02/11/2016 Reporting Scotland


02/11/2016

The latest news and weather from around Scotland.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 02/11/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

An MoD firing range in the Highlands is under lockdown tonight

:00:00.:00:10.

after a soldier was killed during a live firing exercise.

:00:11.:00:15.

There is still a big police presence and there are few details,

:00:16.:00:18.

although police say there is no risk to the local community.

:00:19.:00:20.

Although primarily a bombing range for the RAF,

:00:21.:00:34.

practice here the Tain range has increasingly been used by the army.

:00:35.:00:38.

Yesterday troops were taking part in a training exercise

:00:39.:00:40.

It is thought more than 20 members of the Black Watch

:00:41.:00:44.

based at Fort George near Inverness were involved.

:00:45.:00:46.

The death of their colleague has sparked an intensive investigation.

:00:47.:00:49.

We've got 30 detectives that we've allocated to the inquiry,

:00:50.:00:53.

we have initially resourced from Tain and we are taking more

:00:54.:00:56.

officers from across Scotland to support the inquiry,

:00:57.:01:00.

we also have more officers on the scene of controlling entry

:01:01.:01:03.

and monitoring the scene to support the investigation.

:01:04.:01:14.

Since 2000 135 UK Armed Forces personnel have died on exercises

:01:15.:01:19.

or training, 11 of them in live firing operations.

:01:20.:01:22.

Two months ago Black Watch Private Conor McPherson from Paisley

:01:23.:01:24.

was shot dead in a live firing exercise in Northumberland.

:01:25.:01:28.

I have a daughter serving in the Royal Air Force

:01:29.:01:38.

I know the training needs to be of the highest possible standard

:01:39.:01:42.

and this must include live firing but we had

:01:43.:01:45.

So I am saying this is to be an exhaustive inquiry.

:01:46.:01:49.

Whatever it takes to find out what happened.

:01:50.:01:50.

The local MP has called for a full inquiry to put community

:01:51.:01:54.

Meanwhile both the Prime Minister and First Minister have

:01:55.:01:57.

offered their condolences to the family of the victim.

:01:58.:02:13.

MSPs have voted to urge the Scottish government

:02:14.:02:14.

to repeal its Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.

:02:15.:02:16.

Opposition parties united behind a motion condemning the legislation,

:02:17.:02:19.

which was designed to tackle Sectarianism, as badly

:02:20.:02:20.

Our Political Correspondent, Andrew Kerr, watched the debate.

:02:21.:02:24.

Keeping an eye out for offensive behaviour at the football, but for

:02:25.:02:28.

how much longer will the police operate under the current laws?

:02:29.:02:31.

The opposition rounded on the government

:02:32.:02:40.

at Holyrood calling for legislation to be appealed in the appropriate

:02:41.:02:46.

their subs but would rather leave an injured player on the pitch

:02:47.:02:49.

rather than removing him for a benefit for their team.

:02:50.:02:51.

There are moments when a change in criminal law is

:02:52.:02:54.

appropriate and in this case the view of legal practitioners

:02:55.:02:56.

is that they were already adequate laws in

:02:57.:02:58.

place and those should be used to prosecute

:02:59.:03:00.

this behaviour rather than

:03:01.:03:01.

verifying football and its thousands of fans.

:03:02.:03:06.

Defending the government line, the minister said the powers

:03:07.:03:08.

I would point out that the statistics

:03:09.:03:14.

clearly demonstrate that the prosecution rate for the act is

:03:15.:03:18.

comparable to other prosecution rates.

:03:19.:03:21.

The latest information covers 2014-15 and shows that proceedings

:03:22.:03:24.

have been carried out so far in 19 places,

:03:25.:03:28.

76 people convicted, a conviction rate of 84%.

:03:29.:03:33.

Backed up from the backbenches, today's events

:03:34.:03:36.

have been described as an opposition ploy.

:03:37.:03:41.

That has nothing to do with trying to improve the legislation and

:03:42.:03:45.

everything to do with trying to defeat the government.

:03:46.:03:47.

But the opposition, still smarting, claimed the

:03:48.:04:03.

legislation was pushed through without regard women when the SNP

:04:04.:04:06.

It was introduced and believed by the Justice

:04:07.:04:09.

Secretary and by government showing scant regard

:04:10.:04:11.

for this parliament for

:04:12.:04:12.

civil liberties over the complexities of the problem they

:04:13.:04:14.

Time for an early bath for this legislation, he said, the

:04:15.:04:19.

Yes, 64, no, 63, the motion is therefore agreed.

:04:20.:04:29.

Labour now say the act is dead in the water and want action.

:04:30.:04:32.

The government must therefore bring forward

:04:33.:04:34.

immediate plans on how they

:04:35.:04:35.

will repeal this act as a matter of urgency.

:04:36.:04:38.

The presiding officer said Parliament had made its view clear,

:04:39.:04:41.

it was up to the Scottish Government to reflect on how to respond.

:04:42.:04:48.

England and Scotland could face a points deduction if they defy

:04:49.:04:53.

a Fifa ban on players wearing poppies when the teams

:04:54.:04:56.

English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said both

:04:57.:05:00.

FAs will defy the ban and accept any punishment.

:05:01.:05:03.

Fifa general secretary Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura

:05:04.:05:05.

told the BBC any kind of sanction could follow.

:05:06.:05:11.

World football's governing body prohibits political,

:05:12.:05:13.

religious or commercial messages on shirts.

:05:14.:05:19.

Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority

:05:20.:05:21.

The stock market bonds, worth ?360 million, will go

:05:22.:05:25.

towards the council's capital plan, which includes redeveloping the city

:05:26.:05:27.

centre, building schools and houses, and road construction.

:05:28.:05:34.

A Labour MP has been cleared of attacking a Yes campaigner

:05:35.:05:37.

in Glasgow on the day of the independence referendum.

:05:38.:05:39.

Marie Rimmer, who's the MP for St Helens South and Whiston,

:05:40.:05:43.

faced two charges following an incident outside

:05:44.:05:45.

Shettleston Community Centre on 18th September, 2014.

:05:46.:05:48.

Yesterday, the 69-year-old was cleared of a charge of abusive

:05:49.:05:50.

Today Ms Rimmer was acquitted of assaulting 52-year-old

:05:51.:06:00.

Patricia McLeish by kicking her, after a sheriff found the case

:06:01.:06:02.

I am absolutely delighted and very, very grateful and thankful

:06:03.:06:07.

for and support that everybody has put in with me.

:06:08.:06:10.

I want to really get back now to go on and do the job

:06:11.:06:13.

I was elected to do, representing my constituents

:06:14.:06:16.

A memorial service has been held to remember those who died

:06:17.:06:23.

when Aberdeen University's Zoology building collapsed 50 years ago.

:06:24.:06:27.

It was under construction on November 1st, 1966,

:06:28.:06:30.

when the steel and concrete frame failed, with tragic consequences.

:06:31.:06:34.

Our reporter Steven Duff has been speaking to two men

:06:35.:06:38.

When I arrived there, I was absolutely appalled

:06:39.:06:49.

and could not understand how we could deal with the situation.

:06:50.:06:56.

It was one pile of steel girders, steel pipes, concrete,

:06:57.:07:01.

I had seen the building standing, it was eight stories high,

:07:02.:07:13.

and suddenly there were eight stories, fallen on a house of cards,

:07:14.:07:22.

I felt that if you had stood on tiptoe you could have touched

:07:23.:07:25.

Five people lost their lives that day in 1966, the zooology building

:07:26.:07:36.

at Aberdeen University which was under

:07:37.:07:38.

92-year-old John Burgess was senior fire officer in charge that today.

:07:39.:07:41.

He helped to rescue one of three workers who survived

:07:42.:07:43.

after being buried in the rubble.

:07:44.:07:45.

We made a chain of human firemen to the entrance of it.

:07:46.:07:49.

I said, when I give the word Paul, you are coming out.

:07:50.:07:52.

I yelled at the top of my voice, pull, and I could shout

:07:53.:07:55.

And we all came out and the only injury he got was the abrasions

:07:56.:08:14.

we caused pulling him out of this little part with he was.

:08:15.:08:24.

Gordon had been a news reporter for only eight

:08:25.:08:26.

days when he was sent to the scene of the collapse.

:08:27.:08:29.

He remembers the final survivor emerging.

:08:30.:08:30.

I don't remember any emotion, none of the cheering or applauding

:08:31.:08:33.

somebody shook his hands, we were awfully glad

:08:34.:08:42.

After the tragedy, the construction was completed and the

:08:43.:08:45.

This evening 50 years on a service of remembrance at Aberdeen

:08:46.:08:49.

University for the five men who lost their lives.

:08:50.:08:54.

The Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan, says he didn't

:08:55.:08:56.

consider quitting his post following a disappointing

:08:57.:08:59.

start to the World Cup qualifying campaign.

:09:00.:09:04.

He's just named his squad for next week's World qualifier

:09:05.:09:06.

As expected, his former captain Scott Brown has been

:09:07.:09:10.

picked after coming out of international retirement.

:09:11.:09:11.

Back in Scotland and back in the national squad.

:09:12.:09:16.

Celtic's in form captain, returning home with his club at the

:09:17.:09:19.

Soon, he will be reunited with the Scotland manager,

:09:20.:09:26.

following a short lived international retirement.

:09:27.:09:30.

The backroom staff have done a final build-up conversation that went on.

:09:31.:09:38.

He was thinking about trying to get back in the squad and making

:09:39.:09:43.

From then, we checked it out and that is the case.

:09:44.:09:50.

We spoke on the phone and we are back together again.

:09:51.:09:57.

Is the reunion a long-term thing or a one night stand,

:09:58.:10:00.

beginning and ending with the game against England at Wembley.

:10:01.:10:04.

Hopefully it is a decision we are all happy with.

:10:05.:10:09.

Then after that we will decide what the future is for everybody.

:10:10.:10:13.

What about the manager's commitments?

:10:14.:10:19.

His resolve to stay in position is as strong,

:10:20.:10:21.

Here he is reacting to suggestions he considered stepping aside

:10:22.:10:29.

If you honestly think that from that moment,

:10:30.:10:38.

maybe 24 hours after the defeat, I was thinking about myself,

:10:39.:10:40.

I think at that point, how do I get this group of people,

:10:41.:10:48.

the fans, the players, the backroom staff into a major tournament?

:10:49.:10:50.

I am 59 years old, do you think I was thinking about myself

:10:51.:10:57.

The Scots are fourth in their qualifying group,

:10:58.:11:03.

Defeat at Wembley wouldn't kill Scotland's prospects of qualifying,

:11:04.:11:08.

but it would render them are pretty slim, with or without

:11:09.:11:12.

Well, now the weather outlook for tonight and tomorrow.

:11:13.:11:24.

Thank you. Good evening. This is a lovely picture from earlier,

:11:25.:11:32.

beautiful autumnal colours, but all change tonight with the rain moving

:11:33.:11:36.

in. In the bigger picture you can see the weather system moving in

:11:37.:11:39.

from the Atlantic, bringing outbreaks of rain overnight and

:11:40.:11:43.

thickening cloud. A different day the store tomorrow. It is chilly at

:11:44.:11:47.

the moment but with cloud building overnight temperatures will recover

:11:48.:11:52.

by dawn. These are the likely temperatures at 8am. Cloudy and

:11:53.:11:57.

damp. In the West the rain is heavy and persistent east you are, lighter

:11:58.:12:05.

and more patchy in nature but still fairly damp. Winds, from the South

:12:06.:12:09.

West. Shetland is not faring too bad. A few showers but the bulk of

:12:10.:12:13.

the wet weather is in the south. Through the course of Thursday it

:12:14.:12:18.

will be fairly wet in the West but further east the brain is often on

:12:19.:12:21.

through the course of the day but pretty cloudy. You can see the wet

:12:22.:12:27.

weather stretches through Northern Ireland and the north-west of

:12:28.:12:31.

England and North West Wales and towards Devon and Cornwall. South

:12:32.:12:33.

and east are fairly dry with some brightness. They could be for girlie

:12:34.:12:38.

on. Temperatures are feeling fairly chilly. The winner will be

:12:39.:12:46.

north-westerly by the end of the afternoon and it will drive in

:12:47.:12:49.

showers for a showery night overnight Thursday to Friday. On

:12:50.:12:55.

Friday low pressure is in charge with areas of rain in the south and

:12:56.:13:00.

the North. In the central lowlands dry and fine weather but quite

:13:01.:13:03.

chilly. Cold air moves in as the locals away. On Friday rain clears

:13:04.:13:10.

and a lot of sunshine in central Scotland. In the north another band

:13:11.:13:14.

of rain edges south through the day with snow on the hills. Saturday and

:13:15.:13:19.

Sunday, the cold plunge of their moves down and it is quite frosty

:13:20.:13:25.

overnight. Sunshine during the day in showers around the coast.

:13:26.:13:26.

Our next update is during Breakfast at 6.25am tomorrow morning.

:13:27.:13:29.

But, from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around

:13:30.:13:32.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS