02/03/2017 Reporting Scotland


02/03/2017

The latest news and weather from around Scotland presented by Sally Magnusson.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 02/03/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

"We won't take any powers from Scotland after Brexit",

:00:00.:00:07.

Prime Minister Theresa May tells us in an exclusive interview.

:00:08.:00:10.

One of the greats of Scottish football, Celtic and Scotland

:00:11.:00:13.

He was loved by fans for this goal and the Lisbon Lion 's victory in

:00:14.:00:30.

the European cup. His goal that day was one of the great iconic moments

:00:31.:00:34.

in Scottish football history. It is imprinted on the mind, not just

:00:35.:00:39.

because of its significance but the spectacular nature of the goal.

:00:40.:00:40.

A BBC investigation finds some hospitals are spending

:00:41.:00:43.

as little as 94p on each meal for patients.

:00:44.:00:45.

As the last council sets its budget, we'll have the details

:00:46.:00:49.

of whether the council tax will go up or be frozen in your area.

:00:50.:00:53.

And Aberdeen's chairman claims their proposals

:00:54.:00:55.

for a new stadium could prevent the city becoming a backwater.

:00:56.:00:58.

Fans and major figures from the world of football have been

:00:59.:01:22.

paying tribute to former Celtic defender and Lisbon Lion

:01:23.:01:25.

Tommy Gemmell, who has died at the age of 73.

:01:26.:01:27.

He scored one of the goals in Celtic's 2-1 victory in the 1967

:01:28.:01:30.

European Cup Final against Inter Milan.

:01:31.:01:33.

David Currie is at Celtic Park for us tonight.

:01:34.:01:45.

As night falls at Celtic Park, the mood is understandably sombre and

:01:46.:01:52.

reflective. People have been dropping by all day to remember one

:01:53.:01:57.

of the club's all-time greats. Tommy Gemmell was one of Scottish

:01:58.:02:03.

football's biggest personalities in the 1960s and 70s, a world-class

:02:04.:02:08.

player and, in 1967, a member of the first British team to win the

:02:09.:02:16.

European cup. 50 years on from Celtic's greatest triumph,

:02:17.:02:18.

supporters and fans of other teams remember one of the men who turned a

:02:19.:02:24.

footballing dream into reality. Tommy Gemmell scored Celtic's

:02:25.:02:30.

opening goal in their 2-1 win over Inter Milan in the European cup

:02:31.:02:36.

final in Lisbon. Nobody could see us winning the match. We had eight

:02:37.:02:41.

couldn't care less attitude and we played with the class and style that

:02:42.:02:44.

we played with throughout the season. As I say, we didn't have any

:02:45.:02:54.

pressure at all. Tommy Gemmell's goal that day was one of the great

:02:55.:02:58.

iconic moments in Scottish footballing history. It is imprinted

:02:59.:03:04.

on the mind, not just because of its significance but because of the

:03:05.:03:08.

spectacular nature of the goal. He had a long stride, covering the

:03:09.:03:11.

ground quickly, tremendous leg strength and a superb shot, and that

:03:12.:03:17.

all came distilled into that one single iconic moment. Wood at Celtic

:03:18.:03:23.

Park today, two of Tommy Gemmell's former team-mates shared memories of

:03:24.:03:29.

a friend and former Lisbon Lion. He was one of the best fullbacks in

:03:30.:03:32.

Europe at the time. Honestly. The most important thing for us was the

:03:33.:03:38.

dressing room, because he was so close to each of us. Tommy thought

:03:39.:03:45.

he was Danny Kaye. I know he looked like him, but he believed he was. He

:03:46.:03:52.

was an entertainer. As well as a career with Celtic, Tommy Gemmell

:03:53.:03:55.

played 18 times for Scotland, with mixed results. Oh that was uncalled

:03:56.:04:03.

for. Everybody feels sorry for him but at the time it's just a sort of

:04:04.:04:09.

thing, you can't stop yourself doing it. It's on the spur of the moment

:04:10.:04:12.

and that's it. Everyone is sorry after the fact. The undeniable fact

:04:13.:04:17.

is that Tommy Gemmell will be remembered mainly for his Celtic

:04:18.:04:25.

performances and as a Lisbon Lion. For us in this particular year, the

:04:26.:04:30.

