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and pleasantly warm and getting even warmer for the early part of next

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Tonight, on Reporting Scotland: Fears that diesel may be leaking

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from the oil rig that's run aground on The Western Isles

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Nicola Sturgeon says she's speeding up spending on major projects

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to boost the Scottish economy after Brexit.

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Migration from the rest of the UK boosts Scotland's population

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And later in the programme, a day of Scottish success at the Olympics.

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We're live in Rio where another Scot has a real chance

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Nicola Sturgeon has announced a ?100 million plan to help the economy.

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She has expanded the infrastructure spending following the Brexit vote.

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The Scottish Secretary replied by calling on her to rule out a second

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independence referendum to reduce uncertainty. Nicola Sturgeon is

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worried that the health of the economy will deteriorate following

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the decision to leave the EU. The First Minister promised to speed up

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major public works to help create jobs and economic activity. Her

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description includes a further ?100 million of capital spending in this

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financial year. That will be paid for by the Scottish underspend in

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the budget from last year. There was also a business support and

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information service. But the first minister wants

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the Treasury to increase capital UK Government does that, UK wide,

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delivering consequential funding to the Scottish Government, we will be

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able to do more than I am announcing. It is unacceptable that

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the UK Government has done pretty much nothing so far to try to allay

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uncertainty and boost the economy. Consulting businesses and other

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Scottish interest groups ahead of the Brexit negotiations,

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the Scottish secretary said infrastructure spending was a UK

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government priority but that there was something else the Scottish

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government could do. This talk of a second referendum is

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causing real uncertainty and I think if that was taken off the table,

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which the First Minister could do tomorrow, that, in itself, would be

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a major boost to the Scottish economy and I would encourage her to

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do that. Amid concern about a possible

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economic downturn, the Bank of England has cut interest rates

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to their lowest level. The chancellor has ruled out

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an emergency budget but he has said he's prepared to reset UK economic

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policy in his Autumn Statement And the decisions he takes then

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will affect us all. Glenn Campbell, Reporting

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Scotland, Glasgow. I'm joined now by Douglas Fraser.

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What impact will ?100 million have? It is clearly helpful. It is not a

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small amount of money. It won't do any harm. We should get it into

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context. It is less than half of 1% of the total Scottish open and

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budget. The total capital budget for the Scottish Government is 35 times

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bigger than the amount that is being talked about today. It cannot, that

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kind of scale, compensate for all of the problem is that the Scottish

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economy is going through. Whether they have today with Brexit, the

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problems we have with the oil and gas sector. It is also worth

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emphasising, and Glen referred to that, that this is not new money.

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The Scottish Government does not have the borrowing power with which

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to conjure up money and be able to spend the way that the Westminster

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Government does. This is money that has been brought forward from last

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year. It was underspend money. Perfectly normal, a reasonable

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amount not to spend, given we have a budget of ?30.5 billion. They

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underspend by 135 million. The ?100 million is coming from that. It had

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to be spent somehow. It was announced to MSPs in June that was

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going to happen. Some of it has strings attached, ?150 million does

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not, of which this is 100 million. The key to the impact is what it

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gets spent on. It can easily and quickly be spent. They were talking

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about this at the Jubilee Hospital, they could spend it on laboratory

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and medical equipment. That is desirable, but does not create jobs

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in Scotland. It is often manufactured goods that are imported

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from manufacturers overseas. If you want to have impact on jobs in

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Scotland, you need to build roads and bridges. It is very hard to get

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a road or bridge project that is new. The problem with flooding, very

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hard to get them operational between now and the end of the financial

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year. So they have to find improvements on a small scale.

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The Russian news agency Sputnik has launched

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The organisation - which is funded by the Russian government -

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says it wants to provide Scots with alternative ways

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But critics says it's propaganda for the Kremlin.

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Nick Eardley has been finding out more.

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A promotional video for the Russian news agency, and the office in the

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West End where the first broadcast was made. News funded by the

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Kremlin, on your Airways. Offering people news and backgrounds that

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they may not necessarily get from anyone else. The people in Scotland

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deserve to have more news outlets. Others are not so sure, they are

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questioning whether what is going on in the building behind me is more

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about Russian power at a time of tension with the West. What this is

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not as a normal radio station, a normal broadcast outlet in the way

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you would have BBC radio Scotland. This is quite different. This is a

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propaganda machine for another country, operating within our own

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borders. Critics say state funded Russian media is guilty of spreading

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conspiracy theories. They point to stories like this one, suggesting

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the timing of the killing of Labour stories like this one, suggesting

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MP Jo Cox was convenient for the Remain side in the campaign. They

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point to Scottish samples as well. The predecessor agency for Sputnik

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was the source of rumours that the Scottish independence referendum was

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raped. Studio. -- was rigged. We produce content and sell it to

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Sputnik International. We get it from sales of content. Funded by the

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Sputnik International. We get it Russian government? Yes, but it is

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not funded by the Russian government, it is out of the budget.

