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Tonight, on Reporting Scotland: Manchester bombing victim
Eilidh MacLeod is laid to rest after a funeral on
Also on the programme: Election campaigning resumes
The armed police presence is doubled after events in London,
amid claims Scottish police aren't properly prepared
An inquiry starts into the death of Keane Wallis-Bennett,
who died when a school wall fell on her.
And Andy Murray cruises through to the quarter
People in the island communities of Barra and Vatersay came together
today for the funeral of teenager Eilidh MacLeod, one of the victims
Friends and family heard how Eilidh packed "a lot
A music lover, she travelled to the Ariana Grande concert
with her friend Laura MacIntyre, who remains in hospital.
Cameron Buttle is on Barra for us and joins us now.
Cameron, a heartbreaking day for this small community.
celebration of Eilidh's life and the wonderful person she was, and it was
an opportunity to thank the island community that helped bring "Our
darling girl" back to Barra. A small honour guard walked her to the
hearse that took home for one last night her family. The McLeod family
live in the shadow of the Church in Castlebay. The family gently carried
up the hill. The piper played a well-known Gaelic song, a song that
praises the beauty of a fair-haired Barra girl. Outside, mourners
perched wherever they could. Adding extra ferries and flights to bring
people here. Police estimate that around 1000 came to pay their
respects. Inside, Eilidh's great-uncle pay tribute. In contrast
to the hate that took her life, Eilidh's life was, and now stands
as, a testament forever to the world, of love, of innocence,
goodness, generosity, kindness, and faith. The priest who led the
service said it was important to remember that Eilidh was a happy
girl who had 14 happy years, and the last few were the happiest you could
ever imagine. Eilidh was a bubbly, fun love going -- fun loving girl, a
talented girl. She brought light wherever she went. When I met her, I
sensed a positive, loving, happy girl. People were there to remember
the tragic part of the decade that were cut away from a life, many
felt, and so that the family could see that fellow feeling that
everybody had, not just in the island, but in other islands and the
mainland. As the cortege wound round the island, Eilidh was taken over
the causeway to Battersea, where she moved to back years ago.
-- Vatersay. It is perhaps best end with the words her family. We will
always remember her as a truly beautiful girl inside and out,
eternally young, loved by all, forever in our hearts. Cameron,
thank you. The woman who called
the general election - Theresa May - has spent much
of the day in Scotland. But didn't meet many ordinary
people, as election campaigning got under way again,
following Saturday night's Policing and security have been
the focus of much of the day's campaigning for all the parties,
as John McManus reports. Early morning in bed as then, and
time for coffee served by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron. -- Bearden. He
also issued a wake-up call in the fight against terror. You're like me
must do what works, and we know that backing our security servers with
more resources, having more officers and letting them use the powers they
already have is the most effective way of keeping Britain say. Cutting
numbers is the surest way of keeping us less safe. After the Manchester
attacks two weeks ago today, political campaigning was suspended
for several days. Stronger for Scotland. Stronger for Scotland. But
with just days to go before the polls open, parties are keen to
crack on, and perhaps they are adjusting to the new normal. In
Bishopbriggs, Nicola Sturgeon was flexing her muscles and calling for
the publication of a long-awaited report into Britain's funding of
extremists. There will be difficult discussions, which is true at home,
but also overseas. The idea that the Government can commission a report
like this and think it can keep it hidden in secret I think is an
acceptable. Then up and away on the aerial campaign trail. Meanwhile,
Theresa May was in Edinburgh, given a rousing welcome by Ruth Davidson.
You can take your second referendum. We don't want it, we didn't ask for
it... Later, in Kelso, she denied she had failed to keep the country
safe as Home Secretary. We have seen the police and security services
foiling a significant number of plots. As the threat evolves, we
have enhanced the powers to deal with that and adapted the services
to deal with that, which is exactly what we've done. In North Berwick,
meanwhile, Labour were enjoying temporarily disarming their
opponents. They say education is the key to tackling terror. There is no
rationale for acts of terrorism like this, but we have to redouble our
efforts to secure the country and tackle the root causes of extremism
and we can only do that without global partners. Education, for
example, how do we stop young men being radicalised like this. With
four days to go, politicians will need those hard shells.
So, just two days left of campaigning.
