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The controversial Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre,


It will be replaced with a new holding facility,


Also on the programme, the implementation of


the government's Named Person scheme is delayed for a year.


More than 900 children spoke to ChildLine last year saying


Astronomers from St Andrews discover planets aren't born slowly,


but emerge relatively quickly and violently.


And Andy Murray's hopes of a US Open title fade as he's knocked


The controversial Dungavel detention centre in south Lanarkshire


is to close and be replaced by a short term holding facility


Dungavel has been criticised over the years by campaigners who raised


concerns about the treatment of detainees and the length


The Home office says it's being closed because


it's under-used, due to its remote location.


Our reporter Laura Maxwell is at


David, this is the only detention centre of its kind in Scotland. It's


where people who've already had their claim for asylum rejected are


held, essentially say they can't disappear before the Home Office


deports them. It's for that reason that for so many people over the


years, has become a byword for all that is wrong with that process.


Dungavel. The former prison became a detention centre in 2001. It was


this view from the inside which first brought it to the public's


attention. Being there wasn't child's play. This family were


detained for more than a year, unable to attend school. They were


the first of many children to be sent to Dungavel with their parents.


This woman was just 14 when she was taken there with her family in 2007.


Not being able to do anything, that was the most difficult thing.


Because I was the oldest and I knew English, I had to do a lot of


translation with the lawyers and the officers. I felt really hopeless


when I was translating because I knew that unless the government did


something, unless there was a campaign, we were just going to be


stuck there. Over the years Dungavel has been the scene of many protests.


At first against the detention of children, which only ended in 2010.


There was more controversy recently when the BBC revealed some detailing


news were being held for more than a year. Torture victims have also been


kept at the facility in contravention of the Home Office's


guidelines. This long-term campaigner visits the centre to take


in supplies to those being held there. Campaigners will be welcoming


the closure of Dungavel but they will still be worried about the


detention aspect which might still play a part in the asylum system.


The detention centre did have a purpose, to stop failed asylum


seekers from disappearing before they could be removed. Its closure


won't stop that detention, instead it will be moved closer to Glasgow


airport. The new short-term holding facility


will have 51 beds. It will be built on this site, just minutes from


Glasgow airport. If all goes to plan, Dungavel will be closed before


the end of next year, and it will be replaced by that holding facility at


the end of next year, and it will be Glasgow airport. The Home Office has


yet to gain planning permission for that. The Scottish Government has


welcomed the decision to close Dungavel although it says it will


seek clarification about the way asylum seekers in Scotland will be


treated. There is some concern any fast track process could affect


their appeals process and impact on fast track process could affect


their mental health. Similar questions are also being asked by


church leaders and human rights campaigners who say this process


could mean that asylum seekers end up locked up, hundreds of miles away


from their family, friends and support networks they have built up


in Scotland. The Education Secretary says


an amended Named Person for Every Child scheme should be


in place by August next year, The controversial scheme that sees


a single point of contact for all children under the age


of 18, was put on hold after the Supreme Court ruled


that its plans for sharing For the avoidance of any doubt the


government remains absolutely committed to the named person


service. As he updated MSPs, the Education Secretary was clear. The


Named Person scheme is going ahead but first the government would


listen. For that reason the Scottish Government will undertake a


three-month period of intense engagement in Scotland. We will take


input from practitioners as well as parents, charities and young people,


those who support the policy and those who have concerns about it.


Every child under the age of 18 was supposed to have a named person by


now, a health visitor or teacher, assigned to look after their


well-being. But the scheme is put on hold after the Supreme Court ruled


part of the controversial legislation that dealt with


information sharing breached human rights law. Three judges ruled that


the Named Person scheme was unquestionably legitimate and


benign... But they said that it was perfectly


possible that information could be shared with authorities without the


child being aware. The court stated that even after the information


sharing provisions are sorted out the Named Person scheme is still in


danger of constituting a disproportionate and therefore


unlawful interference with family life. Labour supported the principle


but again called for 16 and 17-year-olds to be removed. It seems


absurd given that a 16-year-old can vote, marry, pay tax, all as an


adult. To remove them would give a strong signal that while the


government is not surrendering an named person policy, it is


listening, and not only to the Supreme Court. That was a concession


Mr Swinney said the government was willing to consider. The campaign


group that brought about the legal challenge described today's


announcement has laughable saying the government should be apologising


to parents. But they say they welcome the chance of dialogue with


the Deputy First Minister. Lisa Summers, Edinburgh.


