MURDERER Raymond Gilmour exposed himself to teenage girls while attending college as part of his training for freedom.

Gilmour, 35, was sentenced to life at the High Court in Glasgow on May 31, 1982, for the murder of Johnstone schoolgirl Pamela Hastie.

In February this year, he exposed himself to five women and girls while attending Telford College, Edinburgh.

Gilmour appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted four charges of indecency between February 7 and 15. Three took place at a disused railway line at Telford Road, Edinburgh, and the fourth at the Water of Leith walkway.

The court heard that the two girls involved in the first charge were aged 14 and 15, another 14-year-old girl was involved in the second charge, and the other women were in their late twenties.

The court was also told that the offences took place while Gilmour was on day release from prison. The first happened during the college lunch hour and the others at 4.30pm to 4.45pm.

Sheriff Andrew Lothian sentenced Gilmour, now c/o Shotts Prison, to three months from yesterday.

A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said Gilmour would have been offered sex counselling during his sentence for the murder of Pamela Hastie.

```During his sentence, counselling would have been offered,''said the spokesman. ```It would be a matter for him to take advantage of it. There are counsellors within the prison service.''

Asked if Gilmour had received such counselling, the spokesman said he could not discuss it on the grounds that it was deemed as a medical treatment and on that basis was confidential. However, he reiterated anyone convicted of a crime of that nature would be offered counselling and support.

Mr Gilmour's lawyer, Mr Gordon Ritchie, said he had no comment to make on any aspect of the case.

The murder of Pamela Hastie shocked Scotland in the early 1980s.

She was found raped and strangled in Rannoch Woods near Johnstone in November 1981.

Several months later, Gilmour, who was then 19, was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow of her murder.

Gilmour always claimed his confession, which was the basis for his conviction, was given only after police intimidation.

He was found guilty on a majority verdict and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 1983, after an appeal was rejected by three judges in the Court of Criminal Appeal, his lawyers took the case to the European court of Human Rights, where it was also rejected.

Mr Gilmour still protested his innocence and had hoped for a pardon or a re-trial.