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An oil rig is beached in the Western Isles.
It broke free from a tug last night on the west of Lewis.
And is being monitored for any pollution threat.
Forensic teams examine a supermarket carpark in Renfrewshire.
Detectives are investigating the rape of a teenager.
The economic outlook - exports and tourism look strong -
but business surveys show signs of a downturn.
Edinburgh Castle explodes in colour -
as the International Festival gets underway.
I am at the Olympic Park in Rio, reflecting on some good Scottish
performances today and what we can expect over the weekend.
An oil rig - with 70,000 gallons of diesel on board -
is aground on a beach in the Western Isles.
It was blown ashore in last night's storms, after breaking free
from a tug which was towing it to the west of Lewis.
A Marine Accident Investigation is underway and the coastguard
It was en route from Norway and undertow when it broke at 420 in the
morning, the weather has been rough in the Western Isles since Saturday
afternoon with gusts of up to 60 mph. There are people here who have
their livelihood is dependent on fishing and fish farming and tourism
and the main tourist attraction is one mile up the coast from where
this has happened and if this had been an oil tanker the place would
have been devastated. In a way the people of Lewis have been fortunate
this was not a tanker carrying some horrible cargo which could have
caused pollution of the many years horrible cargo which could have
to come but it raises questions, chief amongst these, whether they
should be an emergency towing vessel which could deal with such
incidents. Two tugs already on station, one based in Shetland, a
salvage team is expected to arrive on the scene and the Secretary of
State's representative will be here this evening. The island
Parliamentary representatives have called for a review of the decision
to not have an emergency towing vessel stations nearby. The UK
Government have agreed to continue provision as Karen Lee is not
adequate -- as it is currently, but it is not adequate, we are not
talking about the middle of winter, we are talking about August and
benign conditions, but still accidents can happen like this.
Angus is there tonight, what are the next steps in the salvage operation?
The next steps, three articulated lorries are coming with salvage
equipment, salvage company has been contracted to do the salvage work
and it is expected that a third tug might come over from Aberdeen and I
believe it is on the way. There will be a meeting tomorrow morning with
the Secretary of State's representative come the Marine
accident investigation Branch and local representatives of the
emergency services and they will decide what happens, the wind is
expected to go down and the next high tide is not until nine days
hence, so unless they can do something before the next high tide
it could be some days before we see some action. Everything will become
clearer tomorrow by lunchtime and we will see what action they are going
to take. Thanks for joining us. A 14-year-old girl has
been raped outside The girl was attacked shortly
after 8pm last night as she left the store
in the Main Street Shopping Our reporter, John McManus,
is there for us. This is the scene behind me where
the 14-year-old was raped last night in Barrhead. The incident began at
the town's Asda store, they say the girl was cycling around and she
stopped in the supermarket and when she came out she was approached by a
man who forced her across the Main Street, to the spot behind me, where
she was raped. Police say it was an extremely traumatic event,
unsurprisingly, and they have had forensic experts out combing the
area for evidence and they have also issued a description of the suspect
they want to speak to, mail, aged between 20 and 30, wearing a grey
top with a zip and he was carrying a large black holdall and he was
wearing a white trilby. They have also said they know the suspect was
inside Asda before he approached the girl so they are examining footage.
They also examining CCTV footage from the parade of shops close to
the spot, but one of the shop owners I spoke to said she is not waiting
for the police and she has already started looking through her own
footage because she is so anxious to started looking through her own
help police catch this man. Thanks for joining us.
One year on from a BBC Reporting Scotland investigation,
the cash available to parents who need help to pay
for their children's school uniforms still varies widely depending
Anti-poverty campaigners say the situation needs to change.
Buying a school uniform can be an expensive business, some estimate
the cost at least ?129 per child, and for some families it is simply
not affordable. Today in Dundee these mothers gathered to hear the
equality secretary announced long-term bands to eradicate child
poverty -- plans. But for some their concern was the more immediate
pressure of buying school clothes. It is quite stressful because kids
like certain clothes and it is kind of expensive, as well, brand names.
