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Allies of Jeremy Corbyn deny that they would try to unseat Scottish
The police hail a "significant effect" from the ban on the sale
But charities say the new laws could cause further problems.
Calls to ban cars near schools at the beginning and end
Breaking down barriers to encourage older people
to enjoy the health benefits of being in the great outdoors.
Maybe we would be sitting at home watching television and redo that
that day after day. But up here we are wondering about, in the woods,
surrounded by trees. of deadly Roman slingshots found
on a Dumfrieshire hill. Could it be the place
where the Roman invasion Jeremy Corbyn's allies have backed
Kezia Dugdale to remain It comes after a former
adviser to Gordon Brown suggested a pro-Corbyn MSP
would challenge her At a hustings in Glasgow last night,
a section of the audience laughed when it was suggested Ms Dugdale
was doing a good job. Fresh from last night's hustings,
Jeremy Corbyn in Edinburgh today. Respect for everybody. Was it
embarrassing? Voters have joined the Labour Party
to support him but the leader in Scotland is backing his rival,
saying Mr Corbyn is not up to the job. It has been suggested that
could lead to Mr Corbyn's supporters trying to oust Kezia Dugdale. Jeremy
Corbyn is going to win big. The deputy who supports him will
probably challenge Kezia Dugdale. He is a man whose ambition may be in
inverse proportion to his ability, but he is certainly ambitious. The
UK candidates made their pitch to Scotland last night. What has gone
wrong, they were asked. We have gone backwards on your watch in Scotland,
from second to third. You were meant to be winning back Scotland on the
basis that we would be more radical. There is a big fight ahead and a
long road back. The SNP are actually There is a big fight ahead and a
doing an austerity programme while pretending they are not. Think Kezia
Dugdale is doing a Rhun job, a fantastic role model. I think she is
doing a fantastic job and is a great role model for Labour across this
country. What does that mean for the Scottish Labour leader? There has
been angry response to Mr Sinclair's comments from some people supporting
Jeremy Corbyn. Alex Rowley says the idea that he would stand is rubbish.
A leadership challenge, he says, is not on the cards. Neal Findlay is
one of Mr Corbyn's closest allies in Scotland, seen welcoming him
yesterday. He stood in the last Scottish leadership election against
Kezia Dugdale. We asked if he would consider standing again. Absolutely
no way, 1000, 1,000,000%. Kezia Dugdale has a large mandate to lead
the Scottish Labour Party. This former Labour MP thinks it is time
to get behind the Scottish leader. I thought it was appalling and I don't
envisage a challenge to her. Kezia Dugdale has been elected by the
Scottish party members and is working hard to make sure that
Labour regains its electoral position in Scotland. Can this man
or his rival help with that, or might they get in the way?
They were called "legal highs" but are now very much "illegal
highs" and the police say that a change in the law three months ago
banning the sale and distribution of psychoactive substances is having
But some say the new laws could actually be causing further
Our Home Affairs Correspondent, Reevel Alderson reports.
They are popularly known as legal highs, but since the law changed
three months ago that name is no longer appropriate. New psychoactive
substances can no longer be sold legally and importing them is also
against the law. Police Scotland say the new law has had a significant
effect. Before it, there were 90 retailers selling the drugs across
Scotland and now there are none, with premises closed, or selling
other products. Police say there have been no arrests for offences
under the act but they admit that they know it is still going on.
There is a small minority of premises that are a persistent and
resistant element continuing to sell them. That falls within the realms
of the legislation, so the police and our partners will robustly
target those individuals and we would in courage them to cease
selling. The problem in the past was that legal highs could be easily
chemically altered to help overcome any legal ban. The new legislation
has been designed to overcome that. But in Ireland, where there is a
similar law, consumption of new psychoactive substances has actually
risen since it was introduced. That is concerning this drugs awareness
charity in Edinburgh, which fears that driving the sale of the streets
might actually cause difficulties for users. When these were on open
sale was shocking to people but the fact that they were on open sale was
perhaps suggesting incorrectly that they might be safe because they were
being tolerated. Now that they are banned, I suppose the worry is that
there is even less accountability. If these are sold online, or through
traditional drug dealing networks, we feel the price will go up and
there is more risk of harm to people. The charity and police are
warning users that buying the drugs online from overseas rings a risk of
prosecution as it could be classed as importing them, which is
prohibited under the new law. -- it brings a risk of prosecution.
