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Scotland's Katherine Grainger becomes the UK's most

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decorated female Olympian, as she takes silver in Rio.

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To be standing here at with a medal, wow. Mum and dad, I promise, I will

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never put you through that again. We'll be live in Rio

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with all the latest. Strong winds and poor visibility

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hamper inspection teams, as they attempt to reach

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the stranded oil rig off Lewis. The new Shadow Scottish Secretary

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urges Scottish Labour to get behind Corbyn,

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if he's re-elected. Bio-banding - that's grouping young

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players by size rather than age. And Scots-born photographer

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Harry Benson displays his trademark The Scottish rower Katherine

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Grainger, has become Britain's most decorated female

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Olympian, after winning silver with her partner Victoria Thornley

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in the double sculls at Rio. The pair came agonisingly close

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to gold, but were beaten into second place by Poland in the last

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few metres of the race. Our Olympics reporter Jane Lewis

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is in Rio. What an absolutely sensational race

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we witnessed here at the Lagoa Stadium. Silver for Katherine

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Grainger in the women's pairs, along with her partner Vicky Thornley,

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Grainger's fifth Olympic medal. They gave it their all in the double

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sculls. The pair struggled in the build-up to this games but were

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sculls. The pair struggled in the leading for much of the race, only

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to lose out to the Polish power. It is Grainger's fifth Olympic medal.

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Overwhelming pride, that offers one to win out of all five medals. I'm

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still proud. There are not many people who would have expected us to

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lead the race of that calibre of finalists. It shows you the depth of

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belief we had in each other, and the boat. Of course we were going to go

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to win the race, disappointing not to love one it. You have had a

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difficult build-up to this one. Decision vindicated to put you in

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this team? Yes. We had a lot of support, it's

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this team? not like it was us against the

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system and some people believed in us before we did, to some extent. Of

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course we proved our selection was the right thing am proud to walk

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away with not just a great result but a medal.

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How long will it take to sink in, Britain's most decorated female

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Olympian, lovely title? It's lovely, it's not the reason you

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do it but I will sit and enjoy a glass of champagne tonight, one or

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two bottles! Back in four years? In some capacity

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but not in a boat. A stunning setting here at Lagoa Stadium and a

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stunning day for Scottish rowing. Katherine Grainger winning a silver

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in the double sculls, her fifth Olympic medal.

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Katherine Grainger began rowing at Edinburgh University

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Lisa Summers looks back at her remarkable career.

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They gathered tentatively in front of the big screen. It was here at

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the University of Edinburgh that Katherine Grainger's rowing career

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began. And jubilation at such a phenomenal achievement, even if it

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wasn't to be gold. They are going away Olympic silver medallist.

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We are really lucky to have people to look up to like that. I know

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other clubs look up to Catherine as well. Everyone tries to grab a bit

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of Catherine. She went to St Andrews, but have someone like her

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out there is inspiring for everyone. Last time Katherine Grainger was

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here it was to open the gym in her name. At the University's rowing

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club there were plenty of early morning shifts honing her skills.

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This is where Katherine Grainger learned to row. The union Canal in

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Edinburgh. It is no wider than the lane that she has just been rowing

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in in Rio, but this is where she did all the hard graft that turned her

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into the most successful female Olympian we've ever had.

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Back in 2012 Katherine Grainger took hold with partner Anna Watkins. Add

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to that three silvers from Sydney, Athens and Beijing, her record equal

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to Rebecca Adlington. Today's medal with new partner Vicky Thornley made

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it one better. It's fantastic, what she's managed to achieve, to

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basically go into retirement, take two years off and then fight her way

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back into the team. Five weeks ago she was basically out, and actually

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get a silver medal is some achievement.

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At 40 and with an armful of Olympic medals, Katherine Grainger will

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undoubtably be an inspiration for young and old.

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Well there are more Scots in action in Rio tonight.

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Let's cross to Rio and our Olympics reporter Kheredine Idessane.

