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

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On Election Reporting Scotland tonight...

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What do the council results tell us about what will

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And I'll be calling the parties to account out

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And we'll reveal who really is Holyrood's top dog.

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Between now and the general election, we'll bring you up

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to speed with daily events from the campaign trail with

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If you watch nothing else each day, we will be here with your essential

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So, with the local elections now out of the way, today the general

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But who got the biggest bounce from Thursday's results?

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Here's our political correspondent Glenn Campbell.

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Nb That the SNP won is not in doubt. They are the biggest. Their win is

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reflected in new data confirming the share of first preference votes each

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reflected in new data confirming the party received. The SNP were first

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with 32%. Seven points ahead of the Conservatives on 25. Labour are on

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20%, pushed into third place ahead of independence and others with shop

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smaller shares. Now look at how that compares with what happened five

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years ago. The SNP vote share has not changed. The Tories are up 12

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percentage points, mainly at the expense of labour, down 11 on the

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last local Government elections. What might be going on? It looks as

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though what has happened have the Conservatives' concentration on the

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question of the strong, robust opposition has meant that Labour

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voters have gone straight over to the Conservatives because the Labour

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Party's message has been more muted, Let's the polarisation of Scottish

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politics between all the parties. The Tories will place the future of

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the union at the centre of their campaign for next month's general

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election. At Westminster, the SNP is defending 56 of the 59 available

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seats in Scotland. It won them with a 50% share of the vote across the

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country in the general election two years ago. That is more than the 47%

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share they got of the constituency vote at last year's Holyrood

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election for up and much more than the 32% of first preference is the

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party got in this year's locals. The truth is the figures for the SNP are

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low as compared with 2015 and 2016. But of course back in 2012, they

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also did relatively poorly in the local elections, so what we are now

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wondering is whether or not this simply reflects the fact that voters

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are less willing to vote for the SNP in local elections are if this is a

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sign of what is to come. Having won all but three of the Scottish seats

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in the last general election, the SNP has the most to lose in next

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month's vote. Opinion polls suggest there are still on course to finish

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with the largest group of MPs. We've got a trio of top commentators

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to talk about the campaigns so far and the challenges ahead

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for the politicians. Stephen Paton is the online content

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editor for The National, Marianne Taylor writes

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for the Herald, and in our Edinburgh studio, we're joined

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by Andy Maciver, a former director of communications for

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the Scottish Conservatives and currently director of the PR

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agency Message Matters. Thank you to you all for joining us

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this evening. Marianne, who gets the biggest bounce from Thursday's

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results? I think it is clear the Conservatives had a fantastic day,

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and it was not as we imagined it would would be. It has left some

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very interesting propositions, situations. I think it would be

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naive to think that all the voters vote on things like wheelie bins on

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the roads. Obviously the are influenced, knowing this year that

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there is a general election just around the corner, but I also think

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that it reflects, as John Curtis said earlier, the changing

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landscape, the new landscape we are in. Nobody quite knows how this will

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hit Julie Yates and how it will go. I think the SMB will be nervous

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about what has happened, but on the other hand, they are believed it

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quite strongly to you. Will they be nervous or does it suit the SNP, do

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you think, for the soon Conservatives, the old bogeyman

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against the opposition. I definitely think it helped them. Not just in

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terms of the general election but looking at a referendum in the

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future between the SNP and the Conservative Party. I do not think

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the local elections were a massive resurgence in Tory support as much

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the support for the union, collecting around the Conservative

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Party, when you are looking at the breakdowns figures with only 25% of

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the country voting for the Conservatives, it is not so much

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resurgence. That is a problem for them, because that is not a buy into

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their policies, it is to them to the opposition to independence at this

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time. If you look back to the local elections in 2012,

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time. If you look back to the local second had a higher percentage of

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the boat than the Conservatives. As they frame it as their win, I do not

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think the numbers back that up. And in Akiva, Glasgow lost. What now for

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Scottish Labour? Not much, but I think the reality of last week is

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Scottish Labour was a stock market company. It would have been priced

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into the stock last week, so I do not think it has a huge impact on

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labour. I think the interesting thing in last week's results and

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what it tells is the most about Juno the eighth added particular areas

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the opposition parties did well. You look in East Lothian, probably their

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top target see, they did well. The Lib Dems did it well in Edinburgh

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West. The Tories did well right across the South in Perth, Moray, in

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Aberdeenshire, all places they are hoping to take on June the 8th. That

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is something that will worry the SNP the most. But the thing that will

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really concerned the SNP is in those particular seats, maybe eight or ten

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target seats for other parties, the SNP did poorly and their main

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opposition in those seats did really well. Hang on, we saw the SNP do

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well in Edinburgh, at area they well. Hang on, we saw the SNP do

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not polls so well in the independence referendum. They did

