Miss Shand: “We’re trying to come to terms with the fact that it has actually been so long. I can’t believe it has been four years and we have got nothing.
“A fresh appeal would maybe help keeping him in the public eye.
“The only thing we do really is keep talking about him and making more people aware of the situation that he is still missing.
“We kind of put it in the police’s hands and we’ve never discovered what happened that night.
“You have so many questions and you never get any answers.”
Miss Shand, 21, said she found it particularly difficult at this time of year walking into shops stocked with Halloween decorations.
But she said she would not stop speaking about Mr Ritchie and hopes he will be found one day.
She said: “It is the hardest thing ever really because you never imagine he would walk out the door and never return home.
“I can’t even walk into shops at Halloween because it is a constant reminder of what happened four years ago. It is just awful.
“I’ll never stop sharing his picture on Facebook, I’ll never stop speaking about him to other people.
“He’s not home with his family and he needs to be found. We just want closure really.”
Last night, police said the circumstances surrounding Mr Ritchie’s disappearance have been reviewed by their major investigation team.
The force said this included a review of forensic work and search activity carried out as part of the investigation.
Chief Inspector Stewart Drummond said police still consider Mr Ritchie a missing person and they are keeping an “open mind” on the case.
He said: “To date these reviews have all concluded that this remains a missing person inquiry and there is no evidence to suggest that Shaun has been the victim of any crime.
“We will, however, continue to keep an open mind and I can provide every assurance that we will act on any new information provided to us.”
Friday, October 31, 2014 – Last seen by mother on Friday evening at home in Watermill Road.
That same day, CCTV images are captured of Mr Ritchie visiting a convenience store in Fraserburgh.
Friday, October 31 into Saturday, November 1 – Mr Ritchie travelled in a van with a small group of friends to a farm in the Greenburn area, near Strichen. It is understood the van travelled on the A981. Later that day, two emergency calls are made to police from the Greenburn area, one requesting help and the second cancelling the requested help.
Sunday, November 2– Mr Ritchie is reported missing at 8.45pm on the Sunday evening.
Thursday, November 6 – Police officers recover several items of his clothing including his shoes and his belt from the Greenburn area.
The mother of a Fraserburgh man who vanished in mysterious circumstances nearly three years ago has appeared in court accused of wasting the time of detectives searching for her missing son. Prosecutors have alleged Shaun Ritchie’s mum, Carol Roy, sent a number of threatening messages to her own family and…
Brian is clearly mentally ill. He taught at the school I went to and accused teachers who I know quite well of being in a religious cult. Spoke about paedophiles breaking into his house and booby trapping his childrens beds.
Decision on Esther Baker’s application was reserved after counsel to #CSAinquiry opposed on proportionality grounds. I cannot recall a panel determination that contradicted counsel to #CSAinquiry. Meanwhile, there were six other major developments at yday’s prelim hearing… 1/7
Mark Watts added,
At #CSAinquiry hearing today, counsel for Esther Baker due to make application to include in scope the institutional responses to her allegations against Westminster figures.…
I have good reason to believe that tere is a further interview tape with Mr Solanki made after the Sunday Express interview with him. In this second audio tape Mr Solanki goes into greater detail about who is in the tape and what that person is doing.
Ms Baker would like to point out that Mr O’Neill’s reporting is as so often the case incorrect. IICSA was not set up on the basis of Midland. Elm Guest house was at the centre of the call for the inquiry and that is still a major feature.
it was called kincora boys hostel thats because most of the boys 16/18 only lived there from monday to fridays but if your a school boy like richard and steven were the rules are different,we were taken out on weekends to places
Dr Anne Richards
Church of England
London SW1P 3NZ
26th October 2018
Dear Dr Richards,
PROFESSOR JEAN LA FONTAINE
With regard to recent correspondence relating to the above individual, I must say, with respect, that some degree of inconsistency appears to exist between your last statement, saying “The Church of England has never appointed Professor La Fontaine as an expert of satanic ritual abuse” and your previous one that stated “In the matter of satanist ritual abuse, we are guided by the research of Professor Jean La Fontaine.”
It must be of the gravest concern that Professor La Fontaine has been allowed to influence the Church of England’s policy in respect of horrific crimes committed against children, foetuses, vulnerable adults and animals, in the very name of God’s greatest enemy. It would also help if you could confirm how long it has been since Professor La Fontaine’s guidance has prevailed.
