Glasgow 2014: Closing ceremony marks Games end

Glasgow 2014: Best moments from closing ceremony

The 2014 Commonwealth Games has formally closed with a spectacular ceremony at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Deacon Blue and more than 2,000 performers brought the curtain down on what has been praised as the "best Games ever".

Team England topped the medals table with 174, while Scotland ended up with a record 53.

Comedian Des Clarke opened the show promising to say "cheerio with the biggest party in Scotland's history".

Lulu, wearing a tartan scarf, then performed a rousing rendition of her first hit Shout on a huge shooting star-shaped stage in the centre of the pitch.

The athletes who took part in the Games emerged from almost 700 tents dotted throughout the stadium to a thunderous Glasgow welcome from the 40,000-strong crowd.

Lulu Lulu, wearing a tartan scarf, opened the show with Shout
star stage at closing ceremony Cast members danced around to Lulu, Deacon Blue and Glasgow synthpop band Prides
Deacon Blue perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Deacon Blue performed their classic Dignity
city workers enter the stadium during the Glasgow 2014 Closing Ceremony The workers who have kept the city running smoothly during the Games were celebrated

The behind-the-scenes workers who kept Glasgow going for the duration of the Games were then celebrated.

Deacon Blue, who formed in the city in 1985 and went on to become one of its most famous and successful bands, paid tribute to them with a rendition of their anthem, Dignity.

All in all, some 220 members of the emergency services and various council services took centre stage during the ceremony.

The workers - some on foot and some in the vehicles they use day-to-day - were led into the arena by police outriders who had taken part in the baton relay and held aloft a "Let Glasgow Flourish" banner.

Local synthpop band Prides introduced the Games volunteers - known as Clydesiders - and performed their song Messiah.

Team Scotland t-shirt Team Scotland tweeted a picture of their attire for the closing ceremony

Next up were representatives of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The 240 massed pipes and drums from 12 international territories played ear-piercing renditions of Wi' a Hundred Pipers and The Bloody Fields of Flanders to herald the arrival of various Commonwealth dignitaries.

Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin paid tribute to the athletes who "gave it their all" and the Clyde-siders, whom he described as the "lifeblood" of the Games.

He said: "We've welcomed the world to our dear green place and it has been an experience we will never forget. Thank you Glasgow and thank you Scotland. You've done us proud."

Prince Imran, of Malaysia, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), presented an award which recognises an outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games.

The 2014 David Dixon Award was handed to Welsh rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones.

Prince Imran went on to describe Glasgow 2014 as "the best Games ever", adding: "Glasgow - you were Pure, Dead Brilliant."

He told the crowd: "The Commonwealth Games are known as the Friendly Games. Glasgow has succeeded in making them even more than that. These have truly been the People's Games."

Singer Kylie Minogue performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park Kylie's performance marks Glasgow officially passing on the host city mantle to Australia's Gold Coast
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at closing ceremony Representatives from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo took to the pitch to perform
Glasgow band Prides performing at ceremony Glasgow band Prides performed as cast members dressed as festival goers danced around the pitch
Australian singer Jessica Mauboy at closing ceremony Australian singer Jessica Mauboy marked the handover to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Games

The CGF flag was lowered by two military representatives to the backdrop of Robert Burns' Ae Fond Kiss, sung by Scottish folk singer Karen Matheson, lead singer with Capercaillie.

Michael Cavanagh, chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: "As a Games family, I believe we have entertained and inspired the watching world in the last 11 days."

Receiving the flag, Tom Tate, mayor of city of Gold Coast, said: "I am honoured to receive this flag on behalf of the people of City of Gold Coast, Australia.

"We accept this responsibility with great pride and in the spirit of the Commonwealth Games."

Vice patron of the CGF, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex formally declared the Games closed.

Pop icon Kylie, then took to the stage to begin a seven-song set, starting with Spinning Around.

Dougie MacLean performing at closing ceremony The 40,000-strong crowd at Hampden sang along to Scotland's unofficial national anthem Caledonia
Fire works at closing ceremony Fireworks marked the finale as the performers and crowd sang Auld Lang Syne

The ceremony rounded off with Scots singer songwriter Dougie MacLean performing his classic ballad "Caledonia" as ceremony host Des Clarke urged everyone "haste ye back" to Glasgow.

A mass performance of Auld Lang Syne featuring all of the ceremony's performers and the thousands in the audience followed.

A Lone Piper on the stadium's roof introduced the song, before Maclean, Lulu and Kylie joined in as the crowds crossed arms in traditional style.

The celebrations were then completed with the finale fireworks.

