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A row at Holyrood tonight, as Labour claim the Government

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was saved from defeat because Kezia Dugdale's

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A financial watchdog says Scotland's social work system

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is "unsustainable" and needs hundreds of millions of pounds

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Calls for the UK Government to intervene after four merchant

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navy cadets from Scotland are stranded on a cargo

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It obviously adds to the worry, the area they are in is a piracy risk

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area. The row over the way crofters

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in the Western Isles were stripped of the right to run

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their own affairs. And, how the songs of Robbie Burns

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were intended to be performed. Labour are calling for

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a full investigation to demand why their leader's vote

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wasn't counted in a Holyrood vote which resulted in saving

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the Scottish Government from defeat. In a bizarre turn of events,

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a vote after a debate on council tax reforms was tied at 63-63,

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and the presiding officer had There were no abstentions. As the

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vote is tied, and the parliament is unable to reach a view on the

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motion, I have two exercise my casting vote. In line with the

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approach taken by my predecessors outlined by members in a recent

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letter, I will cast against the motion. The motion is therefore not

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agreed. Our Political Correspondent Andrew

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Kerr is at Holyrood for us now. Andrew, bit of a stushie

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at Parliament tonight? What's it all about? Yes, indeed a

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day of high drama after a pedestrian start to afternoon. MSPs were

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debating council tax reform. Labour, the Greens and the Lib Dems were

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very critical of the SNP because they had previously promised to

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abolish council tax. MSPs were debating that. The Conservatives

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critical, too, of the Scottish Government, saying they are taking

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money away from local authorities to pay for an attainment fun. So a

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Conservative amendment was backed 64-63, defeating the Government.

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Then it came to the final vote. As you saw, the Presiding Officer

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reading out 63-63. Where was the missing MSP? Some of the pictures

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you can hopefully see the Labour leader Kezia Dugdale was quite

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clearly in the Scottish Parliament and voting. She had voted on the

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previous votes beside the former Labour leader in green. So it came

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to the final result, the Poseidon officer had to use as casting vote.

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It meant the Government was saved from defeat, but Labour were furious

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and are demanding a full investigation. Here is the leader,

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Kezia Dugdale. I categorically voted in the Parliament alike. I know

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that, my colleague Iain Gray was by my side and saw the vote registered

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on the parliamentary computer. We have to know from the Parliament why

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my vote was not registered. This is serious because the SNP made a

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promise to the people of Scotland, they said they would scrap the

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council tax. What are the other party saying? I think there is a bit

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of anger and frustration in a way that the other opposition parties

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were not able to defeat the Government tonight. A sigh of relief

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from the Scottish Government, I expect. The SNP put out a press

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release, a statement like saying Kezia Dugdale was the lone ranger

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taking autonomy to a Lovell -- a statement tonight. A date at the

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changes the party making. In terms of Labour calling for the full

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investigation into what happened, the Presiding Officer and some

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senior officials were pretty quick back into the chamber to check the

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voting system. They released a statement like to say, we have

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checked the voting consoles in the chamber, we are satisfied the system

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is working properly. So, it gets curiouser and curiouser. The wider

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point is that with the numbers in Parliament now this is the sort of

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thing we are likely to see more and more of. Yes, taking away the drama

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on the oddity of what happened here this afternoon. This is the kind of

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thing we can expect much more. The Scottish Government really walking

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the tightrope, returned back in May after not winning a majority once

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again. As I say, a sigh of relief from the Government. The opposition

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will have to regroup and come back and try to defeat the Government at

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another opportunity. Andrew Taylor in Holyrood, thank you.

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Now, the way some of our most vulnerable people are cared

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for needs to change to stop costs getting out of control.

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That's according to the public spending watchdog.

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Otherwise, nearly ?700 million will need to be found to pay

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for social work and social care by 2020.

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The report begs important questions over just what sort of services

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should be provided - and who should be providing them.

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Our Local Government Correspondent Jamie McIvor is here.

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Social work is one of the biggest council services, and according

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to the spending watchdog, it's at a watershed.

