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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.