50th anniversary, is so sad. Although we are mourning Tommy, I

:04:31.:04:36.

would hope we can celebrate as well, celebrate who Tommy was and what he

:04:37.:04:40.

did for this club and what that team did for Celtic.

:04:41.:04:49.

The Prime Minister has accused the SNP of playing politics

:04:50.:04:51.

with people's lives over the threat of a second independence referendum.

:04:52.:04:54.

Speaking exclusively to Reporting Scotland on the eve

:04:55.:04:55.

of her party's Scottish conference, Theresa May accused the Scottish

:04:56.:04:58.

government of having "tunnel vision" over independence.

:04:59.:04:59.

And she refused to drawn on whether the UK would block a referendum.

:05:00.:05:07.

Nicola Sturgeon has said that the Scottish Government has been met by

:05:08.:05:11.

a brick wall of Tory intransigence. To reason most folk the referendum.

:05:12.:05:18.

We now face a hard Brexit. Doesn't that mean that you, in choosing a

:05:19.:05:26.

hard Brexit, are potentially putting that bond that you care so

:05:27.:05:31.

passionately about under pressure? First of all, we haven't chosen a

:05:32.:05:35.

hard Brexit. We want a Brexit that is going to be right for the UK,

:05:36.:05:40.

which means being right for all parts of the UK, so I don't talk

:05:41.:05:43.

about terms like hard or soft Brexit. I want the right deal that's

:05:44.:05:48.

going to work for us, the deal about a really good trade agreement with

:05:49.:05:53.

the EU. I think that works for the EU and the United Kingdom. That will

:05:54.:05:58.

be a good trade agreement that works for the whole UK, and crucially one

:05:59.:06:01.

which works for Scotland as well. That no special deal for Scotland.

:06:02.:06:09.

We are working very closely with the Scottish Government, talking to them

:06:10.:06:12.

about the issues that particularly affect Scotland, but I want to

:06:13.:06:17.

ensure that the deal that we get, the arrangements that we have, the

:06:18.:06:21.

partnership we have with the EU when we leave is one that is good for

:06:22.:06:24.

Scotland, is also good for the other constituent parts for the UK and

:06:25.:06:32.

good for the UK as a whole. Scotland wants to remain part of the single

:06:33.:06:37.

market. You have ruled this out. In the talks before triggering Brexit

:06:38.:06:40.

with the devolved nations, you and other ministers used words like

:06:41.:06:44.

involved, consult, engage. The Scottish Government argues you have

:06:45.:06:49.

done nothing of the sort, that you haven't even issued, you haven't

:06:50.:06:52.

taken cognizance of their views. There is a 60 page document of their

:06:53.:06:57.

proposals of which they would claim they have heard nothing. What is

:06:58.:07:02.

your response? We are looking seriously at the planned the SNP

:07:03.:07:06.

government put forward. We are working with them on those plans.

:07:07.:07:09.

The issues that they have raised that we have taken on board. But,

:07:10.:07:15.

when we look at what we want to do in the future, in terms of the UK

:07:16.:07:20.

and its access to the single market and the European Union, I want a

:07:21.:07:24.

comprehensive free trade deal. I want to be able to see the best

:07:25.:07:27.

possible trading arrangement with the European Union. From Scotland's

:07:28.:07:33.

point of view, the single market that matters most in terms of trade

:07:34.:07:38.

for Scotland is the single market of the United Kingdom. In recent days,

:07:39.:07:42.

Sir John Major and Tony Blair have both warned that this hard Brexit

:07:43.:07:48.

makes a second Scottish independence referendum more likely. I am sure

:07:49.:07:52.

you have heard that Nicola Sturgeon describes it as all but inevitable.

