28/12/2016 Reporting Scotland


28/12/2016

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here on BBC One we can now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Some of the oldest trains in Britain are running on one

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of Scotland's most iconic routes, and could be harming

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That's according to the UK Government's Office

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The figures show that the Caledonian Sleeper,

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which takes passengers from Scotland to London, has carriages which are,

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But the operating company says improvements are just down the line.

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The Caledonian sleeper service between Scotland and London has run

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since at least 1900. The rolling stock has been updated since then,

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of course, but with an average age of 41 years, it operates the oldest

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carriages in Britain. Last Christmas, staff on the service took

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strike action over what they described as train defects which

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were a threat not just a comfort but to safety. Sir code, which took over

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the franchise in 2015, has promised to introduce new trains in 2018,

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demonstrating a prototype earlier this year. A spokesman told the BBC:

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Meanwhile, figures show that ScotRail's average rolling stock

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ages 20 years, making it slightly younger than the national average.

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They too are undergoing a new modernisation programme. These

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electric trains will soon take passengers between Edinburgh and

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Glasgow. Virgin's fleet, with an average age of 30 years, says it

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will begin using new trains in 2020. Women who binge drink are portrayed

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more negatively by the media Researchers at Glasgow

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and Glasgow Caledonian universities claim that news stories about women

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drinking excessively are given more than double the amount of coverage

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than men and are stigmatised. It is pictures like these

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which will often see when the media Young girls with short

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skirts falling over It may be an issue but apparently

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not as much as you have Images of women binge drinking

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appear more often in the media, even though

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men drink more. Things may happen on nights

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of binge drinking such as ripped clothing and a scraped knee,

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which is more likely to make women Scantily clad is used very

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frequently for women. There is language

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is not apply to men. Women are drinking

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more than the argues used to but men drink

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twice as much twice as often, and twice as many

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as them die from

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alcohol-related illnesses. Why does women's behaviour hogged

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the headlines? A picture of a guy lying gutter in a sweatshop, says it

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all. A picture of a woman dressing up with someone holding her hair as

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she vomits, that is a fantastic picture. This festive season,

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perhaps the only way to avoid embarrassing pictures is to drink

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responsibly, regardless of your gender.

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which has lain derelict for nearly two decades.

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Ambitious plans are underway to restore an historic Fife theatre

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which has lain derelict for nearly two decades.

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Work is taking place to transform the King's Theatre in Kirkcaldy

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Following in the footsteps of generations of Fifers.

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In '77, they did a massive refurbishment of this room.

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Stephen Barber tries to bring back the glory days and even in this

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dilapidated state, it is still possible

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to imagine how grand this

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There is a lot of work to be done, definitely. It is a three-year

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project and we are taking our time, hoping to retain the essence of the

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building and that we don't damage some of the really historical,

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original stuff. Work on the theatre began in 1904, and it opened two

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years later. The plans for the theatre were big news in Kirkaldy.

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Here we have a copy of the local theatre were big news in Kirkaldy.

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free press, with a couple of illustrations, one in particular

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showing the grandeur of the auditorium. This grainy photograph

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of the main stairway is one of the few images remaining which shows the

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original grand interior of the building, but it closed in 2000 and

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quickly fell into disrepair. Now, the vision is to create a 2000-

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seater venue to attract touring bands. The stage is also big enough

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West End- style shows. A restaurant, bar and function suites are also

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part of the plan. The team it could transform the town. The idea and

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concept is to have a unique landmark to bring people back into that. We

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think that live entertainment would do that in the form of a place this

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size. Right now, the priority is to get the roof back on to keep out the

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rain and the pigeons. The hope is this theatre will be entertaining

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generations to come. There were four games

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in the Scottish Premiership tonight. Celtic stretched their lead

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at the top of the table Partick Thistle beat Dundee 2-0,

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and it was a 1-1 draw Lets get the weather. Christopher

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has the forecast. It is breezy in the north-west,

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meaning the temperatures shouldn't fall too far. South of the border,

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much like last night, mist and fog forming. Some disruption likely if

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you are travelling south of the border. Quite chilly here. For us,

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not quite as cold because of the cloud cover in the breeze. Tomorrow

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morning, a dry start. A touch of frost still holding on in some

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places. Breezy on the West Coast with some rain in the Western Isles.

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In the wins will be strong and south-westerly, gusting to gale

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force later on. There will be brightness coming through, most

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likely around Moray and the north-east. South of the border,

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largely dry, but there could be stubborn mist and fog throughout the

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day, holding the temperature back. In Northern Ireland and the far

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south-west, 7-9 C. Similar for us in Scotland, perhaps 10 Celsius in any

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brightness. Windiest in the far north-west, with rain moving in as

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we head towards Friday. On Friday, the high-pressure slips away, but

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that weather front will let its presence be felt. Fairly wet through

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the far north-west over the course of the day. The rain moves to the

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south. A cloudy day four of many, brighter in the east. Temperatures

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perhaps into the teens. For Hogmanay, we expect rain to move

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south through the course of the day, and by the bells, it should be south

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of the border, leaving most areas dry. Behind it, cold air. The risk

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of a few wintry showers at times. New Year really does personify

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everything that's great about us. MUSIC: I'm Gonna Be

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by The Proclaimers

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