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

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Storm Barbara has begun to batter the north and west of Scotland,

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bringing power cuts and travel problems for people heading

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Homeless shelters gear up for what they predict will be one

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The MasterChef:Professionals champion is Scots chef Gary Maclean.

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Rivals Glasgow and Edinburgh gear up for the annual rugby derby.

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And Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver, just

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for the Edinburgh schoolboy who's the real star of the upcoming movie

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Storm Barbara has battered its way across Scotland,

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causing power cuts, school closures and tough travelling conditions.

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Many ferry services have been cancelled and there's disruption

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Festive events have also been affected, due to high winds.

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It's meant a challenging Christmas getaway for many people.

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Aileen Clarke reports on Barbara's impact.

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By noon Storm Barbara was making her presence felt along the Clyde coast.

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Passengers for Rossi could only watch and wait. Here at the Bay they

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haven't managed any crossings at all today to Rothesay. That is because

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on the pier it is gusting up to 70 mph already. Some crossings came

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back on in the afternoon but these intrepid visitors decided it was not

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the day for a trip to a Scottish island after all. I use surprised by

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how bad it is? From last three days I am here and I am facing these

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surprises. Whenever you go out, every day you have a new surprise!

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And today is the fourth one! All along the west coast most of these

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And today is the fourth one! All ferry services were cancelled for

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the day. Many people have travelled earlier but for those still trying

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to make it to family and friends it is fingers crossed for a break in

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the weather tomorrow. We are looking at a window after three o'clock

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tomorrow but we can't guarantee that people might be able to sell. -

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sale. It could be no birds before Christmas? Maybe, we are reviewing

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it, we will put announcements. On the railways more west coast

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services run than expected, flooded lines have caused a problem on some

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cross-border services, for those lines have caused a problem on some

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driving the Forth Bridge like many others around the country was closed

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to high sided vehicles. In the highlands over 100 schools started

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the Christmas holidays one day early and on the east coast Storm Barbara

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brought the Edinburgh Christmas market to stop until she blew

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through. It has been on Lewis and the other western isles with the

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winds have shown the strength, the other western isles with the

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reaching 75 miles an hour in South A9. This retired power station was

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brought back into service after a cut and with animals inside it was

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time to battle through Stornoway with gifts. I've done all I can,

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moved my livestock into sheltered areas, made sure they are safe with

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no debris that can hurt them, the hens are locked down as part of the

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poultry locked down so they are safe, hopefully I will sleep soundly

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in the next couple of nights, I've done everything I can, anyway. Storm

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Barbara is expected to clear tomorrow but following her is

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storm,. That will cause disruption, likely to be generally located in

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the northern isles and Shetland, perhaps touching the tip of case

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necks and that's likely to be on Boxing Day. Before that, in the

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northern isles they are bracing themselves for the worst wins of the

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current storm. Aileen Clarke, Reporting Scotland.

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And to Steven Godden at the National Traffic Control

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You can hopefully see over my shoulder the CCTV cameras, the

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traffic moving fairly smoothly, these of other traffic cameras that

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cover the main rose the length and breadth of the country. Stuff you

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always expecting that this would be a busy day, two days until

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Christmas, people trying to get home from the holidays. But when Storm

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Barbara was our approach they decided to get the information out

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early, give advice to people to perhaps consider alternative travel

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plans and most importantly to plan ahead. It seems as though a lot of

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people have taken that advice, fewer cars on the road than would have

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been expected this time of your but for those people travelling there

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have been some difficult conditions, there have been restrictions, high

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wind restrictions on the bridges today including the Forth Road

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Bridge River, there's also been a problem with surface water on the

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roads causing difficulties for drivers and there have been problems

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with some flooding. Tonight there are eight flood warnings in place

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for parts of Tayside and parts of the Borders. That requires people to

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take immediate action. As you heard in the report, Storm Barbara will

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move through and hard on its heels will be Storm Connor, similar

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advice, people should plan ahead when it comes to festive travel.

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Thank you. Six months ago today,

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a majority of voters backed The decision to opt for Brexit

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was a moment of enormous political significance,

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but the future is The Prime Minister has

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been keeping her cards close to her chest, and that has

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attracted a great deal of criticism, in particular

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from the Scottish government. Our political correspondent

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Andrew Kerr has been 2016. What a jerk in politics. The

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European Union referendum, which will lead to Brexit, shocked the

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political class. It cost a Prime Minister his job. Now the new Prime

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Minister has to lead the negotiations. And the vote reopened

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the Scottish independence question. It was on a bright stay in June when

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the UK voted in the European Union referendum. -- a bright day. Six

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months on in the deep midwinter in the midst of a storm we still not

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much clearer about what Brexit means. A new report from independent

