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and on BBC One we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Two former Rangers managers give evidence in the trial

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Hopes that drug-driving limits and new roadside

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Carries the sadness of simply not making evening wear my dad was out

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for his evening and was There's a big weekend of sport ahead

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- we'll preview the cup semi-final The going is good for Scottish

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racing on the EV of the Scottish Grand National.

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And find out why this woman is dragging a 30-kilogram rock

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The trial of the former owner of Rangers, Craig Whyte,

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has been hearing evidence from two of the club's former managers.

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Walter Smith and Ally McCoist told the High Court in Glasgow

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about the first time they met Mr Whyte, shortly before he took

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He's accused of acquiring Rangers by fraud.

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Craig Whyte, arriving at High Court in Glasgow for a trial which will

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focus on his takeover of Rangers six years ago. He faces two chargers,

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accused of fraud by pretending he had the funds available to buy the

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Ibrox club, and he is alleged to have breached the companies act. The

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first witness in the trial, one of Scottish football's best-known

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figures, former Rangers manager Walter Smith. As he celebrated

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winning the league in May 2011, his reign at Ibrox was ending, just as

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Craig Whyte acquired control of the club. But today in court, he

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admitted that the Rangers finances were in a perilous state when club

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was sold, with an overdraft of ?18 million and a lack of money for the

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playing squad. Defence counsel Donald Findlay asked Walter Smith,

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did you know by 2011 if the bank had had enough of bankrolling Rangers?

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Mr Smith said, yes, we had had an indication of that before 2011, with

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difficult cuts being made at Rangers to make the club more viable. Donald

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Findlay asked him, it must have been very distressing to see the club in

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a state like that. Yes, Mr Smith replied, it was, but we were trying

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our best to handle the situation while it was there. Today's other

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witness, former Rangers star Ally McCoist, who took over the manager's

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role at Ibrox when Walter Smith stepped down. In the witness box, he

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talked of his difficulty in getting the funds he needed to boost his

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squad of players. He claimed offers being made by the club to sign

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players were not realistic. The prosecutor, Alex Prentice, asked

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Ally McCoist about the level of investment in the playing squad

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Ally McCoist about the level of after Craig Whyte took charge at

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Rangers. Ally McCoist replied, we got some players, just not players

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that would have kept us at the same standard as we had. But Ally McCoist

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acknowledged that new players were signed after Craig Whyte took over

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at Ibrox, with Donald Findlay putting to him that more was being

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spent on his squad than when Walter Smith had been in charge. Craig

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Whyte denies both charges against him and his trial will continue on

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Monday. Drug-driving limits and roadside

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testing are to be introduced It follows moves by

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the Scottish Government to cut Our correspondent

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Lucy Adams reports. The footage is genuine, shot by a

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member of the public. It shows how erratic some motorists are prepared

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to be. The driver, impaired by alcohol and drugs, was later jailed.

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Hendry Robertson runs a guest house in Inverness. His father died after

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being hit by a car whose striver had taken cannabis, LSD and methadone.

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My dad lived on a farm just outside Forfar. Every day in life, he would

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go for a walk. He was out for his evening walk, as he had always been

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doing. And he was struck by a car, driven by someone who was under the

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influence of drugs. Kenneth Robertson was 92 at the time. He

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died in hospital two weeks later. The driver was sent to prison for

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eight years. It is long overdue that this facility should be in place,

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and people should be tested if they are thought to be using drugs whilst

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driving. It is suspected your committed an offence. Most people

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don't know what the current impairment test involves, or how

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long it takes. I volunteered to allow specially trained officers to

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show us. The first test, I am going to examine the size of your pupils.

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Currently, officers can stop drivers when they have reasonable cause.

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It's already illegal to drive while impaired by drugs in Scotland but

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the current test takes around 15 minutes and it means being taken

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back to a police station if you are suspected of having taken drugs.

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Then, there is a blood test that follows. In future, the idea would

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be to do an instant roadside test by your car. Scotland is following

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changes in England and Wales, where officers now use a saliva test which

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detects cannabis and cocaine. They caught 8000 people in the first 12

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months of using the test. Police Scotland welcomed the move and

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warned people to avoid any thing which impairs their driving. This is

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not just about illicit drugs but about all drugs. A drug is anything

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that can impair your ability to drive, so people need to be mindful

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that it is not just heroin and cocaine but also your prescribed

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antidepressants. You have to be careful to follow the guidance from

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your doctor, or on the medication. Road safety campaigners say the test

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could have been introduced sooner, but ministers say Scotland will soon

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be ahead of the rest of the UK. There are some drugs where will be a

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zero tolerance approach, if you have the drug in your system you will be

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committing offence while driving. For others it will be a specified

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amount in the same way in which it is for alcohol. We will engage with

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a range of stakeholders around what the limits should be. Nesters will

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set out exactly which drugs will be the limits should be. Nesters will

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limited and how in the next few months.

