16/03/2017 Reporting Scotland


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

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The Prime Minister has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's plans

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The First Minister wants to hold the vote between Autumn

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But Theresa May says that clashes with the Brexit timescale

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and it wouldn't be fair to expect Scots to choose without knowing

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the full implications of leaving the European Union.

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She said a referendum could happen later

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Nicola Sturgeon called the announcement "undemocratic

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This from our political editor Brian Taylor.

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European Union notification withdrawal act...

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Royal Assent for the act to leave the European Union.

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But dissent from Nicola Sturgeon's referendum plans.

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My message is very clear, now is not the time.

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I have explained the reasons why, I think we should be working

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to get the right deal for Scotland and the UK with our future

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partnership with the European Union, it would be unfair to Scotland,

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people of Scotland at the moment that they would be being asked

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to make a crucial decision without the information they need

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Constitutional issues are reserved to Westminster,

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Nicola Sturgeon needs Theresa May's agreement, she hasn't got it,

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Here we appear to have the Tory party with just one MP in Scotland,

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thinking that it is OK for them to block Scotland's right to choose.

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I think that is democratically unacceptable, but I also think it

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shows that the Conservatives fear the verdict of the Scottish people.

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Now seems absurd, simply to hand them the opportunity

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and screaming into an isolated, angry Brexit Britain.

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That is not what voters in Scotland chose.

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Scottish Tory leaders say it wouldn't be fair to ask Scotland

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to decide on independence while Brexit was under way.

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A referendum might be possible when Brexit was completely settled.

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But they wouldn't offer dates and they deny they feared defeat

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That dread is probably shared by a lot of people across Scotland.

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You'd oppose having a referendum, but you wouldn't say

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that constitutionally the British Government

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Constitutionally, The UK Government should block it though.

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Ruth Davidson said the Prime Minister wasn't completely

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blocking a referendum, she was settingous out terms.

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Other parties say hold off on a referendum.

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Willie Rennie said the SNP weren't even sure if they'd seek full

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She is sucking up to the Eurosceptics on her own side,

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while cynically selling out the pro Europeans on the sly.

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And Labour claimed independence would be a disaster.

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Isn't it the case that according to her own Government statistics,

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leaving the UK would mean ?15 billion worth of extra cuts?

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It's body boosting bingo promoted at Holyrood today but it takes two

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to tango and Theresa May isn't for dancing.

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The First Minister says her plans for a referendum between autumn next

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year and spring 2019 will not be derailed by the UK Government.

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And that if the Scottish Parliament votes for a second referendum next

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week, then any attempt to block it will be what she describes

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Nicola Sturgeon was speaking to Jackie Bird at Bute House,

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a fortnight on from Jackie's interview with the Prime Minister

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First Minister, Theresa May says now is not the time

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Firstly, I agree with Theresa May that now is not the right time

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to have an independence referendum, that's not what I am proposing.

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What I propose is that Scotland should have the right

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to choose their own future once the terms of Brexit are clear,

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but before it is too late for us to choose a different path.

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Now, on the timetable for the Brexit negotiations

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that the Prime Minister has set out, that means a window of autumn next

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So that's the proposition I've set out.

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We have, in the Scottish Government, a mandate for that, we were elected

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less than a year on a manifesto that set that in these circumstances

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the Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold

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an independence referendum, and of course there is a majority

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I think it would be completely unacceptable and outrageous

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and almost anti-democratic for a Conservative Government

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with one MP in Scotland to seek to block the democratic

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will of the Scottish Parliament, and stand in this way

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of the Scottish people having thing right too choose our own future.

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Although the Prime Minister has not stated a date when she would perhaps

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accept a Scottish referendum, I think the inference seems

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to be today, and I would like to get your take on this,

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that the implication is that it's after Brexit has been done

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and dusted and is up and running, do you agree with that?

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Do I agree that that seems to be what she said?

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That certainly appears to be the case.

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The deal will have to be done, certainly in the broad

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terms of it in any event, by the autumn of next year,

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if the Prime Minister's timetable is to be delivered.

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So in a sense, you know, if the Prime Minister is genuinely

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saying here that her concern is that people should know the terms

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of Brexit, then I agree with that, and that's what I have sent out.

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What she is saying is, or what she appears to be saying

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is she doesn't want Scotland to have the right to choose

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until much later, until long after the UK is out of the EU.

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Let's assume she does mean potentially an independence

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You are going to the Scottish Parliament, there will be

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a vote on Wednesday, if you vote for an independence

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referendum, and Westminster has said no, what then?