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academics suggests that the UK Government 's unwillingness to

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explain what Brexit means is damaging. I think the public is more

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puzzled about what is going on but where there is real surprise is in

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Public administrations and other national

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capitals those across the English Channel are getting increasingly

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frustrated at the lack of definition of what the UK once. This week the

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Scottish Government released their proposals to protect Scotland's

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place in Europe, as they put it, they want the Prime Minister to make

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arguments clear. In Scotland we have published a very detailed account of

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our objectives. We have a v ision of what should take place. They need to

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do that. I suspect Theresa May has not shown her cards because there's

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nothing on her cards, she does not know what she wants and if she

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doesn't know that's pretty disastrous for the whole of the

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country and other countries in Europe. Perhaps Theresa May is

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isolated in Europe with few friends but... People talk about what sort

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of Brexit it will be, we want a red white and blue Brexit, the right one

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for the UK. UK ministers were not available to date but did say they

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were confident they would get a deal that would work for the UK and the

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EU. Theresa May has promised to trigger Article 50 by the end of

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March, that will start Britain's exit from the EU. Stand by for

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another busy year. Andrew Kerr, reporting

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Judges are to issue a written decision on an appeal to reduce

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the 27-year sentence on the killer of 15-year-old Paige Doherty.

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32-year-old John Letham admitted murdering the Clydebank

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teenager at his deli in the West Dunbartonshire

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He was given a mandatory life sentence at the High Court

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This morning the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh

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heard a lawyer contend that the punishment part of Letham's

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The airline Flybe is to suspend its Dundee to Amsterdam

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The service, which started in May, provided

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Dundee with its only international air link.

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Flybe says current radar coverage isn't good enough.

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The airline says it remains committed to exploring future

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Emergency shelters for homeless people in Scotland are expecting one

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Numbers at the Edinburgh and Glasgow shelters have risen

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dramatically in recent years, and they've expanded their services

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over the cold months this year to meet growing demand.

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Homeless charities say current figures may underestimate

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Joanne Macaulay has been hearing about the problem.

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... People talk about what sort of Brexit it will be, we want a red

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white and blue Brexit, the right one for the UK. UK ministers were not

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available to date but did say they were confident they would get a deal

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that would work for the UK and the EU. Theresa May has promised to

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trigger Article 50 by the end of March, that will start Britain's

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exit from the EU. Stand by for another busy year. Andrew Kerr,

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reporting staff at Glasgow 's city Mission get ready to bring in people

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from the cold. There is a bed and food for anyone who finds themselves

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with nowhere to go. Service, some may be using it once or twice,

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others repeatedly through the duration of the service. Sword has

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accessed about 4000 times. Our numbers this year, it is early doors

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but they are pretty much tracking what we saw last was the busiest

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ever and it looks like numbers will rise again this year. Last year at

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the winter night shelter we had over 600 unique users who accessed the

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service, some may be using it once or twice, others repeatedly through

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the duration of the service. Sword has accessed about 4000 times. Our

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numbers this year, it is early doors but they are pretty much tracking

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what we saw last year. And his friend used the Bethany night

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shelter in Edinburgh and it helped them get back on track after years

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of alcohol and drug abuse. Must and his friend used the Bethany night

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shelter in Edinburgh and it helped them get back on track after years

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of alcohol and drug abuse. Most people want a put food on their

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belly and drink, that's massive, from having nothing. I became

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homeless through being sanctioned to put food on their belly and drink,

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that's massive, from having nothing. I became homeless through and then

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became homeless because I could not pay the rent the rent money. Demand

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at the Edinburgh shelter has gone up by 131% in the last five years. It

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has increased the drinking had overtaken the rent money. Demand at

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the Edinburgh shelter has gone up by 131% in the last five years. It has

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increased the number in terms of the safety nets, not just to homeless

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services but also health. And all of these things combined along with

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sanctions and individuals not having recourse to public funds, meaning

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that there are more and more people in these circumstances. Charities

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estimate that around 5000 people sleep rough in Scotland every year

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but exact and is opening to 28 weeks, the reasons are complex.

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Insufficient temporary accommodation, insufficient social

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housing in terms of quantity, and tears in the fabric of society in

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housing in terms of quantity, and terms of the safety nets, not just

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to homeless services but also health. And all of these things

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combined along with sanctions and individuals not having recourse to

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public funds, meaning that there are more and more people in these

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circumstances. Charities estimate that around 5000 people sleep rough

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circumstances. Charities estimate in Scotland every year but exact

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figures are You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. , the government says it is taking

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action. I want to see everyone in a warm and affordable home and that is

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why during this Parliament we will warm and affordable home and that is

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deliver 50,000 affordable homes, 35,000 of them for social rent in

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Scotland. But for many of the people using shelters the immediate future

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is uncertain and staff expect more people through their doors of colder

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weather sets in. Joanne Macaulay, A lecturer at City of

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Glasgow College, Gary Maclean, has been named champion

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of MasterChef: The Professionals. He beat 47 other professional chefs

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over seven weeks of cooking the joy overflows as loved ones from

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far and wide make it home for Gary Maclean, who teaches aspiring cooks

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in Glasgow full-time... Morning, guys, how are you? Went up against

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47 other professional chefs and seven weeks. Not all plain sailing.

