting place of most of the population of Eigg following the massacre of 1577,” she said.

“There are likely to be more bones in the cave, but we are treating it like a war grave and will not proactively look for them. We are in discussion with the local community about reburial, which we would expect in six to eight months time.” http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cave-yields-bones-of-islanders-massacred-in-clan-feud-302dbpdlk


Hebridean anarchy; massacre on Eigg

  1. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/islands/caves-eigg.shtml
  2. The Calum Maclean Project: The Eigg Massacre of 1577
  3. http://www.scotclans.com/massacre-cave-the-macdonalds-of-clanranald-and-the-macleods/

Scottish clan history: the gruesome tale of Massacre Cave  Scotsman 16 Mar 2016 

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/place/Uamh_Fhraing_in_Highland_258611_894611.htm

 

 

Death of Godfather Arthur Thompson’s son Billy marks end of #Scotland’s feared crime clan

Billy Thompson was found dead last week

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THE youngest son of gangland boss Arthur ‘Godfather’ Thompson was found dead last week — marking the end of an era for Scotland’s most feared crime clan.

Billy Thompson, 50, was his father’s last male heir but had battled drug addiction for decades. Sources claimed he was unable to live up to the family name.

His death comes as Glasgow is gripped by a new wave of shootings and attacks as the latest generation of hoods battle for control of gangland Scotland.

Here Scottish crime writer DAVID LESLIE examines a changing of the guard which has thrown the once self-regulated underworld into chaos.


ON a chilly August night in 1991, a young man lay dying on a bloodsoaked bed in a Glasgow hospital and an empire began to crumble.

Next morning, a police officer, wiping away tears as he left the home of the grieving family, whispered to a waiting colleague: “That’s it, over, finished.”

His fellow constable understood. And so did the man to whom he had just paid his respects.

Because Arthur ‘The Godfather’ Thompson knew the shooting a few hours earlier of his eldest son Arty meant the beginning of the end of a dynasty built on fear, terror and ruthlessness.

As much as he loved younger son Billy, he knew he lacked steel and guile. Vultures in the drugs trade swooped on Billy, feeding and fleecing a pathetic victim who discovered the Thompson name was no suit of armour.

At an increasing pace, Billy lost his sense and money, leaving him so broke he couldn’t even afford a bus fare back to the safety of his mother.

Now with his death at 50, the final nail has been hammered in the coffins of the last of the great Scottish underworld families. Since the deaths of Thompson and his old rival Tam ‘The Licensee’ McGraw, the lack of a dominating crime lord has thrown the once self-regulated underworld into chaos with tit-for-tat shootings and slashings taking on the appearance of a television soap.

The consequence of this has been criminal small-fry running amok with guns and a situation that would never have been contemplated in the days of the Godfathers.

Days ago Robert Daniel, nephew of family boss Jamie who died after a long fight against cancer, was shot outside his home.

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He was also close friends with Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll, a sadistic enforcer who was murdered in 2010, and Francis ‘Fraggle’ Green, Jamie Daniel’s son and one of the current leaders of the Daniel gang.

Hours earlier Daniel associate Ross Sherlock, 34, was reportedly attacked with a makeshift weapon at Low Moss nick, near Glasgow.

A former McGraw associate, who in his younger days worked for the Thompson family, said: “That pair would never have allowed this.

“The rule was that children, women and non combatants were not to be touched. An attempt to shoot Arthur was called off because his daughter happened to be around.

“The self policing of the underworld ended the day McGraw died. Others had been flexing their muscles until then, but were too scared to let rip. Once he’d gone the gloves were off.

Arthur once gave one of his people a real beating just because he didn’t stand up when Rita came into the room; imagine what he’d have done to punks waving guns outside nursery schools.”

There was always going to be a changing of the guard but none could have predicted the chaos it would lead to.

McGraw was seen as the natural successor to take Thompson’s crown until his death in 2007.

Along the way others had been briefly looked on as possible pretenders to the underworld throne once McGraw was gone.

Glasgow’s East End McGovern family was well connected and powerful until a personal vendetta robbed them of their mastermind Tony at 35 when he was shot dead outside a bar in Balornock in 2000. Flashy Stewart ‘Specky’ Boyd drew too much attention to himself by ordering at least nine murders in the west and north of the city and through reneging on drug deals.

He was killed along with five innocents in a high speed car smash in Spain in 2003; a crash that many still believe was engineered.

Paul Ferris, cleared of the murder of Arty Thompson, was widely looked on as the obvious candidate. Ferris insisted he had no desire for it and, following his release from prison over a gun-running conviction, retired to live quietly.

In the meantime, two rival families from the north of Glasgow began a bloody battle for control. Members of the Daniel crime faction attempted to inflict a crushing blow to the strength of the rival Lyons family in December 2006 when two heavily armed men burst into a garage in Balmore Road, Glasgow.

Bullets flew, killing Michael Lyons and badly injuring Steven Lyons and Robert ‘Piggy’ Pickett.

Police later arrested Daniel associates James McDonald and Raymond Anderson having bugged the latter’s car and overheard incriminating conversations. Both were convicted of the shootings and jailed for 35 years, with sentences later reduced on appeal.

The bungled attack demonstrated that power no longer lay with criminal gangs, but with sophisticated police surveillance methods.

The introduction in 2000 of legislation – the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act — allowed the secretive bugging by police of the homes, properties and even vehicles of suspected wrongdoers.

It was known as intrusive surveillance and McGraw was among the first to warn others of its potentially devastating consequences. Few listened and as a consequence ended in prison.

While suspects were on holiday, on a night out with their wives or simply asleep, police posing as workmen slyly planted devices and sat back to listen.

A shocked architect measuring the home of Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll for a planned extension had to tell the drugs dealer, ‘I think you’ve been bugged’ and produced a tiny device from an upper room.

Carroll, 29, was shot dead in a supermarket car park in 2010.

Now major criminals fearing they are under secretive monitoring increasingly rely on underlings to take risks that formerly would have been personally dealt with by men such as Thompson and McGraw.

Thompson and McGraw both watched potential protégés drown in money and drugs, their thinking and behaviour warped by cocaine and heroin.

The two elder underworld statesmen were powerless to halt the younger element rushing into the arms of police through attracting obvious interest from the law by flaunting their sudden wealth.

Both men had served their criminal apprenticeships as small time crooks before experience and sheer guts placed them in the big league.

Thompson gave up his pubs and clubs for lucrative loan sharking — literally crucifying those who let him down — protection rackets and then went legitimate investing in the entertainment business. The only sign of his wealth was a second hand Jaguar car.

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Gangsters like executed Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll, Ross Sherlock, Raymond Anderson and Jamie Daniel have appeared

But it was for a single revengeful act that Thompson is remembered.

He blamed Ferris and associate Bobby Glover for killing his son. Ferris was on remand in prison, but the night before Arty’s funeral local hitman William ‘Billy’ Manson shot dead Glover and pal Joe ‘Bananas’ Hanlon, then waited for Arthur to arrive and put a second bullet into each body.

McGraw, one time leader of the Barlanark Team, a gang of roving robbers, legitimately made money through Glasgow pub El Paso.

He invested into a taxi business before masterminding an even more lucrative venture smuggling drugs hidden in coaches under cover of giving deprived youngsters free holidays abroad.

Despite his millions he was rarely seen in other than a faded blue denim coat — admittedly with a Kevlar bulletproof lining.

Thompson and McGraw knew the value of both keeping in step with and ahead of the law.

The former played host at his home to a handful of trusted police officers and exchanged information with MI5; McGraw too had friends in uniform, mainly traffic wardens who passed on gossip.

A former police officer who knew both said: “The days when one man ruled Glasgow are gone because the crime families that remain, Daniel and Lyons in particular, and their followers, spend most of the time shooting each other or helping the police know what they’re up to by telling tales on social media.

“There are more than 1,000 guys in Barlinnie prison and at least 100 of those have connections to these families; yet for all their numbers they get weaker not stronger.

“A handful of Arthur Thompsons would have put them both out of business in a week.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/3125546/death-of-godfather-arthur-thompsons-son-billy-marks-end-of-scotlands-feared-crime-clan/


Dozens of mourners turn out for funeral of gangster godfather Arthur Thompson’s son

Mourners have paid tribute to the son of gangster godfather Arthur Thompson at a memorial service in Glasgow.

50-year-old Billy Thompson, who battled heroin addiction, passed away on March 4 and became the third of four siblings from the notorious crime family to meet a tragic end.

Dozens of people turned out for Billy Thompson’s funeral at Riddrie Cemetery in Glasgow’s east end, with mourners paying their respects as they lay down wreaths and messages.

It is understood a Church of Scotland minister conducted the brief 10-minute graveside service.

Billy’s older brother Arthur “Fat Boy” junior was shot dead in 1991 outside his dad’s Provanmill Road home, The Ponderosa.

His sister Margaret, 26, died from a drug overdose in 1989. He is now survived by sister Tracey Thompson, 51, the last remaining child. It is understood his death was the result of his drug addiction.

Arthur senior was one of Glasgow’s most feared gangsters with links to the Krays in London and was reputed to have made a vast fortune from protection rackets.

He ruled with an iron fist for almost 30 years in Scotland and survived a number of murder bids, including a car bombing.

He died at the age of 62 from a heart attack at home in 1993.

Following Billy’s death, a spokesperson for the Crown Office said: “The Procurator Fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a 50 year-old man in Glasgow on March 4. “The investigation into the death, under the direction of Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU), is ongoing and the family will be kept updated in relation to any significant developments.”  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/dozens-mourners-turn-out-funeral-10041041

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Growing 2gether: Teens & Toddlers in the Highlands

growing2gether http://archive.li/xkfqK

It’s Teens & Toddlers just by another name! & they have roll it out as of January 2017.

IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS?!  wtf?

http://www.ecologia.org.uk/projects/growing2gether/growing2gether-what-we-do/  http://archive.li/r6Wnh

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Diane Whitmore!! from Teens & Toddlers & Findhorn Foundation! Lady Di Witless has her fingers in A LOT of pies..