There is a system in place to help low income families pay for uniforms
which is run by a local authority, but the levels of cash available
varies widely from council to counsel, from ?20 in Angus to ?110
in West Lothian. Across Scotland's 32 council areas there has been very
little change in the levels of payment available since BBC Scotland
first looked at this issue almost one ago. So now anti-poverty
campaigners want ministers to bring in a minimum school clothing grant
to alleviate the pressure on less well off parents. That is causing
stress amongst parents, in some cases leading families into debt and
where they can't get uniform together for their children children
are going back to school feeling uncomfortable and they are not
equipped to learn and some of them are getting into trouble with their
teachers for not having the uniform they need and some are being
bullied. The Scottish Government gains new powers to bring in a
clothing grant earlier this year and says it is listening -- gained. It
is not acceptable there is such a wide variation in school clothing
grants across Scotland and we are determined with our partners in
local government to address this issue, it is a matter of equality
school uniform is a huge undertaking school uniform is a huge undertaking
-- I certainly recognise. Ministers will begin talks with a council
group, but the question from councils at the moment, if there is
a minimum grant, who pays? For many teenagers
an anxious night awaits - they'll be receiving
their exam results tomorrow. Our education correspondent
Jamie McIvor is at the helpline in Glasgow for anyone who needs
advice if they don't get the results 140,000 candidates will be
getting their exam results tomorrow. More than a third of them won't be
waiting for the postman, though. They've signed up to get notified
by text or e-mail so they'll know how they've done before
the certificate comes As ever, there will be some
who are disappointed. Especially if they didn't
meet their conditional offer So the helpline here
will be up and running. The deputy first minister
visited this afternoon. Trained advisors here have
information on the clearing system, college courses, apprenticeship
schemes and the like. The advisers are well trained to
have an appreciation of all of the opportunities and options that are
available for young people, no matter the results they have
received. Even if young person gets results which are not good as they
anticipated, the helpline is here to give all the necessary assistance
and I would encourage young people to use that service. Many candidates
are going to be nervous tonight, so you might want to note down the
helpline number. Some might be worrying about their higher English,
- it was changed at relatively short notice.
We'll know tomorrow if the replacement paper had any
Another question will be how this year's Higher Maths exam proved.
Last year the pass mark was lowered to just 34%
as it was so much harder than it should have been.
Will this year's pass mark be back within the usual acceptable range?
You're watching Reporting Scotland from the BBC.
Still to come on tonight's programme: the teenager who knocked
down and killed a nurse as she walked home from work
In sport, we are live in Rio for the very latest news
And the new star of Celtic, Scott Sinclair reveals the former
Parkhead player who persuaded him to join the Scottish Champions.
The economic outlook in Scotland is deteriorating -
with two business surveys showing signs of a downturn.
But is it too soon to say this is about that referendum vote
Let's find out with our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser:
Good evening. As with the unseasonal weather, Scotland's economy has been
battered by summer storms ever since the vote on EU membership. Two
significant reports, one from the Bank of Scotland, suggesting
businesses have seen a big dip in new orders and the other report
suggests the economy is finally balanced between standing still and
recession, this comes after the Bank of England sought to navigate its
way out of the storm by cutting interest rates and pumping new cash
into the economy. Before the Brexit vote Scotland had moved into a worst
position than the UK as a whole, it only just avoided recession last
winter and the underlying problems have not gone away. We are seeing a
contraction in the Scottish economy, a downturn in manufacturing and also
professional services. We have spoken about the impact of oil and
gas, especially in the North East of Scotland, but this is now reaching
further afield, manufacturers across Scotland are seeing a downturn in
demand and they reduction in their work in progress. The some parts of
the economy there is better news because the value of the pound has
fallen by around 15% of the currencies of major trading partners
and that should help exporting, because goods here look cheaper to
foreigner, -- foreigners, although imports Luke Morris pensive to us.
The visitor to Scotland is finding it cheaper than it was just a couple
of months ago -- although imports will look more expensive to us. At
the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, not much of a slowdown, seemingly. I'm
the managing director for a hotel group and July and August is always
a buoyant time for our hotels especially in Edinburgh because of
the fringe Festival, we have extra people committing to book for our
hotels in Scotland and that is up from Europe and the United States by
up to 50-100% in terms of conversion to bookings on our website which is
a very positive thing, and I can only assume with the weaker pound
that will help, people will decide only assume with the weaker pound
to travel to our hotels in Scotland. The uncertainty about Brexit
impacted and was answered single most, even though the Bank of
England's moves last week were welcomed by businesses, but now it
is over to governments to explain how they will support the economy.
Could we see tax cuts or more public spending from Downing Street? And a
big choice for Holyrood with their new tax powers. Neither government
is likely to answer those questions until later this year.
A teenager who knocked down and killed a nurse
on her way home from work - has been jailed for 6 years.
Dylan Jenkins was being followed by a police car in May this year -
when he lost control of his vehicle and struck Jill Pirie.
