06/09/2016 Reporting Scotland


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compete in the Games. Join me now on BBC Two. Here on BBC One it's time

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for the news where you The First Minister has set out

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a plan to boost Scotland's economy through help for companies

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looking to invest. It's part of the Scottish

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Government's programme There's also a big emphasis

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on education, and support Opposition critics said

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the package fell short More from our political

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editor Brian Taylor. New times, new ideas,

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touring this new high Nicola Sturegon pryer advertises

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education and the economy. She intends to channel cash

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directly to schools, handing more power to

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headteachers and to parents. To boost jobs, a ?500 million scheme

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to guarantee loans to companies It's a new departure

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and would need Treasury sanction, alongside

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Holyrood agreement. In short, we are determined

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to build an economy where everyone has a fair chance

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to contribute to growth and where everyone can share in

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the benefits of that growth. Already, capital investment

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on projects like the new Forth crossing

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is protecting jobs. Miss Sturegon promised more

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investment in transport. And more in the economy

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allowing cuts to air passenger duty, a national institute

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to foster manufacturing and action to boost oil platform

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decommissioning in the North Sea. The Scottish Government won't match

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a planned Treasury cut The Tories said that could

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disadvantage Scotland. Pushing

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income tax rates above levels in the rest of the UK isn't

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going to help Scottish growth. Labour welcomed measures such

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as gender balance on public boards, but accused ministers

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of being too timid. Over the past decade,

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this Parliament has become

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more and more powerful, but the Government's programme has

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become less and less ambitious. There is a bill to tackle

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domestic abuse, including for the first time,

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psychological abuse. Victims of childhood abuse

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will be given longer Today's programme also

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includes plans for a new Social Security system

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in Scotland, scrapping the so-called bedroom tax and there's

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more on the family. Extra help with childcare,

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an attainment fund to help disadvantaged pupils

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at school and a child A qualified welcome for those, but

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Patrick Harvey of the Greens hates the planned cut in

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air passenger duty. That benefit will go

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to the wealthiest frequent fliers. Nicola Sturegon insisted today's

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programme was about the nuts and bolts,

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the day job, not independence. Willie Rennie of the Liberal

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Democrats wasn't convinced. The First Minister

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should ditch the charade and ditch her new plans

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for independence. That would be the best

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thing for Scotland. Still, with the constitution,

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MSPs endorsed the appointment of Mike Russell

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as the minister to handle Brexit A man has gone on trial accused

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of murdering an Asian man in North Lanarkshire almost

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18 years ago. Ronnie Coulter denies killing

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Surjit Singh Chhokar in November 1998, in Wishaw

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and trying to conceal From the High Court in Glasgow,

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Andrew Black reports. Arriving at the High Court

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in Glasgow, the sister and mother of Surjit Singh Chhokar

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with the family's lawyer. It's almost 18 years

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since he was killed. Mr Chhokar, who was

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32 and worked as a Donald Finlay, QC is defending

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the man charged with his murder, Alex Prentice, QC, today opened

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the prosecution's case. in Overtown, Wishaw, Mr Coulter

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attacked Mr Chhokar by beating him with a wooden baton and striking him

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with a knife and further accused The only witness today

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was a retired policeman who was part of the

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team investigating the killing. He set the scene for

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members of the jury video of the scene of the killing

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and also the area of Wishaw where Mr Mr Coulter is also accused

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of breaking into Mr Chhokar's house in 1998

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and stealing a cooker and forging a signature

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on He denies all the

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charges against him. The trial is expected to last

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around five weeks. The new Borders railway

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is one year old today. The route runs from Edinburgh

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Waverley, to Tweedbank near Melrose - a line that had

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been shut for 46 years - and cost more than ?350

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million to reopen. The service has brough

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a welcome boost for tourism but has it been a victim

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of its own success? Perhaps it's no surprise that

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a route this stunning has surpassed expectations but the scenery can't

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hide some teething problems. It's had some problems

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recently over the past few weeks but hopefully

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getting those sorted out. Since it has come, I have been

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using it instead of the bus. It is much more comfortable

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but you pay It has got better,

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to be honest, over time. Campaigners who back the line have

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been monitoring its progress and say

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there is a clear need for The downside is the service has

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been quite unreliable. Problems with cancellations and late

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running because of inadequate Too much single track,

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not enough double track. That has been a worry,

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it doesn't affect visitors but for regular

