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BBC News at six. It is goodbye from me.

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An oil rig is beached in the Western Isles.

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It broke free from a tug last night on the west of Lewis.

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And is being monitored for any pollution threat.

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Forensic teams examine a supermarket carpark in Renfrewshire.

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Detectives are investigating the rape of a teenager.

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The economic outlook - exports and tourism look strong -

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but business surveys show signs of a downturn.

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Edinburgh Castle explodes in colour -

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as the International Festival gets underway.

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I am at the Olympic Park in Rio, reflecting on some good Scottish

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performances today and what we can expect over the weekend.

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An oil rig - with 70,000 gallons of diesel on board -

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is aground on a beach in the Western Isles.

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It was blown ashore in last night's storms, after breaking free

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from a tug which was towing it to the west of Lewis.

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A Marine Accident Investigation is underway and the coastguard

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It was en route from Norway and undertow when it broke at 420 in the

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morning, the weather has been rough in the Western Isles since Saturday

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afternoon with gusts of up to 60 mph. There are people here who have

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their livelihood is dependent on fishing and fish farming and tourism

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and the main tourist attraction is one mile up the coast from where

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this has happened and if this had been an oil tanker the place would

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have been devastated. In a way the people of Lewis have been fortunate

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this was not a tanker carrying some horrible cargo which could have

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caused pollution of the many years horrible cargo which could have

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to come but it raises questions, chief amongst these, whether they

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should be an emergency towing vessel which could deal with such

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incidents. Two tugs already on station, one based in Shetland, a

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salvage team is expected to arrive on the scene and the Secretary of

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State's representative will be here this evening. The island

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Parliamentary representatives have called for a review of the decision

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to not have an emergency towing vessel stations nearby. The UK

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Government have agreed to continue provision as Karen Lee is not

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adequate -- as it is currently, but it is not adequate, we are not

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talking about the middle of winter, we are talking about August and

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benign conditions, but still accidents can happen like this.

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Angus is there tonight, what are the next steps in the salvage operation?

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The next steps, three articulated lorries are coming with salvage

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equipment, salvage company has been contracted to do the salvage work

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and it is expected that a third tug might come over from Aberdeen and I

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believe it is on the way. There will be a meeting tomorrow morning with

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the Secretary of State's representative come the Marine

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accident investigation Branch and local representatives of the

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emergency services and they will decide what happens, the wind is

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expected to go down and the next high tide is not until nine days

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hence, so unless they can do something before the next high tide

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it could be some days before we see some action. Everything will become

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clearer tomorrow by lunchtime and we will see what action they are going

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to take. Thanks for joining us. A 14-year-old girl has

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been raped outside The girl was attacked shortly

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after 8pm last night as she left the store

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in the Main Street Shopping Our reporter, John McManus,

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is there for us. This is the scene behind me where

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the 14-year-old was raped last night in Barrhead. The incident began at

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the town's Asda store, they say the girl was cycling around and she

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stopped in the supermarket and when she came out she was approached by a

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man who forced her across the Main Street, to the spot behind me, where

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she was raped. Police say it was an extremely traumatic event,

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unsurprisingly, and they have had forensic experts out combing the

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area for evidence and they have also issued a description of the suspect

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they want to speak to, mail, aged between 20 and 30, wearing a grey

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top with a zip and he was carrying a large black holdall and he was

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wearing a white trilby. They have also said they know the suspect was

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inside Asda before he approached the girl so they are examining footage.

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They also examining CCTV footage from the parade of shops close to

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the spot, but one of the shop owners I spoke to said she is not waiting

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for the police and she has already started looking through her own

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footage because she is so anxious to started looking through her own

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help police catch this man. Thanks for joining us.

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One year on from a BBC Reporting Scotland investigation,

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the cash available to parents who need help to pay

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for their children's school uniforms still varies widely depending

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Anti-poverty campaigners say the situation needs to change.