  1. Patron, Wyse International
  2. CEO of Children our Ultimate Investment UK (COUI)
  3. Founder, President and Co-chair of the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust
  4. Founder children our ultimate investment
  5. On the trustee board of Findhorn Foundation
  6. Chief Exec & a founding Director of Teens & Todds
  7. British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited Supervisor
  8. Accredited member of UK Council for Psychotherapists
  9. She teaches positive psychology and transpersonal coaching for Performance Coach MSc in Coaching and Development (Portsmouth University)
  10. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Surrey
  11. is the author of two books, Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action and Psychosynthesis in Education: A Guide to the Joy of Learning  view both on Amazon

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/01/19/ff-tavi/

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Viscount Linley

David Armstrong-Jones,Viscount Linley 2nd Earl of Snowdon – Wiki

Chateau d’Autet located in the Luberon hills of the commune of Viens in the Vaucluse department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France. The château lies approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the northeast of the village of Gignac, and roughly 85 kilometres (53 mi) north of Marseille. Built in the 19th century as a hunting lodge, the dilapidated house and surrounding neglected estate was bought in 1998 by Viscount Linley, who is reported to have paid £500,000. In addition to repairing the house, Linley planted fields of lavender on the estate nearby.

Sept 2012, Prince William and Catherine stayed at the château. Long lens photographers took topless photos of the Duchess from the D33 public road about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) away (43°55′14″N 5°33′04″E) which were controversially published in French magazine version of Closer the following week.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Holiday in France Ahead of South Pacific Royal Tour


HIV, cocaine and the royals 23 April 2009 

Ian Strachan, jailed last year in London for attempting to blackmail a member of the British royal family with video tapes he claimed featured sex and drugs, has revealed in an interview with music magazine ‘Hot Press’, that he has over eight hours of footage.

Strachan claims to have footage of a royal aide indulging in oral homosexual sex and cocaine.

The royal aide was employed by Princess Margaret’s son, Viscount David Linley, who is 12th in line to the British throne. Because a UK media blackout ensured that little of the substance of the case was reported, this is the first time Strachan has told his story to the media.

Strachan, who says he was regularly invited to parties held by the viscount, says: “I got handwritten invitations, done by his hand.” He also says that on the video tapes which he possesses, “it was revealed that the death of Princess Margaret was not actually a stroke. My understanding is that she died from HIV contracted from Johnny Bindon, a gangster she used to date”.

Strachan also claims the tapes include footage of a younger royal and a well-known nightclub promoter with drugs, as well as discussions, involving a royal aide, about Princess Diana’s alleged murder. He also says that he met princes William and Harry “a couple of times”; he socialised with many members of the royal family; his grandfather played golf with Prince Philip, and he has pictures signed by the viscount of his other grandfather with Princess Margaret.

Also on the queen’s sister, Strachan says: “There was a big thing about when she burnt her feet in the bath and she blamed the maid. The actually story was she was out of her face on valium and gin – as she usually was.”

After it became known that Strachan, claimed to have incriminating video tapes involving the royals, he says his mother “was threatened on several occasions, as were other members of my family. I thought I might get shot in the head”.

He says that he has eight hours of footage and that “when the story came out it was all about the sex act and that was only a very small point in the tapes, to us. There was more shocking and probably damaging stories concerning basically nearly every senior member of the royal family”.

Strachan also reveals that he has an Irish girlfriend and that he plans to move here after he is released from prison.

“I love Ireland. Kinsale is a favourite place of mine,” Strachan says. “I haven’t been out in Dublin for a good four years now, but I really enjoyed myself when I was there.”

Strachan was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted with Sean McGuigan, an Irishman living in London. Both protest their innocence of the blackmail charges. http://www.herald.ie/news/hiv-cocaine-and-the-royals-27909175.html  https://archive.is/l4OQ7


  1. Blackmail Target Linley Won’t Have To Appear In Court Telegraph 04/22/2008 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/14/royal-blackmail-target-vi_n_96591.html  https://archive.is/lvQ02
  2. Meet the Royal in the Sex, Coke Scandal http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/10/meet-the-royal-embroiled-in-sex-coke-scandal-php/  https://archive.is/KHYyp
  3. Unnamed Royal In Sex And Drugs Blackmail Scandal Daily Mail  31 October 2007 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=490216&in_page_id=1770&ct=5  https://archive.is/afYH
  4. Royal in gay sex video scandal outed  Sydney Morning Herald  31 Oct 2007 http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/10/31/1193618925070.html https://archive.is/3zSfT
  5. Royal Blackmail Target “On Verge” Of Going Public http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1567789/Blackmail-plot-royal-on-verge-of-going-public.html  https://archive.is/ExZZf   30 Oct 2007 
  6. The married royal, the lurid gay sex tape, and ‘a £50,000 blackmail plot by two men http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-559814/The-married-royal-lurid-gay-sex-tape-50-000-blackmail-plot-men.html https://archive.is/aV2gW  16th April 2008
  7. Royal in ‘gay sex blackmail plot’ egged on by stripper, court told http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1895763/Royal-in-gay-sex-blackmail-plot-egged-on-by-stripper-court-told.html  https://archive.is/p8Kzm   16  April 2008
  8. ‘Gay sex tape’ royal took drugs, court told – Telegraph  16 Apr 2008 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1895761/Gay-sex-tape-royal-took-drugs-court-told.html  https://archive.is/dOtC0
  9. Socialites jailed after being convicted of £50,000 Royal ‘gay sex’ blackmail plot
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-563580/Socialites-jailed-convicted-50-000-Royal-gay-sex-blackmail-plot.html#ixzz4XlV2msqj  https://archive.is/dijTA

 

Abuse in Britain’s boarding schools: why I decided to confront my demons May 4th 2014

EXTRACT ~ If Ashdown Houses pretty Georgian facade reminds you of Washington’s Capitol and the White House that’s because the architect, Benjamin Latrobe, had a hand in those, too. It is an excellent look for the entrance to a temple of education: it speaks of classical wisdom and the rule of reason. We boys weren’t allowed to go in that way, of course.

Today, 40 years since I last saw the school, we step in through Latrobe’s columned porch as though entitled. Nothing can touch us: we’re parents. Ruth, my wife, grips my hand. A friend who works in post-traumatic stress disorder warned us, quite gravely, of the risks when people visit scenes of past troubles; of hyper-arousal – sweats, nausea, high heart-rate. Or the opposite, hypo-arousal: a state of lethargy, a feeling of unreality. But I’m fine. Pulse steady. People hurt you, not places.

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READ IN FULL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/04/abuse-britain-private-schools-personal-memoir  https://archive.is/QTGQQ


Boris Johnson’s former prep school headmaster arrested on suspicion of child sex offences  11 Jul 2014

Clive Williams, who was head of Ashdown School in East Sussex for almost 30 years, is questioned by police in connection with alleged offences of sexual assault and child neglect against pupils

Boris Johnson’s former headmaster at his prep school has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.

Clive Williams, 69, who was in charge of Ashdown School in East Sussex for almost 30 years before he left in 2003, was questioned by police on Wednesday in connection with alleged offences of sexual assault and child neglect against pupils.

Mr Williams was interviewed by officers from Sussex police’s Operation Mitre, which has received complaints of past abuse from more than 20 past pupils spanning three decades.

Mr Williams has not been charged and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Police said there were no safeguarding issues or complaints relating to current pupils or teachers at the school, whose alumni include the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley and the actor Damian Lewis.

READ IN FULL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10960840/Boris-Johnsons-former-prep-school-headmaster-arrested-on-suspicion-of-child-sex-offences.html https://archive.is/ikk2L



http://blindgossip.com/?p=70195

(I’ve found nothing that corroborates the info in the following pic)

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8964111/Viscount-Linley-my-father-Lord-Snowdon-would-tin-foil-the-TV.html 

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  3. Sean McGuigan
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  6. Royal Drugs Scandal
  7. Royal Sex Scandal
  8. Viscount David Linley Blackmail

‘Ghost ships’ in Scottish waters spark smuggling fears

Map illustrates suspicious cargo ship’s route from the Mediterranean to Islay

Capture.JPGmjnhb.JPGPoliticians have called for police to investigate so-called ghost ships which turned off their tracking devices in Scottish waters.

Three vessels have made unexplained stops off the isle of Islay since the start of the year. Two switched off their automatic identification systems (AIS).

Maritime analysts raised concerns about the ships’ behaviour, describing the decision to “go dark” near the Hebridean island as reckless and illegal.

The activity is associated with vessels unloading illicit cargo such as drugs and guns to smaller boats. They also switch off their GPS while people trafficking.

Argyll & Bute MSP Mike Russell vowed to raise the issue with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley.

Last night, he said: “This requires investigation, certainly by the police and, I suspect, by the security authorities to clarify what’s going on. The information should be passed to police and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. There may be a legitimate explanation but I would be worried if there was any indication of illegal activity being undertaken in the waters around Scotland.”

Argyll & Bute MP Brendan O’Hara spoke about the issue in the Commons last week.

He said: “I’ll be writing to the MoD and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency about how often this kind of activity happens and the sanctions taken against ship owners who do this.

“I also want to find out, had this been a more serious security threat, where the nearest Royal Navy or coastguard vessel was and how long would it have taken to get there.”

Argyll & Bute MP Brendan O’Hara spoke about the issue in the Commons last week

Global maritime firm Windward, who monitor vessels’ movements, revealed 245 vessels with “suspicious” gaps in tracking data entered the UK in the first two months of 2017.

They uncovered evidence a Cyprus-registered cargo ship turned off its GPS at points in its journey before stopping about a mile off Islay for 11 hours on January 14.

The Russian-owned ship also turned off its AIS for 28 hours while it was in the port of Oran in Algeria – a region notorious for people trafficking and the smuggling of arms and drugs.

Windward found a vessel travelling under the flag of Gibraltar stopped at Islay, which is about 25 miles north of the Irish coast, for 38 hours on January 10.

The 35-year-old ship deviated suspiciously from its trading route, although it didn’t turn its tracking off.

A third ship, which anchored off the coast for 10 hours on February 19, wasn’t registered by the International Maritime Organization, something experts say makes it easier for smugglers to operate.

The ship turned off transmissions between January 25 and February 7, then again for 13 days. The vessels moored at Claggain Bay, on the south of the island.

A local fisherman said: “There’s an anchorage there and the boats may be innocent and sheltering from the weather. But it’s a good spot if you were smuggling things ashore.”

Windward’s data is used by security agencies. Chief executive Ami Daniel said the behaviour was “suspicious”.

He said: “I don’t see any reason for it to be there. There are no major ports in the area. Sometimes ships will find shelter because of bad weather rather than risk storms. But it could have been there to drop something off – it’s unusual activity.”

He said the fact one vessel was 35 years old heightened suspicions, as aged vessels were more likely to be used for smuggling and the ship’s low height also made it easier to offload things to other boats.

He said a ship usually turns off AIS because it “doesn’t want attention”.

This month, Europol said there were 500 people-smuggling gangs.

