23/02/2017 Reporting Scotland


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Tonight, on Reporting Scotland: Fears that elite athletes could lose

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out as the BBC learns that Scottish sport is facing a 20

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Snow, rain and high winds bring travel disruption

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across the country, as Storm Doris causes power cuts

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The lorries are at a standstill, so they have much in common with a lot

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of commuters in Scotland this morning, who are going nowhere fast

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in the snow. pressure over its investments

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with an oil giant. The sister of Moira Anderson,

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who disappeared 60 years ago, reveals she was molested by the man

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suspected of killing the schoolgirl. And two years after he thought his

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international rugby career was over, John Barclay is named Scotland

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captain for the game against Wales. funding cut over a three-year

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period, a move being described The country's sport agency

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have yet to decide where the cuts will fall,

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but there's concern elite The Government says that reducing

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health inequalities is their current priority.

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Lynsey Sharp might just get their - is a medal for Scotland. Lynsey

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Sharp, against the odds, winning silver. Organisers and politicians

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promised a legacy, that sport would have the ability to build on its

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success. But since then, funding to Sport Scotland has fallen. First of

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all, here is how it is funded. Around 60% is made up from the

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Scottish Government, with lottery sales making up the rest. In the

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year ending 2015, total revenue was ?65.1 million, that is divided up

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amongst 52 spot. By the end of next year, that figure will have fallen

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to around 51.8 million pounds. That is a cut to the budget of over 20%

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in just three years. The man in charge of awarding the cash to the

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sports says there are tough decisions ahead. It is heartbreaking

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to me, because I just know the effort that the governing bodies and

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the community around, the volunteers, mums and dads, have put

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into this, so to have to say that we are having to cut money back is, I

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believe, not the right way to go. One-way Scottish athletes are going

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is down under. Their funding is more or less secure for the Commonwealth

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Games in Australia's Gold Coast next year. Beyond that... For me, I think

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this will have a huge impact across year. Beyond that... For me, I think

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the board. In future, it means Scotland will be playing catch up

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now. It is almost impossible to catch up if you fall too far behind

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the leading nations. The agency responded, saying: -- the Government

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responded, saying: This was Laura Muir recently,

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breaking records in the 1000 metres, and perhaps proving why the current

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system had been working. But in terms of the Government cuts...

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Clearly, it's not a priority and they don't value the role of sport

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within the Scottish community. And they need to address that, and we

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need to look at funding and how other countries are increasing their

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funding and support for sport. other countries are increasing their

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pain is real, but the cause is not entirely political. Lottery cash is

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drying up, and sport Scotland hope that the medals don't follow. Chris

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McLaughlin, Reporting Scotland. Snow and high winds caused

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by Storm Doris have led to travel disruption,

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power cuts and school closures. Cross-border trains and planes

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are still affected. The M80 was closed for a time this

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morning in both directions, after heavy snow led

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to treacherous driving conditions. The M80, a difficult drive this

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morning in the snow, then add in a lorry or two jackknife, and the

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result was gridlock. Daily commutes turned into 3.5 hours long drives.

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It has taken me, to go five miles, 4.5 hours. I got caught at

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Bonnybridge and I was stuck there for just under 2.5 hours. Right

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through Cumbernauld, absolute mayhem, a standstill in Cumbernauld.

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The road reopened around 11am, but the chance of snow had been

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predicted by the Met office in a revised weather warning last night.

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We had 130 gritters out on the M80 last night, and we have salt stocks

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at high levels, so plenty of preparation. An unpleasant journey,

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of course, for those on the M80 this morning. I never liked to see

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disruption on the transport network. In South Lanarkshire, traffic was

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trying to make it up two shots on the M8, but at least here a gritter

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has got through. Some traffic is managed it -- is managing to get

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down this way, but the conditions are dreadful. It had to be expected.

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They said it would snow, and it is. I have come from five miles that

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way, sat here for two hours, trying to get to a meeting in Edinburgh.

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I'm just going home. It was hard going for gritters too. Near

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Balfron, this one ended up in a ditch. School buses were cancelled

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in some places, but roads stayed open. In Aberdeenshire, a few

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schools were shut, along with a few in Stirlingshire and one in

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Auchterarder. For the M80, the usual advice for drivers to stay in their

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vehicles could not contain this one. The captain of Falkirk Football Club

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was determined not to miss out on training. David the cracking braved

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the elements to work those muscles, even using the standstill to show

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off a few squats. And Aline is back at the M80 against

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for us tonight. It looks clear. And you don't even need your hat. What

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are the conditions like? Well, the traffic is moving very well here

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tonight. What a difference a few hours makes. And you are right - it

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is not nearly as cold as it was this morning. I don't even have gloves

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on. This morning, I thought my fingers would fall off. The

