Claims that a paedophile ring operated at the highest echelons of the Scottish legal establishment are being considered by prosecutors.
Police Scotland spent five years investigating allegations that senior Scottish lawyers carried out acts of child sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s.
Among the alleged members of the paedophile ring were the late Tory MP Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, QC, a close ally of Margaret Thatcher, and the late Robert Henderson, QC.
The investigation was triggered by Henderson’s daughter, Susie, who described being repeatedly raped between the ages of 4 and 12 by her father and other men.
Police Scotland has passed a report on its findings to the Crown Office.
Detectives investigating allegations of historical child sexual abuse have uncovered compelling evidence that a paedophile ring operated among senior Scottish lawyers in the 1970s.
The majority of the suspects, including Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, QC, the former solicitor-general, are dead, but extradition proceedings have begun to have a retired QC who lives abroad brought to Scotland to face charges.
Further allegations against two very senior retired lawyers who are still alive have been left on file by police so that they can be reopened should other victims emerge to corroborate the claims.
A five-year investigation by Police Scotland was begun in 2014 when Susan Henderson, 52, daughter of the late Robert Henderson, QC, told police that she had been repeatedly raped by her father, a flamboyant…