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EU students in Scotland have been promised funding for another year.
Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, who made the announcement at the SNP
conference in Glasgow, also challenged UK Ministers
to guarantee the right for EU students to stay
This from our political editor Brian Taylor.
After the Brexit vote, the university here promised their study
places were secure. But still, they fret. For themselves and for those
who want to follow them. A lot of my friends are EU students. So it was
worrying for every single person. At the SNP conference, John Swinney
promised to extend funding to EU students for another year, covering
2017/18. He wants UK ministers to guarantee their right to stay,
regardless of Brexit negotiations. These people are not cards to be
played. They are fellow human beings, to use them as negotiating
chips is be scene and this party -- obscene and this party and SNP
Government will have none of it. The conference broadened the theme by
welcoming the Brain family from Australia, who eventually won the
right to stay in Scotland. Alex Salmond said the story showed the
Conservatives' true intent. If we stick to London rule, we know
exactly what lies in store for it, it will boil down to its essence, a
closed, intolerant, backward looking society. Theresa May's little
England. And the new Deputy Leader had an explicit warning for Theresa
May. If you continue to ignore the expressed will of the people of
Scotland, if you refuse to even consider how we might protect
Scotland's place in the EU, then be in no doubt, your days as Prime
Scotland's place in the EU, then be Minister of a United Kingdom are
numbered. But does it all add up to an early independence referendum?
Tell bats are not entirely -- delegates are not entirely certain.
Some argue yes. The message is this: The days of Scotland being side
lined is over. Remain means remain. Our voice will be heard. The next
independence referendum must be one we are confident we can win when the
time is right. I do urge caution, while a plaud the sentiment of the
resolution, my concern is that we're tying the independence referendum
solely to the trigger of Brexit. Reflecting on that dilemma, Nicola
Sturgeon stoled delegates, "Welcome to my world." Welcome indeed to post
Brexit politics, rarely pure, never simple.
Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral
of the boxer Mike Towell, who died after a bout in Glasgow.
The service at St Andrews Cathedral in Dundee was also attended
It's emerged that in the weeks before the fight Mike Towell had
been suffering from headaches but had put them down to stress.
The family of Mike Towell say the two weeks since his death have been
surreal for them. This morning, they gathered at St Andrews cathedral in
the boxer's Dundee home to say their final goodbye. They weren't alone.
Around 300 people joined them - friends, ordinary community members
and the boxing fraternity wanting to pay their respects. Among them was
Dale Evans, the fighter who delivered the blow which floored
Mike Towell. He later paid his own tribute to Mike at this mural. In a
statement, the family said: That spirit of generosity was also
evident in the funeral service. One of his friends spoke. He was very
humorous. He talked warmly about Mike's life, the type of upbringing
he had. He was a guy with a great sense of humour, a guy who was very,
very much loved among friends and family and the boxing community
generally. The funeral's not the only way Dundee is remembering Mike
Towell. There's a huge amount of respect and affection for Mike
Towell and his family here in Dundee, but questions remain about
the state of his health in the lead up to that fatal fight. Mike died
after his life support machine was switched off following his collapse
in this fight last month. It later emerged he was suffering headaches
during training. What is clear, is that his family is devastated, but
they say they'll also smile every day at his memory.
The two-year-old girl, who was killed after being hit
by a car in Perthshire, has been named as Harlow Edwards
Her six-year-old brother and 17-year-old sister were also hit,
when the car mounted the pavement, after being in a collision
They're both in hospital with serious injuries.
The accident happened on the A94 yesterday afternoon.
Police say they're very concerned for the welfare of a woman from Ayr
who's gone missing with her two children.
29-year-old Farah Fadli, who's also known as Farah Gillespie,
was least seen by a friend on Wednesday morning.
It's believed she was with her ten-year-old son McKenzie
In just over a week, the Burrell Collection in Glasgow
will close its doors for four years for a multi-million
While the A-listed building is refurbished, the collection
of more than 9,000 artefacts will be moved.
Our arts correspondent Pauline McLean reports.
I've got a beautiful and unique carpet fragment from Afghanistan
from the ancient city of Herat. It was made there by weavers in 1610
AD. Deep in the basement of the Burrell collection lie many
treasures which have never seen the light of day. It's lived in this
stores for very many years. We're hoping in the new refushish Burrell
stores for very many years. We're it will apair in a story about fig
ative imagery in Islamic art, is it permissible or forbidden given it's
a controversial issue. Less than a fifth of the collection is out on
public display. In the new building it will be nearer 90%, including the
basement, which will be open to the public for the first time. This is
the biggest undertaking since the Burrell collection opened in 1983.
It must be great satisfaction to you to see this building open and its
treasures so well displayed. The parkland site, far from city centre
pollution, a condition of the bequest. Ascy shipping magnate, Sir
Whirl Burrell was concerned about keeping his treasures safe. It was
why he insisted it never tour abroad. The City argued this was
outdated. After a lengthy legal battle overturned the condition.
While the Burrell is closed, key art works will tour the world, raising
the collection's profile as well as funds. This has been a great pivotal
achievement for us. It means that we're really released on the world
stage now for the first time. That means it encourages great
collaboration with international partners, such as the museum of fine
art in Houston, where four of our pictures will go on display
imminently. Most of the 9,000 artefacts will go into storage,
imminently. Most of the 9,000 carefully wrapped and boxed and
catalogued in the coming months. Ready to go back on display in the
new Burrell museum in 2020. Let's get the weekend weather
outlook now, from Judith. Good evening. We did actually see
something sunny coming through towards the end of the day.
As far as tonight's concerned, we have a weather front introducing
outbreaks of rain across Eastern Scotland, mainly dry in the west. It
will be windy particularly across the far north. Tomorrow it's a wet
and windy start for many of us. Where we're not seeing the rain, it
will spread to western areas, accompanied by strong, gusty, east
or south-easterly winds. It stays dry for Shetland tomorrow, though.
For the rest of the UK, we see the rain across Northern Ireland. That
moves away northwards. Further south, there's a lot of dry weather.
Temperatures getting milder in the south. The winds here go to the
south, 18 at best. Showers band together across south-west Wales,
heavy down pours in the mix. Back here in Scotland, we see highs of 15
Celsius, when the sun comes out. Drier conditions feeding into the
south-west. Still a brisk easterly wind taking the edge off the values.
Shetland staying dry with sunshine wind taking the edge off the values.
further north. Not looking too bad. The rain moves north into the
evening, brighter for the south. The rain clears away. Low pressure never
too far away. We will see a number of showers courtesy of that low
pressure on Saturday. Still a lot of bright, sunny weather with a fresh
southerly wind. From everyone on the late
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