Last August, the Home Affairs Select Committee warned the UK Border Force have a “worryingly low” number of patrol boats despite being given a key role in heightened security arrangements

A Maritime & Coastguard Agency spokesman said they monitor vessels’ movements. He added: “Any suspicious activity recognised would be passed on to the appropriate authorities.”

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “Border Force monitor vessels sailing off our coastline for suspicious behaviour, including the disruption of AIS. In 2015, a vessel carrying more than three tons of cocaine was detected despite turning off its AIS system.”

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/ghost-ships-scottish-waters-spark-10055772   https://archive.is/f91OU

Bid to extradite ANOTHER Scots priest accused of abuse #FortAugustus

A RETIRED priest is set to be extradited from Canada to Scotland following a child sex abuse probe, The Sunday Post can reveal.

Father Robert MacKenzie, 84, was a teacher at Fort Augustus Abbey in the Highlands before moving to Canada in 1988.

In 2013, a police investigation was sparked after allegations emerged of physical and sexual abuse at the school where Father MacKenzie taught.

The offences were claimed to have taken place at the school over a period of 25 years between 1967 and 1992.

A number of former pupils at the school have made detailed allegations of abuse there.

They include claims by five men who said they were raped or sexually abused by Father Aidan Duggan, an Australian monk who died in 2004.

The Sunday Post has spoken to one of the complainers who has formally named Father MacKenzie as an alleged abuser.

This is the first time he has been named in the long-running investigation into the school.


The accuser said: “This has been a long drawn-out process to get to this stage. It’s been a living hell. The strain I’ve been under has been incredible.”

The Crown Office went to court earlier this month to apply for a petition warrant for Father MacKenzie’s arrest – the first step in a legal process that could see an extradition warrant applied for to bring him to Scotland to face charges.

Father MacKenzie denies any wrongdoing and refutes the allegations against him.

At his Canadian home last week, he insisted there was “absolutely no truth in the allegations”.

He said he had been cleared of any wrongdoing “long ago” and it had “all been dealt with”.

He said: “The police in Scotland have dealt with it and there is nothing to those accusations.”

Father MacKenzie – known locally as Father Bob – is well-known in the tight-knit town of Cupar in the rural state of Saskatchewan, which borders the US in west central Canada.

An hour’s drive from the state capital Regina, Cupar has a population of just over 500. Father MacKenzie was the town’s priest until retiring two years ago, sources say, and still lives in the rectory of St Patrick’s Church in Cupar.

It is believed Father MacKenzie, originally from Edinburgh and educated in Rome, went to school at Fort Augustus before returning to it as a teacher and house master.

Last night, a Crown Office spokesman confirmed a petition warrant had been sought and granted against Father MacKenzie.

He said: “The procurator fiscal received a report concerning a now 84-year-old male in connection with alleged historical offences. No court dates have been scheduled at this time.”

Bringing Father MacKenzie to a Scottish court could take years.

One of his former colleagues at Fort Augustus has been fighting a similar extradition move for more than a year from his Australian home.

The Crown Office began the legal process to get Father Denis Alexander to appear before a Scottish court in 2015.

But a year later he told reporters he was unaware of any extradition plans, fuelling fears the process was stalling.

In January, he was arrested by Australian police at his home and has been held in prison while the extradition hearing continues.

He is expected to appear in court in May.

His lawyers have already said he will fight the move and that he should be freed from remand due to his failing health.

Run by Benedictine monks, Fort Augustus Abbey school closed in 1993.

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/bid-to-extradite-scots-priest-accused-of-abuse/   https://archive.is/SxmDI

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-herald/20170320/281827168584026  https://archive.is/O9PVC

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MP: I WANT THE TRUTH 16.02.16

EVENING TIMES – MAR 7, 1973 https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=biQ-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=lUoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5008%2C930958Untitled.png

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https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=biQ-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=lUoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6456%2C1007154


The Secret Life of a Paedophile  (The Peter Righton Cover-up) via I Am Incorrigible on YouTube

CAN ALSO BE VIEWED HERE https://youtu.be/Hli-iPilDII


 NOTORIOUS PAEDOPHILE HEADED SCOTTISH CARE HOME INQUIRYPeter Righton, below, one of Britain's leading care workers while living a double life as a paedophile, led an investigation into allegations of cruelty at Larchgrove in Glasgow, left, in the 1970s
PETER RIGHTON, BELOW, ONE OF BRITAIN’S LEADING CARE WORKERS WHILE LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE AS A PAEDOPHILE, LED AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF CRUELTY AT LARCHGROVE IN GLASGOW, LEFT, IN THE 1970S

SUN 24 AUG 2014

CHILD PROTECTION EXPERTS AND ABUSE SURVIVORS ARE DEMANDING AN INQUIRY INTO WHY ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST NOTORIOUS PAEDOPHILES WAS PUT IN CHARGE OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO A CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN AT A GLASGOW BOYS’ HOME. THE SUNDAY HERALD HAS LEARNED THAT PETER RIGHTON – ONE OF BRITAIN’S LEADING CARE WORKERS, AND A MAN WHO LIVED A DOUBLE LIFE AS A PAEDOPHILE – HEADED AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF CRUELTY AT THE LARCHGROVE ASSESSMENT CENTRE FOR BOYS IN GLASGOW IN THE 1970S.

THE INQUIRY RESULTED IN NO CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS BEING TAKEN, DESPITE 13 OUT OF 30 ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT BEING PROVED. THE HOME, IN SPRINGBOIG, WAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL, THEN GLASGOW CORPORATIONhttp://m.heraldscotland.com/news/13176430.Notorious_paedophile_headed_Scottish_care_home_inquiry/


HTTPS://THENEEDLEBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM/OPERATION-GREENLIGHT/SCOTLAND/GLASGOW-CITY/LARCHGROVE-ASSESSMENT-CENTRE/


I was gonna do all my own research into Righton, but there are so many cracking blogs already out there that I simply cannot compete with. So am no even gonna try!! Also, I saw the opportunity to be lazy & so grab it with both hands!!

ANOTHER WHISTLEBLOWER SPEAKS: ESTABLISHMENT PAEDOPHILES

March 18, 2017  via https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com

“…if you’re not open and honest about what you are doing with your investigations and your inquiries, people will start to think that bad things are happening.”

Terry Shutt, a former detective constable, spoke to Tom Bateman on BBC Radio 4 in 2014 about his time investigating a paedophile network in the early 1990s and the shocking cover up to protect a member of the establishment as well as senior clergy.

Mr Shutt is yet another former police officer who has put his head above the parapet to make allegations of senior figures being identified during police investigations in to child abuse, but who claim those implicated were either never arrested or the police were ordered to shut down the case, as in the case of Clive Driscoll in Lambeth whose request to speak with MP Paul Boateng about what he knew about prolific paedophile, John Carroll, led to him being removed, and an ex Detective who gave a shocking interview to Brian Gerrish at UK Column

The case in question seems to be Operation Clarence, which I wrote a blog post about in September 2016.  READ IN FULL https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/another-whistleblower-speaks-establishment-paedophiles/


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THE FOLLOWING IS A SMALL SECTION OF THE BRILLIANT BLOG BY IAN PACE..

LARCHGROVE ASSESSMENT CENTRE FOR BOYS, GLASGOW. THAT EVEN PETER RIGHTON FOUND TO BE CRUEL!

AS A RESULT OF THE EXCELLENT REPORTING OF TOM BATEMAN FOR THE BBC RADIO 4 TODAY PROGRAMME, WHICH WAS FOLLOWED UP BY REPORTS IN THE INDEPENDENT, TELEGRAPH, MAIL AND METRO, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE BECOMING AWARE OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE SINISTER FIGURE OF PETER RIGHTON, WHOSE NAME APPEARS IN MANY CONTEXTS FROM CHILDREN’S HOMES TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND MAY HAVE BEEN A SERIAL ABUSER ON THE SCALE OF JIMMY SAVILE, AS WELL AS LINKED TO MULTIPLE NETWORKS OF OTHER ABUSERS. AN INVESTIGATION INTO RIGHTON’S ACTIVITIES, AND HOW HE WAS ABLE TO MOVE EFFORTLESSLY IN TOP CIRCLES OF SOCIAL WORKERS AND CHILD PROTECTION EXPERTS, WHILST HARDLY MAKING A SECRET OF HIS PROCLIVITIES AND ACTIVITIES, NEEDS TO BE A CENTRAL PART OF THE FORTHCOMING INQUIRY.

THE BBC REPORT HAS NOW LINKED RIGHTON TO A HOME OFFICE REPORT WHICH HE ADVISED IN 1970 (RIGHTON WOULD LATER ADVISE THE BARCLAY REPORT IN 1980 AND GIVE EVIDENCE TO THE PINDOWN INQUIRY IN 1991), AS WELL AS TO ABUSE IN CHILDREN’S HOMES IN ROCHDALE AND NORTH WALES. RIGHTON HAS ALREADY BEEN LINKED TO MANY OTHER SCANDALS, AND ALSO APPEARS TO HAVE PLAYED A PART IN INFLUENCING CHILD CARE POLICY IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO FACILITATE THE ACTIVITIES OF HIMSELF AND OTHER ABUSERS, MAKING CHILDREN IN HOMES MORE VULNERABLE TO ABUSE.

BELOW ARE REPORTS FROM THE GUARDIAN AND THE TIMES FROM MARCH 8TH, 1973, CONCERNING THE LARCHGROVE ASSESSMENT CENTRE IN GLASGOW, FROM WHICH STAFF WERE THEN SUSPENDED FOLLOWING ALLEGATIONS OF CRUELTY. WHAT IS MOST STRIKING HERE IS THE FACT THAT RIGHTON HIMSELF, TOGETHER WITH RONALD BENNETT QC, ACTUALLY CONDUCTED THE INDEPENDENT INQUIRY.

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PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT HIS BLOG. IT IS INCREDIBLE!  I AM WELL OUTCLASSED!

https://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/the-larchgrove-assessment-centre-for-boys-in-glasgow-that-even-peter-righton-found-to-be-cruel/

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/peter-righton-his-activities-up-until-the-early-1980s/amp/


EXTRACT FROM  PIE: THE CALL FOR LAWYERS, SOCIAL WORKERS AND MEDICS

IN MARCH 1973, PETER RIGHTON, (WHO WITHIN 2 YEARS WOULD BECOME PIE MEMBER NO 51), THEN A ‘SENIOR OFFICIAL WITH THE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BUREAU’ ASSISTED RONALD BENNETT QC, SHERIFF OF BERWICKSHIRE IN CONDUCTING AN INQUIRY INTO 30 ALLEGATIONS BY BOYS AT LARCHGROVE.

