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Now on BBC One Scotland its time for Reporting Scotland.


The mother of a teenager murdered 20 years ago makes a new appeal


for help to find her killer as police review the case.


This has given me fresh hope, it has given me hope that there may be


light at the end of the tunnel. We have a special report from Serbia


where Scottish aid workers say the plight of thousands of stranded


refugees must not be forgotten. A disciplinary hearing is told


a social worker involved in the case of murdered toddler Liam Fee


was disorganised and chaotic. A record year for the Edinburgh


fringe with box office And on your bike, the row


between business and pedal power in the capital over plans


for a major cycle route. The mother of a teenage girl


murdered 20 years ago has made a fresh appeal for help


to find her killer. 14 year old Caroline Glachan


was found dead on the banks of the River Leven in Dunbartonshire


in August 1996, about a mile Despite numerous appeals, no-one has


been arrested over her death. Here's our Home Affairs


Correspondent, Reevel Alderson. No one has ever been arrested over


the murder of 14-year-old Caroline Glachan 20 years ago this weekend


but 300 items gathered by police at the time of her death are now being


re-examined by forensic scientists in a major reinvestigation of this


cold case, giving her mother renewed hope after years of turmoil. This


has given me fresh hope, I am more upbeat about it than I have been for


a long time. Especially the forensics side of it, that has given


me real hope that there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. CCTV


footage just hours before she died shows Caroline with her best friend,


Joanne Menzies. They parted sometime later when Caroline went to her


boyfriend's house and it is still preying on Joanne's mind. I still


hold a lot of guilt because I feel I should have been with her. It feels


I could have stopped two I feel I could have stopped it if I went with


her. -- I feel I could have stopped it. I don't associate with many


people. Police say they wanted to trace a man with pointed features


close to the tow path where she died and officers are still keen to speak


to him. Forensic scientists are working with state of the art DNA


technology to gain vital information that couldn't have been obtained 20


years ago. Detectives believe the information about Caroline's killer


remains in the local community but forensic evidence will help to point


them to the answer. There have been a lot of assumptions that Caroline


was involved in one thing all the other, exposed to drugs, alcohol,


boyfriends, girlfriends etc, but ultimately she had no drugs in her


system, no alcohol, she was a bright 14-year-old schoolgirl who was


working on the -- walking on the tow path and she was brutally attacked.


Caroline was described as a fun loving teenager with everything to


live for. The mystery of her murder will feature on the BBC's Crimewatch


programme next Thursday. Scottish aid workers are warning


that refugees stranded in Europe Even though the numbers crossing


Europe have drastically fallen, many have been caught up


in tightened restrictions on border In the first of two special reports


from Serbia, here's Cameron Buttle. On a quiet backstreet of central


Belgrade, a small aid post for refugees and migrants.


Inside, it is crammed, hot and noisy, getting more and more busy by


the day. Aid workers here say that 40% of the refugees are children,


like this little girl from Syria, who told me the worst part of her


journey was crossing through the mountains and dark forests. She is


saying that the hardest way was in Macedonia. She says she walked for


60 hours. Here, they tried their best to give out the basics, food,


water and some shelter but they are best to give out the basics, food,


struggling to cope. Since the border closures, we have seen the lack of


organisation that was designed to help people move to Europe and find


a place of safety has disappeared, Borders have closed, people are


still getting through. In a back room they try and help young


children who have already experienced great trauma. Bright,


carefree pictures and colourings hide a much darker reality. We


should always be very careful with how we are going to deal with


trauma, we really need different circumstances to deal with it.


That's why we use this kind of bored to identify some risks when we


should involve some kind of specialised professionals. We are in


a different part of Belgrade, this is a drop in centre for families who


have just arrived in Serbia, run by many different organisations. The


aid workers tell us that while the numbers of people arriving here are


going down, they feel that families like these are in more danger than


ever before. Children who are travelling through Europe are often


separated from their families, they are using smugglers to get them


through, which makes them vulnerable to violence and abuse and possibly


to falling into the hands of traffickers. We must ensure that


there is sustained action to put in place a system of support that


provides help to children wherever they need it and whenever they need


it and that isn't happening now. This lady left Iraq with her


children in January and now they are stuck near the bottom of a list of


thousands of people waiting to cross the. She tells me that she had lost


hope but feels so close to seeing the rest of her family already in


Germany -- cross the border. No one knows how long they will be stranded


here, but they know that there will be many more joining her everyday.


