Two dolphin art works are vandalised in Aberdeen

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Two dolphin art works that are part of a popular project in Aberdeen have been vandalised.

Fifty of the life-sized fibre glass models have been placed in parks and at the beach and city centre for 10 weeks before being auctioned for charity.

Each is painted with a different theme, from Aberdeen football colours to wartime fighter planes.

Dolphins in Victoria Park and Westburn Park have now been removed after being targeted.

It is hoped they will return after repairs.

The Wild Dolphins project has been organised by Wild in Art along with the Archie foundation at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC).

It will be on show until the end of August.

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    Messi Marshall 16:41: Clive Lindsay BBC Scotland news website

    Bryan Quinn, Carol Duncan and I are with you now for the long haul until after the Glasgow 2014 action finishes for the day.

    Give us your thoughts and pictures #ScotlandLive, by email or by text on 80295.

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    Watch the action 16:36: Via Twitter

    @BBCScotlandNews tweets: #Glasgow2014 Day Five - up later:

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    Fresh from the Tour 16:35: Via Twitter

    @GeraintThomas86 tweets: Well that was the Tour for another year. Now in sunny Glasgow, for the Commonwealth Games @TeamWales

     
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    Mystery withdrawal 16:15: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Mystery still surrounds the surprise late withdrawal of British champion Allan Smith from this morning's high jump competition.

    Allan Smith

    Team Scotland have confirmed there's been no doping violation but are declining to release any further details on the reasons why Smith failed to compete.

    His brother, David, did but failed to qualify for the final. However, Ray Bobrownicki is through to tomorrow's final after clearing 2m20.

     
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    Women's hockey: Scotland v Wales 16:14: Via Twitter
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    Foster's gold 16:11:

    Paul Foster is a four-time world indoor bowls champion but says taking gold for Scotland at Glasgow 2014 along with Alex Marshall is the highlight of his career.

    The Troon man his partner eased to victory by 20-3 over Muhammad Hiziee Abdul Rais and Fairul Izwan Abd Muin of Malaysia.

    Alex Marshall and Paul Foster

    "The bowls Alex played in the semi-final was truly amazing and unbelievable and he's a credit to the sport and today I said to myself 'I'm going to help the big man today'," Foster told BBC One.

    "You want to put a performance in for the final and I certainly did and Alex played a lot of cracking shots as well. We were both on song today.

    "I had said to myself that winning my first gold medal in Melbourne, nothing can take that away, but this is the highlight of my career. To win a gold medal in your home country is just phenomenal.

    "It is very emotional and I'll take this to my grave."

     
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    Olympian returns 16:08: Via Twitter

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    Murder inquiry latest 16:04:

    A photo has been issued of Stephen McGowan, the 23-year-old who died of serious injuries in a common close in Greenock on Sunday, as Police Scotland appeal for witnesses.

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    Scottish gymnasts in action 16:02: Via Twitter

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    Are they checking #ScotlandLive? 15:54:

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    Scottish medal hope 15:47:

    There could be another Scottish medal this afternoon as the Women's 50m rifle prone final is due to start.

    Jen McIntosh

    Defending champion Jen McIntosh can become only the third Scottish woman to win four Commonwealth Games medals. Interestingly, her mum, Shirley, is one of the other two.

     
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    Travel update 15:39: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

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    Royal guests spotted 15:31:

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    Prince William and Kate

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    Hot Tatty 15:17:

    Alex Marshall has won the world indoor bowls title a record five times, but the 48-year-old was bubbling with delight at winning pairs gold with Paul Foster at Glasgow 2014.

    "Obviously over the moon, but I must say Paul Foster was absolutely relentless the first 10 ends," the Tranent man known as Tatty told BBC One.

    Paul Foster and Alex Marshall celebrate

    "It is the best leading performance I've ever seen since I've been bowling since eight year old. He was absolutely awesome and made it quite easy for myself.

    "That's the third gold medal I've had in the pairs and I'm unbeaten in 12 years at the Commonwealth Games, but this is one of the highlights of my career. In front of your home support, you can't beat that."

     
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    Your best moment 15:13: Via Twitter

    @handasdad has tweeted us with their best memory of Glasgow 2014 so far.