For a few years, I have been pressing the Church of England to display leadership instead of failing to protect the victims of atrocities committed in this country by practitioners of satanist ritual abuse. I was not made aware of Professor La Fontaine’s involvement until just over a week ago, which would have done much to explain the Church’s inertia over this issue.
Enclosed is an article that I wrote just over two years ago in the English Churchman,strongly criticising the Church’s leaders, along with a bulletin from Britain’s largest police force, the Metropolitan, that clearly states the force’s concerns about the acknowledged existence of satanist and other ritual abuse crimes. It also lists four of the main forms of abuse, although there are even more.
Professor La Fontaine’s stated position, published in 1994, is contrary to this evidence in that she regards this issue as “a myth”. It is also completely at odds with evidence collated by those who actually deal with the survivors of satanist ritual abuse, of which there must be countless numbers,
given the scale of these under-reported crimes. It is also a fact that convictions for this type of crime exist from 1982.
Frankly, Professor La Fontaine’s assertions are not only nonsense, but very dangerous nonsense.
I would welcome your response to the contents of this letter.
Cc, The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York and Bishop Michael Nazir Ali
Iconic: JM Barrie’s summer here would inspire some of the qualities of the iconic character of Peter Pan
Lost boys: The five sons of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (pictured left with one of them, George) inspired the magical characters of Neverland. Barrie’s notes about Michael (right) while at Dhivach contributed to Peter’s character
Though still surrounded by mountainous hills, the hideaway is now catered for by local shops, restaurants and schools nearby.
In the mid-19th century Dhivach Lodge became best known as being a hotspot for both the rich and famous – first being leased by Queen Victoria’s favourite portrait painter, John Phillip.
After his death in 1867 the lease was snapped up by his friend and fellow artist Arthur Lewis and went on to be owned by Victorian stars such as actor Henry Irvine and actress Dame Ellen Terry.
In his 1881 novel Ayala’s Angel, author Anthony Trollope – who also stayed in the property at one stage – wrote:
‘You might perhaps travel through all Scotland without finding a more beautifully romantic spot in which to reside.’
Popular: Now on the market for £1million, it was once a popular holiday spot for poets such as Trollope
Celebrities continued to be associated with the property into the 20th century and when JM Barrie took it over in 1907 one of his first visitors to the house was Captain Scott, following his first trip to the Antarctic.
Dhivach Lodge now has four bedrooms, consisting of three double rooms and one single.
Kevin Maley of selling agents Strutt & Parker’s Inverness office said: ‘Dhivach Lodge is a completely charming house which is both quirky and homely.
‘It isn’t difficult to see why the various owners and tenants over the years have been inundated with visitors.’
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Scottish Government: apology and financial redress scheme
The Scottish Government has accepted the recommendations of the review group whose report was noted in our blog of 7 September.
On 23 October, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister sought, on behalf of the Scottish Government, to address survivors directly saying “we believe you, and we are sorry”. He also committed the Scottish Government to introduce to the Scottish Parliament legislation for a financial redress scheme by the end of the current parliamentary term in 2021, with advanced payments for survivors who may not live long enough to apply to the statutory scheme. The Times has since reported that the Scottish Government “is facing a potential £200 million bill” in these respects. The Deputy First Minister also indicated that care providers who ran the establishments where abuse took place could be compelled to provide funding.
The details of the redress scheme are yet to be worked out. It appears that it will be restricted to those who suffered “in-care” abuse. A definition of “in-care” for this purpose is likely to be in the legislation. Another matter which the legislation may clarify is the interaction between any civil claims for compensation and applications to the statutory scheme for redress. It is anticipated that the “fast-track”, or advanced, payments will be available to those aged over 70 and those who are approaching the end of their life through ill-health.
Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
Also on 23 October, the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry started Phase 3 of its work. This phase has started with evidence in public on residential care provision by a non-religious voluntary organisation.
From its set-up in 2015 to 30 September 2018, the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has cost £17,676,358.
I am delighted that once again partnership working in Highland is helping us to deliver improved outcomes for our children and young people as set out in our strategic plan: For Highland’s Children 3. By working with Barnardo’s Scotland we are continuing to progress GIRFEC in the Highlands. SOURCEa
SHAMBOLIC & AN UTTER DISGRACE
What’s going on in that “care” home could very easily end up having a detrimental effect on children that are vulnerable & traumatised… Well, that’s assuming it hasn’t already.
