Peterhead – Robert Jeffrey
The inside story of Scotland’s toughest prison.
Peterhead Prison has housed some of the most notorious criminals in Scottish penal history. Down the years it earned the nickname The Hate Factory and made headline news decade after decade with dramatic escapes, hostage taking and rooftop riots. It also held wrongly convicted men for long years, such as Oscar Slater, Paddy Meehan, T C Campbell and Joe Steele. And it made history when the SAS was called in to dramatically rescue a hostage.