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If things don't change, a huge amount of extra money

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Our 32 councils spend more than ?3 billion

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That money helps about 300,000 people a year -

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The bill's set to go up for several reasons.

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And the fact people are living longer.

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But the watchdog makes the point that this debate should be

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What sort of services do we actually need?

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How did you find going on holiday? Much better this time. Karen is one

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of Scotland's's army of unpaid carers. She gets a lot of help from

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charity worker Susan. Karen's partner is diagnosed with a form of

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dementia. It made huge changes to his life. He went into the doctors

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office as a working man, and left as a man who is no longer able to work.

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The practical help Karen is receiving makes a huge difference.

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Even a advice on household goods that are suitable for people with

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dementia. It is for everybody. It all means social services do not

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need to get involved, at a cost of the taxpayer. People support them,

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to maintain their own confidence as to how they can live. We can support

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families, friends and individuals. This all highlights a very big

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debate - just what sort of social services can the taxpayer ruler

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sickly afford. Are elderly people are consuming more of the social

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work budget, the demand in the system, demographic change,

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highlighted the fact there is not enough money, it is making things

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very difficult. But it is hard to divorce this debate about what is

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best to those who need help from simple questions of saving cash.

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This led to fierce exchanges at Holyrood. And the truth is, the

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accounts commission report tells us that overall spending is falling,

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First Minister. In fact, it says that these cuts or unsustainable.

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And the truth is, they do not have to happen. I'm only asking because

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And the truth is, they do not have Sturgeon to do what she has wanted

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to do her retire political life, make different choices from the

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Tories -- her entire. I would ask her to reflect on the position she

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and her party are in. She stands up regularly and says that the future

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looks to be a Tory future in terms of the Westminster government, and

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yet she has got the nerve to come here and lecture me about the

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implications of Tory cuts that her party are powerless to do anything

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about. One important thing the Scottish Government has been doing

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is integrating health and social care.

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The Government says it;s committed over half-a-billion pounds to make

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The hope is that could lead to better services and better value.

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But critics point to that pressure on council budgets.

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One thing is certain from the report - the status quo isn't an option.

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The Foreign Office has been urged to intervene to rescue four Scots

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merchant navy cadets stranded on a cargo ship in an area

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of South-East Asia known for pirate attacks.

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The owners of the shipping line have gone bust, and are refusing

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to allow their vessels into port to prevent them being impounded.

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But the families of the trainees have called for the UK Government

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This is 22-year-old Rory Hamilton from Inverness, training for a

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career as a merchant Navy officer. But after months of seeing the world

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and living the dream, he and three pals from Scotland have been plunged

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into a nightmare. With the giant South Korean hand in shipping

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company now in receivership, the cadet's vessel has been anchored 40

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miles of Singapore with no clue as to when the crew might get off. They

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have been told there was a possibility they would get off the

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boat on Tuesday. There was a supply boat going into supply them. So the

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boys at that point were very upbeat and very excited that they thought

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they would be getting home. But that never happened. We don't know why.

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But it never happened. The shipping firm will not let the ship dock for

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fear it will be impounded. But the area that the boat is now anchored

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in has been targeted by pirates in the past. And that has only deepened

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the families' fears. It obviously adds to the worry. The area they are

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in is a piracy risk area. So that brings a whole different outlook on

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it, I guess. All four cadets on all Tudors at city of Glasgow College.

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And they had been sent on placement with one of the world's largest

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container shipping operations through a recruitment and training

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firm. Today they said they were in close contact with the families and

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the cadets, whose well-being was of the most priority. They said they

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would offer any assistance to assure their return home as soon as

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possible. The issue has also been raised that Westminster. What I

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would like the UK Government to do is to intervene to get some kind of

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deal to get first of all those cadets of the ship, and anybody else

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who wants to get off the ship. It has emerged today that the shipping

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company has had a new injection of cash to help stave off bankruptcy.

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But the families here don't know how quickly that will resolve the

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situation. And they just want their sons home.

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Scotland's Independent Police Watchdog is to carry out a review

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of undercover policing, after the UK Government refused

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to extend an investigation currently underway in England and Wales.