I'm joined by Brian Taylor, our political editor. All the political
leaders regard terrorism as loathsome and brutal. Nonetheless,
we are a few days out from a general election vote on Thursday, so it is
reasonable to have political debate around that, so all of the
opposition parties, the Conservatives' rivals, drawing
attention to cuts in police numbers south of the border. That is by
contrast to the situation in in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon says.
Theresa May counter that by saying the counterterrorism force had been
elided security with national identity saying that all four
nations of the United Kingdom stood together in fighting terrorism.
Really ... Even if it is embarrassing to some nations that
are friends of the UK. Time to get the fundamental policies across to
get those messages through. It is fundamental. It is the last couple
of days of campaigning. Theresa May talking about trust. Whom do you
trust, she said, to get the best deal on Brexit, her or Jeremy
Corbyn. The activist gave a rousing cheer. She asked who people trust to
stand up for our precious union full stop making a point between Brexit
and the union. Nicola Sturgeon said the only way to start the Tories
having a damaging impact on the Scottish economy is to vote SNP.
Kezia Dugdale said only Labour and Jeremy Corbyn can oust Theresa May
from Downing Street. In the same vein about this strategy and
tactical point, Tim Farron, the Lib Dem leader, who was also in
Scotland, saying the only alternative to a device SNP in
Scotland was the Lib Dems, and he said that was true in many
constituencies across the UK, that only the Lib Dems could counter the
Conservatives. Let's return to the issue of security.
Police Scotland say there are twice as many armed officers
on the streets in the wake of events in London.
The force has reacted angrily to claims that Scottish police,
who don't routinely carry weapons, aren't properly prepared
With more, here's our home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson.
In the wake of the weekend London terror attack, there are twice as
many armed officers on duty in Scotland today as on a normal day.
This is despite senior officers insisting there is no intelligence
of a specific threat here. The dead ends -- the events in London and
Manchester have demonstrated that we... We have more than double the
number of armed response vehicles on duty right across the country than
we would on a normal day. That covers every area from Dumfries to
Inverness, and everything in between. Everyone on the floor! Many
of the officers to respond to the London attacker first one not armed,
and one was stabbed in the face. The Scottish Government says it doesn't
want to see routine arming of officers. When we look at tragic
events that took place in other cities in Europe where there are on
police... We want to work with local police and have local police
officers gathering intelligence and feeding it into the processor that
whether our concern is that they are identified and acted upon only. But
unions say politicians should be answering the question, what should
an armed officers do if faced with an armed terrorist? You expect a
number of others to do one of three things - watch, runaway, or
intervene and risk death, all three of which are unacceptable.
Therefore, the only logical conclusion is that there is an
absolute need to get to a situation where officers can arm themselves
quickly if needed to defend themselves and others. This debate
is a reaction to the terrible events of Saturday night in London, and
other recent terror attacks. In many people's minds is the question of
how to prevent radicalisation which perverts a religious ethos and leads
to such outrages. Is it the job of mosques such as this one in Glasgow
and leaders of the Muslim community? This human rights lawyer believes it
is not as simple as that and that most involved in radical acts have
little connection to the mosques where people worship. The other
might be mosques have a role to play, quite clearly, as part of a
partnership, but to put the responsibility at their door. -- V
mosques have a role to play. ... As people fled, officers were going the
other way. Police union say that must not be at the price of their
lives. Meanwhile, the Scottish Football
Association says fans will see increased security at this weekend's
Scotland-England World Cup qualifying match at Hampden Park,
including searches of bags and people, which may result
in delays in entering the stadium. The gates will open earlier
than originally planned. The SFA is also making a request
to UEFA to observe a minute's silence prior to kick-off,
in tribute to the victims of the You're watching BBC
Reporting Scotland. A reminder of tonight's top story:
Manchester bombing victim Eilidh MacLeod is laid to rest
after a funeral on And still to come:
World number one Andy Murray cruises through to the quarterfinals
of the French Open. Three years after a 12-year-old girl
was killed when a wall collapsed at her school in Edinburgh,
a fatal accident inquiry has Keane Wallis-Bennett,
a pupil at Liberton High, suffered fatal crushing injuries
when the modesty wall in the PE Steven Godden reports on
the opening day of the proceedings. It began as an ordinary school day,
Keane Wallis-Bennett was changing for PE when a wall beside the
changing room collapsed, crushing the 12-year-old to death. The
lengthy investigation that followed concluded there should be no
criminal charges. Instead, a fatal accident enquiry would examine what
happened at the school and why. It began this morning. There is indeed
a particular poignancy about this tragic event. This enquiry, of
course, begins at a time when Keane's contemporaries, including
her classmates, have recently been taking exams, and preparing to make
their way in life. Keane's family arrived to hear the evidence. At one
point, her mother leaving in tears. As photographs of the wall were
shown on screen. Later, police statements from pupils that were in
the changing room that day were read out. One girl said that wench leaned
against the wall to take off her shoes, it started to tip. There was
no sound of the wall cracking, the pupils said. The only sound came
when it landed on the ground, largely intact. Another said that
after noticing Keane's jacket, she then saw Keane herself through
cracks in the wall. Other pupils tried to lift it up but it was too
heavy. The enquiry also heard of a teacher's attempts to comfort Keane,
telling her she would be OK, the ambulance is coming. Earlier,
Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie said a number of pupils told
police they had previously seen the wall move. Two claimed to have told
teachers about their concerns, conversations the staff denied took
place. Question further, DCI Hardie said there had been a lot of hearsay
about what might have happened. And when asked when on the day of the
tragedy he could answer the question why the wall fell, he replied no.
