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To the north of the country. -- especially to the north of the

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country. A three year old boy dies

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after being knocked down We look at the changing face

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of the jobs market as the latest figures show more people

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are looking for work. A lot of students have their own

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dream of doing their own thing, that seems to be a chef trait.

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Also on the programme, a Holyrood inquiry looks

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at whether the gap between men and women's pay is having

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Concern that plans for a big increase in the amount of forests

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And a major blow for Scotland's Six Nations campaign as captain

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Greig Laidlaw is ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

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A three-year-old boy has died after he was knocked down

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The incident happened yesterday in the village of Crossgates.

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This farm is about a mile north of the village Crossgates near

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Dunfermline, it was here yesterday evening that the three-year-old boy

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was knocked down by a vehicle on the farm. He has been named as Stuart

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Nelson. The emergency services were called just after five o'clock but

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they were not able to save him and he was reportedly to have died at

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the scene. This tragic event has affected people here and the local

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community council said the family are highly thought of and respected.

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The local minister said the news has shocked and stunned people. It is so

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sad. It is the parents who have the heartbreak. I would not like to lose

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a son or daughter at that age. Tragic news. What happened at

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tea-time last night. It is one of the times that everyone is pulling

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together, sending condolences to the family. Police are now investigating

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the incident. The Health and Safety Executive said it is aware of the

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incident and is also making enquiries.

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The number of Scots seeking work in the final three months of last

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year was up by 6,000, to reach 135,000.

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That's while the number of people IN work was also up.

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And new figures show the productivity of Scottish

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Our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser, joins us now.

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The monthly labour force survey shows unemployment slightly up

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in Scotland and slightly down across the UK as a whole.

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The jobless rate reached 4.9% - a notch

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Over the whole of last year, there was a drop in Scots

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But with economic inactivity rates rising, there was also a drop

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of the number in work, by 20,000, both those

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Compare that with the really striking story about the jobs market

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across the rest of the UK last year, with employment up by more

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than 300,000, and most of those going to women, working full-time.

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Now, one of the main changes underlying these numbers has been

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Even places where, as a customer, you might think workers are earning

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a wage, increasingly, they're running

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a small business, for which they need

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We are starting with a salmon which is like... You just want a job, a

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pay packet, but the modern jobs market is not that simple. Two soups

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and two chickens and two beef. In catering and hospitality at the city

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of Glasgow College the ability to run your own business affairs can be

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as important as kitchen skills. There is inspiration on hand

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as important as kitchen skills. Masterchef winner. There is a

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mixture of students, whether they go into self-employment or work for big

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companies, but many students have their own dream of having their own

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restaurant and it seems to be a kind of chef trait, they want to be doing

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their own thing. Next door this hair salon takes those with cutting

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skills and helps them build up their cutting edge business mouse. --

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cutting edge business intelligence. People have often done this of their

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own backs, but these business skills do not come naturally. It is about

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how to enter contract and how to run a column and how to manage your

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money and how to pay for your stock. Joanne Pinkerton has taken her hair

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cutting skills around the world but the trade winds have brought her

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back home to a different jobs market. What has changed, not just

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as simple as going into a salon at the end on a Saturday, you get a

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brown paper kit and that initial wage. What is happening now, when

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they have finished their training, they want to know, what am I allowed

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to do? What does this contract mean? So Joanne is renting a chair in this

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new College salon where the tips aren't just from customers but from

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In other figures out today, pay rose last year by 2.6%,

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And that's while prices are on the way up.

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The inflation figure rose this week to 1.8% -

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the gap between them represents the squeeze on real spending power.

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Scotland's retailers reflected on figures for January sales.

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After a merry Christmas at the tills, they said

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the start of this year looked 'dreich' to them.

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And signs of improvement in Scotland's productivity,

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nearly closing the gap with the UK as a whole.

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This measure of efficiency is vital to our economic well-being

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and rising living standards, and neither Scotland nor Britain has

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The data tells us that in 2015, business services, finance

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and construction have all been improving, but manufacturing?

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A man has been convicted of a murder in North Lanarkshire that happened

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James McGowan killed Owen Brannigan at a house in Coatbridge.

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He was also convicted of headbutting a man at this

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Later in the same evening he went on to a house

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where he found his former brother in law and attacked him repeatedly.

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McGowan admitted what he'd done during phone calls to a mental

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health helpline while he was living in Adelaide in southern Australia.

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He was extradidated to Scotland last year to face trial.

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He had returned to the house with his friend, Thomas Stewart, who is

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now deceased, as well. They had had a drink in the evening and were

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settled down to watch the football, when Owen fell asleep on the couch.