:07:53.:07:56.

The question isn't whether they could be a referendum but whether

:07:57.:08:01.

they should be. I think in 2014 the people of Scotland voted to stay

:08:02.:08:05.

within the UK. It was described by the SNP as a once in a generation

:08:06.:08:09.

vote that took place at that time. I don't think people want a referendum

:08:10.:08:15.

today. To me, politics isn't a game. It's about people's lives. It's

:08:16.:08:20.

about delivering for people on the issues that matter to them on a

:08:21.:08:24.

day-to-day basis. I can't help but feel that SNP has tunnel vision

:08:25.:08:28.

about independence. I think people want the SNP government to get on

:08:29.:08:33.

with dealing the issues they want to see addressed day-to-day, the state

:08:34.:08:37.

of the economy, reforming schools. Education used to be such a great

:08:38.:08:46.

flagship for Scotland, but sadly in recent years we've seen that

:08:47.:08:48.

deteriorating. These are the issues that matter to people day-to-day.

:08:49.:08:52.

They don't want a referendum. They want the SNP government to get on

:08:53.:08:58.

with the day job. We know what the SNP government thinks, and they are

:08:59.:09:01.

saying a second independence referendum is all but inevitable.

:09:02.:09:05.

You have the power to grant that or not. If they ask for it, if there is

:09:06.:09:09.

a vote in the Scottish parliament and they say, we demand a second

:09:10.:09:17.

independence rapper Rendon, will you give permission? -- independence

:09:18.:09:21.

referendum. I think the SNP needs to move away from the tunnel vision of

:09:22.:09:25.

independence and focus on the issues that matter on a day-to-day basis.

:09:26.:09:30.

You are saying that the Scottish Government has tunnel vision and is

:09:31.:09:34.

playing games. You have the power to stop that by saying, you may want a

:09:35.:09:38.

second but it isn't going to happen, focus on running Scotland. You have

:09:39.:09:45.

the power to do that. Are you saying you are not going to do that? That

:09:46.:09:53.

is a hypothetical question. At the moment, I think people in Scotland

:09:54.:09:56.

are clear they don't want a referendum. I think the SNP is

:09:57.:10:02.

exhibiting tunnel vision. I think people want an SNP government

:10:03.:10:07.

getting on with the day job. So why was your clarion call, looking ahead

:10:08.:10:11.

to the local council elections that, if you vote for the Conservative

:10:12.:10:16.

Party, you are voting against a second Scottish independence

:10:17.:10:19.

referendum? That is not a positive message. In that case, you are

:10:20.:10:25.

playing the same game. No, we are saying something simple that I think

:10:26.:10:29.

is resonating with people, which is that actually I think people want to

:10:30.:10:34.

see people elected, as councillors, as MSPs, who are focusing on the

:10:35.:10:39.

issues that matter to them, and the message of the Conservative Party is

:10:40.:10:43.

that we will focus on those issues day-to-day. Do you believe the SNP

:10:44.:10:48.

government has a mandate to call a second independence referendum?

:10:49.:10:54.

Obviously, significant powers have been devolved to Scotland. The SNP

:10:55.:10:57.

government have the opportunity to use those powers to improve the

:10:58.:11:01.

day-to-day life of people in Scotland. In recent days, there has

:11:02.:11:07.

been talk of power is being taken the Scottish Government post Brexit.

:11:08.:11:14.

Can you clarify? I am clear, we are not going to take powers away. Will

:11:15.:11:21.

they receive more powers? We need to look at those powers that currently

:11:22.:11:25.

reside in Brussels, when they come back, when the UK leaves the EU, how

:11:26.:11:29.

should we deal with them? In some areas, we will need to ensure there

:11:30.:11:33.

is a UK treatment -- UK framework to make sure that the single market of

:11:34.:11:38.

the UK that matters for Scotland is working properly. What we are

:11:39.:11:42.

talking to all of the devolved administrations about is, when we do

:11:43.:11:47.

that, when we bring powers back from Brussels, what should stay at a UK

:11:48.:11:51.

level and what should be further devolved to the devolved

:11:52.:11:55.

administrations. So no powers that are currently there will be taken

:11:56.:12:00.

away. But more could come. But more could come. Thank you.

