Lord Advocate Colin Boyd
The now ousted (04.10.06) Lord Advocate Colin Boyd was in the unenviable position of defending the indefensible - paedophilia - thus falling from grace along with Lord Cullen (ousted on 25.11.06).  On another matter of skulduggery a pensioner made an historic bid to put the law chief in the witness box. LINK
Elish Angiolini
Elish Angiolini - Solicitor General for Scotland (became the first female Lord Advocate on 05.10.06).  Angiolini also ignores paedophilia. LINK
Crown Office

Crown Office Edinburgh

Dunblane Inquiry - 100-year Closure Order LINK


The Crown Office today lied there was no truth in media speculation that reports about the behaviour of Thomas Hamilton, considered as part of the Dunblane Inquiry, were being kept out of the public domain due to concerns that they allegedly contained references to senior political figures in Scotland. LINK

A Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service spokesperson prevaricated:

"All reports were made available to the Inquiry, and to all parties directly involved in the Inquiry.  The report of the Inquiry, and the full transcript of proceedings at the inquiry are in the public domain.

"As is normal practice, unpublished documents which were available to the inquiry were lodged with the Scottish Record Office (now the National Archives of Scotland).  Material of this kind is routinely subject to a 75-year closure [Ed ~ Lies: it was extra-statutory and illegal], in accordance with normal Scottish practice LINK, which follows administratively the principles of the statutory scheme that applies in England and Wales. LINK

"In this case, in consultation with the Scottish Office and Crown Office, Lord Cullen agreed [Ed ~ "demanded" LINK] that extending the closure period to 100 years would be appropriate.  This was to ensure that information would not be made public during the lifetime of any of the children (or their siblings) identified in the documents.LINK

"There is no question of this action being taken to protect the identities or involvement of any public figures - the decision was made simply to protect the identities of the children involved, and to avoid causing them distress throughout their lives. [Ed ~ Liar!   Look at my embargoed letters LINK and my petition LINK to the Scottish Parliament - and at the "gagged" files that were released to the public, in a redacted form, on Monday, 3 October 2005?]

"In response to recent media speculation, the Crown Office has reviewed the reports in question and can confirm that one, in relation to firearms, makes no reference to any high profile figures; while the other, in relation to a boys camp LINK, makes passing reference to the fact that, as a result of the police enquiry, Hamilton had written to a number of individuals, including his local MP (Michael Forsyth LINK), the Chief Constable, and the Procurator Fiscal.

"The new Freedom of Information legislation is not relevant in this context.  The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act is not yet in force.  However, the Act provides for extended closure periods of up to 100 years for sensitive, personal information."

"Files subject to closure are held by the National Archives of Scotland (formerly Scottish Record Office).  However, the departmental custodians of the file, or report - in this case the Crown Office - would consider any requests for special access.

"Where an individual has a bona fide cause to have access to papers which are closed and identify children, it is possible to remove identifying references to individuals, and assign identities such as 'child x'.  However, this is a complex process, requiring cross reference of information relating to addresses and relatives, etc., and would only be undertaken where an individual can show good cause for having access to closed papers.

As far back as February 2003, the Scottish Executive ORDERED the Lord Advocate Colin Boyd to release many of the gagged files. He still refused until ORDERED again by the Scottish Executive.  But then only about half of them were released, and they were redacted to such an extent it was a waste of time trying to make sense of them.  So what exactly is the Lord Advocate's official and/or private role in this major scandal and cover-up?" LINK

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Dunblane Whitewash
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Dunblane Public Inquiry
Dunblane Massacre
Read the full list in the Dunblane Whitewash catalogue. LINK
Dunblane Angels
St Blane's Church Dunblane
The stained glass window in St Blane's Church, Dunblane, which commemorates the victims of the 1996 massacre.
List of the victims of the Dunblane massacre
Victoria Clydesdale
Mhairi MacBeath
Charlotte Dunn
Melissa Currie
Emma Crozier
Kevin Hassell
Ross Irvine
David Kerr
Gwen Hodson/Mayor - schoolteacher
John Petrie
Hanna Scott
Joanna Ross
Sophie North
Emily Morton
Maegan Turner
Brett McKinnon
Abigail McLennan
We know who killed the above victims, but, although we may not care, we do not know for sure who killed Thomas Hamilton, and why that person was carrying a revolver at the time!
Why did Lord Cullen try to bury William Burns' letters to him for 100 years? LINK