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James McGowan came in to the house and he was armed with a knife and he

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set about stabbing Owen repeatedly on the couch.

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Why do women still earn less money than men?

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That's the question MSPs are asking as an inquiry's launched into how

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Despite laws being introduced on equal pay almost 50 years ago -

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on average, full-time women workers in Scotland earn 6% less than men.

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Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr has more.

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1970, Glasgow, the year equal pay became law, a lot has changed, but

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maybe not that much. Going on current trends, research suggests

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the pay gap won't be eradicated until 2069. And equalising women's

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productivity could add almost ?600 billion to the UK economy.

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Campaigners explained why full-time women workers still earn 6% less

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than their male counterparts. It goes far beyond pay discrimination,

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there is still a stark segregation in the types of job that men and

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women do, with women more likely to be found in low paid undervalued

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jobs such as cleaning, care and retail and admin. Women still do the

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bulk of underpaid caring, and coupled with a lack of flexible

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working, that means women are less likely to be found in higher paid

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senior positions. So caring responsibilities could have a

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long-term scarring effect on pay, pension and promotion prospects.

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MSPs want to hear your views. How does this affect an impact the

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Scottish economy, could more be done and could it be beneficial? We want

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to look at this with an open mind and see what we come up with. If

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closing the Bay -- pay gap can help the economy, it stands to reason it

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can boost business. I've seen the positive intent and positive things

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that can help the economy, having women on board, if we have a more

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diverse workforce. For some the way ahead is complex but for others

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straightforward. We worked just as hard, most of the time even better.

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We just do it. It is not that hard. If you take tea breaks -- if you

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take breaks to have kids, you should not be penalised. It is not a

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straightforward question. It is a nightmare to work that one out

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because it has not been sorted out for, when was the gender equality

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act? 1970. We have a long way to go. Employers politicians and society as

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a whole now have to see how to make more progress after 50 years of

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trying. A special law to protect shopworkers

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faced with physical or verbal abuse from customers,

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is being called for by The organisation says its members

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are entitled to the same legal protection from the public as those

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in the emergency services. This attack happened in Glasgow last

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year. And for many shop workers, abuse, verbal and sometimes physical

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and even violent, is on the increase. You made the front page

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news. This man was attacked by a metal bar in his shop in Edinburgh

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and still has the scars. The stitches in these fingers, and

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stitches in here. They have cleaned up my face and this and that, but

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there was blood everywhere in the shop. Barbara who works in Fife has

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this advice for the don't stand up to them because you don't know, stay

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behind the till and do the thing you are meant to do, phone the police.

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In the last year there has been a 40% increase in violence and other

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forms of abuse against retail workers over the period before. In

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Scotland in a survey of 128 shops, 92% said they had experienced abuse

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either verbal or physical in the last year. With the owners of

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retailers to check the age and ID of people buying things like alcohol,

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there are fears they could be more at risk of abuse. And so there are

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calls for tougher laws to protect those behind the tills. We had a

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robbery last night. There is a law which protects Boadicea workers from

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violence, a specific category of us, and also in terms of impeding them,

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so you can't obstruct emergency workers. We want to extend that

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principle, we are saying if we are asking retailers to uphold the law,

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they need the protection of the law in terms of physically, from

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violence, but also just having the ability to disable I'm doing my duty

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and it is illegal to stop me from doing it. -- having the ability to

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say I'm doing my duty. Surely no one should feel unsafe in their

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workplace. A three year old boy dies

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after being knocked down Kilmarnock are looking

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for a new manager after Scotland will have to play

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the remainder of this season's Six Nations rugby championship

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without their captain, Greg Laidlaw will play no further

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part in the competition Our sports reporter David Currie

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joins us now from Murrayfield. Yes - after a promising

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start to the Six Nations with a heroic win against

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Ireland, and a narrow, bonus point defeat to France,

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Scotland will have to play their three remaining matches

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without their leader on the pitch. Ankle ligament damage ruling him out

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of two home games here against Wales and Italy, and sandwiched

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between them an away trip There's far more to a captain's

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rolled an organisation and motivating players -- captain 's

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role. Talking with royalty and other VIPs before matches will now be

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another man's responsibility for the rest of the Six Nations. Greg

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Laidlaw's absence will be felt. He has been hugely influential for a

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number of years, from just before the World Cup, really, and he will

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be missed. His goal-kicking will be a loss and his leadership in

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big-ticket and his game management. He is a hugely important figure. --

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leadership in particular. He is so important so it will be felt. Our

