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So it's goodbye from me, and on BBC One, we now join

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There are renewed concerns over the way the police handle emergency

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calls as officers prepare for their busiest time of the year.

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Storm Barbara is expected to bring winds of 90mph,

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with travellers warned of disruption in the run-up to Christmas.

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Help we were due to Eve, but with the weather forecast

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we thought we should change the plans, so we changed it to Friday,

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then yesterday we changed it to Thursday.

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MSPs unite to call for an end to what they describe as "the horrors"

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And stay tuned to find out which Scottish football fans

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for Christmas number one in the charts.

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An investigation has begun into the way police responded

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to calls from the public about a parked van

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in Stirlingshire in which a man's body was later found.

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It took them two days to act, and the leader

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of the Scottish Liberal Democrats is demanding to know

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It's the latest concern about call handling and comes as emergency

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services gear up for their busiest time of the year.

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Here's our home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson.

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The front line for police, calls from the public range from

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emergencies to domestic abuse, wildlife crime, and storm related

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incidents. And this is the busiest time of the year. But how is police

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confidence in call handling? Operators at this call centre failed

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to tell officers about a couple who lay in their car on the AM nine for

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three days in July last year. Four months later, police apologised to

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the family of a pensioner after faults in the investigation into her

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disappearance. And in the case of an Inverness pensioner found two months

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ago, the independent police investigator was asked to review

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police actions. It is now also investigating the police response to

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calls about a man in which a man's body was found last week. Opposition

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parties are also demanding answers. We do need to find out what has gone

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wrong, whether it is the front line, with the pressure on front line

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police officers, or the call centre, with the old story about the backlog

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on calls. Whatever it is, we do need to understand what has gone wrong so

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we can learn lessons. The Government says it awaits the outcome of the

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investigation, but the Justice Secretary says he is confident that

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call handling procedures have improved. It is appropriate that we

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allow the investigation to take its course, the staff do a very good

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job, and there have been significant changes in the way we handle calls.

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I am confident that we are making as much progress as we can to ensure

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that they work in a coordinated fashion. Police say 30

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recommendations made by the Inspector of Constabulary have been

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implemented, with a new process to ensure high standards of call

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handling. 99.996 of our calls were handled without any issue at the

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point of first contact so that I am confident in our process, and the

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public should be too. The force says it cannot comment on the recent

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public should be too. The force says incident while the investigation by

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Pirc is continuing. Police Scotland say they're

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reviewing their security measures at the Hogmanay celebrations

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in Edinburgh following They emphasise that there's no

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specific threat but that the public Our correspondent Andrew Kerr

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is in Edinburgh for us tonight. Did the police voice any concerns?

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Well, Jackie, I am at the heart of the capital's Christmas celebrations

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here at the Edinburgh Christmas market, and of course there also the

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centrepiece of the nation's Hogmanay celebrations too. Police have been

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saying that their Hogmanay preparations have been in place for

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some time, of course, but just in light of what happened in Berlin,

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they are now reviewing those plans. The joy of Christmas, bright lights,

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tasty food, and a seasonal atmosphere at Edinburgh's market,

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but there was festive lights have been deemed at Berlin's

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Kurfuestendamm after the terrorist attack which left 12 dead. A

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delivery lorry was turned into a deadly weapon. But back in Scotland,

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people say you cannot live in fear. If something is going to happen, it

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is going to happen, and there's nothing you can do. Feel a bit

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isolated here in Scotland, you feel as if it is not going to happen. If

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you look at anything and think, are we going to get attack today, nobody

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will ever go out. Police are preparing for their busiest time of

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year. The message that we keep repeating is be aware of your

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circumstances, don't be alarmed. If you see something suspicious, if you

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feel uncomfortable about something, approach a police office and tell

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them about your concerns. In Aberdeen the organisers of the

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Christmas village are working with police as the First Minister also

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says to be aware. We must be vigilant, the police will continue

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to be vigilant, the Scottish Government, working with their

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partners in the UK Government, the police and the intelligence

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agencies, will make sure we are vigilant, but the public should be

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vigilant as well. The threat level is still severe, defined as an

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attack being highly likely. Well, Jackie, one security expert

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spoke to today said that counterterrorism is like being a

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goalkeeper. Even the world's best goalkeepers can occasionally let a

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goal in, and that is the trouble is that the security services face with

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these low-tech methods that terrorists are using, such as

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lorries. It is not like some big conspiracy that is easier to detect.

