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Scotland's first Minister Alex Salmond has taken the ice bucket challenge after being nominated by James McAvoy.

The internet trend involves people posting videos online of them having water poured over them. The aim is to raise money and awareness for charity.

Actor McAvoy challenged both Mr Salmond and Better Together chairman Alistair Darling to take part.

Prime Minister David Cameron was among those nominated by Mr Salmond, along with his deputy Nicola Sturgeon.

Ms Sturgeon took up the challenge moments later.

A government source said David Cameron would not take part in the ice bucket challenge. However, he will make a donation to a motor neurone disease charity.

Alistair Darling takes the ice bucket challenge after being nominated by actor James McAvoy.

Mr Salmond, who took the challenge to raise awareness of motor neurone disease, also nominated "every single member of the Scottish press corps" but singled out BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor, who has since had his soaking.

Ms Sturgeon nominated Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and her colleague, Scottish Sports Secretary Shona Robison.

Mr Darling took the ice bucket challenge on Friday afternoon then nominated the staff of Better Together.

X-Men star McAvoy was nominated by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor took the plunge after being nominated by First Minister Alex Salmond

In his video, he said: "As it is the year of the Scottish referendum, I'd like to nominate our political champions Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond to do their very worst".

As the iced water poured over him, he said: "Alex/Alistair - you have got 24 hours".

Both politicians accepted the challenge on Friday but as Mr Salmond waited until Sunday to complete it he did not meet McAvoy's deadline.

Mr Salmond said on Friday: "I'm always up for any challenge, and I'm game for this one.

"It will invigorate me for the next month of campaigning - but the Scottish media should be careful what they wish for, as I get to nominate who's next for the ice bucket!"

On Friday afternoon Mr Darling tweeted: "Just took the #IceBucketChallenge for http://gordonsfightback.com. Video coming soon... Thanks James McAvoy."

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  1.  
    16:45: Reporting Scotland at the scene

    There will be an extended edition of Reporting Scotland on BBC One tonight from 18:30 to 19:30, presented by Jackie Bird from the scene.

     
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    16:41:
    Several people have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in central Glasgow. Several people have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in central Glasgow.
     
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    16:39: Reevel Alderson Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland

    It seems that bulk of the casualties happened in the area between the Gallery of Modern Art and George Square, before the vehicle continued on its way back, this time on the road, before embedding itself in the hotel.

    That's a journey of something like 300 yards - it would have taken a few seconds to travel up, if it was going at any speed.

     
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    16:39: Bin lorry crash latest
    The scene in Glasgow's George Square The scene in Glasgow's George Square
     
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    16:36: Pictures from the scene
    Emergency services attend the scene of the crash in George Square Emergency services attend the scene of the crash in George Square
     
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    16:36: Salmond's prayers

    Former first minister Alex Salmond tweets: Thoughts & prayers with all those caught up with tragic accident in Glasgow.

     
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    16:35: PM 'fully briefed'

    Prime Minister David Cameron tweets:

    Screengrab of David Cameron's tweet
     
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    16:34: Latest pictures
    A member of the public is comforted by emergency services close to the scene in Glasgow"s George Square A member of the public is comforted by emergency services close to the scene in Glasgow"s George Square
     
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    16:33: Eyewitness: Lorry 'flattened bodies' on pavement

    Anjan Luthra witnessed the crash. He told BBC News: "I work in George Square and had nipped out for lunch, and was in the queue in Greggs. All of a sudden I heard this screaming and quite a consistent racket.

    "I ran out of the store and right directly across from me, I was just watching a very very heavy bin lorry just flatten bodies on the pavement. It was driving along the pavement and taking everything along with it, and then it went across the street.

    "Immediately people started calling 999, and started directing traffic.

    "There were two bodies right in the centre of the T-junction who were getting CPR mouth-to-mouth and there were some bodies that were so fatally injured that you couldn't really do anything."

     
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    16:31: 'Terrible tragedy'

    Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "This is a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected."

     
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    16:28: Police Hotline number

    Police Scotland tweets: If you have any concerns relating to the #GeorgeSquare incident please dial Police Scotland's major incident hotline on 01786 289 070.

     
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    16:23: Number of fatalities

    Police Scotland have confirmed there have been "a number of fatalities".

    A spokesman said: "About 14:30 today, a Glasgow City Council bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street when it appeared to strike pedestrians outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) before continuing to travel towards George Square, when it crashed at the Millennium Hotel on Queen Street at George Square.

    "There have been a number of fatalities and people injured.

    "Emergency services are currently at the scene. Police have declared the scene a major incident.

    "All roads in the surrounding area are closed and people are advised to stay away from George Square and make alternative travel arrangements."

     
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    16:22: Video - Bin lorry crash

    Watch James Cook's report on the bin lorry crash which has caused the deaths of several people in Glasgow.

     
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    16:22: 'At least seven seriously injured'

    The Police Superintendent said he was unable to confirm that number of fatalities because they are over a number of sites.

    He said he understood there to be "at least seven people seriously injured" but said that that number may well rise.

    The injured have been taken to three major hospitals in Glasgow: The Western Infirmary, Glasgow Southern General and the Royal Infirmary.

    He also asked the public not to call the Police on 101 to seek further information, and said that the police number would be issued later this afternoon for those who are worried.

     
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    16:21: First minister's reaction

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "My thoughts are with everyone involved in the dreadful George Square incident."

     
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    16:21: Eyewitness: 'People fighting for lives on pavement'

    One eyewitness at the scene at George Square said: "People were being worked on, people were fighting for their lives on that pavement as shoppers were standing. People were helping."

     
  17.  
    Breaking News

    Several people have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in central Glasgow.

    Police Scotland said there had been "a number of fatalities and people injured" in the crash, outside Queen Street station at about 14:30.

    The crash is being treated as a road traffic incident and police do not believe there is anything "sinister".

     
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    16:16: Road traffic incident

    The crash is being treated as a road traffic incident and police do not believe there is anything "sinister".

     
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    16:14: 'Just like Clutha'

    Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson was in Glasgow at the time of the accident and paid tribute to the way people reacted.

    Ruth Davidson Interview

    She said: "I was in Argyle Street doing my Christmas shopping.

    "It would appear that the response, just like last year with the Clutha disaster, by passers-by, pedestrians, normal Glaswegians has been magnificent.

    "They came to aid at the very beginning. They stopped traffic as soon as the emergency services got there.

    "They followed all instructions. They did everything that they could."

     
  20.  
    16:11: Injured taken to hospital

    At the scene of the accident Police Superintendent Stuart Harold said: "At about 14:30 this afternoon a Glasgow City Council refuse bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street, when it collided with a pedestrian.

    "The lorry continued up Queen Street towards George Square and there has been a number of other collisions with pedestrians on the pavement. As a consequence there have been a number of fatalities. The bin lorry came to rest at the Millennium Hotel.

    "The seriously injured and injured have been taken to the three Glasgow major incident sites.

    "We are working with our partners to resolve the situation and as quickly as possible identify those that have lost their lives, and to be there to support their families and next of kin."

     
  21.  
    16:01: Driver 'slumped over the wheel' Laura Bicker Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    Police spokeswoman confirmed a number of fatalities, that number she would not confirm. There have also been a number of people seriously injured.

    There are a number of fire engines and a number of paramedics still at the scene, where stretchers have been led in.

    What we have heard from eyewitnesses is that the bin lorry appears to have careereed out of control and hit a number of people.

    We've also heard from one witness who described the driver of the bin lorry as "slumped over the wheel".

     
  22.  
    16:01: Witnesses help at scene

    Witness Anjan Luthra said staff from a nearby Pizza Express were "helping to cover up bodies".

    "Pedestrians were doing mouth-to-mouth to numerous injured people.

    "It seemed as if the driver had a heart attack."

     
  23.  
    15:51: 'Bodies on the road'

    An eyewitness in Glasgow has described seeing several bodies lying on the road after the bin lorry crashed.

    Police have not confirmed how many people are injured but have described the crash, outside Queen Street station, as "very serious".

    Witness Janey Godley said: "There are people on the ground getting CPR and there were bodies still on the road when I approached.

    "And the whole surrounding area of George Square and the streets leading into it are absolutely hammered with the emergency services getting there.

    "It's the busiest time of year and it's also going to be the saddest time of the year for those families."

     
  24.  
    15:49: BBC Have Your Say BBC News

    Did you witness the lorry crash in George Square in Glasgow? Please share your stories but do remain safe.

    Email your pictures and eye witness accounts to newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk.

     
  25.  
    Breaking News

    Several people have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in central Glasgow.

    Police have not confirmed reports of up to six fatalities but described the crash, outside Queen Street station at about 14:30, as "very serious".

    Eyewitnesses reported the bin lorry moving at speed up Queen Street before hearing a bang as it crashed into the Millennium Hotel.

    Several people were seen lying on the ground following the crash.

     
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    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 15:43: Pictures from the scene

    A picture of the corner of Queen Street and St Vincent Street.

    Alasdair McKerrall

    The eyewitness says that the lorry continued up the length of Queen Street before hitting the Millennium Hotel.

     
  27.  
    15:39: Emergency plan

    A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "Along with all the emergency services, we have an emergency plan that automatically kicks in when there is a major incident."

     
  28.  
    15:38: 'It started at Royal Exchange Square'

    Restaurant owner George Smith told BBC Scotland about the scenes at George Square.

    He said: "It [the lorry] started from the bottom of Royal Exchange Square and crashed into the wall at the Millennium Hotel.

    "A customer walked into our restaurant and told us what happened outside. We walked outside and in the first five minutes the first ambulance arrived.

    "The police and ambulance arrived quite fast. I was quite surprised because they were very, very fast."

     
  29.  
    Breaking News

    A number of people are believed to have been injured after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in George Square in Glasgow city centre.

     
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    15:32: Latest pictures

    Another image of the incident on George Square

    George Square
     
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    15:26: Reports - Five cars involved

    Hannah Rodger, Reporter for the Evening Times, Herald and Sunday Herald, tweets: Serious accident involving a bin lorry at George Square. At least 5 cars damaged, ambulance taken patients to hospital.

    Scene at George Square
     
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    15:21: Rescue operation underway

    A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident on Queen Street.

    "We received a 999 call at 2.30pm reporting a collision and currently have five appliances at the scene.

    "Our crews are working alongside other emergency responders to conduct a rescue operation".

     
  33.  
    15:18: More from the scene The Scotsman

    Emergency services called to the scene after reports of a 'terrible accident'.

    Scenes at George Square
     
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    15:13: Emergency services on the scene James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    tweets: Major incident here in Glasgow's George Square

    Scene at George Square
     
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    15:12: George Square latest

    Viewer Eric Smith sent in this picture of the incident in George Square.

    George Square incident
     
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    Lorry crash scene

    The Scottish Sun tweets: BREAKING NEWS: Passers by injured as bin lorry loses control near #georgesquare #glasgow

    bin lorry crash
     
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    Reports - Two dead

    James Matthews, Sky News Scotland Bureau Chief, tweets: Sky sources- at least two people dead after bin lorry collides with pedestrians in Glasgow's George Square & crashes into hotel.

     
  38.  
    Breaking News

    A number of people are believed to have been injured after a bin lorry crashed in George Square in Glasgow.

    George Square
     
  39.  
    15:02: 'People on the floor'

    BBC Scotland's Gary Robertson was close by when the bin lorry accident happened.

    He said: "I didn't see it but heard a huge bang.

    "I saw several people lying on the floor and many ambulances in attendance.

    "People have told me it must have been going at great speed."

     
  40.  
    15:01: Eyewitnesses at the scene

    Photographer Stephen Gibson was at George Square when the incident occurred, and took this picture of the scene.

    Picture from the scene

    He told BBC Scotland: "I heard a loud bang, but I didn't see exactly what happened.

    "The police have closed the whole area off."

     
  41.  
    14:54: Daily Record

    tweets: Six people feared dead after bin lorry crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow city centre

     
  42.  
    14:52: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Glasgow City Centre - George Square closed because of an ongoing police incident. Severe congestion. Please avoid.

     
  43.  
    14:48: Breaking News

    Calgacus MacAndrews tweets: Newsflash: Refuse truck crashes into Millennium Hotel in George Square in Glasgow. Will cause traffic probs.

    bin lorry crash
     
  44.  
    14:41: Deliveries despite floods

    Royal Mail has set up a contingency collection and delivery hub in Kilmarnock ATC Hall, after floods cut off access to their delivery office in Queens Drive Retail Park.

    Royal Mail delivery van

    The company say they have delivered all special delivery items and parcels to customers in Kilmarnock today and hope to be able to access their delivery office tomorrow if the water subsides.

    They ask that any customers with concerns about mail delivery contact their customer services line on 03457 740740.

     
  45.  
    Criminal confusion The Press and Journal

    tweets: Man calls police to report break-in...then finds noise is actually cops coming to arrest him.

    Two police officers at a door

    Read the full story here.

     
  46.  
    14:23: On the roads BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    On the A90 heading to Dundee, roadworks at the Swallow roundabout are causing long delays. There is a two-mile tailback going back towards Longforgan.

     
  47.  
    14:13: Video - Ayrshire flooding

    Watch Catriona Renton's report as firefighters rescue 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in East Ayrshire.

    Flooding in Ayrshire

    The Asda at Queen's Drive Retail Park, Kilmarnock, was surrounded by water after the River Irvine burst its banks.

     
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    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 13:55: Your pictures - Get involved

    Gordon Milligan, of Broughty Ferry, sent us this picture of "a perfect winter day's diving at Saint Catherine's".

    St Catherine's

    Email us your pictures and we will use the best.

     
  49.  
    13:45: Murder inquiry launched

    A murder inquiry has been launched after the death of a man in Clydebank.

    John McCallum

    John McCallum, 49, was discovered with serious injuries at his home in Meldrum Street, Whitecrook, at about 21:30 on Thursday, 18 December.

    He was taken by ambulance to the Western Infirmary in Glasgow where he died on Saturday.

    A post mortem examination has taken place and police are treating his death as murder.

     
  50.  
    13:36: River path body identified

    Police have identified a woman whose body was found on a path near the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway after a search operation.

    River Nith

    Jane Brann, 56, of New Abbey, had been reported missing on Friday.

    A search of the surrounding area was carried out by police and a Royal Navy helicopter was also involved.

    Her body was found on a river path at Kingholm Quay at 08:00 on Saturday. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

     
  51.  
    13:32: Leisure jobs plan approved

    Up to 300 jobs could be created after plans for a new restaurant and cinema development in the heart of Aberdeen were approved.

    Bon Accord & St Nicholas shopping centres in Aberdeen

    The multi-million pound plans are to expand the Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping centres.

    They include a 28,000 sq ft cinema complex featuring seven screens, with the capacity to seat 800 people.

    The approval by Aberdeen City Council also paves the way for seven new restaurants.

     
  52.  
    Walter Smith to Rangers? Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Former Scotland manager Craig Brown on #Rangers: Board should 'get down on hands and knees' and get Walter Smith to come back as manager

     
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    13:18: On the roads BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    In Dumfries and Galloway, the A74 (M) remains closed northbound for accident investigation work between J20 Eaglesfield and 19 Ecclefechan.

    For drivers in Kilmarnock, the A76 is closed between Bellfield Interchange and the Crossroads roundabout.

    B852 through Caldercruix is also closed because of flooding.

     
  54.  
    Five year caution for working on sick days The Press and Journal

    tweets: An Aberdeen occupational therapist who moonlighted for another health provider on her sick days from NHS Grampian has been given a five year caution.

    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

    Read the full story here.

     
  55.  
    12:57: Missing boy appeal

    Police in Edinburgh say they are increasingly concerned about a teenage boy who has been missing for more than a week.

    Jye Slater, 13, left his home in the south of the city on 13 December.

    He has since been seen in the Muirhouse and Drylaw areas but has not been traced.

    Officers say it is unusual for him to go missing for such a long time and are keen to hear from anyone who may know where he is.

     
  56.  
    12:48: Judges consider Lockerbie review James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    High court judges in Edinburgh are to be asked whether the conviction of Abdelbaset al Megrahi for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing can be reviewed.

    File photograph of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

    The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission says it is seeking to establish whether families of the victims of the bombing are able to request a review.

    Megrahi abandoned an appeal against his conviction for 270 counts of murder days before he was released from prison on compassionate grounds in 2009. He died three years later.

    The Commission said although the Libyan's family had originally applied for a review of the case, it had reached the conclusion that they were no longer actively supporting the application.

    It said it was therefore seeking the court's advice on whether members of the victims' families are entitled to pursue an appeal as previous court decisions had restricted such a role to executors and next of kin.

     
  57.  
    12:40: Police praised over rape approach Reevel Alderson Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland

    The new single Scottish police service has been praised for its approach to the investigation of rape.

    Police pass out at Tulliallan

    A report by the inspector of constabulary says the creation of Police Scotland has brought a more consistent approach to inquiries.

    Derek Penman assessed the way police in Fife approach rape investigations, and has praised their work.

    During the last year, there has been an 85% rise in the number of reports but police in Fife had one of Scotland's highest detection rates.

    Mr Penman singled out the way that police link with voluntary sector victim support agencies and the National Rape Taskforce.

    He says the new single police force has brought specialist support to all investigating officers and a more consistent approach across the country, and that the vast majority of victims in Fife had commented favourably on the way police had handled their case.

     
  58.  
    12:29: CCTV released over attack

    Police in Edinburgh have released images of a man they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault in Edinburgh's Cowgate on Easter Monday.

    CCTV

    The incident happened at about 03:15 on 21 April 2014 when a 26-year-old man was assaulted and sustained serious injuries.

    Detectives want to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV footage.

    He is tall, white, of heavy build with medium length blond to brown hair with shaved sides.

     
  59.  
    12:20: Rangers AGM: No further questions Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Chairman David Somers brings Q&A to a conclusion: "Any other questions, you have my email address."

    Rangers chairman David Somers
     
  60.  
    12:13: Trial for 'Gerbil' murder accused

    A man charged with murdering Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll is to stand trial next year.

    Kevin Carroll was killed in an Asda car park in Robroyston

    William Paterson is accused of repeatedly shooting 29-year-old Mr Carroll outside the Asda store in Glasgow's Robroyston area on 13 January 2010.

    The 35-year-old is also accused of fleeing to Spain 10 days after the shooting. Mr Paterson denies all charges against him. His trial will begin in May.

     
  61.  
    12:10: Trouble sleeping? John Beattie BBC Scotland

    I am doing a survey, nobody at the desks near me sleep well. We seem to expect the impossible. Anyone out there actually sleep 8hrs?

    Woman sleeping

    Tweet me on @BBCJohnBeattie and let me know.

     
  62.  
    11:59: Rangers AGM: Somers on Mike Ashley Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Somers: Ashley adamant that Rangers should survive, and we are fortunate to have access to his interest free loans.

    mike ashley
     
  63.  
    11:54: Rangers AGM: Llambias on McCoist

    Derek Llambias, the new chief executive of Rangers, said: "Surprise when Ally handed in notice. He felt he had done his time and was willing to work notice. We needed time to reflect.

    ally mccoist

    "Ally came in last evening and we felt it was better to let Ally spend time at home and take gardening leave. He did a great job."

    Follow the latest developments here.

     
  64.  
    11:49: Rangers AGM: Somers on King Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    Rangers chairman David Somers: "I asked Dave King to show me the money and reveal 8 investors. He didn't. I know a lot of you think he's the Messiah but he's cost the club millions of pounds with season ticket boycott. If King wants to invest he has my personal phone number."

     
  65.  
    11:46: Kilmarnock flooding Catriona Renton BBC Scotland

    tweets: Waterlogged in Kilmarnock

    Waterlogged in Kilmarnock
    Catriona Renton by flooding in Kilmarnock

    Up to your waist in water.

    Waterlogged in Kilmarnock
     
  66.  
    11:41: Dead biker named

    A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash with a van on the A84 has been named as Gerald Mullen of Falkirk.

    The 44-year-old was involved in a collision with the van on the Stirlingshire road near Blackdub Farm at about 21:00 on Saturday.

    The road was closed for some time for police investigations. The van driver was not injured.

    Officers have appealed for any witnesses who saw the van or motorcycle to come forward.

     
  67.  
    11:39: Rangers AGM: Fans quiz Somers Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Shareholder: "The fact that you're the figurehead of our great club is an embarrassment. Will you please walk away?" Somers: "Can we have some proper questions please?"

     
  68.  
    Text - 80295 11:38: Ally McCoist - Your Views

    John Hove: Ally has always had the best interests of the club in his time at Ibrox unlike the money grabbers who are now trying to run the club into the ground. A once great club is heading for oblivion and all these anti-Rangers vultures out there picking over the club's bones are too blinkered to see the damage that will be done to Scottish football, blinded by their own prejudices and jealousy.

    Marie, Uddingston: Ally resigns just after his salary jumps back up to 750000, survives meeting with new chief executive, then just before board meeting goes off on gardening leave. Ps who decided his 750000 in the first place?

     
  69.  
    John Brown at Rangers AGM Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    Former Rangers player John Brown to Derek Llambias: "I hope you are of better quality to the rats at that table." He receives a standing ovation.

     
  70.  
    Rangers AGM latest Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    Shareholder says no member of family at games for first time since days of Struth because of board. How do they intend to bridge funding gap? Somers: "Reason for asking permission for share issue is to address this."

     
  71.  
    11:20: Passenger hurt in train flood

    A passenger was hurt when a train came to a halt after striking flood water on a rail line in East Ayrshire.

    Train in floodwater

    ScotRail said the passenger was treated "for a minor head injury" following the incident near Mauchline, between Kilmarnock and Auchinleck, on Sunday.

    The train operator said the 22:12 Glasgow Central to Carlisle service "came to a halt after striking a large volume of water" on the line.

    Passengers were taken off the train by fire crews.

     
  72.  
    11:15: Hat's not a parrot

    A woman was left "mortified" after calling in the Scottish SPCA to rescue an injured parrot - but it was a Christmas hat.

    Karen Hogg with hat

    The animal charity was called to the scene on Great Western Road in Aberdeen, near Tesco Express, after what was believed to be a parrot was seen in the middle of the road.

    Animal rescue officer Karen Hogg said: "It's fair to say the lady who called was mortified when I called her back."

     
  73.  
    Rangers AGM latest Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland Sport reporter

    tweets: David Somers is badly misjudging mood of crowd by cracking gags about voting intentions re his and fellow directors re-election.

     
  74.  
    11:10: Flooding in Irvine

    Twitter user WMD has sent us these pictures of flooding at the waterside in Irvine.

    Waterside in Irvine
    Waterside in Irvine

    To send us your pictures of flooding in your area email newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

     
  75.  
    11:04: Helicopter crash 'snub'

    An MP has expressed disappointed that the UK transport secretary has declined to meet North Sea helicopter crash survivors and families of victims.

    Helicopter wreckage being salvaged

    Aberdeen North Labour MP Frank Doran had asked UK government minister Patrick McLoughlin to reconsider his request.

    Four people died when a Super Puma crashed off Shetland in August last year.

    Mr Doran said those left behind deserved to have their say.

    The accident was the fourth of its kind in five years.

     
  76.  
    Rangers AGM latest Alasdair Lamont BBC Scotland

    tweets: Chief executive Derek Llambias "honoured" to have been appointed. "Ready to roll up my sleeves and get on with hard work. Understand your frustrations. Must take difficult decisions but everything in interests of Rangers."

     
  77.  
    10:56: Megabus crashes into Aberdeen bridge Evening Express

    A bus carrying passengers crashed into a bridge on its way into Aberdeen city centre.

    Megabus

    A Police Scotland spokesman said: "The bus crashed into the parapet of the bridge at the south end of College Street. There was no obvious damage and it was a minor scrape.

    "There was no one injured and the road was not closed."

    Read the full story here.

     
  78.  
    10:52: Flood warnings

    SEPA confirm 34 flood warnings are currently in place for Scotland.

    Flood warnings from SEPA

    Get full details here.

     
  79.  
    A76 flooding

    Scotland TransServ tweets: A76 closed in both directions at Bellfield Int/Bowhouse roundabout due to flooding from Cessnock water.

    Flooding from Cessnock water
     
  80.  
    10:48: Coastguard joins missing man search

    The coastguard joined in the search for an Eyemouth man over the weekend.

    Eyemouth harbour

    John Young was last seen leaving The Fleet pub on Friday at about 18:30 - heading towards the harbour.

    Police, along with coastguard colleagues, spent the weekend searching for the 66-year-old.

    He is described as white, just over 6ft tall, of slim build, with short dark hair and a beard. He was wearing a hat, a dark grey jacket, fawn trousers and a blue T-shirt.

     
  81.  
    Are football managers overpaid? BBC Radio Scotland

    tweets: Caller Chris in Aberdeen had his say on Morning Call - he thinks footballers and managers get too much money. Do you agree?

    Let us know what you think: email newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

     
  82.  
    10:38: Rangers AGM latest Richard Wilson BBC Scotland

    tweets: Somers drowned out by booing and further shouts of "out, out"

     
  83.  
    10:33: Ferry disruption BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Due to high winds forecast, CalMac services from Oban, Fionnphort, Berneray and Mallaig are currently disrupted.

    CalMac

    Check the CalMac site to see if your service is affected.

     
  84.  
    10:29: Firefighters rescue 42 from flooded Asda

    Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in East Ayrshire.

    dinghhy

    The Asda at Queen's Drive Retail Park, Kilmarnock, was surrounded by water after the River Irvine burst its banks.

    Fire crews were dispatched from Glasgow and Ayrshire after staff alerted the emergency services at 06:12.

    A rigid inflatable boat was used to take 40 adults and two children from the store. They were checked by paramedics but no-one was injured.

     
  85.  
    Text 80295 10:20: Ally McCoist - Your views

    Anon, Inverness: I do not follow football but are you saying that McCoist hands in his notice and his EMPLOYERS pay him wages in lieu of notice? I wish I had a job which I could give up AND get my employers to pay me for a year.

    Jack, Edinburgh: Given half a chance Rangers and Celtic would be playing in England. They do not give a stuff about the health of Scottish football.

    Joe, Fife: Ally is picking the pockets of ordinary people who can ill afford tickets to see Rangers. Managerially he is a disaster and would have been dismissed for under performance in any other walk of life. Ally has had a charmed life characterised by pay massively in excess of his limited talents - paid for by under privileged fans. Shocking.

     
  86.  
    10:08: Travel disruption BBC Scotland Travel Latest
    • Perth and Kinross - C423 is closed at Aberbothrie due to flooding.
    • Accident around a mile north of junction 20 - the Eaglesfield junction - of the northbound A74(M) means the road is closed at the scene.
    • ScotRail - possible disruption between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley following flooding at Addiewell, although all lines have now re-opened.
    • Trains between Dumfries and Kilmarnock cancelled due to flooding at Mauchline. Replacement transport has been arranged.
    • Airports in London are warning of possible disruption to flights due to of high winds. Check with your airline.
     
  87.  
    09:49: BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    Southern and central areas will be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, which will be heavy at times especially across Strathclyde and Dumfries and Galloway where there is a continued risk of flooding.

    A brighter day further north, with showers in the north west and Northern Isles turning wintry on the hills, while much of the north east will stay dry with some sunshine.

    During the afternoon, Argyll and the central belt will become drier.

    A mild day in the south with temperatures up to 10C but colder in the north.

     
  88.  
    09:35: River search

    A major search and rescue operation is continuing along the banks of the River Nith in Dumfries.

    River Nith

    It follows reports of a man having gone into the water close to the Nithsdale Rowing Club boathouse.

    The alarm was raised in the early hours.

    The operation has involved a Royal Navy helicopter, the Nith Inshore lifeboat team, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland.

     
  89.  
    09:26: Rangers share issue plan

    Rangers hope to be given the go-ahead to launch a new share issue at the club's AGM today.

    Rangers chairman David Somers

    Chairman David Somers will read a statement in which he will say fund-raising efforts in 2014 fell short of the amount the club had hoped for.

    "We are requesting permission to enable us to issue shares to improve the long term financial stability of the club," Somers' statement reads.

    Rangers had asked existing shareholders for fresh investment in the past year.

     
  90.  
    09:11: Flooding strands 35 in supermarket

    Firefighters said 35 people have been stranded in a supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.

    queens drive kilmarnock

    Water rescue crews are in attendance at the Asda supermarket in Queen's Drive, Kilmarnock, where members of staff and customers are stranded by floodwater.

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said there were no injuries to report.

    Emergency services have been working through the night to tackle several incidents of serious flooding after heavy rain in Ayrshire.

    The Queen's Drive Retail Park was flooded after the River Irvine burst its banks.

     
  91.  
    09:00: Meet RoboCyclist David Miller BBC Scotland transport correspondent

    On a bitterly cold winter's day, I am sitting on a bench in Edinburgh's Inverleith Park having a curious device designed to monitor my stress levels fitted to my head.

    David Miller

    I'm already wearing Google Glass and I'm beginning to feel like Scotland's uncool answer to RoboCop. In a hi-vis jacket.

    But there's a good reason for my ignominy.

    I'm about to take part in research designed to find ways of increasing confidence amongst reluctant cyclists.

     
  92.  
    08:54: Treasure hunter Rachel Massie BBC Scotland reporter

    Metal detectorist Alistair McPherson has a nose for finding treasure.

    Alistair McPherson

    "I seem to have a third sense when it comes to fields", he said.

    "Several of my friends call me The Magnet."

    Together with a team of archaeologists, Mr McPherson discovered a hoard of Roman and Pictish silver in a farmer's field. It has been hailed as the most northern of its kind in Europe.

     
  93.  
    Rangers AGM Douglas Fraser Business and economy editor, Scotland

    #Rangers chairman: taken 1st steps to effective engagement w fan base. "I think that we'd all agree we still have work to do in this area"

     
  94.  
    Morning Call

    BBC Radio Scotland tweets: On Morning Call from 0850 with @kayeadams.

    Morning Call graphic
     
  95.  
    A720 queues

    Traffic Scotland tweets: #edintravel: #A720 W/B Baberton to Dreghorn - traffic very heavy due to possible RTC. More info to follow #planahead

    traffic
     
  96.  
    08:30: On the back pages

    Billy Davies is in the frame for the Rangers job, while one Celtic defender could be on his way out of Parkhead.

    Billy Davies

    Check out all the latest sports gossip.

     
  97.  
    08:21: We will remember them Graham Fraser BBC Scotland

    Thirty-one Scottish international rugby players died in World War One, more than any other country. Discover their story.

    Scotland rugby team from 1914
     
  98.  
    08:17: Motorway crash death

    Police confirm that a woman died in the crash on the A74 (M) this morning. The road remains closed.

    They are also looking for a man who was given a lift north from the scene of the crash to the motorway services at Johnstonebridge.

    He may have a head injury.

    Police said the man was about 30, of Asian appearance, about 6ft tall with dark hair and long sideburns.

    The man was last seen at the petrol pumps and then the main building at the services between 06:00 and 06:30 hours.

     
  99.  
    08:14: Lockerbie guilt

    Over the weekend, Scotland's top prosecutor Frank Mulholland said he continued to believe Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was guilty of carrying out the Lockerbie bombing 26 years ago. He was responding to pressure from those who think the case against the Libyan was flawed.

    Lockerbie bombing

    Frank Duggan, the president of the Victims of Pan AM Flight 103, told Good Morning Scotland that the US victims of the atrocity were not as concerned by these "conspiracy mavens".

    He said: "One of the reasons that does not trouble us here in the United States is that that view is simply not credible."

    He added: "We know there are people there (in the UK) who are like a dog with a bone. No matter how much evidence is presented to show that this man was guilty they are not going to change their position and that is not going to affect us one way or the other."

     
  100.  
    Rangers AGM Douglas Fraser Business and economy editor, Scotland

    #Rangers chairman David Somers to spell out need for cost-cutting at AGM today. His speech has conspicuous lack of thanks to Ally McCoist

     

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