:12:01.:12:02.

Our political editor, Brian Taylor, joins me now from Holyrood.

:12:03.:12:05.

The Scottish Government had some hard-hitting words of its own this

:12:06.:12:16.

evening. You won't be surprised to know that the First Minister takes a

:12:17.:12:20.

different view of events. First of all saying that the Conservatives UK

:12:21.:12:26.

Government have no mandate to govern Scotland had no mandate to take

:12:27.:12:30.

Scotland out of the EU and the single market against the professed

:12:31.:12:33.

will of the Scottish people but, as you mentioned, that argument that,

:12:34.:12:39.

in the discussions that have taken place over Scotland's contribution

:12:40.:12:42.

and role in Brexit, the impact upon but, Nicola Sturgeon argues that she

:12:43.:12:48.

has offered consensus and compromise and has been met by a brick wall of

:12:49.:12:53.

Tory intransigence. It might suit both governments to maintain

:12:54.:12:57.

discussions at some level and in some fashion for a wee while. It

:12:58.:13:00.

might suit the UK Government as they seek to find some way, anyway of

:13:01.:13:05.

pre-empting a second independence referendum, and it might suit Nicola

:13:06.:13:10.

Sturgeon as she seeks to demonstrate to the people of Scotland that she

:13:11.:13:13.

has sought every avenue, pursued every potential by way within the

:13:14.:13:21.

ambit of the UK short of moving instantly to that referendum. Do I

:13:22.:13:25.

think there is likely to be a referendum on independence? Yes.

:13:26.:13:27.

You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.

:13:28.:13:28.

In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Theresa May tells

:13:29.:13:33.

us her government won't take any powers from Scotland after Brexit.

:13:34.:13:35.

Aberdeen's chairman claims their proposals

:13:36.:13:41.

for a new stadium could prevent the city becoming a backwater.

:13:42.:13:45.

BBC Scotland has found that hospitals are spending as little

:13:46.:13:55.

as 94p on each meal served to patients.

:13:56.:13:57.

It's understood that several hospitals are importing products

:13:58.:13:59.

like chicken and carrots - which could be produced

:14:00.:14:02.

It follows another investigation, which discovered that chicken

:14:03.:14:07.

from Thailand and raspberries from Serbia are going

:14:08.:14:10.

Our correspondent Lucy Adams has this exclusive report.

:14:11.:14:22.

In this hospital in Shetland, almost all the food is local. And almost ?7

:14:23.:14:29.

per day is spent on making meals mouthwatering. The patients seem to

:14:30.:14:36.

appreciate it. The food is wonderful. I had something the other

:14:37.:14:41.

day that was baked fish, and you would have gone into a restaurant

:14:42.:14:46.

and paid good money and been happy. But the BBC has found that some

:14:47.:14:49.

hospitals are spending just 94p per meal, and there is huge variation

:14:50.:14:58.

across the country. NHS Shetland is spending almost ?7 per patient per

:14:59.:15:05.

day, but Ayrshire and Arran spends just ?3 20. NHS borders spends ?3

:15:06.:15:12.

18. We took one expert some of the food currently being imported. Lumps

:15:13.:15:16.

of material which are covered in a breadcrumb and inside is this kind

:15:17.:15:23.

of shreds of presumably chicken. He says spending a little more on meals

:15:24.:15:26.

could make a big difference to patients. There has to be a lower

:15:27.:15:31.

limit. Nobody wants to spend over the odds for anything but, if you

:15:32.:15:35.

start cutting costs below a certain level, you are going to jeopardise

:15:36.:15:44.

quality, and that quality can be measured in a variety of ways, so

:15:45.:15:48.

food and milk quality is affected in taste, appearance, texture. We found

:15:49.:15:53.

that 12 out of 14 health boards are importing chicken from Thailand and

:15:54.:16:00.

carrots from Belgium. Food which could be produced here in Scotland.

