An Observer Magazine investigation has uncovered a series of alleged sexual assaults at Aberlour House, the junior school of Gordonstoun, the Scottish public school where the Queen’s sons were educated. In one of the most shocking cases, a victim has told how she was raped in a tent by a teacher on a school camping trip while other children listened. She was just 12.
“Kate”, a scholarship pupil who has never spoken out before, said her life was “smashed up for a second time” when the sexual assault trial she had prepared herself for collapsed after another witness withdrew for personal reasons. The Observer has been told by legal sources that if the case had been in England, the prosecution would have gone ahead.
“I was looking forward to it, even though it would be horrendous,” Kate said. “I knew I’d be a blubbering mess in court, but I wanted it, and now it was taken away … I still don’t know how to move forward