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Charitable Scots raise £2.2m for Children in Need

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Image caption A Still Game sketch written specially for Children in Need will be aired on Saturday's highlights show

Scots have so far helped to raise more than £2.2m for Children in Need.

Sir Terry Wogan was the main host of this year's BBC telethon, with Jackie Bird presenting from BBC Scotland's studio in Glasgow.

One of the highlights from Scotland was a choir of 140 children from schools across Fife performing in a special performance of I'll Stand By You.

By 02:00 on Saturday, £32,620,469 had been raised across the UK, with £2,213,430 coming from Scotland.

Highlights from the show included performances from Boyzone and S Club 7, while Sir Bruce Forsyth returned to Strictly Come Dancing and One Direction played on the set of EastEnders.

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Media captionSir Terry Wogan presenting Children in Need in 2014

Earlier in the day, BBC Scotland's Glasgow headquarters played host to charity events, including a children's dance workshop, primary school bagpipers, Gorbals Youth Brass Band and a staff dance-off.

At 18:10 on Saturday, BBC One Scotland will show a highlights programme featuring Still Game's Jack and Victor making an appearance in River City.

There will also be performance by Nae Direction, a band of famous faces including Jackie Bird, River City's Tom Urie and Scott Fletcher, Radio Scotland's John Beattie, weather forecaster Judith Ralston and actress Katrina Bryan.

Last year's Children in Need raised more than £2.3m on the night in Scotland.

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