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    Send us your thoughts using #ScotlandLive on Twitter.

     
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    Medal table update 14:59: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: After bowls success, @Team_Scotland are on their highest gold medal tally for a Commonwealth Games. #Glasgow2014

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    Ahmed through to last 8 14:58: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Scotland's Aqeel Ahmed is through to last eight of 49kg boxing. Beat Kenyan Keya in every round. Faces Indian Laishram on Wednesday evening.

     
  29.  
    Bowled over 14:57:

    Paul Foster and Alex Marshall are multiple bowls world champions at singles and pairs, both indoor and out, but they are unlikely to have shared a prouder moment than winning Commonwealth Games gold in front of their home crowd.

    Alex Marshall and Paul Foster celebrate

    The celebration from Tranent "Tatty" Marshall was more subdued than his last-bowl win over England in the semi-final, but he and his partner from Troon showed their delight as they confirmed their status as the world's best men's pair.

    They will be in the spotlight worldwide like never before, their runaway victory over Malaysia in the final creating a new Games record of 12 golds for Scotland.

    We await the medal ceremony.

     
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    Inspiring a new generation 14:40:

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    Twins Ollie and Caleb, aged four, and their wee sister Phoebe, two, have been recreating big moments from almost every sport in the Games from the comfort of home, including table tennis, above, cycling, triathlon, rugby, lawn bowls and weightlifting, all lovingly filmed by mum Aly and dad Dave.

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    Golden bowls record 14:24:

    Scotland achieve a record haul of 12 gold medals at a Commonwealth Games after bowlers Paul Foster and Alex Marshall win the men's pairs, thrashing Malaysia 20-3 in the final.

    The multi-world champion pairing were 17-0 up before their opponents managed a point at Kelvingrove.

    Sportscotland director of high performance Mike Whittingham said: "I am absolutely delighted to see Alex Marshall and Paul Foster secure Team Scotland's 12th gold medal of the Games, breaking the previous best gold medal haul from Melbourne in 2006.

    "Alex and Paul have dominated world bowls over the last few years and to add another Commonwealth title to their collection, especially one as historic as this, is extremely fitting."

     
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    Scotland on verge of gold 14:17: Via Twitter Rhona McLeod BBC Scotland

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    Papua New Guinea athlete charged 13:45:

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    Hammer it home 13:43: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

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    Hockey victory 12:46: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

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    Muir amazed by Hampden roar 12:42:

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    "It's absolutely amazing," Muir tells BBC Sport. "Usually I can pick out my mum and dad quite easily, but I'm not sure I can with all the flags here."

     
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    We will remember them 12:37:

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    The Every Man Remembered database allows people to commemorate relatives or someone they knew, or find a person for whom no-one has yet left a tribute.

     
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    Ready for bowls? 12:20:

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    Maclean through 11:56: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Inverness's Jason Maclean is through to the final of tonight's Para sport 100m. He was second fastest in his heat in a time of 12.96, just a hundredth outside his personal best.

     
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    Hammond fails to qualify in shooting 11:43:

    Scotland's defending champion Jon Hammond has failed to qualify for the men's 50m prone final, reports BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.

    He could only manage 11th place in the qualifiers. Aberdeen's Neil Stirton is through in eighth place with a score of 618.3.

    Hammond won four medals in Delhi four years ago, making him the most successful Scot at a single Games.

     
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    Coming up 11:41: John Beattie BBC Scotland

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    Rosefelo Siosi from the Soloman Islands may have been lapped three times in the 5,000m heats at the weekend, but he was cheered over the line by 40,000 fans at Hampden. Everyone loves a trier, right?

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    You can listen live here.

     
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    Unis 'must elect more women' 11:27: Jamie McIvor BBC Scotland education correspondent

    Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies or be forced to do so, according to the National Union of Students.

    St Andrews University

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    Shooting disappointment 11:26: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Disappointment for @Team_Scotland 's Alan Ritchie and Alan Goodall - both fail to qualify for final of the Men's 50m Pistol.

     
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    Clegg wins heat 11:13: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Scotland's Paralympic silver medallist Libby Clegg ran the fastest time in the world this year as she qualified for tonight's Para sport 100m final. She easily won her heat.

