Wednesday 12 September 2018



Peter May was expelled - from Eastwood High School in posh Newton Mearns in Glasgow - and ran away to London.

Scottish author Peter May


"After a month of sleeping in Euston station in the same clothes and singing for their supper, the boys cracked...

"As well as his miserable month in London, May also chose to intertwine darker elements of his own experiences in Runaway.

"A sinister character in the book called Doctor Roberts was based directly on a manager he had back in Glasgow, who attempted to seduce each of the boys individually."

Peter May: returning to a runaway youth

Jon Whiteley 1956.

Jon Whiteley attended school in Monymusk, in rural Aberdeenshire, in Scotland.

I won an Oscar aged 11

Jon Whiteley, by age 11, had won an Oscar, and had twice starred alongside Dirk Bogarde.

"Bogarde once said on live television that he had wanted to adopt Whiteley - who was watching with his mother at the time - though 'she wasn’t paying attention, which was just as well.'"

I won an Oscar aged 11


In the BBC's Huntingtower, the part of Wee Jaikie was played by the child actor Eric Cullen.

Eric Cullen was born in1965 in Scotland. 

He was an actor, known for Rab C. Nesbitt (1988), Huntingtower (1978) and Triple Scotch & Wry (1990). 

He died in 1996 in East Kilbride, Scotland.

Eric Cullen

Cullen was sexually abused by a violent paedophile ring from the age of thirteen

Cullen dedicated himself to campaigning against child pornography, and to trying to bring his abusers to justice.[6]

Of the three men he named as his principal abusers one, Francis Currens, was jailed during Cullen's lifetime; one, Cullen's uncle Jack Williams, was jailed after his death (both of them for sexual offences including the repeated rape of young boys);[7] and as of summer 2006 one, whom Cullen named as the ringleader, has never been prosecuted.[2]

Scottish singer Lena Zavaroni, at the age of 10, in 1974. 

Lena Zavaroni grew up in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute in Scotland 

Zavaroni was 'discovered' in the summer of 1973. 

Dorothy Solomon, partner of  Phil Solomon, became Zavaroni's manager.

In 1974 Zavaroni appeared on Opportunity Knocks hosted by Hughie Green.

How close was Zavaroni to Hughie Green?

Zavaroni  sang at a Hollywood charity show with Frank Sinatra in 1974.

Zavaroni performed at the White House for US President Gerald Ford

In 1989 Zavaroni married but separated 18 months later. 

In 1989, Zavaroni's mother, Hilda, died of a tranquilliser overdose and a fire destroyed all of her show business mementos.[3]

Lena Zavaroni died aged 35.


Freddie Findlay was a child actor in Rasputin (1996), A Feast at Midnight (1994) and The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987).

"By the age of 14 Freddie had a drug problem.

"Travelling to South America, he ended up homeless and drug addicted living on the streets of Peru’s capital, Lima.

"Freddie is now an apprentice shaman and says the Amazonian plant medicine Ayahuasca has cured him of his addiction."

It Doesn't Happen to People Like Me - Foreign Correspondent - ABC


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At 12 September 2018 at 12:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 12 September 2018 at 14:39 , Blogger Hollie Grieg Justice said...

wow reblogged . Did Hugie Green not rape Jess Yates wife ?


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