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An array of sports stars join Scots from academia,

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the world of business and charity workers, celebrating their inclusion

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Andy Murray, the world number one in tennis,

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receives a knighthood at the age of 29.

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He's said it's been a great end to an extraordinary year.

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It sounds strange, obviously. It is a big honour, a recognition for my

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results over the last few years. I'm happy being known as Andy, that's

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fine by me. In Dunblane, the honour is seen as a fitting tribute for the

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young man who has never forgotten his roots. I'd put him up there with

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the greatest with what he's achieved. He will go down as an

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all-time great in British sporting history. He's fantastic, he's

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brilliant, he deserves it. Brilliant, delighted. He's a great

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guy. The whole family they do so much for us. And this is the icing

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on the cake as far as his career is concerned. Sir Andy Murray,

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brilliant, fantastic news! There is an MBE for Gordon Reid has services

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to wheelchair tennis. Katherine Grainger, the first woman to win

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five medals at five games, becomes dame for services to

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rowing and charity. This year feels like it has been not just a stepping

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stone but the springboard what comes next. Adding a title to my name...

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There's a responsibility only to go out and do something, make another

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big step and have a big impact. Elsewhere, 100 other Scots are being

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recognised to Scottish life and society.

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Edinburgh is all set to lead Scotland's Hogmanay celebrations,

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with the world famous street party, and a concert and fireworks show.

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Tens of thousands of revellers are expected in the city centre.

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The event is estimated to be worth more than ?40

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In some parts of the world, it is already 2017. But here in Edinburgh,

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there's still plenty to do as preparations continue well into the

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afternoon. Princes Street is shocked to transom traffic and soon it'll be

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the scene of a massive street party. I heard about this party, it's very

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famous, it's in the top five things you need to do before you die so I

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made the trip. In Scotland, they are very friendly. And hospitable. Nice

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people. And I came here. With 75,000 revellers, police say there will be

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a heightened presence. Organisers say security is their number one

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priority. We have a year-round process of reviewing our safety

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measures with Police Scotland and the local authority. We have

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measures in place and we ask the public to their bit to help as well

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and make sure they have their plans in place forgetting here, staying

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warm, drinking responsibly and using the transport to get home. The city

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is getting ready to party. Crowds are heading for Princes Street. And

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there is a ceilidh that'll bring in the New Year. We are expecting wind

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and rain but, hopefully, it'll clear away by midnight.

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ScotRail is apologising to customers caught up in more

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travel misery today, after problems with overhead

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electric cables caused services to be suspended throughout

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Five of 14 routes experienced major disruption.

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Nearly all low level services via Glasgow Queen Street

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and Glasgow Central were cancelled this afternoon, with only some bus

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services eventually being put in place to transport passengers.

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The top two football teams in the country met

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Rangers and Celtic played out a thrilling Hogmanay encounter.

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And it was the current league champions who came out winners,

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stretching their Premiership lead to 19 points.

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Our senior football reporter, Chris McLaughlin, reports.

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One of the noisiest derbies in the world started with silence. In

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memory of the 66 fans who lost their lives in the New Year Ibrox disaster

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over 45 years ago. As the New Year approaches, it was an old face who

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had Ibrox rocking once more. Step forward 37-year-old Kenny Miller.

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Just reward for Rangers who'd started well. There are reasons why

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Celtic are so far ahead in the title race. One of those, the young French

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striker, Dembele. Celtic were level. At the start of the second half,

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only the crossbar stopped giving Celtic the lead. Sinclair was on

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target in the follow-up. He made amends with 20 minutes to go. Little

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help from the Rangers defence that had temporarily disappeared. In an

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entertaining match, the home side looked dangerous in spells. Miller

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thought he'd levelled late on. The post had other ideas. Disappointment

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for Miller and for Rangers. It finished here with Celtic deserving

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of their victory. It's party time now for them and their fans. On the

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last day of 2016, the title is all but there's.

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There were four other matches in the Premiership

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with wins for Dundee, and Ross County, in the Highland

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There were draws for Partick and Hamilton.

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Now, if you're planning to celebrate the New Year out of doors,

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the all-important weather forecast, from Christopher.

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Is the rain set to clear in time for the bells, Christopher?

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It is indeed, fingers crossed. Good evening. All that rain we've had is

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on its way out to leave many areas dry. The blue will be some showers

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in the north. There's the rain, offer goes south of the border. Many

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areas for central and southern Scotland are dry but it will be

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turning chilly, breezy as well. Further north, some showers, some

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low temperatures, and we have some sweet to lower levels. The wind is

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strong from the north and quite bitter, and there will be the risk

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of ice overnight. Be aware warning on the roads for those showers

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washing the grit. 2017, plenty of sunshine the central and southern

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parts with showers holding on in the north, then edging southwards. It is

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a cold and bracing day but plenty of sunshine to welcome in 2017.

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Afternoon highs of five. That's the forecast for now.

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But we're back with more news and weather 9:35pm.

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Until then, a have a very good evening.

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