Scottish independence: Cameron and Salmond focus on energy

David Cameron and Alex Salmond The full cabinets of Mr Cameron (left) and Mr Salmond will meet less than 10 miles apart

The UK and Scottish cabinets will hold separate meetings in the Aberdeen area on Monday as they address the future of the North Sea oil industry in light of the Scottish independence debate.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the oil and gas industries would be best served by Scotland remaining in the UK.

But Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond said independence would bring "enormous" benefits to the sector.

The meetings coincide with a major report on the oil and gas industry.

On Monday both Mr Cameron and Mr Salmond will chair cabinet meetings in the north east of Scotland.

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It is the strength of the UK's broad-based economy which can make the difference and ensure we can invest in our energy for the long-term future”

End Quote David Cameron Prime Minister

The full UK cabinet will meet in Aberdeen - only the second time in more than 90 years it will have met in Scotland.

And Mr Salmond will hold a cabinet seven miles away in Portlethen.

The two cabinet meetings are expected to coincide with retired oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood publishing a major report into the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry.

Sir Ian's interim report, which was published in November, made a series of recommendations aimed at maximising the economic benefit from the UK's remaining offshore resources.

These included setting up a new regulator to oversee the industry.

Mr Salmond said he supported a regulator and said it should be "self-evident" that it would be based in Aberdeen, "one of the world's great oil and gas capitals".

He said there was still plenty of value in the oil and gas under the North Sea.

"One of the strong points that Sir Ian makes is that in order to get the maximum return you need a regulator to make sure the infrastructure we have in the waters around Scotland is used in the most economic and efficient way," Mr Salmond said.

'Vital boost'

In a speech a fortnight ago, the prime minister delivered a plea for Scotland to remain in the Union, pledging to "fight with all I have to keep us together" ahead of the independence referendum on 18 September.

Ahead of Monday's cabinet meeting, Mr Cameron said the cabinet would set out "how the UK government can maximise the benefit of North Sea oil and gas to the UK economy for decades into the future, giving a vital boost to local communities and families across Scotland."

He said: "For the past 300 years, Britain has led the way in finding new sources of energy. It is the strength of the UK's broad-based economy which can make the difference and ensure we can invest in our energy for the long-term future."

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Westminster's track record has been abysmal, just as Norway's has been excellent”

End Quote Alex Salmond Scotland's first minister

Mr Cameron pledged to "continue to use the UK's broad shoulders" to invest in the oil and gas industry in order to "attract businesses, create jobs, develop new skills in our young people and ensure we can compete in the global race".

But Mr Salmond said Mr Cameron was "talking so much hooey" and Westminster had "swallowed" up North Sea oil revenues for 40 years instead of investing them in an oil fund as Norway has done.

"All we have had from Westminster over the past 40 years is a change of oil minister every single year and a regular change in taxation regime, which has delayed some of the huge investments we are now seeing taking place in the waters around Scotland.

"Westminster's track record has been abysmal, just as Norway's has been excellent.

"When we take control of Scotland's resources then I think we'll set about emulating what's happened in Norway as opposed to looking to the rather dismal record of London control."

The Scottish cabinet usually meets in Edinburgh, but regularly holds sessions in town and cities across Scotland, especially in the summer months.

Mr Cameron's predecessor as prime minister, Gordon Brown, held a meeting of the UK cabinet in Glasgow in 2009.

The UK cabinet had last met in Scotland in 1921 - when Winston Churchill was the Colonial Secretary and a Liberal MP for Dundee.

The meeting was held in the council chamber at Inverness Town House because Prime Minister Lloyd George was on holiday in the Highlands.

On the agenda was the Irish emergency, unemployment and Armenian refugees.

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    Goodnight 22:51:

    That's all from us for tonight on Scotland Live.

    It's been another fantastic day at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for Scotland with four silver medals and one bronze, taking the host nation's total to 37 medals - 13 of which are gold.

    Tomorrow, there will be more from the team at 7am, featuring athletics from Hampden Park, badminton, bowls, boxing, diving, gymnastics, hockey, netball squash, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.

    Plus, our reporters will bring you all the latest news, weather, travel and loads of other interesting facts, figures, photos and the very best of social media from around Scotland throughout the whole day.

    Thanks for your company again tonight!

