A Perthshire scoutmaster who abused three boys has been told by a sheriff he can avoid prison if he pays his victims compensation.
David McDonald, 78, admitted sexually abusing the children in his care 40 years ago.
Sheriff Lindsay Fowls ordered him to pay £11,000 thousand pounds to one victim and £2,500 each to the other two.
Scotland Tonight discussed the issue with abuse survivor Mark Leech.
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