Former Fort Augustus Abbey priest facing assault charges


A former priest at Fort Augustus Abbey school has appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court on six charges of assaulting pupils to their injury.

Father Benedict Seed, 82, taught chemistry at the school on the banks of Loch Ness in the years leading up to its closure in 1999.

He appeared before Sheriff Margaret Neilson under his name of Thomas Seed.

Through his lawyer he made no plea or declaration, was committed for further examination and released on bail.

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