     
  2.  
    Tomorrow's weather 22:46: Judith Ralston BBC Weather presenter

    Tomorrow starts off rather cloudy but dry for most areas except the west where there could be some showers.

    The weather will become brighter over the morning and with more sunshine coming through for the afternoon. It'll be a noticeably breezy day with a fresh to strong westerly wind across western coastal areas and in the far north.

    There will be a fresh feel to the day with temperatures reaching a pleasant 20C in the central belt, 18C in the west and 16C for the Northern and Western Isles.

    You can watch a full weather forecast here.

     
  3.  
    Squashed 22:33:

    In tonight's squash at the Commonwealth Games, Scotland's Stuart Crawford and Greg Lobban won 9-11, 11-5, 11-9 against Ivan Yeung and Valentino Bon Jovi Bong of Malaysia.

     
  4.  
    Ping Pong 22:31:

    Some other results from tonight's table tennis at the Commonwealth Games:

    Lynda Flaws of Scotland beat Yvonne Foster of Jamaica 4-3

    Corinna Whitaker of Scotland lost 4-0 against Dawn Morgan of Guernsey

    Sean Doherty of Scotland won 4-0 against JR Kavir Gaymes of St Vincent & Grenadines

     
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    Chad's Dad 22:27:
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    Field of dreams 22:26: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    as @LeeMcConnell400 points out, @Markdry 's Hammer bronze is Scotland's first CG medal in the field since Geoff Parson's High Jump bronze in 1994

     
  7.  
    Bowled over 22:26:

    At the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games lawn bowls tonight in the Men's Fours Sectional Play (Section D, Round 4, Match 1): Scotland beat Fiji 17-15.

     
  8.  
    Hammer Time 22:16:

    Scotland's Mark Dry takes bronze in the hammer throw at Hampden Park with a distance of 71.64cm in one of the last events of the evening at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Another medal to add to the tally.

     
  9.  
    Golden Hydro 22:14: Bryan Quinn BBC Scotland News

    The SEC Hydro has turned all of it's lighting gold as a tribute to Scotland's record medal haul at the Commonwealth Games.

    Golden Hydro
     
  10.  
    Awesome support 22:02: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    "It was awesome. To have that much support around the track was incredible."

    lee craigie

    Peebles rider Grant Ferguson loved the support for the Scottish riders at the Glasgow 2014 mountain bike races at Cathkin Braes.

    Ferguson and Glasgow's Lee Craigie were the best-placed Scots in the men's and women's races.

     
  11.  
    Agony mile 22:00:

    In the women's 1500m final on the track at Hampden, Scotland's Laura Muir pulls up in the final 100m after putting in a powerful performance.

    England's Laura Weightman hangs on for the silver, but Faith Kibiegon of Kenya takes the gold.

     
  12.  
    Travel update 21:50: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Athletics on at Hampden Park in Glasgow are due to finish in the next 15 minutes or so - expect delays and queues on all roads out of Mount Florida, and of course queues at the main train stations too including Central.

    And other events winding up now at Tollcross and the SECC, but there are no traffic problems flagging at present.

    You may want to use Anderston train station which should be less busy than the Exhibition Centre.

     
  13.  
    Relay great 21:49:

    Team Scotland tweets: Swimming Amazing Fact Alert! Every relay squad broke the Scottish Record at #Glasgow2014. #GoScotland

     
  14.  
    Fruit and Veg 21:45:

    Games fact: Athletes attending the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are expected to eat 500,000 pieces of fruit and 60 tonnes of potatoes.

    Not each though.

     
  15.  
    Extra trains 21:36: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Extra trains are being put on from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh to cope with extra passengers. There will be an additional two trains leaving from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh at 00:03 and 00:38.

     
  16.  
    Outback gold 21:33:

    A fairly quiet day for Scotland on the medal front and it has led to the disappointing news that we have been overtaken on the Commonwealth Games medal table by Canada. Five days left. Come on Scotland.

    Meanwhile, Australia have become the first country to break the 100 medal barrier at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Medal table
     
  17.  
    Pool emptied 21:28:

    That's it. The swimming at Tollcross is over. The final race of the 2014 Commonwealth Games swimming saw Scotland's men only manage seventh place in the 4x100m individual medley relay, with a time of 3.37.48.

    The gold medal winners were Team England with a blistering time of 3.31.51, and the first time ever the English have won the event.

     
  18.  
    Hampden roar 21:24: Gabby Logan BBC Sport presenter & ex-Wales CWG gymnast

    Hampden is making a spectacular athletics stadium, incredible atmosphere. Looking forward to the women's 1500m final 9:40ish BBC1

     
  19.  
    Relay fourth 21:19:

    Scotland missed out on a medal in the women's 4x100m Medley Relay with a fourth place finish. Australia took the gold with a time of 3:56.23 with England and Canada grabbing silver and bronze respectively.

     
  20.  
    Curling meets weightlifting Via Twitter Jim Spence BBC Sport

    Bit different from the curling this says @evemuirhead

    Jim spence and eve muirhead
     
  21.  
    Heavy heart 21:05: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Heartbreak for Peter Kirkbride. Came so close to nailing 182kg in clean and jerk but 3 no lifts means he's out. That's a sickener.

    peter kirkbride
     
  22.  
    Chad and Dan 20:57: Sharron Davies BBC Sport swimming expert & former CWG champion

    The gentleman that is @chadleclos and the brave heart that is @danwallace_

    chad le clos and daniel wallace

    Wallace took silver in the 200m medley and South Africa's Chad le Clos won bronze - his sixth medal in Glasgow.

     
  23.  
    Guard of honour 20:55: Rhona McLeod BBC Scotland

    tweets: Fantastic final night atmosphere at Tollcross. Swimmers forming guard of honour for medallists!

    Tollcross guard of honour
     
  24.  
    On your telly later 20:52: Mark Chapman BBC Sport presenter

    Great guests on Tonight At The Games from 22:40 on BBC One such as Scottish heroes Ross Murdoch, Hannah Miley and legends Daley Thompson and Seb Coe.

     
  25.  
    Wave power 20:51:

    Scotland's Dan Wallace tells BBC Scotland that his aim was to win one medal at these Games, but he didn't expect to win three.

    He also believes the games will be giving the Americans "something to think about" and insists the home crowd has played a part in the success of the Scottish swimming team.

     
  26.  
    Your Commonwealth highlights 20:47: Via Email

    With Glasgow in the middle of a memorable Commonwealth Games, we asked readers to get in touch with their own highlights of the past six days of sporting action.

    Andrew Richill emailed: "Glasgow 2014 have been brilliant hosts of the Commonwealth Games so far. The sights, sounds and general buzz around the Friendly City have been fantastic. The enthusiasm of the general public and the passionate support of the fans at the venues have been great. Keep it up Glasgow!"

    You can let us know your own Commonwealth highlights via email or twitter using #scotlandlive

     
  27.  
    Long swim 20:45:

    Scotland's Stephen Milne finishes a respectable fifth in the men's 1500m freestyle at Tollcross Pool in a time of 15.04.09, with Ryan Cochrane of Canada taking the gold in a time of 14.44.03.

     
  28.  
    Champion-like 20:38:

    Scotland's Beth Potter celebrates after finishing fifth in the Women's 10,000m final.

    Beth Potter

    She may not be a medallist at the Glasgow 2014 Games, but she probably feels like one with the home crowd behind her.

     
  29.  
    Weight on his shoulders 20:34: Via Twitter Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    Big Peter Kirkbride needs to pull something special out the bag to win medal in 94kg class weightlifting. Trailing badly after snatch lift.

    Clean and jerk about to start at the weightlifting

     
  30.  
    Boxing Hopefuls 20:31:

    Scotland's Josh Taylor is through to the medal bouts of the light 64kg boxing after he proved too strong for Zack Davies of Wales.

    BBC

    Taylor joins his fellow-Scot Charlie Flynn who beat Ghana's Jessie Lartley earlier tonight.

     
  31.  
    Strong Malawi 20:29:

    Malawi have beaten Scotland at netball 62-35.

    Scotland have one more pool game against Northern Ireland tomorrow.

     
  32.  
    Weightlifting 20:27: Jim Spence BBC Sport

    Peter Kirkbride of Scotland lifted 142 Kg on his first lift in the snatch. Then had two no lifts at 145 kg in second and third lifts.

     
  33.  
    Boxer goes through 20:14:

    Josh Taylor too strong for Zack Davies of Wales in the light welterweight - another Scot in the medal rounds

     
  34.  
    Medal haul 20:11:

    Men's individual medley silver medallist Daniel Wallace of Scotland tells BBC Sport: "If you'd have told me before the Games I was going to get two silvers and one gold I'd have never believed you! I've got a few weeks off now for a break, and then it's back to the United States for training again."

    daniel wallace
     
  35.  
    New balls please 20:06:

    Games fact: 840 shuttlecocks will be used across the Commonwealth Badminton competition and 3,000 balls will be used across six ball sports during the Games.

     
  36.  
    Medal charge 19:59: Dan Roan BBC chief sports correspondent

    How on earth did Scotland's Daniel Wallace grab silver then? Was in last place after 100m. Astonishing

     
  37.  
    Silver Braveheart 19:55:

    Scotland's Daniel Wallace takes silver in the men's 200m individual medley final at Tollcross Poll in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, behind Australia's Daniel Tranter who takes gold.

    Dan Wallace silver

    Wallace set a new Scottish record of 1.58.72 ahead of South African Chad Le Clos.

     
  38.  
    Brave kilt 19:50:

    In the men's 200m individual medley final, Scotland's Daniel Wallace arrives in the pool wearing his tracksuit top and a kilt.

    Wallace kilt
     
  39.  
    Long run 19:44:

    Beth Potter was cheered home by the crowd at Hampden as she finished fifth in the 10,000m race.

    Beth Potter and Kate Avery

    Three Kenyans took the medals but a tightly fought race for fourth between Potter and England's Kate Avery resulted in the Scot being beaten by the narrowest of margins.

     
  40.  
    Backstroke record 19:37:

    In the women's 50m backstroke final at Tollcross Pool, Scotland's Kathleen Dawson came fifth, with Georgia Davies of Wales taking gold in a British record time of 27.56s.

    Dawson takes the second Scottish record of the evening with a time of 28.47s

     
  41.  
    Games Tune 19:34:

    Games fact: The music you hear at every Commonwealth Games event at Glasgow 2014 before the competitors come out and just before they receive their medals is called 'Gaisgeachd' which is Gaelic for "courage, championship and heroism".

    It was composed by Greg Bowman of Great Big Events, and is performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and piper Major Steven Small.

     
  42.  
    Charting success 19:28:

    So the medal table heading into Tuesday evening, about half way through the Glasgow 2014 games, looks like this:

    medal table
     
  43.  
    Miley Pipped 19:16:

    Scotland's Hannah Miley is pipped into fourth place at the women's 400m freestyle at Tollcross Pool, as New Zealand's Lauren Boyle takes the gold with a time of 4.04.47.

    However, Miley's time of 4.06.21 is a new Scottish record, which she will undoubtedly be pleased with.

     
  44.  
    Charlie through 19:09:

    Scotland's Charlie Flynn is through to the medal bouts of the light 60kg boxing after beating Ghana's Jessie Lartley in a competitive clash.

    Charlie Flynn

    The 20 year-old from Motherwell claimed a unanimous win from the judges despite sustaining a cut eye in the third and final round.

     
  45.  
    On the track 19:06:

    At Hampden, there is particular Scottish interest in the

    • 20:50: Men's hammer - Alex Dry
    • 21:50: Women's 1500m - Laura Muir
     
  46.  
    Coming up tonight 19:01:

    The swimming is getting under way at Tollcross. Will there be more Scots medals?

    Look out for

    • 19:07 women's 400m freestyle - Hannah Miley
    • 19:47 men's 200m individual medley - Daniel Wallace
    • 20:23 men's 1500m freestyle - Stephen Milne
    • 21:02 women's 4x100m medley relay
    • 21:12 men's 4x100m medley relay
     
  47.  
    Your photos 18:58:

    Reader John Hastings sent us this stunning image of the Clyde Arc bridge taken late at night last week.

    John Hastings

    You can send us your own photos via email and twitter using #scotlandlive and we'll feature the best ones online.

     
  48.  
    Boxing bout 18:50: Ben Dirs BBC Sport

    "One match to look out for is Wales' Zack Davies versus Scottish Olympian Josh Taylor in the light-welterweight category. They are fighting for a guaranteed bronze medal."

    josh taylor
     
  49.  
    On target 18:45:

    Scotland beat their target of 34 Glasgow 2014 medals as Jen McIntosh takes shooting silver

    jen mcintosh

     
  50.  
    Magic moments 18:38:

    Scotland's gold rush in the opening days of Glasgow 2014 has offered many memorable images and experiences for athletes, reporters and the public alike.

    Did you leap off the couch when Euan Burton won his judo gold to banish memories of a disappointing London 2012 Olympics?

    Burton

    Or did you cheer Neil Fachie as he celebrated two para-cycling golds in front of a pulsating Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

    We want to know what have been your own Commonwealth Games highlights so far. You can get in touch via email or twitter using #scotlandlive

     
  51.  
    Celtic Prepared 18:28:

    Ronny Deila admits Celtic face a huge step up in class when they play Legia Warsaw in Wednesday's Champions League third qualifying round first leg.

    The Scottish champions eased past KR Rejkyavik in the last round but arrived in Poland wary of what they will face against the country's best side.

    Ronny Deila

    "We still have things to work on," said the Celtic manager.

    "The passing has to be even better [than it was against KR] and the awareness and defensive marking."

    On loan striker Jo Inge Bergert is added to the Celtic squad.

    The winner of the tie goes into the third and final qualification round for the Champions League while the losers will drop down into the final Europa League qualifiers.

     
  52.  
    Record breaker 18:24:

    Games fact: after winning bronze and silver at the Glasgow 2014 Games, Jen McIntosh is now the only Scottish woman to win five Commonwealth Games medals, beating her mum by one.

    She now has two gold, one silver and two bronze medals, having won double gold and bronze at Delhi in 2010.

     
  53.  
    Close shooting 18:14:

    Well, it went down to the final bullet at the three-position shooting event at the Commonwealth Games, and Scotland's Jen McIntosh takes the silver following a shoot-off with Jasmine Ser of Singapore keeping her cool to take gold.

    Jen McIntosh silver
     
  54.  
    Shoot for gold 18:06:

    Jen McIntosh will definitely get a medal in the three-position shooting event at the Commonwealth Games.

    It's down to the last three shots to decide who gets gold, silver and bronze.

     
  55.  
    Challenge Cup draw 17:56:

    The draw for the second round of the Scottish Challenge Cup has been made:

    North Section

    Dunfermline Athletic or Raith Rovers v Falkirk

    Brora Rangers v East Fife

    Brechin City v Peterhead

    Stirling Albion v Alloa Athletic

    South Section

    Livingston v Heart of Midlothian

    Rangers or Hibernian v Clyde

    Morton v Berwick Rangers

    Stranraer v Albion Rovers

    Ties to be played 19 and 20 August.

     
  56.  
    Medal target 17:55: Heather Dewar BBC Scotland

    Jen McIntosh is now going into standing position of the three position shooting event at the Commonwealth Games at Barry Buddon shooting centre.

    The Scot currently lies in fourth place and will struggle to take the gold medal unless she has an amazing final round.

    She also has South Africa's Esmari van Reenen to contend with, who has extended her lead at the top of the table.

    It's not over yet, and she could still be in contention for a medal.

     
  57.  
    Sharp Shooter 17:33: Heather Dewar BBC Scotland

    Scotland's Jen McIntosh is currently fourth as she begins the prone position in the shooting three position final at the Commonwealth Games.

    The standing position round has still to take place.

     
  58.  
    Wrestling woe 17:15:

    Muambo of Cameroon makes it a double over Scotland's Robertson twins, this time beating Fiona to take wrestling bronze.

     
  59.  
    All downhill 17:12: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    Noooo! Watching all the apparatus being dismantled at Cathkin Braes after Mountain Bike races, I'm engulfed in melancholy. I don't want Games to end.

     
  60.  
    17:03: Via Twitter

    Team Scotland tweets: Cycling: Great race by @leecraigie_ in the Women's Mountain Bike Cross Country - Placing 7th! #GoScotland

    lee craigie
     
  61.  
    Bravery recognised 17:01:

    Two men who tackled a knife-wielding robber have been recognised for their bravery by police.

    73-year-old Robin Rennie and 64-year-old Roy Benson, took on the teenager when he tried to rob Mr Benson's shop in Perth.

    They wrestled the youth to the floor and pinned him there until police arrived. Mr Rennie and Mr Benson were presented with Police Public Bravery Awards.

    Presenting the awards, Chief Constable Sir Stephen House said the pair had shown "tremendous courage" in the face of the "aggressive" teenager.

     
  62.  
    Commonwealth travel 16:56: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Commonwealth Games shooting is on at Carnoustie and there is heavier than normal traffic throughout the Dundee/Broughty Ferry.

    In Glasgow, athletics at Hampden starts again at 6.30pm, so all the main train stations around Hampden will be extra busy with queues at Glasgow Central too, and all roads heading to Mount Florida will experience delays.

    Try using the extra shuttle buses from the city centre, but crowds walking to the event will slow down traffic too.

    Shuttle buses from Cathkin Braes back to the city centre are starting to return and will reduce traffic speeds.

    And other events through the city this evening at the SECC, Scotstoun and Tollcross - you may want to use Anderston train station which should be less busy than the Exhibition Centre.

    Park and Ride car parks at Bridge St and Shields Road have a couple of spaces left, but Kelvinbridge is now full.

     
  63.  
    Travel update 16:52: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    There's a high-wind warning on the A9 Dornoch Bridge.

    In Perth on the M90 there are northbound delays heading up to the Broxden roundabout from junction 10 Craigend.

    In Edinburgh, roadworks on Drum Brae South between Templeland Road and the A8 St John's Road are causing delays of around 15 minutes.

    On the Edinburgh City bypass traffic is still slow on the westbound approach to Sheriffhall roundabout following an accident earlier.

     
  64.  
    Women's team gymnastics 16:50:

    Scotland's team receive a huge cheer as they take to the mat first. Watch the women's artistic here.

     
  65.  
    Close shooting 16:39:

    Scotland narrowly miss out on another Commonwealth Games medal as shooters Neil Stirson and John Hammond finish fourth and fifth in the 50m rifle three position final at the Barry Buddon shooting centre.

     
  66.  
    Video clip 16:36:

    Watch Scotland's history-makers as they win a first team gymnastics medal (UK users only).

    gymnastics
     
  67.  
    Danny dares 16:34: John Beattie BBC Scotland

    With @danny_macaskill, he's amazing

    jiohn beattie and danny mcaskill

    Danny and his team have been putting on a mind-boggling display of tricks as part of BBC At the Quay.

     
  68.  
    Golden boys 16:27:

    How many golds have you got? Cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy meets sprint superstar Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games village in Glasgow

    usain bolt and chris hoy
     
  69.  
    16:24: Via Twitter
  70.  
    Tigers catch Robertson 16:22:

    Hull City have confirmed the signing of Dundee United's Andrew Robertson for a fee of £2.85m.

    The 20 year-old Scotland left-back has signed a three-year deal at the English Premiership side.

    Andrew Robertson Dundee United

    Robertson only became a professional footballer last year after joining Dundee United from Scottish League Two amateur side Queen's Park. He quickly became a mainstay in the Tannadice side and was voted the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award in April.

     
  71.  
    Hot shot 16:15: Heather Dewar BBC Scotland

    Scotland's Jon Hammond is in bronze position now in the 50m Rifle Three Position event in the shooting.

    His last five shots weren't great, but he started off in fine style.

    The wind is having an effect on proceedings at Barry Buddon shooting centre, which will affect the standing position and make it potentially difficult for competitors.

    Hammond is now on 301.7 points.

     
  72.  
    One to watch 16:11:

    SWIMMING: Scotland's Danny Wallace looks "strong enough for another gold" according to former Commonwealth champion and BBC pundit Adrian Moorhouse.

    dan wallace

    Wallace qualified second fastest in the men's 200m individual medley, with Englishmen Roberto Pavoni and Joe Roebuck also in the final alongside Wales' Leuan Lloyd. They race at 19:47.

    The Scot has won gold in the 400m medley.

     
  73.  
    Weather update 16:07: Judith Ralston BBC Weather presenter

    There will be further outbreaks of showery rain across the northwest this afternoon and tonight with heavier rainfall in the northwest. Elsewhere it will be dry with clear spells.

    Breezes across the country will help keep temperatures down to around 10C to 13C in central parts.

     
  74.  
    Mountain biking 16:00:

    New Zealand won gold and silver at the men's mountain bike race at Cathkin Braes. Anton Cooper won gold and Samuel Gaze took the silver ahead of Australia's Daniel McConnell.

    Grant Ferguson was the fastest Scot, finishing 5th, 3 mins and 9 secs behind the winner.

    Other Scots results: Kenta Gallagher 10th and Gareth Montgomerie 11th, 5 mins 19 and 8 mins 02 behind respectively.

     
  75.  
    Packing a punch 15:55:

    Reece McFadden is guaranteed a medal in the flyweight boxing after winning his quarter final.

    reece mcfadden
     
  76.  
    15:45: Via Twitter

    Usain Bolt on Twitter: Meeting with Royals #RoyalFamily

    Usain bolt with royals
     
  77.  
    Prince Puncher 15:34:

    Is he getting in training for the next Commonwealth Games? Prince Harry tries his hand at boxing on a visit to a Coach Core project at Gorbals Leisure Centre in Glasgow.

    Prince Harry tries his hand at boxing as he and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, visit a Coach Core project at Gorbals Leisure Centre in Glasgow, Scotland
     
  78.  
    Final support 15:34:

    Michael Jamieson tweets: Huge thanks for all the well wishes in the past week, it's been amazing! I didn't get the results I wanted but as a team, we've had a great week! Time to relax & enjoy the rest of the Games! Excited to watch the finals tonight at the pool, get behind the team!

    michael jamieson
     
  79.  
    15:25: Via Twitter Lisa Summers Commonwealth Games reporter, BBC Scotland

    What a top man David Wilkie is. Our great @Team_Scotland breaststrokers have him to thank #Glasgow2014

    david wilkie with lisa summers
     
  80.  
    Mountain biking 15:18: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    Men's cross country final going at full pelt on Cathkin Braes.

    Scotland's Grant Ferguson in 5th place, 1 min 28 secs behind leading group of four. Gareth Montgomerie 6th. Just three laps to go.

    mountain bike
     
  81.  
    Sporting royalty 15:15: Kevin Keane BBC Scotland reporter

    Prince William and Kate, along with Prince Harry, are currently talking to Usain Bolt at the Athletes' village for Glasgow 2014.

     
  82.  
    Best fest 15:08:
    Science centre, Glasgow

    More than 100,000 people have visited the BBC at the Quay entertainment festival according to a spokesman.

    Acts such as Wet, Wet, Wet, Simple Minds and The Radiophonic Workshop have performed so far during the the 16-day event which coincides with the Commonwealth Games.

    Drop past the BBC HQ on the Clyde at Pacific Quay if you're going to - or from - a Commonwealth Games event - there's plenty still on.

     
  83.  
    Chemical incident 15:07:

    Edinburgh's Palmerston Place has reopened after a suspected toxic chemical, used in the jewellery trade, was found at a house.

    Emergency services were called after a jar thought to contain potassium cyanide was found just before noon.

    A woman was clearing out the home of her father, who was a jeweller, when she came across the toxic chemical.

    palmerston place

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it was normal procedure to close off the street until the chemical had been disposed of, and there was no danger to the public.

     
  84.  
    Crowd surfing 14:55:

    Watch Greg Rutherford dodging a steward to meet fans at Hampden Park during the athletics at Glasgow2014

    English long jumper Greg Rutherford poses with fans

    After qualifying for Wednesday night's men's long jump final Rutherford spends time meeting fans and continues to dodge the steward to keep signing autographs.

    Speaking afterwards Rutherford praises the Glasgow crowd, and on interacting with fans says "it's lovely to try and give back a little bit".

     
  85.  
    Easy rider 14:51: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    Peebles rider Grant Ferguson is 5th after two laps of the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike course. About 20 secs or behind the Australian leader.

     
  86.  
    Medal record 14:41:

    Scotland's silver medal in the male gymnastics team event broke the country's medal record for a Commonwealth Games.

    The host nation now have 34 medals in total, surpassing the previous benchmark set at Edinburgh 1986.

    England won gold while Canada were third in the men's gymnastics.

    frankie baines
     
  87.  
    Grand Central Station 14:37:

    More than 1.5 million people have passed through Glasgow Central Station since the Commonwealth Games opened on Wednesday.

    Network Rail said Monday had seen record numbers of visitors to the station, which is already Scotland's busiest, with more than 350,000 people passing through - compared with an average daily footfall of 110,000.

     
  88.  
    Best ever Games 14:30:

    Louise Martin, chair of Sportscotland, said: "It has been an incredible effort by everyone involved with Team Scotland to have set a new record for Games medals by only the sixth day of competition.

    "Our men gymnasts will go down in history as the athletes who delivered the record-breaking medal, but it has been a real team effort over many years.

    "There is no substitute for hard work and meticulous preparation."

     
  89.  
    Games update 14:26:

    Following the historic silver medal for the gymnasts, results are flying in for other Scots.

    In the boxing ring, Reece McFadden beats Botswana's Oteng Oteng and goes into the semi-final of the Men's Fly (52kg) which takes place on Friday. He will fight Andrew Maloney of Australia.

    In the women's cross-country cycling, Lee Craigie finished 7th. Jessie Roberts was 11th while Kerry MacPhee finished 13th.

    In the lawn bowls, Scotland beat Northern Ireland 19-11 in the Women's Triples.

     
  90.  
    Here they are 14:22: Jane Lewis BBC Scotland

    And here they are - Silver medal in the Mens gymnastic team event for Scotland.

    men's gynnastics scotland team

    The Scotland team was Dan Keatings, Dan Purvis, Frank Baines, Adam Cox and Liam Davie. They created history by winning their nation's first ever team gymnastics medal at the Commonwealth Games with a score of 257.603.

     
  91.  
    History boys 14:20: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    First ever team medal for Scotland in gymnastics, a silver! History in the making. Also creates a new Scots record Games tally of 34 medals

     
  92.  
    Half-time 14:11: Via Twitter

    @Glasgow2014 tweets: Halfway through the sporting action but there is still plenty more to come! Read Day 6 preview:

     
  93.  
    Scotland break Games record 14:03:

    Team Scotland's gymnasts have won a silver medal, the 34th medal overall at these Games.

    Their success means Glasgow 2014 is the most successful Games ever for the Scots.

     
  94.  
    MacAskill at the Quay 13:57:

    Scottish stunt bike rider Danny MacAskill and his team are putting on a mind-boggling display of tricks as part of BBC At the Quay.

    danny macaskill

    They have been performing bunny hops, exercise ball front flips and drops from massive heights outside the BBC at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

    They'll be on again at 3pm.

     
  95.  
    Victory followed friend's death 13:49:

    The mother of Scotland's judo gold medallist Sarah Adlington tells BBC Radio Shropshire her daughter had to cope with the death of a close friend the day before she beat England's Jodie Myers in the +78kg category to become Commonwealth champion.

    sarah adlington
     
  96.  
    Ticket sales 13:43:

    Glasgow 2014 have said more than 1.2 million tickets have been sold for the Commonwealth Games, with about 700,000 people visiting the city at the weekend.

    Glasgow 2014 fans at Ibrox
     
  97.  
    'Great Games experience' 13:41: Via Twitter

    The Legacy 2014 team tweets: Get down to #Festival2014Live Sites for a great @Glasgow2014 Games time experience with fun for all! #Culture2014

     
  98.  
    Weightlifter suspended 13:30:

    Nigerian weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.

    The 16-year-old took the Commonwealth Games title in the women's 53kg category after lifting 196kg.

     
  99.  
    Let me take a selfie 13:28:

    Jane Lewis, one of the BBC's Commonwealth Games reporters, managed to catch Mikail Huggins for a selfie.

    Mikail Huggins with Jane Lewis

    Mikail is the guide for Libby Clegg. The pair won the T12 100m at Hampden Park last night, Scotland's 13th gold medal at Glasgow 2014.

     
  100.  
    Disappointment for wrestling twins 13:22: John Barnes BBC Scotland

    There was disappointment for the 45-year-old Robertson twins Donna and Fiona in the 48kg Wrestling, with defeats at the quarter final stage. However Fiona still has the chance of a bronze medal.

    Donna lost to Rebecca Muambo of Cameroon 11-0 in the quarters.

    Fiona lost 4-0 to Yana Rattigan of England at the same stage.

    With Rattigan beating Muambo in the semi-final it means, via the repechage route, Fiona Robertson will take on Muambo for the bronze medal this evening.

    She will be hoping she can perform better than her sister did against the Cameroon wrestler this morning.

     

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