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perfectly well in Edinburgh, but I think the biggest seats that is in

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jeopardy is Edinburgh West. They did not do particular well in some of

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the keyboards in Edinburgh West, I think that remains in jeopardy along

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with a number of others. What about the Liberal Democrats? They lost

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seats on Thursday. Tim Farron here today seemed to be very confident of

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a researchers for them in Scotland. I think that is hard to see. It is

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not impossible, but in the new landscape, I do not think there is

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room there for them at all. I do not see how they would be able to appeal

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to union voters who wanted a stronger voice, the whole Brexit

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thing is not playing strongly here in Scotland as it is elsewhere in

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England. I do not think there is room for them. It is not playing

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here at all. Brexit is the elections south of the body. It is all about

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independence year, no? Soul now framed through the constitutional

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lens of who is going to stand up for or against a referendum. Possibly

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one of the reasons why supporter has gone away from the Labour Party in

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the local elections, given that both the Labour Party and the

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Conservatives ran on the same message, vote for us to say no to

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another referendum. It is no surprise that the support... Andy

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Maciver, was we look forward to the surprise that the support... Andy

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next four weeks, not the big policy areas in Scotland? I think it it is

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going to be a policy election. They're going to trying keep this on

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policy, you will see what they have been doing with the well fine cap

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and they will try their best they possibly can to keep on two issues

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like that. This general election is almost like two referendums wrapped

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into one. As you look to England, is very much a referendum on Brexit and

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that is what the Tory party once it framed us. We saw them say that they

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need a bigger mandate to negotiate Europe. To me, the Tories are trying

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to make it into an independence referendum. It is a bit of an

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answering between the Tories on the SNP to see who can be the central

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theme of the campaign. Internally, the SNP have been under a little

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pressure to turn it back onto independence because there was a

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period where they were trying not to talk about that about this time last

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week, Nicola Sturgeon said it was a key issue in the campaign as well,

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so I do not think we will see much policy at all from south of the

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border, there is not much time for it, there is not a lot of space in

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the media for it, and there is not much appetite among the parties to

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talk about it. We will see personalities. Theresa May has been

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on the The capital Mac one Show. I believe we will seek Brexit, which

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is not soft cuddly. I think people deserve the... I would ask them why

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they have taken the biggest risk of the campaign by going on the show in

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the first place. We will find out tomorrow at seven. Thank you for

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your time. More from the campaign trail coming

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up, but first Anne Lundon has Two men from Larkhall whose bodies

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were recovered from the Irish Sea after going out on a speedboat

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at the weekend have Our reporter

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Willie Johnston has the details. The victims have been named as Sandy

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Hamilton, who was 35, and 47 old Kevin McKinlay, both from Larkhall

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in Lanarkshire. The friends had set out on Saturday morning from Port

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Logan just along the coast here, foray powerboats drive up the coast

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when something went badly wrong. Their bodies were discovered last

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night after a major air and sea search which had gone on for nearly

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24 hours. They were found about two and a half miles of straw. The

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tragedy happened in apparently benign conditions. Over the weekend

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we have had fantastic weekend weather. The water is very

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attractive, the sun is out, and it is good to go out and enjoy the

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water at that point. I think this highlights the danger the water can

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entail, how quick a very fun, enjoyable day can become a

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catastrophe and a disaster. The warning has been echoed by police

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Scotland, who say their investigation into the tragedy is

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continuing. Willie Johnston, Reporting Scotland, Portpatrick.

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A plea's been issued for more families to get

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The Fostering Network says over 600 new foster families

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are needed in Scotland, with homes particularly sought

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The charity says unless people come forward, children face being placed

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It's getting increasingly difficult to find somewhere to live

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in the centre of Edinburgh, and that's partly down

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to the capital's success as a draw for tourists.

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According to research by the Scottish Green Party,

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by 2050, almost half of the homes in the EH1 postcode

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Margo Mason lives in Edinburgh's New Town,

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and is one of the growing number of people who rent out their homes

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The extra income enables her to stay living in the city centre.

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I didn't have enough money coming in to live on.

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The alternative would be I would have to sell my house,

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Homeowners like Margot still live in the places

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they rent out at peak times, but there is an ever growing trend

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for people to buy up properties in Edinburgh that they will use

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Critics say this is causing problems.

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Ross Cowan lives on the historic Grassmarket,

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and there are now three holiday flats in his stair alone.

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You've got noise disruption, littering within the stair.

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For somebody coming into the holiday let,

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it is like a hotel without any staff.

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They can do what they like, because there is no-one there.

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Estate agents are concerned about losing rents from

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If you cannot find somewhere to live,

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The Scottish Green Party reckons that if the trend continues,

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around half the homes in EH1 will be holiday homes by 2050.

