RMT union members say they’re prepared to fight for their livelihoods as a 24 hour strike by Northern Isles ferry staff gets under way. Routes to both Orkney and Shetland will be affected in a series of walk-outs over job cuts and conditions. In other news; A Dundee businessman has been convicted of cheating the Government out of millions of pounds after a marathon trial. Shahid Ramzan was involved in tax evasion and money laundering on a grand scale linked to a complex mobile phone trading scam. In local news; A Dundee man has been convicted of sexually abusing eight young girls over a twenty two year period. The offences committed by Paul Angus happened at various locations in the city between 1988 and 2010. Also in sport; Rangers boss Ally McCoist says Craig Brown will be the first to know, if he decides to move for Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser. McCoist’s played down reports linking the Ibrox club with the teenager who’s rejected a new deal with the Dons.