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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me

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and on BBC One we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Scotrail and the RMT agree on a deal to end the dispute over driver

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The fight for the skies over the capital -

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Edinburgh airport receives thousands of responses to a consultation

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Also on the programme, Willie Rennie tells the Lib Dem

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conference that the SNP and the Conservatives

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are the terrible twins of British politics.

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Rangers suspend Joey Barton for three weeks following

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And going the extra mile - the runner who's about to tackle his

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ScotRail says its reached agreement in principle with the RMT union

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to end a dispute over driver only operated trains.

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The company says it includes a guarantee that a conductor will be

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kept as a second member of staff on new trains being

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Here's Huw Williams with the latest.

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This dispute has always been about who operates

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The RMT said having a second member of staff working on a train is vital

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But now Scotrail says the deal which has been agreed in principle

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guarantees that that second person will be there.

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It should mean an end to the industrial action

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which disrputed some trains earlier in the year.

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And in fact more strikes were planned, but they were suspended

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earlier this month to allow talks to go ahead.

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Scotrail has welcomed the development.

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It says it'll make its services more efficient and effective.

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The union says its officials will be reporting to the RMT

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National executive tomorrow, where the proposals will be

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It'll make its position clear after that.

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But there'll need to be a ballot of union members to ratify the deal.

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I think we can confidently predict that both sides will be claiming

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Edinburgh airport says it has received thousands of responses

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to its public consultation on changing flight paths.

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The first phase ends today, a week later than planned

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after the airport was forced to apologise after losing

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Scotland's busiest airport is getting even more popular. Passenger

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numbers are up 12% on this time last year. And it plans to expand. Just

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the sort of news, owners of this West Lothian golf club want to hear.

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Certainly the airport expansion will hopefully raise the profile of the

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area and raise the profile of West Lothian, the more people we can draw

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to the area and the more awareness we can raise our golf club and clubs

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in the area, it can only be good. Edinburgh airport wants to get more

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flights in but it also wants to increase the frequency of outbound

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flights to one a minute and to do that, it says it wants to expand the

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flight path it uses. This consultation gave the public they

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say on proposed envelopes of air space that could be utilised. They

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change the flight path... In some parts of the countryside like

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blackness, local residents say the tranquillity has already

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disappeared. We are fighting against a giant and we are a small group of

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people, because of their oral area, there are not that many people

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living here. It is like David and Goliath. One every two minutes, a

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few thousand feet above you, the rattle in the air, it is very

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unpleasant. The air space here was designed in the 1970s. Back then, it

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handles around 1 million passengers a year and now it handles over 11

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million. The modernisation programme has had a bumpy ride, a cancelled

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flight path trial last week and an admission of lost data, but the

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airport says it is listening. We have a chance to redesign the sky,

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we could design routes that better balance our group with their

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requirements as well and we can look to try and alleviate some of the

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problems that are there through a variety of things, either

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modernising the flight routes or using different routes at different

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times. The airport says the results of this phase will inform their

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designs, but no changes to air space of this phase will inform their

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will take place before December, 2017.

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The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has accused the SNP

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and the Conservatives of campaiging on "fear, not hope" in his speech

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Willie Rennie said the Lib Dems needed to be "progressive,

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Our political correspondent David Porter is in Brighton.

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They're not the party of government they were two years ago -

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do the Lib Dems seem up for the fight?

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No, they are not and I think that is part of the reason that the language

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we are hearing from Willie Rennie. He is keen like other senior Liberal

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Democrats to get a hearing for his views, over the last couple of

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years, with the UK General Election and Holyrood elections, it is fair

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to say that the Liberal Democrats are feeling pretty marginalised at

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the moment. They only have one Scottish Liberal Democrat MP in

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Westminster and five MS peas and to that end, Willie Rennie is saying

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that his party will be progressive and outward looking and optimistic.

