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Dungavel Immigration Detention Centre in south Lanarkshire
is to close, and will be replaced by a short-term holding facility,
Dungavel's been criticised over the years by campaigners who've
raised concerns about the treatment of people detained there
and the length of time they were held.
The Home Office says it's being closed because it's underused,
Dungavel, the former prison became a detention centre for a failed asylum
seekers in 2001. But it was this view from the inside, which first
seekers in 2001. But it was this brought it to the public's
attention. Being held there wasn't child's play. This family were
detained for more than a year, unable to attend school. They were
the first of many children sent to Dungavel with their parents. This
woman was just 14 when she was first taken there with her family in 2007.
Not being able to do anything, that was the most difficult thing for me.
I was the oldest one, and because I knew English, I had to do a lot of
translation with the lawyer and Home Office officials within Dungavel. It
is very tough on me, I felt really hopeless when I was translating,
because I know that, unless the Government did something, MS was a
campaign, we were just go in to be stuck there.
Over the years, Dungavel has been the scene of many protest. At first
against the detention of children, which only ended in 2010. There was
more controversy recently, when the BBC revealed some detailing knees
were being held for more than a year. Torture victims have also been
kept at the facility, in contravention of the Home Office's
own guidelines. This long-term campaigner this is the centre to
take supplies to those being held there.
Speak on the behalf of fellow campaigners, they will welcome the
closure, but still worried about the detention aspect which may take part
in the UK immigration and asylum system.
But the detention centre did have a purpose, to stop failed asylum
seekers from disappearing before they could be removed. Its closure
would stop the detention, instead it'll be moved closer to Glasgow
airport. In a statement, the Home Office said...
The new short-term holding facility will have 51 bed. It will be built
on this site, minutes from Glasgow Airport. The Scottish Government has
welcomed the decision to close this facility. Campaigners are ready
asking questions about what happens now to asylum seekers. They're
worried the fast track process could lead them locked up hundreds of
miles away from the family, friends and support next works. -- support
networks. The Education Secretary says
an amended Named Person scheme should be in place
by August next year - The controversial system will see
a single point of contact for all children
under the age of 18. But it was put on hold,
after the Supreme Court ruled its plans for sharing
information were unlawful. For the avoidance of any doubt,
the Government remains absolutely committed
to the Named Person service. As he updated MSPs,
the Education Secretary was clear. The Named Person scheme
is going ahead, but first For that reason, the Scottish
Government will undertake a three-month period of intense
engagement in Scotland. We will take input from
practitioners as well as parents, charities and young people,
those who support the policy and Every child under the age of 18
was supposed to have a named person by now, a health visitor
or teacher, assigned to look But the scheme was put on hold
after the Supreme Court ruled part of the controversial legislation
that dealt with information sharing Three judges ruled that the Named
Person scheme was unquestionably But they said that it was perfectly
possible that information could be shared with authorities
without the child being aware. The Conservatives want to see this
scheme scrapped, and this is why. The court stated that even
after the information sharing provisions are sorted out,
the Named Person scheme is still in danger of constituting
a disproportionate and therefore unlawful interference
with family life. Labour supported the principle,
but again called for 16 It seems absurd given that
a 16-year-old can vote, marry, To remove them would give a strong
signal that while the Government is not surrendering the Named Person
policy, it is listening, That was a concession
Mr Swinney said the Government The campaign group that brought
about the legal challenge described today's announcement as laughable,
saying the Government should be But they say they welcome the chance
of dialogue with the More than 900 children,
some as young as ten, contacted Childline in Scotland last
year, saying they were suicidal. That's almost double
the number five years ago. Our home affairs correspondent,
Reevel Alderson, reports. Hi, you're through to someone you
can talk to at Childline. It's good to talk. Childline's call
centres are handling almost double the number of calls from young
people with suicidal thoughts than five years ago. Including some
children as young as ten. The charity sees this as positive, that
you can have confidence in talking, even though the start off with more
trivial matters. The main talk about bullying or exam
rashers. Once again confidence and feel relaxed about councillor, they
may go on to tell us the real reason they're calling is live the feel
there is no hope and suicide is the only answer. Talking is a fabulous
first step to getting children and young people the right help.