RIGHTON AND BENNETT SPENT 18 DAYS INTERVIEWING 53 PEOPLE BEFORE SENDING THE FINAL REPORT TO GLASGOW CORPORATION SOCIAL WORK & HEALTH COMMITTEE FOR ACTION. ONLY 13 ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT WERE FOUND PROVEN ‘ON THE BALANCE OF PROBABILITIES’; 17 ALLEGATIONS WERE FOUND NOT TO BE CORROBORATED. INITIALLY SEVEN MEMBERS OF LARCHGROVE’S STAFF WERE CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING BOYS. NO MENTION IN THE PRESS WAS MADE OF ANY SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS. IN FACT, AS THE GLASGOW HERALD REPORTED ON 7 MARCH 1973 THE CROWN AGENT, STANLEY BOWEN, HAD INSTRUCTED THAT NO PUBLICITY SHOULD BE GIVEN BY NEWSPAPERS TO THE SECTION DEALING WITH SPECIFIC ALLEGATIONS OF ILL-TREATMENT UNTIL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS HAD BEEN COMPLETED. A FORTNIGHT AFTER WHICH, ACTING ON THE AUTHORITY OF HEATH’S LORD ADVOCATE AND MP FOR EDINBURGH PENTLANDS, NORMAN WYLIE QC, STANLEY BOWEN SAID THE REQUIRED STANDARD OF EVIDENCE ‘BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT’ HAD NOT BEEN REACHED IN ORDER TO COMMENCE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS. WITH CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS HALTED, NO FURTHER REPORTS OF THE SPECIFIC ILL-TREATMENT WYLIE QC AND BOWEN HAD ASKED NEWSPAPERS TO WITHHOLD WERE PUBLISHED.

FILES CONTAINING BENNETT AND RIGHTON’S REPORT WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNREDACTED UNTIL 2060 BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES SCOTLAND AND REDACTED COPIES WERE ONLY RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2008. IT’S AS YET UNKNOWN WHETHER THE SPECIFIC SECTION CONTAINING ALLEGATIONS WHICH THE CROWN IN SCOTLAND WAS SO KEEN TO KEEP NEWSPAPERS FROM REPORTING ON IS AVAILABLE IN A REDACTED FORM – OR WHETHER WILLIAM HENDERSON’S 1974 OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BY AN INQUIRY INTO CHILD ABUSE AT LARCHGROVE CONDUCTED BY SOMEONE WHO WASN’T SEXUALLY ABUSING BOYS HIMSELF.  https://www.byline.com/column/27/article/376

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EXTRACT..  IN SCOTLAND, THERE HAVE BEEN ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE MADE BY FORMER PUPILS AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC FORT AUGUSTUS SCHOOL ON THE BANKS OF LOCH NESS. OTHER CLAIMS HAVE BEEN MADE BY THOSE WHO USED TO ATTEND NAZARETH HOUSE IN ABERDEEN AND LARCHGROVE BOYS’ HOME IN GLASGOW. https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/03/29/37-famous-scots-among-child-abuse-suspects-where-are-the-arrests-sco/


18.08.2014

(L) BBC NEWS  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28793654 

(R) MAIL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2727662/Paedophile-centre-historical-abuse-inquiry-visited-children-s-homes-Britain-took-boys-advising-Home-Office-child-care-system.html

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  1. Notorious paedophile headed Scottish care home inquiry
  2. Aangirfan Child Brothels
  3. https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/peter-righton/

http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?s=c539ce9f94d9c75fbf8c8e20f9f7d66c&showtopic=19380&st=30

the report found that 13 out of 30 allegations were proved and was highly critical of the corporation for allowing conditions inducive to violence to occur; later reports found that John Porteus, a houseparent, had sexually abused boys at Larchgrove in the late 1960s, and others testified to sexual abuse during this time. Righton and Bennett’s report did not deal with sexual abuse, and it was possible for a convicted abuser, Robert William Henderson, to gain a position towards the end of 1973, where he formed ‘an indecent association with a 13-year-old boy’. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19741003&id=IZFAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9aQMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5446,689534
Glasgow City Council are currently looking for any documentation connected with the case, whilst the council and Scottish government have called upon anyone who suffered abuse there to contact the police; it has been revealed that there are claims that staff of both genders were involved in the abuse of boys at the home (see ‘Notorious paedophile headed Scottish care home inquiry’, Sunday Herald, August 24th, 2014 http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/notorious-paedophile-headed-scottish-care-home-inquiry.25120541).

Lilith, Owls, Tyre, The Stone of Destiny & Queen Elizabeth

Lilith – Wikipedia

Lilith in the Torah, Talmud and Midrash     Updated July 27, 2016.

According to Jewish mythology, Lilith was Adam’s wife before Eve. Over the centuries she also became known as a succubus demon who copulated with men during their sleep and strangled newborn babies. In recent years the feminist movement has reclaimed her character by re-interpreting the patriarchal texts that portray her as a dangerous female demon in a more positive light.

This article discusses the character of Lilith in the Bible, Talmud and Midrash. For information about Lilith in Medieval and feminist writings visit: Lilith, from the Medieval Period to Modern Feminist Texts.

The Complete Jewish Bible

“Wildcats and hyenas will meet there; and billy-goats call to each other; Lilit [the night monster] will lurk there and find herself a place to rest.”

Lilith in the Bible

The legend of Lilith has its roots in the biblical book of Genesis, where two contradictory versions of Creation eventually led to the concept of a “first Eve.”

The first Creation account appears in Genesis 1 and describes the simultaneous creation of both male and female human beings after all of the plants and animals have already been placed in the Garden of Eden.

In this version man and woman are portrayed as equals and are both the pinnacle of God’s Creation.

The second Creation story appears in Genesis 2.  Here man is created first and placed in the Garden of Eden to tend it. When God sees that he is lonely all the animals are made as possible companions for him. Finally the first woman (Eve) is created after Adam rejects all of the animals as partners. Hence, in this account man is created first and woman is created last.

These obvious contradictions presented a problem for the ancient rabbis who believed that the Torah was the written word of God and therefore it could not contradict itself. They therefore interpreted Genesis 1 so that it did not contradict Genesis 2, coming up with ideas such as the androgyne and a “First Eve” in the process. According to the theory of a “First Eve,” Genesis 1 refers to Adam’s first wife, while Genesis 2 refers to Eve, who was Adam’s second wife. Learn more about the two versions of Creation and how they relate to Lilith in: Where Does the Legend of Lilith Come From?

Eventually this idea of a “First Eve” was combined with legends of female “lillu” demons, who were believed to stalk men in their sleep and prey upon women and children. However, the only explicit reference to a “Lilith” in the Bible appears in Isaiah 34:14, which reads: “The wild cat shall meet with the jackals, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow, yea, Lilith shall repose there and find her a place of rest.”

Lilith in the Talmud and in Midrash

Lilith is mentioned four times in the Babylonian Talmud, though in each of these cases she is not referred to as Adam’s wife. BT Niddah 24b discusses her in relation to abnormal fetuses and uncleanness, saying: “If an abortion had the likeness of Lilith its mother is unclean by reason of the birth, for it is a child, but it has wings.” Here we learn that the rabbis believed Lilith had wings and that she could influence the outcome of a pregnancy.

BT Shabbat 151b also discusses Lilith, warning that a man should not sleep alone in a house lest Lilith fall upon him in his sleep. According to this and other texts, Lilith is a female succubus not unlike the lillu demons referenced above. The rabbis believed she was responsible for nocturnal emissions while a man was sleeping and that Lilith used the semen she collected to give birth to hundreds of demon babies. Lilith also appears in Baba Batra 73a-b, where a sighting of her son is described, and in Erubin 100b, where the rabbis discuss Lilith’s long hair in relation to Eve.

Glimpses of Lilith’s eventual association with the “First Eve” can be seen in Genesis Rabbah 18:4, a collection of midrashim about the book of Genesis.  Here the rabbis describe the “First Eve” as a “golden bell” that troubles them in the night. “’A golden bell’… it is she who troubled me all night…Why do not all other dreams exhaust a man, yet this [a dream of intimacy takes place] does exhaust a man. Because from the very beginning of her creation she was but in a dream.”

Over the centuries the association between the “First Eve” and Lilith led to Lilith’s assuming the role of Adam’s first wife in Jewish folklore. Learn more about the development of Lilith’s legend in: Lilith, from the Medieval Period to Modern Feminist Texts.

http://judaism.about.com/od/jewishculture/a/Lilith-In-The-Torah-Talmud-And-Midrash.htm


Lilith, Goddess of the underworld

There are many deities worshipped by these ‘people‘, but one of the most significant ones to those who practise the black arts is a Goddess named Lilith. She has been quoted as being the first wife of Adam and also associated with Anu and the Annuaki and the mother of Samael., one of the demon angels praised even today in satanic rituals. According to Jewish lore, Samael was the serpent who tempted Eve and the father of Cain. Cain was said to have to looked not like the earthly beings, but like the heavily beings, and a child of the Lord… the Nephilim.

However,  back to Lilith. A translation of her name is female night demon. According to some traditions she forced herself on Adam, and bore him many demon’s and spirits that were the plagues of mankind. To the Babylonians Lilith gave birth to the first vampire, and she has also been described as a consort to Lucifer. Lilith represents the dark side of the Goddess, as with the Masonic tradition good /evil, black/white

She has many symbols associated with her, such as the owl, the lily flower, which is named after her and this is also a widely used symbol of the Illuminati bloodlines in the form of the Fleur De Lis, which is found on flags and heraldry all over Europe, and also adorning the gates of the Whitehouse, which itself is built in the belly of an assortment of roads which make from the air the shape of a owl. Lilith is also associated with the deity known as Molech, to which a 40 foot stone monument stands at Bohemian Grove, where the worlds elite take part in amongst other things human sacrifice.    

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More Goddess symbolism is the capital letter M and the Number 40 She is also known as the Scarlett Woman, and so the colour red is associated with her, and the great whore of Babylon, the Great Mother and the Mother of Abominations – a creature associated with the underworld. But perhaps the most significant thing she has been associated with in many cultures is the stealing and killing of children, and it is this stealing (or abduction) of children which I wish to focus on. 