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Willie Rennie is acutely aware that in political times, the only show in

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town at the moment is Brexit and the reaction to that, hence the comments

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he has been making today. He has accused both the SNP and the Tories

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are trying to make party political advantage of that EU referendum,

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almost three months ago now. It is a dismal scene that has been visited

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upon us by the Conservatives and the SNP. Stalled investment, uncertain

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future for EU citizens, divided families, split communities,

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economic instability, tensions between the nations of the UK. This

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is the work of the terrible twins of divisive politics.

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And I believe the former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown

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Yes he has, three months on sense that EU referendum, he has been

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thinking about what it will mean for the UK and also Scotland and whether

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it remains part of the UK. In his words, he believes that three months

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on, the prospects for the union are in his words less dire than they

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were directly after that referendum and he says that he believes that

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any moves for a second independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon will, in

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his words, try to play things long, but he says that if Britain does not

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stay part of the single market, he believes that that will strengthen

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Nicola Sturgeon's hands in any call for a second referendum in Scotland.

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Looking at what will happen in Westminster, he says depending on

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the way the Brexit negotiations go, he thinks the Prime Minister could

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be tempted to call an early UK General Election, perhaps as early

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as May next year. Thank you. And we will be bringing you further

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reports with the other Scottish political leaders

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as their conferences happen over A report has found that some

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of Glasgow's iconic Red Road flats withstood a blast demolition last

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year because they were built An inquiry was ordered after two

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of the blocks remained partially standing following

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the operation last October. It said the contractor, Safedem,

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had identified discrepancies between the construction records

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and the size of the steel The report concluded that Safedem

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had followed good practice and had been "reasonable"

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to "err on the safe side". A massive transport ship

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is preparing to head for Lewis to move the stricken oil rig

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Transocean Winner. The heavy lifting vessel the Hawk

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is due to transport the structure The rig ran aground on the island

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last month after it broke It's been controversial from

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the start but Aberdeen City Council has announced what it hopes to do

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with the 500 year old Campaigners had been fighting

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to save the historic building as a controversial office and retail

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development is built around it. Now there are plans to create

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a museum about the people Kevin Keane has been

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given a guided tour. Quietly hunkering down in the middle

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of this building site, Provost Skene House holes half a millennium of

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history. Inside, little has changed since the builders moved in next

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door, but plans are being hatched to create a new museum here, to the

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Aberdonians who made their mark on the world. What we want to do is try

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and turn it into a Who's Who from Aberdeen, people who went out into

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the big world and made a huge difference and that can be through

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science or through food or music, sport... It is about connecting the

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relevance of them to people who live in Aberdeen and visit today. The

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city 's affections for this building span the decades and centuries, the

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late Queen mother visited in 1953 to mark a previous refurbishment. This

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time almost ?2 million will be used to make it attractive to a

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21st-century visitor. But there have been protests about the effect

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Marshall Square will have on Provost Skene House as it nestles between

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the tall structures. You use the word nestle and I would say the word

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entombed. I think that this is not sympathetic. We have never had a

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very good view of Provost Skene House since the 1960s, but it was

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certainly not the density we are seen at the moment which really

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distracts from the area. Plans are now being drawn up about which

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Aberdeen notables will feature in these historic rooms and how the

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16th and 21st-century 's can sit comfortably together. It does not

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look great in the middle of a building site but will it look

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impressive when it is finished? At will. We will have baronial gardens

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around, I historical arch, you will be able to see on the ground floor,

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glass buildings and the thing that will catch your eye, the gardens.

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The aim is to have the refurbished museum finished and ready for when

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the Square reopens in less than one year.

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Accusations of homophobic language have been made after a satirical Rap

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song was performed on Sunday at an Independence convention.

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The all-female group Whatshirface impersonated female

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Scottish political leaders - and one of them the Tory leader

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This was the sketch that was performed at the Scottish

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independence convention on Sunday, singers representing the female

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political leaders of Scotland struck the stage, making political jokes

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and innuendo. What has caused controversy is that the Ruth

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Davidson character is introduced and was the term offensive? An MP was at

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the event and call the hilarious social media but Annie Wells who is

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also gay, disagreed and has written to her asking her to apologise.