She was taken to the hospital where she worked -
the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary - for treatment -
Jill Pirie was walking home from work when she was hit and killed by
a car driven by Dylan Jenkin, the car powered into the back of her
throwing her against a wall. She was rushed to the hospital where she
worked, and colleagues battled to save her life but they were not able
to. Jenkin only had a provisional licence and he was not insured and
he had bought the car on a website for just ?40. Police tried to get
Jenkin over because of the state of his car, but instead he took off at
high speed, instigating a chase down this road. All the while Jill Pirie
was heading home after shift to see her young son and she was less in
half a mile from home when she was struck, and afterwards Jenkin
climbed over the fence into this golf course and ran away, it was the
following day when he gave himself up. A major investigation involving
police forensics and search teams was launched and the July Jenkin
pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving. -- in July. At the High
Court he was sentenced to six years in prison and banned from driving
for seven years. Family and friends were in court and the judge spoke
about the terrible toll this had taken on them. Later Jill Pirie's
sister issued a statement, saying the sentence was a sick joke.
In the meantime the police investigations review commission
continues to investigate because police officers were involved.
Report will be sent to the Crown Office in Duke. -- in Duke course.
A fresh wave of strike action has been announced in a pay dispute
Members of Unite and the RMT are taking action against oil
Strikes will be staggered, with 24 hour stoppages taking place
on six different Shell operated platforms on different days
Wood Group says the escalation is extremely unhelpful.
The death of a 24-year-old man in the east end of Glasgow
Gary Weir was stabbed when a fight broke out as he left a party at
Three other men in their twenties were taken to hospital
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward
Crawler and she had come out of the property behind me, have extended a
21st birthday party with his friends. When they left, the pub was
emptying, there was a discussion between another group of individuals
who had not been at the party, this resulted in a fight in the street,
and during this, Gary sustained a fatal injury, which resulted in his
death. We are keen to identify the other members of the group, who had
been involved in this. Scottish Labour leader
Kezia Dugdale is to marry her The 34-year-old says she is "utterly
thrilled" after getting engaged The couple have been
together since 2008, but Ms Dugdale only talked publicly
about their relationship Team GB is on the medal
table at the Rio Olympics after Adam Peaty's world record swim
for gold and Jazz Carlin's No medals yet for the Scottish
contingent though, AND the Murray brothers are already
out of the doubles. Let's get the very latest
from Kheredine Idessane. Not a wonderful weekend for some of
the Scots, but much more promising today. Straight to the action on the
rowing lake, Heather Stanning and her partner, favourites for a gold
medal, defending Olympic champions, they have not lost in 36 races. That
almost came to an end, coming from behind to get past the Danish crew.
A decent first performance from Heather Stanning and Heather Lovell.
A good new story to be told as well, across at the canoe doubles, Richard
Hounslow was in action, they performed in the single canoe,
really good performance to qualify third fastest, today it was all
really good performance to qualify about the two-man canoe, they are
the silver medallist from London four years ago. -- Helen Glover.
They qualified second fastest in the semifinals. They have been talking
about how tricky the course was. Some tricky moves, particularly the
bottom section, definitely one that was testing all of the cruise. We
took on what we thought was a pretty safe way of going about it, with the
objective that they get through to the next round, that is it. David
Florence, that double act, not so the double act of Andy Murray and
Jamie Murray, they are unfortunately already out of the doubles in the
first round, this was their opponent's seven match point,
extraordinary second set tie-break, which the Murray brothers lost
agonisingly 16-14, going out at the first hurdle, understandably
disappointing for Andy Murray, he spoke with me afterwards. You don't
get this opportunity often, the way the match finished,
the net cord, just one of those days, unfortunately. The good news,
Andy Murray is still in the singles competition, is playing Juan Monaco
in the second round tomorrow, and fingers crossed there could be a
Scottish medal here tomorrow, David Florence going in the canoe singles,
Scottish medal here tomorrow, David and then the final, we hope to bring
you some good news tomorrow. New Celtic signing Scott Sinclair
says he was sold on a move to Parkhead after speaking
to the former Celtic The 27-year-old made his debut
for the club yesterday, in what proved to be
a very eventful afternoon VOICEOVER: He has Chelsea,
Manchester City and Swansea on his very impressive CV, for the next
four years, Scott Sinclair will be a Celtic player, if Ben forehand
yesterday is anything to go by, then Celtic fans are in for a treat. --
if yesterday is anything to go by. COMMENTATOR: Dream debut for Scott
Sinclair! VOICEOVER: Scoring what proved to be the winning goal, just
minutes after coming on as a subject, in his first game, the
Parkhead club have paid around ?4.5 million to Aston Villa for his
services, he says that former Celtic midfielder Stilley and Petrov has
given him plenty of advice about the move to Celtic Park. I spoke with
stand before I came here, I discussed with him, and asked him
questions about what it was like, and he told me, basically, you will
never experience the atmosphere and what the fans are like. --
never experience the atmosphere and Petrov. He said it was great to get
my football back on track, and it is great for me to enjoy football
against white sink there is also teaming up once again with Brendan
Rodgers, who managed him at Swansea, he says he knows all about the
quality of the striker and what he can bring to the squad. He is a
really top talent. It has been difficult for him the last couple of
seasons, after his move to Manchester City and then to Aston
Villa, but he is a player that gets you off his seat. Perfect start for
Scott Sinclair, in what he hopes will be a flourishing Celtic career.