The enquiry, which is expected to last two weeks, continues tomorrow.
The judge in the fraud trial of the former owner
of Rangers Football Club, Craig Whyte, has urged the jury
to "keep cool heads", and take a long, hard look
Mr Whyte is accused of acquiring Rangers by fraud in May 2011.
He denies the charge, and a second charge under the Companies Act.
Lady Stacey's comments came at the end of closing speeches.
She said she will set out the verdicts available
to the jury tomorrow, before sending them out.
As we've been hearing, the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron
is in Scotland today, but how are the Liberal
The party is focussing most of its energy on just
And in the last stop on his tour of the country,
our political correspondent Nick Eardley joins us
I had planned to say good evening from Saint Andrews, but you can
probably see the weather has taken a turn for the worse. There wouldn't
be a road trip here without one. Few parties were more excited
about the prospect of a general They hoped their anti-Brexit
message, their promise of a second referendum on the issue would hold
sway with voters. But amid a Conservative revival, it appears to
have become a 3-way race. Is there a prospect of a Lib Dem revival in
Scotland? We have been having a look.
tides, as this area weighs up the latest campaigning twists, he is
undecided on which party is best placed to shape the future. I am
undecided, because I am being swayed between a few parties. One of those
trying to convincing, it has been a busy campaign for State and get in
is. His second child has only just been born, but his mind is on
politics, too. I think we need a strong voice at Westminster the
North East Fife, and a strong voice on Europe. I worked at the European
institutions, there are few constituencies that Europe affects
more than this one. The Lib Dems think this seat is within their
reach. There is far more at stake than just unionists, going round the
doors, local people have their own concerns. All of these are issues
that need to be addressed. And as Liberal Democrats, we have policies
to deal with it. But in an area with a sizeable student community, have
young people moved on from the Lib Dem tuition fee U-turn? I haven't
entirely forgiven them, but in terms of the continual rays of tuition
fees, it is the Conservatives and Lib Dems. In an ideal world, I would
go Labour. If it is not viable in this constituency, then maybe not. I
don't know how easy it is for me to forgive them for that. It was a slap
in the face. The SNP have done a very good job in Sanders, but they
too fixated on independence. The Lib Dems are doing well on focusing on
student interests. Down the road, mixed views, too. Nicola Sturgeon, I
love what she stands for. We would be better on our own. Conservative.
Why is that? They do quite a good job. Would you stand? A
conservative. Views like that, but the Tories don't think it is a
straight two was race, they think they beating Lib Dem to win SNP
votes. It is a Unionist majority in East Fife.
Their only are doing is to rerun Brexit, which would be disastrous
for our economy and the constitutional crisis it would
cause. Is Labour's candidate worried about being squeezed by other
prounion parties? I think more particularly young people are
concerned about a decent job and decent pay, and getting a home of
their own, whether it is rented or what, the band bothered about
independence. Back at the pottery, things are starting to come together
stop that is about nine out of ten. Pretty good. The future political
shape here, though, is down to voters on Thursday.
And as list of all the candidates in North-East Fife is on-screen now.
More details, of course, on the BBC Election website.
Nick, you've been all over Scotland during the campaign,
what stands out for you when you've been speaking to people
I think the country is asking itself a lot of the big questions about
Brexit, about independence, but about a number of other areas, too.