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But as the police, and that the people we spoke to also said, life

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must go on. Andrew Kerr, thank you very much.

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The second big storm of the winter is expected to cause widespread

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travel disruption in the run up to Christmas.

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Calmac is advising ferry travellers to check for updates with winds

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of up to 90mph due to hit the west of the country on Friday.

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Meanwhile, the airline Loganair is switching passengers

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onto earlier flights amid concerns that high winds could

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In Shetland, at Lerwick this lunchtime, travellers headed for the

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Aberdeen Ferry which had been bought forward five hours to try to beat

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the worst of the weather. They were very keen to make itself for

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Christmas. I was supposed to be leaving on Friday, but due to the

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weather conditions I have had to leave today otherwise I will be

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stuck on Shetland for Christmas, which I don't fancy. Sometimes we

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are delayed, sometimes we get away on time, all part of it. The wind is

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gathering, this will hit the Western Isles... At Loganair HQ, they are

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keen watches of the weather. They have been booking people onto

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flights going today and tomorrow to try to avoid the worst of the storm

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later in the week. Friday will see the storm at its worst, and we have

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moved a number of flights earlier in the day to try and plan around the

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moved a number of flights earlier in weather forecasts, and for a small

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number of flights later in the day we have decided to cancel them based

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on the forecast showing there is no reasonable prospect of being able to

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fly. Travelers here at Glasgow airport are pretty relieved to be

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getting away today for Christmas, rather than leaving it to the end of

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the week, when that storm will be at its height. Where are you heading?

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Were you always going to travel today? I was supposed to be

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travelling on Friday, I had to change it because of the weather.

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You wanted to get home for Christmas? Oh god I did not want to

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spend it in Glasgow. I had always planned to travel to Shetland today,

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safer to travel early. My brother was travelling on Saturday, but he

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has changed his flight as well. So you will be both home for Christmas.

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Thankfully! In Kirkwall, it will be breezy on Friday. There has been a

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frenzy of changing of plans here too. Wheel was go south for

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Christmas, we were due to go on Christmas Eve, then we changed it to

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Friday because of the weather, then we changed it to Thursday. Spare a

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thought for around 100 staff on this oil platform west of Shetland. The

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seas will be too high for the helicopters to operate there, so it

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looks like they once now get home for Christmas. For others still

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heading for that family reunion, though, the advice from very

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operators like CalMac is keep checking the websites, because there

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will be disruptions. Storm Barbara is bearing no gifts -- only very

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high winds. And we will have a full weather forecast at the end of the

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programme. Earlier this week, we told you how

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hundreds of women have still been receiving controversial

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mesh implants despite a call from the Scottish Government

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for their use to be suspended. Now new research has found

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that they should only be used and not other conditions

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like pelvic prolapse. Our political correspondent

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Lucy Adams Before I had the surgery, I was

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really active, I walked five miles everyday... Lorna's mesh implant of

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2008 has completely changed her life. I now have chronic pain, from

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the moment I opened my eyes until I go to bed at night, I am in pain. A

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steady today looked at hospital readmission up to five years after

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mesh surgery. Some women can take up to years before the problems arise.

