Ian Ramsay from Kelson was found guilty of sexual abuse and violence towards partners and ex-partners. He was also convicted of stalking women with whom he had been in a relationship with. 

Ramsay was convicted of 16 charges against 9 complainers from 2014 until 2020. Two victims were raped whilst asleep and others were physical and sexually assaulted. He blackmailed his victims with threats of revealing personal photos and bombarded them with messages, calls and gifts. 

Ramsay returned to court for sentencing and Lord Richardson imposed a sentence of 13 years’ imprisonment with a 3-year extended sentence. He was subjected to a 20-year non-harassment order which prevents him from contacting or approaching his victims. He was also made subject to notification requirements. 

Fraser Gibson, Scotland’s procurator fiscal for High Court sexual offences stated: “Ian Ramsay carried out appalling offences against women over the course of many years. His criminal behaviour was persistent and wicked but has been brought to an end by the courage of his victims in speaking out.

“We welcome today’s sentence and hope that it provides some small comfort for the women he terrorised.