Monday, April 25, 2005


Mystery still surrounds the death of Thomas Hamilton on 13 March 1996. We have always been led to believe that after a 3 minute rampage in which he shot dead 16 children and their teacher and injured 12 other children and 2 teachers, he then turned the gun on himself. Questions are still being asked about whether this was really the case. Hidden away for 100 years is the autopsy report on Thomas Hamilton.

Many will wonder why the reality of how Hamilton met his death matters. No-one would disagree that after the hideous and unbelievable carnage he caused, he was better off dead. However, how he met his end will tell us an awful lot more about the background to the massacre. If he was shot dead after just 3 minutes, that suggests someone knew what Hamilton planned to do.

Hamilton was not the loner that Lord Cullen and sections of the press made out. He actually had many “friends”, although they preferred to describe themselves as acquaintances when giving evidence at the inquiry in 1996. His most regular visitors continued coming right until the end, say Grace and Jim Ogilvie, Hamilton’s immediate neighbours. Yet nearly all those who knew Hamilton claimed, at the inquiry, that they hadn’t seen him for several months. Mr and Mrs Ogilvie know that the men who regularly turned up in large flashy cars to visit Hamilton continued doing so right up to13 March 1996. They saw them. Another neighbour, Cathleen Kerr gave a statement to the police that she saw Hamilton getting out of a grey saloon car on that final fateful morning. He was cheerful, she said. And he waved to the driver before going over to the white van to scrape ice off the windscreen. Both Mrs Kerr and another neighbour Comrie Deuchars saw no apparent change in his demeanour. He certainly did not seem depressed. Quite the opposite. Mrs Kerr says he was actually more cheerful and chatty in those last few days.

Did Hamilton have a “getaway car” planned? Were all his letters to the Queen, and the press, and his MP during that last week really a signal that he at last intended to leave the small town where rumours about him were rife? It was a source of amazement to some that Hamilton continued to live in a place where there was so much rumour and gossip about him. Was he conned – by an accomplice – into believing that after carrying out his act of revenge against the people of Dunblane that a new life beckoned?

The first ambulance on the scene arrived at 9.57am. The crew, Alison Irvine and Lesley Haire, came from Callander Ambulance Station. They were met at the main entrance to the school by Ron Taylor, the headteacher. He told them they were the first there and that about 12 children were dead and a similar number injured. Lesley Haire went back to the ambulance to radio up that this was a major incident, whilst Mr Taylor led Alison to the gym, telling her that what she was about to see was like something out of a “film-set”. She was met at they gym door by a man who described himself as an “off-duty police officer”. She asked for confirmation that it was safe to go in, and was told by this man that Hamilton was definitely dead. The off-duty police officer was not called to give evidence at the inquiry. Why, when he was such a vital witness? The person who is said to have seen Hamilton shoot himself is David Scott, a student teacher. He wasn’t called to give evidence at the inquiry either. Why, when he was such a vital witness?

The police, in their evidence at the inquiry, said they were on scene at 9.50am. Alison says that there were no uniformed police officers or police cars there when she arrived at 9.57.

There was even a difference of opinion between the headteacher Mr Taylor and a police officer, DS John Ogg, about whether Mr Taylor actually made a 999 call, or phoned a direct number at Stirling Police HQ. None of the solicitors – not even those acting for the bereaved parents – made any attempt to have such an important matter clarified. DS John Ogg stated that the police log showed it was not a 999 call. This piece of evidence was not even asked to be seen.

The Scene of Crime Officers, Malcolm Chisholm and Donald Scobie, have had their witness statements, diagrams relating to their statements and “toolmark examinations” hidden away for 100 years. This is very interesting. We were led to believe that Hamilton turned away from the gym and faced the wall when he shot himself. Yet it would appear that he was found lying on his back with his head near the wall. Two bullet holes were seen in that wall just 6 inches from the ground. Did Hamilton administer these final 2 (2!!) bullets to his head whilst lying down? It does not make sense. Lord Cullen does not even refer in his report to the bullet(s) used by Hamilton to kill himself.

Those who knew Hamilton know for certain he didn’t kill himself. Doreen Hagger says “he was far too much of a coward”. At the 1988 camp on Inchmoan Island she did all she could to protect the boys from Hamilton’s sadistic cowardly bullying. One day she encouraged the boys to collect spiders and other creepy crawlies to put in his sleeping bag. He freaked out that night. Then when the island was ‘invaded’ by geese, Hamilton sought protection from Mrs Hagger… It is a myth that those who take their own life are cowards. Cowards take the life of others, whilst wishing to preserve their own. Who did kill Hamilton? And why?