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Buying a school uniform can be an expensive business, some estimate

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the cost at least ?129 per child, and for some families it is simply

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not affordable. Today in Dundee these mothers gathered to hear the

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equality secretary announced long-term bands to eradicate child

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poverty -- plans. But for some their concern was the more immediate

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pressure of buying school clothes. It is quite stressful because kids

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like certain clothes and it is kind of expensive, as well, brand names.

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There is a system in place to help low income families pay for uniforms

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which is run by a local authority, but the levels of cash available

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varies widely from council to counsel, from ?20 in Angus to ?110

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in West Lothian. Across Scotland's 32 council areas there has been very

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little change in the levels of payment available since BBC Scotland

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first looked at this issue almost one ago. So now anti-poverty

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campaigners want ministers to bring in a minimum school clothing grant

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to alleviate the pressure on less well off parents. That is causing

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stress amongst parents, in some cases leading families into debt and

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where they can't get uniform together for their children children

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are going back to school feeling uncomfortable and they are not

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equipped to learn and some of them are getting into trouble with their

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teachers for not having the uniform they need and some are being

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bullied. The Scottish Government gains new powers to bring in a

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clothing grant earlier this year and says it is listening -- gained. It

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is not acceptable there is such a wide variation in school clothing

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grants across Scotland and we are determined with our partners in

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local government to address this issue, it is a matter of equality

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school uniform is a huge undertaking school uniform is a huge undertaking

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-- I certainly recognise. Ministers will begin talks with a council

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group, but the question from councils at the moment, if there is

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a minimum grant, who pays? For many teenagers

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an anxious night awaits - they'll be receiving

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their exam results tomorrow. Our education correspondent

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Jamie McIvor is at the helpline in Glasgow for anyone who needs

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advice if they don't get the results 140,000 candidates will be

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getting their exam results tomorrow. More than a third of them won't be

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waiting for the postman, though. They've signed up to get notified

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by text or e-mail so they'll know how they've done before

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the certificate comes As ever, there will be some

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who are disappointed. Especially if they didn't

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meet their conditional offer So the helpline here

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will be up and running. The deputy first minister

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visited this afternoon. Trained advisors here have

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information on the clearing system, college courses, apprenticeship

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schemes and the like. The advisers are well trained to

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have an appreciation of all of the opportunities and options that are

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available for young people, no matter the results they have

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received. Even if young person gets results which are not good as they

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anticipated, the helpline is here to give all the necessary assistance

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and I would encourage young people to use that service. Many candidates

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are going to be nervous tonight, so you might want to note down the

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helpline number. Some might be worrying about their higher English,

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- it was changed at relatively short notice.

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We'll know tomorrow if the replacement paper had any

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Another question will be how this year's Higher Maths exam proved.

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Last year the pass mark was lowered to just 34%

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as it was so much harder than it should have been.

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Will this year's pass mark be back within the usual acceptable range?

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You're watching Reporting Scotland from the BBC.

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Still to come on tonight's programme: the teenager who knocked

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down and killed a nurse as she walked home from work

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In sport, we are live in Rio for the very latest news

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And the new star of Celtic, Scott Sinclair reveals the former

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Parkhead player who persuaded him to join the Scottish Champions.

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The economic outlook in Scotland is deteriorating -

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with two business surveys showing signs of a downturn.

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But is it too soon to say this is about that referendum vote

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Let's find out with our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser:

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Good evening. As with the unseasonal weather, Scotland's economy has been

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battered by summer storms ever since the vote on EU membership. Two

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significant reports, one from the Bank of Scotland, suggesting

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businesses have seen a big dip in new orders and the other report

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suggests the economy is finally balanced between standing still and

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recession, this comes after the Bank of England sought to navigate its

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way out of the storm by cutting interest rates and pumping new cash

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into the economy. Before the Brexit vote Scotland had moved into a worst

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position than the UK as a whole, it only just avoided recession last

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winter and the underlying problems have not gone away. We are seeing a

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contraction in the Scottish economy, a downturn in manufacturing and also

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professional services. We have spoken about the impact of oil and

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gas, especially in the North East of Scotland, but this is now reaching

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further afield, manufacturers across Scotland are seeing a downturn in

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demand and they reduction in their work in progress. The some parts of

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the economy there is better news because the value of the pound has

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fallen by around 15% of the currencies of major trading partners

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and that should help exporting, because goods here look cheaper to

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foreigner, -- foreigners, although imports Luke Morris pensive to us.