No matter what circumstances brought these children into care, even just the trauma of being in care & away from family will mean the majority will have extra needs & more than likely be a little more… “testing” than the average child. It’s blatantly obvious even to an untrained eye & SHOULD have been anticipated. They SHOULD have had enough capable employees to deal with whatever the children throw at them.
I totally disagree with the reports that are blaming location for the issues as there are plenty homes within close proximity & as the report says itself, “common practice for young people to leave the house at various times of the day and night and the frequency of absconding and serious incidents was far in excess for a service of this type.” So the issues are with that particular home, NOT down to the area.
As can be seen from the pics, it’s a brand spanking new place that’s clearly purpose built. It looks fantastic & is in the perfect location. Only 2.5 miles from the school & 3.5 miles from the town centre. Yet it is still in the middle of nowhere with things like horse riding stables & the river within a few minutes walk.. & Loch ness & local beauty spot Dores beach only 5 miles away.
Shame HC & Barnardo’s appear unable to make sure ALL the staff are capable of managing a few stroppy teens.
Northern Lights, Neath Birches, Scaniport, Inverness, IV2 6DL street view
Had Barnardo’s & HC social work department done the job they are grossly over paid to do & made sure the home was well equipped with plenty employees who have all been adequately trained, then the staff wouldn’t be “overwhelmed” by any kind of teenage “crisis”. In fact, there would be far fewer incidents if ALL those working there were in full control of any given situation & able to dealt with issues as & when they arose.
OF COURSE some of the children are running riot! Nobody is stopping them!
& if HC & Barnardo’s were doing the job WE PAY THEM TOO, then perhaps the child / young adult mentioned in the following 3 articles wouldn’t have “gone missing” in Nov 2014 and AGAIN in April 2015 & perhaps she also might not have been DRUNK, FIGHTING & UP IN BLOODY COURT ON AN ASSAULT CHARGE.
As for Councillor Jarvie… He needs to either get grip on the information he puts out into the public domain himself OR get a half decent researcher so he can make sure his facts are bang on, otherwise people might think he’s just yet another another lying councillor.. Hell, I spotted the problems a mile away & found all the relevant info in minutes! (I doubt he could afford me! But hey, i am always open to offers!)
Clearly Northern Lights has damn well not only gone downhill in the last year. Cause both myself & the Highland News have managed to trace problems going back years. It’s been since DAY BLOODY ONE with very few months of peace in between the bad/questionable reports…
HC & Barnardo’s have been in control of Northern Lights for over seven years & are obviously unable or unwilling to do the little it would take to make the place as safe, calm & the least traumatic as possible for the kids & also a safe & pleasant environment for people to work in.
EXTRACTS FROM AUG 2018 REPORT
inconsistencies in staff practice
some young people just “did what they wanted.”
Individual comments noted included the following:
“The goings on carry on some night times makes it impossible for me to sleep.”
“I often have things go missing from my room.”
“I want out of here as I can’t cope with what is going on.”
“I don’t feel safe here anymore.”
“Some staff change the rules for an easy life as things just explode if some young people don’t get what they want.”
Parents we spoke with told us that they thought the staff were good. But, they just could not control the behaviour of some young people. Comments noted included the following:
“*** has got involved with so many dodgy people in the town that they can’t break away.”
Placing social workers we spoke with told us that there had been some success with young people but over the past months they had real concerns about the safety of some young people.
The safety of young people was regarded as a high priority for staff.
However, it was common practice for young people to leave the house at various times of the day and night and the frequency of absconding and serious incidents was far in excess for a service of this type.
Young people ignored staff and it was clear that sanctions were not effective.
Young people who went missing from the house placed themselves at serious risk of harm
Young people continued to take illegal substances, consume alcohol and offending behaviour continued.
Staff were not in control
There were many instances of the police being called to assist staff to deal with situations within the house.
Young people had not been attending school or college
The 2017 report is WONDERFUL! Only thing i picked up on was this…
It was clear that over the past few months there had been staffing issues. This resulted in staff having to work on their days off and working additional hours. As a result of this, some staff felt that staff morale was low. However, staff stressed that this had not impacted on the quality of care and support provided to young people. We spoke with senior management about the staffing issues and were told that this was being addressed through the recruitment of new staff.
