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A BBC investigation has found that construction faults have been found
They are similar to those that led to the closure of 17 schools
It was this time last year that parents discovered it wasn't just
one school in Edinburgh that has been badly built, but 17.
Now, in a Freedom of Information request, the BBC has discovered that
71 more schools in Scotland have been found to have similar defects.
These schools are located across 15 local authorities and that takes
the total, when you include Edinburgh, to 89 faulty schools
What has also emerged is that 11 local authorities
say they have not yet carried out the more detailed
intrusive checks on all their schools.
These are surveys the report into the Edinburgh scandal said
It was only when nine tonnes of wall came crashing
into the playground at this primary school last January
that they realised the school had not been built properly.
The official report said it was lucky nobody was killed.
It then emerged that 17 schools in the city
But the number of schools we now know to have been affected
It's actually frightening to think there are so
many schools that potentially have the same problem.
Let's not forget that, at that school, somebody
Defective bits like this were part of the problem.
Because the faults were not found in one
that work is supervised and signed off.
The whole industry has to look at the system and how we can manage
that better than we have, as is indicated at the moment.
As repairs continued today, councils were reminded
of their duty to make sure their buildings are safe.
It's vital that parents have the confidence and a guarantee
that buildings are safe and secure for their children and that's why
the obligation must be taken very seriously by local authorities,
to ensure that buildings are properly constructed,
that they are certificated in terms of the design and structure that has
been undertaken and that the safety of young people can be guaranteed,
This is where is all started, but where does it finish?
83 of the 89 schools the buildings have been fixed.
However, these problems may not just be confined to schools.
In fact, the way that all public buildings are bought
and built in Scotland is now the subject of review.
It has emerged that Gerry King, who has been chairman
of Celtic Boys Club, has been charged in connection with
non-recent sexual abuse offences. Police Scotland confirmed
that a 65-year-old man was charged on 15th February,
and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
Mr King, a teacher at Glasgow's St Martha's Primary School,
has been suspended from teaching duties by Glasgow City Council,
pending the outcome of the police investigation.
There is no information to indicate that the charges relate to any
A protest took place in Glasgow tonight against a UK-wide change to
tax credits that's become known as the "rape clause".
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has described
But Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson
has challenged the Scottish government to use its own
welfare powers, if it wants to do things differently.
Here is our political correspondent, Glenn Campbell.
These protesters gathering in Glasgow are against the new policy
restricting child tax credit claims to the first two children, and they
are far from impressed by the exemption for women
who conceive a third or subsequent child as a result
In order to claim for the third child that has been
conceived through rape, a woman has to fill this out
and then she has to get a third party to sign it to say,
This is an extreme measure that they are expecting women to go to.
I think it shows a complete lack of understanding around rape, sexual
assault and the impact it has on women.
The Department for Work and Pensions says that women who have
children through rape are specifically exempted from the two
child policy so that they don't lose out on benefits, and they say that
such cases will be handled with compassion.
In America last week, the First Minister said the
They have to prove, they have to prove,
that the child was conceived as a result of rape.
Now, it is a disgusting and disgraceful policy.
On social media, the First Minister said it was shameful
that the Scottish Conservatives defended the policy.
Kezia Dugdale said it was terrible but Ruth Davidson
Kezia Dugdale said it was terrible that Ruth Davidson
They have housed in something they say they oppose
but they are choosing not to do it because
they would rather take the UK government than change
the system in Scotland, and I think the First Minister
choosing to do that and not putting forward proposals to changes
opens after allegations of hypocrisy.
It is cruel and it stigmatises not just the women but
The SNP say the so-called rape clause and to child
policy for tax credits should be scrapped across the UK.
A man has died after a violent incident in the centre of Glasgow.
Police said an assault took place just after four o'clock this
The suspected assailant made off on foot towards West Nile Street,
before inflicting injuries on himself.
He died a short time later in hospital.
It is understood the incident is not terrorist-related.
