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The people of Barra mourn the teenager Eilidh MacLeod,


after it's confirmed that she was killed


It's at a time when you realise although we live in a remote area,


we are all affected by what goes on in this world.


We'll be live on Barra with the latest.


Scotland falls silent in tribute to the victims of Monday's bombing.


Police Scotland ask the public for patience with increased


security at big events - likely to lead to delays.


Right over the north of Scotland a lot of cloud...


The former TV weatherman, Fred Talbot, is convicted


of indecent assaults on teenage boys during camping trips in Scotland


And Celtic fans return to the scene of their greatest triumph,


50 years after the Lisbon Lions lifted the European Cup.


The family of the Barra teenager, Eilidh MacLeod, have


confirmed that she died in the Manchester terror attack.


The 14-year-old had been unaccounted for since Monday night's bombing.


Her friend Laura MacIntyre remains in hospital.


Our reporter Cameron Buttle is on Barra for us this evening.


This morning the people of Barra woke to the confirmation of the news


that they had been dreading, that young Eilidh McLeod had been killed


in the attack in Manchester. A statement from the family said,


words can't express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh. Today


this community is sharing their pain. Behind the closed doors of


church, the people of Barra observed a minute's silence. Outside as the


church bells rang out, the streets were quiet. At the other end of


town, the flags over the school flew at half-mast. Many here find


strength in the church. Whatever the congregation. People know each other


and know immediately who has been affected and not just the immediate


family, but in a larger area is not immediate. But the human emotions


and feelings are the same whether they're in Barra or Manchester.


Eilidh's family said she was full of fun and loved music. And she was


also an active member of the community, a piper in the band, a


popular young teenager who will be sorely missed. It's at a time when


you realise although we live in a remote affect, we are all affected


by what goes on in this world and hopefully one day it will all...


We'll all be at peace. Eilidh's family also made a point of


expressing their gratitude for the support and kind messages they have


received. Support that has come from far beyond the shores of Barra.


Today, we have also been hearing about a special service held here


last night. It was attended by around 300 people. We are told they


sat in silence for five minutes. Just reflecting and thinking of the


families and thinking of Laura McIntyre, who is still in hospital


in Manchester. Thank you very much. One-minute silences have been held


to honour the victims They were observed in towns


and cities across Scotland. At 11 o'clock, a pause on time.


Silence in honour of 22 lives lost on an innocent night out at a


concert. On Scotland's most northerly islands a moment to mark


the loss fell so deeply by their fellow island community of Barra.


From emergency workers at Glasgow's central station. To visitors to


Edinburgh's tourist attractions. And in Dundee's city square, people


stopped. Church of Scotland ministers and elders holding their


General Assembly and today with a visit from the Princess Royal, paid


tribute to the victims for the second time this week. United across


the country, they remembered. The minute's silence was also


observed at Holyrood, but First Minister's question time


went ahead as normal. Nicola Sturgeon said she shared


the UK government's anger, after information about the police


investigation into the Manchester Here's our political


correspondent, Glenn Campbell. At Holyrood quiet reflection on the


Manchester attack in which a Barra teenager was also killed. We will


all want to send our love and thoughts to her family and friends


at this dreadful time for them. Words of condolence echoed on all


sides during a question time session less combative than usual. It would


not be right to use today to indulge in a an election campaign. But


concerns were still raised by opposition leaders, who said


Parliament's work must go on. Political leaders talk about how we


can't let the terrorists change our way of life. We do that by holding


the Government to account. Then back to Manchester and the leak of


details of the investigation to the US media, which has led to the


suspension of normal intelligence sharing with America. It has been


said that UK officials have expressed anger at the actions of


the US intelligence service, does the First Minister share that


reaction? I do share the anger and disbelief of the UK Government that


we have seen very sensitive details from this ongoing live investigation


leaked to the media in America. That is completely unacceptable.