Blogger Ollie said...

hey fellow north yorkshire person :P

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously are you that thick? The two brave teachers obviously wrestled the gun from him and executed the scum. Imagine if you'd witness this coward murder children in your class in front of you.

He got what he deserved just leave it.

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Socrates said...

Very Interesting...The 'just leave it' attitude is expected of us in this society - trust those in power, and don't ask any questions. Following the Holly Grieg incident in Aberdeen, I wouldn't trust those who claim to be our protectorate - keep asking and keep digging.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're fucking nutters. Same bunch as Hamilton.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that there was never a proper enquiry and that any evidence has been buried for 100 years should be enough to get anyone (who isn't brain dead) thinking. Obviously an establishment cover up. Very interesting, the recent revelations of paedophile ring in Westminster. I admire Sandra Uttley for having the courage and tenacity to pursue this matter.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Aberdam said...

Haha you've been had by hollywood bullshit. Teachers executing Hamilton,grow up and see the world for what it is. No don't 'just leave it' as you cowardly say. Let's get the truth from this deceitful cunts calling themselves the authorities.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Aberdam said...

Nutters? That is exactly the response you get from someone who knows they can't articulate an argument.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous The Main Man said...

Thomas PATSY Hamilton. Boys from QVS were being abused by Hamilton and very high powered people ,poor old Thomas took the all the rest that have went before him and after..... colateral damage.....

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're trying to make a conspiracy theory story about absolutely nothing. People like you are a menace trampling over the lives of witnesses, the bereaved and survivors.

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is reasonable to question the decision to hide the full facts about this atrocity from the public domain until most certainly everyone that knew Hamilton was long dead, if this has indeed been done. Why take this action if Hamilton was really loner and no one else was involved. I am not saying either way what Hamilton was, but If he was running a pedophile ring, why is it that no one has ever come forward to expose him?

Some people may think how convenient for the anti gun establishment that this single man crime, (if that is what it was) provided them the with perfect opportunity to take out the large law abiding public gun community.

1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really aren't right in the head.
What is even more troubling is that you actually believe that what you are spouting is true.
Really disturbing.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamilton was known as "Spock" by some of the boys he made to strip. Hamilton was a rogue alien who was killed by his fellow aliens. Some of the people in the school were also aliens undercover. The full autopsy has not been revealed because of evidence of alien organs - he was supposedly cremated to destroy the evidence.

The above is as plausible as the conspiracy theory proposed in this blog.

Why would a teacher or teachers who wrestled an armed gunman in front of child witnesses not want to take the credit for saving the lives of children? Hamilton had many bullets left. Would any jury convict them? This was self-defence and reasonable force.

Someone who kills 16 small children is not sane. Spree killers often kill themselves, rather than face life imprisonment - probably in isolation for their own protection.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if someone else shot hamilton they are legends

3:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Was he in debt with NatWest?

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That the sole response to this manufactured and highly secretive tragedy by the UK's elites was to forcibly remove the sovereign right of its lawful subjects to own and operate firearms, whether for sporting events, memorabilia, or self defense, is highly telling. As is the speed at which 'signatures' were acquired for the 'petition' allegedly on behalf of the people demanding further restrictions on private gun ownership. Nothing of the sort in the last deadly shooting ten years earlier, just typical governmental knee jerk overreach for the laws then reactively passed. But this time miraculously everyone banded together behind gun control the likes of which one only finds in Asian dictatorial nations like N. Korea? Right.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dunblane, Columbine, Virginia Tech... Sandy Hook... The same story again and again. We are not allowed to know the truth. The truth is not for the likes of us. Monkey see Monkey Do. Et Nos Sumus in carne experimentum

5:21 AM  
Anonymous S Wood said...

Right? Wrong. So many signatures were so quickly collected because people were disgusted that these weapons were so easily available. The idea that gun control is some sort of right is sick joke. As is this crank Uttley whose over riding concern is to smear the gun control lobby. You people are the scum of the earth.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Sandra there are a hell of a lot of unanswered questions and missing information , it beggers belief that something like this could be orchestrated by others for some other sinister means the State , we should all keep pushing for the evidence and a fresh enquiry just like with HILBOROUGH, you have my support 200%

Good Luck & God Bless them All

1:54 AM  

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