30/12/2016 Reporting Scotland


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Now it's time for the news where you are.

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Previously secret files show, for the first time, the extent

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of a security breach at Faslane in 1988.

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Documents from the National Archives detail how, in October that year,

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three protesters were able to access a nuclear submarine's control room.

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Our political correspondent Nick Eardley has been looking

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through the documents and speaking exclusively

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Same pace in the night 1880s. At the period which saw regular antinuclear

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protest and remarkable breach of security. For antinuclear

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demonstrators broke into the submarine base in Scotland. One of

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them is reached to have reached a dry dock wearer submarine was

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birthed. That is how it was reported at the time. But now the extent has

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been revealed. Previously secret files show protesters gained access

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to the control room, leaving Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher furious.

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She demanded an urgent report into what happened. Few know better than

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Phil Jones. This is the first interview he is given about what

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happened. I expected to be arrested, almost in minutes. Phil and two

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others intended to act as a decoy for a friend. She was trying to swim

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to one of those submarines but is series of security failures meant

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they were free to roam. We were passed by a police van, close enough

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to recognise the driver. At one point it was literally meters away.

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All the time we were expecting to be arrested any moment. They weren't,

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and bashed again access. We were on the deck, there was an open hatch,

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we dived down it and we were in the control room. There was the

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periscope, things were operating the planes, the driving the subs, or we

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had was a marker pen. So we daubed a few peace symbols... The trio was

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eventually caught and detained. A court martial was avoided because it

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would have given activists publicity. Armed guards were given

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new powers. The rules of engagement governing armed guards have been

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amended to make clear they may open fire. We knew they would change.

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Phil and the others were eventually cleared in court on a technicality.

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He spent several further years living in a protest camp near

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Faslane. From midnight tomorrow,

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owners of air weapons are required to have a licence,

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following a tightening But more than 3,000 owners who've

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applied for a permit are being warned that it won't be

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processed in time for Thousands of air weapons

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have been surrendered These are the guns that by the 1st

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of January will be illegal unless their owners have a licence for

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them. Already 11,000 people have applied for in egg and certificate

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and anyone with a gun licence already can add elegance to it. But

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thousands of air gun owners have missed the deadline of the 31st of

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October to apply for a permit. Anyone who applied for a city forget

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before the 31st of October is OK. They applied early. Unfortunately

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those who played from the 1st of November up today and for the next

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couple of weeks will have to wait some time before their certificate

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is processed. They will have to make alternative arrangements for safe

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storage of their guns. Registered gun dealers like this one in

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Inverness are providing a safe house for our weapons whose owners want to

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keep them but won't be licensed by Sunday morning. Many of those in the

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gun trade think the clamp-down is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

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Shooting people out of high-rise flats is illegal. You can't do that

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and you never could. This legislation is a piece of tokenism

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which will retrieve nothing. The people who will miss use air rifles

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are not the type of people who are going to go to the trouble of

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licensing them then anyway. But backers of the new law say our

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weapons are involved of half of all gun crime in Scotland and with an

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estimated half a million of them in Scotland, tightening legislation is

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justified. Thousands of airguns have already been handed in to police to

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be destroyed. The arguments about the new legislation will continue

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well into 2017 but the fact remains that if you have one of these and

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you don't have a licence for it, as from two morrow night you will be

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breaking the law. There will be a possible penalty of up to two years

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in prison. Small investors in Royal Bank

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of Scotland are pushing for the bank to set up a shareholder committee,

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to give them a bigger say in areas Groups representing small

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shareholders argue they should be involved in ensuring

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good corporate governance. Investors hope RBS will serve

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as a test case, so that other companies will consider installing

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a shareholder committee. The bank said it had

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not seen full details, but pledged to "look

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closely" at the idea. Edinburgh's tram network is running

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at only a quarter of capacity, Passenger numbers almost doubled

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between 2014 and 2015 to just over 5 million,

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but the services have the potential to carry 21 million

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people each year. An Edinburgh Trams spokesman said

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the figures are from last year, and that 2016 is expected to show

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a significant increase. Three days of Hogmanay celebrations

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begin in Edinburgh tonight. 10,000 torchbearers,

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led by Up Helly Aa Vikings from Shetland, will illuminate

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the streets of the Old Town, with Normally you expect to see these

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fearsome looking characters on Shetland but tonight they are in the

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centre of Edinburgh, helping to kick off the city's Hogmanay

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celebrations. Just a few final photos before, at seven o'clock,

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they head out at the head of the torchlit procession. 33 Kings -- 30

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Vikings will walk the route along to Carlton Hill. Along the route there

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will be third -- crowds of 30,000 people. This is the outset of a

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three-day festival and crowds are helping to generate what will be ?42

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million for the local economy. The main event comes tomorrow, that is

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the concert in the gardens, headlined by Paulo detainee, and

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then the fireworks display from the castle watched by 75,000 people at

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the street party below. The pictures will be beamed across the globe but

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before then it is the turn of these guys.

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Police are investigating damage to fossilised dinosaur footprints

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Plaster was poured into the prints on Staffin Beach.

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Police believe a man driving a white camper van may be responsible

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A second ?5 note, engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen

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and said to be worth up to ?50,000, has been found in Scotland.

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Four of the special fivers were put into circulation

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The first was found in a South Wales cafe, earlier this month.

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Now let's get the weather forecast now, from Judith.

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Thank you. And a good evening to you. South-westerly winds brought a

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lot of clout across the country but that Claridge did break as indicated

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by one of our weather watchers. Tonight it stays very mild and will

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hold onto brisk winds as well. We have a band of rain line across the

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north of the country, it is persistent and there are some heavy

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bursts within it. There will be a yellow warning for the Northwest in

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force from midnight tonight till six tomorrow evening. Elsewhere it is

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try, breezy, around 8010 Celsius. Tomorrow morning starts largely

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driver the south and east. The rain line across the North sinks

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southwards, it is a slow-moving affair, heavy rain fairly persistent

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starting to change. We will see cleaner air across the North and

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that is a sign of things to come tomorrow night. Brisk winds tomorrow

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and Miles during daylight hours. Colder as we head towards dusk. The

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weather front heading southwards. Sofa the bills it will be

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predominantly dry with clear skies, a chilly nights to come, the risk of

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ice and we start to see some wintry showers heading into the North as

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the northerly winds pick up. New Year's Day will be cold and windy

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with some sunshine particularly in the West, frequent wintry showers.

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If you're still up, I'll see you then.

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What's the very worst thing you can do to your very best friends?

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