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Looks good but at the end of today disappointing. That in last night's

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final he wowed the judges with his razor clams starter, Highland Rodeo

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main course and chocolate pistachio ganache pudding. I think you have

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smashed it. The choice welcome to the

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Professional Masterchef final. The competition was tough. Gary Maclean,

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who teaches aspiring cooks in Glasgow full-time... Morning, guys,

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how are you? Went up against 47 other professional chefs over seven

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weeks. Not all plain sailing. Looks good but at the end of today

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disappointing. That in last night's final he wowed the judges with his

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razor clams starter, Highland Rodeo main course and chocolate pistachio

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ganache pudding. I think you have smashed it. The choice is clear.

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Gary. It's just really unbelievable. I kind of realised the scale of what

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I was doing, to get so far and take my name as the winner was hard to

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take in. And Gary reckons his teaching job may have given him an

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edge. You have to get everything right in class, be spot on when you

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walk in front of 20 students and it's the same in the Masterchef

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kitchen. I've been a chef since I was 15, we're talking about the

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mid-19 being a chef was not a real was 15, we're talking about the

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career choice then. You did not see them on TV, you never ate out in me

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the something I love to do. He says there are no plans to give up the

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day job yet. My main interest is to state teaching, a lot of chefs dream

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of opening their state teaching, a lot of chefs dream

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whole career has been about opening restaurants is about opening

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restaurants so that is in my past, I think. His next challenge, cooking

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Christmas dinner for the family. Andrew Black, reporting Scotland I

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just loved cooking and someone said, why don't you be a chef. I thought

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it was ridiculous that somebody would pay me the something I love to

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do. He says there are no plans to give up the day job yet. My main

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interest is to stay teaching, a lot of chefs dream of opening a

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restaurant, my whole career has been about opening restaurants so that is

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restaurant, my whole career has been in my past, I think. His next

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challenge, cooking Christmas dinner for the family. Andrew Black,

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reporting Scotland. Bird flu has been confirmed

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in a wild peregrine falcon found The Scottish Government says

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the bird tested positive for the H5N8 strain of Avian

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Influenza. There is no risk to humans,

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but officials say runoff from rainfall is likely to aid

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the spread of the disease. It is traditionally the season of

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giving, but not with the 1872 Cup is concerned. Not even Santa can

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persuade former skippers to share like good boys. It's aggressive.

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There is a lot of passion involved. It means a lot to the players to

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play against each other and fight in the best possible way. It's an

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historic rivalry. It's a fixture you look for every year when the

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fixtures come out. The supporters love it as well. There has been

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intercity rivalry for years. It love it as well. There has been

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makes it special. Edinburgh have come out top in the last couple of

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competitions. Glasgow won six of the nine years of the cup. Competition

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promises to be fierce. It is even more precious, that that of

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silverware, because we haven't had it for the last couple of seasons.

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We would love to have it back. We will have to play really well to win

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it. I know Gregor really well and he will be as excited as me. Slightly

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different this year with the two legs being split. In that regard it

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gets treated as a one-off game. There is a lot of pressure. What

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about the indulgences of Christmas Day? Can the players enjoyed Turkey

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and putting? It is one of the toughest parts. It is one of the

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parts I miss the lease. Ultimately you get used to it. These boys know

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it is a big game. The guys are professional. They know what it

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takes. A few more chocolates aren't going to bring the house down.

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Kick-off at Murrayfield is five past four on Boxing Day.

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It's one of the most hotly anticipated films of the new year.

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A Monster Calls, which opens in cinemas next week,

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is an emotional fantasy drama, with a cast including Liam Neeson,

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But the star of the film is an Edinburgh schoolboy.