This age old was a mischievous boy who always looked after his sister,
two years younger than him. It's just 12, he took his life, leaving
his family devastated. -- aged just well. Now his sister is a Childline
councillor, wanting to help other families suffering the same anguish.
I've seen the devastation it leaves behind. Not just to the family,
friends, everyone. If we can stop that happening even one child,
through Childline, then it's been worth it.
The figures were raised in Holyrood, with Labour claiming increasing
numbers of young Scots are now waiting for mental health treatment.
The First Minister admitted demand had increased.
I take the view that that is a positive development that as it
doesn't sound like it - but it means the stigma associated with mental
health is decreasing, and more people, in particular more young
people, a feeling it easier to come forward.
I thank the First Minister for that answer. In the summer, Labour
revealed over 60 young Scots had waited for the treatment they
desperately needed. These figures see that rising to 608. That is
nothing short of a national scandal. Childline is now calling for better
access to services for young people who feel they have nowhere else to
turn. A report on the care of a woman
with postnatal depression who killed her baby has
concluded that chances Erin Sutherland admitted
the culpable homicide of her baby daughter Chloe, on the grounds
of diminished responsibility. The Mental Welfare Commission has
made a series of recommendations, to improve postnatal
mental health care. Seven years ago, the Gaiety Theatre
in Ayr faced a gloomy future. The historic theatre closed
after health and safety concerns. But thanks to the support
of the local community, the Gaiety's back in business,
and it's due to reopen this weekend Our arts correspondent
Pauline McLean reports. From Sir Harry Lauder, to the stars
of many summer seasons, the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr has seen them all.
But offstage this Theatre has equally to romantic times. Not one,
the two devastating fires, and have an safety problems which closed
altogether. We've done a lot of work to the
auditorium. But this Theatre is a survivor. And after a makeover, is
now looking her best. Being closed for the six months,
people were asking, when is it going to reopen, can I do anything, can I
volunteer? There's real committee spirit behind
the theatre. And as the Gaiety prepares to reopen
this weekends, those that championed it for years are prepared to send
their best wishes. Apparently I played the Getty more
than anyone else in its history! I should get a medal. The people that
had to watch me and listen to make, they should get medals!
The first to try out the new stage, Ayr Players, one of the many amateur
companies in the area. Lindsay Robbie Coltrane has played
here, going back to Scottish musical greats, the Alexander Brothers and
people like that. So it is a fantastic privilege to feel that
you're part of that community and part of that history.
And this weekends, they and the hundreds of people who have
supported this Theatre through good times and bad can take a bow. As the
Gaiety reopens for a second century of Scottish entertainment.
Tennis, and Andy Murray is out of the US Open -
but his brother Jamie is currently battling for a place
Jamie and his partner Bruno Soares are up against the top seeds,
French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
Murray and Soares took the first set 7-5, but lost the second 6-4. Murray
and Soares array break up in the third set.
Good evening to you. A breezy night with showery rain. Pressure compared
to recent nights combine. Tomorrow morning, early brightness around,
the best part of the day tomorrow with sunshine and eastern areas.
Cloud further west with showers to start the day. These are the
temperatures at 8am, a reasonable commute to work, but much wetter for
the journey home. Some of the showers heading for the north west
coast, but over to the Moray Firth, more sunshine for you. A reasonably
dry day in Orkney and Shetland. Through Friday, things go downhill.
Clouds thickening, showers increasing. As you concede, heavy
rain to come later and high winds. Across the UK as a whole, the wet
weather pushing into Northern Ireland, affecting Wales as well.
Most of England dry and bright at this moment. Temperatures into the
mid-20s. Elsewhere, more like the high teens, but it is the rain that
is of note. Loretta colours indicating how heavy the rain is
likely to be. When is strong, they'll force winds around the West
Coast. Disruption on ferries and bridges. But the rain is clearing
through at a pace, good news for the weekends, because come Saturday it's
away from us, becoming stuck across the southeast and the wash, for the
rest of the country, plenty of sunshine come Saturday. The winds
are light. Sunday, some bright spells around, a few showers across
the north and north west. Temperatures in the high teens. One
fly in the ointment, the next weather system coming our way will
bring a spell of heavy rain and high winds will stop the timing on its
arrival is open to doubt, it could come in during the day on Sunday.
Stage and on that one. That's the forecast.
Thank you, Christopher. An update on the tennis, Jamie Murray and his
partner are through to the