SCANDAL OF FAILURE TO COMPENSATE CLERICAL ABUSE VICTIMS

A wealthy Catholic religious order of men is being urged to settle damages claims brought by victims of abuse at five of its children’s homes in Scotland before they die. The call came after it emerged the De La Salle order, some of whose monks were convicted in court of sexual and physical abuse, is now pursing former volunteer managers of schools, claiming they should also be liable for funding the compensation payments. … More SCANDAL OF FAILURE TO COMPENSATE CLERICAL ABUSE VICTIMS

COST OF SHIPBUILDING ON THE CLYDE

Douglas Fraser
BBC Scotland Business/economy editor, Scotland
Work on Glen Sannox fell way behind schedule with Ferguson blaming repeated design changes.  Administrators at Ferguson shipyard have gained approval for their plan to hand it over to the Scottish government.However, it’s now clear that the adviser to the Scottish government was against nationalisation.There was repeated advice to move to arbitration in the battling between the government’s quango and Ferguson shipyard, but it came to nothing. … More COST OF SHIPBUILDING ON THE CLYDE