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Michael Allan's business manages short-term lets,

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which he says are good for the local economy, but he agrees

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All of the negatives can be solved by simple regulation,

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by the council taking insight from local neighbourhood areas,

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taking advice from agencies, to create good policy.

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Other cities like London and Paris have introduced regulations

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The challenge is to find a solution that suits the capital.

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Thanks, Anne, back to Election 2017 in Scotland.

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This was the day Labour and the Conservatives

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Nicola Sturgeon pulled a pint in Perthshire

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and Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron brought his battle bus to Scotland.

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Here some of the key moments with 32 days to go.

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Theresa May says the Conservatives will not abandon their promise to

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reduce annual net migration to the tens of thousands. Even though they

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have never met the target. Of course once we leave the European Union, we

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will have the opportunity to ensure that we have control of our borders

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here in the UK. Labour have been talking tax. Kezia

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Dugdale does not seem keen on the Shadow Chancellor's promise not to

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increase tax for low and middle earners. That is a policy he has

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produced because that is where the power lies, England. I have

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consistently argued for using our powers to raise the money we need to

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stop the cuts. The S hinted that a 50p rate for

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higher errors could be back on the table. We should not be increasing

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the burden of income tax for low and middle-income earners. The cost of

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living is going up. We set in the past that UK wide, going back to the

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50p top rate is something that should be considered.

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While the UK Lib Dems leader was in Scotland. He is not interested in

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deals or coalitions. Individuals will make their own choices and we

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are not in a case of being able to delegate. But the one party standing

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for Scotland in the UK and Scotland in the EU, that is a powerful

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message. With me to talk through today's

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events, Ivan McKee from the SNP, Annie Wells from

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the Scottish Conservatives and Jackie Baillie from

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Scottish Labour. And in Edinburgh is

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Alex Cole-Hamilton from Thank you all for joining us this

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evening. Jackie Baillie, John McDonnell announced yesterday a

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commitment to a tax rise for anyone over ?80,000 a year, will that be in

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commitment to a tax rise for anyone the Scottish party manifesto? We

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already control income tax in Scotland and we set out our

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proposals quite clearly at the last budget because we thought that the

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Scottish Parliament should use the new powers they have in a bid to end

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austerity. So we proposed a top rate of income tax for those lucky enough

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to earn over ?150,000 because we thought that was the right thing to

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do. Now we see the ridiculous spectacle of Nicola Sturgeon having

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initially proposed a 50p top rate of tax, then denying it in the

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Parliament where she had the power to do something about it. What about

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your policy, will you back what John McDonnell has been saying? Those

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people owning over 80,000 fans a year. We think those with the

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broadest shoulders should be a little bit more. -- over ?80,000 a

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year. In Scotland we have responsibility over our own taxation

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so we would come forward with proposals as we have done that suit

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what is going on at the time. And I will not include people who earn

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?80,000 a year? We think people should be paying a little and more,

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those who are fortunate enough to earn more, because we want to end

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austerity in Scotland, whereas the SNP and the Tories simply want to

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pass it on to the very poorest in our country. Ivan McKee, does the

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50p rate for higher earners remain on the table for you? Yes, it has

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always been on the table. The issue of the 50p rate is, you have to do

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the calculations to understand how much it will raise. If you don't do

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that property, it can actually cost you money. It would be insane to put

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a tax rise in that it is going to cost you money and you get less

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money for public services. But we are clear that we will not increase

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taxes for low and average earners, as you have seen in the Labour Party

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policy, to increase taxes for the lowest earners and societies, so

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they would pay for posterity twice. We do not think that is the right

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thing to do. So where should the line be? ?80,000 by the Labour

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Party, or is it for you? I am not go to make a manifesto commitment on

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this show. We will see what happens when the party manifesto comes out

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but the 50% rate is never off the table, and the details of what we

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will propose will be clear in our manifesto. Annie Wells, the other

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big story today was migration. You never actually managed to reach it

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appointments minister said -- Bardia Prime Minister say that the promise

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to cut net migration will be in it again. Do we have a problem with

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migration in Scotland? I don't think we do. The only issue here is that

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we only have 4% of people that come to the UK actually coming to

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Scotland. So we need more people coming? The Scottish Government have

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the leverage to control it, to make this the place to come. But who is

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good working with the highest taxes in the UK and a education system?

