Fort Augustus Abbey abuse claims: Man, 80, arrested

Fort Augustus Abbey Police are investigating reports of historical abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey school

A man has been charged in connection with alleged abuse at a former Catholic boarding school in the Highlands.

Police Scotland said an 80-year-old, from the east Highland area, had been charged in relation to reports of historic physical and sexual abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey school.

A report has been sent to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

The school, which has now closed, was run by the Benedictine order of monks.

The police investigation into allegations of abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey school began in March.

Last month, Police Scotland said it had identified 20 possible victims. Officers have been liaising with other police forces elsewhere in the UK and abroad in connection with the allegations.

A BBC Scotland investigation into claims of abuse at the school, and at its preparatory school, Carlekemp in East Lothian, was broadcast in July.

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