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Yes, it's been quite a day for Team GB and Scotland on the water. Where

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hoping it's going to continue just now. I am at the Whitewater Centre

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and in just a few minutes time Scotland's David Florence and

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hitting this partner Richard Hounslow will be going in the final

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of the sea to canoe, the double. Silver medallist in London four

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years ago and qualified for the final third fastest. A real medal

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prospect. Also Fiona Pennie. She is the second fastest qualifier, so

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again, fabulous chance for her to get a medal in that final after

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again, fabulous chance for her to seven o'clock. It is a hectic day of

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action here in Rio because Andy Murray right now is on Centre Court.

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The news from there is... We can have a look at him taking the first

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set from Italy's Fabio Fognini. 6-1 to Andy Murray. Superb stuff for

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him. Things not going quite so smoothly in the second set. Fabio

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Fognini has just broken Murray and it is for- two in the second set. A

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breakdown in the second set. Best-of-3, Olympic tennis. Just

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after seven o'clock, what a match for the rugby sevens team. They are

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taking on South Africa in a semifinal, just after seven o'clock.

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Mark Bennett and the guys last night had a wonderful, if nervy win over

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Argentina. They beat them 5-0. A very tight quarterfinal, but

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terrific stuff from Mark Bennett and the Rugby sevens guys. Not too long

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since they face South Africa for a place in the final. And if that is

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not enough for you, we will also have Cal and skin are trying to do a

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sort of Chris Hoy, the canoes Sprint is an later on in the Val velodrome

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and Callum skin will be taking over the third-place, hopefully with the

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same result, would now be wonderful? Right behind me David Florence has

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started that run with Richard Hounslow. Fingers crossed for them.

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Hopefully they have a medal performance in them. It was silver

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four years ago in London. Can they go one better question that we will

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keep you updated and keep you up-to-date with all the Scots in

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Team GB into my's edition of reporting Scotland. And well done to

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Katherine Grainger. Bad weather is hampering a salvage

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operation to refloat an oil rig which ran aground on the western

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isles on Sunday. But coastguards say they don't

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believe there's any major threat to the environment despite a leak

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of tens of thousands Our reporter Jackie

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O'Brien is on Lewis I'm sorry, I don't think that Jackie

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can hear us. We will go straight to her report.

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The transocean winner remained stuck on the rocks on the beach as efforts

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to win a salvage team on board had to be abandoned again today in the

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to win a salvage team on board had deteriorating weather. Diesel oil

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from two of its tanks has leaked into the sea but coastguard

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officials up confident there has been no major threat to the

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environment. They say in Specter and the damaged structure is now their

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priority. We have to continue with the

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assessments. We know there is a lot of damage to the systems they will

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be fundamental to the refloating operation. We don't want a free

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float into deeper water and getting a worse situation.

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But with high winds on the way the races on to save the 17,000

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structure which grounded here in bad weather on Monday, from being

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savaged by mother nature for a second time.

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The main concern being summer damaged could or will because to the

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legs. If that happened, it could topple over and we could see a

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situation whereby it would have to be broken up.

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Local people remain bewildered by the presence of the huge rig, but

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some wonder if it be dismantled in situ to bring much-needed employment

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to the islands. That would be a nice prospect. I

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would love that one to happen. Just cut it on site, that would be work

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for all these boys who have been paid off.

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There is some speculation that the rig could be refloated on the next

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high tide, due in one week's time. But salvage experts have warned that

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this unwelcome visitor is likely to But salvage experts have warned that

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occupy the beach for a lot longer than that.

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That report from Jackie O'Brien. You're watching Reporting

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Scotland from the BBC. Still to come on

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tonight's programme: The motoring organisation RAC says

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that parking charges at some of Scotland's airports are 'sky

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high' And bio-banding - grouping young

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players by size rather than age. Labour's Shadow Scottish Secretary

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has urged Kezia Dugdale and Scottish Labour to accept

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Jeremy Corbyn's mandate if he's Dave Anderson replaced Ian Murray,

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Scotland's only Labour MP when he He was in Aberdeen, meeting figures

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from the oil and gas sector today. Our political correspondent

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Nick Eardley is there tonight. The battle for the Labour leadership

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has been raging for weeks. Most publicly since the EU referendum,

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but it is a battle that hasn't left Scotland unaffected. The Scotland

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Labour leader Kathy Dugdale said she has as little support as Jeremy

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Corbyn then she would have to stand down but her deputy has criticised

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those who have hit out at Jeremy Corbyn. I have been talking to the

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shadow Scottish secretary about the prospect of the party coming

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together again after the leadership election.