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The UK Government is looking to invest in Eastern Europe as a

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counter. Some argue that is no different to what Russian media is

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doing here. Are they right? There are some parallels with the BBC, but

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I think it is much more clearly controlled by the Kremlin. Whether

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that control is seen in content broadcast from Scotland remains to

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be seen. A massive oil rig grounded off

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Lewis may be leaking fuel The Transocean Winner has more

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than 300,000 of litres of diesel on board and two of its fuel tanks

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appear to have been breached. It broke free from a towing line

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attached to a tug on Monday, and efforts to refloat it

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are being hampered by bad weather. Our reporter Jackie O'Brien is there

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and can bring us up to date. Three main developments to bring you

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up to speed. The news confirmed today that, as you say, two of the

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four tanks, containing 240 tonnes of diesel may have been breached. That

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could be explanation for the lower-level pollution some people

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reported earlier in the week. Environmentalists, prodded by that

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news, have been stressing the environmental sensitivity of the

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area where the rig has gone aground. Doctor Richard Dixon from Friends of

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the Earth has said that reinstating an emergency towing tug maybe one

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way of reassuring people something like this cannot happen again.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney has been in direct contact with the

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Westminster Government, who are in charge of dealing with incidents

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like this, wanting to know why the rig was allowed to be towed through

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Scottish waters when such stormy weather was forecast. Finally, we

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have heard from the coordinated group in the Western Isles,

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confirmation it may take some time before the rig can be refloated,

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because it was a storm surge and high tide when it went aground.

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Still to come: the fringe show where writers, performers and members of

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the public tackle the Chilcot Report, all 2.6 million words of it.

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A detailed report about the death of a man in police custody last year

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has been submitted to the Crown Office.

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31-year-old Sheku Bayoh died in May 2015 after being restrained

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Prosecutors say the report from the Police Investigations

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and Review Commissioner will be carefully considered,

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but added that further work may be required before a decision is made

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Sheku Bayoh's family have called for a full public

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A man has appeared in court charged with raping a 14-year-old girl

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19-year-old Samuel Ciornei - who is originally from Romania -

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is accused of sexually assaulting the teenager in Barrhead

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Prosecutors allege he dragged the girl into bushes when she went

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to collect her bicycle after leaving the shop.

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Mr Ciornei made no plea or declaration and was

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There are more people living in Scotland than ever before.

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That's according to the latest figures from the National Records

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of Scotland which shows the country's population stands

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As Joanne Macaulay reports, the rise is largely down

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There is always an increase in population and this time of year, as

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visitors flock to festivals. But the figures show that a growing number

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of people are choosing to make Scotland their home. 85,000 people

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moved to Scotland in 2015, but 57,000 left, a net increase of 20

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8000. More people are coming to the UK than leaving, and more people

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coming from overseas than leaving to go to overseas. That is different

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from historical trends we have known in Scotland. These figures were

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before the Brexit vote. People that have come from abroad to make a life

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here believe it may affect future numbers. Immigration itself is a big

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move. For an individual. If there is any uncertainty, you know, it might

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put second thoughts into people's heads. Figures also show that

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same-sex marriages have almost entirely replaced civil

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partnerships. 2013 was the first full year that gay couples could tie

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the knot. More than 1600 of them took the opportunity. Statistics

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also show the number of households is rising and the population is

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ageing. These figures will be put to good use. They are invaluable to

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planning what services are needed. We need to know how many elderly

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there are for care homes, how many children there are. The population

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of working age, for transport links, resource allocation, population is

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used for that as well. Fewer children were born in 2013. But the

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population increased to its highest recorded level. It is predicted to

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rise to 5.7 million by 2039. These children growing up in Scotland can

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expect to live longer than previous generations. They are also living in

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a far more diverse Scotland, with ethnic minorities making up about 7%

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of the population. Now a look at other stories from

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across the country. The family of a man who has been missing from his

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Dumbartonshire home for three weeks is appealing for help to find him.

