15 July 2014
Three events: each significant, each with a longer term impact. Of the three, the greatest significance may ultimately lie not with the new and unexpected but with the development which was forecast.
Major road closures are being made in and around Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.
An Australian weightlifter has been detained by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete in the Commonwealth Games athletes' village.
Live video, radio and text coverage of 12 sports on day eight of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Fringe is cancelled after only one performance following a protest by a pro-Palestinian group.
Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission says.
A 19-year-old motorbike rider is detained by police following a collision with a six-year-old girl in Edinburgh.
@BBCTravelScot tweets: A74(M) N/B clsd RTC two lorries involved between J19 B725 (Ecclefechan) and J18 B723 (Lockerbie South). Police directing traffic.
Linda Villumsen of New Zealand takes gold in the women's time trial.
Emma Pooley of England takes silver and Australia's Katrin Garfoot takes bronze.
Katie Archibald of Scotland was in fifth after a brave ride that ran out of steam.
Samantha and Tom from Uddingston sent us this great shot of the athletics at Hampden on Wednesday.
They say they had perfect seats to watch the likes of Kirani James and Greg Rutherford win gold medals.
BBC Scotland's Kevin Keane tweets: Scotland's Katie Archibald passing the crossing point near Stepps. Big cheers here. #Glasgow2014
Away from the Games, Celtic suffered a nightmare first-leg defeat in the third round qualifying for the Champions League.
The Parkhead side lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw last night after taking an early lead in Poland.
A 25-year-old man from Perth, Australia has been fined £400 for throwing a bottle at a man at the Commonwealth Games boxing event.
Laith Samardali is the brother of Australian boxer Jordan.
He missed the member of the public and the plastic bottle hit a seven-year-old child.
The Times has released its transcript of a conversation in which it claimed Usain Bolt made disparaging remarks about the Commonwealth Games.
The newspaper reported on Wednesday that the Olympic 100m champion said he was not enjoying the Glasgow Games.
But Bolt described the article as "nonsense" and "lies" on Twitter and later told reporters the Games were "awesome".
@millarmind tweets: 14:28 start time today for me. Going to be a proud moment rolling off the start ramp.
BBC Scotland's Andy Burke presents a video round-up of all yesterday's highlights from the Games, including Dan Keating's fantastic silver in the all-round gymnastics, and Guy Learmonth, who ran the race of his life to qualify for the 800m final alongside David Rudisha.
You can also read about all yesterday's best bits.
BBC reporter Kevin Keane captured this image of Antri Christoforou of Cyprus.
The leading riders in the Games time trial are passing Hogganfield Loch on their way to East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire.
@BBCSport tweets: Live women's road cycling on @BBCOne next - Olympic medalist Emma Pooley's last race before retirement #Glasgow2014
Or, if you live to the north and east of Glasgow, you can just get out and watch it.
@NetworkRailSCOT tweets: The line at Lenzie has now reopened however residual delays will be experienced until after the morning peak. Sorry for the disruption.
@BBCJohnBeattie tweets: Interviewing the man who lent the Malawi team some bikes
Catch John on BBC Radio Scotland from 12:00.
Glasgow will benefit from the vast amount of money spent hosting the Commonwealth Games - according to Clyde Gateway Regeneration.
Over £500m pound has been spent on hosting and an entire athlete's village built in the east end - which will be used as housing after the games.
Especially if you live in Glasgow, how much do expect by way of lasting change?
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BBC Scotland has a guide to this morning's papers.
As well as Glasgow 2014 (of course) there are reports on Nato and the Baltic states, and the challenge to the NHS in Scotland of treating an increasing number of older pensioners.
Debbie Paterson sent us this picture of Clydesiders at the hockey arena having fun with the local police.
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Scotland's Daniel Keatings took silver and Viorel Etko claimed bronze on day seven of Glasgow 2014.
Keatings finished second in the men's all-around gymnastics final at the Hydro. Etko defeated Malta's Adam Vella to win the wrestling bronze medal in the 61kg.
Team Scotland is currently in fourth place in the table, with a total of 39 medals. England are top with 105.
An Australian weightlifter who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games has been held by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete.
Francois Etoundi, 29, is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff court.
The alleged assault on the unnamed athlete is said to have taken place at the athletes' village in Glasgow at about 06:00 on Wednesday.
A Team Wales spokesman said: "We're aware of an incident that occurred involving a member of Team Wales."
Scotrail tweets: services between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling may be cancelled, delayed or diverted via Cumbernauld at short notice
An independent economic group has called for the future expansion of London airports to take Scotland and other parts of the UK into consideration.
The Scottish Council for Development and Industry has also lobbied for action to increase long-haul services from Scottish airports.
The cycling time trial is a gruelling course that takes in North Lanarkshire and parts of East Dunbartonshire before heading back to Glasgow.
Scottish athletes are in action in plethora of events today.
Away from David Millar and Katie Archibald in this morning's time trial, individual apparatus finals in the gymnastics start at 15:00, with all-round silver medal winner Dan Keating holding Scottish hopes in the pommel-horse.
In the athletics, Eilidh Child goes for gold in the 400m hurdles, while para athletes Meggan Dawson-Farrell and Samantha Kinghorn will compete in the T54 1500m.
Full coverage of every Games event is available on the BBC, across TV, radio and online.
Much of the cycling time trial today can be watched free - if you can find a good vantage point.
What has been your favourite free event of Glasgow 2014?
And if you are at the cycling, send us your thoughts and your pictures.
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Parcel delivery firms are to be given a "statement of principles" to try to improve things for people in "remote" parts of the UK. I'll be asking: When it comes to deliveries are you being punished by your postcode?
And more than a dozen family pairings are competing in Glasgow 2014. Has sibling rivalry helped or hindered you in life?
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@BBCTravelScot tweets: Disruption trains GW Queen St/ Edn Waverley,/GQS and Perth and GQS and Alloa All services through Croy being delayed or disrupted.
Who to cheer on at the cycling time trial?
A favourite with the crowds is likely to be defending Commonwealth Games champion David Millar.
Also watch out for England's Alex Dowsett, who won silver at Delhi 2010.
In the women's race, young Scottish talent Katie Archibald will get her chance to shine.
More than 120km of paths across Scotland's national parks are set to be renovated thanks to a £3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Eroded pathways in the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are to be restored and upgraded as part of the People and the Mountains project.
Major road closures are being made in and around Glasgow ahead of the cycling time trial.
The 40km route - 30km for women - starts and ends at Glasgow Green.
The single loop course takes in a huge swathe of countryside in North Lanarkshire and cuts across East Dunbartonshire before coming back to Glasgow via the city's east end.
Kylie Minogue will perform alongside Lulu, Deacon Blue and Dougie MacLean at the closing ceremony of Glasgow 2014.
(OK, it was confirmed yesterday, but who can resist another picture of Kylie?)
It'll be cloudy, with rain through the Highlands and Islands drifting north and east.
A wet start for the south west too, moving east to Lanarkshire but with bright spells later across Tayside, the central belt and Southern Uplands.
However, expect some hefty showers after lunch with a risk of thunder. Less windy than of late with highs of 17C to 20C.
Welcome to BBC Scotland's live coverage of news, sport, weather and travel across the country on Thursday 31 July. It is day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and we'll be keeping you up to date on all the Team Scotland action. We're here until 23:00.
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