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The visitor to Scotland is finding it cheaper than it was just a couple

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of months ago -- although imports will look more expensive to us. At

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the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, not much of a slowdown, seemingly. I'm

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the managing director for a hotel group and July and August is always

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a buoyant time for our hotels especially in Edinburgh because of

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the fringe Festival, we have extra people committing to book for our

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hotels in Scotland and that is up from Europe and the United States by

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up to 50-100% in terms of conversion to bookings on our website which is

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a very positive thing, and I can only assume with the weaker pound

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that will help, people will decide only assume with the weaker pound

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to travel to our hotels in Scotland. The uncertainty about Brexit

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impacted and was answered single most, even though the Bank of

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England's moves last week were welcomed by businesses, but now it

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is over to governments to explain how they will support the economy.

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Could we see tax cuts or more public spending from Downing Street? And a

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big choice for Holyrood with their new tax powers. Neither government

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is likely to answer those questions until later this year.

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A teenager who knocked down and killed a nurse

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on her way home from work - has been jailed for 6 years.

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Dylan Jenkins was being followed by a police car in May this year -

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when he lost control of his vehicle and struck Jill Pirie.

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She was taken to the hospital where she worked -

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the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary - for treatment -

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Jill Pirie was walking home from work when she was hit and killed by

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a car driven by Dylan Jenkin, the car powered into the back of her

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throwing her against a wall. She was rushed to the hospital where she

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worked, and colleagues battled to save her life but they were not able

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to. Jenkin only had a provisional licence and he was not insured and

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he had bought the car on a website for just ?40. Police tried to get

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Jenkin over because of the state of his car, but instead he took off at

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high speed, instigating a chase down this road. All the while Jill Pirie

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was heading home after shift to see her young son and she was less in

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half a mile from home when she was struck, and afterwards Jenkin

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climbed over the fence into this golf course and ran away, it was the

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following day when he gave himself up. A major investigation involving

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police forensics and search teams was launched and the July Jenkin

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pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving. -- in July. At the High

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Court he was sentenced to six years in prison and banned from driving

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for seven years. Family and friends were in court and the judge spoke

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about the terrible toll this had taken on them. Later Jill Pirie's

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sister issued a statement, saying the sentence was a sick joke.

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In the meantime the police investigations review commission

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continues to investigate because police officers were involved.

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Report will be sent to the Crown Office in Duke. -- in Duke course.

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A fresh wave of strike action has been announced in a pay dispute

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Members of Unite and the RMT are taking action against oil

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Strikes will be staggered, with 24 hour stoppages taking place

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on six different Shell operated platforms on different days

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Wood Group says the escalation is extremely unhelpful.

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The death of a 24-year-old man in the east end of Glasgow

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Gary Weir was stabbed when a fight broke out as he left a party at

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Three other men in their twenties were taken to hospital

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Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

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Crawler and she had come out of the property behind me, have extended a

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21st birthday party with his friends. When they left, the pub was

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emptying, there was a discussion between another group of individuals

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who had not been at the party, this resulted in a fight in the street,

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and during this, Gary sustained a fatal injury, which resulted in his

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death. We are keen to identify the other members of the group, who had

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been involved in this. Scottish Labour leader

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Kezia Dugdale is to marry her The 34-year-old says she is "utterly

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thrilled" after getting engaged The couple have been

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together since 2008, but Ms Dugdale only talked publicly

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about their relationship Team GB is on the medal

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table at the Rio Olympics after Adam Peaty's world record swim

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for gold and Jazz Carlin's No medals yet for the Scottish

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contingent though, AND the Murray brothers are already

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out of the doubles. Let's get the very latest

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from Kheredine Idessane. Not a wonderful weekend for some of

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the Scots, but much more promising today. Straight to the action on the

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rowing lake, Heather Stanning and her partner, favourites for a gold

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medal, defending Olympic champions, they have not lost in 36 races. That

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almost came to an end, coming from behind to get past the Danish crew.

