21/03/2017 Reporting Scotland


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Nicola Sturgeon has accused the Prime Minister of acting

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as a "road block", preventing Scotland from having a real choice

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But the First Minister's critics said she would use

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anything as "an excuse" to promote independence.

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The exchanges came during the first day of debate, over a demand

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for Theresa May to concede a second referendum on Scotland's future.

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This from our political editor, Brian Taylor.

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It is about time, timing, complex, political interplay.

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Theresa May is about to signal the start Britain's

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She doesn't want to contemplate a Scottish referendum

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But that strikes Nicola Sturgeon as unfair.

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She says Scotland should be given a choice

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before or just as Britain leaves the European Union

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between autumn 2018 and spring the year after.

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Nicola Sturgeon said it weighed heavily

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upon her to call a referendum, which many didn't relish.

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But she blamed the Prime Minister for

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refusing to compromise on continuing Scottish links with the EU.

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It will simply not be acceptable for the UK

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Government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will

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For the UK Government to stand in the wake of

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Scotland even having a choice, would be,

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in my view, wrong, unfair and

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But union supporters harked back to the

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Edinburgh Agreement, which paved the way for the independence

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They said the SNP had broken its pledge to respect the

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Most people in Scotland are sick to death

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Most people in Scotland don't want another

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referendum any time soon, three years after the last one and most

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people in Scotland see the common-sense

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Which is a second independence referendum shouldn't even be

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contemplated until Brexit is resolved.

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Labour's leader said she hated Tory rule, but...

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They want to replace Tory austerity with

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Because the truth of the matter is, separation

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would mean ?15 billion worth of cuts.

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Willie Rennie said those against the referendum had faced a

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torrent of abuse from Independence supporters.

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A second referendum would only make that worse.

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It is nice to be given such a warm welcome.

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Ironic groans greeted Patrick Harvie.

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Critics said the Greens have ruled out a referendum unless there was

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public demand, but Mr Harvey brushed that aside.

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It is, Presiding Officer, absurd to suggest we should

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not respond to and react to the situation and the fundamentally

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changed circumstances we find ourselves in.

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Outside Parliament, the attendant media, observing,

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There is sound, there is light and tomorrow, there is a

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vote on whether Holyrood demands another independence referendum.

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Meanwhile, it's understood MPs have delayed a final decision

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on whether to debate the issue of a future Scottish

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An E-petition calling for a ban in Westminster

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on the matter has attracted more than 200,000 signatures.

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The commons Petitions Committee failed to make a formal decision.

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The expectation is that a debate will go ahead,

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but linked to a counter petition in favour of a second

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Voters in Scotland have demanded answers to key questions on Scottish

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During a live BBC debate earlier tonight they raised concern

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about issues including future of EU nationals living in the UK.

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Our reporter Andrew Black was watching.

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Debating before twilight audios... Won at the Prime Minister due to

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officially begin the process of leaving the EU next week, voters say

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there are many unanswered questions. What impact for Brexit have on EU

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nationals working in the UK? Should Theresa May be allowed to deliver

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Scottish referendum because Brexit? On that, the Prime Minister says now

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is not the time to authorise the legally binding referendum because

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Brexit talks, so when the Scottish Government go-ahead one anyway. Were

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one of action which is to take the will of the people of Scotland is

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democratically exercised through this and... We have eight days to go

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and none the wiser of the content of the Brexit letter that is going to

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drag Scotland out of the EU against our wishes. Won the Conservatives

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have said no to another referendum before April 2019, but could they

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strike a deal to hold it in the in between? The principle of the thing

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is the same as it was in 2012, and that it would be unfair to ask the

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people of Scotland whether they want to be in an independent state remain

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in the United Kingdom while at the UK relationship to the rest of the

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European Union is unclear. Won the comments provoked a strong response.

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I'm getting sick of hearing Scotland voted to stay in. As she said that.

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62% said it. The vote was not a Scottish vote, it was United Kingdom

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votes. Brexit is a sham. It was sold on a lie. Sold a total lie. On the

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whole thing is the whole point is it is part of the Tory power grab for

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agriculture and fisheries in Scotland. You can shake your head

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all you want, there is a reason. There was concern about the future

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of EU in the UK. My husband is French and has lived a full 27 years

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and we have been married for eight years. I am British, and if Theresa

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May does not accept that EU residents are here, he would have to

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go. I am Bulgarian and there's been lots of negative and distressing

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things coming out. I teach at the University there is a lot of

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international students and there is real distress and worry. We have

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been called bargaining chips, citizens of nowhere... Won on that,

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the two sides agreed respect their rights was vital, but with a

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Hollywood vote tomorrow expected to back Scottish calls for the legal

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powers to hold another referendum, there is plenty of division head.