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Labour's shadow Scottish secretary. He doesn't represent a Scottish

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seat. Today he was in Aberdeen as part of the job, finding out more

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about the oil and gas sector. Some old friends and some new ones,

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trying to see if there is a role we can play to try and help in what is

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a very worrying situation. All smiles today, but the Labour

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Party is deeply divided over which of these two men should be its

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leader. Mr Anderson is backing Jeremy Corbyn, and so are bound to

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thirds of the local parties in Scotland who have endorsed the

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candidate. Around a third are backing his rival, the Welsh MP Owen

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Smith. Scottish Labour's top team, leader Kezia Dugdake has questioned

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how Mr Corbyn can stay on when so many MPs don't support him, but her

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deputy has criticised those who try to oust Mr Corbyn. Mr Anderson is

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clear that Kezia Dugdale and others must get behind Mr Corbyn if he wins

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again. We will accept the result, except the membership and make this

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work. This is way, way more important than any personality

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conflicts. We should put it to one side. We're talking about the future

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of the country. This former Scottish Labour leader

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backs Owen Smith. What happens if their man is beaten by Mr Corbyn? It

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will be difficult but that is the challenge of leadership. You have to

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find a way to lead, you have to find a way to maintain the confidence of

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your on the main confidence of your colleagues, and in this case the

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Parliamentary party. For now, Labour continues to wrestle

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with a message of unity. The 24-hour stoppages were due to

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begin on Monday in a dispute between the RMT and Unite unions and oil

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services over changes to pay and conditions. The RMT says fresh talks

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are now due to take place next week. Dozens of operations

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have been postponed at the Royal Alexandra Hospital

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in Paisley, because of Staff are using bottled water

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for all activities, including cleaning,

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while the issue is addressed. Our reporter Laura Maxwell

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is there for us tonight. So far 84 patients have had their

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elective operations cancelled for today and tomorrow. We also know

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that 999 patients and ambulances are being diverted to other hospitals in

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the Greater Glasgow area. But it still means there are a lot of

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existing patients here hospital. They are given being given bottled

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water to drink, wash with an clean their teeth with and the staff are

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using bottled water to cook and clean with. The health board says

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this has been caused by a build-up of sedimentation in the internal

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tanks at the hospital but same traction controls are in place and

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the patients are safe. It's not dangerous but it is

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unpleasant looking for patients and it is a gritty material within it.

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So we, with Scottish water, have provided bottled water fall our

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patients and we have or so got tankers to provide freshwater for

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washing and cleaning. It has meant as a precaution we have cancelled

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elective admissions. There have been a lot of complaints

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recently in the local area about people's water supplies being brown.

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There are bottled water supplies being delivered to some homes this

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evening. For their part, Scottish water save the water supply into the

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hospital are now running clear, but they are helping to flush through

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the internal tanks in an effort to get things back to normal. They say

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the discolouration is caused by naturally occurring mangoes, which

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in small quantities is harmless. They say it is a problem in this

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area at this time of year, but the They say it is a problem in this

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situation is being constantly monitored and will get further

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updates from the authorities in the morning.

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Thank you. Councils and the Scottish Government

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are on a collision Some councils are unhappy

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about the way that plans to raise ?100 million for education

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from changes to the The government wants to give

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the money directly to head-teachers, but some councillors fear national

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politicians are taking power away Senior councillors from across

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Scotland held a special meeting today to discuss the

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government's plans. There is a desire from politicians

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of all parties to centralise control and if you do that, you end up with

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one size fits all across all of Scotland. That doesn't work, one

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size fits all in each school doesn't work, you have to tailor services to

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suit the individual. I have no intention of taking control of

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education away from local authorities in Scotland but I want

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to focus on closing the attainment gap, making sure schools can support

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young people to achieve their potential. One of the significant

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things we achieved at the election was securing ?100 million to reform

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the education system in Scotland and invest it in schools.

