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The Scottish and English FAs lobby FIFA to allow players to wear


poppies for their match on Armistice Day.


Losing their farms and their livelihoods over


an error in the law - the tenant farmers trying


Also on the programme, Former miners in Scotland call


for an investigation into confrontations


between pickets and police during the miners' strike.


A study that says one in six jobs in the public sector could be


And, we're in Germany as Celtic prepare for tonight's


Is a poppy a symbol of remembrance or a political statement?


That question is at the heart of a row between the Scottish


and English Football Associations, and the sport's world


Fifa has turned down a request from the FAs for players to be


allowed to wear armbands featuring poppies during their world cup


qualifying match which takes place on Armistice Day.


Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr joins us


I am in the garden of remembrance in Princes Street Gardens in the


capital. It just opened yesterday. At this special time of year when we


look back and we think of those who have given their lives so we could


enjoy the freedoms we have today. All around me I am surrounded by


simple white wooden crosses, adorned by a simple symbol, the poppy. Our


footballers I wanted the chance to wear that symbol so they too can


have the opportunity to remember. A simple ceremony, a reminder of


sacrifice, people come to remember conflicts in the distant past and


recent, painful events, too. The young men who gave their lives in


battles like the Somme 100 years ago were just like these young men,


friends who banded together. On the 11th of November, Armistice Day,


Scotland will play England and the teams want to wear a poppy. We have


had a president on this back in 2011. I think it's clear, and the


point we are making is this is not a political statement, this is a


personal choice, this is a mark of respect for those who have lost


their lives in the war. It's thought Fifa under the new regime is more


likely to be sensitive to this issue involving the oldest international


match in the world. There's certainly political will for a


change of heart. I think it is important to commemorate and


remember the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the world wars


and there is no better to do this on Armistice Day, on the 11th of


November when England play Scotland. I hope Fifa take the sensible


approach and allow the teams to wear a poppy. I think Fifa have badly


misjudged this. The fact the game itself takes place on the 11th of


November and the fact this is the year to commemorate the Great War of


the First World War shows how badly they have it. The poppy is not a


political symbol. This year's Poppy Appeal was launched by: skin. People


of all ages in Scotland will give this year to help veterans and many


will wear a poppy with pride. There's certainly a great deal of


support to allow the descendants of those who fought to remember as they


meet on a different field of conflict.


Stewart Reagan mentioned in that report there is a precedent in 2011


when England took on Spain at a friendly in Wembley. Stuart Reagan


will be meeting with Fifa in the next couple of days, just pushing


their case, hoping that there might be a change of heart, that the


English and Scottish players might be able to wear those armbands on


Armistice Day. Back to you. Thank you Andrew.


Former Scottish miners say the UK government's decision to rule out


a public inquiry into what became known as the Battle of Orgreave


in Yorkshire during the miners' strike in 1984 makes


Campaigners here want an investigation into confrontations


between striking miners and police north of the border.


In Newtongrange, the old Callery was declared the National mining Museum


in 1984. The same year as the most bitter of industrial disputes was


unravelling. About 150 pickets were placed by -- faced by police as they


left the mind. Striking miners clashed with police, one of the


worst instances was just outside Edinburgh. One of those arrested was


Alec Bennett. I appeared in court charged with breaching the peace and


fined ?100. That was the 20th of December, 1984. I got my P 45 in


January and I never worked for three years after the strike.


In Westminster today a junior minister faced an urgent question in


the Commons 24 hours his boss Amber Rudd ruled out an inquiry into the


clashes at Orgreave. Isn't it staggeringly Home Secretary has


brushed away an inquiry as unnecessary and is in me even more


revealing she wasn't prepared to come to this house today to justify


her decision? Some believe there is evidence that the Tory government


instructed police to take a harsh approach in Scotland in the


aftermath of the violence in Yorkshire. There's a lot of


questions about civil liberties and about the politics of the policing


of the strike. It goes far beyond individual cases of justice and


requires a collective response. Hundreds of miners remain convicted


of offences during the strike, more here in Scotland than any other part


of the UK, and that's why campaigners say it is imperative


that there is an investigation here into the conduct of police. I don't


know... I can understand the Tories taking the decision that they did,


not to investigate the Tory in government or the Margaret Thatcher


government, but for the Scottish Parliament to take the same view as


the Tories, I find that strange. I don't know what the reason is. The


Scottish Government says it has no plans to it conduct and inquiry to


the police here and say the Scottish criminal cases review board can look


into cases of those who feel wrongly convicted.


Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says he hopes to be able to make


an announcement shortly on the review of military


There are concerns for the future of sites such as the historic


Fort George base near Inverness and the Kinloss barracks in Moray.


