12/08/2016 Reporting Scotland


12/08/2016

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It's been another great day at Rio for the Scottish athletes

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Lossiemouth's Heather Stanning, along with her partner Helen Glover,

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have taken gold in rowing in the women's pairs.

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Another wonderful day for British and for Scottish rowing. Heather

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Stanning and Helen Glover have won another gold medal. Well done. Thank

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you. All the pressure was all new. How did you feel this morning when

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you walk up and thought you were the ones to beat? All week we have been

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nervous. Pressure to deliver every time. This is the event we have been

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building up to for the last few years so what was important that all

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the learning has been done and we go out and deliver. We have worked for

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this and we know this is what we wanted to do. It was also try to

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stay in the moment and enjoy it. You said you were nervous. I wonder

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stay in the moment and enjoy it. You you were feeling? How was it for

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you? It was a real. I cannot you were feeling? How was it for

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describe how you feel. You do not feel like anything I could put words

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to. You are a proud mother this evening. I think so. Let us look at

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this medal. That is so heavy. It is fantastic. This is a defence of your

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Olympic title, your second gold medal, a study in the making. Has

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that started to sink in yet? I do not think so. It took a few months

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for London to sink in. As soon as we crossed the line we realise we have

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done it. We know what it is like to be Olympians and to be Olympic

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champions. That is a good feeling but it will take a while to sink

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into the light we have done it twice. Our reporter joins us now

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from Rio and more good news for Scots tonight. Yes, fantastic four

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Heather Stanning, a gold medal winner. Andy Murray not quite a

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Heather Stanning, a gold medal medal winner yet but the defending

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champion is through in the tennis. He had a struggle today. He was

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flying back then was levelled up by Steve Johnson of America. A third

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set tie-break that Andy Murray one, 7-2. His opponent has become clear.

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He will have a Japanese opponent tomorrow for a place in the Olympic

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final on Sunday. Laura knew the British 1500 metres

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record-holder has her heat on the Olympic track in the small hours of

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up to date on that. Callum Skinner, up to date on that. Callum Skinner,

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-- Callum Skinner, called in the team sprint. And they will compete

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against Jason Kenny tomorrow. Two Turkish men, convicted

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of smuggling ?500 million worth of cocaine on a ship

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in the North Sea, have been jailed Mumin Sahin and Emin Ozmen

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were found guilty, after more than three tonnes of the drug

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were discovered inside the tug, which was intercepted

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off the Aberdeen coast. Aberdeen Harbour in April

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last year and the search was on for a particularly valuable

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cargo hidden aboard 3.2 tonnes of cocaine

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with an estimated street value of ?500 million was removed

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from a specially adapted tank deep It took the search team days

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to find it and get it out. Today the Turkish captain of the tug

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and his second command were jailed for the smuggling and

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supply of that cocaine. The judge told the two men that

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though they were not at the top end of the drugs hierarchy,

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the quantity of cocaine in this case was not only significant,

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but massive and they had both He jailed the captain,

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Mumin Sahin for 22 years and his First Officer Emin Ozmen

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for 20 years. I'm hoping it will send out

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the message that the courts in Scotland will not tolerate anyone

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using our waters for What about people watching that

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case in Scotland? What would the impact of that

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consignment have been here, any? 3.2 tonnes of cocaine destined

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for mainland Europe. The UK is a large user, the largest

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user of cocaine in Europe. A large quantity of that would have

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found itself into the UK The entire 3.2 tonnes

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of cocaine made it as far A high-level security operation

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was put in place to bring it That cargo had been

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on an international voyage. Loaded in South America and tracked

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to the Pentland Firth. The UK Border Force

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and the Royal Navy were involved acting from a tip-off

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from the French authorities. 100 miles east of Aberdeen

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the Hamal was boarded The criminal investigation

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to find those higher up in this sophisticated

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smuggling operation continues. is being given a much

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lower profile, according BBC Scotland has been told

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by Ross McEwan that RBS was associated with the bank's

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global ambitions, which it has retreated from since

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the bank's near collapse. The strategy now is to focus

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on customers in Britain and Ireland, with Royal Bank of Scotland to be

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the name used here. Two men jailed for sexually abusing

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boys at a Catholic-run school have been told by a judge they committed

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a gross abuse of trust. Paul Kelly and John Farrell

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were sentenced to ten In the late '70s and early '80s

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they assaulted vulnerable pupils at St Ninian's in Fife,

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which has since closed. Here is the weather. The cloudy

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night to come for most of us with some showers around. Laws of 11

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Celsius. Winds will continue to ease. Tomorrow will be cloudy with

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further showers. It will become fewer and further between as we go

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through the day for southern, central and Eastern areas. Bright

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spells developing here. Best of the sunshine in the East. The cloudy

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prospect across much of the north-west with showers perhaps

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merging to get longer spells of rain. A westerly breeze for Western

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coastal areas and highs of 14 or 15 Celsius here. For Sunday a largely

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dry day, still feel out of cloud, one or two showers across the north.

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