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The RAC is warning that parking charges at two of Scotland's

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The motoring organisation has rated Edinburgh and Aberdeen as among

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the most expensive for dropping off and picking up passengers.

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Airport authorities say travellers can choose from a range of options.

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Welcome back. You've had a two weeks in the sun, now you get to enjoy the

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rest of the Scottish summer. Never mind, you had a great time at a

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bargain price, but are you going to be stung by the car parking charges

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on the ground at the airport? That's the accusation from the RAC. They

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produced a hit list of airports with what they called sky-high charges.

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They are levied, even if you are just quickly dropping off of picking

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up. Aberdeen airport is one of the culprits, and so is Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh is in the top five for both dropped off and short-term

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pick-up. We think it would be ideal for Edinburgh airport owners to

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review the charges and fees, because it would be in their interests

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ultimately. Edinburgh airport was celebrating today with figures

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showing July was the busiest month on record for a Scottish airport.

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Higher numbers require an effective travel plans. We have a free pick-up

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area and do not have complaints. We have free buses going to those areas

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with plenty of room for luggage. Like most airports, parking can be a

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distance from the terminal and we tend to find passengers do not have

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complaints. ?1 gets you five minutes to drop off friends at Edinburgh.

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?3.90 allows you three minutes to pick them up. I've been here since

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ten o'clock waiting for my son whose flight was delayed. Extortion, just

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call it Dick Turpin. Dick Turpin airport would be better. ?1, but it

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goes higher up the longer you stay. That's why I would like to leave

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now. That might be the best compromise.

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Some of Scotland's top football clubs are experimenting

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with a different approach to youth development, in an attempt

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Bio-banding involves bracketing young players according to physical

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development instead of age - this at a time when the national

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team has failed to reach a major tournament for 18 years.

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At first glance, this is a youth tournament like any other, but there

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is a crucial difference. To focus on developing technique, the teams are

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groups not by age but by size, pioneering this approach are Partick

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Thistle. All the other developers were trying to challenge them not to

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rely on their physicality. They have to work on other technical

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attributes, and likewise for the late developers, to give them an

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opportunity to play against players who are at a similar stage of

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development. The idea being that smaller players are not discouraged

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or overlooked because they lack physical attributes. It's good, I'm

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not playing against people wade taller than me. I get to get more on

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the ball. I can take control of it a lot more. Allowing Scotland's young

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talent to flourish is the goal. The science behind biobanding suggests

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the greatest benefits comes from not using it at elite youth level, but

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at the grass roots. If we got biobanding on board, and people

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didn't get deselected because they hadn't physically matured at 12 or

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13, they would engage more in football. They would get some fun

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from the game, and we would get more opportunity with people going into

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professional sport. Nobody believes biobanding will provide an overnight

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cure for Scottish football's ills, but Partick Thistle and others will

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try any avenue that offers a brighter future.

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He's the photographer from Glasgow who went to America

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with the Beatles in the sixties - and found himself documenting

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some of the biggest stories of the century.

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Now Harry Benson is back in Scotland for an exhibition

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Our arts correspondent Pauline McLean went along to meet him.

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This is in Miami. The Beatles came from the Ed Sullivan show... Harry

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Benson arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964, but he wasn't

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convinced it was the story for him. I wasn't that happy. I went back to

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my car for something. Went back into the hall, the Beatles were starting

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to play All My Loving and I thought, I'm on the right story! Throughout

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the 60s he found himself at the heart of some of the biggest stories

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in American politics, from the civil rights campaign to the assassination

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of Robert Kennedy, a man he got to know as a friend. Don't fail now,

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failed tomorrow. This is it. I noticed either the people had been

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shot around me. You have taken pictures of every American president

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since Eisenhower. And I know you have taken the candidates as well,

