Fort Augustus Abbey Alleged Abuse Victim Lodges Six-figure Compensation Claim

By Alistair Munro
Press and Journal
August 30, 2019

A man who claims he was abused at a Catholic school in the Highlands has launched a six-figure civil action.

Lawyers acting on behalf of former pupil Hugh Kennedy, 56, who now lives in England, are pursuing the last remaining trustee of Fort Augustus Abbey.

The order of Benedictine Monks who ran the Abbey and the Catholic Church are denying any liability to solicitors Digby Brown, who have now lodged a civil action against trustee and priest the Right Reverend Paul Bonnici, whose last known residence is in Malta.

He is not connected to any of the abuse allegations, but is being pursued as the only remaining trustee of the Fort Augustus Abbey board.

Mr Kennedy claims he suffered years of abuse at the Loch Ness-side abbey.

The abbey was an exclusive prep school where parents sent their children for a Catholic education.








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