Closing ceremony parties were also held at the Glasgow Green and Kelvingrove Bandstand live sites - with music and entertainment and the ceremony being shown on the big screens.

The closing ceremony marks the end of an almost seven-year journey for Glasgow that began on 9 November 2007 when the city was awarded the Games.

When the dust settles on Monday, the focus will begin to turn to what legacy the sporting extravaganza has left behind and whether it was worth the time, effort and huge amount of public money spent.

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    14:08: EGM votes Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    84%/85% of votes cast were for each of the resolutions. Llambias and Leach voted off, King, Murray, Gilligan voted on #rangersegm

     
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    14:05: Changes confirmed Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    #rangersegm results. Boardroom changes confirmed. Read the stock exchange notice here.

     
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    14:02: Rangers: King in EGM victory Chris McLaughlin BBC Sport

    #Rangers confirm Dave King's EGM resolutions have been passed. The old board has been voted off.

     
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    14:00: Funds approved for castle tower Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Funding of £100,000 has been approved for a project to turn Inverness Castle's North Tower and its look-out into a new tourist attraction.

    Inverness Castle

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    13:50: Kitten killed by banned pesticide Angie Brown BBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporter

    An animal welfare charity is appealing for information after a kitten that was poisoned died in her owner's arms in Midlothian.

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    13:42: Council apology over information leak

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    13:33: Rangers LATEST Jonathan Sutherland BBC Scotland

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  20.  
    13:27: Cash for women entrepreneurs

    A charity that helps women from some of Scotland's poorest communities become entrepreneurs has been awarded £200,000 from the Scottish government.

    Women from WEvolution

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    Laing the jewellers in Frederick Street Pic: Brian Innes

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    The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for Inverness and areas surrounding Loch Ness.

    Flood sign

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    Falkirk Wheel

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    11:55: The man who would be King

    Shareholders in Rangers International Football Club have voted on resolutions put forward by Dave King as he seeks to oust the current board.

    Dave King arrives to applause

    Watch King being cheered into the EGM at Ibrox Stadium.

     
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    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 11:52: Tell us what you think

    David Sky: Except #GarryKing a new board do not have to continue down the road of taking a new loan from Cashley do they?

    Bob, Aberdeen: Yes the hard work certainly begins now. Let's hope Mr King lives up to his name. It's going to be hard work both on and off the field. All the best though.

     
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    11:47: Waiting for change

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    11:44: No sign of King Jonathan Sutherland BBC Scotland

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    11:42: Fans' views

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    Kevan O' Neill: I think you should tell the Rangers fans that 10m loan plus another 20m adds up to 30m. King spinning already - maybe the SA judge was right about him.

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    11:40: Questions for King Jonathan Sutherland BBC Scotland

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    11:39: When will it end? Tom English BBC Scotland

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    11:37: Emotions run high... James Shaw BBC Radio 5 live Scotland correspondent

    An emotional moment for @SonsofStruth at today's #Rangersegm.

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    Garry King: #rangersegm Llambias and Leach voted off then put back on by Ashley next week as a condition of his loan? I can see that.

    Colin Mathie: Well that was short + sweet.

    John Boreland: #RangersEGM Monday is not good enough. It must be today, I don't have enough blood pressure medication let to keep me going till Monday.

     
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    11:21: And that was that...

    After almost three years of growing calls for boardroom change at Rangers, the EGM takes less than 10 minutes to enact regime change (results later). Now for the hard work.

     
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    11:21: Your views - Rangers

    Don Gordon: Unbelievable that Rangers supporters applaud a convicted criminal and a manager who tried his level. Best to further bankrupt the club...some people will never learn.

    Byers & Birrell: Can't believe the board haven't done the right thing and just stood down to save the club money.

     
  45.  
    11:19: Meeting closed Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    #rangersegm Andrew Dickson closes meeting. Results to be published later.

     
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    11:19: Number seven Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Resolution 7: appointment of John Gilligan #rangersegm

     
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    11:18: Six... Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Resolution 6: appointment of Paul Murray #rangersegm

     
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    11:18: Resolution five Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Resolution 5: appointment of David King #rangersegm

     
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    11:18: Rangers EGM - your views

    David Leighton: After Leach and Llambias are voted off the board, Dave King should immediately dismiss them from their respective positions, the justification being that "they have not acted in the best interests of the company". If they want to take their dismissal to an employment tribunal then so be it.

     
  50.  
    11:15: Crunch time Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    Votes for removal of Derek Llambias and Barry Leach are taken, followed by those to appoint Dave King, Paul Murray and John Gilligan.