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temperature was very cold. Even on some parts of the motorway network

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tonight, it is thought to be a bit lighter on traffic then it usually

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was, and that may is because so many people try to get into work this

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morning and gave up and went home. When you think about the grandmother

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in Kilsyth who should only have had to drip the like -- had to drive

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five minutes, she had got nowhere near her daughter after trying for a

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long time. Conditions much better this evening. Some disruption on the

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trains across the border. That is because of what Storm Doris has done

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down south. A bit of signalling failure between Haymarket and

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Linlithgow here, but apart from that, I think it is fair to say that

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people are getting home tonight in short order than they got to work

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this morning. The First Minister has said

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that she would "reflect further" on whether Scotland should introduce

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whole-life sentences She was replying to a question

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from the Conservative leader Ruth Davidson,

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who raised the 23-year sentence given to the killer

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of the schoolgirl Paige Doherty. Our reporter Catriona Renton

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is here and can tell us more. Just remind us of the background to

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this. Paige Doherty was murdered in March last year. John left them

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admitted stabbing her to death in Clydebank. Under Scots law, life

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sentences must be given for murder, but a judge must also give the

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minimum length of time they will spend in prison before being able to

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apply for parole. In John left them's case, he was given a minimum

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apply for parole. In John left term of 27 years, but Appeal Court

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judges last week reduced that to 23 years, which has led for calls for

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the courts to be able to pass life sentences which mean life. These

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exist in England, and it came up First Minister's Questions today.

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Our judges do not have the tool of a whole life

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tariff at their disposal, and we say they should. We can wring our hands

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and express outrage every time something like this happens, all we

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can do something about it. I want to do something about it. If the

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Scottish Government won't act, I can say today that the Scottish

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Conservatives will, by pushing ahead with a bill making a case for the

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introduction of whole life sentencing in Scotland. I give a

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commitment today that the Government will continue to reflect about what

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further changes we might think appropriate, and that Parliament

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should act in the way it thinks best, in light of all the

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circumstances. Why don't we have the option of whole life sentences? A

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leading human rights lawyer we've spoken to has indicated that if a

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judge in Scotland were to get a whole lifetime, the Appeal Court has

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suggested it would not necessarily strike it down or oppose it. That

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has yet to be tested. Judges have given minimum terms, which would

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mean that an offender would not be released in their lifetime. The

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longest punishment was given for the Wallsend murderer, who was given 37

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years of a sentence. He would have been 106 before being released. A

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whole lifetime was given recently to Thomas Mair, who kill BMP Jo Cox.

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The Budget Bill has just completed its passage through Parliament.

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The Government's ?31 billion package of tax and spending plans

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after the SNP secured the support of the Greens.

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So, the deal between SNP and the Greens stuck? He said -- yes. It was

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said that it would bring additional infrastructure spending and would

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protect key services. Labour and the Lib Dems call that timid. The Tories

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said it would leave Scotland as the most highly taxed part of the UK.

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You may have remembered that the Tory said of the Greens that they

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were lentil munching, sandal wearing watermelons. Patrick Harvey wore it

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as a badge of pride today. You can perhaps see it as a watermelon upon

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it. Mr Harvey was making the point that while the budget was not

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perfect, he believed it brought additional investment and was proud

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of it. The minister had some comments about council budgets. Yes,

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he drew attention to the fact that there had been lots of complaints

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about money going from central Government and local and mention

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that a number of Labour councils -- and mentioned that a number of those

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councils were Labour run. Labour are saying it is up to individual

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councils. They say it is right for them to make their own decision, but

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they say part of the explanation will be that they believe the

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council tax is regressive, not a good tax. Another part of the

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expedition will be that there are local elections in May.

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The animal charity, the SSPCA, is facing calls to sell the shares

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Campaigners say the charity should not hold shares in a business

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The SSPCA says it hasn't bought any shares in Shell

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for more than 12 years, and most of them had been

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Here's our business correspondent David Henderson.

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It is Scotland's largest animal welfare charity. The SS PCA has a

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network of centres like this, all funded through donations, but are

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the investments it holds true to its values? The charity owns shares in

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the oil giant Shell, a company which conducts experiments on animals, and

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that shareholding is substantial, worth more than ?600,000. Other

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charity campaigners have told us that that is a mistake. It is a

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stupid situation for them to get into. They are a very wealthy

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organisation with people who are there to deal with funds and

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investments, and they should have been ethically investing for

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decades. They have known about this for 12 years but don't seem to have

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done much about it. In recent years, Shell has been heavily involved in

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animal testing. The latest figures, for 2015, show that more than

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100,000 animals were experimented on, most of them fish, but some

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amphibians, rodents and rabbits. Shell say they are committed to

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eliminating animal testing where possible, but the number of animals

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involved has more than doubled in five years. Shell has also been

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fined for an oil leak in the North Sea which put birdlife at risk. So,

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why would the SSPCA want to hang onto the shares? Shell is an

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attractive income producer. Its return is around 6.5% per annum, it

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has extremely good cash flow, meaning its ability to continue to

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pay that dividend is it strangely strong. The SSPCA claims most of the

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shares it owns in Shell were donated by members of the public, but it

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also admits that it bought shares in the oil giant back in 2005.