Robots and advanced computer systems are set to transform the way work
That is according to a report from Scottish Enterprise,
which says automation will bring big changes to all parts of Scotland's
Our business correspondent David Henderson has been to a dairy
farm that relies on robots to do much of the work.
This is a dairy farm with a difference.
For hundreds of years, farmers have been milking cows but,
here, it's a robot which does that job.
It's helped the farm become more productive than many of its rivals.
The benefits for the cows are unbelievable, because they can
go on to the robots whenever they want.
It's a stress-free atmosphere for them.
To be honest, if the cows are happy, get more milk.
As the cows eat, another robot gets to
work, serving up the food like a helpful way to.
In the last 100 years, farming has been transformed
by technology, whether its tractors or robots, like this thing.
These days, fewer people than ever work on
farms, and yet they have never been so productive.
The robots will tell us how much milk has been produced
Machines are changing the way that farmers work,
telling them what they need to know and taking over dull and
The biggest benefit for us is being able to utilise the technical
skill of our staff to the greatest of their ability.
The robots allow us to deal with all of the
repetitive jobs that can be automated.
A new report from Scottish Enterprise spells out how
almost every workplace in the country will face changes
because of clever machines, so where do people fit in?
The opportunity, the big prize is to help develop
individuals, to redeploy people, to get that higher value work and to
harness machines and, if we can do that, that will improve
At Dundee and Angus college, they are rising to that challenge.
Students here learned to control a new generation
Digital technology now is all around us.
It touches every single sector that we work in.
Without preparing young people and older adult returners
with these skills, we won't have the workforce that we need
Without advanced robots, farms like this one would find it
much harder to operate and today's report makes it clear that
technology is creating jobs where it didn't exist before,
but few workplaces will remain untouched in the years ahead.
Rangers chairman Dave King faces a legal fight,
after ignoring an order to make an offer for the remaining shares
King is deemed to have breached Takeover Panel rules and was given
until yesterday to bid for two thirds of Rangers' shares.
The businessman said such an offer was not in the interest of either
Rangers or shareholders. Alasdair Lamont has more.
This all relates to purchases or attempted purchases of Rangers
Effectively resulting in the overthrowing of the previous
board and Rangers coming under the control of the current
chairman, Dave King, and like-minded fans and investors,
including Douglas Park. Because they acquire more than 30%
of Rangers' shares and the takeover panel deemed them to be working
as a concerted party, King was told he needed to make an offer to other
shareholders of more than ?11 million.
to yesterday to do that. When that appeal failed,
he went to Edinburgh, to try to have the order enforced.
It is difficult to predict exactly how the court might view this.
Dave King has so far argued that any offer would not
represent value for money for shareholders, as the 20p he would be
offering is below the current value of Rangers shares.
Regardless of how the court looks at it, the takeover
panel has their own potential sanctions if it continues to refuse
to comply with the orders, the most serious of which is called financial
cold shouldering, which prevents city institutions
Now, we can catch up with the weather outlook
Temperatures really struggling in the north tomorrow, with fresh
westerly winds making for quite a chilly though. Across the rest of
the UK, again, quite a lot of cloud. Outbreaks of rain across the North
and north-west of England and perhaps some parts of Wales. A highs
of around 16 Celsius around the London area, given that we do see
some brightness or sunshine. Into tomorrow evening, back on home turf
again that mixture of bright sunny spells and some showers. Really
quite frequent and heavy across the North and falling snow -- falling as
snow on the heels. Saturday, the best day for many areas of the
weekend with lots of brightness and some sunshine. Brisk north-westerly
winds across the North of Scotland feeding in a number of showers.
Really quite a raw feel in exposure to these winds. For Easter Sunday,
quite a lot of dry weather. A fair amount of cloud. We may see some
showers affecting the far north of Scotland, and these could well be
showers affecting the far north of wintry in nature over the hills on
the high ground, and still feeling chilly.
Thanks very much. From everyone on the latest team, good night.