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Claims that children and young people are being put at serious risk


You were not guaranteed to see the same person twice. You will tell


your story over and over again and you will not get anywhere with it.


It was spiralling out of control. Five months before I got a letter.


Concern about the man who will chair an enquiry into abuse in sport.


A boy who died on a The tiny parasites causing problems


for our salmon industry. And are we falling out of love with Gretna


Green? It's believed half of mental health


problems begin before the age of 15, however some young people


are waiting more than a year to access a mental health service


specifically designed to help them. Unlike the rest of the UK -


Scotland has no national strategy for school-based counselling


services. Charities and youth organisations


say there's a postcode lottery of provision and that the service,


called CAMHS - has consistently failed to meet


its waiting time targets. Our health correspondent


Lisa Summers reports. I have two parents who are both drug


addicts. Courtney says her mental health problems started at the age


of 12. Everything seemed to get worse. I was struggling with panic


attacks. Over coffee with fellow members of the Scottish youth


Parliament she talks about losing members of the Scottish youth


both parents to drug addiction and the struggle to get help. I accessed


CAMHS once but I did not go back. You are not guaranteed to see the


same person twice. You have to tell your story over and over again.


Every emotion you feel, you have to go through it again. I had seen


things that ten years old that no child should ever see in their life.


I was brought up to bottle up my issues. I suffered with an eating


disorder for some time and that battle has lasted and it is


something I live with still today. Erin McAuley got support at school


but felt stranded when she got to university. It was spiralling out of


control. I went for help. It was five months before got a letter and


I never went to my appointment because by that point I had finished


my exams and I was moving to Glasgow. The Scottish Government's


on targets for counselling services have been missed ever since they


were introduced. 22% of those referred to CAMHS were not seen


within 18 weeks and 708 children waited over a year to see a


counsellor. CAMHS was oversubscribed. It is difficult to


get an appointment. The threshold is pretty high. You have to be quite


distressed and quite ill to get to CAMHS at the moment. This is the


sort of early intervention that can make a difference. Cowdenbeath


primary school funded their mental health kit bags. Today I'm feeling


orange because I am feeling a bit angry but I am mostly feeling


really, really happy. Local authorities say budget pressures


have led to a lack of psychologists and support staff. The government


says it is investing in services to meet targets that says it is up to


councils to do more in schools. Guess, it is a postcode lottery.


There are some which have great mental health and well-being


strategy is already in place in their local authority areas. We are


not starting from a 0.4. There are good practices in many local


authority areas, we just need to good practices in many local


make sure that is uniform throughout the country. Back at the cafe, these


young people say it helps them to talk. Now they say it will -- they


hope it will help others too. Starts now than in generations to come you


will not have these problems. Young boys need to feel they can talk


about their problems. The more you can speak about it and the more I


hear other people's stories, it begins to give me hope for the


future. A 13-year-old boy who was found


in Edinburgh after going missing over the weekend has


died in hospital. Police say Blake Ross,


who's believed to have had diabetes, fell ill on a bus in the city centre


on Monday evening. An investigation into police


actions has now begun. Police now say that 13-year-old


Blake Ross, who was living in care and had gone missing and had been


missing since Saturday afternoon, was found ill on a bus here in


Leopold place in London Road in the middle of Edinburgh on Monday


afternoon at four o'clock. The driver of the bus called the police


when he discovered Blake was ill and also radioed into his own garage


control room for help. Blake was taken to hospital in Edinburgh but


unfortunately, he died on Monday evening at nine o'clock. Police say


the cause of death is unexplained but we understand it is linked to


Blake's underlying health condition for which he was taking medication.


The number four bus which Blake was discovered on travels across


Edinburgh from east to west, on a route which starts not far from


where Blake was seen on Saturday afternoon at Howden Hall at around


3:30pm. Police would like anybody who knows anything about Blake's


movements on Saturday afternoon, to get in touch as they proceed with


this investigation. A charity which supports survivors


of sex abuse is asking the Scottish FA to think again about the man


they have appointed to chair their review


of child abuse in football. The SFA announced earlier this month


that Martin Henry would take on that role but the charity says concerns


have been raised about his SFA match official Hugh Stevenson


and Partick Thistle physio John Hart. Both men now dead but the


anger and concern that allegations they had abused young footballers


were not dealt with properly, is still very much present. The


Scottish Government currently running their own enquiry into abuse


of children in care settings, urged the SFA to consider setting up a


specific enquiry about abuse in football as the FA in England has


done. To be more proactive in how we deal with matters... The SFA agreed


and announced Martin Henry is the man who will chair it. Mr Henry,


they explained, has over 40 years clinical and friends had experience


in the field of child and public protection and most recently was


national manager of the National programme for the prevention of


child sexual abuse. Mr Henry's I Greg Feek states: Martin's


professional expertise is in the investigation and assessment of


child sexual abuse and are working with men who have problematic sexual


behaviours, including those who offend online.