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A decent first performance from Heather Stanning and Heather Lovell.

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A good new story to be told as well, across at the canoe doubles, Richard

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Hounslow was in action, they performed in the single canoe,

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really good performance to qualify third fastest, today it was all

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really good performance to qualify about the two-man canoe, they are

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the silver medallist from London four years ago. -- Helen Glover.

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They qualified second fastest in the semifinals. They have been talking

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about how tricky the course was. Some tricky moves, particularly the

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bottom section, definitely one that was testing all of the cruise. We

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took on what we thought was a pretty safe way of going about it, with the

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objective that they get through to the next round, that is it. David

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Florence, that double act, not so the double act of Andy Murray and

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Jamie Murray, they are unfortunately already out of the doubles in the

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first round, this was their opponent's seven match point,

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extraordinary second set tie-break, which the Murray brothers lost

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agonisingly 16-14, going out at the first hurdle, understandably

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disappointing for Andy Murray, he spoke with me afterwards. You don't

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get this opportunity often, the way the match finished,

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the net cord, just one of those days, unfortunately. The good news,

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Andy Murray is still in the singles competition, is playing Juan Monaco

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in the second round tomorrow, and fingers crossed there could be a

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Scottish medal here tomorrow, David Florence going in the canoe singles,

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Scottish medal here tomorrow, David and then the final, we hope to bring

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you some good news tomorrow. New Celtic signing Scott Sinclair

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says he was sold on a move to Parkhead after speaking

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to the former Celtic The 27-year-old made his debut

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for the club yesterday, in what proved to be

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a very eventful afternoon VOICEOVER: He has Chelsea,

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Manchester City and Swansea on his very impressive CV, for the next

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four years, Scott Sinclair will be a Celtic player, if Ben forehand

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yesterday is anything to go by, then Celtic fans are in for a treat. --

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if yesterday is anything to go by. COMMENTATOR: Dream debut for Scott

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Sinclair! VOICEOVER: Scoring what proved to be the winning goal, just

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minutes after coming on as a subject, in his first game, the

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Parkhead club have paid around ?4.5 million to Aston Villa for his

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services, he says that former Celtic midfielder Stilley and Petrov has

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given him plenty of advice about the move to Celtic Park. I spoke with

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stand before I came here, I discussed with him, and asked him

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questions about what it was like, and he told me, basically, you will

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never experience the atmosphere and what the fans are like. --

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never experience the atmosphere and Petrov. He said it was great to get

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my football back on track, and it is great for me to enjoy football

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against white sink there is also teaming up once again with Brendan

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Rodgers, who managed him at Swansea, he says he knows all about the

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quality of the striker and what he can bring to the squad. He is a

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really top talent. It has been difficult for him the last couple of

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seasons, after his move to Manchester City and then to Aston

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Villa, but he is a player that gets you off his seat. Perfect start for

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Scott Sinclair, in what he hopes will be a flourishing Celtic career.

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STUDIO: Russell Knox may well have done enough to secure a wild card

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The Inverness born golfer claimed victory at the Travellers

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In the process he joined a small and illustrious group of Scots

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The question is, will Ryder Cup captain Darren Clark be impressed?