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There is no way, we are trying to educate and have inclusive

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education, yet we have got a member of Parliament saying that that was

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OK, it was hilarious and it was just satire. It certainly was not. Ruth

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Davidson recently announced that she was engaged to her partner, Jennifer

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Wilson, but she has made jokes about lesbians as well. The Labour and

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Green Party also have gay leaders but Stonewall Scotland says

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homophobic language can still be heard in the classrooms in Scotland

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and workplaces. Not everyone thinks that language leads to

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discrimination. There is a real problem that we have lost the

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distinction between words and actions. There is a difference

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between people saying things are cracking crude jokes and people

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being violent and we should get back to

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recognising there is a great difference and one does not directly

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lead to the other. Joanna Cherry has issued a response to the criticism

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saying, I thought the performance yesterday as a satirical comedy

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sketch written by lesbian women and performed by lesbian women which

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mark representatives of all political parties including the SNP.

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In that context, I do not believe that was intended to be offensive,

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but I do understand why some find it to be. She says she regrets the

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offence that was caused and will continue to champion gay rights.

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John McManus, reporting Scotland. You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. Scotrail and the RMT agree on a deal

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to end the dispute over driver And still to come...Rangers suspend

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Joey Barton for three weeks following a training

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ground argument. A small number of children

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from the Angus area have been quarantined in hospital

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as investigations continue NHS Tayside says they're

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being treated within a dedicated area of Ninewells

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hospital in Dundee. Some of the children are confirmed

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to have the infection while others The health board says it can't

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disclose the number of cases A vigil will be held

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outside the central mosque in Edinburgh following an attack

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on the building yesterday. Police are investigating a hate

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crime in which an object was thrown The vigil has been called

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by Edinburgh United Against Fascism, and will feature speeches from local

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councillors and a minute's Scottish Paralympians

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are on their way home from Rio after helping to ensure these

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Paralympics were a great success Paralympics GB surpassed their medal

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tally from London 4 years ago and the Scots competing in the GB

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team did likewise. Our reporter Jane

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lewis joins us now. Thank you, the Paralympics came to

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an end overnight with a closing ceremony at the Myra, stadium

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marking the end of 11 days of action across 22 sports. Paralympics GB won

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147 medals, including 64 goals -- The Paralympics in Rio came

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to an end overnight, with the closing ceremony

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at the Maracana Stadium, marking the end of 11 days

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of action across 22 sports. Paralympics GB won 147 medals -

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including 64 golds - making these Paralympics their most

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successful since Seoul, 1988. And the Scots competing

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for Paralympics GB played their part Scottish Para athletes won

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17 medals - five Gold, eight Silver and fourBronze,

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across five sports. Visually impaired sprinter

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Libby Clegg had a great Games - she was crowned

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a double-Paralympic Champion, while 16 year old Maria Lyle from

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Dunbar won three medals and swimmer Andrew Mullen also bagged

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a hat-trick of medals. While tennis player Gordon Reid won

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Paralympic Gold in the singles Andy Murray has always been a big

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inspiration of Reid's and that there is a photo of him from London,

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from 2012, his gold medal, the last when you see just before you enter

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the court. I glanced at that every day before I had a match. He

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inspires me. He is an incredible athlete. A true professional. And

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obviously comes from the same part of the world as me. It is amazing,

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obviously comes from the same part what he did, a real honour for me to

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be able to emulate his success on the court.

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Scottish Paralympians are on their way home from Rio

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after helping to ensure these Paralympics were a great success

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Like Gordon Reid, the majority of the Scots on Paralymics GB

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are on world class programmes run by UK Sport so were entitled

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to a share of the funding from that body in the build up to Rio.