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Charities like this campaign group says it is impossible to hold

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investments in line with their values. If we were given a share in

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Shell, it would not be consistent with our investment policy, so we

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would have to either politely turn that give down, or liquidate it and

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put it into a better place. In a statement, the SSPCA told us: The

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charity declined our request for an interview be told us and plans to

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review its investments in the coming weeks. David Henderson, Reporting

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Scotland. the Coatbridge schoolgirl

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Moira Anderson disappeared. Today in the Lanarkshire town

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there was a service to remember her. Our reporter Suzanne Allan

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has been speaking to For the first time, she has been

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talking about how the man suspected of killing her sister molested her

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too. An emotional reunion for Moira

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Anderson's sister, she lives in Australia and is home for today's

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anniversary. The service was short, simple, symbolic. Today was also a

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celebration of Moira's short-lived. Moira was happy-go-lucky, she had a

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job in the local dairy, she used to deliver milk, and at the end of the

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week she would get pocket money. Full of fun, a tomboy, she had to be

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outdoors. Moira left her grandmother's house to buy margarine

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from a local shop. She boarded a bus trip and by Alexander Gartshore, a

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man later convicted of abusing a young girl. Her family never saw

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Moira again. Our innocent childhood days were gone, absolutely, and my

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parents were overly protective, and I do believe the whole community,

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the parents changed after that, you know, they were very careful. There

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have been countless appeals and searches to find the 11-year-old.

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Three years ago, the Crown Office said, had he been alive, they would

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have charged Alexander Gartshore with her murder. Today Janet told me

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he had molested her beside his car. I felt quite secure, because it was

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daylight, nice area. And he told me to hold his dipstick, and and he

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went and an, and I ran, jotting down the registration number. This

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assault happened two years after Moira disappeared. It may have been

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six decades ago, but police haven't given up. In next few weeks, the

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search to this this canal just outside Coatbridge. Specialist teams

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in boats will use ground penetrating radar and sonar to try to find the

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body of Moira Anderson. The little girl who never came home.

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Passengers on a flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam have

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been evacuated after the plane's landing gear collapsed

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Andrew Black is in our Edinburgh studio and can tell us more.

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This was a normal scheduled flight from Amsterdam operated by Flybe,

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and the problems began when the plane decided to land at Schiphol

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airport, the landing gear failed, and it was all captured in some

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ready dramatic social media footage. You are now about to see images of

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what happened, as well as the pilots talking in the aftermath of the

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incident. Mayday, Mayday, broken landing gear. Roger, copy, Roger May

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Day. Mayday, evacuating from the cabin on

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the runway. The Fire Brigade is on the way. Footage there from the

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plane landing at Schiphol airport, everybody unharmed.

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The Director-General of the BBC says the corporation's

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new TV channel for Scotland is a "statement of intent".

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Tony Hall appeared before Holyrood's Culture Committee this

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morning, following the announcement that the new channel, which includes

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a nine o'clock news hour, will begin broadcasting next autumn.

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The 30 million we are talking about is, in crude terms, cash to spend on

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the channel. You know, if you look at the BBC for comparison, there are

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other things we lay into it, which are not for content. This is

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absolutely cash for content. And 60% of the output will be new

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commissions, which I think is a really very good start.

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But what of the rest of the news media,

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and the competition for readers, viewers and listeners?

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Newspaper print circulation figures today show fewer of us

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Here's our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser.

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All the news that is fit to print, but Scottish newspapers are not in

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that fit a condition, not in print at least. Among the four main city

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papers, sales of the Courier and the Press and Journal were down almost

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10%. Most are picking up some readers

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online, but one title that is bucking the trend on print sales, as

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well as online, is the Times. Rather than giving a copy away for nothing,

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we think people should pay for it, and that has been borne out in our

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figures, where we show year-on-year growth in additional subscriptions.