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in there. Will you take a photo of the

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next president do you think? I think I've already got it. It will either

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be Donald or Hillary Clinton. If they become president for one week,

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it will make them. The opening of his latest exhibition at the

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Scottish parliament, it was an interesting and daunting

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proposition. He had this amazing knack of being in the right place at

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the right time. To be there in the room when Nixon resigned following

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Watergate, to be the fifth person off the plane on the tarmac in New

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York from the Beatles' first visit to America. He's such a personable

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man as well. That's reflected in his work. And he gets on with people. At

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86 he continues to take photographs of some of the world's most famous

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faces providing inspiration for would-be photographer is young and

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old. We can go straight back to Rio and

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the latest on David Florence's quest for a medal. These silver lining

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around Rio today for Scottish athletes in Team GB continues.

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Silver for Katherine Grainger in the rowing. Silver here for David

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Florence in the last few minutes in the double canoe with Richard

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Hounslow. A wonderful performance from them. It was a really good run,

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they were going third last, so they not only executed their performance

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superbly but when they got to the bottom they had a bit of a nervous

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wait to find out if the two teams behind them would bump them out of

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second position. The Slovak team were too good for anyone else, but

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it was second place for Florence and Hounslow at the bottom of their run,

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and they had a nervous wait to see if anybody would take that precious

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silver medal away from them. That didn't happen, and for the second

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consecutive Olympic Games, these two, England's Richard Hounslow and

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Aberdeen's David Florence, he grew up in Edinburgh, superb from them,

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the second time in consecutive Olympics they have silver medals,

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silver in London and silver in Rio. What a day for Scottish athletes in

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Rio, Katherine Grainger earlier, and David Florence today, alongside

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Richard Hounslow. Wonder. It. Fiona Penney qualified second in the kayak

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event. Could she upgrade silver to gold? All we need now is some good

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weather for Scotland. It is coming! The pressure chart explains a lot.

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Initially we have to get the weather front out of the way, this rain and

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murky condition and Waugh air. When that clears away on Saturday we will

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be looking at the high building. A fairly dreich picture across western

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Scotland before that. Still a Met Office yellow warning for the North

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West. Further east, a drier picture with brightness across Aberdeenshire

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with rain confined to the north-west and Northern Isles tonight. Missed

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and low cloud for the West Coast and hill fog as well. It will be a humid

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night and quite breezy along the West Coast air in. Starting tomorrow

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fairly cloudy, brightness in the east, rain across the Northern Isles

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and the north. You can see it sink South as we head through the day.

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For the likes of Dumfries Galloway and into Lanarkshire and the western

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borders we will see some heavy deposits of rain. The rain is

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lighter to the coast. Some rain around the Glasgow area but even

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though temperatures are 17 it will still feel warm. Rain for the inner

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Hebrides but getting brighter all the time. Hopefully brighter for

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Caithness and becoming dry for the Northern Isles. Sunny spells

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developing eventually for the north-east with highs of 20 Celsius

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towards the eastern coast areas. The East coast generally holding onto

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drier weather with some brighter spells. Still rain to content with

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as we head to the Friday evening. Gradually sinking south with things

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turning a lot drier with showers for the north-west. Looking at the

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weekend, Saturday has showers in the north and west, mainly dry

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elsewhere. Sunday, mainly dry and the good news is it will get warmer.

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Now, a reminder of tonight's main news.

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The Scottish rower, Katherine Grainger, has become

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Britain's most decorated female Olympian, after winning silver

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with her partner Victoria Thornley in the double sculls at Rio.

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And in the last few minutes, David Florence has won silver in the canoe

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competition. Bad weather is hampering a salvage

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operation to refloat an oil rig which ran aground

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on the Western Isles on Sunday. But coastguards say they don't

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believe there's any major threat to the environment despite a leak

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of tens of thousands I'll be back with the headlines

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at 8, and the late bulletin just Until then, from everyone

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on the team - right nothing says Rio de Janeiro

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quite like it. So I've come here to Rio to explore

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the culture and the people

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