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This will be at the heart of this review.
Also on the programme, the nephew of the man
of Surjit Singh Chokkar, tells a court he heard his uncle
Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey faces a misconduct hearing over claims
she failed to ensure doctors had correct information
Take the bus to help the planet - a new report says we must do better
to cut greenhouse emissions from transport.
We're at the Camp Nou ahead of tonight Champions' League match.
The way schools in Scotland are run could be set
The Scottish Government says it wants to give as much power
as possible to individual schools, and headteachers.
It's also planning to create new regional bodies which will work
Between them, this means local authorities are likely to have
far less control over the education service.
In a moment we'll be talking to our education
correspondent Jamie McIvor, but first, let's hear from the
Our guiding principle for the way schools is run are simple. Decisions
should be taken at school level. That will be the presumption and we
will place it at the heart of the review. We want to empower teaches
to make the best decisions for children and young people. They have
the expertise. There will be new educational regions operating above
local authorities. Would the cabinet Secretary accept this looks like
centralisation of education? Well our education correspondent
Jamie McIvor is at the Scottish Jamie just how radical could these
changes to schools be? It could be significant. Let's talk
about the things which John Swinney ruled out. He said there will be no
moves to selective education or grammar schools or formally allowing
schools to opt out of local authority control. But don't be put
off by the moderate language of John Swinney, we could be talking about
radical changes. Especially when it comes to the role of councils. The
Scottish government would see this as a form of devolution to schools
and say that by empowering teachers they're more likely to do what is
best for the school and raise attainment. What is right for one
school may not be right for a school somewhere else. But there is a
school may not be right for a school question of the regional education
school may not be right for a school boards to encourage schools in
different areas to co-operate and work together. The question is what
role is left for local authorities? And in this review that will be
carried out it is going to be for councils to make the case for the
powers they need to retain. What sort of powers could schools and
head teachers get and what will it Plean for parent -- mean for
parents? It is up for discussion. It would be that head teachers could
take more decisions about what subjects should be available in a
particular school and about opening hours. That sort of thing may be up
for discussion now. With that goes the important question of just how
to ensure that schools remain accountable to parents and the
community. Thank you. A man has told a court
that his uncle confessed to the 1998 stabbing of restaraunt worker
Surjit Singh Chhokar, in Wishaw. Andrew Coulter said Ronnie Coulter
told him what he had done the night Andrew Black reports
from the High Court in Glasgow. This was Andrew Coulter's second day
of evidence. He had said he and his uncle were involved in the theft of
a giro cheque belonging to Surjit Singh Chhokar. He said his uncle and
another man went to see Surjit Singh Chhokar in November 1998. The court
heard a scuffle broke out in which Andrew Coulter hit Mr Surjit Singh
Chhokar with a bat. Andrew Coulter said later that night he was at his
uncle Ronny's flat. The prosecution asked how did he appear. He said, I
don't know, shaken. He was asked, did your uncle say anything to you,
he said, aye, that he had stabbed Surjit Singh Chhokar. Referring to
the bat, the defence QC put to it Andrew Coulter he had gone to see M
Chhokar. He said that he had killed Mr Chhokar. Mr Coulter said he
didn't and if he had he would have put his hands up to it. Ronny
Coulter denies murder. The trial continues.
The disciplinary hearing against nurse Pauline Cafferkey
who survived Ebola has ruled she did not act
'dishonestly' by allowing her temperature to be mis-recorded
during screening at Heathrow airport.
But the 40-year-old nurse still faces charges of misconduct
Lisa Summers is at the hearing in Edinburgh.
Lisa, what's been said about Pauline Cafferkey's actions?
Pauline calf ackee arrived back home and the screening room was described
as chaotic. Although her temperature was enough to warrant medical
attention, somebody in her team has had written it as being 37 degrees.
After that she said she was feeling unwell and had taken paracetamol.
But when she went back to the screening area, a doctor cleared her
to return home to Scotland. Now, the panel here, the conduct hearing has
agreed she didn't act dishonestly in not declaring her attempt. But
representatives argued she should be found guilty of misconduct, because
she did put the public at risk. And what has Miss Cafferkey's
lawyer been saying? Her lawyer said she should have been
treated as a patient from the moment she arrived back at Heathrow and it
was up to officials to make sure the temperature checks were done
properly. She said despite the chaos of everything that was going on, she
had disclosed to medics that she was feeling unwell and had taken
paracetamol. She said her unblemished record demonstrates her
judgment was impaired because of the symptoms of Ebola. But the panel
have retired to consider the arguments made by both sides and the
hearing will continue tomorrow. Thank you.