Drivers in Edinburgh look likely to be asked to stay away
The city's council has been piloting a scheme which bans
motors from some areas -- to try and cut accidents
While it's not proving popular with everyone in the capital,
one environmental charity is calling for other local authorities to do
Edinburgh's experiment with traffic movement around schools began last
September. At nine of them, drivers were told they could not drive past
in peak hours. The result, confusion and frayed tempers. Nearly one year
on, Edinburgh City Council says the scheme delivered real benefits, not
least for children, many of whom now walk to and from school. It means
signs like this are set to become a permanent feature across some
schools. But are all the drivers obeying the rules? This is another
school that asked to take part in the pilot. When school finished at
lunchtime today, some drivers were clearly ignoring the signs. I got a
phone call to pick up my friend's child, because she is stuck in
traffic, she is late. And I did the same, which is wrong. Parents say it
is not unusual. Every day, and it will never change. The police have
been at the top of the road and they still tried to pull in. It is a
nightmare. A report on the pilot scheme goes before the Transport
Committee on Tuesday with a recommendation that it becomes
permanent. One walking charity says all local authorities should
consider adopting the scheme, but they will need to act tough.
Enforcement has to be part of this. It can be soft to begin with but now
we are one year on and parents should know the drill and it
probably needs somebody to pick up people, possibly just warning them
and going after persistent offenders. Edinburgh Council says
that peer pressure might help. Parents are frustrated with those
they cannot get onside, those who park on yellow lines and on corners.
It is a minority who spoil it being a safe area for young people to get
to school. East Lothian Council already run a similar scheme. So
far, other areas have yet to signal that they are on board.
You're watching Reporting Scotland from the BBC.
Why the country's newest choir is out to make its mark
And Europe can wait, says Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers,
as his side get ready to take on Aberdeen tomorrow.
Creating a more equal workplace is key to our economic success.
That's the claim from the Scottish Government.
It says such things as a higher minimum wage, greater diversity
and better relations between unions and employers would bring stronger
But the Conservatives say that while the Labour Market Strategy
is all very well, it's also "terribly worthy", as our political
A well paid, well-trained, inclusive workforce is the goal of the
government. Improving productivity is key, as Scotland lags behind the
rest of the UK. This apprentice gas engineer is finishing up at this
Hamilton training academy. One of the reasons I came was for a better
standard of living and prospects for the future better than before.
Coming to the company and seeing they had in place something like
that, and talking to the majority of people who worked for them and were
apprentices and they are still with the company 20 years later. He and
the other apprentices met the Minister who is launching the Labour
market strategy. In many comparative countries in other nations they can
combine the fair work agenda, ensuring that people are properly
remunerated, that they have fulfilling employment. We know the
benefits of that are not just economic. They do have that wider
economic benefit. They can lift productivity and ensure a fairer
Labour market, as well. Scotland's economy is changing all the time.
This was once a bustling shipyard. Nowadays, think of the problems
facing our oil industry, with Scotland having a deficit of almost
?15 billion because of the low oil price. Opponents are saying that
more than words are needed. There is not a lot in this document that many
people will object to. Many of the aims are very worthy. Our concern is
that it misses the point. The Scottish economy is underperforming
the economy of the UK as a whole. We have a productivity gap between
Scotland and the rest of the UK. There is little in this document to
address these fundamental issues. But the issue that is heating up the
biggest economic challenge is the UK leaving the European Union, with the
Scottish Government in particular warning about the economic impact.
Now, are you ready for a "green prescription" from your GP?
A study out today suggests that might be a good idea to ensure some
older people get outdoors more and improve their health.
Lisa Summers has been finding out how it might work.
There is nothing quite like a campfire to lift the spirits. Thank
you. Normally we would be sitting at home watching television. You do
that day after day. But up here, we are always wondering about and we
are in the woods and surrounded by trees and it really is interesting.
This woodland activity programme is designed for people in the early
stages of the mensch. The forest and woodlands are a great library, eight
natural resources. They trigger memories of past experiences and
give people an opportunity to socialise and make contact with
others. It is a great setting for treatment and recovery, and an
opportunity to take things away from a clinical, medical setting. It has
been a lifeline for this couple. At first I thought it would be good for
him to get out because everywhere I go, he is with me. I thought, if he
goes, I will go. Last week I decided I would come and I thoroughly
enjoyed it and I am back today. Why were you reticent to come? Possibly
I did not want to be roped in as an invalid, which I am not, just
somebody that forgets. The benefits of the so-called natural health
service are well documented but less is known about the obstacles that
discourage older people from taking part. It is no surprise that getting
outdoors is good for your health, but what this research points to is
that in some cases it is important that programmes are tailor-made to
people's needs. Lending a hand was the Environment Secretary.
Understanding why more people are not doing it, we can begin to
understand how to get about those obstacles and the effects on change.
We are going to decorate a tree. Time for some environmental art.
