31/12/2016 Reporting Scotland

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An array of sports stars join Scots from academia,


the world of business and charity workers, celebrating their inclusion


Andy Murray, the world number one in tennis,


receives a knighthood at the age of 29.


He's said it's been a great end to an extraordinary year.


It sounds strange, obviously. It is a big honour, a recognition for my


results over the last few years. I'm happy being known as Andy, that's


fine by me. In Dunblane, the honour is seen as a fitting tribute for the


young man who has never forgotten his roots. I'd put him up there with


the greatest with what he's achieved. He will go down as an


all-time great in British sporting history. He's fantastic, he's


brilliant, he deserves it. Brilliant, delighted. He's a great


guy. The whole family they do so much for us. And this is the icing


on the cake as far as his career is concerned. Sir Andy Murray,


brilliant, fantastic news! There is an MBE for Gordon Reid has services


to wheelchair tennis. Katherine Grainger, the first woman to win


five medals at five games, becomes dame for services to


rowing and charity. This year feels like it has been not just a stepping


stone but the springboard what comes next. Adding a title to my name...


There's a responsibility only to go out and do something, make another


big step and have a big impact. Elsewhere, 100 other Scots are being


recognised to Scottish life and society.


Edinburgh is all set to lead Scotland's Hogmanay celebrations,


with the world famous street party, and a concert and fireworks show.


Tens of thousands of revellers are expected in the city centre.


The event is estimated to be worth more than ?40


In some parts of the world, it is already 2017. But here in Edinburgh,


there's still plenty to do as preparations continue well into the


afternoon. Princes Street is shocked to transom traffic and soon it'll be


the scene of a massive street party. I heard about this party, it's very


famous, it's in the top five things you need to do before you die so I


made the trip. In Scotland, they are very friendly. And hospitable. Nice


people. And I came here. With 75,000 revellers, police say there will be


a heightened presence. Organisers say security is their number one


priority. We have a year-round process of reviewing our safety


measures with Police Scotland and the local authority. We have


measures in place and we ask the public to their bit to help as well


and make sure they have their plans in place forgetting here, staying


warm, drinking responsibly and using the transport to get home. The city


is getting ready to party. Crowds are heading for Princes Street. And


there is a ceilidh that'll bring in the New Year. We are expecting wind


and rain but, hopefully, it'll clear away by midnight.


ScotRail is apologising to customers caught up in more


travel misery today, after problems with overhead


electric cables caused services to be suspended throughout


Five of 14 routes experienced major disruption.


Nearly all low level services via Glasgow Queen Street


and Glasgow Central were cancelled this afternoon, with only some bus


services eventually being put in place to transport passengers.


The top two football teams in the country met


Rangers and Celtic played out a thrilling Hogmanay encounter.


And it was the current league champions who came out winners,


stretching their Premiership lead to 19 points.


Our senior football reporter, Chris McLaughlin, reports.


One of the noisiest derbies in the world started with silence. In


memory of the 66 fans who lost their lives in the New Year Ibrox disaster


over 45 years ago. As the New Year approaches, it was an old face who


had Ibrox rocking once more. Step forward 37-year-old Kenny Miller.


Just reward for Rangers who'd started well. There are reasons why


Celtic are so far ahead in the title race. One of those, the young French


striker, Dembele. Celtic were level. At the start of the second half,


only the crossbar stopped giving Celtic the lead. Sinclair was on


target in the follow-up. He made amends with 20 minutes to go. Little


help from the Rangers defence that had temporarily disappeared. In an


entertaining match, the home side looked dangerous in spells. Miller


thought he'd levelled late on. The post had other ideas. Disappointment


for Miller and for Rangers. It finished here with Celtic deserving


of their victory. It's party time now for them and their fans. On the


last day of 2016, the title is all but there's.


There were four other matches in the Premiership


with wins for Dundee, and Ross County, in the Highland


There were draws for Partick and Hamilton.


Now, if you're planning to celebrate the New Year out of doors,


the all-important weather forecast, from Christopher.


Is the rain set to clear in time for the bells, Christopher?


It is indeed, fingers crossed. Good evening. All that rain we've had is


on its way out to leave many areas dry. The blue will be some showers


in the north. There's the rain, offer goes south of the border. Many


areas for central and southern Scotland are dry but it will be


turning chilly, breezy as well. Further north, some showers, some


low temperatures, and we have some sweet to lower levels. The wind is


strong from the north and quite bitter, and there will be the risk


of ice overnight. Be aware warning on the roads for those showers


washing the grit. 2017, plenty of sunshine the central and southern


parts with showers holding on in the north, then edging southwards. It is


a cold and bracing day but plenty of sunshine to welcome in 2017.


Afternoon highs of five. That's the forecast for now.


But we're back with more news and weather 9:35pm.


Until then, a have a very good evening.