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John Swinney will say that it was the Registrar of Independent Schools who provided him with the information that caused him to wrongly impose conditions on the school in November 2018.

The Registrar will say that it was Education Scotland that caused her to inform Swinney that there had been a failing.

Education Scotland will say that it was the Care Inspectorate that caused them to state that there had been a failing.

Education Scotland will blame Perth & Kinross Council for raising false concerns in the January 2018 letter.

The Care Inspectorate will blame Perth & Kinross Council for raising concerns in the January 2018 letter.

The Care Inspectorate will blame Perth & Kinross Council for stating that the school failed to follow its child protection guidelines when this was untrue.

Education Scotland will blame the Care Inspectorate for stating that the school had failed to follow its child protection guidelines when this was untrue.

The Care Inspectorate will blame Witherslack for making false statements about the school.

Perth & Kinross Council will blame Witherslack for making false statements about the school.

Witherslack will blame the Care Inspectorate for threatening to block registration of their new service.

The Board of Governors will blame the Care Inspectorate for misleading them about the November 2018 investigation.

The Board of Governors will blame Witherslack for making false claims in their report.

The fomer staff, parents, and pupils, of TNS will look on with a mixture of amusement and anger as those who brought the school down seek to apportion blame on anyone but themselves.

Meanwhile, two school managers who made the correct call when analysing that letter from a disgruntled staff member will sigh with disbelief that so much harm can be done because of one innocent decision.

And at different ends of the country, pupils close their bedroom doors and sit alone, knowing that they will never go to school again because of the actions of those above.

Bill Colley