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BBC RADIO SCOTLAND has unveiled its plans to cope with the demands of the Scottish Parliament. Lesley Riddoch will host a daily hour-long lunchtime news bulletin, and each evening there will be a round-up of Holyrood Babylon, called Today In Parliament. The arts programme The Usual Suspects will move from its present lunchtime slot to 6.15pm. The revamp comes at a crucial time for the station, which has recently suffered a considerable dip in ratings. In an effort to play to its strengths, the new line-up will place more emphasis on current affairs, and comedy from the Chewin’ The Fat

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WAVE-RIDING DUDES and those of you fond of a refreshing dip will no doubt be delighted to hear that the Scottish Office has designated a further 36 sites in Scotland as bathing beaches - i.e. areas which must comply with EC directives on clean water. Chris Hines, from the wonderfully named Surfers Against Sewage organisation, welcomed the news, saying ’This will help put Britain in a position where we are working towards one of the most pristine and beautiful coastlines in the world.’


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FISTICUFFS OCCURRED AT the Outhouse bar earlier this month on the most unlikely of occasions. Rough types disrupted the Fin de Siecle evening of poetry and performance by Graham Brodie and Graham Lironi with incessant heckling. Patience wore thin and the offensive parties were forcibly ejected. No such problems are expected at the March event, where Gold Blade front man John Robb will silence any dissenters with a flick of his mighty quiff.

NEW LOTTERY FUNDED programmes have been announced by the Scottish Arts Council. As of April, the New Directions scheme will be replaced by four individual funds designed to involve a wider cross section of the community while at the same time offering a more precisely targeted approach. The four new strands are Access And Participation, Arts By And

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KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR. . . outraged motorists honking in protest at Edinburgh councillor David Begg's vision of a private vehicle-free, café society future for Princes Street.

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