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William McKenna was last seen near his flat in Clydebank. The

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39-year-old has not used his bank account and requires medication. He

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also left his dog. Everywhere he went, the dog was with him. We are

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really extremely worried. He has not been seen since Tuesday. He has not

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been collecting his medication. We would appeal to anybody that might

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see something, might know something, to please contact the police. Public

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access is being limited at the Highland's biggest hospital staff

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try to control an outbreak of norovirus. The number of patients

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are showing symptoms and visitors are urged to stay away. The Glasgow

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Subway reopened to passengers this morning, ten days late, after

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modernisation works overrun. The partnership for transport is

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undertaking a ?288 million upgrade of the Victorian underground

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network, improving and replacing trains, signalling, platforms and

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stations. Visitor numbers at Scotland's Whisky distilleries have

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hit a record level of ?1.6 million, according to the Scotch whiskey

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association. It says there was an increase of 7% between 2014-15, with

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total spending reaching ?50 million. At the Olympics there's been

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Scottish success in the pool and tonight another real prospect

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of a medal this time For all the news from the Games

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let's cross to Rio and our Olympics reporter Kheredine Idessane

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in the Carioca Arena. It's nice for once in Rio to be

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indoors because out doors, frankly, the weather is horrible. The entire

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rowing schedule was cancelled for the second time. It didn't help

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Scottish competitors. The tennis has been delayed. Andy Murray is not

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going to be on until much later. Rafa Nadal plays first then Andy

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Murray against Fabio Fognini for a place in the quarterfinals. Nice and

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calm in here and a smooth running for Sally Conway. A wonderful

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performance. She is the bronze medal winner from Glasgow 2012.

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Commonwealth Games. She has one all three of her bouts to date,

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particularly impressive against the world champion from France. Sailing

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through all three of her bouts. She will now play a Colombian in the

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semifinals at around 7:30pm here. That is for a place in the final.

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Terrific stuff from Sally Conway. Terrific from the Rugby sevens guys

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who had a terrific 21-19 win over New Zealand. Scotland's Mark Bennett

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was one of the try scorers. Their reward is a quarterfinal against

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Argentina coming at up at 10pm this evening. A potential medal in the

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rugby sevens. Definite medals in the pool last night. Three silver medals

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for Scots in Team GB. The first medals for Scots. The first from

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Duncan Scott and Stephen Milne. Two thirds of the Scottish contingent in

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the relay quartet. I asked one of them what it felt like to have a

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silver medal. I could go ballistic because it is not really like me. It

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is unbelievable. Like the best dream ever. So good. Duncan Scott doesn't

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have too much time to recover from that silver medal swimmer because he

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goes in the final of the 100 metres freestyle later tonight. Actually,

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in the wee small hours of tomorrow morning. The University of Stirling

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swimmer has been tipped as the next great thing in British swimming but

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his coaches at Stirling University are keen to protect him and maximise

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his potential. Back at Stirling University the

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prodigious talent of Duncan Scott Means amassed a plan for success

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must be put in place. The next few years must be critical. It is going

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to be important for his coaching team and mentors and the Institute

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because he is now going to be a household name and along with that

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comes pressure. It is a different dynamic and Synergy for Duncan

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himself. It is the limelight, the media, demands on his time. It's

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looking out for those added things outside of the pool. Tonight the

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19-year-old leaves his team behind for his first individual final and

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he is taking the pressure in his stride. I wouldn't have expected

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otherwise. He has had a fantastic time of going to European and world

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events. For him, it's not new. We know what his times are like.

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There's possibilities. We will just have to see what happens. Let's hope

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he got enough rest and food today. If he was a drug tested it didn't

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take forever to get it done. Will you be calm while he is waiting for

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an Olympic final in his own right. I think so. It is up to him. We have

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helped him along the way but he has to do it for himself and he seems to

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do incredibly well. If you want to set your alarm, the final is at 3am.

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Could be another late night. We've got Duncan Scott in the wee small

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hours of the morning, Andy Murray will be on in two or three hours'

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time. The rugby sevens boys are on at 10pm. Sally Conway in the

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semifinals in just over 45 minutes. She is now a serious medal prospect.

