23/02/2017 Reporting Scotland


23/02/2017

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BBC Scotland has learned that sport here is facing a 20% funding cut

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Sport Scotland has yet to decide where the cuts will fall,

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but there's concern that elite athletes could suffer.

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The Government says that reducing health inequalities

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Lynsey Sharp might just get a medal for Scotland.

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A memorable moments from the com all those games two years ago. --

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Commonwealth Games. Lynsey Sharp, against

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the odds, winning silver. Organisers and politicians promised

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a legacy, that sport would have the ability to build

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on its success. But since then, funding

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to Sport Scotland has fallen. First of all, here

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is how it is funded. Around 60% is made up

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from the Scottish Government, with lottery sales

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making up the rest. In the year ending 2015,

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total revenue was ?65.1 million, that is divided

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up amongst 52 sports. Due to spending reductions and a

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drop-in lottery ticket sales, by the end of next year,

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that figure will have fallen That is a cut to the budget of over

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20% in just three years. The man in charge of awarding

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the cash to the sports says It is heartbreaking to me,

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because I just know the effort that the governing bodies

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and the community around, the volunteers, mums and dads,

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have put into this, so to have to say that we are having to cut

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money back is, I believe, One way Scottish athletes

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are going is down under. Their funding is more or less secure

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for the Commonwealth Games For me, I think this will have

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a huge impact across the board. In future, it means Scotland will be

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playing catch up now. It is almost impossible to catch up

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if you fall too far behind The Government responded, saying:

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This was Laura Muir recently, breaking records in the 1,000

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metres, and perhaps proving why But in terms of the

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Government cuts... Clearly, it's not a priority

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and they don't value the role of And they need to address that,

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and we need to look at funding and how other countries

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are increasing their funding The pain is real, but the cause

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is not entirely political. Lottery cash is drying up,

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and sport Scotland hope Chris McLaughlin,

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Reporting Scotland. Snow and high winds caused

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by Storm Doris have led to travel disruption,

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power cuts and school closures. The M80 was closed for a time this

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morning in both directions, after heavy snow led

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to treacherous driving conditions. The M80, a difficult drive this

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morning in the snow, then add in a lorry or two

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jackknife, and the Daily commutes turned

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into 3.5 hours long drives. It has taken me, to go

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five miles, 4.5 hours. I got caught at Bonnybridge

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and I was stuck there Right through Cumbernauld, absolute

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mayhem, a standstill in Cumbernauld. The road reopened around 11am,

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but the chance of snow had been predicted by the Met office

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in a revised weather We had 130 gritters out

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on the M80 last night, and we have salt stocks at high

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levels, so plenty of preparation. An unpleasant journey, of course,

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for those on the M80 this morning. I never like to see disruption

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on the transport network. In South Lanarkshire,

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traffic was trying to make it up two shots on the M8,

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but at least here Near Balfron, this one

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ended up in a ditch. I have come from five miles that

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way, sat here for two hours, trying Near Balfron, this one

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ended up in a ditch. School buses were cancelled in some

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places, but roads stayed open. In Aberdeenshire, a few

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schools were shut, along with a few in Stirlingshire

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and one in Auchterarder. For the M80, the usual

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advice for drivers to stay in their vehicles could not

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contain this one. The captain of Falkirk Football Club

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was determined not to David McCracken braved the elements

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to work those muscles, even using the standstill to show

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off a few squats. The First Minister has said

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that she will "reflect further" on whether Scotland should

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introduce whole-life She was replying to a question

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from the Conservative leader Ruth Davidson,

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who raised the minimum 23 year sentence given to the killer

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of the schoolgirl Paige Doherty. It was reduced from 27 years

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by Appeal Court judges last week. Our judges do not have the tool

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of a whole life tariff at their disposal,

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and we say they should. We can wring our hands

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and express outrage every time something like this happens,

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all we can do something about it. If the Scottish Government

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won't act, I can say today that the Scottish Conservatives

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will, by pushing ahead with a bill making a case

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for the introduction of whole life I give a commitment today