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In my case, it was six and a half years before I got surgery to have

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it removed. And the actual removal surgery is really complicated. The

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substance attaches itself to organs and tissues, like I said, so it is

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really difficult to get it out. The report found that mesh should only

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be used in certain circumstances. Mesh surgery for prolapse,

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particularly for prolapse of the bladder or bowel, should not be

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recommended as a first-line treatment. Conversely, mesh surgery

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for incontinence, currently available evidence does support the

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use of mesh surgery in that instance. This is a strip of

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polypropylene mesh... The lead clinician on the study says that

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obligations could happen much later, as in Lorna's case. The study

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compared the number of adverse events that required admission to

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hospital following procedures, comparing mesh procedures and

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non-mesh procedures, but it did not look at the severity of these

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complications, or indeed the impact of these particular complications on

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patients's quality of life. The continued use of mesh in spite of

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patients's quality of life. The government advice was brought up in

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Parliament yesterday. We all welcome the Scottish Government moratoriums

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and it was announced, many health boards have respected that

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moratorium, can we include other than that those health boards who

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have not have wilfully acted, putting women's lives at risk? We

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can't get away from the fact that it is the job of the agency to regulate

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medical devices across the UK, and that so far they have not issued a

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medical device alert regarding the implant is concerned. The Scottish

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Government's own report on mesh will be published in the New Year, but

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forlorn at the damage is irreversible. Lucy Adams, Reporting

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Scotland. -- but for Lorna. for an end to the "horrors"

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of puppy trafficking. It comes after a BBC Scotland

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investigation earlier this year of dealers who make millions

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from the illegal trade. Meet the Springer spaniel looking

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for a new home. And Nicola, the First Minister, who has a fear of

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dogs. You might not ever get this again! She was here to open an

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extension to the Scottish re-homing centre in Glasgow. It can now

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accommodate twice the number of abandoned dogs and cats, all waiting

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for new owners. The problem of abandoned dogs and cats is always in

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the spotlight at this time of year, but it's the growing practice of

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illegal poppy farming which was discussed in Parliament this

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afternoon. These ewes were highlighted in a BBC Scotland

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investigation earlier this year. -- of the issues. This poppy farm in

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the Republic of Ireland was filled with boxes full of dogs bound for

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the UK market. These are kept in appalling conditions, they have very

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little human contact, very little light, they do not get the chance to

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interact with each other, it is not like regular breeding kennels that

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we might conceive of over here. Due more politicians with cute poppies.

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Today's debate in Hollywood was not so much about changing laws but

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highlighting best practice when it comes to buying poppies. --

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Holyrood. Do not buy a poppy unless you see it with its mother, do not

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buy a dog from a car park at night. The message from politicians is that

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we can all do our bit to stop the multi-million pound trade, and where

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better to start than with some of those deserving cases at your local

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dog and cat? -- dog and cat home? You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. Police control centres say

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they are ready amidst renewed concerns

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over their call-handling systems. a forest in the Highlands

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which features in Harry Potter. Children with disabilities have been

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entitled to mainstream education But are their needs

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and the needs of other children In a documentary tonight,

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our correspondent Ian Hamilton looks at the challenges

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facing an education system already facing

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tough financial choices. Ella is in her first term at a busy

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Glasgow mainstream secondary school. Despite having complex medical

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needs, she is doing well. My first years been really amazing. I've had

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a good transition from primary to secondary. I'm encouraged to do most

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of the work myself. Which is good. Are you happy here? Or a special

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school? I'm quite happy here. Until 1974 children with a disability had

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no legal right to an education although most blind and deaf

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children attended special schools. In the 1970s campaigning started in

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earnest. Disabled people wanted the right to a full life. Through the

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80s and 90s the disability movements started to get a bit of traction.

