29/12/2016 Reporting Scotland


29/12/2016

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The organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party have warned

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people not to travel to the capital unless they have a ticket.

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With 75,000 people expected, Police Scotland insist

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they have a "proportionate" security plan in place.

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At the top of the Mound, a stage is taking shape,

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and high up on the ramparts of the castle, a fireworks display

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sure signs that Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are approaching.

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The buses and restaurants and bars are all full.

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There is a huge build-up, with ?42 million being brought

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It is great for Edinburgh's reputation as the capital

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of Scotland that we can put on a fantastic event like this.

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It is an event that has grown into a three-day festival,

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with tickets for the headline act Paolo Nutini disappearing

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For those thinking about going to the street party,

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We encourage people to buy their tickets now and not travel

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unless they have bought a ticket, because the event will sell out

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beforehand and we do not want people to turn up disappointed.

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On New Year's Eve, this place will be filled up with

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tens of thousands of partygoers, and the recent attacks in Berlin

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are focusing the minds of those policing the event.

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I'm confident we have a proportionate and appropriate plan

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In terms of the overall threat level within the UK,

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that remains at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.

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We ask members of the public to be alert but not alarmed.

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As the preparations continue, there is the one thing that

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organisers can't control, and that is the weather.

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In the past, it has not always been a friend of Edinburgh's Hogmanay,

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but this year's forecast doesn't contain anything too dramatic.

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Some rain and windy conditions, so the advice is to wrap up warm.

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Police also say "robust" plans are in place to ensure public safety

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for the Hogmanay football match between Rangers and Celtic.

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About 50,000 people are expected at Ibrox, while the city centre

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is likely to be crowded with shoppers and

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My focus is about delivering a safe event,

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but not only the football match - we want people to enjoy a safe

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environment in the city centre to do their shopping and enjoy

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I would say to people, make sure you act responsibly.

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If you are having a drink, drink responsibly and make sure

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you plan your transport to and from home.

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Hundreds of people, who were given infected NHS blood in Scotland

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in the 1970s and '80s, have now received extra

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financial support, according to the Scottish Government.

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They include more than 300 people infected with hepatitis C,

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who received lump sums totalling tens of thousands of pounds.

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The news has been broadly welcomed by campaigners,

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but they also called for urgent action to address

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From the 1st of April next year with this Scottish scheme,

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we have the opportunity to support Windows and widowers

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Work has been ongoing to make sure those widows

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and widowers get support, because we know, for many of them,

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It is important to acknowledge that Scotland has done a much better job

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than south of the border in recognising the payments that

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have been necessary to people who have suffered in many cases.

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But in terms of the losers, and I am afraid the widows,

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Food Standards Scotland has issued a warning about a frozen prawn dish,

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sold in Scottish branches of the Aldi supermarket chain.

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It has recalled two batches of Aldi's Specially Selected Tikka

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King Prawns, saying it contains salmonella bacteria which can

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Consumers are being urged not to eat the prawns,

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but to return them to the store for a refund.

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In the run-up to the Old Firm match on Hogmanay, the Rangers manager

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Mark Warburton says he shouldn't be judged on results against Celtic.

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But at Celtic, Brendan Rodgers says the pressure is on the Ibrox side.

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Just ahead of him, Sviatchenko goes for a goal.

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There is MacLean interested in that one and he gets there first.

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He keeps his goal to equalise for St Johnstone.

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Last night's results widen the points gap between the clubs

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at the top of the Premiership to 16 points.

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In terms of where Rangers are at in relation to the points,

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and with Hearts and Aberdeen closing in behind them...

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They will want to win the game as much as we want to win.

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we have had a brilliant opening time to the season.

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The league champions were better than Rangers in their Premiership

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match at Celtic Park, and in the League Cup semifinal

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Rangers managed to have their manager believe he should

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not be judged on games against the archrivals.

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Brendan Rodgers says Celtic's average this season of three goals

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per away game gives them confidence for their trip to Ibrox,

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but this is either proof that even red-hot strikers

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like Leigh Griffiths can misfire or it is proof of his accuracy.

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Let's get the weather outlook for tonight and tomorrow now,

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And across the country Fairly lonely, breezy and mild. A

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bit of rain in the far north-west tomorrow morning. That wet weather

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edging its way as far south as Highland Perthshire. Elsewhere,

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largely cloudy, dry and mild, with temperatures at 8am at nine or 11

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Celsius. Breezes from the south-west occasionally gale force on the West

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Coast. Wet weather up to the north-west of Inverness and

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stretching up towards Orkney and Shetland. More dry across the

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north-east. As we had through the course on Friday, most wet weather

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will stay there. Elsewhere cloudy and the odd spot of light rain or

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drizzle, but ostensibly dry. A tax break to run the Moray Coast and

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North East Aberdeenshire. So the order, largely dry and clarity, like

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the last couple of mornings mist and fog. Stubborn to clear where that

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happens. Temperatures struggle elsewhere into double digits.

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Similar story up here and in the north-east. With brightness, 13 or

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14 Celsius possible. Into Friday night, wet weather in the north-west

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moves southwards. This weather front here with high-pressure retreating

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towards the near continent and the rain moving south. If you start the

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day dry on Saturday, it will turn wet. Heaviest rain likely across the

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Highlands and Islands, with a yellow bee where a warning with difficult

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conditions on the roads with spray and rain edging southwards. -- be

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aware warning. A breezy if not wet afternoon and as we head to the

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evening, rain moving southwards. They can start to the evening, but

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reasonably confident it should clear away in time for the bells. A wet

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start to the night for many but come midnight it should be drier but it

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will be colder with winds coming from the north. A few wintry showers

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as well on the north and north-east coast. That is the forecast for now.

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From everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around

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