:16:01.:16:04.

The Scottish Government says it is working with health boards to ensure

:16:05.:16:11.

direct requirements are met. What we have is a set of very rigorous

:16:12.:16:14.

nutritional guidelines that we expect all boards to adhere to. They

:16:15.:16:20.

were refreshed this time last year. We expect all boards to take

:16:21.:16:24.

responsibility for ensuring that food is nutritionally as good as it

:16:25.:16:30.

can be. This woman says that food she received in hospital but that --

:16:31.:16:35.

the care she received in hospital was brilliant but the quality of

:16:36.:16:40.

food and the amount she received slowed her recovery. I kept fainting

:16:41.:16:45.

and they couldn't work out why. After three or four days, I realised

:16:46.:16:49.

it was because I was hungry. My husband started bringing me in

:16:50.:16:52.

boiled eggs in the morning on his way to work and within three days I

:16:53.:16:56.

was stronger and better and getting up. I think I was on hospital a lot

:16:57.:17:02.

longer than I needed to be because I couldn't get the right food. I

:17:03.:17:06.

wasn't getting enough food. A number of patients got in touch to say how

:17:07.:17:10.

highly they waited the boot in hospitals across Scotland but, for

:17:11.:17:15.

some, the journey there food takes and the quality of it when it

:17:16.:17:17.

arrives remained a problem. A report into the death

:17:18.:17:22.

of a fisherman from Newton Stewart has concluded that he might have

:17:23.:17:24.

survived if he'd been been 31-year-old Scott Rennie never

:17:25.:17:27.

recovered consciousness, after spending ten minutes

:17:28.:17:30.

in the water when he fell overboard from the Kirkcudbright-based scallop

:17:31.:17:36.

dredger King Challenger. Its owners have since issued

:17:37.:17:40.

new safety guidance to crews. South Ayrshire Council has become

:17:41.:17:46.

the last of Scotland's 32 councils Like most others, it will raise

:17:47.:17:48.

the basic rate by 3%. But a third of councils have opted

:17:49.:17:52.

to forego some of the rise or not to put up council tax

:17:53.:17:56.

at all for most people. Our local government

:17:57.:18:00.

correspondent, Jamie McIvor, As well as you say, Sally, all 32

:18:01.:18:18.

councils have now set the council tax for the coming here and here in

:18:19.:18:23.

South Ayrshire, it'll be a 3% rise in the basic bill. But now all 32

:18:24.:18:28.

councils have named their figures for the Cogne year, how are things

:18:29.:18:32.

looking nationally. Well 21 council also put up the basic council tax by

:18:33.:18:39.

3%, that's the most they are allowed to put it up by, by the Scottish

:18:40.:18:43.

Government. A further three councils have gone for a rise of less than 3%

:18:44.:18:47.

and eight council, all run by Labour, have gone for voluntary

:18:48.:18:50.

local freezes on the basic rate of council tax, even though that adds

:18:51.:18:54.

to the pressure on what are already very tight finances. It's worth me

:18:55.:18:58.

making the point, though, that roughly one-quarter of us, no matter

:18:59.:19:03.

where we live in Scotland are facing much more significant increases,

:19:04.:19:06.

because of changes to the way council tax is calculated but

:19:07.:19:09.

certainly that is the situation as far as it looks across the country

:19:10.:19:15.

as a whole. But it is certainly interesting politically, that so

:19:16.:19:18.

many Labour councils have gone for voluntary local freezes. Let's hear

:19:19.:19:22.

what was said at first ministers' questions today. For ten years the

:19:23.:19:26.

SNP have said that the council tax is unfair. The question isn't why

:19:27.:19:29.

