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The organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party have warned
people not to travel to the capital unless they have a ticket.
With 75,000 people expected, Police Scotland insist
they have a "proportionate" security plan in place.
At the top of the mound, a stage is taking shape, but high up on the
ramparts of the castle, a fireworks display is being carefully prepared,
sure signs that Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are approaching.
The buses and restaurants and bars are a fool. There is a huge
build-up, ?42 million being brought to the city for the local economy.
It is great for Edinburgh's reputation as the capital of
Scotland that we can put on a fantastic event like this.
It is an event that has grown into a three-day festival, with tickets for
the headline act Paolo Nutini disappearing within three hours. For
those thinking about going to the street party, there was a gentle
warning. We encourage people to buy their
tickets now and not travel unless they have bought a ticket because
the event will sell out beforehand we do not want people to turn up
disappointed. And other consideration is security.
New Year's Eve, this place will be filled up with tens of thousands of
partygoers, and the recent attacks in Berlin are focusing the mind of
those policing the event. I'm confident we have the
proportionate and appropriate plan in place to keep people safe. In
terms of the overall threat level within the UK, that remains at
severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. We ask members of the public
to be alert but not alarmed. As the preparations continue,
there is the one thing that organisers can't control,
and that is the weather. In the past, it has not always been
a friend of Edinburgh's Hogmanay, but this year's forecast doesn't
contain anything too dramatic. Some rain and windy conditions,
so the advice is to wrap up warm. Police say a robust plans are in
place to ensure public safety for the Hogmanay football match between
Rangers and Celtic. About 50,000 people are expected
at Ibrox on Saturday lunchtime. Large crowds are also expected
in the city centre for shopping My focus is about delivering a safe
event but not only the football match, we want people to enjoy a
safe environment in the city centre to do their shopping and enjoy the
New Year celebrations. I would say to people, make sure you act
responsibly. If you are having a drink, drink responsibly and make
sure you plan your transport to and from home.
Hundreds of people, who were given infected NHS blood in Scotland
in the 1970s and '80s, have now received extra
financial support, according to the Scottish Government.
They include more than 300 people infected with hepatitis C,
who received lump sums totalling tens of thousands of pounds.
The news has been broadly welcomed by campaigners but they also called
for urgent action to address payments to widows.
From the 1st of April next year with this Scottish scheme, we have the
opportunity to support Windows and widowers who have been left behind.
Work has been ongoing to make sure those widows and widowers get
support, because we know for many of them they are struggling
financially. Is important to acknowledge that
Scotland has done a much better job than south of the border in
recognising the payments that have been necessary to make people who
have suffered in many cases. Mark Bunn in terms of the losers, and I
am afraid the widows, there is a lot of work to be done.
A year ago parts of southern Scotland experienced their worst
As Willie Johnston reports, Storm Frank brought around half
a month's worth of rain in 24 hours and heralded New Year
This is what people here will cover two on December 30 last year,
festive cheer destroyed by reigning horror. -- it was rain.
The water and walls started to go dark and the water came up. It is
not a nice feeling and you see it all the time on the news, flooding,
you do not understand the impact. That is until it happens to you. You
cannot explain how it feels. On the same day, another river burst
its banks, the count's worst flood in half a century. The First
Minister came to meet those affected, including one man who had
two shops flooded in Cumbria. He says English authorities
responded better. Can more be done from Dumfries and
Galloway Council? Is there a bigger plan for flood defences for the
area, basically? In the past few weeks, the council
has repaired the river bank and removed an old bridge which
effectively became a damp. More prominent flood prevention measures
here are years away still. I am always looking at the websites
but we are not really any further forward. We have built our own flood
defences... Hopefully to try to forward. We have built our own flood
mitigate some risk. The river wall has been rebuilt
here, and rainfall so far this winter has meant that this river has
remained down, but some people are looking anxiously at the weather
forecast. In the run-up to the Old Firm match
on Hogmanay, the Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he shouldn't be
judged on results against Celtic. But at Celtic, Brendan Rodgers says
the pressure's on the Ibrox side. Just ahead of him, he goes for a
goal. While Celtic were doing this...
Finding the net... Rangers were doing this.
Saved, but it comes out to Mackay. There is Maclean interested in that
one and he gets there first. He keeps his goal to equalise for St
Johnstone. Last night's results widen the
points gap between the clubs at the top of the Premiership to 16 points.
In terms of where Rangers are at in relation to the points, and with
Aberdeen closing in behind them... They will want to win the game as
much as we want to win. Whatever way the result goes for us... We have
had a brilliant opening time to season.
The league champions were better than Rangers in their Premiership
match at Celtic Park, and in the League Cup semifinal at Hampden
earlier this season. Rangers managed to have their manager believe he
should not be judged on games against the archrivals. He says he
spoke... Brendan Rodgers says Celtic's
average this season of three goals per away game gives them confidence
for their trip to Ibrox but this is either proof that even red-hot
strikers like Leigh Griffiths can misfire or it is proof of his
accuracy. David Currie, Reporting Scotland.
Let's see what we can expect from the weather.
Good evening. Mild but breezy conditions across the country
tonight, and whilst we will be dry foremost, some of rain in the far
north-west. You can see it they are, the weather front moving into worst
part of the north-west Highlands. Elsewhere is fairly cloudy and
reasonably mild. Temperatures in towns and cities perhaps no more
than nine or 10 Celsius in the West and north-west coast, wind gusting
to kill force for a time. Tomorrow, I pressure in the near continent but
stepping away to allow this weather front pushing into the north-west.
Tightly packed isobars means a breezy day so wet across the far
north. Heaviest rain north of Inverness to Stornoway and Orkney
and Shetland. South of here is cloudy with a spot of light rain or
drizzle but mainly over of high ground... Double digits mostly, but
Bradley Moray Coast and Aberdeenshire, 13 or 14 Celsius is
possible. Wet weather in the North moves upwards as we head to the
weekend. On Saturday there will be a wet day across the Highlands and
Islands. Yellow be aware warning from the Met Office because of
Islands. Yellow be aware warning difficult conditions on roads.
Elsewhere, after a Tri-Star, wind edging its way southwards and once
fairly breezy. For the celebrations, Hogmanay, that rain still with us,
but it is clearing away so a wet evening but by the time we reach the
bells, hopefully it should have cleared away towards the south.
Behind it turning much colder with a few wintry showers to come. That is
the forecast. The next bulletin
is at 11.12 tonight. If you're still up,
I'll see you then.