President Trump in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders, said


the leak was troubling and promised a review. He has to show he


understand how big a deal this and reassure us in the United Kingdom


that he is going to make sure that these leaks are found and don't


happen again. It is despicable what happened, whoever is responsible,


however high or low, needs to admit they made a misthabg. The First


Minister said she hoped police and security forces could get back to


normal intelligence sharing with America, because she said the


arrangements keep people safe at home and around the world.


With several large public events in Scotland in coming days,


the Police have put in place measures to tighten security.


Our Home Affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson reports.


In this building the police have established a multi-agency


co-ordination centre. They're here with other emergency services and


armed forces personnel and the idea is to keep the security situation


under review. One of the first considerations is a number of high


profile public events. And joining me is the assistant Chief Constable.


The first of these is the Lisbon Lions concert in Glasgow today? Yes


it is important to emphasise that while the UK remains at a threat


level of critical, there is no intelligence to suggested that the


event tonight or any other event is under threat of attack. However, we


are at critical and what we did over the last couple of days was review


the security arrangements for every events that will happen in the next


fortnight. Will we see armed officers at this and the Cup Final?


Yes that is one of the enhancements that we have taken. Again, people


for tonight and the Cup Final, they should come early. The venues will


be opening earlier than normal. Because as well as having additional


or conventional and armed officer, there will be a search regime. Thank


you. The message is one of reassurance and don't be alarmed if


you see police officers carrying firearms and also arrive at the


destination earlier to go through security checks.


The former ITV weatherman, Fred Talbot, has been convicted


of seven counts of indecent assault on teenage boys.


The assaults were carried out in the late '70s and early


'80s, when Talbot was a teacher in Manchester.


Lanark Sheriff Court heard that he preyed on the pupils,


while on school camping trips in Dumfries and Galloway and boating


Right over the north of Scotland... Fred Talbot made his name as a


weather man on ITV but he had a history of preying on pupils. When


employed as a biology teacher in Manchester, he took boys on camping


trips. To the Moffatt area and on boating trips to the Caledonian


canal. The courts heard accounts from several men who were aged just


15 to 17 at the time, who found themselves targeted by Talbot. The


jury convicted him on seven charges of indecent assault. Finding two


charges not proven. Talbot stared ahead as the verdicts were read out.


The Sheriff said she was ordering background reports. He said thank


you and dipped his head before he was led to the cells. Fred Talbot


abused his position. Boys were entrusted into his care. He arranged


trips to Scotland and it is clear he groomed the young boys, who have


actually stood up as men, decades later and told their stories. Talbot


was convicted two years ago in Manchester of indecent assault and


jailed for five years. During that investigation, Talbot was quizzed


about notes he made in his diary. Black something. My riting is


dreadful. That is your writing. No comment. Talbot has now been


returned to prison in England, where he is still serving his previous


term and will be back in Scotland in three weeks for sentence here.


MSPs have written to the Justice Secretary to say


they don't have confidence in the chair of the Scottish Police


In a report just published, Members of Holyrood's Justice


sub-committee on policing say they share very serious


concerns about the standards of governance at the SPA.


It follows weeks of parliamentary scrutiny of the watchdog that


oversees Police Scotland, after concerns about a lack


The SPA today agreed to hold board meetings in public wherever possible


and Mr Flanagan says that change will address the concerns


The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in favour


of an apology to gay people for its history of discrimination.


They have also been debating whether how same sex weddings


Andrew Anderson is at the General Assembly on the Mound


The issue continues to divide faiths and causes division within faiths


and that's certainly true within the Church of Scotland. They have


debated this six times now in the last ten years and here they were


today at the General Assembly in Edinburgh debating it once more. The


proposal before them, to allow gay marriages within the Kirk. It was a


lengthy and at times deeply theological discussion which really


comes down to whether the word of God is in favour or not of same-sex


relationships. Here is a flavour of the debate.