     
  51.  
    11:14: And another... Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Resolution 4: removal of Barry Leach #rangersegm

     
  52.  
    11:13: Resolution three Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Resolution 3: removal of Derek Llambias #rangersegm

     
  53.  
    11:13: Resolution two Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Resolution two: removal of James Easdale. Having resigned, this won't be moved #rangersegm

     
  54.  
    11:12: Resolutions Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Resolution one: removal of David Somers. Having resigned, this resolution won't be moved

     
  55.  
    11:10: Voting time approaches Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Looks like no time is being wasted at Ibrox - they are going straight to the resolutions.

     
  56.  
    Your tweets

    Philip Skelly: surely Dave King convicted of tax crimes in South Africa will fail fit and proper person test

     
  57.  
    11:04: Ally McCoist arrives Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Ally McCoist has just arrived #rangersegm to widespread applause.

     
  58.  
    11:02: Glasgow, not London

    So, after two aborted attempts to stage the Rangers extraordinary general meeting in London hotels, it's about to begin at Ibrox Stadium - where the fans wanted it to be held all along.

     
  59.  
    11:01: Ready to go... Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    King. Murray and Gilligan take their seat at #rangersegm

    Rangers EGM
     
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    10:57: King cheered into EGM

    Rangers shareholders cheer Dave King as he and others take their place for the EGM.

    Dave King
     
  61.  
    10:55: Rangers EGM - Top table set Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    No gazebo today at Ibrox as the Rangers EGM is about to get under way.

    Rangers EGM
     
  62.  
    10:54: Rangers live... Marianne Taylor BBC Scotland news

    We're going to focus on the events at Ibrox for the next while.

    Rangers shareholder Dave King has arrived for the extraordinary general meeting that he says will launch a "new era" for the club.

    Tweet us your views using #rangersagm or text us on 80295.

     
  63.  
    10:54: Countdown to Rangers EGM Jonathan Sutherland BBC Scotland

    Rangers shareholders arriving at Ibrox for the EGM @BBCSportScot

    Rangers shareholders
     
  64.  
    10:44: Home or away - your views

    Emma Moir: Unless you're in Aberdeen where you have to move because house prices are crazy.

    Liz Chambers: Travel broadens the mind and outlook, hence the move abroad in the first place. Family draws you back more than anything else, so you return, but you find you have changed so much and the folks you knew when you were in your teens have remained the same. So you stay in the country and move home a wee bit further from where you were brought up, but maintain your close family connections, and make new friends. Wouldn't have done it any other way because it taught me so much about life and living.

    Do you agree? Tweet us @bbcscotlandnews or email us here.

     
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    10:39: Road closed after injured man found

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    High Street Pic: Steven Cassidy

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    He has been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

    Police Scotland said it was carrying out an investigation.

     
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    10:30: Pauline McLean BBC Scotland

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  67.  
    10:22: Rangers - latest Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    Dave King, Paul Murray and John Gilligan are now inside Ibrox.

    King commented that he does not expect any last minute obstacles to him taking control at Rangers.

     
  68.  
    10:19: Ferry cancellations BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Many ferry services on the west coast and the islands have been cancelled due to bad weather. For the full status update check the Cal Mac website.

     
  69.  
    10:11: Call for cut in MSP gift limit

    An international anti-corruption body has recommended a cut in the value of gifts MSPs can receive before they must be declared.

    Gifts of £280 would be liable for inclusion in the MSPs' register of interests - half the current value.

    Holyrood

    The recommendation by the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (Greco) comes as MSPs look to tighten up lobbying rules.

    MSPs could be prosecuted for agreeing inducements even if none is received.

     
  70.  
    10:05: Rush hour crash

    One person has been taken to hospital following a crash involving a bus and two cars in Glasgow city centre.

    Emergency services were called to the scene in Sauchiehall Street at around 07:50.

    There were no serious injuries but one person was taken to hospital as a precaution, said Police Scotland.

    Part of the street was obstructed by debris following the incident.

     
  71.  
    09:56: Isles 'ideal' for spaceport

    The leader of Comhairle nan Siar has said Stornoway on Isle of Lewis has "critical features" that make it the "ideal location" for a UK spaceport.

    Bristol Spaceplanes

    Stornoway Airport is on a UK government shortlist of potential sites that could host commercial space plane flights and satellite launches.

    Angus Campbell said Lewis' geography and access to research and development facilities were suited to a spaceport.

    UK ministers are keen to see the spaceport established by 2018.

     
  72.  
    09:50: North bridge shut BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    #Edinburgh #A7 North Bridge clsd both ways between A1 Waterloo Place / A8 Princes Street and Chambers Street. Ongoing since around 09:30.