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Yet another for the Scots as part of Team GB. Things are ramping up in

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Rio. Just a few weeks to go to the Paralympics and there are more Scots

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in Team GB than compared to London 2012. Campaigners say there is more

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interest and awareness than ever thanks to the success of athletes

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like Gordon Reid. It's hard to do anyway but try this and moving

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around in a wheelchair. It's second nature to Wimbledon champion Gordon

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Reid. He is in Glasgow to show anyone can do it. It's where I had

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my first ever wheelchair tennis session in 2005. To be back here

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today introducing the sport to kids is fantastic. Moving the chair is

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the most difficult part of the sport. It takes a lot of practice

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and getting used to. The kids did an amazing job and hopefully it will

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help spread the message. He was there along with fellow Paralympian

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Sam Ingram to highlight this ability there along with fellow Paralympian

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sport. It was the first time in a wheelchair for most of the kids.

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It's been a lovely time doing judo, tennis, so many great sports out

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there that you should try. How did you find moving the chair? It was

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quite easy. Hitting and moving at the same time? That's very hard.

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There will be 16% more Scots in Team GB than in London 2012. The 32

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athletes compete in 12 sports, more than four years ago. Caroline

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Johnson of -- works in disability sport. Any club can open its doors

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to any athlete regardless of ability. If you are unsure, people

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are there to train your coaches. Part of the masterclass is to get

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everybody to try wheelchair tennis. I'm going to serve 28 Wimbledon

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champion. Then it was the turn of the journalists to have a go. Gordon

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is off to Rio soon and is open for a podium finish.

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It's one of the smallest and most unusual shows on the fringe.

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Between now and the end of the month, performers, writers,

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politicians and ordinary members of the public will read the Chilcot

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report aloud - all 2.6 million words.

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Our arts correspondent Pauline McLean reports.

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Many fringe shows have an element of audience participation but this

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needs thousands of them to keep the show going seven days a week, 24

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hours a day. The report of the Iraq enquiry, volume one. Comedian Arthur

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Smith was the first to take his turn in this marathon reading of the 12

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volumes of the Chilcott report. To six people will go into the garden

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shed at any one time. They will rotate around and share the reading

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for an hour. That will continue over and over again until it is read, all

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2.6 million words. For comedians at the fringe, it is a way of keeping a

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serious issue in the news. There was a day when the Prime Minister's

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resignation was the third item on the news. We live in interesting

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times. We have moved on and we shouldn't be doing that. It might be

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one of the least dramatic shows but that is what gives it impact. It is

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not about vengeance and Reggie Bush in and grabbing someone and saying,

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you see. It's about being quiet and reflective. -- and retribution. We

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will be here for at least two weeks. If we have got it wrong, there's

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still a chance we will be here in September. To the weather now.

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Katrina as our forecast. A rather wet end to the day. This picture was

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sent in by a weather watcher in Fife. But this was the missed the

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picture elsewhere. That is how it is set to continue. Heavy and

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persistent rain with a yellow warning for heavy and persistent

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rain in the West. Into sky and Lochaber. This will run until

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tea-time on Friday. It is a wet picture across the country with

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heavy rain. Heaviest in the north-west Highlands. Some mist and

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fog here as well. It will be a mild night with temperatures ranging

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between 11 and 13 Celsius. Cool and dryer in the Shetland with clearer

:25:45.:25:51.

skies. A blustery evening along the West Coast. Tomorrow, a cloudy and

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wet picture with rain crossing the country. A weather warning still in

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place for rain along the north-west Highlands. A giant picture in the

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North East and South later. And improving picture across the South.

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Some outbreaks of rain, cloudy in the east but heavy and persistent

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rain up the north-west Highlands, and rather blustery conditions here

:26:18.:26:25.

as well. Also in the Northern Isles. For the rest of the evening, it will

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remain wet in the north-west Highlands as weather warnings are

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still in place with rain returning to the east coast. A rather blustery

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evening. Looking ahead to Friday. Rain continuing in the north-west

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Highlands. A drier picture further east with a humid feel with highs of

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21 sources. A reminder of the main news. Nicola Sturgeon announces a

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?21 million to help the economy with infrastructure spending. She is

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urging the UK Government to do the same. Donald Trump has sparked fresh

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controversy by appearing to suggest that gun owners could use violence

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to prevent the Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton from

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taking away their right to bear arms. Critics said this amounted to

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an assassination threat, denied by Donald Trump. An oil rig with

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300,000 litres of fuel on board is drifting towards the Western Isles.

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I'll be back with the headlines at 8, and the late bulletin just

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