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The SNP have launched their local government election manifesto,

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saying they'll protect services from Conservative cuts.

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With a general election just a month after the council poll,

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the party leader Nicola Sturgeon insisted the local government

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campaign was not about independence, but about local services.

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Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr was at the launch.

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Cute babies, adorable dogs, jokes with journalists. There is certainly

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an election in the air. Not just one, but two, as politicians embrace

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voters. Launching the SNP's local election campaign at a community

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arts centre in Edinburgh, the party leader insisted this wasn't about

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national politics. The local government elections are not about

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independence. There was a mandate for Scottish independence in the

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local government elections last year. The local government elections

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are about local services and there is an important message for anybody

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who might be thinking about voting for other reasons, that we have got

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to take care not to allow local services to slip into the hands of

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the Conservatives. With the manifesto they have published their

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pledges full council candidates, closely tied in with the SNP

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government's priorities. They want a transformation in nursery provision,

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a doubling by 2020 of free childcare, they want more powers and

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resources sent directly to schools, and cash for communities, devolving

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1% of council spending for citizens projects. Although the SNP warning

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is about the Conservatives, the biggest battle is with Labour, as

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is about the Conservatives, the they try to end decades of rule in

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Glasgow. The mood is positive. The Westminster election of 2015

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delivered a record number of MPs to Westminster from the SNP. 2016, we

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were the party of devolution, 1 million votes the first time ever

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achieved in Scotland. The people are with us and if they all vote on May

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the 4th, they will deliver another record result. Campaigning is well

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underway. Two dates for the diaries. Not just the 4th of May for the

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local government election but Not just the 4th of May for the

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perhaps more importantly, June the 8th, the general election.

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One of the key roles that councils play is the delivery of home

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But with tight budgets, staff shortages and an ageing

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population it's becoming increasingly difficult

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For the elderly, for the vulnerable, it is basic yet vital support. And

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for the carers who provide it, difficult choices are increasingly

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part of the routine. It takes 45 minutes to cook a meal. You have to

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preheat the oven. You are only allocated 15 minutes. They have also

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soiled themselves. You have to make the decision, do I take them to the

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toilet, or do they just have toast for dinner? Last year, 60,000 people

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in Scotland received home visits from a carer. The majority work for

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independent care companies, contracted by local authorities.

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Budgets are tight and only a handful of councils avoid a time-based

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approach. Appointments are often as short as 15 minutes, with penalties

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for staying too long. Patients can ask for more time, but often, say

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these carers, that depends on having family to fight for it. It is

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heartbreaking, having to say, I don't have the time. Because they

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think it is you that is not willing to spend that time with them, so you

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walk away feeling sad. You come home at night, deflated, feeling you have

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not done enough. Yes, definitely. There is nothing you can do about

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it. With councils playing a key role in the delivery of care, could the

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it. With councils playing a key role upcoming local elections make a

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difference? Social care features prominently in all the party

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manifestos, and there are recurring themes, better pay and more support

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for carers, and a consensus that where possible, people are best

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treated at home. The Scottish Government are reviewing national

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care standards, and point to an increase in the number of services

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providing good quality care. But the problem, according to some in

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independent care, they argue the system needs to be changed. The

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local elections offer a chance to look again at how we buy and

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commission care. Moving from time and tasked to a relationship -based

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model would help individuals working in the care sector, but most

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importantly it would help give the dignified quality of care that we

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all of us want for our older citizens. With an ageing population,

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the demand for social care is set to rise. Priorities, and how to pay for

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them, are questions that will endure.

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200 jobs are set to be created in the West Highlands

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after a contract was signed this morning to build parts for floating

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The dry dock there was last used to work on the Skye Bridge

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In the 1970s the yard, which was built to construct

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North Sea oil platforms, employed more than 3000 people.

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You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.

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The trial of former Rangers owner Craig Whyte hears evidence

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from the club's ex-managers Walter Smith and Ally McCoist

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The woman who's dragging a heavy stone 1300 miles to promote

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Last night we previewed tomorrow's Scottish Cup semifinal

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On Sunday, the Rangers manager, Pedro Caixinha, takes charge

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of his first match against Celtic, when the Glasgow giants meet

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Since Caixinha took over last month, his side haven't lost.