A disciplinary hearing has heard that a social worker involved


in the case of murdered toddler, Liam Fee, was disorganised


Lesley Bate faces multiple charges from her time


Lesley Bate faces charges involving 16 children from December, 2011, two


August, 2014 and it is alleged she failed to take the necessary steps


to minimise actual or potential risk to them. It is understood that one


child is Liam Fee, the two-year-old who was murdered by his mother and


partner in March, 2014. It is alleged that Lesley Bate failed to


follow up a referral more than a year earlier about bruising to


Liam's face and concerns that he had a sore neck. Rachel and Naomi's fees


trial heard that Liam had scratches and bruises to his face. A woman who


used the same child minder told social services that she was


concerned about Liam. The hearing being held here in Dundee was told


that Lesley Bate was under a disciplinary investigation and was


off sick following Liam Fee's death and was later transferred to another


team. Her manager, James Ross, told the hearing that she was erratic,


disorganised and chaotic. Lesley Bate is not attending the hearing


which is due to run until Friday. The hearing was told she had willing


quest her registration as a social worker but did not admit any of the


charges against her -- willing quest her registration. -- Rillington


Another record year for the Edinburgh Fringe.


And the Scottish pooches hoping to become the top dogs in Europe.


It follows concerns some of them may have been trying


to cram too much in, at the expense of the basics


Here's our education correspondent Jamie McIvor.


these youngsters are in no doubt how important the basics are. Reading


and writing is one of a teacher's top biology is. When you grow up it


helps you to get a good job and have a good education -- top priorities.


It makes you smarter. Why is it important to work hard at your


reading and writing? So that when you are older, it means you are


smart. Today, the school got a visit from the Education Secretary, who


wants to make a clear point, that literacy, numerous ea and health and


well-being are the key aims of the curriculum. At the heart of success


in Scottish education will be the most important resource we have, the


ability of teachers to teach young people and what this guidance is


designed to do is to clarify and simplify that approach for the


teaching profession and that will assist us in closing the attainment


gap in Scottish education. This document is a list of dos and


don'ts, the kind of impact it will have on children across Scotland


will very much depend on how individual teachers and schools put


it into practice. It is all about giving more priority to the --


clarity to them it -- clarity to the curriculum, with pirate is of


prioritising the basics and cutting bureaucracy, don't do rigid planning


and too many things at once. The key thing is about freeing up teachers


to be creative and deliver a curriculum that suits their pupils


and to help that long, we need to be absolutely clear about what is


required and in many cases what is not required. Why is more clarity


needed? One concern is the difficulty in improving standards in


literacy and new Morrissey. The other, workload and bureaucracy for


teachers. They have issued clarification of their guidelines


but but we want to make sure that this time the rhetoric becomes


reality. There will be few obvious changes for pupils or parents, the


test is whether the guidance actually helps improve performance


over time. But tonight one big union


in secondary schools has confirmed it will go ahead with a ballot


on industrial action The SSTA says it's welcoming


Mr Swinney's efforts to reduce the workload,


but it still has concerns, especially about the


new qualifications. The result of their ballot is due


at the end of next month. EIS members are already on a partial


work to rule because of Two American airline pilots have


been released on bail and charged with being under the influence


of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger jet


from Glasgow to New York. Paul Brady Grebenc and Carlos


Roberto Licona were held by police following the alleged incident


at Glasgow Airport on Saturday. The United Airlines flight took off


later that day with a new crew Edinburgh International Festival


and Fringe draw to a close tonight For the first time the International


festival sold over ?4 While the Fringe, which is open


access, issued 2.5 million tickets, Our arts correspondent


Pauline McLean reports. It was already the biggest


festival in the world and this year it got a little bit, at least in


terms of the number of tickets issued. Nearly 2.5 million, close to


8% up on last year. Individual shows set their own records. Glasgow


Girls, getting 10,000 tickets long before the run ended. Probably the


best ever this year. The growth in numbers has been really great and


the same is true across, we work with the other three venues here and


I think overall we've seen a seven, 8% increase this year, which is very


good. This is all I'm doing for 20 minutes. It isn't just about selling


tickets, there are other ways to measure success. We've had an


amazing year this year. We have had many awards and we've had lots of


audiences, the best comedy Newcomer, Scott Gibson. Access of evil -- axis


of evil, Crawford. Some shows at show awareness rather than a laugh


but it is showing a greater awareness of the Fringe which is not


commercial. There was a sense of them and us but that is breaking


down and the Fringe is a home of many different ideas and feeling


healthier and healthier. For the International Festival it has also


been a record year with ?4 million worth of tickets sold for the first


time. It seems that they are both in rude health.


A Shetland energy firm's tidal turbine system has become the first


in the world to deliver electricity to the grid.


Nova Innovation says its two turbines will feed up to 100


kilowatts of electricity, which is enough to


This is ground-breaking, pioneering. The birth of a new industry of


reliable and renewable energy which could help us achieve our climate


change goals, reduced carbon emissions and provide jobs,


employment both here in the UK and the potential to be exported


overseas. The castle which serves


as Inverness Sheriff Court is to be transformed


into a tourist attraction. Plans have been unveiled


for a new so-called Justice Centre which would house district


and sheriff courts and agencies It'll be the blueprint for a number


of similar justrice centres Plans for a major bike route


through Edinburgh city centre will be considered


by councillors tomorrow. Supporters say it would encourage


more of us to get on our bikes. But businesses in the west


of the city claim it could destroy We respect you. We are saying, have


your cycle lanes but don't interfere with my livelihood. Opinions clashed


as cyclists in favour of the route met shop owners. These businesses


say they cannot survive if the existing parking and loading bays


are reduced to make way for bikes. 50% of our business comes from cars


passing, we are concerned by the impact. We're not millionaires by


any means and any small reduction in our income would have a huge impact.