     
  73.  
    09:46: Your views - home or away?

    Barbara Kelly: My two siblings and I were born in Edinburgh to a Scottish mother and Polish father and are now all in Perth, Australia. I guess we inherited the travel gene.

    Have you stayed closer to home? Tell us why @bbcscotlandnews or by emailing newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk.

     
  74.  
    09:39: Man hit by car Philip Sim Tayside and Central reporter, BBC Scotland

    Police have warned of delays on the Kingsway in Dundee after a man was hit by a car.

    Officers and an ambulance are at the scene at the junction of Forfar Road, on the eastbound carriageway.

    The pedestrian suffered a leg injury in the collision.

    Police are investigating and said motorists should expect delays in the area and consider other routes.

     
  75.  
    09:27: Homebird? Marianne Taylor BBC Scotland news

    According to research, a third of Scots have never moved from the area where they grew up.

    Do you still live close to home? Or perhaps you or your friends or family have moved half way around the world to find happiness? Or maybe to the other end of Scotland?

    Tell us why you stayed - or why you moved - by tweeting @bbcscotlandnews. You can also email here.

     
  76.  
    09:14: Close to home

    Around a third of Scots never move away from the area they grew up in, according to research.

    In the west of Scotland, 34% of people have lived there all their life - more than in any other part of the country.

    Houses

    Liking the area, family links, good transport and affordable housing were identified as key reasons for staying in a particular area, according to the Bank of Scotland report.

    More than a fifth of 45 to 54-year-olds and almost a quarter of 25 to 34-year-olds have remained where they grew up, but only 16% of 35 to 44-year-olds have stayed in the same area.

     
  77.  
    08:59: Controversial plan given green light

    Protestors have failed in their bid to get the controversial Marischal Square development in Aberdeen halted.

    Last night councillors voted by just one vote to continue with the project.

    Aberdeen

    Members of the public expressed anger at being thrown out of the debate because when confidential legal advice was heard.

    It emerged the authority's finance Convenor, Willie Young, accidently leaked some of that advice to one of the campaigners.

     
  78.  
    08:47: Coming up on Morning Call... BBC Radio Scotland

    More than 450,000 Scots between the age of 40 and 65 are not on track to work the 30 years required for the full state pension.

    The 30 working years necessary to qualify for a state pension is being is raised to 35 years from April 2016 and research shows 28% of employees will not have been in work long enough.

    Darren Adam asks: Are you worried about your state pension?

    Lines are open now - call 0500 92 95 00 or text 80295.

     
  79.  
    08:43: The Guardian's Scotland correspondent Severin Carrell

    tweets: Green party held talks on alliance with SNP & Plaid Cymru, @CarolineLucas discloses to @rowenamason @guardian http://gu.com/p/46cg8/stw #GE2015

     
  80.  
    08:37: Murray ready for 'great' Glasgow showdown

    Andy Murray expects a "great" atmosphere for Great Britain's Davis Cup match with the United States in Glasgow.

    Andy Murray

    The 2013 Wimbledon champion says it will be "emotional" to play in Britain's first home contest in the elite World Group since 2002.

    Murray describes Davis Cup matches as "different" to the regular tour and talks of the need to "control your nerves and emotions".

    Watch the full interview here.

     
  81.  
    08:28: 'Still a long way to go'

    Asked on Good Morning Scotland about his party's poor performance in recent Scottish opinion polls, Mr Murphy said: "There's still a long way to go. In voting for an SNP MP, people will get a Tory government."

     
  82.  
    08:27: Murphy: Grand coalition talk 'nonsense'

    Asked whether he agreed with his Westminster Labour colleague Gisela Stuart MP that there could be a grand coalition with the Tories following a hung parliament after May's general election, Mr Murphy said: "Gisela is talking nonsense. That is not going to happen."

    Pressed on whether he would rule out a coalition with the SNP, he added: "The SNP has already ruled out a coalition with Labour. I'm not going to speculate on what will happen after the election. We're working to hold on to every one of our seats. Every seat we win is a seat closer to David Cameron losing office."

     
  83.  
    08:14: Murphy: Election in Scotland's hands

    Labour delegates are preparing to gather in Edinburgh for their one-day Scottish party conference tomorrow.

    The gathering comes amid dismal poll ratings for the party in Scotland.

    Jim Murphy

    Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, the party's Scottish leader Jim Murphy said the UK's future was in the hands of Scots.

    "This is an important conference," he said. "We're going to set out the real difference between ourselves and the Conservatives.