In many of the areas we have been, there are people that appear to be
voting Conservative for the first time, and Conservative candidates
like you heard in the film who are more optimistic than they have been
before. But it is clear, again, the SNP have widespread support across
Scotland, and in a number of areas, the Lib Dems and Labour Party are
finding support, too. What is clear when you travel the country is that
a lot of people have been asked a lot of big political questions in
recent years. For some, like us, we are lapping it up. Others are bats
weary of the political debates. But in three days' time, there will be
another big decision for Scotland and for the UK to make stock on
Thursday, it will be down to voters to decide on the big issues. Nick,
thank you very much. World number one Andy Murray has
cruised through to the quarter finals of the French Open,
after a comfortable straight sets victory over
Russia's Karen Kachaanov. It was an easy day's
work for the top seed, who took just over two hours to
book a place against Kei Nishikori And as Kheredine Idessane reports,
Murray was also keen to offer support to those affected
by the recent terror What a difference a week makes,
seven days ago Andy Murray wasn't sure how long his stay in Paris
might be. Three wins later, the quarterfinals were firmly in his
sights. Standing in his way, 21 enrolled Russian who could have a
big future. That's good. APPLAUSE The present belongs to Andy Murray,
though. One break of the Khachanov serve was all he needed to secure
the first set. And from there, he went from strength to strength.
There were three breaks of serve in the second set, two for the Scot,
putting him within touching distance of the last eight. Another break of
the Russian serve and Murray was jumping for joy, literally.
The world not one has improved with each match here in the French
capital. Last year's runner-up is now just two matches away from
another final. But his immediate thoughts after the recent attacks in
the UK were not about tennis. I'm sure everyone will join me in
sharing our thoughts and pray as with everyone who has been affected
by this. APPLAUSE It is obviously something that has
affected large parts of Europe and all over the world. And obviously,
we want things to keep getting better, and I appreciate everyone
coming out to support the tennis, creating a fantastic atmosphere. I
am grateful I can come out and perform in front of people again.
Andy Murray's mission was modest when he arrived here, simply to play
himself into some form. On that score, it is very much mission
accomplished. If he can get past Kei Nishikori on Wednesday, he will be
through to the semifinal of the French Open.
On the programme tonight, more on the Prime Minister's visit to
Scotland today, and we look at the issue of security as it comes to
dominate the final days of the election campaign, plus the final
push from the SNP, labour and Lib Dems as well. Join me for a round-up
of all the day's election events after the 10pm news.
Now the latest on the weather from Christopher,
and I think you're about to tell us to look out the brollies.
Good evening. The weather this week volatile over bringing cloud, wind
and rain. Another system arriving off the Atlantic. Today, cloudy
fare, but holes in the cloud. The sunshine sparked thunderstorms,
torrential at times. If we look south of the border on the satellite
and radar, we can see what is coming our way over the next few hours and
tonight. Cloud, and more rain. Over the next few hours, turning
increasingly cloudy and increasingly wet as the rain marches north.
Here's the chart. There is the rain. It works its way northwards, so a
cloudy, wet night, breezy at times around the coast. The far north and
Northern Isles, a few showers, most of the rain at this point across the
mainland. Temperatures, eight, nine, 10 Celsius. To start the day
tomorrow, cloudy and wet, and increasingly windy. That brain
stretching up towards or Orkney and Shetland by the morning. West Coast
and Hebrides, anywhere whether, like and patchy, showery in nature, but
for most of us, a cloudy and wet day. Not a dry ying day, but by the
end of the afternoon, we will start to see something drier in the South
west as the system shifts north and eastwards. Quite windy around the
coast in a northerly direction. A cool feel, 12, 13 14 Celsius. Around
Inverness, up to the far north, the rain quite persistent, being driven
in on the northerly winds. As we head to the often, the system will
shift further northwards and eastwards, but really, no
improvement until Wednesday. There it is. Dry and bright for many of
us. Still cloudy and wet in the far north and north-east, but improving
here, too. Elsewhere, a different day. Sunshine and similar
temperatures, but without cloud and rain. It should feel a good bit
better. I'll be back with the headlines
at 8:00pm, and the late bulletin Until then, from everyone
on the Reporting Scotland team, right across the country,
have a very good evening.
Join Jackie Bird for the latest news headlines, and Glenn Campbell for a special debate with voters quizzing both sides on what the EU referendum means for Scotland.