    Clegg and her guide Mikhail Huggins ran with a superb time of 12.23 seconds - just outside her personal best.

    The final takes place at Hampden at 20:00 tonight.

     
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    Your pictures 11:06:

    Peter Wilson from Cambridge emailed this atmospheric Highland shot. He said: "Having driven through the night, I arrived in Glen Affric about 04:30 just in time to see the mist lifting off the pine woods ahead of a day of stunning weather."

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    'Unexplained' death in Dundee 10:58:

    Police are investigating after a man was found dead near a busy Dundee road.

    Riverside Road, Dundee

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    Going for gold 10:50:

    The Scottish gold medal haul currently stands at 11, equalling the best ever Games total.

    That record could be broken this afternoon when lawn bowls pair Paul Foster and Alex Marshall play Malaysia in the final, which should get under way around 12:45.

    Scotland's lawn bowls team

    The Scottish duo enjoyed a thrilling win over England's Sam Tolchard and Andy Knapper at Kelvingrove yesterday. If you missed it, it's well worth watching the closing stages again.

     
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    Driving to Hampden? 10:43: Via Email

    Most people will probably be using public transport, but Stephen Porteous has emailed us with some advice for those travelling to Hampden Park by car.

    He says: "If you're going to the athletics and live on the south side, drive to Patterton or Whitecraigs (free parking) - 12 mins to Mount Florida by train from there. Sorted."

     
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    The Vic and Hoy show 10:34:

    Sir Chris Hoy is currently in conversation with BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire as part of BBC at the Quay.

    Chris Hoy on BBC at the Quay

    You can watch them chat live online.

     
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    Rally of the Games? 10:29:

    Watch as Nigeria's Segun Toriola produces a stunning defensive display to win a 41-shot rally against Singapore's Ning Gao, in the second match of the men's team table tennis semi-final at Glasgow 2014.

    Segun Toriola
     
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    Watt to leave Celtic? 10:21:

    Tony Watt may be on his way to Belgium, and Motherwell hope to sign a defender from Derby.

    Tony Watt scores against Barcelona

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    Murder inquiry 10:10:

    Police have launched a murder inquiry following a post-mortem examination into the death of a 23-year-old Greenock man.

    Lynedoch Street, Greenock

    Stephen McGowan was found in a common close in Tobago Street with serious injuries at 03:20 on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police also ordoned off an area of Lynedoch Street, which they said was linked to the same incident.

    They appealed for information about Mr McGowan's last movements.

     
  57.  
    Commonwealth travel - your views 10:02: Via SMS

    Derek in Port Glasgow: Typical, after a fantastic start to the games the negativity starts. My wife and I came to Glasgow on Saturday and had a brilliant day between the merchant city festival and Glasgow Green. The whole place was electric. We came up on the train from Inverclyde with absolutely no problems.

    Paul: Great day at rugby on Saturday, packed trains, as expected, no problem. Massive queue for subway to Ibrox, we were sent to shuttle bus which was empty.

    Anon: Yesterday's park and ride shambles was unacceptable, no matter how organisers try to gloss it over. All these highly paid suits should have known that Sunday would be exceptionally busy. Totally unacceptable that people who paid for rugby tickets should miss the first two matches. Catering and ladies toilets were a disorganised shambles. Yesterday's incompetence ruined the Games for too many.

     
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    More buses promised 09:55:

    Glasgow 2014 organisers have promised more shuttle buses to avoid the delays that marred the first day of athletics at Hampden Park.

    Queues outside Hampden

    Hundreds of spectators waiting at park and ride centres missed the start of proceedings on Sunday afternoon.

    And there was further frustration as large queues formed at the turnstiles and streets around the stadium.

    The athletics continues at Hampden today.

     
  59.  
    Front pages 09:51:

    Glasgow 2014 continues to dominate the front pages of Scotland's newspapers.

    Scotland's front pages

    The Daily Record leads with a picture of 13-year-old Erraid Davies, who is the Commonwealth Games' youngest ever medallist, and the headline: "Too pool for school".