Let's get more on this from Brian Taylor at Holyrood. This is about


complying with the law but it's about much more than that, isn't it?


Much more indeed. It's about the law but it's about bringing people with


the Scottish Government. In terms of the law I would expect the UK


provisions of data protection may be adopted and written onto the face of


the Scottish act. To make it still clearer that those who practising


Named Person scheme are obliged to adhere to data protection. It's not


just about that legalistic or change. John Swinney quietly but


also quite frankly conceded that the Scottish Government hadn't got it


right in bringing people with them on this proposal. The proposal


perhaps seems to make sense to those who are experts in the field but


causes worries and anxieties for parents perhaps coming up against


this concept for the first time. I think that is what Mr Swinney will


spend the full year's delay in seeking to put right. He's quite


determined to go ahead with the scheme. It's about the law, yes but


it's also about tone. A former Belgian Prime Minister


who believes Scotland should be able to stay in the EU is to lead Brexit


talks for the European Parliament. Guy Verhofstadt said the day


after the EU referendum it would be "wrong" for Scotland to be taken out


of the bloc after most He met with the First Minister,


Nicola Sturgeon in Brussels The European Parliament will have


to approve any eventual deal More than 900 children,


some as young as ten, contacted ChildLine in Scotland last


year, saying they were suicidal. That's almost double


the number five years ago. Labour has attacked the government,


saying waiting times for child mental health


treatments are lengthening. Our Home Affairs Correspondent,


Reevel Alderson reports. Hi, you're through to someone you


can talk to at Childline. ChildLine's call centres are


handling almost double the number of calls from young people with


handling almost double the number of suicidal thoughts than five years


ago. Including children as young as ten. The charity says it is positive


that children have confidence in talking although they often start


off with a more trivial matter. They may talk to us about exam pressures


and stress or bullying. When they feel relaxed they may then go on to


say that they feel there is no hope, no way out and suicide is the only


say that they feel there is no hope, answer. Talking is a fabulous first


step to getting children and young people the right help. This


eight-year-old was a mysterious boy who looked after his sister Ashley.


One day aged just 12 he took his own life, leaving his family devastated.


Now, Ashley is training as a ChildLine counsellor, wanting to


raise awareness of the service to prevent other families from


suffering. I've seen the devastation it leaves behind, to the whole


family. And not just family, friends and everyone. If we can stop that


happening to even one child through ChildLine, then it's been worth it.


The figures were raised in Holyrood with Labour claiming increasing


numbers of young Scots are now waiting for mental health treatment.


The First Minister admitted demand had increased. Actually I take the


view that that is a positive development. It doesn't sound like


it but it means the stigma associated with mental health is


decreasing, and more people, in particular more young people, are


feeling able to come forward. In the summer Labour revealed that 460


young Scots had waited over a year for the treatment they desperately


need. This week 's figures see that rise to 608. That is utterly


shameful and nothing short of a national scandal. ChildLine is now


calling for better access to services for young people who feel


they have nowhere else to turn. A report on the care of a woman


with post-natal depression who killed her baby has concluded


that chances to refer her Erin Sutherland admitted


the culpable homicide of her daughter Chloe,


who was nine months old, on the grounds of


diminished responsibility. The Mental Welfare Commission made


a series of recommendations to improve post-natal


mental health care. Community specialist Perry mental


health team had a cut-off limit for new referrals when the baby reached


six months of age. In this particular case, we think she


shouldn't have been treated as a new referral at that point. She'd had


previous contact and a known history. There should have been


enough flexibility in the referral criteria for her to be seen when the


baby was beyond six months. You're watching BBC


Reporting Scotland. The controversial Dungavel


Immigration Removal Centre, And still to come: It's curtain up


again at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, Astronomers at St Andrews university


have observed tantalising glimpses of how our own planet may


have been born. They did it by watching


the longest, deepest eclipse It suggests planets aren't born


slowly, but emerge relatively Here's our science correspondent


Kenneth MacDonald. To get the best possible view of the


heavens, we've taken telescopes higher and higher, to the tops of


mountains high above atmospheric and light pollution, or better still


into space. But there are still things to be discovered closer to


home. At first glance this might not seem like the best site for a


telescope. Surrounded by streetlights. But they have observed


something remarkable here. This is the James Gregory telescope, the


largest operational optical telescope in Scotland at St Andrews


University Observatory. And this is the star they've been gazing at.


