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Sister of missing Fraserburgh man Shaun Ritchie appeals for fresh information four years after he was last seen

October 31, 2018


The sister of a man who went missing on a Halloween night out has renewed her appeal for information four years after he disappeared.

Shaun Ritchie was last seen with friends in the Greenburn area of the countryside near Strichen in October 2014.

The 20-year-old was reported missing when he failed to return home the following day sparking one of the largest searches in Scottish police history.

But he was never found, despite intensive searches, although some of his clothes were recovered.


Shaun Ritchie’s mum fears she will have to wait 20 years for mystery to be solved

Today marks the fourth anniversary of his disappearance and his sibling Nicole Shand said it has been “really difficult” for the family.

She said they have been left with plenty of questions and no answers.


I know I will never speak to my son again, says Shaun Ritchie’s dad

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.    archive


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stuart summers lying unt?

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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.


  1. Decision on Esther Baker’s application was reserved after counsel to opposed on proportionality grounds. I cannot recall a panel determination that contradicted counsel to . Meanwhile, there were six other major developments at yday’s prelim hearing… 1/7

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. My favorite day on was the day when Scotland Yard, decided to visit us the members of the public who don’t believe McCann’s lies and asked us if we’ve seen Gerry 😂😂😂

David icke publishes Robert Greens letter to COE about satanists Jean la Fontaine

Professor Jean la Fontaine and satanic abuse policy of the Church of England – by Robert Green

spidercat Neverland


Neverland: Enchanting hideaway where Peter Pan’s real life Lost Boys roamed #LochNess

NOV 2013


  • Nine-acre estate near Loch Ness was built as a stop-over for shepherds
  • Barrie went there with kids that inspired Lost Boys after their mother died
  • Over that summer in 1910 he is said to have finalised the character of Peter
  • Artist Mallais, poet Trollope and explorer Captain Scott also stayed there

Perched on the edge of a small ravine shrouded by luscious green forest, this magical Scottish hideaway is where JM Barrie retreated to write part of Peter Pan.

Dhivach Lodge, which lies near Loch Ness, was originally built as a stop-over for shepherds on their way to market at nearby Glenmoriston in the early 1800s.

With few paths and acres of wild woods, it was a haven for men trekking miles to sell their wares.

Hideaway: Dhivach Lodge, a former Highland bothy near Loch Ness, became the home of JM Barrie

Hideaway: Dhivach Lodge, a former Highland bothy near Loch Ness, became the home of JM Barrie

More than 100 years later, it became a welcome pit-stop for a very different kind of work.

Over one long summer in 1910, Barrie decided to escape the buzz of Edinburgh with the three children that inspired the Lost Boys after their mother, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, died of cancer.

Lost in mourning, they turned the bothy into their own version of Neverland – and as the children played, Barrie is said to have finalised the character of Peter.

Now the sprawling estate – which sits in over nine acres of ground – is on the market for offers £1million.

Inspiration: The writer holidayed here with the children that inspired the Lost Boys after their mother died

Inspiration: The writer holidayed here with the children that inspired the Lost Boys after their mother died

Magical: The bothy was originally built as a stop-over for shepherds on their way to the market up the mountain

Magical: The bothy was originally built as a stop-over for shepherds on their way to the market up the mountain

The building began with just two tiny rooms, which are now part of the sitting room in the west end of today’s Lodge.

It now has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, an artist’s studio, a kitchen and a dining room. There is also a cellar and a coach house.

Loch Ness lies on the Great Glen fault line and is one of the three lochs joined by canal to form the coast to coast connection of the Caledonian Canal.

Iconic: His summer here would inspire some of the qualities of the iconic character of Peter Pan

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

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.’

Up-to-date news and expert insight into the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and other abuse claims related matters

Scottish Developments

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.

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