08/08/2016 Reporting Scotland


08/08/2016

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Marine accident investigators are trying to establish what caused

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an oil rig to run aground in the Western Isles.

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The platform with 70,000 gallons of diesel on board

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was blown ashore on Dalmore beach near Carloway on the Isle of Lewis.

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It was en route from Norway and undertow

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The weather has been rough in the Western Isles since Saturday

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afternoon, with gusts of up to 60 mph.

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livelihood is dependent on fishing and fish farming

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and tourism and the main tourist attraction is

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one mile up the coast from where this has happened, and if this had

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been an oil tanker the place would have been devastated.

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In a way the people of Lewis have been fortunate

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this was not a tanker carrying some horrible cargo which could have

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caused pollution for many years to come but it raises questions,

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towing vessel which could deal whether there should be an emergency

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Two tugs are already on station, one based in Shetland.

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A salvage team is expected to arrive on the scene and the Secretary of

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State's representative will be here this evening.

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Both of the island's parliamentary representatives have

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called for a review of the decision to not have an emergency towing

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The UK Government have agreed to continue

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provision as currently is but it is not adequate,

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We are not talking about the middle of winter,

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we are talking about August and benign conditions, but still

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Police in Renfrewshire are investigating the rape

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It happened at eight o'clock last night

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less as they say behind me and Dalmore Barrhead by 14-year-old girl

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was raped. -- the place in Barrhead. The girl had been hot bicycle and

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she stopped as that and when she came out to get her bicycle she was

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approached by a man who forced her across the street and to the spot

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behind me where he raped her. Police in Scotland say it was

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unsurprisingly extremely traumatic. They say the suspect is a twin 20

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and 30 years old, wearing a grey zip top and waving a white trilby hat.

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They say they also know he was inside the Asda before he approached

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the girl so they will examine CCTV footage and also CCTV footage from

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the row of shops close to this spot. Many of the shop owners here were

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also extremely sharp and one told me she had already started looking at

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her own CCTV footage to see if she could help with the police enquiries

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and help catch this man. -- shop owners were extremely shocked.

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The death of a 24-year-old man in the east end of Glasgow

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Gary Weir was stabbed when a fight broke out as he left a party at

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Three other men in their 20s were taken to hospital

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Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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I had came out of the property behind me at Shettleston Juniors

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social club, having attended the 21st birthday party with his friends

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and when they left there was a discussion between another group of

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individuals who were not at the party and this resulted in a fight

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in the street and during this gallery sustained a fatal injury,

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resulting in his death. Gary. -- Gary received a fatal injury. I am

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keen to talk to the other people involved in this group.

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To the Olympics now, and no medals breakthrough yet

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for Scotlands athletes, and the Murray brothers are already

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The Olympic rings are an inspiration for fans and athletes alike and it

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was a good performance on the rowing lake from Scotland's Heather

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Stanning. They are the defending champions from London 2012 and have

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not lost in 36 races. But almost changed but they came from behind to

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beat of the Danish crew and qualify comfortably for the semifinals.

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David Florence is also on the water. Today it was the two man can do with

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Richard Hounslow added a qualified comfortably. David Florence is also

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comfortably through to the semifinal on the third fastest qualifier in

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the single canoe event in which he was a medallist in London 2012 when

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he got a silver. We could have a Scottish medal tomorrow for David

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Florence. Fingers crossed he will deliver. Andy Murray also in action

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tomorrow in the second round. It's over to Kirsteen now

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with the weather forecast The weather continues to settle down

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between tonight and tomorrow. Tonight the winds moderating across

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Shetland and the rain clearing as well. For most it will be a dry mate

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with some clear spells and adjust a scattering of showers. -- dry night.

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If you are heading out about 8am able to write and bright weather and

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plenty of sunshine. Some of showers and central areas and the likes of

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plenty of sunshine. Some of showers Argyll and the north-west Highlands

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and Western ideals. In the north it is the right and bright. Strong

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winds to across Shetland especially although these will ease through the

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course of the day. The wider picture through tomorrow, in Scotland

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claimed will increase and we see showers frequently and at times

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heavily in the South of Scotland filtering into the North of England

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and Northern Ireland. Further south able to ride a bright weather with

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highs of 21 Celsius. Staying right across much of the North East

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tomorrow with spells of sunshine to across much of the North East

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come and highs of 18 Celsius. Into the evening and we will continue to

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see a number showers and into Tuesday night rain begins to feed in

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to the west. By Wednesday that hold on across parts of the south-west in

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the morning and gradually will clear to lead a dry day in Scotland with

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spells of brightness and sunshine. For the likes of England and Wales

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and Northern Ireland a the prospect compared with tomorrow with some

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sporadic outbreaks of rain and highs of perhaps 20 Celsius for the

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south-east. By far was that we are looking at high-pressure holding on,

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a cloudier prospect compared with tomorrow with some sporadic

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outbreaks of rain and highs of perhaps 20 Celsius for the

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south-east. By Thursday we are looking at high-pressure holding on,

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in the unsettled weather in the far south although some weather fronts

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bringing heavy rain at times into the north-west especially.

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