It is the amount of work which Mr Henry has done with offenders which


is concerning some abuse survivors. We could look at it and say yes, he


has the perfect background, he knows all about perpetrators and the


prevention agenda. It is how it feels to survivors which is the main


prevention agenda. It is how it issue. How does it feel to the


survivors who have raised concerns? They feel it is summer day who does


not understand their needs, they will only understand the


perpetrator's needs. They don't feel he is the right person to look into


what that means for survivors. Six years ago in Edinburgh, the men at


the centre of the largest child abuse network uncovered in Scotland


were sentenced to lengthy prison terms. One of them, James Rennie was


jailed for 16 years, sexually -- for sexually abusing her baby and


sharing pictures. He was the chief executive of LGBT youth and Martin


Henry was the convener of the board. Martin Henry was not involved in


anyway and youngsters who used the service were not among James


Rennie's victims. Some survivors believe having not spotted a


paedophile working in the same organisation, Mr Henry's position is


weakened as chair of a wide-ranging enquiry. Some may see it as unfair


that he could not be in that role, he did not pick up on something


which many of us would not have picked up on, but again it is the


whole nature of people having trust in this enquiry. It is how survivors


feel which is the most important thing. The most important thing is


for survivors to fully engage in the enquiry process and trust in it. We


have tried to reach Martin Henry but he is out of the country at the


moment. The Scottish FA said they consulted a wide group of


stakeholders, including survivors' groups. The chair has amassed


unrivalled experience in many facets of child protection in a 40 year


career, including his role as vice convener to the Scottish Parliament


cross party group on survivors of sexual abuse.


Janine Rennie and an abuse of either met with the SFA yesterday and she


said that was a constructive meeting but she waits to see how they


respond to the concerns they raised. This highlights the difficulty in


appointing the chair to such sensitive enquiries, which will be


acceptable to all of those who wish to take part, especially those who


have been abused. For them, the issue of trust is central.


Urgent safety checks should be carried out on hundreds of public


buildings constructed after the year 2000.


That's according to the Royal Incorporation


of Architects in Scotland, which says that a lack of scrutiny


It follows the publication of a report which raised concerns


about building standards at 17 schools in Edinburgh.


Well, our correspondent Andrew Kerr is in the centre of Glasgow tonight.


Andrew, a stark warning from the architects' body?


Yes, it is indeed. A very stark warning from the architects. They


say do not underestimate the report because lives are at risk here. I am


standing in front of one architectural gem, the city


Chambers, belonging to Glasgow City Council. Well built, well


maintained, standing here since Victorian times. But the architects


are laying down a challenge to every local authority, every health board,


every public body in Scotland, you need to carry safety checks on


public buildings which have been constructed since the year 2000.


This is in the wake of the coal report which was commissioned after


the incident at a primary school in Edinburgh January 2016, when one


wall collapsed, sending nine tonnes of masonry crashing down. Defects


were found in another 16 schools. The architects are saying that is


why it is very important that checks must be carried out, because it


would be naive to assume that there are not similar problems in other


buildings right across Scotland. But the architects' proposals are also


being seen as quite controversial? Guest-macro, it is quite a


controversial proposal. The main criticism is that this is


essentially a job creation scheme for them. I put that to the Royal


incorporation of up to when I spoke to them earlier. -- I put that to


the Royal Incorporation of Architects. They say quantity


surveyors, engineers and architects can all be called upon to carry out


the specialist checks on these buildings. They say local


authorities and public bodies must now muster all the specialists to


carry out these checks because it is a very stark warning, a very real


challenge for public bodies in Scotland.


Two footballers ruled to be rapists by a judge in a civil action have


begun an appeal process which could lead to a full legal


Former Dundee United team-mates David Goodwillie and David Robertson


were ordered to pay agreed damages of ?100,000 to Denise Clair


following a hearing at the Court of Session.


Neither man faced a criminal prosecution and both claimed sex


Both men are applying for legal aid for the appeal process.


The price of Scottish farmed salmon is standing at a record high.


That's partly because of demand, but also because the


It's due to sea lice, a parasite which has become


a serious problem for the industry, particularly in Scotland.


