Sisters beaten ‘until foaming at the mouth’, inquiry hears

Herald Scotland

27th April, 2018

A WOMAN has revealed how nuns beat her so badly she began “foaming at the mouth” while another was told she would be “dead by midnight”, an inquiry has heard.

The claims were made by a woman in her 60s, who cannot be named, who lived at Nazareth House in Aberdeen from 1967.

Speaking at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, she told how nuns at the Catholic-run home put on a pretence of niceness when the sisters were dropped off by a social worker, but this changed as soon as they left.

The witness, who was the eldest and aged 10 at the time, while the youngest was a toddler, said: “We got up to the second floor and it just started, really quite severe.

“Hitting, punching, hitting you on your ears.

“We were Glasgow tinks, we were whores, we were sluts.”

Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.