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But Sunday at Hampden looks to be his toughest test yet.

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Here's our senior football reporter, Chris McLaughlin.

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He is the suave looking Portuguese son of able fighter, fiercely proud

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of his past, and by the looks of things, bursting with passion for

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the present and the future. For now, the plan is winning with Rangers.

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Just ask a man who was interviewed recently with the prospect of

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joining the team. Him and his backroom team are very passionate

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and you can see that. Then the third goal went in at Aberdeen, he was on

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his knees, Portuguese style. We saw that with Mourinho many years ago.

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You look at the characteristics. It is about keeping it in check and

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getting the message across to the players on the day because the

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intensity and the atmosphere can be daunting. He was in the stands the

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last time the sides met. This was Clint Hill burning Rangers A1-one

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draw in the league last month. So Clint Hill burning Rangers A1-one

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the fans. What pressure on the new man on Sunday? My view on new

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the fans. What pressure on the new managers is give them time. He has

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tend the season. He does not have to beat Celtic in this game. He seems

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brave. I think he will handle it well. Hopefully a win for Rangers,

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but a draw would be good for me. At the Celtic training base, you detect

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an air of quiet confidence. But on the subject of the new manager, he

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offered to show his Celtic counterpart his team the Sunday

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People to reciprocate. So? Are you tempted? Listen, if that is how

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Pedro does it, fine. Let's see if he is right. He has made a good start,

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good results, more direct in their game. But like I say, there is no

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right or wrong way. You set up your team to get a result. And whoever

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gets that result on Sunday will take not only the all-important bragging

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rights, but more importantly a place in the Scottish cup final.

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Meanwhile, Rangers say they're "shocked and saddened" at the death

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of their former player Ugo Ehiogu at the age of 44.

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He suffered a heart attack yesterday at Tottenham's training ground,

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Ehiogu played for Rangers ten years ago and is often remembered

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for this winning goal against Celtic in an Old Firm match.

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Staying with sport, it's a big weekend in the racing calendar.

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The Scottish Grand National festival at Ayr is under way,

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and our sport reporter David Currie joins us from the course now.

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Plenty to attract the punters, David.

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Yes, a beautiful sunny evening here in Ayr, organisers will be hoping

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for similar conditions tomorrow for the Scottish Grand National itself,

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the big race, and it takes place as Scottish racing is enjoying a bit of

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a boom. The going at Ayr today, in racing

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speak, good to soft. The current state of racing in Scotland -

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perhaps simply good. According to Scottish Racing, the umbrella body

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that looks after the country's five courses, the sport was worth about

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?200 million to the economy last year, attracting more than 300,000

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racegoers, a quarter of them from outwith Scotland. Scottish racing

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say that makes of the second most popular spectator sport in the

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country - after football. Or people go racing than watch rugby and

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Gough, which often surprises a lot of people. We are seeing about

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300,000 people going racing every year, and that is because you do not

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have to know anything about it to enjoy it, you can go with your

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family, with your girlfriends, it is pretty good fun. The on course

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family, with your girlfriends, it is bookmakers are cashing in. You

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family, with your girlfriends, it is been a bookmaker for a long time.

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Over 50 years. What is the state of racing just now? Scottish racing is

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very good, good crowds, the meetings are busy. The Scots trained winner

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of the Aintree Grand National isn't running in the big event here

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tomorrow but is putting in a personal appearance. It is different

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to the Aintree Grand National, which we were lucky enough to win, but the

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racing community and the Scottish people, this really does feel a very

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special festival. Early days, but what you think the impact of your

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win at Aintree will be on Scottish racing and its profile? It is only

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one race, I think, the impact of Scottish racing, Scottish racing

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needs successful trainers, on top of winning the Grand National. One race

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doesn't do it. There is not only big money to be won at Ayr. The best

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stress lady wins a trip to Venice. stress lady wins a trip to Venice.

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-- best dressed. Place your bets now!

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As I mentioned, Sally, One For Authur is not taking part in the big

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race tomorrow, but the man who rode into victory in the Aintree National

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is, the jockey will be on the only Scottish runner in the field, Seldom

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Inn. As for race date itself, I'm afraid it is a sell-out, so if you

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haven't got a ticket, bad luck. An artist from Wales is taking part

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in a 1300-mile round trip dragging a stone that weighs

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half her bodyweight. in the form of an ancient

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Pictish footprint stone, and she's encouraging people

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to stand on it Her journey comes as the island

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celebrates the 900th anniversary of its patron saint, St Magnus.