Once again we elevate the rights of man and leave the Bible aside. The


rights of God are being forgotten and the rights of man are being


pervaded. That cannot be just position, a good position for any


professing Christian or professing church. We are never going to come


to an agreement on all of these theological matters, and simply to


keep repeating them and bring God 's name into them all calls into


question my whole calling, my understanding of God, and my witness


to Scripture. So tonight the members of the Church


of Scotland have accepted a report that finds there are no longer


theological grounds to deny ministers the authority to conduct


gay marriages. However it also calls for protection for ministers who for


reasons of conscience do not want to preside over such ceremonies so


there is a way to go. You are not going to be seeing gay marriages in


the Church of Scotland any time soon.


They were the pioneers who changed the path of photography.


In just four years, David Octavius Hill


and Robert Adamson produced hundreds of images, many of them


Now an exhibition - the first in 15 years -


explores their work and their legacy.


Our arts correspondent Pauline McLean reports.


It was a short partnership but a productive one. In four years in the


1840s, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson produced hundreds of


photographs, some of the earliest in the world. Most are held here at the


Scottish National Portrait Gallery, home to the largest collection of


the work anywhere. But a short distance from the portrait Gallery


is where it all began. This is Rock house, where they had a studio in


the 1840s, and where they created so much of the ground-breaking work.


With no flash, no technology, they had to use natural light, often


relocating their subjects to the garden. They go to great lengths to


create these interior spaces which are in fact set up in the garden,


bringing out upholstered chairs and fabric backdrops, tables and props.


All of these to create the illusion that the photograph was made indoors


but it wasn't, it was all outdoors. They developed simple techniques


like using an open book to cast light on a sitter's face or adding


props to keep the subject still. There is no cannon they are looking


back to, they are making it up, they are creating what would become the


steadfast principles of photography that are still even in use today.


The techniques they developed allowed them to go further afield,


photographing people at work and play, but for most the studio was


still the place to be and people flocked there. There's many a moment


I wish I had a time machine and I could come back. For a visitor


arriving for a portrait session, there would have been the element of


questioning, how are they going to do this? These days photos are quick


and easy, which is why the great efforts of Scotland's photography


pioneers are well worth remembering. Aberdeen city centre has been turned


into a professional racing circuit, It's the most northerly stage


of the UK tour and is in the city Among the riders -


triple Olympic champion Ed Clancy. We can join reporter Fiona Stalker


near the starting line. The sun is shining, it is more like


Tour de France whether in Aberdeen, the atmosphere is buzzing. There are


huge crowds tonight in the centre of Aberdeen where there is a circuit


being created. It looks like it has pretty sharp bends, it is high


octane and high adrenaline. The men's race is at 7:30pm. We have


triple Olympian Ed Clancy with us tonight who will give his views on


the circuit. Ed, the sun is shining, it couldn't be better. It is great


to see. Talking about the circuit, it looks like a real good one. There


is a big crowd already and we are still hard for an hour away from the


start. There will be a tricky section which is good for the


spectators, and a nice hot dog turn at the end so it will make a good


race. How does Aberdeen compared to the rest of the stages, the


atmosphere? I think it is the best we have seen, it is great to see. We


went for coffee earlier, every shop has a bit in the window advertising


the race, everyone has embraced it. We will let you continue with your


warm up. The men's race is at 7:30pm. I will go home and get my


bike, you have got to start somewhere.


The celebrations to mark the fiftieth anniversary


of Celtic's European Cup triumph are continuing this evening


Let's go to David Curry in Lisbon. Welcome to Lisbon and the very place


the magic happened all those years ago. This is where the underdogs


Celtic vanquished the mighty inter-Milan to become European


champions and today hundreds of Celtic supporters have been coming


here to reflect upon and indeed to remember the events of half a


century ago. Journey 's end for these footballing


pilgrims, but I'm under place to celebrate and commemorate. A bit


emotional. It is great, re-enacting the whole thing again. You never


realise the importance of that victory. It really is moving. My dad


brought me here when he was 50 years of age, four months later we moved


to Australia. Coming here, I get misty eyed. I'm going to head up


there and take it all in. This man was here 50 years ago and the only


reason he was here... Because the Portuguese cup final is being held


here on Sunday, reporters were asked not to go on the pitch. Not everyone


was listening. For some supporters, the journey from Scotland was truly


epic. The car struggled over the Pyrenees, let's just say that. It


was doing 20 mph up some of the hills but we got there in the end.


