18 August 2014
In Scotland's story, there is no icon more enduring than Arbroath Abbey. But, if the setting was historic, the accompanying offer was modern.
Two women, aged 30 and 27, are charged in connection with the death of two-year-old Liam Fee in Fife.
A man and a woman die in a crash involving a Land Rover and a van on the Torphins to Banchory road in Aberdeenshire.
The Scottish parliament's Justice Committee is to look at the routine arming of specialist police officers.
Online retailers and delivery firms are being urged to agree to work to guidelines designed to offer people in rural areas fair delivery charges.
Police appeal for witnesses after a 28-year-old biker dies following a collision with a car in Arbroath, Angus.
Full coverage of the day's proceedings from the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.
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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has warned against complacency as they seek to secure their place in the Champions League.
The Scottish champions are favourites to progress after a 1-1 first-leg draw away to Maribor in Slovenia.
However, Gordon said: "[Tuesday's] away leg could suit them so we have to be very wary - it's not over and done with yet."
One lane restricted eastbound after accident on A814 Glasgow Harbour - Finnieston.
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Stewart Hosie, SNP: "...formal currency option is the best one, not just for Scotland but for the rest of the UK as well. We know what would happen if £100bn of Scottish exports was receipted in a foreign currency. It would shred sterling overnight. We know the risk to hundreds of thousands of English jobs..."
Labour's Iain Gray: Keeping the pound without a formal currency union would "bring about unprecedented spending cuts to schools and hospitals. It would push up the cost of credit. We have in Scotland a 21st century modern financial services industry that employs 200,000 people. What they are suggesting is that we let that go to the wall".
Free market think tank the Adam Smith Institute says, in the event of independence, Scotland should use the pound without a formal currency union - in the same way as Panama uses the dollar.
Anonymous: Thank God that Mums have choices and are no longer chained to the kitchen sink! Children need socialised with other children and prepared for school and nursery. The world moves on but sadly some folk don't.
Anonymous: Why do non-working mothers expect the taxpayer to pay more and more to support the children that they produced and are their responsibility. Benefit culture?
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Andy Murray has been seeded eighth for the 2014 US Open, which starts at Flushing Meadows on Monday.
The 27-year-old, who won the tournament in 2012, has not won an ATP ranking event since Wimbledon in 2013.
The draw will be made at 17:00 today.
How long before the North Sea oil reserves run out? The BBC's James Cook examines one of the key issues of the independence debate.
The Herald reports that Alex Salmond faces a "grilling" after oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood predicted North Sea oil would start to dwindle in 15 years' time.
Many papers lead with the "manhunt" for the suspected British jihadist filmed beheading American journalist James Foley.
The Courier reports that a girl, aged seven, was used as a drugs mule by her mother.
See the front pages here in our round-up.
The Scottish parliament's Justice Committee will examine Police Scotland's firearms policy later.
MSPs are to question witnesses on the policy which allows armed officers to be deployed on routine duties.
Police Scotland has 275 specialist firearms officers out of its total strength of more than 17,000.
On Morning Call, I'll be asking what would improve our childcare? Have your say on the launch of a national campaign to improve our childcare system in Scotland.
From nursery, to after school, to holiday clubs, let's hear your ideas and suggestions.
Plus, should doctors and nurses get fit in order to set a good example to the rest of us?
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Traffic Scotland tweets: A898 Erskine Bridge N/B & S/B lane 2 closed on both sides between 9:30 & 3:30pm- Onslip to A82 E/B also closed with div
Scottish teenager Maria Lyle marked her arrival on the international stage at the age of just 14 with gold in the T35 100m at the IPC Athletics European Championships.
The world record holder won in 14.92 seconds - almost a second-and-a-half ahead of her nearest rival.
"I can't believe it but I have been working really hard and I'm so glad it has paid off," she told BBC Sport.
The A96 at Moss Street in Keith has been partially blocked by an accident and drivers should expect delays.
An accident on the A92 at Lochgelly has blocked one lane eastbound. The A725 East Kilbride Expressway is moving slowly with heavy congestion at the Raith interchange.
Heavy rain and surface water is causing congestion on the Forth Road Bridge.
Celtic netted an away goal in their Champions League play-off first leg against Maribor. Callum McGregor was on target in the 1-1 draw, giving Ronny Deila's side a boost ahead of the return leg in Glasgow next Tuesday.
Deila praised his players but warned that the Slovenians would prove dangerous on the counter attack when the sides meet again.
"The away goal is vital, 1-1 is a much better result than 0-0," he said.
Liam Fee was pronounced dead at his home in Donald Crescent, Thornton, on 22 March.
The women, aged 30 and 27, are due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.
A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death has been ongoing.
A man and a woman have died in crash involving a Land Rover and a van in Aberdeenshire.
The accident happened on the A980 Torphins to Banchory road at about 19:15 on Wednesday night. The road has now reopened.
An independent Scotland should keep using the pound without a formal currency union with the rest of the UK, according to the Adam Smith Institute.
The free market think tank says not having the Bank of England as a safety net would force banks to take fewer risks.
Morning folks. A wet start but it will improve for most. Brightening up with showers developing this afternoon. Cool 13 to 16C.
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