Before I continue, I wish to make it clear that I am not accusing the families of the children I wish to write about of any misdemeanour. I have no evidence to suggest they were in any way involved. However that said, I do suggest that someone may well have been documenting the children’s lives and clearly movements to have enabled events to have unfolded in the pattern in which they did. I do also suggest that the use of trauma based mind control may have been used. This is usually a multi-generational abuse system, and due to its very nature, front ‘alters’ or ‘personalities’ will most likely not be aware of their programming. This would make the parents appear genuinely distraught people, having no idea of their alter personalities involvement in their children’s fate. READ IN FULL  http://thewizardofozandtheolympics.blogspot.ru/2012/04/lilith-royal-family-and.html

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TYRE wiki

Tyre (Arabic: صور, Ṣūr; Phoenician: 𐤑𐤅𐤓, Ṣur; Hebrew: צוֹר, Tzor; Tiberian Hebrewצר, Ṣōr; Akkadian: 𒋗𒊒, Ṣurru; Greek: Τύρος, TýrosTurkish: Sur; Latin: Tyrus, Armenian Տիր [Dir]), sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. There were approximately 117,000 inhabitants in 2003. However, the government of Lebanon has released only rough estimates of population numbers since 1932, so an accurate statistical accounting is not possible. Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80 km (50 mi) south of Beirut. The name of the city means rockafter the rocky formation on which the town was originally built. The adjective for Tyre is Tyrian, and the inhabitants are Tyrians. Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido)

Map of Ancient Israel  Bible History Online

Ancient Israel – TYRE

New Testament Israel

TYRE IN PROPHECY

DAUGHTER OF TYRE psalm 45-12

Your Throne is Forever

11 Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.

12 The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.

13 The King’s daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold.…

Psalm 87-4   His Foundation is in the Holy Mountains

3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah. 4I shall mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me; Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia: ‘This one was born there.’” 5 But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; And the Most High Himself will establish her.…


History of Tyre

Tyre appears on monuments as early as 1500 BC, and claiming, according to Herodotus, to have been founded about 2700 BC. The inhabitants of Tyre were leading merchants in the ancient world. The city of Tyre was particularly known for the production of a rare sort of purple dye, known as Tyrian purple, which in many ancient cultures was reserved for royal use.

In the time of King David (c. 1000 BC), a friendly alliance was entered into between the Hebrews and the Tyrians, who were long ruled over by their native kings.

Tyre was often attacked by Egypt, then by the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar (586–573 BC), and it later fell under the power of the Persians. In 332 BC, the city was conquered by Alexander the Great, after a siege of seven months. During the seige Alexander connected two distinct cities about 1 km apart (one on an island and one on the coast) by a causeway. Tyre continued to maintain much of its commercial importance until the Christian era.

Somewhere near Tyre, Jesus healed a Syrian woman’s daughter after she gave him a clever reply about breadcrumbs. (Mk 7:24) A Christian church was founded in Tyre shortly after the martyrdom of Stephen (in Jerusalem) and St. Paul, on his return from his third missionary journey, spent a week in conversation with the disciples there. According to Irenaeus of Lyons, the female companion of the Gnostic magician Simon Magus came from Tyre.

Tyre was captured in 1124 during the First Crusade and became one of the most important cities of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. It was part of the royal domain, although there were also autonomous trading colonies there for the Italian merchant cities. The city was the seat of the archbishop of Tyre, who reported to the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Judgment Against Tyre and Sidon (26:1–28:26)  https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/asbury-bible-commentary/Judgment-Against-Tyre-Sidon

The King of Tyre – Is he the fallen angel some called Satan? http://assemblyoftrueisrael.com/Documents/Kingoftyre.html

PART 2  |  PART 3  |  PART 4

Hiram Abiff Wiki

Hiram Abiff (also Hiram Abif or the Widow’s son) is the central character of an allegory presented to all candidates during the third degree in Freemasonry. Hiram is presented as the chief architect of King Solomon’s Temple, who is murdered in the Temple he designed by three ruffians during an unsuccessful attempt to force him to divulge the Master Masons’ secret passwords. The themes of the allegory are the importance of fidelity, and the certainty of death

Hiram, King of the realm of Tyre (today, in the modern nation of Lebanon), is credited in Samuel 5:11 and 1 Kings 5:1-10 for having sent building materials and men for the original construction of the Temple in Jerusalem. In the Masonic drama, “Hiram, King of Tyre” is clearly distinguished from “Hiram Abiff”. The former is clearly a king and the latter clearly a master craftsman. They can be confused in other contexts.

DOES QUEEN ELIZABETH II SIT ON A THRONE OF DAVID?

The Davidic Covenant

EXTRACT   First, let us notice a commonly held belief. In the much-circulated booklet entitled “The United States and Britain in Prophecy,” the late Herbert W. Armstrong makes the following assertions:

David succeeded Saul. David sat on the ETERNAL’S THRONE. David’s son Solomon succeeded him, also sitting on the Eternal’s throne. “Then Solomon sat on THE THRONE OF THE ETERNAL as king instead of David his father” (I Chron. 29:23; see also II Chron. 9:8).

I wish here to impress another special point. Before Saul, the Eternal had been King over Israel. These human kings were sitting on the Eternal’s throne. The Eternal — “Lord” — is Jesus Christ who was with the Father before the world was (John 17:5 and 1:1-2, 14). Jesus is both the “root” AND the “offspring” of David (Rev. 22:16). Since he was the “root,” the throne was His before David was born. David merely sat upon the Eternal’s throne. Secondly, since Jesus was David’s lawful fleshly Son, this same throne shall once more become His right by inheritance, continuing David’s dynasty. And so, when Christ returns to earth, David’s throne will be doubly His right!

Now we come to a seemingly incredible fact — fantastic -almost unbelievable, but TRUE! While David was king, God made with him a perpetual covenant, unconditionally, which God cannot and will not break! This covenant is even more amazing, and less understood, than the unconditional covenant with Abraham!

I want you now to plant firmly in mind the specific nature and character of the covenant the Almighty made with David. For it is a vital link in the purpose and mission of Christ — an important KEY to Bible understanding!

In II Samuel 23:1, 5, we find: “Now these be the last words of David….God…hath made with me AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, ordered in all things, and SURE.” In other words, a covenant that shall endure forever and CANNOT FAIL!

Turn back to the seventh chapter of II Samuel for more specific details. God gave David this covenant promise at a time when David was much concerned over the Ark of the Covenant dwelling in a tent. David wanted to build a great temple at Jerusalem.

“And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?…When thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels [Solomon], and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, AND I WILL ESTABLISH THE THRONE OF HIS KINGDOM FOR EVER. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. AND THINE HOUSE AND THY KINGDOM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOR EVER before thee: THY THRONE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOR EVER” (II Sam. 7:4-5, 12-16). SOURCE  http://www.biblemysteries.com/library/queen.htm

But anyone who has done their homework knows

A. The stone never left Scotland. B. The Queen is a fake, false monarch

 

 

 

 

 

 

😭 SNIVELLING #Moray NONCE 😭 Raped Wee Girl (4) AND HE CRIES?! #Kinloss

 Paul Moffat

 March 17, 2017

A man who raped a young girl was caught after she told nursery staff she had been abused.

Paul Moffat wept in the dock yesterday as he was convicted of raping and sexually abusing the girl when she was just four.

The abuse took place on various occasions between January 2014 and April 2015 at an address in Kinloss.

Moffat, of Hopeman, denied the charge and insisted the girl was lying – but was yesterday put on the sex offenders register after a jury at the High Court in Glasgow found him guilty.

The jury heard that when experts looked through the 30-year-old’s computer and phone, they found he had been searching for “pre-teen sex” and “pre-teen underwear models”.

But Moffat denied he had made the searches and claimed anyone could have accessed his phone or computer because they had no passwords on them.

The court heard the offence came to light after the girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, told staff at her nursery that Moffat had abused her.

Advocate depute Sheena Fraser, prosecuting, said: “The police were called in and the girl then revealed more information to her mother about what Moffat had done.”

The young girl did not have to give evidence during this week’s trial, but the jury was shown a video of her interview by police and social workers.

They were then shown another recorded video of her being questioned by defence advocate David Moggach.

Moffat was remanded in custody pending background reports, and will b sentenced next month. He was also immediately put on the sex offenders register.

Judge Lord Matthews told him: “The jury has convicted you of a very serious offence.

“It was a relatively short case, but a particularly unpleasant one.”

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1197226/moray-man-who-raped-girl-4-was-only-caught-after-she-told-nursery-staff/  https://archive.is/UDNsie

Paul Moffat convicted of raping child in Kinloss in Morayhttps://archive.is/VZbxl

Untitled.pnghttps://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/man-raped-girl-4-caught-police-told-nursery-staff/   https://archive.is/tNyLw


Man on trial accused of raping girl aged four in Moray 13 March 2017

A man has gone on trial accused of raping a four-year-old girl in Moray.

Paul Moffat allegedly carried out various sex attacks between January 2014 and April 2015 at an address in Kinloss.

The jury at the High Court in Glasgow heard a recorded interview with the girl, a police officer and a social worker when she described what allegedly happened to her.

Moffat, 30, denies the charges against him.

The child, now six – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said the accused had her carry out sex acts on him and touched her.

The trial before judge Lord Matthews continues  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-39260572

Moray man on trial accused of raping four-year-old girl P&J 13 Mar 2017


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The Royal House of Windsor

15th Mar 2017

The Royal House of Windsor: The woman who TURNED DOWN  23.15pm

The Channel 4 episode followed Lord Mountbatten as he acted as Charles’ kingmaker and matchmaker.

In a photo album filmed for the first time on television, the woman who turned down Charles’ marriage proposal was revealed.

The University of Southampton’s special collections archive now houses Mountbatten’s private family photograph albums. 

Channel 4 said: “But one special album, never before filmed for television revealed Mountbatten’s choice for the future queen of England. His own granddaughter.

The Royal House of Windsor: The woman who TURNED DOWN Prince Charles’ proposal REVEALED

His granddaughter Amanda Knatchbull was the perfect candidate and was the right age. The two of them got on really well.

The Royal House of Windsor

“His granddaughter Amanda Knatchbull was the perfect candidate and was the right age. The two of them got on really well. Amanda was Charles’ cousin. These intimate photos taken on the Caribbean island of Eleuthera in 1977. For years, Mountbatten was secretly lining Amanda up as a future queen.” 

One royal commentator admitted: “He was manoeuvring the prince away from Camilla, saying ‘If you carry on with her, you’re going to end up like David! People will hate you and your reputation will just disappear. So why don’t you give her up and go for my granddaughter?’. 

In the summer of 1979, Charles and Amanda were due to holiday together, the programme explained.