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VOICEOVER: It was a 12 foot putt to win in Cromwell, Connecticut,

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Russell Knox has well and truly thrown his hat into the ring for a

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Ryder Cup captain 's pick. Automatic selection has not yet been achieved,

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he rarely plays in the European Tour, he's just outside selection

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from the world points list. His pedigree is not in doubt. Now 18th

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in the he joins a small select group of Scots to have achieved world top

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20 status, only Sandy Lyle, Sam Torrance and Colin Montgomerie have

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reached such giddy heights on the world stage. In terms of winnings

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this season, he has also impressed, earning over ?4 million, but will it

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be enough to satisfy Darren Clarke? The Ryder Cup captain has three wild

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card picks with Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood expected to fill two of

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them. Is Russell Knox worthy of the third? Everything is in his favour

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just now, especially having played in America, the Ryder Cup in

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America, his form this year has been fantastic, he has been very

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consistent in the Majors, he has gone up the world ranking points,

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now it is just a waiting game for him. He has done everything he could

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do. Ryder Cup paddled the commences against the Americans on the 30th of

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September, has Russell Knox done enough to be back in the spotlight

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for the European team? -- Ryder Cup battle commences.

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STUDIO: The Edinburgh International Festival opened last night with one

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of biggest and most spectacular shows to date.

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Around 27,000 people gathered beneath Edinburgh Castle

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to watch a free light and animation show.

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And our arts correspondent Pauline McLean was among them.

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VOICEOVER: The Edinburgh International Festival has played

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host to some big names but I shows go this must be one of the biggest

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and most spectacular, Wayne tribute to the great philosophers and

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geologists produced by Scotland, as well as poets, writers and

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musicians, a huge challenge squeezing 350 million years of

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history into 18 minutes! Very large surface, we have a lot of

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projectors, aligning that many project is very accurately over a

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building and a surface of this size is very technically complicated and

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unpredictable, if it rains, the rock will get darker, when we did the

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test back in January, was not so many trees and grass on the rock,

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the organic nature of the canvas has been a real challenge and we have

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had to respond to some environmental factors. We have had the full range

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of Scottish weather today, and torrential rain to high wind, many

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events cancelled around the country, but not this one, which is just as

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well, 27,000 free tickets have been snapped up, and thousands of people

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have arrived here already. They liked what they saw. Really enjoyed

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it, some of it really blew my head off, fantastic! Spectacular, the way

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that they split up all the different parts of the castle, and the

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surroundings... It was amazing, I am privileged to be here. The people

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here that are young, 50 years down the line, what will they see! It is

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just what the Festival hope for, a chance to celebrate the ordinary as

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well as the extraordinary people who host the event every year, and see

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their city in a whole new light. Is it a night for getting out and

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about? We will find out with Kirsty. Blustery spell of weather,

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certainly, over the next few days, feeling changeable conditions on the

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cards, this evening, looks dry for most of us, spells of sunshine to

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end the day, share was continuing to these, the main increase for most of

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us, the one exception continues to be some very strong wind across

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Shetland for a time, gusting to around 55 mph, wet conditions,

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during the night, the wind here will moderate, it will become drier,

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elsewhere, looking largely dry, some clear periods, just a scattering of

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showers, especially across the north-west, driven in on brisk

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north-westerly wind, this will help temperatures stay up around nine, 10

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degrees, just dipping to something called for sheltered rural areas in

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the North and the clear skies. Tomorrow, dry for most of us, plenty

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of sunshine around, as we go through the day, cloud will bubble up for

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most of us, and there will be some showers. Tomorrow afternoon, the

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heaviest and most frequent showers will be across the likes of the

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borders, Dumfries and Galloway, scattering of showers through the

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central belt, and for somewhat stern coastal areas, and we will see some

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breaks as well, spells of brightness. The driest, brightest

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conditions tomorrow afternoon across the North Highlands and the

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north-east, temperature wise, around 15 to 17 Celsius, and the wind will

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continue to ease across the board. Tomorrow evening, the showers will

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continue for many areas, and a band of rain will feed into the West

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during the course of the night, by Wednesday morning, that rain

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continues for a time in the south-west, although clearing fairly

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quickly, behind that, a lot of decent weather to come, spells of

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brightness and sunshine, and with light wind and highs of 19 Celsius,

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it will feel Pleasant in the sunshine.

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