This programme shows that getting the right type of activity has an
impact on quality-of-life. A look at other stories
from across the country. A couple in their 80s -
who are both deaf - were attacked in their home
in the east end of Police are examining CCTV and making
door-to-door enquiries. They're keen to speak to two people
the attacker was seen talking to in Abercromby Street,
before he carried out the assault. Train passengers on the
Edinburgh to Glasgow rail line are facing months of disruption
during electrification works. After eight thirty at night every
Sunday and Thursday a replacement bus will operate between
Polmont and Edinburgh. Trains will also start later
on Sunday mornings. The works begin on the
fourth of September. had to be evacuated,
after a fire at a snow-sports shop. The emergency services
were called just after half past 11 last night,
following reports of smoke coming from the ground floor and basement
of the property on Lady Lawson Around 40 firefighters were tackling
the blaze at its height. Thousands of swimmers
are taking to the open water of Loch Lomond as part
of the Great Scottish Swim, tackling distances of
up to ten kilometres. Around 2400 amateur
participants of all ages and abilities will be joined
by a group of elite swimmers, including Olympians
just returned from Rio. This is one of my favourite
locations to swimming in the world. The water is so crisp, clean and
clear and the surroundings are fantastic.
backdrop for thousands of music fans at a fast-growing music
Electric Fields is being held over two days for the first time
Headliners tonight are The Charlatans, and tomorrow
Was a landmark flat-topped hill in Dumfriesshire where the Roman
It had been thought Burnswark was the site of a Roman
army training ground, or firing range.
But new excavations suggest the truth was much more bloody.
Burns work's lines of history, on the summit, the outline of a native
fought flanked north and south by huge Roman camps, for 6000 men or
more. Down below they are trying to uncover what happened here. These
bullets are a vital clue. They are being traced in huge numbers and not
in a pattern suggesting target practice. Mysteriously many have
identical four millimetre holes. A German slingshot ballistics expert
investigated and he made and fired replicas, the effects became
obvious. Well... It is shattering away like a
bird! Only more deadly! We heard a screeching noise we've never heard
or experienced before in your life... This gentle man next to me
dropped and I wondered what on earth was doing it, I would be terrified.
What happened here is starting to look short, sharp and bloody. The
lead has been dated to the mid-2nd century, but time of a Roman general
who had spent four years slaughtering Jews in her camps
across Judy and came to Britain around 140A.D as warlord of the new
emperor Antonius Pius who in ordered the invasion of Scotland. It may
well have started at Burns work. The native tribesmen on top of the hill
came under ferocious bombardment from thousands of Roman soldiers in
the South camp on the other side. If from thousands of Roman soldiers in
they thought of trying to run the Romans in the North camp on this
side barricaded their way out, there was simply no escape. We think these
people literally suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and
I suspect probably nobody survived this. Complete overkill against a
weaker, burly armed enemy but a clear message to barbarous Scots not
to mess with the Romans on their march north. More work to prove the
theory is planned in the years ahead.
The last BHS store in Scotland closes this weekend.
The branch in Glasgow's St Enoch Centre shuts for the final
time at 6pm on Sunday after the department store chain
was wound down with the loss of up to 11,000 jobs across the UK.
Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green has faced calls to compensate
The Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says they won't be making up
the numbers in the Champions League - despite being drawn
in what he thinks is the toughest group.
And he says facing Barcelona, Manchester City and Borrussia
Munchengladbach will strengthen his hand when it comes to
attracting transfer targets to sign for his team.
But at the moment he says his first priority is tomorrow's premiership
No need for the hard sell when it comes to tickets for the Celtic
Champions League match. Since signing Scott Sinclair is happy
enough in his role as salesmen, extras in groups is sell themselves.
Celtic, the last team but not the least, Celtic... Completing this
group C. With Barcelona, Manchester City and Borrusia Monchengladbach.