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Over the 4 years leading to Rio - UK Sport invested just

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over ?70 million pounds in to Paralympic Sports -

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a forty three per cent rise in funding from the previous 4 year

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Or as each of those athletes will receive a competition awards and

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Dickie you put that together, it allows each of them to be full-time

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athletes. Our job in Scotland is to produce that pathway to allow the

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next generation of talent is to get into those programmes and we have

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invested ?60 million in the same cycle to add to the UK total and

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take things forward. Unlike UK Sport,

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Sportscotland integrate that ?60 million funding

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you heard mentioned there across Olympic

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and Paralympics sports. They say after the success of both

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Games in Rio from a Scottish point of view, the next step is to carry

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out a review as they look to setting their funding

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for the next four years. Thank you. And now for a look at

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other stories across the country. MSPs are to challenge the government

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about the... It comes as Scotland prepares to set up its own social

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security framework and are taking on extra welfare powers from

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Westminster. Restorers working on the reconstruction of the

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fire-damaged Glasgow School of art have been given access to Charles

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Rennie Mackintosh's original plans in their new home at the Kelvin

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Hall. This in a document is proving vital for rebuilding work. We are

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seeing them thinking out loud on these drawings. There are pencil

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marks, crossings out, and we are seeing things that he thought about,

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and maybe thought were not a good idea. For us it is essential because

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we have to get under the skin of that man to understand exactly what

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was in his head when he was designing that building. The stars

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of the musical five guys named Moe have helped launch plans for

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Edinburgh's Christmas celebrations. Attractions will be commented by new

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additions in the West End and George Street. 10,000 free tickets will be

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given to children for the ice rink, which is returning to St Andrews

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Square. It is about what it says of the city at this time of year. We

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are up there in terms of Christmas and Hogmanay, up there with London

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and Rio de Janeiro. And we want to maintain that because we are proud

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of it. The world's leading experts on canals are gathering in the east

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this week. Delegates will discuss how canals can be used as a tool in

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urban regeneration as well as the opportunities available for

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sustainable tourism. The Countess of Wessex is cycling a 450 mile palace

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to palace right, starting from Holyrood house to Buckingham Palace.

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Prince Phillip and her husband, the Earl of Wessex, waved to the

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Countess off as she began her bike ride in support of the 60th

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anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

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Rangers have suspended their footballer Joey

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It follows a training ground dispute with his teammates

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and his manager last week, and a meeting this morning at Ibrox.

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The 34 year old came to Glasgow this summer,

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in one of Scottish football's most high profile transfers.

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Here's our senior football reporter, Chris McLaughlin.

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The usual procession of sports cars at the Rangers training ground this

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morning, but one was missing. A few miles south, Joey Barton was in a

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meeting here to discuss his future after being told to stay away

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following a heated training ground argument last week. Minutes after he

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emerged, a club statement reading: that could be interesting in itself.

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The midfielder releases a book on Thursday. The title, no nonsense. He

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has a number of TV and radio commitments in the next 48 hours to

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promote it. Ferguson! It's brilliant! More than likely the end

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of the road, according to one former captain. Rangers probably knew what

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they were getting with joy when they signed him. In terms of him being

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suspended for three weeks, I am surprised at that. I don't know what

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is going to happen after it. It looks to me that maybe his Rangers

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career is over now. Mark Warburton bought a Joey Barton in the summer

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to add experience but also to send a message out to Scottish football

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that after years of turmoil here, Rangers could still attract the big

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names. Some said it was a bold move, others that it was a gamble. No

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matter who is right and who is wrong, weeks after arriving here,

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Joey Barton's future at this club looks increasingly in doubt.

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One of Scotland's Olympic gold medallists has had his

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stolen medical files made public by hackers.

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The cyclist Callum Skinner, who won gold and silver in Rio,

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is among numerous athletes to have their records posted

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It says he was granted an exemption to use the banned substance

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There's no suggestion Skinner has been involved in any wrongdoing.

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A man from Orkney is gearing up to tackle his 100th ultra marathon.