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that the Government will continue to reflect about what further

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changes we might think appropriate, and that Parliament should act

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in the way it thinks best, The budget bill has completed

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its passage through Parliament. The government's ?31 billion

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package of tax and spending plans was passed at Holyrood,

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after the finance secretary secured But the Conservatives

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said Derek Mackay had with Scotland now the

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highest-taxed part of the UK. 59 Passengers on a Flybe flight

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from Edinburgh had to be evacuated after the plane's landing gear

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collapsed during touchdown Emergency services were called

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to the scene following the incident. The plane ended up with one wing

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touching the runway. Flybe said no-one was

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injured in the incident. Mayday, evacuating from

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the cabin on the runway. The Director General of the BBC says

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the corporation's new TV channel for Scotland

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is a "statement of intent". Tony Hall appeared before

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Holyrood's Culture Committee this morning, following the announcement

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that the new channel will begin He was asked whether the proposed

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?30 million budget was enough. The 30 million we are talking

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about is, in crude terms, You know, if you look

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at the BBC Four comparison, there are other things we lay

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into it, which are not for content. And 60% of the output

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will be new commissions, which I think is a really

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very good start. Two years ago, John Barclay was left

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out of Scotland's World Cup squad. Now, he'll captain the team

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at Murrayfield for their Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday,

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replacing the injured Greg Laidlaw. The Scottish six, or rather lack

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of it, was big news yesterday. The man who will wear the number

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six jersey against Wales It is a huge honour for me,

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there is a group of guys who have been working together since he has

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been in charge, and before that, It comes to him naturally,

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so he doesn't have to force himself as a captain,

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it comes naturally, We could call John Barclay Captain

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Scarlet, because he plays for the Scarlets in Wales,

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but comeback kid might He won the first of his 57 caps ten

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years ago against New Zealand but spend a couple of years

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in the international wilderness and was not chosen

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for the 2015 World Cup. Great for him to force his way back

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in, now he is going to run out as captain of the team

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against Wales, where The story of my comeback,

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or how ever you want to say it, is very much what I can provide now

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as captain, and as a player. There is news concerning

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the Scottish number 92, the scrum-half jersey will be

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sported by Price, who took over The Scots haven't beaten

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Wales in ten years. Whatever part Scotland's number six

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and number nine play on Saturday, a Scotland win will make

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headlines across Britain. Lets get the weather forecast

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now from Christopher. thank you very much. Good evening.

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Storm Doris well away for us now. It produced a very mount of snow, for

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others, nothing at all. Cold, frosty, IC. Met Office be aware

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warning in force until tomorrow morning. Few showers but by tomorrow

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morning most of those will have cleared away to bright start the

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day. It will be a cold start. It is a cold start. They say, the risk of

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is especially so on untreated roads and services. Away from the coast,

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it will be quite chilly temperatures. Not far off freezing

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and if you have snow on the ground probably subzero. One or two

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showers, little bit of cloud, but for many dry, bright and sunny

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morning. Across parts of Inland Aberdeenshire, we could well start

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the day well below freezing here. Similar to up towards parts of the

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north. Over the next few hours, we could see temperatures approaching

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negative double-digit. A very cold start for the day here.

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For many, through the course of tomorrow, it is dry and bright.

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Lobby spells of sunshine on offer and it will start to change with

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cloud building and rain arriving. That is a warm front. That will

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bring rain across western parts of Scotland. Mainly dry and bright. In

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the south, 10 degrees. Then the rain spreads its way in across Scotland

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tomorrow night. Snow across the mountain tops, but turning back to

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rain. The wind is picking up with it, too. Fairly strong

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south-westerly. That means Saturday gets off to a wet and windy start. A

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soggy start to Saturday in fact. It should improve come the afternoon.

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That rain will clear away towards the south and east. Brightening up

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and drying up. Temperatures into the double digits. Sunday, the second

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half of the weekend, once again another spell of wet weather pushing

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in. Drying up across the zero west later. Cooler. That is the focus.

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Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25 tomorrow morning.

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But from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow

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