Scottish councils have paid out more than £1.5 million in compensation to child abuse victims in the last decade.

The victims were physically and sexually absued in local authority schools and childrens’ homes.

Dumfries and Galloway alone paid out £1 million to 50 victims at the Merkland Childrens’ Homes in Moffat.

Reported by the Daily Record. You can read the full story here. 

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