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The families of the two Scots couples killed in the Tunisia terror
attacks last June have been speaking of the devastating
Today the coroner delivered his conclusion at the inquest.
He found that all 30 Britons were unlawfully killed.
Cameron Buttle was at that hearing for us and sent this report.
It was a holiday the celebrate the beginning of a retirement they'd
both worked so hard for. Anne and Jim from Cumbernauld were in their
60s. As they enjoyed their holiday, a terrorist cell was watching their
hotel. It was seen as a soft target for
. Jim died on the way to hospital after waiting 20 minutes with a
gunshot wound to his pelvis. Their family watched the final day of the
invest via video link. Three weeks before Jim and Anne were killed, my
wife and I retired and we had a party. And that was the last time
the whole family were together. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of
what happened in Tunisia, we lost another sister-in-law who died three
weeks after the incident. So the whole family's been in shock really
for the past year-and-a-half. Lisa and Billy Graham were celebrating
their wedding anniversary at the resort. The couple from Perthshire
ran into the hotel to get away from the gunman but, as this hotel CCTV
shows, the gunman followed them upstairs. He caught them on the
first floor and shot them both once upstairs. He caught them on the
in the chest. They died in the corridor. Today at the inquest, the
judge was highly critical of the Tunisian Security Forces, saying
there were only three unarmed guards on duty at the hotel when the
shooting started and two of them ran away and one hid. He said the police
response was at best shambolic, at worst cowardly. He said there was a
specialist response unit nearby minutes away but it returned to base
to get more weapons. The judge said, this was a deliberate and
unjustifiable delay. Security Forces eventually cornered the gunman
outside the hotel and gunned him down. He'd been shot 20 times. I
don't think there'll be any total closure on it until such time as we
hear what recommendations are going to be made by the coroner. I think
that'll probably help us then. The judge said that there were
endless what ifs, what if there were more guards, more security cameras,
better travel advice. But ultimately, he said it was a sudden
and unexpected attack, and it would have made little difference.
There are calls for the Scottish Government to curb alcohol
advertising in a bid to protect children.
Alcohol Focus Scotland said there was clear evidence that
exposure to alcohol marketing through sports sponsorship
and public adverts led children to start drinking at a younger age.
Alcohol marketing is all around us. We often see it in sports like rugby
and football. And Scotland's best-known music festival is named
after the brewer which sponsors it. Now the charity, alcohol Focus
Scotland, says this kind of marketing is enticing children to
drink at an earlier age. But does the man in charge of Tea in the Park
think this is the problem. I don't think alcohol sponsorship per se is
an issue in itself. I think people's approaches to alcohol is where the
problems are, the cheap availability of alcohol is a real problem. So was
there enough evidence to link advertising to consumption? If
children are exposed to it and you can measure that by just simply
asking them what they've seen and you can see that a 13-year-old who
has seen a lot of alcohol marketing is more likely to drink, not just
then but you go back to them a year or two later. Tobacco advertising
has been banned since 2002. The authors of the report says that
played a huge part in the nation's health and they want similar
restrictions for alcohol. But would that make a difference to young
people today? There should be a cutdown on how much is shown on TV
and bill boards and stuff because young people who maybe don't have an
understanding of the effects of alcohol will see vodka adverts and
understand it's not a really strong spirit. I drink for pleasure with
friends and I see more marketing against alcohol than I do for
alcohol. The Scottish Government wants to tackle problem drinking
through minimum alcohol pricing but that policy's been delayed because
of legal action. Ministers say they'll study today's report while
continuing to press the UK Government which has responsibility
for broadcast advertising. The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon,
is accusing the Conservatives of attempting to use Brexit
to unpick the powers Her political rivals say she's
scaremongering to boost the case Our political correspondent
Glenn Campbell reports. It's no surprise that Nicola
Sturgeon believes the UK system doesn't serve the Scottish
Government well, Mo surprise she sees the Brexit vote where Scotland
voted one way and the UK as a whole voted the other as an illustration
of that. This evening, she's not jumped the rhetoric a little,
accusing some Conservatives of trying to use Brexit to
fundamentally undermine the existing devolution settlement. The promises
the leave campaign made in the EU referendum that a Brexit vote would
almost see swathes of new powers repatriated from Brussels to
Holyrood, there is not yet any real guarantee that the Scottish
Parliament and other devolved administrations won't in fact be
stripped of some of our existing powers. In my view, and it's a very
strong view, the post-Brexit landscape, would and should demand a
rebalancing of powers across the UK. I think she's particularly worried
that fishing and farming powers could be eroded, rather than
enHaned. But her political opponents have hit back. Labour say she's
scaremongering. The Conservatives say this is synthetic grievance,
more about making the case for another independence referendum. The
UK Government say they've made clear that they don't intend to take any
powers back from the Scottish Parliament and that they will use
the Brexit process to look for ways of giving devolved Members of
Parliament and assemblies more power.
MSPs have been told compensation for survivors of childhood abuse
in Scotland, could reach at least ?200 million.
Holyrood's Justice Committee has been taking evidence on a government
Bill to allow victims of abuse, to claim compensation beyond
Here's our Home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson.
Charities say few child victims of sexual abuse report the offence
within eight years, but the law allows victims three years to sue
their abuser, that's why the Government wants to extend the
so-called time bar back to 1964. How much will the cost of compensation
be? A small inquiry into institutional child abuse in Jersey
may give a guide, the committee was told. You have an average cost of
around ?40,000 and in Scotland that would involve about ?200 million if
we had the same kind of numbers which would be around 5,000 in
Scotland. So the scale of this, even at its potentially lowest level is
highly significant. The Government estimated its Bill would result in
2,200 court actions. Police say records they've examined of just one
former force, Strathclyde, going back just 17 years, suggests that's
a serious underestimate. We've found or we have catalogued for those
specific types of terms of reference just less than 2,300 files. That
said, we have 4,400 victims. MSPs wanted to know who'd pay the cost of
legal actions which could affect the services voluntary groups and
services provide. Would the Government step in? It should be
adequately resourced and if local authorities cannot meet those
resources, absolutely there should be extra funds available to cover
that and it may well be circumstances in which local
authorities didn't have insurance and then you get significant amounts
of claims coming in. So that will be of serious and significant impact to
local authorities, yes. The Government said it's consulting on
the issue of financial redress, but it added: All bodies who have
liability are required in law to meet that.
Police searching for a missing teenage girl from North Ayshire
believe she may have travelled to England to meet with
16-year-old Abbey Lewis was last seen late on Sunday evening
She was heading towards the train station.
It is thought Abbey may be trying to get to the Birmingham area
to meet someone she met on the internet.
Police investigating the rape of a woman in a Renfrewshire
village, revisited the scene of the attack last night and spoke
The woman was attacked behind the Wallace Primary School
Officers want to find a man who is described as white
Local residents are also being asked to check their gardens and bins
for any unfamiliar items of discarded clothing.
Football; Hamilton beat Aberdeen 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership tonight.
The home side scored in the ninth minute through Mikey Devlin and held
The result moves Hamilton off the bottom of the table
Now it's over to Kirsteen with the weather.
Thank you very much. Good evening to you. Tomorrow marks the beginning of
the meteorological spring. However, we still have some wintry conditions
in the forecast over the next couple of days. Certainly tonight, wintry
showers continuing in the north, given some slight accumulations of
snow to low levels, especially across inland areas. Otherwise dry
with a widespread frost and a risk of ice on any untreated roads and
surfaces as skies clear at times in the north and temperatures fall to
around freezing if not just below. That's continues into tomorrow
morning. Around 8 o'clock, perhaps cloudier
skies across the far south-west at times with one or two showers
affecting these areas. For the most part of southern, central and
eastern Scotland, it's a dry, cold, frosty start with plenty of sunshine
developing. A few showers remain in the Western Isles, the north-west
Highlands and in towards the Northern Isles, again wintry in
nature. As we go through the day, they'll become fewer and further
between and generally the snow level will be across the mountains, hills
and highest levels. Lower ground it will be sleet. A lot of dry weather
in the day with some sunshine. A chilly feel, however, across the
north. For the rest of the UK, after a dry, bright start, the rain
continues to push in during the afternoon. As it tracks north-east
during tomorrow evening, it may begin to fall as snow over the hills
and high ground and, all the while, winds strengthening across the far
south-west, gale force gusts, so all in all perhaps some tricky Driving
conditions here into tomorrow evening. Wintry showers again across
the north of Scotland for a time. Generally they'll become fewer and
lighter during the day. A bright and breezy day to come for many of us,
plenty of sunshine around. Some rain arriving into the south-west later
and temperatures ranging from around six to 11. That's the forecast.
Thank you. That is Reporting Scotland. The next update is at
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