    Meanwhile, the Scottish Sun leads with judo guru Billy Cusack leading Scotland to Commonwealth Games glory just minutes after hearing his father had died.

    The Scottish Daily Mail leads with a full-page picture of the yesterday's men's marathon on the streets of Glasgow and talks of the city's "Super Sunday".

    See all the front pages here.

     
  60.  
    Commonwealth travel - your views 09:35: Via SMS

    Doug from Ayr: I am due to be at athletics on Friday evening and chose to book the park and ride at Silverburn which were advised to do. As they say it is not rocket science. They know how many people are booked so they must be able to work out how many buses are needed.

    Anon: They've had years to organise this. Totally inept.

    Anon: Park and ride at Eurocentral this morning. Absolutely perfect. Straight on.

    John in Glasgow: The transport getting to various places is a shambles. No one knows how to get anywhere, empty buses are shocking. We will get pointless apologies and nothing will change. Great sport, rubbish organisation.

    Peter in Glasgow: Great time at Velodrome yesterday and no problem with trains. Hampden tonight, so I hope the park & ride is sorted.

     
  61.  
    Best moments so far? 09:14:

    Ross Murdoch's victory in the pool? Euan Burton's judo gold? Royal Marine Chris Sherrington's salute to the crowd?

    Ross Murdoch

    BBC Scotland's reporters share some of their favourite moments of the Games so far. What are yours?

    Send us your comments and pictures using #ScotlandLive, by email or by text on 80295.

     
  62.  
    Man charged over pensioner attack 09:06:

    A 23-year old man has been charged with the attempted murder and sexual assault of an 85 year-old-woman in Edinburgh.

    Morningside attack site

    The attack happened in Morningside on 11 July.

    The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.

     
  63.  
    Proud parents 09:04:

    "I just managed to stop crying but it was difficult, it was amazing, absolutely amazing. That's the only word to describe it."

    Those are the words of David Davies, father of 13-year-old Scots sensation Erraid, who won a bronze medal in the para-sport 100m breaststroke last night.

    Erraid Davies with parents

    Erraid's coach Lorraine Gifford told BBC Radio Scotland she predicts big things for the teenager, including a trip to the Paralympics in Brazil in 2016.

    Watch Erraid's parents speak to BBC Scotland's Lisa Summers and give their reaction to her success.

     
  64.  
    Do the Rumgay 08:54: Graham Fraser BBC Scotland

    We have seen the 'Mobot' and the 'Lightning Bolt'. Now it is time for the 'Rumgay'.

    The Scottish table tennis star, in a match against Canada, celebrated with a 'wedgie'.

    Rumgay celebration

    He has now challenged Bolt to a celebration face off.

    The fastest man on earth may accept. The again, after seeing the picture above, he may put on those gold shoes of his and run to the nearest airport.

     
  65.  
    Morning Call 08:34: BBC Radio Scotland

    It was a massive weekend for Glasgow with an estimated 700,000 visitors to the city for the Commonwealth Games. While this has seen a big boost for the hospitality sector, it hasn't all gone smoothly, with travel delays starting to bite.

    Presenter Cathy Macdonald asks: how are you coping with the Commonwealth Games?

    Also, with women's boxing taking its place at the Games for the first time, we'll be talking to Olympic champion Nicola Adams's mum. How would you feel if your daughter wanted to be a boxer?

    Call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295 or email morningcallscotland@bbc.co.uk.

     
  66.  
    08:20: Via Twitter BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Games - heavy exit slip cos of the volume of Games traffic on M8 Westbound at J19 Anderston

     
  67.  
    Today at the Games 08:19:

    Scottish highlights today include two-time Paralympic silver medallist Libby Clegg racing in the T12 100m at the athletics in Hampden.

    Libby Clegg

    Elsewhere, Alex Marshall and Paul Foster could win gold for Scotland in the lawn bowls pairs. Their match against Malaysia will begin at 12:45.

    Wales will play Scotland's women in the hockey at 16:00, while Commonwealth champion swimmer Hannah Miley is in action again in the pool in the 800m freestyle alongside Camilla Hattersley.

    The men's 100m sprint qualifying continues at Hampden, with the likes of the Jamaicans Nickel Ashmeade, Jason Livermore and Kemar Bailey-Cole taking on English hopes Adam Gemili, Richard Kilty and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.