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Scotland's First Minister has paid tribute to Martin McGuinness,

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the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, who died today.

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Nicola Sturgeon says without his "hard and brave work"

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to bridge the divide, peace would not have been achieved.

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Ms Sturgeon got to know Mr McGuinness through their work

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She said he was optimistic about the future but also

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understood the "fragility" of the peace process.

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Martin McGuinness' death has brought intense reflection both on his role

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as former IRA commander and as one of the architects of

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Tonight, while he received praise from a former Scottish MP who served

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at the Northern Ireland Office, the family of a soldier murdered

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by the IRA said they hoped Martin McGuinness would be

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remembered as a terrorist and not a statesman.

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This man was killed by the IRA in March 1971.

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He'd only been in the province a few weeks.

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It was a honey trap, along with two other Scottish soldiers,

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teenagers John and Joseph McCague, her was lured to a remote spot and

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It was a pivotal moment and shattered their families.

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His cousin David was just three

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No one has been convicted of the murders and an inquest returned

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But David said the scar on his family has never healed.

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He is convinced that as an IRA commander at the time, Martin

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McGuinness must have known who was responsible.

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Martin McGuinness played a part in the republican

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If anything happened on the streets, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness

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Today, some of those who worked with Martin McGuinness

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during the peace process say he played

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a crucial role in forging the

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There was a good Martin McGuinness and a bad

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He fought the bad fighter but then went on to fight

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Because of that, we have the situation in Northern

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There is a peace process there and he is a big feature of that.

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46 years on, still campaigning for a public inquiry into the deaths of

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the soldiers, David says he remains convinced that Martin McGuinness

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People will look on him as a statesman, other people will look

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Moves are under way to extradite a retired priest from Canada

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to Scotland in connection with child abuse claims.

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The Crown Office has been granted a petition warrant for the arrest

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of Father Robert MacKenzie, who lives in Saskatchewan.

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Fort Augustus Abbey School before moving to Canada in 1988.

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Papers are now being prepared in the Crown Office to submit

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an extradition request to the Canadian authorities.

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A plumber is to face trial accused of causing a gas explosion in 2013

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which saw the owners of this home buried in the rubble.

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Craig Hall is alleged to have failed to properly install a boiler

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at Robin and Marion Cunningham's house in Callander.

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Rugby and Scotland's third most-capped player is to bring

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an end to his 17-year career at the end of the season.

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Sean Lamont - seen here scoring against Italy -

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The 36-year-old also helped Glasgow Warriors to their first ever

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Well, it started out with snow for many of us this morning.

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Let's go to Christopher now for the weather

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It is cold and frosty tonight. Icy patches, too. Largely dry central

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parts of the country, but you can see we have this trough in the North

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producing wintry showers. And also, this low pressure bringing snow

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across the Pennines. That could edge into the southern parts of Scotland

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tomorrow morning. At 8am, you can see it is fairly cloudy in southern

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parts, patchy rain, perhaps lead and snow even to lower levels. It is a

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fine run of Scotland tomorrow morning. At 8am, you can see it is

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fairly cloudy in southern parts, patchy rain, perhaps lead and snow

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even to lower levels. It is a fine run thing. Generally, the central

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Lowlands get a dry and cold start. Sunshine in Argyll and Western

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Aberdeenshire and in toward the far North. Still a fewer showers in

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Orkney and Shetland. With the north-east breeze, quite chilly.

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Through the day, cloudy in the south, wet weather tending to fade

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away. South of the border, the low-pressure means cloudy and down

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day of the good parts of the North of England and Wales and insert East

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Anglia and the south-east. Hampshire and daughters, showers and bright

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spells. 9-10 C. We will have 6-7 C and even with sunshine in the

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north-east breeze it will feel cold. Showers fading away as we head

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through to this time tomorrow night. That signals a change as we head to

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Thursday. Largely dry, fine and bright. Winds much lighter.

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Temperatures 9-10 C. Showers for Shetland. High-pressure stretching

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up to us here in Scotland. That will be with us through the weekend and

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it will be largely fine, dry, bright and sunny, mild by day and chilly by

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night. That is over now. Our next update is during Breakfast

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at 6.25am tomorrow morning. But, from everyone on the late

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team here in Glasgow

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