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A Monster Calls is about a lonely boy who finds solace in stories and

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an unlikely ally in a monster which springs from his drawings and

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imagination. For Edinburgh schoolboy Lewis MacDougall, just 12 at the

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time, it was a huge leap. He had only had one film role before in a

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local youth group. I started drama when I was nine or ten is a fun

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thing with my friends. They were having an open past -- casting for

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the film pan. I was reluctant to do it. I have never done in addition

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before. But the woman convinced me to do it. Then came an agent, an

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audition and a chance to star alongside some of the biggest names

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in the film industry, including Sigourney Weaver, replaces

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grandmother. I was a bit starstruck when I first met them because I had

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been told so much by everybody. Ayew myself what big names these people

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were. They were really nice to me and wordy welcoming and comforting

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me with the whole process. Other co-stars were more distant, not

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least Liam knows -- Liam Neeson, who voices the monster. Sometimes it

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would be a tennis ball on top of a pole. They did make a monster's

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face. Ana Matronic. That was probably the hardest aspect of

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making the film. When you are with a real person, you react to them. But

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I didn't have that with the monster. I know everything about you. Connor

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Mali. The film is now hotly tipped for a string of awards. But it is

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back to school in Edinburgh for Lewis, even if he does have a couple

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of more films in the pipeline. And yes, he does still go to his local

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drama club at weekends. Now, before the weather,

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that all important moment when friends and families

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are reunited for Christmas. Despite the unseasonal weather,

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Lisa Summers has been to Edinburgh Airport

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to capture that moment. It's not exactly a picture of

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Christmas outside. More of a typical festive day in Scotland. However,

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inside Love, actually. And there's nothing more pleasing

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than family getting together for the happy holidays. It's just every now

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and again, to get the chance to spend a few days of quality time.

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It's great. In departures, the Christmas fairies were surprising

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travellers. The weather outside is, well, quite frankly, frightful. But

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inside Edinburgh airport with the 33,000 -- more than 33,000

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passengers will come through the terminal. People have been reuniting

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with loved ones all day. I came from Los Angeles and I went to

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Switzerland. And now I'm in Scotland. I came from Sao Paulo in

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Brazil and I have come all the way to be with my mum and sister for

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three days. I left this morning at seven o'clock and it was horrendous.

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Some homecomings were locally. We were blown in, literally. But we got

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here. Something we didn't think we would do at the beginning of the

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week. Back for Christmas. We have only come from Essex. So where

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interesting! Back in arrivals, a special guest braved Storm Barbara.

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No delays or destruction with reindeer in the driving seat.

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Merry Christmas, everyone. And now we have that all important

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weather forecast with Kawser. Thank you. After the horrendous

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weather we have seen today, it is a heart-warming story. We do have some

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windy weather. We have seen the impact of Storm Barbara in the

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programme throughout the show. We will continue to see strong winds

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through the evening. Clearing away from the Faroe Islands but we will

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still see some strong winds through the rest of the evening. These are

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some of the top gusts we have recorded. Widely gusts of 60 to 70

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mph across the country. We will continue to see those strong winds

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this evening. A yellow weather warning still in force. For the far

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north, a preprepared warning. For the Northern Isles, yet to reach

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those storms form -- Storm cross. -- costs. The added risk of icy

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stretches as temperatures hover around freezing or below. The Met

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office have further warnings for that across the north of the

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country. A cold and bitter start to the day tomorrow. It is still very

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windy and an unpleasant day in store for Christmas Eve. The winds are

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moderate. Between these heavy, wintry showers, there will be some

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brighter moments, especially for that towards the east. Let's take a

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closer look at three o'clock in the afternoon. The yellow weather

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warning still in place for the far north. Strong gusts expected. Some

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wintry showers, the risk of hail, thunder and lightning in the mix as

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well. Brighter spells on the East Coast. If you're brave enough to

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head to the mountains tomorrow, some very snow showers at summit level.

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The north-west Highlands, minus five degrees. It will feel bitterly cold.

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Pause visibility across all of the ranges. These two ranges costing 70

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miles an hour. Perhaps the snow showers not as intense across the

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northern hills. Storm Conor follows Storm Barbara. Heading towards us on

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Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day. Outbreaks of rain and heavy

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snow. As we look ahead, we are looking at very strong winds in the

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far north of the country. The record to beat in terms of the milder air

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is 15.6 Celsius per litre in Midlothian. That is for Christmas

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Day. There is a real chance we could make that record. Regardless, it

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will be one of the mildest Christmas is on record as temperatures reach

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will be one of the mildest Christmas 14 to 15 Celsius in Aberdeenshire.

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Across the West, strong winds. Yellow weather warnings in place.

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Looking ahead to Boxing Day, it is going to be very windy for the far

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north and the bee prepared warnings are in place for the Northern Isles.

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The showers will slowly ease through the day. More settled conditions for

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the and Boxing Day and for the next few days after that. Still Storm

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stormy weather to come. Storm Conor on the way. Strong winds overnight

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tonight. Keep up-to-date through the weekend.

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We're back with the late news and weather at 10:30.

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But this is the final full-length editiion

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We'll have shorter bulletins throughout the holidays.

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From everyone on the programme, right across the country,

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We'll leave you with some images as Scotland prepares

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