Scotland is ahead of the rest of the UK in tackling
greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from
But it says the reductions were largely down to the relatively
warm weather last winter, and adds that in some areas,
schemes are "largely failing to deliver."
Our environment correspondent Kevin Keane reports.
They're run on hydrogen and create no damaging emissions. But these
bussings are four times more expensive than conventional ones.
Aberdeen has the UK's biggest fleet of hydrogen buses, but without
grants, this quieter technology would not be viable. It uses an
energy recovery system, so as long as you're planning ahead for a
traffic light, I can slow the bus down, the passengers won't feel
anything and I pull smoothly away. This is one way of tackling
emissions from transport. But with just ten buses, it is a small scale
answer to a big problem. The report says there has been good progress in
deploying renewable electricity, but emission from transport are
unchanged from 1990 and in agriculture the changes have been
slow. We are aiming at cutting our emissions in the UK by 80% by 2050
and the Scottish Government has taken this seriously in making its
contribution. What we have got to do is concentrate particularly on
transport, where we do have to reduce our emissions. Hydrogen
transport is good for vehicle emissions, but one problem is
getting people out of their cars and on to buses like this in the first
place. So ministers are being urged in the report to better promote
policies to achieve that aim. It is a global challenge and we are taking
on the challenge here in Scotland. a global challenge and we are taking
I'm pleased the fact that we are leading the rest of the UK has been
recognised, but it makes it tough to keep it going. Scotland is doing
better than the rest of the UK in tackling climate change, but
ministers acknowledge more needs to be done and a climate change plan
will be published over the winter. You're watching BBC
Reporting Scotland. New powers for head teachers - the
Government announces plans to change the way schools are run.
A warning that council spending could be slashed
A man has been jailed for life for murdering his estranged wife
in her home in Mid Calder in West Lothian, while their
Thirty-six year old Erhan Havuhlay-awloo
strangled Leighanne Cameron, and stabbed her twelve times,
The judge at the High Court in Glasgow ordered him to serve
A five year old boy who died after he was knocked down by a van
in the Shettleston area of Glasgow has been named.
He was Lennon Toland, who lived at Easterhill Place in Tollcross.
The accident happened yesterday afternoon.
The child was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,
The 62-year-old driver of the transit van was not injured.
The squeeze on Holyrood's budget is likely to dominate
the council elections next May, as the amount councillors have
to spend could be cut by as much as ?1 billion over
That's one of the findings of a report into Scotland's
It warns that MSPs face tough decisions on what can
no longer be afforded, while health and other
priorities take a larger share of the money available,
Our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser, joins me now.
That was before the Brexit referendum made them much more
Economists at Strathclyde University have set
out their reckoning on what might happen to Holyrood's budget next
They've looked at the money that might be
with spending power falling by 4% over four years.
At Westminster, the new Chancellor Philip Hammond says he'll 'reset'
the budget, due to lower growth expected.
than planned, Holyrood could still see a fall
Or if he sticks to previous plans, with lower growth, the spending cut
falls over the next four years by 6%.
Whichever way you look at it, it's a cut.
On balance, although the uncertainty is there, we can say with some
confidence about what the outlook will be for the Scottish budget over
the next four o' five years. It will be a tough settlement.
This report looks at the SNP's manifesto at the election
It promised to increase NHS spending, with more for childcare,
Together, that's more than half the budget.
With less available in total, that means a tighter squeeze
on spending that is not protected, including local councils.
They could see a cut of at least 10% and up to 17%,
when they've already seen reduced grants and years of
With elections in eight months, that ought to focus minds on how
The school budget reforms set out today by the Scottish government
demonstrate just how significant that change could be.And along
The Scottish Government will be responsible for 50% of its budget
with new commitments and challenges. So pulling this together the context
of uncertainty around the economy a fragile Scottish economy, relative
to where it was a couple of years ago and a transfer of new powers,
make it a challenging time to go through this change.
To get its Budget approved, the SNP has to gain support
There's a blame game, perhaps a rough wooing,
but after this warning, there have to be choices.
