Tue 31 Jan 2017
By Alex Williams
Three schools and children homes run by the Church of Scotland are among more than 100 locations to be investigated under a national abuse inquiry, its chairwoman has announced.
Ballikinrain School in Stirling, Geilsland Residential School in Ayrshire and the Lord and Lady Polwarth Home for Children in Edinburgh are all Church of Scotland sites being probed by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
Delivering an update at a preliminary hearing in Edinburgh on Wednesday, Lady Smith said the investigation is “determined to get to the bottom of any systemic failures that occurred”.
The probe will also examine historical allegations concerning religious orders including the Benedictines, Sisters of Nazareth and the Christian Brothers, as well as their relationships with the Catholic Church in Scotland.
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