Orphanage claims made
A WOMAN has claimed she was abused at an orphanage run by nuns where the bodies of hundreds of children were “buried” in a mass grave.
Theresa Tolmie-McGrane told the BBC she suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse at Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark in the 1970s.
A BBC and Sunday Post investigation found that at least 400 children from the institution are thought to be buried in an unmarked grave at the town’s St Mary’s Cemetery.
The orphanage, run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, was home to more than 10,000 children between opening in 1864 and closing in 1981.
A spokesman said it was “shocked and saddened” by the abuse allegations.