Tell me about your journey. Absolutely awesome. Glasgow to


Lisbon, 14 days, 13 cyclists from various parts of the world. The


cyclists set out to emulate the journey the team and the fans made


and to be here today is so special. Amid the nostalgia, it was time to


create a few new memories, recreating the most iconic moment in


Scottish football history. I am staring wistfully at the goal


area where Celtic scored the two goals against inter-Milan exactly 50


years ago. I might go and have some potshots later this evening. Back to


the studio. The celebrations are continuing this


evening in Glasgow too and you can see fans behind me gathering for a


concert outside the Hydro. Let's see if we can find our reporter in


there. Chris. It is like Lisbon weather here as well but I'm on the


banks of the Clyde where footballing VIPs have been arriving for a


special reception just in front of me. They are now heading off to the


Hydro for a special event that is being described as an extravaganza


to relive the journey to Lisbon through music, comedy and


conversation. Rod Stewart is kicking things off, going through a sound


check at the moment, but earlier I spoke to another Scot who is no


stranger himself to the European cup. An amazing achievement. The


expectation rose from winning the cup against Dunfermline.


Unbelievable. It will always be regarded as the greatest football


feat. They got the semifinal, which is a


great achievement, but Celtic, with players all within 25 miles of each


other, it's astonishing. Sir Alex Ferguson there. Tonight 's event is


the biggest of its kind in Scotland since the attack in Manchester


earlier in the week. Security has been stepped up, plenty of extra


police officers on show, plenty of extra security guards as well, as


around 12,000 Celtic fans pack into the Hydro to remember that famous


night in Lisbon 50 years ago today. Thank you.


Timeline will be on BBC Two tonight at 7.30pm.


Here are Shereen Nanjiani and John Beattie with what's coming up.


Tonight after Manchester, how strong the security here ahead of a weekend


of major events? Plus rugby legend Gavin Hastings and his wife are here


to talk about her living with Parkinson is. And the spectacular


sights of the north coast 500. And we will see what happens when you


send ponies into care homes. The weather has been gorgeous


everywhere, will it continue? Yes, in fact probably hotter


tomorrow. It has been a very hot day across the country. You can see


widely we saw temperatures into the mid-20s. This was the scene a little


down the road in Banchory. Thank you to all of our weather Watchers


sending in pictures. We see them all, we cannot show them all


unfortunately. You can see the temperatures, for many quite a


stifling night. Tomorrow, a bright sunny morning and it stays that way


through the course of the day. That low cloud over Shetland should clear


the UV levels will be high with the risk of sunburn. A very similar


story to today, temperatures inland in the mid to high 20s. A bit more


breeze around the south-west coast so some respite from that heat. If


you don't like the heat, head to the coast, but up towards the more


referred we could seek temperatures reaching 29 Celsius. Plenty of


sunshine to end the day, and going into the evening, and then largely


dry overnight. Quite a sultry night as we head toward Saturday, and then


a change. It starts dry and sunny on Saturday morning but there will be


some cloud and thundery rain arriving from the west and


south-west. Once again the timing opens a doubt but probably from


early afternoon edging northwards. The further north and east you are


probably staying dry until later on. Sunday, most of that has cleared, a


fresher day. Sunny spells and the occasional shower. Then looking


ahead towards bank holiday Monday, mostly dry, some sunshine and


temperatures where they should be for the time of year but tomorrow it


will be a hot one. That's the forecast.


Now, a reminder of tonight's main news.


There'll be headlines at 8 and a late bulletin just


Until then, from everyone on the team - right


across the country - have a very good evening.


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