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Tomos Morgan reports. A 1300 mile journey from Scotland to

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Scandinavia carrying a 30 kilograms rock. Artist Beatrice Searle carved

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this inauguration stone after being inspired by Orkney's beauty, and she

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will be travelling with it as part of an artistic project to Norway in

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the year that the Scottish islands celebrate the 900 anniversary of the

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patron saint, St Magnus. For the Picts, stones like this were

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associated with kinship, so the king would stand on its to celebrate his

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connection with the land that he ruled. The stone was selected from a

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beach on Orkney, and its voyage has only just begun. We are seeing a

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huge mass migration, and being able to carry part of the beloved

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landscape takes on another kind of important resonance. As I do so, I

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will repeatedly stand and invite people that I encounter to stand in

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it and draw strength from their people that I encounter to stand in

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connection to it. Beatrice's journey will continue along the headland of

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the Orkney mainland, through the centre of island towards the

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capital, the seaside town of Kirkwall. Then she will travel

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across the North Sea by boat to Norway, and then the longest leg of

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the journey begins as she travels all the way from Oslo to Trondheim,

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following the historical pilgrim path. Norway chosen as part of this

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voyage as St Magnus's route. What do Orcadian is make of the stone?

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Anything we can do to St Magnus's history or story, the better. I feel

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a warmth coming up through the stone, it gives you a good feeling,

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yes. At the moment, clean and refreshing, very refreshed. The trip

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is being funded by arts grants and crowdfunding, and the stone will be

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laid to rest in a rural location on Orkney towards the end of summer at

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journey's end. It is difficult, tiring! More tiring than expected.

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One leg down, and there is still a fair distance to go, all in the name

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of art. Tomos Morgan, Reporting Scotland, Orkney.

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Let's see what we can expect from the weather this weekend.

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The weekend looks all right, but next week something quite wintry in

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the forecast, perhaps wintry showers to contend with. But let's get

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through Saturday and Sunday first. Lovely afternoon for many of us once

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through Saturday and Sunday first. the cold front cleared, sunshine,

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blue skies, lovely picture from one of our Weather Watchers taken

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earlier. Tonight, dry, fairly chilly compared with nights we have at this

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week, that Northwest breeze still feeding in showers across the far

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north and the Northern Isles. Temperatures in towns and cities,

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1-4. Zero or just below in the countryside. Tomorrow morning,

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plenty of sunshine to wake up to for most of us, a bit more cloud further

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north, and the Northwest breeze feeding in a rash of showers for

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northern parts of the mainland. Elsewhere, dry, but the cloud

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building through the day. Still dry, 10-12 Celsius, light winds from the

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Northwest. Further north, the wind is stronger, showers more frequent.

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And on the tops, it could be wintry. For Orkney and Shetland, the showers

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easing by this point, but still quite chilly, 4-5 in Lerwick. For

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the horse racing in Ayr, not bad at all, a sparkling start, cloud

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building through the day, remaining dry with winds from the Northwest,

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light to moderate. If you are hill walking or climbing, you can see no

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showers, likely to be falling as rain during the day. It will be cold

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on the tops, so with that wind, and temperatures below freezing, perhaps

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one or two showers making their way down towards parts of Highland

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Perthshire. Now, for the football on Saturday, dry, probably a little

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brighter than indicated there, and the winds light. Coverage across the

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BBC, television, radio and online. A lovely end to the day for many,

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still the showers in the north, quite a cold night. Then Sunday,

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high pressure still with us for most of the country, a low across the far

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north will bring wet and windy weather. For the far north of the

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mainland, probably late on Sunday, elsewhere dry, some brightness,

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temperatures probably up a notch on Saturday. And for the second

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football game this weekend, in the Scottish Cup semifinal, very similar

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conditions to Saturday, dry and cloudy. As we head through Sunday

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night into Monday, the low pressure clears, we open the floodgates to

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really bitter Arctic air, and that will introduce some fairly frequent

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wintry showers, almost anywhere across the country.

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That is the forecast, Sally. Snow!

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Now, a reminder of tonight's main news:

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The UK Government says no to cuts in foreign aid

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but stops short of promising to keep pensions rising as they do now.

:25:42.:25:44.

And the trial of former Rangers owner Craig Whyte hears evidence

:25:45.:25:47.

from ex-managers Walter Smith and Ally McCoist.

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I'll be back with the headlines at eight and the late bulletin

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Until then, from everyone on the team,

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right across the country, have a very good evening.

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