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They wanted to see change on one of the big changes they wanted to see

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what's in education. They believed inequality of education and

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opportunities were limited. In 1985 it became illegal to diss

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discriminate man with a disability. The thinking was it will provide

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better academic chances for those children with different support

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needs. But not everyone is coping. This mother has three children with

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additional support needs. Caitlin at, ten, has cerebral palsy and her

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brothers have favourable problems. Caitlin is doing well in mainstream

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but it's not working for Ali. We are very concerned about how much he's

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missed. The amount of time he was excluded from school last year... No

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educational input from a teacher, as well. Sometimes they just can't

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cater for kids with extra needs. There's not enough support, not

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time, funding, and I think more speciality school would be a better

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option it's a mixed picture and there's a role for many teachers to

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make mainstreaming work. Teachers want to be inclusive, they want to

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have a comprehensive system that supports every youngster, but what

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they're finding at the moment is that I'm not the resources to do so.

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Whether it is bodies on the ground, appropriate training for staff... It

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makes it more difficult to help in that way. The Scottish Government is

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about to start a review. Critics of the current system say children with

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disabilities may go to mainstream schools, but are they really

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included? And you can see more

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of Ian Hamilton's investigation in Am I Included?

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tonight on BBC One Scotland at 7.30. A look at other stories

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from across the country. The Scotch Whisky Association is to

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take its appeal against a minimum price for alcohol to the UK

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Supreme Court, judges have ruled. The Association was given permission

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to go to Britain's highest court at a hearing at the Court

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of Session in Edinburgh. The whisky body believes

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that the proposal contravenes A health watchdog has found almost

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4,000 women in Scotland weren't called for breast screening

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within the recommended Health Improvement Scotland has

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reported the women weren't sent routine invitations to be screened

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during the timescale. National Services Scotland has

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apologised and said all the women The Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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has signed a five-year deal to maintain an emergency tug boat

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in the north of Scotland. A newer vessel is moving

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from the Adriatic Sea to replace the current emergency towing

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vessel, the Herakles. Health-and-safety standards

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in the oil-and-gas sector have dropped in the past six months,

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according to the Unite union. It surveyed more than 700 offshore

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workers, and just over 58% claimed Just over 3% reported

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an improvement. The union said many respondents

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felt unable to report an incident The industry body Oil

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And Gas UK said safety Engineers have just completed

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the first mile of what will be a three-mile long tunnel to channel

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waste water under Glasgow. Scottish Water's ?100 million

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Sheildhall Tunnel project is part of the biggest upgrade

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of Greater Glasgow's waste-water infrastructure

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since Victorian times. It's hoped the project will help

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improve river water quality and tackle flooding in parts

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of the city. A new Conservative MSP

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was sworn in at Holyrood today. Bill Bowman replaces

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the late Alex Johnstone Mr Johnstone died two weeks

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ago at the age of 55 A forest in the Highlands

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which could contain a hidden hoard of Jacobite gold has been taken over

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in a joint buyout by a community Loch Arkaig Forest near Fort William

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provided a training ground for commandos during World War II

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and even featured in A toaster Scotland's latest

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community land purchase, but this one is a big one. Loch Arkaig Forest

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stretches to 2500 acres, one of the largest remaining remnants of

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Scotland's pine. But over the decades it's been degraded by

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unsympathetic tree felling, overgrazing and the planting of

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unsympathetic tree felling, non-native trees. It's part of an

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ancient Caledonian pine forest. It is very special woodland and we will

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restore that. It's been planted with non-native species, we will take

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those away and encourage the native forest. Wartime special forces

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famously trained here. Harry Potter pals flew over on a dragon and it

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has wildlife from pine marten is to wild boar, to wild birds of prey. We

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had sea eagles nesting in one of the Woodlands and ospreys and we have

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red squirrels. I think it will help enormously in the wildlife, flora

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and fauna, of the area. The Woodlands have been sold off by the

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Forestry Commission, keen to encourage more groups to take over

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local forests. It's been one of the success stories of the last decade,

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how communities have become more involved in the management of local

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woodlands, and we welcome the opportunity to do more. As well as

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the wildlife and connections with commandos and Harry Potter, there is

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another potential attraction here, because in 1745 the French Centre

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consignment of gold to help Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite uprising.