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You need that money to pay for the journalism, and if you get that

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revenue, that will be borne out in the quality of the product you

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produce, and year-on-year we are growing subscribers both digitally

:21:48.:21:51.

and in print. The internet has given the opportunity to set up new news

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ventures. This one looks to the opportunity to set up new news

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sponsorship and advertising, but as the BBC expands its journalism

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reach, it is tough going. The BBC website is the daddy of them all,

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but it has got what seems like endless resources, I am sure the BBC

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would argue otherwise, but it seems to be able to produce anything

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online, comprehensively macro, which is very difficult for the

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opposition. The big thing for us is that we have to make money, and the

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BBC doesn't. That is a huge issue for everybody in the industry. STV

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competes for viewers, but not for funding, and it is launching a

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channel as well, on screen in the next few months. It is very

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flattering, because it is a very similar pattern to that announced by

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STV. We are launching our own channel later on this year, we will

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have our own integrated news service, which will be at seven

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o'clock, a combination of Scottish, UK and international news, and we

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see a demand for that, and we see and also being met by what the BBC

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has announced. But the way that we get our news is changing, and

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rapidly, for young people. The idea get our news is changing, and

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of live, edited evening news is being replaced by news where you

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want it with the format and priority that you choose. Douglas Fraser,

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Reporting Scotland, at STV News. Two years ago, he was left out

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of Scotland's World Cup squad. Now he'll captain the team

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at Murrayfield for their Six Nations match

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against Wales on Saturday. John Barclay takes over

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from Greg Laidlaw who'll miss the rest of the

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tournament through in jury. As David Currie reports,

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the Scotland head coach says Barclay deserves credit for fighting

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his way back to the top. The Scottish sex, or rather lack of

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it, was big news yesterday. -- six. The man who will wear the number six

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jersey against Wales is the new Scotland captain. It is a huge

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honour for me, there is a group of guys who have been working together

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since he has been in charge, and before that, to make my job easier

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as captain. John Barclay breakthrough! It comes to him

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naturally, so he doesn't have to force and self as a captain, it

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comes naturally, he is respected by the players. We could call John

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Barclay Captain Scarlet, because he plays for the Scarlets in Wales, but

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comeback kid might be more appropriate. He won the first of his

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57 caps ten years ago against New Zealand but spend a couple of years

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in the international wilderness and was not chosen for the 2015 World

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Cup. Great for him to force his way back in, now he is going to run out

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as captain of the team against Wales, where he is playing his club

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rugby. What a bit of timing! The story of my comeback, or how ever

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you want to say it, is very much what I can provide now as captain,

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and as a player. There is news concerning the Scottish number 92,

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the scrum-half jersey will be sported by Price, who took over from

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Laidlaw in Paris. The Scots haven't been Wales in ten years. Whatever

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part Scotland's number six and number nine play on Saturday, a

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Scotland win will make headlines across Britain.

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Here are Shereen and Glenn with the details.

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How gay friendly is the army? One serving soldier tells us why the

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rainbow flag will be flying about Scottish barracks tomorrow.

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Methadone Mick and Fred Macauley in a culture clash over their home

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towns, we will explain why. And the killed yoga boys are on live.

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In the meantime, Chris has the weather.

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Amongst all that disruption from Storm Doris, a moment of calm, a

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walk to school in the snow, thank you very much indeed to all the

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Weather Watchers for sending in pictures. Doris is well and truly on

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the way out, moving quite apace, 100 mph, over Poland by midnight

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tonight. Behind it, cold conditions, icy conditions. A Met Office

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yellowed bee aware warning in force overnight and into tomorrow. This is

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how things look tonight, generally dry, clear conditions, cold

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conditions, temperatures in towns and cities around zero down to minus

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two, but minus it is possible in the coldest glens. Friday dawns rather

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chilly, icy in places, one or two showers around, but for many a dry

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and bright morning with some sunshine, but change is afoot.

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Through the afternoon, cloud bills, you can see the rain arrives. By

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mid-afternoon, for most of us, largely dry, but properly cloudier

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than the morning. Brighter skies towards the borders, the Lothians,

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Fife, Angus and Aberdeenshire, in the West, pretty wet with a

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strengthening southerly wind. Despite the sunnier skies across the

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far north, the Northern Isles and the north-east, quite chilly, 3-5 C.

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The rest of the afternoon and evening, rain falling as snow, then

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back to rain, a wet and breezy night. Certainly looking ahead to

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the weekend, wet and windy sums up Saturday fairly well, I'm afraid.

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But not only wet and windy, quite mild. Saturday gets off to a soggy

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start, but the afternoon hopefully try and brighter. But look at those

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temperatures, up to 12 Celsius. Sunday, another spell of rain

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working its way in from the Atlantic, drying up and brightening

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up across the north-west, but it will be turning colder. That is the

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forecast. I'll be back with the headlines

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at eight, and the late bulletin just

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after the ten o'clock news. Until then,

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from everyone on the team, right across the country,

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have a very good evening. Educating the mass of a population -

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that is a wonderful ideal. see how the life of the Scottish

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child has changed

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