Although we acknowledge that there are times when staffing is problematic, the service provider must ensure that this does not affect staff moral and that additional measures are put in place to relieve the situation. Northern Lights Care Home Service – Care Inspectorate AUG 2017
I haven’t been able to find the 2015 report, but all the rest are here…
Below I took from the Aug 2017 report. (X & ? added by me!)
Going solely on the reports & what had been reported in the MSM,
In my opinion, out of the 9 reports, 4 are horrific, 3 are fantastic & the integrity of 2 is questionable due to the 3 MSM articles & the fact i can’t find one of the reports. Which coincidentally just so happens to be the report that covers the period the MSM articles were reporting about!!
Considering Northern Lights has only been been open 7 years & can only house 5 kids maximum at any one time! That is an awful track record.
& to be honest, it is relatively simple to fix. The vast majority of both staff & children are fabulous, as is the home itself & the location. The issue is with employing staff members that are unsuitable as the can’t control the one or two defiant teens that want everything their own way. & if either Barnardo’s or HC Social Work were willing to step up & help solve the staffing problems it could be a wonderful wee place that is a credit to all who have lived & worked there & could be something both they & Inverness could be immensely proud of..
But more importantly, it has the potential to become a place that helps countless children who had a rotten start in life begin adulthood on an equal footing with their peers…
Halloween maybe thought by some to be a fun event with dressing up and sweets but there is a sinister side to this day.
Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.
In the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.
This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
By 43 A.D., the Roman Empire had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.
The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of “bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.
In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints.
Soon All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.
The Celtic festival may indeed derive from even further back in time to the Egpytians or even the Sumerians.
Nowadays it is seen as a commercial event. One quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween.
However for the Luciferians, Satanists, Illuminati who carry out ritual sexual abuse, this is a time to indulge in their disgusting nefarious practices which include abusing children in their rituals.
Luciferians, Satanists and Illuminati are unfortunately in positions of power all over the world, and there are many of them. Illuminati alone in the US being about one in a hundred people.
The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, recently acknowledged and apologised to the victims of ritual abuse. Acknowledgement and Apology to Ritual Abuse Victims from Australian Prime Minister
The Halloween rituals by the Illuminati may last from 29- 4th November, see DeprogramWiki Ritual Holidays
The following is a post from Fiona Barnett and illustrates this ugly side to Halloween.
The Secret Side of Halloween Original post on this link 
Halloween is not about dressing up and eating sugar. Halloween stems from an ancient Luciferian ritual which is still practiced all over the globe today. The focus of the Halloween Ritual is child murder.
Here are some drawings I did following my therapy session in which we focused on my childhood experiences of Halloween.
My trauma therapist felt vicariously traumatized by my description of these rituals, and stopped the session short. He said he couldn’t process any more images in his head.
I commented: “How do you think it is for me, on this side of the couch?”
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So, do you still feel like eating candy? My therapist doesn’t.
The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
Although he earlier warned abuse would not be tolerated, he also called on Church members to defend it against persecution from allegations of abuse
He said it was ‘time to defend the mother’ and insisted that the Church as a whole cannot be dirtied by accusations of abuse against its members.
In his comments, he claimed that ‘the great accuser’ intended to attack the Church and called on members to defend it.
He urged the world not to taint the whole of the Catholic Church because of the scandals.
Meanwhile, some bishops from Asia and Africa have termed the abuse scandal a ‘Western problem’.
Church leaders from around the world attended the closing mass of the synod which many had hoped would take the global struggle against paedophile priests up a notch.
Also at the Synod, some bishops from Asia and Africa have reportedly termed the abuse scandal a ‘Western problem’
As the talks began, Pope Francis warned again that abuse and cover ups would not be tolerated.
But as US Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich told the press, priestly sexual abuse was ‘not on the front burner of all countries’.
‘The resistance of some bishops’ to discuss a crisis which has hit countries from Germany to America and Chile limited talk time at the synod, US Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput told the Catholic News Service agency.
‘Some say that (sex abuse) really is an issue of the Western world,’ he said, adding that he wished that ‘we had spent more time not only talking about (the crisis), but apologizing to people for it’.
Another topic brought up at the meeting was the fate of Christians in the Middle East.
Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad appealed to the Pope, the synod members and young people to not forget about the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
He said: ‘If the Middle East is emptied of Christians, Christianity will be left without its roots.
‘We need your humanitarian and spiritual support as well as your solidarity, friendship and closeness until the storm passes.’