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BBC Scotland's River City celebrates 10 years on screen

24 September 2012 Last updated at 15:36 BST

Ten years ago, on 24 September 2002, BBC Scotland screened the first episode of a new soap.

Since then, River City has had its fair share of high drama.

The Shieldinch community has seen seven births, 19 deaths and 13 weddings.

Off-screen too, the show has seen a decade of change as BBC Scotland's arts correspondent Pauline McLean reports.