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In the last 48-hours we have seen Theresa May perform the most

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embarrassing and screeching U-turn on an issue in her own budget.

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We are likely next week to have a majority in

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the Scottish Parliament and you are really asking me

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right now before that majority has been expressed,

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to accept that a Conservative Prime Minister who has one MP in Scotland,

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has the right just unquestionablibly has the right to lay down

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I am saying I don't think Theresa May's position right now is

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sustainable. This is not the iron Lady, it is somebody whose

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government is in chaos and is chopping and changing all the time.

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If you start campaigning for an independent Scotland, will you be

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campaigning for full membership of the EU, or as part of the single

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market? My position has been membership of the EU. We have to

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recognise we are in different circumstances now than 2014. In 2014

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we set up the process in which an independent Scotland would become

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part of the EU at a time when the UK was in the EU. We will be in a

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situation where the UK will be coming out at the EU. We will set up

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the process by which we will see to secure a relationship with Europe.

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55% of Scots voted to stay in the UK and then the UK voted to come out of

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the EU. You cannot have one and then the UK voted to come out of

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democratic process and you agree with and one you don't agree with,

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and therefore disregard. I am not with and one you don't agree with,

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disregarding either of the wreck the Rendon is. But in 2014 we did not

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know if the UK was going to come out of the EU. In 2014 Scotland was told

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to vote no to stay in the EU. Then Scotland were told to vote to come

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out of the EU. Will you be campaigning unequivocally for

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Scotland to stay in the EU or would you accept Scotland within the

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single market? We'll have to set out the process, the transition from

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where we are now the Scotland being in the European Union. The policy of

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the SNP is clear about our desire to be in the European Union because of

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the jobs, investment and the collaboration that would depend on

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that. I am also recognising, through no fault of ours, are facing a

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future where there member state is coming out and we will have to look

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at the future relationship we have with Europe. Non-op that could be

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very clear. First Minister, thank you.

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A documentary on the founder of Europe's first Tibetan Buddhist

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At 19, with Tibet occupied by China and his life in danger,

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he walked through the Himalayas into exile in India.

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We have very strong beliefs we are not going to kill anything

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Akong reached the UK and formed the school at Eskdalemuir S now

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From here he spearheaded humanitarian projects

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Akong was murdered in China in October 2013, just

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after authorising the film of his life to be made.

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When you get to meet someone with such quality that he had,

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it's impossible, as a film-maker, not to think of making a film

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The premier was attended by the current Abbott,

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Akong's younger brother who survived the long walk to freedom with him.

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All his siblings will be very proud that this film was made.

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It'll go all over the world because he is known

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The film has become Akong's memorial a lasting tribute

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Today was BBC's School report day. More than 50 schools in Scotland

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took part in the scheme that gives secondary school students the chance

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to make their own news reports. This ear, many of the film is focused on

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mental health. Cassell Douglas high ear, many of the film is focused on

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school's way of encouraging young people to speak about mental health

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has been to get older students to mentor and tutor younger ones. You

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learn more, because you feel included. If it is a teacher, they

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think that is their job and that is what they are supposed to do to help

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others. Now let's get the weather. There has been blustery showers

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across the North West. We have had this beautiful picture in the

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highlands of the Northern lights. But for the rest of the nights,

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there will be mixtures of clear spells, mainly across the of where

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they are frequent, falling snow over the hills and even down to lower

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levels for the Highlands and a risk of icy stretches and a Met Office be

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aware warning is in force until tomorrow morning. Temperatures can

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dip down close to freezing. For towns and cities it will be two to

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three Celsius. Breezy around the west Coast. The ice warning is still

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with us until 9am. Showers across the Northern Isles, mainly across

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Orkney throughout the day. Brighter spells across the black Isle and

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Caithness and Sutherland. Longer spells of rain in the western part

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of the central Belt. It will be cloudy here for much of the day.

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Temperatures will be ten or 11 Celsius at best. This is the wider

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picture for the rest of the UK. The cloud across Northern Ireland and

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northern England as well. Falling snow over the hills across the

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Highlands. The driest conditions across the south-east of England.

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Temperatures reaching ten to 13 Celsius. Tomorrow evening, cloudy

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conditions remain for Scotland, damp and drizzly affair. The winds will

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ease and by the time we look to the start of the weekend, there will be

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quite a bit of cloud Iran, wet weather, mainly persistent across

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the West. The drier weather will across the North East in the

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afternoon. Temperatures climbing to 11 or 12 cents 12 Celsius. It

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remains quite windy. Our next update is during Breakfast

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at 6:25 tomorrow morning. But, from everyone on the late team

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here in Glasgow and around

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