It's like our own sun but a lot younger. Our son is 4.5 billion


years old and this store is only one or 2 million years old. It's really


a baby star. The star is known for its variable brightness. Recently it


vanished for two years. If you just compared the brightness with these


two, that's roughly the same brightness. Over the past two years,


and this is an image taken by the telescope, now it has become much


fainter. The probable reason? A disc of stardust blocking our view which


means we are having to change our view of how planets are born. For


many years we have thought planets form very slowly and steadily. That


particles just stick together and grow and grow. But now looking at


this we find that these are actually very dynamic processes, very violent


things happening in the systems which we were not expecting to see.


They are in motion, they are changing on timescales comparable to


human life spans. We can watch them evolving in time. We may be getting


a glimpse in real of how our own planet came into being. Who knows


what our solar system looks like when it was young. We can't actually


go back in time. The best thing we can do is look at other stars at


that age and try and figure out what is going on there. The James Gregory


telescope is more than 50 years old but it's proving it can still expand


our knowledge of the universe. A look now at other stories


from across the country. More than half 1 million acres of


land in Scotland are now owned by communities. Ministers say that


ventures like the community buyout of the park estate on the island of


Lewis have helped to reverse population decline and boost the


economy but the Conservatives say that recently introduced land reform


laws mean that there is too much government interference in land


ownership. The multi-million pound first phase of an overhaul of


schools provision in dumb freeze has officially begun. A ground-breaking


ceremony at Saint James 's -- Saint Josephs College started the scheme.


The school will be overhauled and a new campus will be built in the


north-west of the town. And a listed railway turntable close to Aberdeen


rail station has been removed for refurbishment. More than 100 years


old, the steel structure at the old Ferryhill Depot is one of only three


left in Scotland. A fully operating turntable would allow more steam


trains to visit Aberdeen. We are providing servicing facilities to


steam locomotives which come on steam charters. The Borders railway


has been extremely successful over the last year in operating steam


charters and we want to cash in on that and get some of the tourists


coming to Aberdeen by train and steam train. One of Glasgow's oldest


buildings is to undergo a revamp as part of plans to generate the


Easterhouse area. Glasgow City Council is to spend half ?1 million


refurbishing problem for -- problem whole house, dating back to the 15th


century -- Provan Hall. It will be one of seven developments.


Now, you can't win them all - that was Andy Murray's reaction


to defeat in the quarter final of the US Open.


The Wimbledon and Olympic champion's hopes of adding another Grand Slam


to his collection were ended by Japan's Kei Nishikori.


But as Kheredine Idessane reports from New York, the Scot is content


Andy Murray's dreams of a second US open title in New York are over and


the sun has finally set on a golden summer for the world number two. The


end when it came was dramatic, Kei Nishikori coming from 2-1 down to


win 7-5 in the fifth. The Scotsman was clear about one thing, for him


there is deep disappointment but not a let down. I haven't let anyone


down, certainly not myself, I've pushed as hard as I could over the


last be months and I'm very proud of what I've done. If someone had


offered me the summer that I've had before Wimbledon, I probably would


have signed up for that. A defeat for Andy Murray was the last thing


anyone predicted early on, a scintillating first set was secured


6-1 in just over half an hour but from a breakdown in the second set,


the Japanese world number seven levelled the match and it seemed


order had been restored when Murray reasserted his authority by taking


the third that. Then, the moment that momentum moved away. A noise


from the stadium PA system let the umpire to stop play halfway to the


point to Andy Murray's annoyance. He never recovered his composure,


losing the point, the game and his next service game. He could complain


all you like to the supervisor but that wouldn't stop Nishikori


levelling at 2-2. A roller-coaster fifth set comprised of five breaks


of serve and when Murray lost his, Nishikori punished him. Having


played so well in patches against Nishikori and especially against


Dimitrov in the previous round it is a shock that Andy Murray is out of


the US Open. He now needs to re-energise. A week tomorrow he'll


be on home soil in Scotland beginning a Davis Cup semifinal


against Argentina at Glasgow's Emirates arena.


One of the country's most famous footballers believes the national


team will come good again, because we're due a cycle


The former Scotland captain Graeme Souness was speaking


to the Scotland's Game series, which in episode three tonight


reflects on the national team's failure to reach a major


We are trying to get back! A touch from Jim Leighton and it is number


two. The 23rd of June, 1998, the last time Scotland played a major


tournament match. Defeat to Morocco but at least we were there which


cannot be said about nine international showpieces sense.