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chances have to go down. His leadership powers and his kicking

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prowess under pressure helped Scotland beat Ireland at

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Murrayfield. They recorded their first opening-day victory since

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2006. His influence over this year's tournament ended during the defeat

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by France in Paris on Sunday. One former Scotland player says the

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scrum-half is not in -- is not irreplaceable but you could argue

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Ali Price is quicker and he is more eager and he has a better pass and

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he plays the system every week with Glasgow so I would not panic about

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Greg Laidlaw not being in the team. So what of the leadership role? Who

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should take the captain 's armband? A number of captains, Josh is the

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captain with Glasgow, but I would go with Jonny Gray, he is the

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co-captain at Glasgow and he knows what goes with being a captain and

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it won't affect his performance. It won't faze him and I would go with

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him, Jonny Gray. The decision is for the head coach Vern Cotter. One he

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has time to make. The next Scotland match is a week on Saturday against

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Wales. Who does Vern Cotter go to when his go to man goes home? That

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is a question which will be discussed in rugby clubs and bars

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between now and whenever Vern Cotter goes public with his decision.

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Thanks for joining us. Plans to significantly increase

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threaten wild moorland according to mountaineers and gamekeepers.

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They've jointly written to the environment secretary raising

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Our environment correspondent Kevin Keane reports.

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High up in the Perthshire hills, and a dramatic snow coloured the two

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covered Glenn accessible only by a dramatic snow coloured the two

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foot. Or in our case, 4x4. For Bob Connolly, this is his workplace.

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There is moral and under that white stuff and he does not want it last.

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Basically, Heather is one of the rarer types of habitat in the world.

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In Britain, we have a very large percentage of it, and to cover it in

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trees is just vandalism. Unusually, the gamekeepers have joined forces

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with Scotland's climbers and hill walkers to raise their concerns.

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This land, they say, is what brings in the tourists. They talk about

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this landscape. They do not talk about going for wanders through

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woods, they like to be able to see, it's not very great today but you

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can see the hills around you, you see the shape of the landscape.

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Forests and woodland play an important part in protecting our

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environment. The trees themselves are good at soaking up the

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greenhouse gas emissions that might be emitted elsewhere. What this is

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about is getting the right balance between those environmental needs

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and protecting Scotland's landscape. Here is how the mirrors look at a

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milder time of the year. -- here is how the moors look. The groups do

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not object... As trees are chopped down, they are replanted but the

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government wants to increase the amount of land covered by forest

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from 70% just now to 25% in 2050. It says that the increased woodland

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creation that it will be taken forward in a sustainable way

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including working closely with the range of stakeholders.

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But beauty is in the eye of the bottled and getting the mix of

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landscape right want BEC. -- will not be easy.

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A look at other stories from across the country.

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A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with a road accident

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in which a 2-year-old girl died. The girl died after a two car crash in

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Cupar Angus in October. Her brother and sister were seriously injured.

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More than ?1000 has been pledged towards the funeral of a boy who

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died two days after he went missing without his medication. The online

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fundraiser passed its target within a day. The teenager, who was said to

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have diabetes, was reported missing on Saturday afternoon. The

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accountancy firm EY is set to shed over half its workforce in

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Inverness. The company says it is proposing to move its audit and

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account compliance service to other parts of the company. It says the

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tax team remains unaffected. Shetland and Moray councils are to

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increase council tax. It means that eight out of the 32 local

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authorities have now voted for an increase. The 13th Glasgow Film

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Festival opens this evening. Final preparations are underway for the

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European premiere of Handsome Devil, a movie set in Ireland. It is now

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one of the largest film events in the UK. Over the next 11 days, there

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will be more than 300 screenings and events showcasing films from 13

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countries. That is a place for many different movies at this festival.

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There are some fascinating documentaries, and the red carpet

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colours are always good fun. Our audiences have a very broad taste.

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The discovery of a bronze spearhead decorated in gold in Angus has been

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called a valuable find. It is one of only a handful of such weapons found

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in Britain and Ireland, uncovered last year by archaeologists

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excavating a site which is being turned into football pitches in

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Carnoustie. There are around 70,000

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motability cars in Scotland - it's a welfare benefit that gives

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people with disability Reassessment of the system

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has already seen many As the Scottish government prepares

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to take control of the benefit, some disabled people fear

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they could lose their indepdendence. Tonight the Department of Work and

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Pensions said that the number of people receiving motability had

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increased. For decades, these three wheel cards were the only sort of

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transport for disabled drivers. -- three wheel cards. Why the 70s, the

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vehicle no longer met city revelations and disabled drivers

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were given funds by the government to invest in a standard car. To be

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on the scheme, you need to be on one of two benefits. Even the disability

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living allowance or personal intended payments. What is the

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nature of your disability? I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis,

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relaxed and remitting, 12 years ago. It has caused weakness in my arms

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but obviously the main problem for getting around is the weakness that

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has been caused in my legs. getting around is the weakness that

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people have been transferred to PIP, they are being reassessed and some

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are having their benefits that, consequently losing their

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entitlement to a mobility vehicle. David was one of those and he had to

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hand his car back. It took six months and two appeals before it was

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returned. How important is having this motability vehicle to you? I

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always see it as almost an extension of the crutch. I cannot get about

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without the crushed and I cannot get about without my car. -- without the

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crutch. Without it, I would be unable to go to work and contribute

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to society. I would be unable to pay my taxes and all of these kind of

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things. Scotland is getting power over mobility benefits. The Scottish

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Government say that they would like to take a different approach from

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Westminster. At this stage, we are still looking at options, and we are

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having the discussion, but we absolutely recognise the importance

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of that scheme for many individuals. To live an independent life, and

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also to access opportunities for employment, or to stay in

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employment. What is David's advice for the government? The government

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need to look at it from a person-to-person, illness to

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illness, point of view, rather than a one size fits all. My time is

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precious and it is vital that I need to be able to do the things I can do

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now while I still can, and so to go from that to be told that I have to

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sit for months and not be able to do things to the best of my ability, I

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found that really unfair. The Scottish Government is currently

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consulting with disabled people to try to get it right.

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The Premiership side Kilmarnock are looking

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It follows today's departure of Lee Clark, who's gone

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Brian McLauchlin is at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock now.

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Brian, was there any indication this was going to happen?

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It was a surprise, Jackie. It is exactly a year to the day since Lee

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Clark took over the manager's position here at rugby park. The

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club were struggling at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership. It is

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fair to say that they had a fairly rocky start under Lee Clark. The

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club managed to retain their status and the top flight of the Scottish

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football after play-off success against Falkirk. There was a major

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turnover of players in the summer, no fewer than 11 new players came to

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Rugby Park last summer. One of them being Superman Coulibaly, who the

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club signed under a free transfer, but sold for a profit of ?800,000.

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To my client is sixth in the Scottish Premiership but earlier

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this season, the English League 1 side Bury contacted Kilmarnock to

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see if Lee Clark would be capable to Lima available to take over the

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manager's position there. Lee Clark made it clear he wanted a new

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challenge in England and he wanted to move south, to be closer to his

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family, and the package was agreed. What now for Kilmarnock? Clark's

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assistant, Lee McCulloch, has been handed the job on an interim basis

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until the end of the season and he will be assisted by another coach

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here. They have already made applications for the job. However,

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if Lee McCulloch is doing a reasonable job between now and the

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end of the season, he has to be seen as the main contender to take on the

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job on a long-term basis. Let's get the weather. It was a

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fairly cloudy day for many of us but mild. Stay mild tonight but also

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quite damp and breezy. The culprit, low pressure towards the north-west,

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bringing these outbreaks of rain in. And a strengthening West and

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Southwest wind. The rain is stretching into the country. The

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rain and wind mean that it is certainly not going to be a cold

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night. Five or six Celsius in town, perhaps a few spots dipping cooler

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but for many it will be miles. The rain is still with us tomorrow, as

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will be the wind. It means that it is going to be a cloudy, damp

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morning. Expect some rain through Stirlingshire, Falkirk, perhaps

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towards the capital. By the afternoon, a lot of the wet weather

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will ease. Still reasonably cloudy. Some wintry conditions coming in

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towards the east. With the rain coming from a westerly direction,

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you will feel it in the central belt. It is difficult to know where

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the showers will be, but most of them will be in the west and

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north-west, and frequent across Orkney and Shetland. The rest of the

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afternoon, into the evening, we will start to see further outbreaks of

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rain. Elsewhere, reasonably dry but as we had overnight to Friday, with

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a ridge of high pressure, it will be quite cool with a patch of frost.

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Friday, that will still be with us. Outbreaks of rain edging towards us.

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Drizzle in the Highlands and Islands. The best of the brightness

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in the east. Once again, it will be miles, up to 10 Celsius. And so to

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the weekend. Two Miles Davis, and on Saturday there will be some fairly

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breezy conditions with showers. Further rain by Sunday night. That

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is the forecast. And that is Reporting Scotland. Join me at

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