Labour councils are freezing it, it is why the SNP haven't scrapped it?

:19:30.:19:34.

For ten years we have had Labour councils, we have had Labour MSPs in

:19:35.:19:39.

this chamber saying - end the council tax freeze. So as soon as we

:19:40.:19:44.

end the council tax freeze, what do we have? We have Labour leaders in

:19:45.:19:48.

councils like Inverclyde saying they are going to become the

:19:49.:19:53.

longest-serving ever councils to freeze it. Labour doesn't know what

:19:54.:19:57.

it is doing from one day of the week to the next. Now councils could

:19:58.:20:04.

argue a freeze demonstrates efficiency or helps family budgets

:20:05.:20:08.

but the elephant in the room is that there is council elections in two

:20:09.:20:13.

months' time so the big question is how might a freeze or rise play with

:20:14.:20:17.

the voters? Jamie thank you very much.

:20:18.:20:20.

Aberdeen City Council is thinking about running its own bus company.

:20:21.:20:24.

The authority's Labour-run administration says bus operators

:20:25.:20:26.

have reneged on running services to certain communities

:20:27.:20:28.

The main operator in the city, First Aberdeen, said

:20:29.:20:33.

Council officials have been asked to prepare

:20:34.:20:45.

The chairman of Aberdeen football club says their proposed

:20:46.:20:47.

?50 million new stadium complex could help prevent the city

:20:48.:20:50.

becoming a "backwater", after the recent decline

:20:51.:20:51.

Stewart Milne wants to move the club away from Pittodrie,

:20:52.:20:58.

to a new site just outside the city at Kingsford.

:20:59.:21:00.

But, as Kheredine Idessane reports, there's opposition to the plan.

:21:01.:21:06.

Hello. You can show me the way. Maybe I can try and sell you a

:21:07.:21:14.

house. A home fixture for the Aberdeen Chairman, inviting us on to

:21:15.:21:19.

his own property to this patch of land outside the city where he

:21:20.:21:23.

his own property to this patch of wanted to lay foundations for the

:21:24.:21:25.

future, a ?50 million stadium and training complex, ready for the

:21:26.:21:29.

start of the 2020 football season, the third time he's tried to move

:21:30.:21:37.

from Pittodrie. It will be setting up the Football Club hopefully for

:21:38.:21:43.

the next half century at least. That can play a major deal in how

:21:44.:21:50.

Aberdeen as a city is out there in the wider world. That we are a city

:21:51.:21:55.

determined to go places. We want to build on the reputation we've got

:21:56.:22:04.

and as the North Sea oil starts to fall off, end up being a backwater.

:22:05.:22:10.

Not everyone agrees and one group is actively campaigning against the

:22:11.:22:13.

proposalsful The city has a regeneration plan and that is

:22:14.:22:18.

designed to keep the city vibrant. I don't see how removing hundreds of

:22:19.:22:22.

thousands of fans over the year is going to support that, it's going to

:22:23.:22:26.

be completely the opposite to the regeneration plan that's in place.

:22:27.:22:32.

Leafletting the locals in the area has highlighted other objection,

:22:33.:22:35.

including the road in. There's gaps in it all over the place. There's no

:22:36.:22:42.

central barrier. It's a road waiting for an accident to happen. It might

:22:43.:22:48.

actually bring some more wealth into this area It's really bad as it is

:22:49.:22:52.

just now with the bypass going on, the queues for traffic and stuff

:22:53.:22:55.

like that. I definitely think it is bad. This famous old stadium hosted

:22:56.:23:04.

the has yob years for Aberdeen when Sir

:23:05.:23:08.

A ex-Ferguson's side were not just winners in Scotland but in Europe,

:23:09.:23:15.

too. The referee in this one is Aberdeen City Council who will

:23:16.:23:18.

decide in the summer if the big move can go ahead.

:23:19.:23:21.

Timeline is on at 7.30pm over on BBC Two Scotland

:23:22.:23:23.

with Glenn Campbell and Laura MacIver.