Prince Charles in Mountbatten's photo album

 

Prince Charles in Mountbatten’s photo album

The voiceover continued: “Amanda gets on the Royal Yacht Britannia and they sail off to the Western Isles. During that period Charles turns to her and says, ‘Will you be my wife?’ and she says no.”

Prince Charles in pictures Fri, Dec 16, 2016   PLAY SLIDE SHOW  
“Charles had tried to do his duty and follow the advice of his mentor. It seemed the crisis over his future could’t get any worse.”

The revelation comes after last week’s episode revealed how Prince Philip was the Windsors’ most radical moderniser, and how in the 1960s he harnessed the medium of television to revamp the royals’ public image

Next week’s continuation will examine the huge challenge that Diana’s popularity and tragic death posed to the royal family.

The Royal House of Windsor continues on next Wednesday at 9pm.

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/779772/Prince-Charles-Amanda-KnatchbullThe-Royal-House-of-Windsor-Diana-Camilla-Mountbatten-C4   https://archive.is/LzoPn


Ex-fiancee of Prince Charles’ godson who was once in line to inherit Daily Mail-1 Mar 2017

Who is Patricia Knatchbull?  Royal Central (blog)12 Feb 2017

 

Scotland Considering CHEMICAL CASTRATION for Sex Offenders

The voluntary program to reduce the libidos of high-risk sex-offender convicts is under consideration in Glasgow by the Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership. Participants would take medication and be subsequently monitored by law enforcement.

If the program is successful and further attacks are prevented, it could be expanded to the rest of the country.

“If sex offenders are volunteering to go through with his and willing to change to stop other people being hurt then they should be offered every support possible,” Margaret-Ann Cummings, whose eight-year-old son Mark was murdered by a pedophile in 2004, told the Daily Mail.

Worried about releasing these offenders back into the public, Cummings added that, “it is vital that authorities are not using the public as guinea pigs in an experiment here. Everything must be tightly controlled.”

In England, a similar program of chemical castration was tested at Whatton Prison in Nottinghamshire with 100 volunteers. Researchers involved with monitoring the situation found the results to be “encouraging.”

Unlike physical castration, the chemical process does not remove organs, and is not a form of sterilization. It is usually reversible by discontinuing treatment.

Chemical castration is currently a legal sentence for some of the worst sex offenses in the US states of Iowa, California, Louisiana, and Florida.

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201703151051586069-scotland-chemical-castration/


ONLY MY OPINION

I doubt very much chemical castration will have any sort of long-term lasting impact. To fix any problem we have to look at the root cause obviously. Concerning paedo, I am not going to go into it in any great detail. But in my opinion based on over 500 hrs of research, What causes paedo? MAN

It is WITHOUT DOUBT a 100% MAN-MADE problem. PAEDO MAKES PAEDO

*NOT ALL* abused children grow up to become abusers. But out of all the thousands of paedo I’ve come across.. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM was abused as a child. I am yet to find one paedo that wasn’t abused. Not always, but a lot of it tends to be generational & runs in families Nurture not Nature.

I have no idea what percentage of abused become abuser. I can make an educated guesstimate of about 50%. MAYBE. But I could very easily be wrong. I genuinely don’t know & before I can work it out, I’d need to know how many paedo & how many abused there are & to my knowledge we just don’t have that information. Not to a reasonably accurate standard anyway.  

Chemical castration WILL NOT solve any of the above. BUT, It’s worth trying. At best it may stop some paedo/sex offenders for a period. & if that’s the case, well, If it stops even 1 raping bastard then well, that makes it worthwhile no? At worst it may just act as a very slight deterant to a few. Look at the Justice System, realistically there is no deterant now, or certainly not enough of one. so anything is better than nothing. 

But as for long term..

COMPLETELY USELESS, TOTALLY WORTHLESS & UTTERLY POINTLESS. So therefore it amounts to nothing more than HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION.

But they are paedo & it’s better than using children or normal people or monkeys. All of which we know they do.

Yeah, i’m not exactly gonna lose sleep over them experimentating on paedo. 

 

The #UK’s child deportations ‘most catastrophic child abuse’ in memory. #CSAinquiry

9th MARCH 2017

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A SCOT who was sexually abused after being forcibly transported to Australia almost 60 years ago is return to his homeland to expose the historic failures of the care system at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

Melbourne-based grandfather Hugh McGowan, 68, spent three months travelling across the world as a vulnerable 13-year old after falling into state care when his mother’s family disowned her for becoming pregnant out of wedlock.

Initially the offer of a life in Australia appealed to the young teenager, but when he later changed his mind there was no way back.

“I was told – you’re going,” he said. “I later found out they had written a letter telling my mother [that I was emigrating] but it had never reached her. So they sent me without my mother’s approval.”

Mr McGowan was one of 4,000 child migrants who was sent to Australia and other Commonwealth countries from 1947 to the 1970s.

He claims to have faced indiscriminate sexual and physical abuse throughout his life in institutions but he never breathed a word to his loved ones for 40 years.

He spent his earliest days with his mother, the youngest of nine siblings, in The Knowe in Albert Road in Glasgow, a home for unwed mothers, and when they had to leave because of his age she could not manage to look after him without the support of her family, and he began 11 years in care.

“I never got to meet my mother,” he said.

Only a blurry memory persists: he as a tearful infant and a woman waving at him whom he thinks may be his mother.

It is understood Mr McGowan’s mother died aged 52.

After arriving in Australia, the 13-year-old was posted to the infamous Dhurringile Rural Training Farm for Boys in Tatura, Victoria.

He claims he again suffered sexual and psychological abuse, and was threatened by one abuser to keep quiet or facing being imprisoned in a detention centre.

For many years he bottled up the abuse, not telling anyone, even his wife.

The retired public service worker, who has two sons and three grandchildren, said: “While I had a good job and was not out of work very often, I struggled with relationships with colleagues because I didn’t know how to react with them. They found it difficult with me some of the time.”

Many victims of abuse, he said, have been unable to overcome the impact and have been engulfed by social problems, falling into addiction or struggling with mental health difficulties.

Mr McGowan came back from the edge after being plagued by with an addiction to alcohol.

He said: “That would have been me if it wasn’t for my family. They are my absolute reason for living.”

He added: “I do have a good life, but it was tough.”

Inquiry officials are to interview Mr McGowan this month over presenting his evidence to the inquiry.

READ MORE: Collapse of £60m police IT project leaves officers ‘struggling’, says Audit Scotland report

“My intention is to attend the inquiry. The fact that they dispatched me to Australia when I didn’t want to go and that they didn’t have the approval from my mother, it’s not good at all. The British Government failed us. They (care workers) had good intentions, but they failed in their duties. I’m not particularly looking for compensation, but I do think it is appropriate. I think we need acknowledgement by the governments (UK and Australian), particularly the British Government, that what they did was completely wrong.”

Mr McGowan tells his story tonight in the BBC 2 programme Growing Up in Scotland: A Century of Childhood. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15143015.Scot_taken_from_mother__sent_to_Australia_and_abused_to_testify_at_inquiry/    https://archive.is/WqNk6


GROWING UP IN SCOTLAND SERIES  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08h4qb5

9 March 2017

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Investigator Margaret Humphreys tells UK inquiry that slavery, abuse, identity theft and lies, were human rights violations

The deportation of thousands of British children to Australia, Canada and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), created the most catastrophic child abuse legacy in living memory, the national inquiry into child sexual abuse has been told.

The author and social worker Margaret Humphreys, who exposed the scale and suffering of tens of thousands of British children taken from families under the child migrant scheme – a policy that relocated children to areas of the Commonwealth, from the 40s to the 70s – said the physical and sexual abuse, conditions of slavery and terror, removal of identities, and lies that suggested the youngsters’ parents were dead, amounted to a catalogue of crimes against the children.

The removal of the identity of each child, and the fact that the children were taken so far away from anyone they knew and told they were orphans, aided the abuse, Humphreys said.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA ), in full public hearings, is investigating the sexual abuse of children who were removed from British institutions and families between 1947 and the 70s, and taken to Australia and Canada by various charities and churches, including Barnardos, the Fairbridge Society, and the Sisters of Nazareth.

The children, once abroad, were kept in farm schools, where they suffered brutality and sexual abuse, were used as slave labour and deprived of a proper education.

Humphreys, who set up the Child Migrants Trust in 1987 has done more than any other individual to expose the way British children were taken from families and deported. In the last 25 years she has reunited more than a 1,000 individuals with their families in the UK.

Humphries said deported British children suffered the “greatest betrayal” because they were told their parents were dead when they were not. When she began helping individuals to find their families she started by looking for death certificates.

Telling the children they were orphans, she said, took away all hope that anyone would come and get them, and stopped them asking questions.

Humphreys met one mother who told how she would visit her son every week in a children’s home in Liverpool. “She told me she went to see her child regularly every Saturday in the children’s home, she used to go with sweets. But on this particular Saturday she went and no children were there … someone told her they had gone to Australia.”

She found out they had left just one and a half hours before her arrival. She managed to get to Lime Street railway station as the train carrying the children was pulling away. “She ran on to the platform and saw the children on the train … she was screaming and crying, ‘get the children off, stop the train’. Her boy put his face to the window and shouted, ‘I’ll never forget you mum.’”

When Humphreys later traced other children who had been deported with the boy, they described seeing a woman running and screaming on the platform as the train pulled away. When the boy arrived in Australia he was told his mother had died in the war. But he knew that was wrong.

It took Humphreys and the Child Migrant trust a month to find the mother after the former child migrant, as an adult, turned to her for help.

“So all of those years, when he was growing up, when he was an adult, when he was getting married, having children, she was there all the time – but missing from his life.”     The IICSA inquiry continues.  

SOURCE https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/09/uk-child-deportations-of-50s-most-catastrophic-child-abuse-in-memory  https://archive.is/GZz0e


2nd MARCH 2017

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/02/lawyer-criticises-child-abuse-inquiry-safeguarding-evidence-catholic-lambeth-council-boston-globe  https://archive.is/jJW8L


1st MARCH 2017 

EVEN MORE

CSA Inquiry https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/uk-child-abuse-inquiry  https://archive.is/ePm9E

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/1097/view/ChildMigrationProgrammescasestudy-Week2Timetable.pdf

 

 

 

 

Highlander stands his ground & refuses to let gay couples stay at his B&B

http://www.cromasaig.com

UntitledHighland Landlord with “Hetrosexual Friendly” B&B agrees to change website in legal battle… but STILL won’t let gay couples in      3rd March 2017,

A HIGHLAND bed and breakfast owner who banned gay people from his premises has backed down and agreed to amend his controversial website which only welcomes heterosexuals.

But Tom Forrest has not surrendered in the first round of a legal battle to keep his Cromasaig B & B in Kinlochewe “family and heterosexual friendly.”

Tom Forrest refuses to cave to pressure in legal battle

Tom Forrest refuses to cave to pressure in legal battle

Mr Forrest, who defiantly stated he would “rather go to jail than be forced by Scots law to take gay couples” was taken to the civil court in Inverness yesterday by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

After a brief private hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court, the Equality Commission confirmed its counsel, Dorothy Bain, was seeking an interim interdict to force the 70-year-old to remove comments and images from his website.

The Commission’s concerns related to the use of the term “heterosexual friendly” and the statement (in pictorial terms) “man + woman = marriage”.

But Mr Forrest is understood to have only hired a lawyer, Murray McCheyne, to represent him shortly before the hearing.

Neither would make a comment after Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood continued consideration of the Commission’s application until March 20.

This was to allow Mr Forrest to properly instruct his legal representative.

In the meantime, a Commission spokesperson confirmed that Mr Forrest had agreed to remove the contentious wording on his website temporarily while the legal battle progresses.

Neither Mr Forrest, Mr McCheyne or Ms Bain would comment after the hearing.

However an Equality Commission spokeswoman said: ‘We are pleased that Cromasaig Bed and Breakfast has agreed to remove these phrases from their website, until such time as the Court makes an order in relation to the matter. The Commission had received complaints which led to us having concerns that the phrases, in the context they were used, may be discriminatory. We asked Cromasaig to remove them but they were not willing to do so and so we took this legal action. We now await the Court’s decision after a full hearing in due course. This action is only about those references and of course Mr Forrest has to comply with the Equality Act.”

We’ve been bombarded by e-mails and reports to the police and goodness knows what else                    Tom Forrest

Mr Forrest’s stance has been a controversial one for over 13 years.

He has been flooded with e-mails from gay activists supporting the legislation that bans tourist operators from refusing homosexual customers.

Last year, Mr Forrest said: “We’ve been bombarded by e-mails and reports to the police and goodness knows what else. They’re hammering our online pages. I reported it to the police because I find these e-mails offensive.”

Mr Forrest said: “We can’t take the e-mail address down. We can’t remove the telephone number. My wife Liz is a first responder, anyway, so it’s effectively an emergency phone.”

Mr Forrest reaffirmed a declaration he made six years ago that he was prepared to go to jail than be forced by Scots law to accept gay couples at Cromasaig B&B.

Tom Forrest said he would "rather go to jail" than allow gay couples into his B&B

Tom Forrest said he would “rather go to jail” than allow gay couples into his B&B

Kevin Crowe, a spokesman for the Highland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum, previously declined to comment on Mr Forrest’s situation.

But, in relation to the legislation, he said: “Every business is now aware that they cannot discriminate against people. A lot of B&B owners, of course, work from home and some have claimed that because it’s their home they should be exempt. My view is that if their home is a workplace they should be covered by the same rules as every other workplace – that includes health and safety legislation and equality legislation.”

The issue first made headlines 13 years ago when Mr Forrest rejected a booking from a gay Londoner wanting a double room at his three-star rated business in Wester Ross.

A number of prominent church spokesmen also voiced their anger over the 2006 Equality Act which took effect last October with The Free Church publicly supporting Mr Forrest.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/670213/highland-landlord-with-heterosexual-friendly-bb-agrees-to-change-website-in-legal-battle-but-still-wont-let-gay-couples-in/   https://archive.is/attCo


Highland B&B owner taken to court over his stance against taking same-sex guests  March 4, 2017, 4:58 am.

A Highland bed and breakfast owner has been taken to court over his stance against taking same-sex guests.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is seeking an interim interdict to force 70-year-old Tom Forrest to remove comments and images from his website.

The owner of the Cromasaig B&B in Kinlochewe has previously spoken out against anti-discrimination laws.

The commission’s concerns relate to the use of the term “heterosexual friendly” on the guest house’s website, and picture symbols depicting that “man + woman = marriage”.

The case called at the civil court in Inverness yesterday.

After a brief private hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court, the Equality Commission confirmed its counsel, Dorothy Bain, was seeking an interim interdict to force him to remove comments and images from his website.

But Mr Forrest is understood to have only hired a lawyer, Murray McCheyne, to represent him shortly before the hearing.

Neither would make a comment after Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood continued consideration of the commission’s application until March 20.

This was to allow Mr Forrest to properly instruct his legal representative.

In the meantime, a commission spokesperson confirmed that Mr Forrest had agreed to remove the contentious wording on his website temporarily while the legal battle progresses.

Neither Mr Forrest, Mr McCheyne or Ms Bain would comment after the hearing.

However, an Equality Commission spokeswoman said: “‘We are pleased that Cromasaig Bed and Breakfast has agreed to remove these phrases from their website, until such time as the court makes an order in relation to the matter. The commission had received complaints which led to us having concerns that the phrases, in the context they were used, may be discriminatory. We asked Cromasaig to remove them but they were not willing to do so and so we took this legal action. We now await the court’s decision after a full hearing in due course. This action is only about those references and of course Mr Forrest has to comply with the Equality Act.”

Mr Forrest’s stance has been a controversial one for more than 13 years.

He has been flooded with e-mails from gay rights activists supporting the legislation that bans tourist operators from refusing homosexual customers.

The issue first made headlines when Mr Forrest rejected a booking from a London resident who requested a double room at his three-star rated business in Wester Ross.

 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1185704/highland-bb-owner-taken-to-court-over-heterosexual-friendly-notice/   https://archive.is/xp1RE



ONLY MY OPINION

IT IS HIS HOUSE & HIS HOME!

He has a right to deny anyone entry, for whatever reason. He is not attacking gay people verbally or otherwise. So I don’t see the problem.

I personally don’t want to be anywhere i’m not welcome. So if i were gay, i just wouldn’t go! Problem solved.

He is entitled to his opinion & he is entitled to allow or deny whoever he wants into his house. Isn’t he? 

& as for those that are attacking him… SHAMEFUL.  Whether gay, straight or non binary gender, I don’t care. THAT’S A HORRENDOUS WAY TO BEHAVE.

I have have been told, (although don’t know for certain) that the MSM are fertilising & spreadin more than a little bullshit….. ALLEGEBLEUGH 

Before i’m jumped on, for MY OPINION I am not anti anyone (although i must admit i am a wee bit anti MSM!) But people have a right to their beliefs & opinions whether homosexual or heterosexual. 


Foster child demands government apology over abuse in care

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A former soldier who was beaten almost every day as a child by a foster mum he was sent to live with says the Government should say sorry to all kids boarded out in Scotland’s Highlands and islands.

Seven years ago, the then prime minister Gordon Brown apologised for a programme that saw orphaned, poor and illegitimate children sent to Australia and other British colonies.

Stewart Wilson was one of thousands of vulnerable youngsters sent to live in remote Scottish communities as part of a similar child programme known as boarding out.

And he is angry that no apology has ever been offered to him or other children like him.

Stewart Wilson, security guard at Edinburgh Castle and is in a BBC documentary to be shown in March

He had been put into care at the age of two after the death of his grandmother, who adopted him from her 15-year-old daughter, who fell pregnant after being abused by her own adopted dad.

On arriving at a remote Tiree farmhouse, Stewart remembers his foster mum, Mary Ellen McLean, telling him she was his mother now.

He says over the next four years she regularly beat him. Stewart’s story and those of others like him feature in a BBC2 documentary called Growing Up in Scotland: A Century of Childhood.

He tells how he was regularly beaten and remembers one horrific attack where the woman being paid to care for him forced his head and hands on to the burning rings of her electric cooker.

Scottish child abuse survivors could receive £200million compensation for their suffering

He said: “She came into the room and demanded to know who had stolen an orange. She dragged me into the kitchen and pushed my head down on to the hot rings. When I tried to use my hands to push myself off, she grabbed them and forced them on to the rings. I was badly burned. But there was no trip to the doctor. I just went away to greet.”

Stewart Wilson, security guard at Edinburgh Castle and is in a BBC documentary to be shown in March

He added: “A year to the day after I was taken to Tiree, a social worker came to visit and I begged him to take me back to Glasgow. I burst into tears and showed him marks and bruises on my body. He told Mary Ellen and, after he left, she beat me black and blue. I made sure never to complain to my social worker again – and lost trust totally in any adults.”

Stewart lived with Mary Ellen until the age of nine, when he was allowed to return to Glasgow.

But he didn’t settle in the city and, at the age of 12, was given a choice of living in a secure unit or returning to Mary Ellen in Tiree.

Growing Up in Scotland: A Century of Childhood is on BBC2 Scotland on Thursday at 9pm.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/she-dragged-kitchen-pushed-head-9968509

Highland man who raped 8yr old girl & abused 4 others is jailed for 10 yrs

 

Alexander Kemp was caught when one of his victims came forward years later.

2pm 7th March 2017

 

A paedophile has been jailed after raping an eight-year-old girl and sexually abusing four others in the Highlands in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Alexander Kemp was caught after one of his victims came forward when she became a mother.

She went to police in 2015 and Kemp’s other victims were traced and agreed to give evidence against him.

During the trial, the woman told the court: “The more I looked at looked at her little face, the more I realised that people like me keeping quiet made the world a worse place.”

The 64-year-old had denied all the offences, which took place in Sutherland between 1988 and 1992, and said the women were making up lies.

Sentencing him to ten years in jail at the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday, judge Norman Ritchie said: “You, sir, are a contemptible man who has damaged lives beyond measure. The evidence against you was overwhelming. It was also very moving and it was upsetting. For fleeting sexual pleasure you have damaged the lives of these young women. These women were strong. It is a testament to their character they made their complaints and gave evidence against you.”

Kemp raped one of his victims when she was aged eight. He also sexually abused her and four other girls.

He was run out of a Highland town in 1992 after being convicted of having indecent images of children.

The word “pervert” was daubed on his home and public outrage forced him to flee.

The court heard that in 1998 he was jailed for 11 years at York Crown Court for raping girls under 16 and sexually abusing girls under 14.

He was caught then after an appeal was broadcast on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme in 1997.

Kemp was also jailed in 2010 at Hull Magistrates Court for 15 counts of making indecent photographs of children.

Defence counsel Derick Nelson said: “He is unemployed due to ill-health and has been living in England for some years.”