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But if the national Government, if the Tory Government nationally is

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setting these limits, but is inevitably going to impact on the

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number of people coming to Scotland. Of course, but you also have the

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operations that people are coming here for. At the end of the day,

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what we are saying is, if the SNP believe that we should get more

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migration here... Do you have an issue with migration here? We need

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to encourage people to live and work in our country but we need to make

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it a fair place for them to come and work. But on the 8th of June the

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people of the UK will have the vote there. We control our borders, or

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Jeremy Corbyn just as free movement of people. You have got Theresa May

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fighting an election campaign at a UK level on the basis that they want

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to reduce immigration despite the fact that when she was Home

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Secretary she completely failed to do so. 160,000 people a year from

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outside the EU. You have the Scottish Conservatives somehow

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trying to blame the SNP... No, because the SNP have been in

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Parliament saying we should have more migration in Scotland. We are

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saying that if people do not just come to Scotland or to any place

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because of cultural values, they come to Scotland or to any place

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come because there are jobs, job growth, things for them... That is

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not how it works. Immigration is there to encourage growth. If you

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ask economic experts, all the UK growth forecasts assume that

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immigration will be in the hundreds of thousands going forward, not the

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tens of thousands. If it was reduced to tens of thousand, the UK' numbers

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would take a tumble. That is going to hurt Scotland. Tim Farron's

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visit, Alex Cole-Hamilton is in Edinburgh. He lost to seize

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nationally and in Scotland only 7% of the vote last week. Your party

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leader says no deals or no pacts. Given how badly you did with that

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the last time, it is easy to see why he's doing it. But how will you get

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anywhere if you're not prepared to deal other parties? Firstly, the

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results of the local election showed our best results were in those seats

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where we are in contention against the SNP, Eastern Bodiger, North East

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Fife and in the West, and in the Highlands we saw us overtaking the

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SNP. Glenn Campbell should a photograph relic, it puts liberal

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Democrat in contention and shows that the SNP are unassailable, and

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we are absolutely bringing the fight that the SNP are unassailable, and

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to them. The seats we took from them last year, against the odds, and in

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North East Fife, so Tim Farron did a tour of some of those seats today to

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bring a message of enthusiasm to the activist base... But you will have

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to deal with other parties to ever get your hands on the levers. I do

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not think that is in question. If every party has ruled out a

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coalition. The SNP have ruled out ever forming a coalition with the

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Conservatives. We cannot ever see as aligning ourselves in this election,

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which everybody is for telling as being a Conservative landslide, what

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we have a race for here is the effective opposition to take the

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fight to Theresa May. Jeremy Corbyn has been shown to be woeful in

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delivering that. Complete capitulation over Brexit. The SNP

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are driving the SNP -- the independence agenda solely the only

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party standing up Scotland's place in the UK and the UK's place in

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Europe is the Lib Dems that is a message and you can see the results

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of both referendums, that is compelling and is winning over

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voters across those areas... Jackie Baillie, when his Jeremy Corbyn

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coming to Scotland? I believe he has already been and I think he will be

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back several times into the course of the campaign. But at the end of

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the day, what this is about is a bold for Labour is a boat very much

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against a second independence referendum and it is a vote to end

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austerity. We are very clear and Jeremy Corbyn is equally clear. What

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we want to do is we want to return to introducing the kind of values

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and policies that have been traditional to Labour. We are a

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tough time, thank you very much indeed. -- out of time.

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And finally, forget the local elections -

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anyone looking for clues as to the general election result

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today turned their attention to the first Holyrood

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14 contenders battled it out to be named Scotland's

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with the prize eventually going to SNP MSP Emma Harper

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The winner decided, apparently, on a first PAWS the post system.

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And that's Election Reporting Scotland.

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Tomorrow on the campaign trail, there's oil and gas, Europe,

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Join me again after the Ten O'Clock News,

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Cloud across the far north was patchy rain drifting into the

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Northern Isles by tomorrow morning. But not too cold. We could see a

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touch of frost towards the Great Glen area. So if I'm stuck to the

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day, any cloud breaking up as we head through the course of the

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morning. Seven or six Celsius across the South and the central lowlands.

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We could see a touch of frost towards the Great Glen Lyon. Across

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the North Coast and the Northern Isles, cloudy with patchy rain, a

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bit of a breeze coming from the West. For the rest of the morning,

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nothing changing across the far North. Cloud sinking further South

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into Aberdeenshire, Friday with bright and sunny spells. As far of

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the rest of the UK goes, some lovely sunshine for Northern Ireland, the

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Western side of the UK will have more in the way of cloud. Quite cool

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and eastern coastal areas, Newcastle right down to the South East.

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Temperatures not looking too bad at all, 18 Celsius for Northern

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Ireland. You will notice the East of Scotland feeling much better in the

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temperature stakes. We could see 17 Celsius by the likes of Perthshire

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and inland parts of the Borders as well. But very little in the way of

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rain. It will feel pleasant in the sunshine. Always a bit cooler under

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the cloud across the former. Holding onto cloudy conditions across the

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foreign or with patchy rain and drizzle. Elsewhere, dry as we head

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through tomorrow evening. Here is the pressure drop, high pressure

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driving our weather. -- the pressure chart. Brightening up on Wednesday,

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that rain clears from the Northern

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