After every disappointment, we must sing the chorus about video games,


After every disappointment, we must not enough resources, the cold


weather, I think it is simply not enough kids playing not enough


football. Many would argue that other factors have played their


part. Some questionable appointments. Please call me. Some


part. Some questionable questionable decisions, with


devastating consequences. And too many questionable players. There are


a limited group, honest, solid, limited group. I have to believe it


is a cycle that we are in and one day, we will produce another Kenny


Dalglish, three or four players who can get us qualified and make an


impression on the World Cup. Throughout the last 18 years, making


brief impressions in qualifying has been Scotland's limit and according


to one man tasked with reviewing the state of the game, the time for


excuses is over. If you look at Holland, France, Spain and other


countries, the kids are not playing on the streets either and if we want


to qualify we have to be quite inspirational in investing heavily,


where the government can help, and have much bigger ambition. I am the


eternal optimist, we can do it, but it requires a superhuman effort on


everyone's behalf. We have seen lenses of the superhuman before and


now it is about making it the norm. McFadden is going for gold! It


wasn't as spectacular as this against Malta last Sunday but at


least it is one win from one. And you can see a longer look back


on the last 30 years of Scottish international football in episode


three of Scotland's Game - Now, seven years ago


Ayr's Gaiety Theatre The historic theatre closed


after health and safety concerns, but thanks to the support


of the local community, the Gaiety is back in business


and due to reopen this weekend after the second stage


of a ?2.5 million makeover. Our arts correspondent


Pauline McLean reports. From Sir Harry Lauder to the stars


of many Simon Stevens, -- of many summits these -- summer seasons, the


Gaiety Theatre has seen them all but it has had two fires and health and


safety problems that caused it to close altogether. We've done a lot


of work to the auditorium. This theatre is a survivor and after the


?2.4 million makeover it is looking her best. I think people always


supported the Gaiety Theatre and even being closed for six months,


people were asking when it would be open, whether they can volunteer and


be part of the parade. There is a community community theatre. As the


Gaiety Theatre prepares to reopen this weekend, those who championed


it are keen to send their best wishes. Apparently I have played it


more than anybody else. I should get a medal! The people who had to watch


me and listen to me should get medals! The first to try out the new


stage, Ayr Players, one of many amateur companies in the area.


Robbie Coltrane has played here. But also going back to old Scottish


music hall greats, the Alexander Brothers and people like that. So it


is a fantastic privilege to feel that you are part of that community


and history. And this weekend, day and the hundreds of people who have


supported the theatre through good times and bad can take a bow as the


Gaiety reopens a second century of Scottish entertainment.


Time now for the latest weather forecast with Christopher.


Good evening, a mixture of conditions today, some torrential


rain but equally some sunshine as well. Tonight, fairly cloudy and


some rain, the heavy rain across the Northern Isles but clearing away and


then over the mainland, showers merging. Still windy, not as strong


as earlier. Temperatures holding in double digits but not as close as


as earlier. Temperatures holding in recent nights. Tomorrow we have a


fairly windy day, and also fairly unsettled with low pressure in the


Atlantic and it is coming in increasingly faster over the last


few runs of the weather model. After a dry start, things the downhill


with the cloud building and a few showers before the main band of rain


arrives with strengthening wind. This is mid-afternoon, you can see


how heavy the rain is likely to be and strong wind from the south, gale


force around the South. Temperatures 17, 18 but feeling cooler than that


under the rain. Still drive for the far north and northern isles but


rain is coming your way. Into the evening, rain pushing north and east


and actually going through at a fair pace, which is good news for the


weekend because overnight into Saturday, the rain band has cleared,


something more settled coming in to start the weekend and Saturday looks


fine, dry and bright for most. Showers over the North West, still


breezy but elsewhere, not too bad, temperatures of 16 or 17. Sunday,


some dry and bright conditions, some showers in the West and north-west


but the fly in the ointment is the next system coming our way from the


Atlantic. Likely to come in on Sunday night into Monday but


uncertainty on the timing. It may come in during the day on Sunday, so


stay tuned. The controversial Dungavel detention


centre in south Lanarkshire is to close and be replaced


by a short term holding facility, Dungavel has been criticised


by campaigners over The Home office says it's


being closed because it's under-used, due


to its remote location. The Education Secretary says


an amended Named Person for Every Child scheme should be


in place by next August, The scheme that sees a single point


of contact for all children under 18, was put on hold


after the Supreme Court ruled that its plans for sharing


information were unlawful. I'll be back with the headlines


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


team right across the country,


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