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The Scottish Government has asked the Inspector

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of Constabulary to investigate, claiming there's evidence

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that units from south of the border operated here.

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There've been claims that some English officers worked undercover

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with activists planning to disrupt the G8 meeting at Gleneagles

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in 2005, and entered into sexual relations with some of them.

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A man who was jailed for life for murdering a Glasgow shopkeeper

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who he claimed had "disrespected" Islam has been given leave by judges

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to appeal against his minimum 27-year jail term.

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32-year-old Tanveer Ahmed, from Bradford in Yorkshire,

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stabbed 40-year-old Asad Shah outside his store in

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And in a separate development, messages from him, recorded

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from Barlinnie Prison, have appeared on social media.

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I'm joined by Reevel Alderson, our Home affairs Correspondent,

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Take that second bit first, there are a number of postings on social

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media of phone calls apparently made by Tanvir Ahmed from Barlinnie

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prison. He was convicted last July of murdering Asad Shah. And these

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messages appear to have been recorded on a landline phone,

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possibly in his home in Bradford. In one of them you can hear children

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playing in the background. The messages aren't Urdu, they appear in

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social media with a still photograph of Tanvir Ahmed, and include phrases

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such as, we should all try to make the world a better place, and I will

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sacrifice myself. Police Scotland said in a statement it is aware of

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these communications and will investigate. The Scottish Prison

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Service has not commented, but it is known they would dog might do

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routinely -- they routinely monitor phone calls. There is a recorded

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message on the phone calls saying this is a message from within a

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Scottish prison, and if you do not want to accept the message you can

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put the phone down. You were talking about the appeal process. Tanvir

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Ahmed is appealing against his sentence. He was sentenced to a

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minimum of 27 years, he is saying that is too long. 27 years was

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reduced from 30 because he pled guilty at the earliest possible

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stage. He is saying apart from the length of the sentence being too

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long, he wants a greater discount for making the guilty plea at the

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early stage. We expect the appeal will probably be heard early next

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early stage. We expect the appeal year. Thank you.

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As part of our coverage of the political conference season,

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we have another party leader interview for you.

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Today it's new Ukip leader Diane James, who says that Brexit

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inside the UK offers Scotland more powers than independence

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She says the decision to leave the EU is a "win-win"

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She's also come out firmly against a second Scottish

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She's been speaking to our Westminster Correspondent,

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Three months to the days since Britain, but not Scotland, voted for

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Brexit, and the repercussions are still being felt. The game of

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political musical chairs continues. She is now in charge. And he has

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Leaving the Ukip crown to this woman Leaving the Ukip crown to this woman

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- just over a week into her new post, Diane James is very clear

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about what Brexit could mean for Scotland. What I am saying is that

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by freeing itself from EU control, Scotland has a much, much more

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positive future. Because then, in terms of how it manages its

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finances, how it manages is economy, how it decides how it makes those

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very, very important decisions in Scotland, it will do under

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devolution powers granted out of Westminster, it will not be dictated

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to and directed by legislation or directives coming out of Brussels

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and Strasbourg. And on the key issue for many Scots, a second

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independence referendum, what is her view? I would not supported. I

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really would like to see Scotland B still part, and for the physio ball

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future, for decades to come, be in the union with England. -- for the

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foreseeable future. Nigel Farage did not always see eye to why with many

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Scots. On one occasion being forced to seek sanctuary in an Edinburgh

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pub to avoid protesters. His successor says she is keen to visit

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Scotland soon, although a pub on the Royal mile is not necessarily on the

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agenda. David Porter, Reporting Scotland, Westminster.

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And we will bring you more party leader interviews

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Including one with the new Labour leader, once they've

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You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.

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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has failed to register

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a vote at Holyrood - allowing the Scottish Government

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to avoid a defeat on council tax reform.

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Concrete modernism - the work of one of Scotland's most

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respected - but least known - architects.

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Scotland's rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing has ordered

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the government agency which regulates crofting

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to apologise to crofters in the Western Isles,

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after a row which saw them stripped of the right

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The Crofters' Commission suspended two grazings

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committees in Lewis, after complaints about

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But many experts branded the moves as heavy handed and illegal.

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It's often joked that they crofter is best described as the piece of

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land surrounded by legislation. That is best described as the piece of

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legislation has become the source of a bitter dispute after the public

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body in charge of the sector sacked two committees made up of crofters

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who managed shared land in the Western Isles. But the crofting

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commission has incurred the Rath of the rural affairs Secretary Fergus

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Ewing. He has board members to rescind their decisions and

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apologise, an apology so far proven difficult to deliver. It was a

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positive meeting, the first time we have met since he took up his post

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on a number of matters. Clearly the issue of common grazing is a matter

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we spoke about as well. We are both looking for a resolution to matters

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outstanding. The commission argued that crofters running common grazing

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land here and Lewis breached crofting law because of the way they

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managed committee finances. But that was disputed by legal experts whose

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views were backed by the Scottish Government. It's late in the day as

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far as we're concerned. But still welcome. The government are taking a

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proactive stance now and they need now to do much more as well. They

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need to, in some way or other, regain the confidence and to

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establish a regulator that we can trust. But with one crofting group

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now reinstated and a review under way the crofting commission has

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pledged to change the way it resolves such rows in future. There

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are issues which the commission must learn from and where there are

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debates within individual communities when one set of crofters

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is unhappy with another set of crofters, then is there a way in

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which a resolution can be found to that? There have been fresh course

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today for the crofting commission's convenor Colin Kennedy to resign

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over his handling of the dispute with a warning that peace cannot be

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restored in Scotland's normally tranquil crofting communities until

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there is a change at the top. Jackie O'Brien, Reporting Scotland,

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Inverness. A Celtic fan is to stand trial,

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charged with displaying an offensive banner and blow-up figures

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at an Old Firm match. 27-year-old Ross Brady entered

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a plea of not guilty at an appearance at Glasgow Sheriff

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Court. Prosecutors claim he acted

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with others in behaviour that might be likely

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to "incite public disorder". Brady faces a single

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charge under the Offensive The songs of Robert Burns are often

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performed these days in a way that focuses on the words rather

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than complex musical arrangements. But researchers at Glasgow

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University have recorded some of his works as they would have been

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performed in the 18th century. The result has more in common

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with middle class Edinburgh drawing rooms than Dumfries drinking howffs,

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as Aileen Clarke reports. It's Burns, but not as you know it.

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This song doesn't sound half as bawdy in this very refined

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18th-century arrangement. Burns, of course, wrote the lyrics using

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traditional ears as the music. But when he submitted the songs to his

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Edinburgh publishers well, those tunes were given a very classical

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makeover. What we've never really appreciated is that most of those

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songs, the vast majority of Burns's songs were collected or written for

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two rather posh, published collections of songs. And because

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they were part of an 18th-century musical culture they sound a bit

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classical, they sound a bit fancy in comparison to the more, kind of,

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songs on guitar or songs with fiddle or the more folk settings that a lot

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of people appreciate. Burns, the 18th-century remix, has

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been recorded and has been published in book form. The culmination of a

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five year research project funded to the tune of ?1 million by the UK

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arts fund. This would have sounded quite fancy

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played on a drawing-room harpsichord and it has given this classical

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musician involved in the recording is a new appreciation of the Bard.

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I was quite surprised at the beginning of the project to learn of

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composers such as Beethoven who have written musical settings for Burns's

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poetry, burns's international reach is expanding all the time and able

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to influence these men classical composers.

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His appreciation of Burns came from her father in the musical Bill.

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For him I think Burns worked better unaccompanied, or with a nice

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setting that kind of, you know, brought out the nuances of the text.