    Meanwhile, Olympic champion Nicola Adams will begin her challenge in the boxing ring.

    Remember, you can keep across all the action on the BBC. Watch on TV from 09:00, online and listen on the radio.

     
  68.  
    Your first time? 08:11: Marianne Taylor BBC Scotland news

    I had an absolutely fantastic time at the team Badminton at the Emirates last night, where England beat India in an electrifying best of five matches across singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

    Badminton at the Emirates Arena

    I'd never seen live elite badminton before - it was fast, furious and hugely competitive. Which sports have you seen for the first time and what was the experience like?

    Tweet us your thoughts and pictures to #ScotlandLive, email them here or text us on 80295.

     
  69.  
    Eyes on the prize 08:00:

    Team Scotland remain just one gold away from their best-ever Commonwealth Games total and are edging closer to matching their overall best for all medals.

    After Sunday's successes, Scotland have 30 medals following four days of events.

    Scotland's judo team collected 14 medals in Glasgow

    Our best-ever total was 33 medals in Edinburgh, in 1986, a Games boycotted by many African, Caribbean and Asian nations.

     
  70.  
    Good Morning Scotland 07:54: BBC Radio Scotland

    Gary Robertson is live on air bringing you the latest national and international news and analysis.

    Listen live to Good Morning Scotland here.

     
  71.  
    Games travel 07:40: BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    The athletics started yesterday at Hampden, so Mount Florida station, Battlefield and the immediate area around the stadium is going to be very, very busy for the next six days.

    The first session starts at 10:00 with doors opening two hours before, so plan your journey carefully and make sure you leave plenty of time.

    Following yesterday's park and ride problems, organisers say they're putting more resources into the system from today.

    At the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Carnoustie, public transport and roads are expected to be particularly busy today and tomorrow. The centre is about a 40-minute walk from Carnoustie railway station.

    Generally speaking, if you are catching a train this morning, services towards Central station from Ardrossan, Largs, Paisley Canal, East Kilbride, Neilston, Newton, Motherwell, Lanark and Larkhall are all expected to be exceptionally busy.

    Peak services to Queen Street station from Stirling, Perth, Cumbernauld, Falkirk and Edinburgh via Airdrie are expected to be the same.

     
  72.  
    Yesterday at the Games 07:33: Graham Fraser BBC Scotland

    It was another great day at the Commonwealth Games for Scotland yesterday.

    The undoubted highlight was the success of Erraid Davies, the 13-year-old swimmer from the Shetland Islands.

     Erraid Davies

    Erraid, the youngest competitor at Glasgow 2014 and Team Scotland''s youngest ever competitor, won a bronze medal in the SB9 100m breaststroke. and her smile melted many a Scottish heart.

    Chris Pritchard proposes to girlfriend in the velodrome

    While we are all feeling a bit soft, how about the moment Scottish cyclist Chris Pritchard proposed to his partner Amanda Ball in the stands of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome after racing in the keirin?

    In all, there was two silver medals and three bronze for Scots. There was a second silver of the Games for Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston in the para-sport tandem time trial. McGlynn also became engaged after her triumph.

    Katie Archibald took bronze in the women's cycling 25k points race in the velodrome, while in the pool Scotland took silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay and Hannah Miley won bronze in the 200m individual medley.

     
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    Today's weather 07:17: Christopher Blanchett BBC Weather presenter

    It'll be a misty start in places with some patches of low cloud. This should burn off quite quickly to leave a dry morning with bright spells. Through the day it stays dry with bright or sunny spells and light winds.

    The best of the sunshine is likely to be around the coastline with cloud building at times inland. Afternoon highs around 20C to 21C, with a few spots climbing to around 23C in west central Scotland and the south.

     
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    Welcome 06:59: Marianne Taylor BBC Scotland news

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Scotland Live. We'll be here until 23:00 bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from throughout the country.

    It's Day five of the action at Glasgow 2014 and there are 27 medals to to be won - we'll have all the latest Team Scotland news as it happens.

    Send us your comments and pictures using #ScotlandLive, by email or by text on 80295.

     

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