Kemp was placed on the sex offenders register.

https://stv.tv/news/highlands-islands/1382474-man-raped-eight-year-old-and-abused-four-other-girls/


 

Meet Scotland’s ‘outstanding’ women

7th March 2016 9pm

Ten women have been inducted into the Saltire Society’s “Outstanding Women of Scotland” hall of fame.

Arctic explorer Myrtle Simpson, forensic scientist Dame Sue Black and singer Horse McDonald were honoured at Glasgow Women’s Library.

Theatre critic Joyce McMillan and political activist Remzije Sherifi were also among those recognised.

Previous inductees include First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scots Makar Jackie Kay in 2015.

Last year’s outstanding women included Sarah Brown, JK Rowling and Annie Lennox.

The Saltire Society is a “non-political membership organisation celebrating Scottish imagination in all its forms”.

It created the “Outstanding Women of Scotland” community in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library.


Forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic, Professor Dame Sue Black

Professor Dame Sue BlackLeading forensic anthropologist Prof Sue Black is the head of the centre for anatomy and human identification at Dundee University.

She first came to prominence in 1999 when she led a forensic team identifying the victims of the conflict in Kosovo.

She has also worked with disaster victim identification in major events such as the Asian tsunami of 2004 and high profile criminal cases, including the conviction of the UK’s most prolific paedophile.

The Saltire Society’s programme director for the Outstanding Women of Scotland, Sarah Mason, said: “Sue is an inspiration to young women, especially those whose interest and future lies in science.”


Writer, performer, poet and teacher Jo CliffordJo Clifford

Jo Clifford is one of Scotland’s most accomplished playwrights.

She has written more than 80 plays, which have been performed in theatres throughout Scotland and the world.

Jo Clifford was born in North Staffordshire in 1951 where she was raised as a boy.

She discovered theatre when she played women’s roles in school plays.

The Saltire Society’s Sarah Mason says Jo is a role model for transgender people in Scotland.

In the late eighties she wrote a series of major works for the Traverse in Edinburgh, which were performed internationally, and which had gender-balanced casts and gave the central role to a woman.

She took steps to formalise her female identity after the death of her long-term partner in 2005 and began to re-discover herself as an actress and performer.

Ms Mason says: “It is only in recent years that Jo has taken to the stage to perform her own pieces such as The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen of Heaven, which explores spirituality, religion, gender and sexuality.”


Singer and songwriter Horse McDonaldHorse McDonald

Horse‘s career as a singer and songwriter stretches back almost 30 years.

She has toured with international artists including Tina Turner, BB King, Bryan Ferry and Burt Bacarach.

Sarah Mason says: “Horse is not only extremely talented artist but someone who is generous with her time and expertise to support fellow and emerging musicians. Her autobiographical play, Careful, lays bare Horse’s experience growing up in 1970s Lanark as a gay woman. It is a play that both moves and inspires.”


Freelance dance artist Rosina BonsuRosina Bonsu

Rosina Bonsu is “a dance artist who makes dance accessible to all”, according to Sarah Mason.

She says: “Rosina believes in the power of dance, not just for performance but its emotional and physical benefit to people individually and as a community.”

Ms Bonsu moved to Glasgow as the artistic director of Scottish Ballet Steps Out then, in 1998, founded The Dance House.

She is currently on the staff at West College Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland teaching dance and movement.

Rosina also teaches yoga and “relaxed postures”.


Writer and critic Joyce McMillanJoyce McMillan

Joyce McMillan has been a political and arts columnist, theatre critic and broadcaster for more than 30 years,

According to Sarah Mason: “She goes that extra mile (literally in many cases) to ensure that theatre criticism is still central to the world of theatre.”

Joyce is theatre critic of The Scotsman and has also been involved in many campaigns for democracy and human rights, both in Scotland and internationally.


Radiographer, skier and climber Myrtle SimpsonMyrtle Simpson

Myrtle Simpson is a “legend” in the Scottish skiing and climbing community.

She was the first woman to ski across Greenland, with four others on an unsupported expedition and was key in establishing Scotland’s first ski centres, (including CairnGorm).

At 87, Myrtle still skies regularly and competes in the Masters ski races, as well as those run by the Scottish Ski Club.

Sarah Mason says: “She is an inspiration and an example of how age can not diminish your passions.”


Political activist and co-founder of the Glasgow Girls Roza Salih

Roza Salih

According to Sarah Mason:Roza Salih is a prime example of how age does not define your inspirational prowess.”

Roza was co-founder of the Glasgow Girls, seven schoolgirls who campaigned against dawn raids on asylum seekers by immigration officials in Drumchapel in 2005.

Now 27, Roza, whose family fled Saddam Hussein’s Iraq when she was a child, has continued to be politically active.

She is currently standing at the council elections for the SNP.

She says she wants “to serve the people and make them proud. They welcomed me to Scotland and I really want to give back to them.”


Performance artist, choreographer, maker, teacher and speaker Caroline Bowditch

Caroline Bowditch

Originally from Australia, Caroline has become a prominent dancer and choreographer within the arts community.

Her work explores the visibly disabled body.

Sarah Mason says: “As well as performing and creating work across the world, Caroline has greatly enriched many lives in Scotland through her community integrated dance workshops and teaching.”


Journalist, writer producer and community leader Remzije Sherifi

Remzije Sherifi

Remzije Sherifi‘s life is an inspiration,” says Sarah Mason.

She was one of the first female radio journalists in Kosovo at only 17. She lost her job in 1992, and almost lost her life as the Milosevic regime tightened its grip on the Albanian people who lived there.

As the war in the Balkans spread, Remzije was forced to flee and was evacuated to Glasgow on medical grounds from a refugee camp in Macedonia.

She currently runs the Maryhill Integration Network who operate a programme of activities in health, learning, art and dance to bring communities together.


Artist and teacher Sam AinsleySam Ainsley

Sam Ainsley is an artist and teacher and until 2005 was head of the Master of Fine Art course at Glasgow School of Art, a breeding ground for a generation of award-winning contemporary artists such as Turner Prize winners Martin Boyce, Richard Wright, Duncan Campbell and Simon Starling .

Sarah Mason says: “It was an innovative course where students learned from, and contributed to, the delivery of the programme curriculum, the experiences of their peers, and the wider art community based within the city of Glasgow.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39139544

Major search launched for missing man after belongings discovered near clifftop

khjgv.JPGA major search has been resumed this morning following the discovery of a missing man’s belongings near an Aberdeen clifftop.

Personal belongings apparently relating to Benjamin Ludwig, a 34 year old German man, were found on a coastal path in the Cove area.

Police were contacted at around 12.20pm yesterday afternoon by a member of the public who had seen a male wearing a red waterproof jacket in the same area the day before.

Officers said they were keen to establish if that was Mr Ludwig.

As a result of this information, resources from HM Coastguard and the Aberdeen lifeboat carried out searches of the coastline around Cove where the male had been seen.

Inspector Mark Stephen of North East Division said: “Personal belongings apparently relating to Benjamin Ludwig, a 34 year old German were recovered near the cliff top on the coastal path near Cove. We are keen to establish if he was the male wearing the red waterproof jacket and that he is safe and well.  At this time we don’t know what Mr Ludwig’s connections are to the area. I would ask that anyone who has any knowledge of the current whereabouts of Mr Ludwig, where he has been staying or any other information about him to get in touch with us on 101. Similarly if you were the male wearing the red waterproof jacket in the area on Sunday 5 March and are unconnected to Mr Ludwig we would like to hear from you too”.

 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1188286/major-search-launched-missing-man-belongings-discovered-near-aberdeen-clifftop/

Child Sexual Abuse inquiry judge urged to investigate #Dunblane boarding school #CSA #QVS

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Abuse inquiry judge urged to investigate Dunblane boarding school

March 5 2017, 12:01am

The Sunday Times

 Anne Smith is chairwoman of the Scottish child abuse inquiryl

The judge at the helm of an historic child abuse review in Scotland is being urged to investigate a top private school with links to the royal family.

Glenn Harrison, a former housemaster at Dunblane’s Queen Victoria School (QVS), has raised fresh concern that pupils were sexually abused by a paedophile ring during the 1980s and 1990s. He first blew the whistle 26 years ago but has written to Lady Anne Smith, chairwoman of the Scottish child abuse inquiry, making a new case for its inclusion in her review.

The prestigious school, attended by children of Scottish servicemen and women, did not feature on a list published in January that detailed more than 60 establishments under investigation.

The omission has raised eyebrows in legal circles and among child abuse campaigners who believe that there is a prima facie case for fresh examination of Harrison’s claims.

The Sunday Times understands that discussions about the school’s inclusion arose shortly after ministers announced the inquiry in October 2015. It was argued that as the independent boarding school is funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), it might fall within the remit of a mirror inquiry running in England and Wales.

On Friday, a spokesman for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse said its remit was to consider institutional failure to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation in England and Wales. Although the inquiry can consider failures by English and Welsh institutions outside those two countries, it said there are “no current plans to investigate issues” relating to Queen Victoria School.

The admission has prompted fresh calls for Lady Smith to include the Dunblane school in her abuse inquiry, particularly in light of Harrison’s approach. Simon Collins, a lawyer representing the charity In Care Abuse Survivors, said: “My view is that if abuse is alleged to have taken place in Scotland, then it should be considered as part of the Scottish inquiry.”

One lawyer, who asked not to be named, said it was “disgraceful” that QVS was not among the institutions named in January, which included leading private schools such as Gordonstoun and Fettes. However, a spokeswoman for the inquiry said more establishments in Scotland could yet be investigated.

Queen Victoria School, which counts the Duke of Edinburgh as its patron, has been dogged by claims that pupils were abused by high-ranking government officials since Harrison raised concern in a letter to parents in 1991.

At the time, he was convinced that young boys were in danger and claimed that a group known as Friends of QVS would often take boys away for the weekend, with the pupils returning “distressed but flush with cash”.

It was later claimed that Thomas Hamilton, the man who carried out the Dunblane massacre in 1996, was a paedophile who had close ties to the school. Several investigations, by the police and the now-defunct Scottish Schools Inspectorate, failed to find evidence to support Harrison’s concerns.

A spokeswoman from the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, said: “We are currently undertaking over 60 investigations into individual establishments. We will announce further investigations in due course. The fact that a particular establishment was not mentioned at the preliminary hearing does not mean that it will not be investigated. We would encourage anyone with relevant evidence to come forward and share their experience.”

The MoD and QVS declined to comment.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/abuse-inquiry-judge-urged-to-investigate-dunblane-boarding-school-c8fztvwls  https://archive.is/pIE9B

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