The Chancellor should support the economy, rather than undermine it
and in terms of Scottish Government, they will have new powers and the
new powers will be used in a balanced way to grow the economy and
deliver public service reform and protect households. The onus is on
the Scottish Government to have measures to grow the economy and tax
revenues so that public services don't fear the severe cuts they warn
about in this report. A lot of this depends
on what Philip Hammond does. His Autumn statement
is on November 23. Derek Mackay's draft Scottish budget
should be in the following month. Legislation has to be moved swiftly
through Parliament, with new powers coming to Holyrood with the start
of the financial year next April. And those council
elections are in May. about the shape and reach
of government in Scotland Here is Gary with detalts of
tonight's Scotland 2016. The worst case scenario of the figures would
see public services north of the border badly hit. Even the most
optimistic projections would see the Scottish budget reduced. Tonight
I'll ask panel of politicians where the cuts might fall. Join me on BBC
Two at 10.30pm. Debt levels on Scottish Farms
are now at their highest level since records began in 1972,
according to Scotland's A survey of the main banks
and lending institutions showed outstanding loans
to the agricultural sector, of over This year has seen
delays in a new computer A loan scheme has just been
announced by the Scottish Government, to help farmers affected
by the delays. A look at other stories
from around the country today. Judges in Edinburgh have begun
hearing applications for private prosecutions to be permitted in two
separate controversial cases. The family of 18-year-old
Erin McQuade and her grandparents, who died
in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy in 2014, want to prosecute
the driver, Harry Clarke. And the relatives of two young women
killed by the vehicle driven by William Payne four years earlier
want HIM to be charged. In each case the Crown Office
decided it was not in the public New York City Police are trying
to identify this man in connection with a possible hate crime
attack on a Scottish The woman, a muslim,
was returning from sightseeing when her clothing was set on fire
on Fifth Avenue. The minister for public health
and sport has said the government is committed to assisting
in providing mountain The Mountain Weather Information
Service has concerns Aileen Campbell told MSPs that talks
are ongoing to build a "resilient service"
for hillwalkers and climbers. The Scottish writer
Graeme Macrae Burnet has been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize
for "His Bloody Project" He's among six authors
in the running for Macrae Burnet's book
is a psychological thriller set in a crofting community
in Applecross in the 19th century. The winner will be
announced next month. Seventy Oor Wullie statues
are being put up for sale The individually designed figures
have been on show throughout Dundee and other parts
of Scotland over the summer. Money raised from the bidding
is going to the Tayside I guess I did anticipate interest
because it is a national iconic character. I couldn't anticipate how
much interest there has been. It's been overwhelming to see the visitor
numbers and see the interests for auction tonight.
Celtic are just under an hour away from their opening Champions League
Brendan Rodgers' side take on Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
Our senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin is there.
Now the last time Celtic were here in 2013, Barcelona won 6-1. Much has
changed since there. New players, new manager but it seems the Catalan
giants are looking for a similar scoreline tonight. In a city known
for its culture, its cathedral, and its football, Celtic are back.
It is the best feeling in the world. Superb. After a two-year wait. These
fans have that Champions' League feeling once again. For the team
they've come to see, it's a familiar foe. They have played Barcelona five
times in this competition but never won at the new camp We are at the
early stages working together, but what I have seen with the team since
I have worked with them is they have a real hunger and desire to do well
in every single training session in every game. We expect this will be a
in every single training session in very, very difficult game. But these
are the types of games you want to be involved in.
The team is scoring goals. This one of the five that helped rout Rangers
at the weekend. But tonight it's the case for the defence and here's
three good reasons why. Nemar, and Suarez and Messi make up a
formidable front row and this is from one who knows. A huge victory.
It is champion, Champions' League. The glamor. And in Europe and in the
war. You know I think Barca wants a little goals as possible. Worrying
news for the 2,000 fans that have travelled. Well, it seems they are
worried enough already. It'll be hard. It is Barcelona. But give it a
G you never know, you never know. A draw would be a bonus, honestly. We
all know. They are the best team on the planet we are playing tonight.
And when that happens, sometimes it's best, just to kick back and
enjoy the show. Yes, one of the many street performers here in Barcelona.
And Celtic need a huge performance of their own, but there is hope,
Sally because the mighty Barcelona were defeated here at the weekend,
2-1 by newly-promoted side Alavez, although the journalist I spoke in
my piece says he thinks it might work against Barcelona.
The athletics season came to a close at the weekend.