    "Scots have the power to remove David Cameron from office. This really is in Scotland's hands."

     
  84.  
    08:07: FM against assisted suicide

    The first minister has said she is "not convinced" by new legislation to allow assisted suicide.

    Nicola Sturgeon said she believed the priority should be to help people live.

    Nicola Sturgeon

    The Assisted Suicide Bill would allow those with terminal or life-shortening illnesses to obtain help in ending their lives.

    It is the second attempt to legislate for assisted suicide at Holyrood, after the first was defeated by MSPs in a free vote in 2010.

     
  85.  
    08:00: Greens call for SNP alliance

    Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is to call for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference in Liverpool.

    Caroline Lucas

    The Brighton Pavilion MP will say the two parties could "forge a new grouping in Parliament".

    The Greens are polling in similar numbers to the Lib Dems and say their membership quadrupled in the past year.

    But the party has faced criticism in recent weeks over some of its policies.

     
  86.  
    07:53: Historic treasures go online

    Historic Scotland has launched an online database cataloguing 400 objects from dozens of historic sites in Scotland.

    Artefacts, paintings and items spanning 200 years are available to view at the touch of a button.

    Historic archive

    The searchable online gallery includes the story of each item on display.

     
  87.  
    07:48: More M8 conjestion BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Glasgow #M8 1 lane shut RTC w/b J29 St James/ J30 Erskine Bridge. Lane two (Of two) is closed. Adding to routine congestion.

     
  88.  
    07:42: Read all about it

    Police Scotland's policy on arming officers, the experience of Scotland's asylum seekers and Harrison Ford's plane crash all make this morning's front pages.

    Paper collage

    Read our full newspaper review here.

     
  89.  
    07:34: M8 delays BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Slow traffic #M8 Eastbound at J4 A801 (Whitburn). In the roadworks area. Travel time is ten minutes.

     
  90.  
    07:33: 'Rangers can soon be number two'

    Dave King has been speaking to BBC Scotland about his immediate plans for Rangers ahead of today's key meeting on the future of the club.

    Dave King

    He said: "Stage one, within a short time, is to have Rangers as the number two club in Scotland - that can happen very quickly."

    But he admitted it would take "some time" for the club to fully challenge Old Firm rivals Celtic.

     
  91.  
    07:25: New island ferry breaks down

    A new £42m ferry built for the Stornoway to Ullapool route has broken down forcing operator Caledonian MacBrayne to get its predecessor to take over sailings across the Minch.

    The MV Loch Seaforth only made its first passenger sailing on 13 February.

    Ferry

    It was built with three back-up engines which led to claims the ship was unlikely to ever break down.

    The ferry was stuck in Ullapool on Thursday night and the replacement was sent to take passengers to Stornoway.

     
  92.  
    07:18: Deal on power stations Douglas Fraser Business and economy editor, Scotland

    The closure of Longannet or Peterhead power stations is set to be postponed by a deal to secure generating back-up.

    The giant coal-burner in Fife was facing earlier closure than expected, with its owner, Scottish Power, blaming the expense of connecting to the grid.

    Longannet

    However, National Grid has conceded it needs back-up to avoid power failures if the wind drops and Scottish wind turbines do not produce energy.

    It is negotiating with owners of gas and coal-burning power stations.

     
  93.  
    07:15: Rangers latest Chris McLaughlin BBC Sport

    Rangers announce Sandy Easdale's voting rights in company have fallen 6% to just over 20%.

     
  94.  
    Ferries cancelled BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    All #Uig - #Lochmaddy sailings have been cancelled today due to the high winds.

     
  95.  
    07:10: Today's weather BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    A cloudy, mild day to come, with outbreaks of rain across the north and west. Across southern Scotland we may see a few spots of rain but it will remain largely dry.

    A southwesterly wind will gradually strengthen during the day, reaching gale force in exposed parts of the west coast and Shetland. Temperatures will reach nine to 12 Celsius.

     
  96.  
    07:04: Rangers shareholders gather

    Rangers' extraordinary general meeting at Ibrox on Friday is expected to be swift, but with far-reaching consequences for the club.

    Shareholder Dave King is believed to have more than enough votes to secure the simple majority required to have his five resolutions passed.

    Ibrox

    He wants chief executive Derek Llambias and finance director Barry Leach voted off the board.

    And King is nominating himself, Paul Murray and John Gilligan as directors.

     
  97.  
    07:00: Welcome Marianne Taylor BBC Scotland news

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Scotland Live. We'll be here till 19:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across Scotland.

    Stay in touch on Twitter using @bbcscotlandnews or by emailing newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk.

     

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