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communitiers that's a concern, if it is too unreliable they will go

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back to using the car or the puss. ScotRail who operate the service

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admit there have been problems but A railway like the Borders is

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fantastic, it connects the community We will continually

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improve it to make sure whatever the issues are,

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that have come up, are fixed. One of the main reasons

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for reopening the Borders Railway line was to bring an

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economic impact to the area and in places like Melrose,

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businesses are reporting an increase in the number of business sores

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but questions are being asked about how far that

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economic impact has spread. In the years ahead

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we'll see the economic impact flush throughout the Boarders

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but in the first year already there are significant signs the economic

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benefit is coming to fruition. One year on, there

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is now an expectation that the service will improve

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and the benefits will spread. But, as one passenger

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put it, at least we now have a railway

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it complain about. More than 11 years ago,

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five members of one family from South Uist were killed

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in one of the worst storms to hit the Western Isles

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in living memory. A fatal accident inquiry

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has never been held But relatives say they believe

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the tragedy may have been caused by the construction

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of a nearby causeway. From South Uist,

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Ian Hamilton reports. This has been a desperate search,

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a community struggling to find their Locals used anything

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they could to find their youngsters, garden rakes,

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old walking sticks. Father MacDonald recalls a tragedy

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that hit his parish community in South Uist

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in 2005, that claimed five lives. I believe around about 7.00,

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which was high tide, the waves were crashing

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over the top of the And that was what prompted

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the family to leave. On that night, the family came along

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this road They were put here two

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years after the accident. This was just an open piece of road

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built along the sandbank. The cars were swept

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away here but it's believed that the source of

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the problem was further up the road. The causeway is two miles further

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down the road there, with

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the growing waves, sea levels, the wind

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was The causeway was

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acting as a dam, the water had to go somewhere,

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so it burst overland. Locals believe that the accident

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could have been avoided. A family member told us

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that the original plan for the causeway linking the mainland

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and island had gaps but the final We would like to see

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a fatal accident inquiry. We did a freedom of information

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request to the local authority for all documents relating

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to the construction of the causeway. As soon as we started

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going through it, it was evident there was

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a lot of papers missing. Well, if you ask for something

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and they don't provide it, it gives the impression

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they are trying to hide something. Maybe you think they are liable

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or somebody is liable for making that decision

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to cut from three to one. We want to find out,

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but we are facing a brick wall. We invited the council to respond

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to the concerns and suspicions regarding the freedom

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of information request. A council spokesperson told us that

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all the information 11 years on, residents

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here still live in In July, ?25,000 was made

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available for a feasibility In July, ?25,000 was made

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available for a feasibility study to improve the causeway

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and the Crown Office told us that a fatal accident inquiry

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was still under consideration. Now let's join Judith

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for the latest on the weather We will squeeze another day of warm

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temperatures tomorrow. Tonight is a very humid night. A beautiful

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picture here. Cloud increasing as we head to the night, predominantly

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picture here. Cloud increasing as we dry, although we will see some rain

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and misty and murky conditions towards west and coastal areas.

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Cloudy for most, Misty and murky conditions up the West Coast.

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Outbreaks of patchy rain and drizzle but it is an improving day. Very

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mild first thing, monkey really. A little lower in the north but still

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noticeably humid. We will see that rain across the fourth north-west.

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Winds are delighted here tomorrow and will cloud over for me tomorrow.

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Rainer pushing here as we head to the day. It brightens for this size

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and increasing amount of sunshine across eastern Scotland and through

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the central lowlands. Patchy rain towards the Western Isles and the

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far north-west into or acne. As far as the rest of the UK is concerned,

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similar conditions for Northern Ireland. We will see good spells of

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sunshine are running along the south coast and towards the Channel

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Islands and hot temperatures for the time of year, potential highs of 25

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Celsius. Back on home turf, we are looking at everyone tempered at the

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time of year. More widely into the low 20s tomorrow. Almost like a warm

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summer 's day. Heading into the evening, very little changes but an

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overnight, cloud building up in the west and some rain pushing in here.

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The pressure chart, you can see, introducing outbreaks of rain along

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with strengthening winds. We will just see that rain is going off

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itself. Deteriorating as it does. It will be a noticeably windy day but

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brightening up behind the rain. And that's all from

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Reporting Scotland tonight. There are regular updates

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during Breakfast from From everyone on the late

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team here in Glasgow

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