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William Sishel, who's in his sixties, was inspired to take

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up the sport after he found he had just too much left in the tank

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If successful, he'll join a very small group of people worldwide

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Meet the man who found a marathon simply too short. 20 years since his

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first ultramarathon, this weekends William Sishel will be looking to

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complete his hundredth. During that time he has tackled everything from

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40 kilometres all the way up to the world's longest certified race, some

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3100 miles. The oldest man ever to complete it, he put that down as his

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biggest challenge to overcome. I went to areas where men had never

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been before. The demands of the event, you have to start at 6am

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every morning and finish at midnight. You can go home early if

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you want but it leaves you less time to do the distance. It is on an open

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street circuit in Queens in New York. It was noisy, and I was

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homesick. This one here is from the world's hottest ultramarathon. 135

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miles. Taking up the sport at 40, William has amassed 18 wins and 183

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records. All from a space on the small -- a small island in Orkney.

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This weekend, the fight is against the 24-hour road race in

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Switzerland, a century insight. In total, William has run a staggering

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20,000 miles in races. Add that to a further 57,000 in training and it is

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the equivalent of going around the world three times. During that

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period he has gone through 150 pairs of socks and 65 pairs of trainers.

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Yet despite the fact he is approaching pensionable age, there

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was no sign of retirement for the 62-year-old. Absolutely not. I don't

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wake up every morning and look at my birth certificate. I am fighting fit

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and loving every minute of it. Why would I want to retire I am doing

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well at it. Now here's Graham Stewart

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with details of Scotland 2016. The dream will never dies says Alex

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Salmond but to years on from the referendum, are the prospects for

:25:18.:25:21.

Scottish independence any brighter? Will we be asked to vote a second

:25:22.:25:26.

time and if so, how soon? The debate is over on BBC Two at 10:30pm.

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Now, a new list of names has been published by the met office.

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It includes Penelope, Malcolm, Wilbert and Fleur,

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and not forgetting Dorothy and Angus too.

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They're the names to be used for storms when they happen this winter.

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I notice my name is not there. They are all suggestions by members of

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the public, actually. And they compiled these lists, and that is

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what we have got for this winter. 11 named storms last winter. Thankfully

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no signs of our first one yet. They are only named when the impact is

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deemed severe enough. But you are right, now Christopher Aurora, but

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there was a Jackie on there. It is pretty settled weather across the

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country at the moment. Here is the satellite picture from earlier. The

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cloud bubbling up through the course of the day. This was what we

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cloud bubbling up through the course Ullapool, picture from a weather

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watcher. Tonight it is dry and the cloud tends to melt away, to give

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long, clear spells. The wind is generally light away from the West

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Coast, with temperatures in towns or cities nine or 10 degrees. Tomorrow,

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there is a weather front out in the Atlantic but it will stay there for

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most. Another dry and bright day for many. Early mist patches will

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quickly lift and cloud will bubble up during the course of the day.

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Still bright or sunny spells to be had. By mid-afternoon, we are

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looking at temperatures of 15 or 16 with light winds. For most, it is a

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dry day with decent spells of sunshine on offer. The rest of the

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afternoon, into the evening, and the showers in the North West will merge

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to give a longer spell of rain. That is the start of the next system

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arriving as we had overnight towards Wednesday. On the pressure charts,

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we can see that rain edging its way in, giving us a spell of wet and

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windy weather through the Hebrides come Wednesday. Elsewhere, dry and

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British. Cloudier than today or tomorrow. -- dry and bright. Later,

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that wet weather will dry inland, bringing a spell of rain for all. It

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will be gone by Thursday to bring a dry and bright day. Breezy from the

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south with a number of showers in the West. Looking ahead towards the

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end of the week, weather systems arriving off the Atlantic. An

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unsettled scene. Breezy and windy at times. Also, quite wet as we start

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the weekend. That is the forecast. I'll be back with the headlines at 8

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and the late bulletin just

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Join Jackie Bird for the latest news headlines, and Glenn Campbell for a special debate with voters quizzing both sides on what the EU referendum means for Scotland.


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