The proposed cycle route would link lease in the East to George Street.


It would carry on through Haymarket to rose burnt error is, where it has


proved to be controversial. In this morning's rush hour, cyclists


travelled along the route to show their support. It will open it up


and make people think, I can do that. In London, they have put in


high-quality roots and Le Mans of people using it is mind blowing.


About 10% of people in Edinburgh cycle already. There is massive


potential and if we can make the streets friendlier, it will make as


change for the city. The Scottish Government says it is committed to


getting most of us out of cars and onto bikes and making good cycle


routes is key to that. But many people here say putting Ann Main


cycle route through a busy arterial route like this is only going to


create more traffic problems. If you have 600 cars trying to get to two


lanes and you have an arrangement that allows them to filter right and


left, if you reduce that to one that allows them to filter right and


lane, anybody turning right and will obstruct the traffic coming behind.


lane, anybody turning right and will You will create traffic jams.


Councillors will consider the options tomorrow.


Just as we are starting to catch our breath after the Olympics,


another team of top Scottish athletes are about to head off


to compete in a prestigious European competitio.


It's the first time a Scottish team has taken part in these


Open European Championships, where concentration


Aileen Clarke has been watching them in training.


Touch. Their trainers have got the costumes and dogs


Gertie, have got their moves. Heather Smith from Troon has


triumphed in these events in the past. She has been training dogs for


years. They very quickly pick up tricks, dogs like learning tricks,


people like teaching tricks, it builds a bond, it builds listening


in the dog. It is the best sport to do. These team-mates have adopted a


faulty Towers routine to show off their skills to the judges. So Roxy


the Australian Shepherd will have to keep this waiter of the wine. Roxy


is quite taken by her own starring role. It is difficult when you are


doing it to music, because your tricks have got to be at exactly the


right time, you have got to start at the right time, and finish exactly


when the music finishes, so that takes a lot of practice getting that


right. It can take up to a year getting a routine right. Since


Ashley and Pudsey won Britain's got talent ball years ago, there has


been a growing interest in canine choreography. Lunar two years old,


will be the youngest member Angie is making the most of every opportunity


to practice. She loves it. In the house, will do random tricks if you


look at her. Hiding her face is the favourite. She likes getting the


treats as well. I have got their attention, but that is because I


have their favourite toy and treats, so let's give it a go. Come on,


girls, beg. Two out of three isn't bad.


That is difficult to follow. Beautiful Day and we have had this


picture from one of our viewers. These blue skies indicative of what


many of us have seen. Cloud cover pushing into the country as we


speak. Train crossing the central belt and the Highlands. The Northern


Isles and western Scotland, bits and pieces of rain with murky


conditions. Quite an muggy night, lows of 13 to 15 Celsius. Fresh wind


across the west coast. Tomorrow, and east, west split initially. Cloudy,


damp and Rosalie in the West. The rain clears away from Shetland so it


is an improving day. For most of that is an improving day, but in the


afternoon with the wind direction, the Southwest should brighten up.


The Glasgow area looking at sunshine. Towards North Argyll,


coastal paths of the West Highlands, damp, drizzle and hill fog.


Temperature is not bad, but windy along the West Coast. Something


brighter for the Northern Isles in along the West Coast. Something


the afternoon. Sunshine for Caithness. Sunshine towards


Inverness. The highest temperatures for the North, 22, maybe 23 Celsius.


Eastern Scotland nice in the sunshine. It stays dry and sunny for


the first part of the evening then we see another band of rain pushing


in from the north-west extending across the country. It is an


overnight feature. We take a look at the pressure chart. The weather


fronts pulls away taking the rain with it. On Wednesday, the winds in


the West will introduce showers but a brighter and fresher feel to


things before high pressure builds in for Thursday. Showers to the west


and north, windy day, fewer showers the South and East with good, sunny


spells. Although it feels fresher, temperatures not too bad at all.


Now, a reminder of tonight's main news...


The mother of a teenage girl murdered 20 years ago


has made a fresh appeal for help to find her killer.


14 year old Caroline Glachan was found dead on the banks


of the River Leven in Dunbartonshire in August 1996 about a mile


Despite numerous appeals no-one has been arrested over her death.


Migrants in Calais who want asylum in the UK should be allowed


to lodge their claim in France, according


Xavier Bertrand told the BBC that people living in the camp known


as The Jungle should be able to apply for asylum before


I'll be back with our late bulletin just after the Ten o'clock News.


Until then, from everyone on the team, good evening.


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