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It was supposedly buried in these hills and hasn't been discovered

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since. Finding that has got to be one attraction for a walk in the

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woods. Now to a seasonal

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tale with a twist. It pits one

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of Britain's biggest pop bands - against supporters of one of

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Scotland's biggest football clubs. The price resulting from this list

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feud... The Christmas number one. More from our sports

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reporter David Currie. It's become a bit of a festive

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tradition, like decorating the tree or squabbling over what to watch on

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television. Talking about the fight to be the Christmas number one in

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the music chart. This year it's taken a turn for the bazaar.

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Britain's biggest girl band are in the mix, they're called Littlemix,

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and their song is called touch. One of their rivals for the top spot is

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the 60s band. Not down to a wave of nostalgia, but to Rangers fans.

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Rangers fans, for some bizarre reason, have adopted this by the

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Dave Clark five as a musical tribute to their player Joe Gardener.

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A social media campaign to get the original to number one seems to be

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having an effect. The company compiling the official music chart

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have confirmed glad all over was one of the biggest selling songs in the

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UK in the last 24 hours. So could it be the Christmas number one? Dave

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Clark five winners 250-1, Littlemix 25-1. We think Aleem Dar and it will

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come in, 25-1 on to win this competition. In the old days you

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would have to go around and walk in at 15 or 20 minute intervals and by

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physical copies of the single. I know it, I've done it myself over

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the years, to try and get some Scottish bands into the top 30. Now

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you can sit in the comfort of your own home with your computer and you

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can steer a record to the top of the charts. Joe Garner is nowhere near

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the top of the scoring charts, but he might be celebrating being top of

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the Pops, sort of, this Christmas. We will find out on Friday. We will

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also find out about storm Barbara, what is happening weather-wise?

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Some lively weather in the next few days. Today has been blustery and

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showery. Wintry showers, especially over high ground in the north and

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west on that theme very much continues tonight. The showers

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continuing to pile in an blustery, gusty west of south-westerly winds.

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Snow falling, and continuing to accumulate across high ground, and

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some sweet at times at low levels. An additional hazard tonight will be

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thunder and lightning, which might lead to some power outages. There

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will be clear spells in between the showers. As temperatures fall to

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around freezing or just below, there will be the risk of ice on untreated

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roads and services. Tomorrow dawns on a very showery note. That theme

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continues throughout the day. A similar dated today. Snow over the

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high ground, especially inland areas north and west, leading to very

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difficult driving conditions. Few if any showers across much of the South

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tomorrow afternoon and more in the way of sunshine. For the most part,

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the showers continuing. Snow over the high ground, some sweet at lower

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levels, and some brightness or sunshine in between these showers. A

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cold feeling day in exposure to the gusty westerly winds. Fewer showers

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across Aberdeenshire tomorrow gusty westerly winds. Fewer showers

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afternoon and plenty of sunshine. Tomorrow evening, the very same

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theme continues. Plenty of showers feeding in on these strong westerly

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winds and again, wintry in nature. The risk of ice again on any

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untreated roads and services. Friday heralds the arrival of storm

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Barbara, our second named storm of the season. Bringing with it some

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heavy rain and exceptionally strong winds for some. As a result of this,

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the Met office does have several warnings in place. The yellow and

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amber warnings across the Western Isles, the north-west coast and on

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Friday in the northern isles we are expecting winds to dust around 90

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miles an hour. Here is the chart on Friday. Heavy rain pushing in as we

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go through the course of the morning and following that rain there will

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be a number of showers feeding in. All the while, the south of

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south-westerly winds continuing to strengthen. We are expecting travel

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disruption quite widely. There may be power outages and we may see some

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structural damage. That is the forecast.

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I'll be back with the late bulletin just after the 10 o'clock news.

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Until then, from everyone on the team -

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