A memorable one for 23-year-old Laura Muir.
She became the first Scot to win a Diamond League series.
But she admits she reached a low point at the Olympic Games.
The vet student from Glasgow University says
despite the challenges of life at the top of world athletics,
her profession will always be part of her life.
Rhona McLeod has been to meet her on a brief visit home.
From the festivities and fireworks, Laura Muir was crowned winner of the
Day Monday Series of race overs 1,500. A prize only claimed by the
elite in each discipline of athletics. At her home, it is a rare
visit of just 24 hours, at the end of what has been a season mostly of
highs, but one significant low. Yes. It has to be Rio, I'm afraid.
Probably the only low point of the whole season but I'm really happy I
ran the race, I went for that gold. COMMENTATOR: She's getting chased
down Laura Muir. Americans are coming as well. Had I ran the last
part of the race more conservatively, I think I definitely
could have come through from bronze to silver but I never would have
known could I have got gold? I would always be thinking. Look how much it
means, poor Laura Muir gave everything there. And then, Diamond
League, to win that, are you the first Scot to have won? I think so.
A lot of the people who win them are Olympic or world medallists, so to
win the overall thing at the end is surreal. I can't believe it. So you
are at the very top of that world and then you have another world you
live in. What is happening with your vet studies? I finish fourth year
just before Rio. I did my full-time fourth year and taking a gap year
next year for the World Championships before finishing my
fifth year. Not too many world class athletes also have a career. I think
it is so, so important. I never dreamed of being a fall-time
athlete. I need to keep my mind busy. I think it is the reason why I
can switch off when I'm doing busy. I think it is the reason why I
sessions and train so hard, because I'm not thinking about it all Dane
not tiring myself out, overanalysing a session, as it were. I'll keep on
going but I love what I do. There is little time to relax. She's now off
for a two week vet placement in a dog santurary.
Time to get the latest on the weather now.
Christopher we've missed out on the high temperatures
they've been enjoying in the south of England -
No. Incredible for the middle of September.
Ask a silly question! We will see a few thunderstorms
developing, though, all connected with that heat. There was some
sunshine for us today. You can see on the satellite picture up the west
coast, but for most of us, this band of cloud was the order fted day with
outbreaks of rain moving northwards. And now our focus is on some under
thisry downpours developing across the north of England and likely for
the borders over the next few hours. Difficult conditions on the roads.
The yellow be aware from the Met Office. Heavy outbreaks in the
south-west by the end of the night most of which will have cleared
away. It is largely dry and mild a. Across central belt and south,
temperatures in the teens and quite misty and murky around North Sea
coasts which will drift inland throughout the night and for
tomorrow morning. To start the day tomorrow, a few showers across the
north of the Grampians pulling away. Elsewhere, largely dry but
elsewhere, fairly cloudy. There will be some sunshine on offer but you
need to be in the south-west really to see it, and here we will see
temperatures of a 23, 24. South Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway.
Further east, the borders, the Lothians, cloudy, misty and murky.
Across the North west, some sunshine coming through, for the Hebrides and
west coast, albeit with a few showers and brightness for Orkney
and Shetland but cooler compared with else where. The rest of the
afternoon into the evening, that low cloud, the mist and murk, fairly
extensive, as we head overnight into Thursday. That means, Thursday will
be a murky start for eastern Scotland, through the central part
of the country, some early brightness and pleasantly warm by
the afternoon. But you will notice in the west coast, some outbreaks of
rain. So a bit of a three-way split really, come Thursday. If you get
the sunshine, pleasant. Elsewhere, less so. Friday, the weather will
have cleared towards the North Sea. Hynd it, most of us into the
fresher, brighter conditions, probably the best of the week with
sunshine for many but still wet for Shetland. That's the forecast, for
now. Thank you. Now a reminder of the
main stories: Schools could be given substantial new powers under plans
unveiled by the Scottish Government. It wants it devolve as much power as
possible to individual schools and headteachers. It means local
authorities are likely to have far less control over education.
The two hosts of the Great British Bake Off, Sue Perkins
and Mel Giedroyc will quit the programme when it leaves the BBC
after the current series to go to Channel 4.
BBC News understands the corporation would have had to spend an extra
?10 million a year to keep one of its most popular programmes.
And that's all from Reporting Scotland.
I'll be back with the headlines at 8.
Until then, from everyone on the team - right
across the country - have a very good evening.