STUDIO: Russell Knox may well have done enough to secure a wild card
The Inverness born golfer claimed victory at the Travellers
In the process he joined a small and illustrious group of Scots
The question is, will Ryder Cup captain Darren Clark be impressed?
VOICEOVER: It was a 12 foot putt to win in Cromwell, Connecticut,
Russell Knox has well and truly thrown his hat into the ring for a
Ryder Cup captain 's pick. Automatic selection has not yet been achieved,
he rarely plays in the European Tour, he's just outside selection
from the world points list. His pedigree is not in doubt. Now 18th
in the he joins a small select group of Scots to have achieved world top
20 status, only Sandy Lyle, Sam Torrance and Colin Montgomerie have
reached such giddy heights on the world stage. In terms of winnings
this season, he has also impressed, earning over ?4 million, but will it
be enough to satisfy Darren Clarke? The Ryder Cup captain has three wild
card picks with Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood expected to fill two of
them. Is Russell Knox worthy of the third? Everything is in his favour
just now, especially having played in America, the Ryder Cup in
America, his form this year has been fantastic, he has been very
consistent in the Majors, he has gone up the world ranking points,
now it is just a waiting game for him. He has done everything he could
do. Ryder Cup paddled the commences against the Americans on the 30th of
September, has Russell Knox done enough to be back in the spotlight
for the European team? -- Ryder Cup battle commences.
STUDIO: The Edinburgh International Festival opened last night with one
of biggest and most spectacular shows to date.
Around 27,000 people gathered beneath Edinburgh Castle
to watch a free light and animation show.
And our arts correspondent Pauline McLean was among them.
VOICEOVER: The Edinburgh International Festival has played
host to some big names but I shows go this must be one of the biggest
and most spectacular, Wayne tribute to the great philosophers and
geologists produced by Scotland, as well as poets, writers and
musicians, a huge challenge squeezing 350 million years of
history into 18 minutes! Very large surface, we have a lot of
projectors, aligning that many project is very accurately over a
building and a surface of this size is very technically complicated and
unpredictable, if it rains, the rock will get darker, when we did the
test back in January, was not so many trees and grass on the rock,
the organic nature of the canvas has been a real challenge and we have
had to respond to some environmental factors. We have had the full range
of Scottish weather today, and torrential rain to high wind, many
events cancelled around the country, but not this one, which is just as
well, 27,000 free tickets have been snapped up, and thousands of people
have arrived here already. They liked what they saw. Really enjoyed
it, some of it really blew my head off, fantastic! Spectacular, the way
that they split up all the different parts of the castle, and the
surroundings... It was amazing, I am privileged to be here. The people
here that are young, 50 years down the line, what will they see! It is
just what the Festival hope for, a chance to celebrate the ordinary as
well as the extraordinary people who host the event every year, and see
their city in a whole new light. Is it a night for getting out and
about? We will find out with Kirsty. Blustery spell of weather,
certainly, over the next few days, feeling changeable conditions on the
cards, this evening, looks dry for most of us, spells of sunshine to
end the day, share was continuing to these, the main increase for most of
us, the one exception continues to be some very strong wind across
Shetland for a time, gusting to around 55 mph, wet conditions,
during the night, the wind here will moderate, it will become drier,
elsewhere, looking largely dry, some clear periods, just a scattering of
showers, especially across the north-west, driven in on brisk
north-westerly wind, this will help temperatures stay up around nine, 10
degrees, just dipping to something called for sheltered rural areas in
the North and the clear skies. Tomorrow, dry for most of us, plenty
of sunshine around, as we go through the day, cloud will bubble up for
most of us, and there will be some showers. Tomorrow afternoon, the
heaviest and most frequent showers will be across the likes of the
borders, Dumfries and Galloway, scattering of showers through the
central belt, and for somewhat stern coastal areas, and we will see some
breaks as well, spells of brightness. The driest, brightest
conditions tomorrow afternoon across the North Highlands and the
north-east, temperature wise, around 15 to 17 Celsius, and the wind will
continue to ease across the board. Tomorrow evening, the showers will
continue for many areas, and a band of rain will feed into the West
during the course of the night, by Wednesday morning, that rain
continues for a time in the south-west, although clearing fairly
quickly, behind that, a lot of decent weather to come, spells of
brightness and sunshine, and with light wind and highs of 19 Celsius,
it will feel Pleasant in the sunshine.
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