15/08/2016 Reporting Scotland


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The Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council is to look

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at which senior managers should be held accountable for its handling

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A report being published tomorrow will consider the authority's

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response to a national investigation which heavily criticised the way

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babies were cremated at the same time as adults.

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But BBC Scotland has learnt a second independent report,

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understood to criticise senior officials, won't be published.

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The main difference between these two reports is that one is heavily

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critical of certain individuals at the council, we understand, that is

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the one that is not going to be made public. The other one, the one we

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have seen this evening, which will be published tomorrow, is seemingly

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much more thwarted down. It is 84 pages long and detailed exactly what

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the council has done in response to the criticism of practices at Hazel

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head, but it does not talk about individuals. There is a crucial bit

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in it that says the chief executive is considering our strategic

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responsibility -- how it has been managed at the very top. We know

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only a junior manager has so far been sacked, and goes on to talk

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about what action should flow from this, so whether there should be any

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disciplinary action as a consequence. The leader of the SNP

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group at the council here, the main opposition, says it is about time

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somebody took responsible to. It is key from my perspective that the

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public now we are seeking accountability, that someone is held

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accountable or people are held accountable for the mistakes which

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were made. Will head to roll in the end? It would be my expectation, and

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it will be my expectation that people will be held accountable for

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their mistakes. The report will be people will be held accountable for

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published tomorrow morning at 10am on the council's website and

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councillors will get to debate it on webs -- Wednesday.

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It's been an historic day at the Olympics with Andy Murray

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taking gold and becoming the first tennis player to win

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The medal tally for Scottish athletes has now reached 12,

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our best ever for an overseas Olympics.

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Our Olympics reporter Jane Lewis has the details.

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The athletes village in Rio, home to those competing in the games, and

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for those living in this apartment block, what games they are shaping

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up to be. Team GB chalked up their 38th medal by close of play last

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night, gold for Andy Murray. Andy Murray is a double Olympic gold

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medallist! It has been a great few months for me, I'm very happy with

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how my tennis is going, obviously. I am glad to have won another gold

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medal. On a personal note it was a remarkable achievement, he is now a

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two time Olympic champion. And as a figurehead Team GB, this man who

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knows Andy Murray well believes his victory could inspire further

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success. As soon as he set foot in Rio, you could see how much this

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meant to him. You can see what this meant to him, you could see him

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talking to the other athletes, always aware of the other sports and

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the permutations of who needs what to qualify. Team GB have had an

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astonishing couple of days in Rio. Scottish athletes have played their

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part in that. Off the back of World Championships and World Cups we knew

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we were on the back foot, and coming into this, we would have taken

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another few months of preparation. To get medals in my first Olympics,

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I am just overjoyed, really. The young Stirling swimmer hanging in

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there for a silver medal for Great Britain! Before that the medals kept

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on coming, another silver for sterling's Duncan Scott. And other

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Scots could yet add to the medal tally of

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Isle of Lewis is still weeks away, according to the official

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The rig has lost more than 12,000 gallons of diesel

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It is now just over one week since this oil rig came ashore on the West

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Coast of Lewis. Six more salvaged personnel were put on board raising

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numbers to 14. Generators have been restarted as well. With the weather

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forecast calm this week, it is expected that preparations to

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refloat the rig can progress more quickly. More work over the next 48

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hours, looking at the towage plan, when we do come to the refloat,

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trying to identify a safe route to get the rig from the rocks into

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deeper water and safer back out to sea. A day like today shows clearly

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the incongruity of this leviathan of the deep coming ashore on a beauty

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spot like this. But today has also seen a range of activities that

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could see its early disappearance. The local community Association has

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called a meeting this evening to let people are their views. Probably our

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biggest concern is, will she actually thought. She comes in at

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17,000 tonnes, that is a lot of structure to toe. The worst scenario

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possible is that this becomes her graveyard. That is too horrendous to

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contemplate, so we're hoping that variable to repair her and do

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whatever is necessary to float her off safely. And soon. It has emerged

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that part of the 280,000 tonnes of diesel on-board -- 280 tonnes of

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diesel on-board has floated off. So far there have been no reports of

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pollution. Salvaged set up a line between the rig in the short to

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allow lighter items to be transferred, but heavier equipment

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could come in by heavy -- helicopter. Local people just want

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to see the rig from now. -- gone. There are fears in Moray

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that the army base at Kinloss may face the axe as part

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of a sell-off programme by the The former air base became

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a barracks four years ago when the RAF's

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Nimrod fleet was scrapped. But local politicians say

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the Ministry of Defence is now The MOD has already placed 22

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military properties on the market but says no decisions have been

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taken about further sell-offs. It has been a beautiful day and a

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dry night for follow, with some mist and fog patches for eastern areas as

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we head into tomorrow morning. These will quickly melt away to leave

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another guiding with long spells of broken sunshine -- unbroken

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sunshine. Temperatures will peak around 25, perhaps even 26 Celsius,

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widely around 28 -- 20-24d. Cooler along coastal areas, with a breeze

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from the south are South East, and for the extreme east coast, sea

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breezes developing here. Into Wednesday, high-pressure dominating

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from the north-east, preventing this weather front from making inroads

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into much of the country. However, we will begin to see cloud

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thickening along western coastal areas, especially on Wednesday

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afternoon, with perhaps some light and patchy rain. Elsewhere, however,

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it remains dry, we will see plenty of sunshine once again, and in the

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best of the sunshine temperatures will peak at around 23, if not 24

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Celsius. That's nice. Our next update is at

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6:25am tomorrow, but from everyone on the latest team, good

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