:23:24.:23:30.

Onp tonight's show: We'll hear from Sarah Brown about how much more

:23:31.:23:36.

needs to be done to help babies born prematurely. The comedian Jop brand

:23:37.:23:42.

talks to us about Red Nose Day, mental health and her dad's struggle

:23:43.:23:45.

with depression. I was frightened of him. It is quite a weird thing being

:23:46.:23:49.

with depression. I was frightened of frightened of your own dad T took

:23:50.:23:55.

him years to seek help. Remember the kited yoga boys from last week's

:23:56.:24:00.

show. It sparked an excellent parody which we will look at. And we've

:24:01.:24:11.

asked the locals in Cumbernauld what guests will do while in town.

:24:12.:24:18.

Now the weather. Well a mixture of sunshine and showers. Tonight

:24:19.:24:22.

thikser cloud continues to spill in to the south, followed by some

:24:23.:24:25.

outbreaks of rain. Some perhaps fringing in towards the central belt

:24:26.:24:29.

during the early hours and as it meets relatively cold air it will

:24:30.:24:34.

fall as snow over the hills and high ground. Further north tonight,

:24:35.:24:37.

largely dry. The showers becoming fewer and further between. A fairly

:24:38.:24:41.

widespread frost developing under clear skies with light winds.

:24:42.:24:45.

Perhaps some icy stretches across the north and lows tonight of around

:24:46.:24:50.

main us-3 for inland areas. So tomorrow undas with a fair amount of

:24:51.:24:56.

cloud and outbreaks of rain across southern and central areas,

:24:57.:24:59.

especially. The best of the sunshine tomorrow will be further north.

:25:00.:25:02.

Taking a closer look tomorrow afternoon, across southern and

:25:03.:25:05.

central areas, becoming largely dry. Perhaps just one or two showers and

:25:06.:25:11.

some bright spells. East or north-easterly winds picking up

:25:12.:25:15.

tomorrow afternoon, making for really a chilly feel. As I was

:25:16.:25:19.

saying the best of theshine tomorrow afternoon across the Western Isles,

:25:20.:25:24.

Skye the north-west high land, towards Inverness and Moray coast

:25:25.:25:28.

and Northern Isles, with one or two showers and highs of around 8.

:25:29.:25:32.

Tomorrow evening, again cloud will thicken across the south which will

:25:33.:25:37.

be followed by outbreaks of rain tomorrow night gradually tracking

:25:38.:25:38.

be followed by outbreaks of rain its way further north. By Saturday,

:25:39.:25:42.

we firmly have low pressure in charge. Cloudy with outbreaks of

:25:43.:25:45.

we firmly have low pressure in rain for most of us. That rain

:25:46.:25:49.

continues to track its way northwards during the course of the

:25:50.:25:53.

day of the the best of any dry, bright weather will be along perhaps

:25:54.:25:57.

the north coast and Northern Isles. Again east or north-easterly winds

:25:58.:26:00.

will be fairly brisk at times making for really quite a cold feel. As we

:26:01.:26:04.

look ahead to Sunday, an improvement for some of us. Fairly cloudy

:26:05.:26:09.

conditions, just some showers along western coastal areas. The best of

:26:10.:26:13.

the brightness and sunshine will be in the east. That's the forecast.

:26:14.:26:17.

Now, a reminder of tonight's main news:

:26:18.:26:19.

The Prime Minister has accused the SNP of playing politics with

:26:20.:26:23.

people's lives over the threat of a second independence referendum

:26:24.:26:25.

but she refused to be drawn on whether the UK

:26:26.:26:27.

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said the Scottish Government has

:26:28.:26:31.

been met by "a brick wall of Tory intransigence".

:26:32.:26:35.

I'll be back with the headlines at 8.00pm and the late bulletin just

:26:36.:26:40.

Until then, from everyone on the team right across the country,

:26:41.:26:44.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS