21/12/2016 Reporting Scotland


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Here, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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An investigation has begun into the way police responded

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to calls from the public about a parked van in

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Stirlingshire in which a man's body was later found.

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It's the latest concern about call handling and comes as emergency

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services gear up for their busiest time of the year.

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Here's our home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson.

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The front line for police, calls from the public range

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from emergencies to domestic abuse, wildlife crime, and

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And this is the busiest time of the year.

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But how is public confidence in police call handling?

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Operators at the Bilston Glen call centre failed to tell officers

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about Lamara Bell and John Yuill, who lay in their car on the M9

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Four months later, police apologised to the family of pensioner

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Janet McKay after faults in their investigation

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Like the case of Inverness pensioner Albert Insch found

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dead two months ago, the independent police

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investigator PIRC was asked to review police actions.

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It is now also investigating the police response to calls

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about a van in which a man's body was found in Dunipace,

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Opposition parties are also demanding answers.

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We do need to find out what has gone wrong,

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whether it is the front line, with the pressure on front-line

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police officers, or Bilston Glen, with the old story about

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Whatever it is, we do need to understand what has gone wrong

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The Government says it'll await the outcome

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of the PIRC investigation, but the Justice Secretary says

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he is confident that police call handling procedures have improved.

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It is appropriate that we allow that investigation to take its course,

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but the staff within our call centres do a very good job

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and there have been significant changes in the way in which our call

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I am confident that over the coming weeks that we are making as much

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progress as we can to ensure that all of our emergency

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services are working in a coordinated fashion.

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Police say 30 recommendations made by the Inspector of Constabulary

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following the M9 incident have been implemented, with a new

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process to ensure high standards of call handling.

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What our process has done, though, is indicate that 99.996%

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of our calls were handled without any issue at

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So I am entirely confident in our process and the

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The force says it cannot comment on the incident in Dunipace

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while the investigation by PIRC is continuing.

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Security surrounding Edinburgh's Hogmanay

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celebrations are to be reviewed following the terrorist

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Police emphasise there's no specific threat but that the public

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Our correspondent Andrew Kerr reports.

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The joy of Christmas, bright lights, tasty food,

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and a seasonal atmosphere at Edinburgh's market,

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but those festive lights have been deemed at Berlin's Kurfuerstendamm

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after Monday's terrorist attack which left 12 dead.

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A delivery lorry was turned into a deadly weapon.

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But back in Scotland, people say you cannot live in fear.

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If something like that's going to happen, it is going to happen,

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and there's nothing you can do to stop it from happening.

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I feel a bit kind of isolated here in Scotland, so you feel

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If you look at it and think, "Are we going to get attacked today?"

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The Berlin attack comes as police are preparing

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The message that we keep constantly repeating is be aware

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of your circumstances and your surroundings,

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If you see something suspicious, if you feel uncomfortable

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about something, approach a police officer and tell them

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In Aberdeen, the organisers of the Christmas Village are working

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with police as the First Minister also says to be aware.

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We must be vigilant, the police will continue to be vigilant,

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the Scottish Government, working with their partners

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in the UK Government and with both the police and the intelligence

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agencies, will continue to make sure we are vigilant,

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but the public should also be vigilant as well.

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The threat level is still "Severe", defined as an attack

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But as the police said, people should not be alarmed.

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The second big storm of the winter is expected to cause

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widespread travel disruption in the run-up to Christmas.

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CalMac is advising ferry travellers to check for updates with winds

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of up to 90 miles an hour due to hit the west of the country on Friday.

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In Shetland, at Lerwick this lunchtime, travellers headed

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for the Aberdeen ferry which had been bought forward five

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hours to try to beat the worst of the weather.

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They were very keen to make it south for Christmas.

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I was supposed to be leaving on Friday -

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I'm working up at the gas plant - but due to the weather conditions,

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I have had to leave today otherwise I will be stuck in Shetland over

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Christmas, which I don't quite fancy.

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Sometimes we are delayed, sometimes we get away on time,

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You can see the wind is gathering, so effectively, these northbound

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straits will hit the Western Isles...

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At Loganair HQ, they are keen watches of the weather.

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They have been booking people onto flights going today

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and tomorrow to try to avoid the worst of the storm

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Friday will see the storm at its worst, and we have moved

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a number of flights earlier in the day to try and plan around

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the weather forecasts, and for a small number of flights

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later in the day we have decided to cancel them based on the forecast

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showing there is no reasonable prospect of being able to fly.

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Travellers here at Glasgow Airport are pretty relieved to be getting

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away today for Christmas, rather than leaving it

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to the end of the week, when that storm will be

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Were you always going to travel today?

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I was supposed to be travelling on Friday, I had to change it

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You wanted to get home for Christmas?

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I did not want to spend it in Glasgow.

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I had always planned to travel to Shetland today,

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My brother was travelling on Saturday, but he has

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So you will be both home for Christmas.

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In Kirkwall, it will be breezy on Friday.

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There has been a frenzy of changing of plans here too.

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We go south for Christmas, we were due to go on Christmas Eve,

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then we changed it to Friday because of the weather,

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Spare a thought for around 100 staff on this oil

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The seas will be too high for the helicopters to operate

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there, so it looks like they won't now get home for Christmas.

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For others still heading for that family reunion, though,

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the advice from ferry operators like CalMac is keep

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checking the websites, because there will be disruptions.

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Storm Barbara is bearing no gifts - only very high winds.

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And we will have a full weather forecast at

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Aircraft and drones have been banned from flying over a house in Inverkip

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which is being searched by police looking for missing

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The 36-year-old was reported missing by her carers eight weeks ago.

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It's 17 years since she was last seen in public.

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Police Scotland have been searching the house

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Today they said there is now an air restriction zone over

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Let's take a detailed look at the weather from Kawser.

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Thank you. The only good news I have is that from the model the days will

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be getting longer. We have had some wintry showers today and we will

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continue to see them as we head through the night. There were some

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continue to see them as we head clear spells across Murray to allow

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one of our Weather Watchers to capture the Northern Lights error of

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this evening. Tonight, though showers are mainly across the North

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West, falling as low over higher ground, Suite four Bob levels and

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strong winds. Gales with a mate of in yellow BA were warning enforced

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throughout the model across the North West and the Northern Isles.

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Showers elsewhere. If you are heading out around it or call

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tomorrow morning there will be wintry showers and possibly icy

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stretches where overnight temperatures could follow to

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freezing for many inland areas and towards the North East. For the

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central belt, some wintriness and showers for a time but more in the

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way of dry weather as we head through the day. If you are heading

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out anywhere tomorrow with travel plans, a lot of dry weather across

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England and Wales and for Northern Ireland we will see some wintry

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showers and stronger winds. Across the South of England, ten or 11

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degrees. As you have heard, so far Storm Barbara is heading towards us

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and by Friday morning it will bring some heavy rain, strong winds, in

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particular across the North West of the country, but that strong wind

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warning is across Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, a

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yellow BA were weather warning with gusts of up to 70 mph widely. There

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could be up to 80 or 90 mph through the middle part of the day.

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Transferring across to the Northern Isles by the end of the day, so

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there could be likely disruption. Here is the map for Friday. Rain

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pushing across the West, heaviest across the Southern and Western

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Highlands, Dumfries and Galloway as well, Easter Road is the only breaks

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but also wintriness. That could cause problems for transport. Some

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structural damage is likely across the very fast North West, where

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gusts could reach up to 80 or 90 mph. Whatever your plans, take care

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gusts could reach up to 80 or 90 if you are heading up. That is your

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forecast. But, from everyone

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on the late team, goodnight.

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