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But I'm sure he would have had a go. Burns for these collections were so

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important that he gave his songs for free. Burns, of course, is warmly

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regarded as the people's poet. But it's clear that he himself was also

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keen to be celebrated in the smart drawing rooms of Edinburgh in a

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style that echoed that of his artistic peers. But as he would have

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said himself a man's Dame Ann for all that. Aileen Clarke, Reporting

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Scotland, Glasgow. The English Football League has

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closed the door on the possibility of Scottish teams being part

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of their expansion plans. Clubs have been in discussions

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for some time about the possibility of creating more leagues

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in England in a bid to ease Talks were seen as a possible way

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into the lucrative market for Scottish clubs

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like Celtic and Rangers. But members decided today that no

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clubs outside the English system should be allowed

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into any new set-up. He may not be as well known

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as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, or his great influence,

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Frank Lloyd Wright. But the architect Peter Womersley

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has a passionate following - not least in Scotland,

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where he worked for a number of years and where many of his

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buildings still stand. Now there's to be a celebration

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of his work - part of the festival of architecture and design -

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to bring his work Our arts correspondent

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Pauline McLean reports. Across the spotted borders and

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beyond you'll find a distinctive style of Peter Womersley. Strongly

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influenced by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright his modernist

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concrete buildings are instantly recognisable. But it was this family

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home near Selkirk, one of his first commissions for the designer Bernard

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Klein which brought him to Scotland and his friendship with the client's

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which kept him here. I was rather annoyed that I didn't live in a sort

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of Victorian house like all my friends did. They seemed far more

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interesting to me when I was little. It's only now I appreciate how

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beautiful this building is. And she's not alone. Peter Womersley's

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work is admired the world over. A symposium next week, part of the

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Festival of architecture and design, will also include a tour of his

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buildings in Scotland. But it's not just students of

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architecture who admire Peter Womersley's work. One of his most

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iconic structures is right here in the middle of Galashiels and every

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weekend it is filled with fans. Some people think it is something

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resembling the Soviet Union in the 1960s. But then again we get visits

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from architects just spontaneously turning up at the ground and from

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football supporters the length and breadth of the country just wanting

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to see, to be realistic what is an iconic football grandstand. And it's

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that everyday appeal fans of his work hope to harness with a touring

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exhibition. Peter Womersley is more of an acquired taste and it may take

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some time. I don't think he will ever quite, unfortunately, reached

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the heights of Mackintosh devotion, but actually getting people to

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understand a bit more. I think you will get so much more out of it.

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Pauline McLean, Reporting Scotland, Galashiels.

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And its time for the weather now with Kirsteen.

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Today marks the autumn equinox and we've had fine conditions across the

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country, really lovely weather with plenty of brightness and sunshine.

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The next couple of days, however, some distinctly unsettled conditions

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on the way. Even this evening we will continue to see heavy and

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thundery showers piling in across the Western Isles, western coastal

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areas and the showers will gradually track eastwards before clearing

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during the second half of the night to leave much drier and clearer

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conditions behind them, and quite a chilly night to come once again for

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sheltered, rural areas especially, with perhaps a touch of frost. For

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the most part in the towns and cities temperatures hold up around

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7-9dC. A fine if chilly start tomorrow across much of the country,

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plenty of sunshine around. That will be fairly short lived, cloud

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continuing to spill in from the west during the

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course of the day and we will have some rain and strengthening winds

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especially across the Northwest. Tomorrow afternoon across much of

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southern, central and eastern Scotland we hold onto largely dry

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conditions, perhaps some brightness at times. Some persistent at times

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heavy rain affecting the likes of Argyll and much of the north-west

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Highlands, the Western Isles and Sutherland too, the rain accompanied

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by strengthening winds, and we hold onto dry weather in the north-east

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tomorrow afternoon. In these areas the Northern Isles will feel best in

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terms of any brightness and sunshine. Tomorrow evening cloud

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will continue to increase. That rain will spill across the country, most

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heavy and persistent in the north and west and the winds will increase

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further reaching gale force on coastal areas and the Northern

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Isles. As we head into Saturday we hold onto wet and windy weather

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across much of the country. Early yellow warning in force from the Met

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Office, and risk of localised flooding and hazardous driving

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conditions. The winds will only gradually ease through the data.

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Sunday will bring some sunshine and a lot of showers. That the forecast.

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I'll be back with the headlines at 8pm - and the late bulletin just

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Until then, from everyone on the team - right

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