Our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser, has been


Scottish salmon sells on a clean pristine environment. Fish grown


here could be exported to 50 countries. Demand has leapt and so


has the price because the mind has dropped. That is because of sea lice


which floated on the tide. With warming waters, they are becoming


more of a problem. They have become resistant to the chemicals used in


fish food to combat them. They are very hard to eradicate and for


growing salmon they make them more vulnerable to disease. What should


be done? Options include chemical treatment. Marine Harvest saw its


use of hydrogen peroxide saw 15 fold over four years without getting on


top of the problem. There are cleaner fish which eat nice. Or a


warm bath which shocks the life and knocks them off but it is not that


easy. Last year on at least one occasion it went badly wrong. This


is a new piece of equipment we have acquired and we tried it on one of


our farms and unfortunately we lost a lot of fish, 460 tonnes of fish in


that process. That is nearly 100,000 fish killed. It is a lot of fish and


it is extremely regrettable. The evidence suggests this is a problem


which has got out of control. I would not agree with that. Some


areas are worse than others. Some farms have had very little impact at


areas are worse than others. Some all. For us as farmers, the


important thing is to monitor the fish on a regular basis. Our aim is


to use mechanical methods and to use cleaner fish to get rid of lice on


our fish. The tonnage of salmon produced last year slumped. Average


fish size is down. Many are slaughtered before an infestation of


life can take hold. It is a serious economic problem right now. Although


price of salmon is really high. Most farms do not have any problem


covering the additional cost. For farms do not have any problem


the salmon industry, it is a much bigger challenge that they have a


parasite, that they cannot handle well now. What about the consumer,


will the lice put people off? It is a national phenomenon. It is all


part of the national process. It is a farming environment. All livestock


and farms, be they terrestrial or marine are encountering some kind of


either a parasite or a kick or whatever if it is sheep farming. And


they are dealt with and that is part of livestock farming.


It's a problem that will have to be sorted and quickly if Scotland is to


hit the industry's new target of doubling salmon production within 13


years. Douglas, Frazier, Reporting Scotland.


Claims that children and young people are being put at serious


On Valentine's Day, are we falling out of love with Gretna Green?


One of the most high-tech archive centres anywhere in Britain has


The ?21 million Nucleus complex in Wick has been purpose-built


to house all the records, photos and film footage


which document the development of the UK's civil nuclear industry.


NEWS REEL: Dominating the site on the northern


coast of Scotland is the #re8 actor... This is what the early days


of Britain's nuclear power industry looked like. The construction of the


fast reactor in the 1950s placed Britain at the leading edge of


nuclear technology. The history of this and other nuclear power


projects is being collected here in this space age complex. The


knowledge generated during the research as well as at other sites


like Sellafield remains highly valuable to scientists around the


world. Academics picking up the strands of research, carried out


here in Caithness, and are other companies and whatever it may be.


It's open to all. These records will also be vital for the engineers now


tasked with dismanteling the first wave of Britain's nuclear power


plants. The Nucleus Centre will provide a home for the historical


records of the County of Caithness, provide a home for the historical


stretching back centuries. Everything is stormed in


temperature-controlled conditions. The boxes here house the


photographic collection. Over several years all of the archives in


Britain's nuclear plants will be sent here. That will create an


archive which is priceless in scientific terms, but in social


history terms it will be valuable, too. It was a small fishing town


before the nuclear industry. You can see the growth that took place and


ended up with 2,500 well-paid jobs in the area. They will be hard to


replace, I have to say. Some of the earliest innovations in the nuclear


industry happened here. NEWS REEL:


Visiting scientists from all over the world have travelled thousands


of miles to this remote corner of Scotland to see the experimental


reactor establishment. Scotland to see the experimental


Anderson, Reporting Scotland, Wick. A look at other stories


from across the country. A ?3 million teacher training


fund has been announced Speaking at a learning


festival in Aberdeen, John Swinney pledged training


for an extra 371 teachers At the start of this school year


there were more than 500 teaching This is a very strong boost to the


recruitment of teachers within Scotland and it builds on the


recruitment campaigns that we've being taken forward to advertise the


attractiveness of the teaching profession and create new routes for


people to come into teaching to understood undertake the


transformative impact on young lives in Scotland.


A union says the treatment of redundant oil workers


being denied jobs in other industries is tantamount


BBC Scotland revealed yesterday that evidence has been passed to the UK


Government that some companies are specifically denying jobs


to former oil workers because they might leave


The quality of care at an Aberdeen nursing home has been criticised


A report by the Care Inspectorate found that some residents


at Kingsmead Nursing Home had lost significant weight and that some


staff were failing to treat people with dignity and respect.


In certain cases, inspectors said residents were being


Edinburgh trams are to be fitted with defibrillators as part


of a campaign to save the lives of heart attack victims.


