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Marine accident investigators are trying to establish what caused
an oil rig to run aground in the Western Isles.
The platform with 70,000 gallons of diesel on board
was blown ashore on Dalmore beach near Carloway on the Isle of Lewis.
It was en route from Norway and undertow
The weather has been rough in the Western Isles since Saturday
afternoon, with gusts of up to 60 mph.
livelihood is dependent on fishing and fish farming
and tourism and the main tourist attraction is
one mile up the coast from where this has happened, and if this had
been an oil tanker the place would have been devastated.
In a way the people of Lewis have been fortunate
this was not a tanker carrying some horrible cargo which could have
caused pollution for many years to come but it raises questions,
towing vessel which could deal whether there should be an emergency
Two tugs are already on station, one based in Shetland.
A salvage team is expected to arrive on the scene and the Secretary of
State's representative will be here this evening.
Both of the island's parliamentary representatives have
called for a review of the decision to not have an emergency towing
The UK Government have agreed to continue
provision as currently is but it is not adequate,
We are not talking about the middle of winter,
we are talking about August and benign conditions, but still
Police in Renfrewshire are investigating the rape
It happened at eight o'clock last night
less as they say behind me and Dalmore Barrhead by 14-year-old girl
was raped. -- the place in Barrhead. The girl had been hot bicycle and
she stopped as that and when she came out to get her bicycle she was
approached by a man who forced her across the street and to the spot
behind me where he raped her. Police in Scotland say it was
unsurprisingly extremely traumatic. They say the suspect is a twin 20
and 30 years old, wearing a grey zip top and waving a white trilby hat.
They say they also know he was inside the Asda before he approached
the girl so they will examine CCTV footage and also CCTV footage from
the row of shops close to this spot. Many of the shop owners here were
also extremely sharp and one told me she had already started looking at
her own CCTV footage to see if she could help with the police enquiries
and help catch this man. -- shop owners were extremely shocked.
The death of a 24-year-old man in the east end of Glasgow
Gary Weir was stabbed when a fight broke out as he left a party at
Three other men in their 20s were taken to hospital
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
I had came out of the property behind me at Shettleston Juniors
social club, having attended the 21st birthday party with his friends
and when they left there was a discussion between another group of
individuals who were not at the party and this resulted in a fight
in the street and during this gallery sustained a fatal injury,
resulting in his death. Gary. -- Gary received a fatal injury. I am
keen to talk to the other people involved in this group.
To the Olympics now, and no medals breakthrough yet
for Scotlands athletes, and the Murray brothers are already
The Olympic rings are an inspiration for fans and athletes alike and it
was a good performance on the rowing lake from Scotland's Heather
Stanning. They are the defending champions from London 2012 and have
not lost in 36 races. But almost changed but they came from behind to
beat of the Danish crew and qualify comfortably for the semifinals.
David Florence is also on the water. Today it was the two man can do with
Richard Hounslow added a qualified comfortably. David Florence is also
comfortably through to the semifinal on the third fastest qualifier in
the single canoe event in which he was a medallist in London 2012 when
he got a silver. We could have a Scottish medal tomorrow for David
Florence. Fingers crossed he will deliver. Andy Murray also in action
tomorrow in the second round. It's over to Kirsteen now
with the weather forecast The weather continues to settle down
between tonight and tomorrow. Tonight the winds moderating across
Shetland and the rain clearing as well. For most it will be a dry mate
with some clear spells and adjust a scattering of showers. -- dry night.
If you are heading out about 8am able to write and bright weather and
plenty of sunshine. Some of showers and central areas and the likes of
plenty of sunshine. Some of showers Argyll and the north-west Highlands
and Western ideals. In the north it is the right and bright. Strong
winds to across Shetland especially although these will ease through the
course of the day. The wider picture through tomorrow, in Scotland
claimed will increase and we see showers frequently and at times
heavily in the South of Scotland filtering into the North of England
and Northern Ireland. Further south able to ride a bright weather with
highs of 21 Celsius. Staying right across much of the North East
tomorrow with spells of sunshine to across much of the North East
come and highs of 18 Celsius. Into the evening and we will continue to
see a number showers and into Tuesday night rain begins to feed in
to the west. By Wednesday that hold on across parts of the south-west in
the morning and gradually will clear to lead a dry day in Scotland with
spells of brightness and sunshine. For the likes of England and Wales
and Northern Ireland a the prospect compared with tomorrow with some
sporadic outbreaks of rain and highs of perhaps 20 Celsius for the
south-east. By far was that we are looking at high-pressure holding on,
a cloudier prospect compared with tomorrow with some sporadic
outbreaks of rain and highs of perhaps 20 Celsius for the
south-east. By Thursday we are looking at high-pressure holding on,
in the unsettled weather in the far south although some weather fronts
bringing heavy rain at times into the north-west especially.