The MOD is keen to close down and sell off dozens


A group of tenant farmers is taking the Scottish government to court


to try to win compensation for having to leave the farms


The farmers say they are the victim of flawed legislation ,


and the government must take responsibility.


acres have been farmed by the Patterson family since 1996 after


they signed a limited partnership lease with the local landlord to run


it for ten years. Legislation to try and strengthen the rights of tenant


farmers in 2003 should have given them security for decades, but once


that law was ruled to be incompetent, their hope of staying


beyond their initial lease was not shared, they say, by the landlord.


They've now been given notice to leave at the end of the month. I


hope that those with power over this wrong legislation, the floor in the


law before this week's over. I hope they do provide a means for the


farmers who are losing their farms to be able to continue to farm. It's


not so much the landlord but the Scottish Government they blame for


their situation. Arriving at court in Edinburgh today in and John


Patterson argues they are the victims of clumsy legislation and


they must be compensated for the victims of clumsy legislation and


money they've invested in the farm over the years. It was a flawed law.


The Scottish Government said they would look sympathetically upon us,


told us to put in a compensation claim and ever since they've been


put in, the shop shutters have gone up and now we're standing outside


here, having to take it to court. The Pattersons are one of seven


tenant farmers from around Scotland taking the government to court, and


tenant farmers from around Scotland they are supported by the farmers


union. We simply ask government now, don't read this through the courts,


stepped in, pay the compensation where it's due and allow the parties


to move on from this. The Patterson family have accepted they will have


to leave this farm that they've built up over the years at the end


of the month, but they're hoping that by highlighting the plight


other tenant farmers will be spared the same heartbreak. The Scottish


Government won't comment on the court action for compensation, but


say new legislation was brought in two years ago to replace the earlier


flawed law. Years of uncertainty here have taken their toll, though.


My husband... Jim has coped with it, being the head of the family, most


of the worry has been an Jim's shoulders, that yes, it has had a


terrible and detrimental affect my husband's health, on all of us.


Could the controversial law aimed at tacking sectarianism in football


Tomorrow at Holyrood, opposition MSPs are launching


a challenge to the Government's laws around sectarian behaviour.


So why is the offensive behaviour act so offensive to so many?


Celtic Park in September, as the old firm teams took to the pitch in the


home stands this, effigies draped in an orange scarf and a Rangers scarf.


Police have made an arrest over that incident, as well as this, the


trashing of the toilets by some Rangers fans. Four years ago the


government 's solution was the offensive behaviour at football act,


but opposition parties say it was a blunt instrument that damaged free


speech. On Wednesday they will debate whether it should be


repealed. This Labour MSP said his recent consultation shows large


support for that stop you my view is football fans going to football


matches should be singing football songs.


One of the issues we've seen with the legislation is the police are


confused about what songs are illegal and potentially cause public


disorder. The judges are confused and the whole thing as ended up a


real mess. One possible way forward is to make clubs legally responsible


for fans behaviour. Ultimately it's the clubs that attracts people in


that, by being entertainment, if you like. But the fans have got a


loyalty to the clubs and if they realise the clubs were going to be


punished severely, could be punished severely, it might well be that


would be the thing, the trigger that would make them change their


behaviour is. The legislation always arouses strong feeling among fans.


One blogger says it's about free speech. If you take it to its


logical conclusion, I may be offended by your tie, it doesn't


mean the right I -- have the right to call the police and you taken


away. It is nonsense. Many football fans agreed diarrhoea is a problem


with Secretary is a problem with sectarianism in some parts of


about limits on their free speech. about limits on their free speech.


-- many football fans agree there is a problem with sectarianism. They


will discuss it tomorrow in the Holyrood debate.


A Labour MP who is on trial for allegedly kicking a Yes


campaigner on the day of the independence referendum has


St Helens South and Whiston MP Marie Rimmer faced two charges


following an incident outside Shettleston Community Centre


At Glasgow Sheriff Court, the 69-year-old was found not guilty


of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.


Ms Rimmer denies the other charge that she assaulted a woman


Stuart Earley had faced criticism over his pay packet of more


Staff were informed earlier today that the charity's board had


You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.


The Scottish and English FAs lobby Fifa to be allowed to wear poppies


on their shirts for their match on Armistice Day.


The runner Laura Muir says that reports of drugs testing failings


at the Rio Games puts a question mark over some performances.


Almost 90,000 people working for Scotland's public services


could be replaced by a machine within the next 15 years, according


The study, by Deloitte, says powerful computers will take


the place of people who carry out routine jobs.


Our business correspondent, David Henderson, is here and can


They call this the rise of the machines, controlled


by computers, which have become ever-more powerful


That allows them to take on tasks normally done by people.


The consultants, Deloitte, say the long-term impact could be huge.


By 2030, they warn that automation could replace one out


of every six jobs across Scotland's public sector.


Almost every line of work will be affected, but the study says it


could make our public services more productive and reduce


Meet the new workers, helping to run a Scottish hospital. Robots like


these ones clear floors, pack pills and deliver supplies to the wards.


They never tire, rarely need a break and could replace thousands of


humans. We estimate that one in six or 80,000 jobs in the public sector


in Scotland could be automated by the year 2030. That's not going to


happen overnight, but over time people's roles will change. There


will be a large number of administrative roles that we simply


won't need any more. Technology has already changed our public services.


Bin collections like this are a thing of the past. Now, councils


rely on fewer people and better machines. Railways too have been


transformed with signs like these replaced by the digital revolution.


In healthcare, new systems bring new benefits. Patients in remote areas


can use a videolink to avoid a long journey to hospital. I spoke to a


couple in Skye last month. That journey to come to hospital would


have taken them two-and-a-half hours one way. That's a whole day to come


and spend actually with 15 to 20 minutes in an out-patient clinic. .


Think it's fantastic. That makes a difference to their quality of life.


The rise of the machines is being difference to their quality of life.


felt across the economy and not just by the public sector. Bringing huge


change at work and at home, but it may take time to get the technology


right. So, teething problems


there for that robot. That sort of experience has prompted


union leaders to appeal for caution. They say technology


can only do so much. They point to big costly failures


when computer systems were brought But it's unlikely they can halt this


march towards automation, as our public services look for ways


to make your money A look at other stories


from across the country. A two-year-old boy is in a critical


condition after falling from a fourth floor window


in the Torry area of Aberdeen The toddler was initially taken


to hospital in Aberdeen before Police say their inquiries


are at an early stage, but it's not thought to be


a criminal act. The 17,000-tonne oil rig which ran


aground on the Western Isles in August has finally arrived off


Turkey where it's to be scrapped. The Transocean Winner came ashore


near Carloway on Lewis in a storm while being towed


to the Mediterranean. It was later refloated and put


on board a heavy lift ship. An eight-year-old boy was taken


to hospital after a collision between a double-decker


bus and an industrial vehicle on the southside


of Glasgow this morning. He was treated by paramedics


and taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought


to be serious. The 43-year-old bus driver has been


reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with alleged


road traffic offences. A First World War sculpture has been


unveiled in Glasgow's George Square as part of the Remembrance


commemorations. The 23 foot statue, called


Every Man Remembered, is based on the Unknown Soldier


and stands on a block of limestone A 67-year-old from Orkney has been


named "Britain's hardest working Billy Muir, from North Ronaldsay,


holds down more than 20 jobs on the small island which has


a population of fewer than 50. His roles include lighthouse


keeper, firefighter, He also has several voluntary roles


within the community. Despite injuries to several key


players, Celtic have made just one change for tonight's


Champions League match in Germany. Brendan Rodgers' side take


on Borussia Monchengladbach needing to win to have any chance


of progressing in the tournament. The manager believes they can but,


as Chris McLaughlin reports, the fans who've travelled don't


share his optimism. A pretty peaceful morning in


Borussia Monchengladbach, a lazy start to the day which didn't last


long. Many are here without tickets, but with the belief in a man who has


given them some European hope. We want to come here and the only thing


we are concentrating on is giving it everything in the game. There is no


doubt we can win here. If we perform to the level we know we can, then of


course it's a possibility for us, or else we wouldn't be here. But the


last time the sides met it was 2-0 to the Germans in Glasgow. Since


then, Borussia Monchengladbach struggled domestically, Celtic not


so much. As we've done in the league, we need to take that form


and the winning mentality into the Champions League. I think if we can


do that, then that will help us progress. Like I said, it's a


massive game and a game we have to win. Here's why it's a must win.


Celtic sit bottom of Group C. It's now very much a fight for third


place. Points must be picked up tonight. I'm a Celtic man through


and through. We will go there and try to do our best. But 2-1 Celtic.


I'm going to go with my heart. I'm going to say we will win 2-1. Do you


really think that We will be fortunate to get a draw. Celtic have


injuries concerns ahead of this game this evening so too do Borussia


Monchengladbach. Their manager said that Celtic's danger comes from the


fact they have nothing to lose, oh, what these fans would give for a


rare win on the road here in Germany this evening.


Scotland's Athlete of the Year, Laura Muir, says that recent reports


of "serious drugs testing failings" at the Rio Olympic Games


puts a question mark over some performances.


The middle-distance runner also believes that those who are caught


should be thrown out of the sport for life.


The latest accolade at the end of a remarkable season for Laura Muir.


Voting Scotland's Athlete of the Year by her peers in the sport. It's


a huge honour to be named Scottish Athlete of the Year, considering the


long list we had this year. So many names. . Breaking Scottish records


this year. The competition is very, very tough. Humble to have won the


award. The Olympic Games were the main foe curse of Laura Muir's year.


The news announced that thousands of Olympians were not drug tested in


Rio. The revelations were condemned with Seb Coe saying it makes for


uncomfortable reading. The Muir believes there are doubts over


performances. There will be that question mark. You can't judge


people until there is the proof, I guess as it were. Disappointed to


hear that news. Athletics have come a big way this year, banning Russia


from the Games. We are making a lot of big steps forward. I hope it


continues. Keep it going. Laura Muir and her coach, Andy Young, train and


compete with the hope that all and her coach, Andy Young, train and


athletes are clean. Muir has no doubt what should happen to those


athletes who take drugs. If your' caught, you're out. That is what I


think of it. You shouldn't be given a second chance. For them to come


back and do it again, the clean athletes are losing out. If people


are caught with drugs, it's obvious it's their fault. They havic taken


something, they should be out of the sport. Next on her schedule, the


Cross Country Championship and off to South Africa for preparations for


next year's World Championships with hopes of a cleaner sport in 2017.


She's one of Scotland's top athletes and is European


But speed-skater Elise Christie is still trying to get


over her biggest sporting disappointment - even though it


She trains fast and she talks fast. I like destroyed it to become world


champion. She count top She has been me. Slow to get over her biggest let


down. If I can accept what happened in Sochi I can move forward towards


the next one. I'm in the process of doing that. In the Winter Olympics


2014 she had hopes of medal glory. Things couldn't have turned out much


worse. COMMENTATOR: She falls. I cannot


believe it. She has been penalised so has Elise Christie. She was


disqualified in all three events. She prepares for the fist event of


this season, a World Cup meeting in Canada. I don't know how I will


survive if it happens again if I have a terrible Olympics and I mess


it up. All I'm thinking about is that I'm going to do it this time.


That's my focus every day. That's why the European Champion is making


things harder for herself in training by taking on the boys.


Their power is higher than mine. I have to get it spot on to overtake.


It taught me about getting the things right, not getting it right


because I'm faster. She will be back racing the girls this weekend, or


rather the world's fastest women. Now here's Laura Maciver


with details of Scotland 2016. Tonight, we discuss Miss Carriages


of justice after an event by the Innocence Project in Glasgow. The


row with Fifa over footballer's wearing poppy armbands as England


and Scotland play on Remembrance Day. Scotland 2016, BBC Two,


Scotland, 10.30pm tonight. A cracking start to November, blue


sky and sunshine around today and plenty of photos from our weather


watchers coming in. The clear skies mean it will be chilly for many. We


are dragging in cold air. As it comes over the sea surface picking


up enough warmth to produce showers to the north and north-east. That is


what we saw today. Windy here with gale force gusts for Orkney and


Shetland for the next few hours. Elsewhere it will be dry, the wind


will be lighter, it will be colder. Temperatures in towns and and cities


around three to five Celsius. In the countryside where we see the blues


on the charts down to freezing or sub zero. Tomorrow it's a chilly


start. Hours showers to the north and north-east. They will fade away


by the afternoon. Temperatures around nine or ten Celsius. The


winds will back westerly by the end of the afternoon. More cloud around


the north-west. That is the weather front approaching, the sunshine


turning hazy by the afternoon. Elsewhere, for the north-east, after


a showery morning, dry and bright to end the afternoon. As we head


through the rest of the afternoon into the evening we will watch that


weather system arrive from the north-west. That signals a change as


we head through towards Thursday, with the high pressure we have had


slipping away southwards. These weather fronts sweep their way in. A


warm front pushing through, so somewhat milder conditions as we


head through towards Thursday, fairly cloudy and damp, compared


with today and tomorrow. The heaviest and persistent rain in the


west and north-west, sopt some wet weather further east as well.


Friday, low pressure overhead, a flabby low, not much in the way of


wind, a few showers. That then clears away as we head towards the


weekend. We will see a few showers on Saturday and Sunday, but the big


difference will be the cold plunge from the north. Really quite chilly


as we head through towards the weekend. That's the forecast.


Jackie. Thank you very much.


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