We've maybe got the top teams from arguably each of the different
parts. All in one group. But our aim is to have a go. He'll have to and
then some to compete with this man's team, he managed Barcelona to two
Champions League titles, now the super bosses in charge of Manchester
City. What does he make of Celtic? I have a lot of respect for Celtic and
Glasgow, maybe you know better than me, a coach with a lot of experience
in the past with Liverpool. Top group. Brendan Rogers wants to
reinforce his squad for the Champions League campaign and he
thinks the prospect of facing the likes of Barcelona and Lionel Messi
might help his cause. I've been in the Champions League, unlike certain
players, they will sit up and take notice and like I say, it gives you
the opportunity to bring that calibre of player in. The group were
top dogs in the Premiership last season and made closest rivals
Aberdeen for the first time this season tomorrow can the dons to the
Celtic what Celtic hope to do either Champions League opponents? If we
can get it right tactically, get it right in possession of the ball, we
can get the result that we feel we can get most weeks by being good on
the day. What do you think is an clipboard of the Celtic manager? Is
Champions League strategy? Maybe or perhaps his tactics for the more
immediate challenge of Aberdeen. It's going to be a busy
weekend in Edinburgh The Edinburgh International
Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival and Fringe all draw
to a close on Monday - but there are still thousands
of performances to take in. Our arts correspondent
Pauline McLean is in George Square Gardens this
evening... Looks more like a beer garden this
evening. There is one of those here. This is an iconic venue, the big
purple cow but it's one of a number across the city, close to 300 venues
springing up. It all kicked off three weeks ago, we reported on it,
longer than the Olympics, you need that kind of stamina to keep going
and I guess that's why performers do it, the endurance, to have it Domino
CD. For some it's about developing shows and taking them on, for a lot
of people it's about being part of the world's guest arts Festival, and
about sharing the music. Music-macro touch the sky... This is
the sound of Scotland's newest choir performed at the University of the
borough, bringing together people with dental health symptoms and
those with no diagnosed disorder. One in four people in Scotland will
suffer from a mental health issue in their lifetime and last year we
dealt with about two and a half thousand people, we note that music
is very good for lifting people's spirits and mood. That is one of the
benefits members have discovered through singing together. It's just
the general boost you get through having that extra energy into your
lungs and getting all that out, it really helps, it's great. From a
social point of view, you get to see other people, it's great to feel
like you are part of something bigger. And just... Like... Magical
quality of music and making music. Next stop is the Edinburgh fringe,
the Harmony choir will perform their first public concert raising money
for charity and are sending out an important message about mental
health. There is stereotypes, you know, in the general public as well.
Thibaut with mental illness are violent or dangerous and yet this is
not true. People with mental illness are even more likely to be victims
of crime than others. Dash-macro people with. Research has proven
that exposure is one of the best ways to go. And as well as
entertainment this is vital research, experts monitor the quiet
to see how music helps anxiety levels and general well-being. The
results could prove that music is genuinely good for your health.
But concert happens this evening at St John's, the sort of festival
within the festival on this weekend is one of the busiest but at this
point in the festival people have worked out what the good shows are
and they know what they want to see. Of the other festivals, the book
Festival, the tattooed, the arts Festival all going on around it,
plenty to go and see. It is the weekend when all the major prizes
are handed out including the Edinburgh comedy award am going for
36 years, won by famous names in the past like Stephen Fry and Steve
Coogan and this year for the first time since 1993, there are two Scots
in the running, who knows, perhaps after all those years in Edinburgh
will have a Scott picking up the price. Pauline, thank you.
Let's see what we can expect from the weather.
Thank you, mixed bag today Ulster you can see on the combined
satellite and radar picture most of the heavy showers in the north-west
but over the next little while, some across Central. And. Some sunshine
to end the day. This was the scene earlier taken by our weather
watcher. The night the showers fading away for most of the
mainland, a number for the far north and mainland, a little bit of mist
towards the south-west and some clear skies across the north-east.
In the countryside, around 60 agrees but for most holding in double
digits. To the weekend, on Saturday, little in the way of weather for us
in Scotland, a weather front across England producing rain and cloud but
for us, mostly dry and cloudy. Here is the picture for Saturday. Cloudy
start, some brightness here and there and light rain or drizzle
across the south-west, moving north through Argyle in towards the
Highlands and Islands by the afternoon. Mid afternoon we could
see some spots of light rain or drizzle in the central lowlands but
nuisance factor rather than anything else. Temperatures by mid-afternoon
central and southern Scotland, 18-20, further north, slightly
cooler, 16-18. Still blows light, patchy outbreaks of rain in the
north-west. Reasonably dry for the north-east, Orkney and Shetland
rubber be best for any sunshine. If you are hill walking or climbing
across the Northwest it's cloudy with outbreaks of rain, further
south after a damp start it should improve by the afternoon. Light
winds, gusting at times around 20 miles an hour, generally try and
cloudy in the east. Into the evening and overnight, little in the way of
change, cloudy with outbreaks of rain, turning more persistent for
the far north overnight. By Sunday, ridge of high pressure coming our
way later, another fairly cloudy day for most, throughout the morning
quite damp but improving as the ridge of high pressure pushes in
from the West. Some sunshine, dry and bright conditions moving in, for
eastern Scotland, the chance of some downpours in the afternoon. Monday,
the ridge of high pressure overhead, plenty of dry, fine, sunny weather,
a one front in the north-west threatening rain later. That is the
forecast. Thank you. I'll be back with the headlines at 8
and the late bulletin just Until then, from everyone
on the team - right across the country -
have a very good evening.