21/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


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

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The trial of the former owner of Rangers, Craig Whyte,

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has been hearing evidence from two of the club's former managers.

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Walter Smith and Ally McCoist told the High Court in Glasgow

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about the first time they met Mr Whyte, shortly before he took

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He denies acquiring Rangers by fraud.

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Craig Whyte arriving at the High Court in Glasgow for a trial which

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will focus on his takeover of Rangers six years ago. He faces two

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will focus on his takeover of charges. He is accused of fraud by

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pretending he had the funds available to buy the club and he is

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alleged to have breached the companies act. The first witness in

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this trial, one of football 's best-known figures, Walter Smith. As

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he celebrated winning the league in made 2011, his rain at Ibrox was

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ending, just as Craig Whyte acquired control of the club. But today, he

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admitted Rangers' finances were in a perilous state when the club was

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sold with a bank overdraft of ?18 million and a lack of money for the

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playing squad. Defence counsel asked Walter Smith, did you know by 2011

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if the bank had had enough of bankrolling Rangers? Mr Smith said

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yes, we had had an indication of that before 2011 with difficult cuts

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being made at Rangers to make the club more viable. Donald Findlay

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asked him, it must have been very distressing to see the club in a

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state like that. Yes, Mr Smith replied. It was. But we had been

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trying our best to handle the situation while it was there.

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Today's other witness, former Rangers star Ally McCoist, who took

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over the manager 's role at Ibrox when Walter Smith's top-down. He

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talked of his difficulty in getting funds to boost his squad of players.

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He claimed offers being made by the club to sign players were not

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He claimed offers being made by the realistic. The prosecutor asked Ally

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McCoist about the level of investment in the playing squad

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after Craig Whyte took charge at Rangers. Ally McCoist reply, we got

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some players, just not players that would have kept as at the same

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standard as we had. But Ally McCoist acknowledged that new players were

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signed after Craig Whyte took over at Ibrox. Craig Whyte denies both

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charges against him and his trial will continue on Monday.

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Drug-driving limits and roadside testing are to be introduced

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It follows moves by the Scottish government to cut

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Our correspondent Lucy Adams reports.

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The footage is genuine. Shot by a member of the public, it shows how

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erratic some motorists are prepared to be. The driver, impaired by

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alcohol and drugs, was later jailed. Hendry Robertson runs a guest house

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in Inverness. His father died after being hit by a car whose driver had

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taken cannabis, LSD, and methadone. My dad lived on a farm just outside

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Forfar. And every day in life, he would go for a walk. He was out for

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his evening walk and was struck by would go for a walk. He was out for

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car driven by someone who was under the influence of drugs. Kenneth

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Robertson was 92 at the time. He died in hospital two weeks later.

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The driver was sent to prison for died in hospital two weeks later.

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eight years. It is long overdue, this facility should be in place and

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people should be tested if they are thought to be using drugs whilst

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driving. Most people don't know what the current impairment test

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involves. Or how long it takes. I volunteered to allow specially

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trained officers to show us. I am going to examining the size of your

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pupils. Officers can stop drivers when they have reasonable cause. It

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is already illegal to drive while impaired by drugs in Scotland but

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the current test takes around 15 minutes and means being taken back

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to a police station if you are suspected of having

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to a police station if you are Then there's a blood test that

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follows. In future, the idea would be to do an instant roadside test by

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your car. Scotland is following changes in England and Wales where

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officers now use a saliva test which detects cannabis and cocaine. They

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caught 8000 people in the first 12 months of using the test. Police

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Scotland welcome the move and warned people to avoid anything which

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impairs their driving. This is about all drugs. A drug is anything that

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can impair your ability to drive. People need to be mindful, it is not

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just about heroin and cocaine, it is also about prescribed

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antidepressants. You need to be following guidance given by your

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doctor. Road safety campaigners say the test could have been introduced

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sooner. But ministers say Scotland will soon be ahead of the rest of

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the UK. There are some drugs where it will be a zero tolerance

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approach. You will be committing an offence. And for others, it will be

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a specified amount. In the same way it is with alcohol. We will engage

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with stakeholders around what those limits should actually be. Ministers

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will be setting out exactly which drugs will be limited and how in the

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next few months. 200 jobs are set to be created

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in the West Highlands, after a contract was signed to build

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parts for floating wind The dry dock there was last

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used to work on the Skye The yard was built to construct

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North Sea oil platforms and in the 1970s employed more

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than three thousand people. Rangers say they're "shocked

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and saddened" at the death of their former player

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Ugo Ehiogu at the age of 44. He suffered a heart attack yesterday

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at Tottenham's training ground, Ehiogu played for Rangers ten years

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ago, and is often remembered for this winning goal

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against Celtic. Wildlife experts are hoping

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to rescue a whale which has become It's hoped that the 20-foot minke

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whale can be refloated later tonight, when the tide

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is high enough. A team of around eight people from

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British Divers Marine Life Rescue The minke was spotted on a beach

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west of Elie by a passer-by. Coastguard teams from St Andrews

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and Leven were at the scene. Olympic gold medallist

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Dame Katherine Grainger has been Great Britain's most decorated

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female Olympian retired from rowing, after winning a medal at a fifth

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Games last summer. She'll succeed Rod Carr

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as head of the funding Let's get the weather forecast

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now from Christopher. Good evening. A chilly night in

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store with clear conditions. There will be a number of showers across

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the far north. That is how we start things tomorrow morning. Being blown

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in bad -- on that brisk wind. Elsewhere, a sunny morning. The

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cloud will bubble up through the course of the day. Showers further

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north. They will continue. Across the UK, reasonably settled and

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drive. Some bright spells through parts of Wales, the Midlands and the

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north of England. Temperature wise for us, we are looking at around ten

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or 11 Celsius for many. You can see the cloud having bubbled up through

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the course of the day but still some bright weather and sunny spells.

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Further north, vary -- varies that rash of showers. Most of them,

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wintry on the tops at times. As we head to the rest of the afternoon

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into the evening, showers still with us. Largely dry for many overnight.

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A cold night. And then for Sunday, high-pressure influencing conditions

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for most of the UK but low pressure across the far North brings a wet

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and windy spell of weather for the far north and the Northern Isles. We

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could see some gale force gusts. Elsewhere, a largely dry day to come

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on Sunday with some sunshine and cloud. Temperatures up a notch but

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they will come straight back down again into Monday and Tuesday. An

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arctic blast of wind and the wrist were mackerel risk of wintry showers

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everywhere.

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