Speedy use of the devices is said to increase survival


The machines can be used to help passengers on trams and can also be


A song written by a teacher at Kinross High School with help


from his pupils has failed to be chosen as Romania's entry


Jason Blyth's song, Tear Up The Dark, didn't make it


Football, and Derek McInnes says he is completely focused on his job


However, he is considered to be among the candidates to fill


the vacant manager's post at Rangers, where he


He was asked if he could reassure Aberdeen supporters if he'd remain


at Pittodrie for this season and beyond.


No. I think that, for me, I think everybody sees how.


Much I love this club and how much I love my job. The only guarantees and


reassurance I can give is that I give everything. The players will


give everything. We've got so much to try and achieve here.


So, how was your St Valentine's Day - card, chocolates, flowers,


maybe a special meal with your loved one tonight?


23 couples tied the knot at Scotland's romance


As the country gets more and more secular, today was also


a special day for Humanist weddings in Scotland.


Love was in the air as 23 couples came to exchange vows in Gretna on


this, the most romantic day of the year. Among them, the new Mr and Mrs


Simons from Suffolk. It's a special day for us because we've known each


other six... Seven. Seven years and we met on Valentine's Day. It's a


special and meaningful day for us. Definitely. Why Gretna? It''s


romantic and on our own, I We didn't want think. The hassle. We have too


many families members, we were there to impress them. We thought we will


do Runaways have been ourselves. Coming here for years. Gretna's


romantic history remains the attraction for many. Lots of


stories. People have anecdotes about this place. That is part of the


attraction. They love the story and the romance that goes along with


those stories. Numbers were down last year from last year's 32 and


the 84 Valentine weddings in 2003. last year from last year's 32 and


That was when civil marriages were allowed outside registration offices


outside Scotland. Today there walls another first. Humanist weddings


have been legal here since 2005, but only under temporary legislation.


The Humanist Social of Scotland was prescribed under law.


We are the nonreligious body to be prescribed in Scotland under the


Marriage Act. It's hugely significant and reflects the change


in position, the rise of nonreligious people in Scotland.


It's now rightly reflected by a change in law. Be the ceremony,


humanist, religious or civil there is of course a common tradition - to


seal it with a kiss! A group of kayakers had


an unexpected encounter as they paddled in the Firth of


Forth. They were filming their trip


when they were approached by this inquisitive seal near Inchcolm


Island. To their surprise, the animal


decided to join them. It seemed to be quite relaxed


and stayed with them for some time. It was so at ease that at one point


the kayakers said it looked like it Look. Aw! It was clever. It was


having ha little rest. Let's get the weather


from Christopher. Lovely spells of sunshine for some


of us today. In fact, 14 degrees was the top temperature on the Isle of


Skye. Thicker cloud to the east coast. Or weather watchers, blue


skies on the West Coast. The east coast, grey skies. For many tonight


largely dry and cloudy. There will be some patchy outbreaks of rain


around the west and south-west as a we can weather front works


northwards. Many areas dry. There will be clear conditions to the east


highlands up towards Murray. We will have the coldest weather overnight.


Frost in the countryside. Elsewhere five Celsius, that will cover it.


Tomorrow, a largely cloudy day. Reasonably dry, but once again, a


weak weather front to the west, bringing spots of rain to the


Glasgow area, edging northwards. Best of the sunshine to North


Aberdeenshire. For central and southern Scotland largely cloudy and


nine to ten Celsius. Brightening up for a time around the account Firth


of Clyde. There is the best of the sunshine, Murray, up towards


Caithness and Auckney. Into the evening and overnight another second


heavier band of rain accompanied by a strengthening sorely wind,


potentially touching gale force for the western isles later. Low


pressure will work across the north of the country as we head through


towards Thursday. That means Thursday will be unsettled. By that


we mean cloudy, wet and breezy. Because the wind is coming in from


the west you will feel it through the central belt as it funnels


through. Once again, mild. Friday, high pressure sitting overhead


keeping things largely dry, mostly settled. Some sunshine to the east.


Once again, mild. That's the forecast for now. Thank you,


Christopher. Now, a reminder of


tonight's main news. It's believed half of mental health


problems begin before the age of 15, but some young people are waiting


more than a year to access a mental health service specifically


designed to help them. Charities and youth organisations


say there's a postcode Donald Trump's presidency is just


24-days old and already a key member of his team has been


forced to resign. Michael Flynn quit overnight


after it emerged that he'd misled the administration about the extent


of his conversations with Russia's I'll be back with the headlines


at 8.00pm and the late bulletin just Until then, from everyone


on the team - right across the country -


have a very good evening.


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