Scotland's referendum: What are the issues around pensions?

The issue of pensions has consistently registered as one of the key issues in the independence debate.

A BBC survey of 1,008 adults ranked it second in a list of the 10 things that mattered most - only the economy was deemed more important.

Here, we bring together the main stories, explainers and official documents covering the issue.

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Pensioners sitting on a bench
What's the current set up?

State pensions are managed by the UK government, which pays £113.10 a week for a single person and £226.20 a week for a couple. Men claim it at 65 and women at 61. By 2028 the new pension age will be 67.

Find out more....

Pensions and the referendum debate explained

What do we know about the SNP's vision?

What powers does Scotland have?

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What could change post-Yes?

In its White Paper on Scottish independence, the Scottish government said the state pension would rise to 66 in 2020 (in line with the rest of the UK) but an independent commission would advise on any changes after that. It also said - in a paper giving more detail to its plan - that it wanted a single state pension to be paid at a similar rate to the rest of the UK.

Find out more....

White Paper: Health, wellbeing and social protection

Post-Yes pension 'would be stronger'

Minister: Pensions 'secure' post-Yes

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What about private pensions?

There has been much discussion about what might happen to private pensions in the event of independence. Some in the pensions industry raise questions about how defined benefit schemes might work if Scotland broke away from the rest of the UK. However, others say expected changes to EU regulations could make it easier to run such schemes across borders.

Find out more...

'No clear plan' on Scotland pensions

Cross-border pension rules to stay

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Who is saying what, including you?

Politicians, academics, industry experts and members of the public have had much to say about the current pensions system and what might happen to it in the event of a "Yes" vote.

Find out more.....

Viewpoints: Experts on White Paper

Your questions on Scottish independence

Q&A: Your independence questions

Pension age rise 'could be delayed'

At-a-glance: The economics of independence

'No clear plan' on Scotland pensions

Governments clash over pension costs

Brown: UK 'protects' Scots' pensions

Pension age plan 'not fair on Scots'

It is estimated that the pressure for the UK government to raise the state pension age to 67 by 2027 is not as great in Scotland

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    #GoodNews #M9 is now *OPEN* btw J5 & J6 after overturned cattle lorry. All animals clear from the carriageway & all lanes running #DriveSafe

     
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    12:14: Inverness flight disruption

    Inverness Airport has re-opened after snow and ice caused disruption to flights this morning.

    Inverness airport

    The closure has resulted in delays to and cancellations of a number of early morning services.

    Visit the airports website for details on the flights affected.

     
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    12:07: Tennis update - Murray goes through BBC Sport Scotland

    Andy Murray is in the final of the Australian Open.

     
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    12:05: FMQs on TV delayed

    FMQs (recorded) coverage on TV will now be delayed until 12:15 on BBC2, when the tennis will switch to BBC1 Scot. #AusOpen

     
  5.  
    12:04: Car-jacking

    A 61-year-old woman has been attacked and robbed of her car by a hooded man in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

    The incident happened at about 11:30 on Wednesday when the man approached the woman in Jane Street and asked for directions.

     
  6.  
    11:57: Question time Andrew Black Political reporter, BBC Scotland

    It's almost that time again. Scottish first minister's questions begins at Holyrood from noon. What might come up today? Your guess is as good as mine.

    Labour has been routinely raising the NHS, but fracking, weather and the publication (or not) of the Chilcot Report into the Iraq war may come up. A few of the MSPs might be distracted if Andy Murray's still playing - they better hope the presiding officer doesn't catch them.

    Follow First Minister's Questions live.

     
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    11:50: Creel boat skipper 'lacked necessary competence'

    A creel boat skipper missing in the North Sea with his grandson for two days has been heavily criticised by marine accident investigators.

    75-year-old Jim Reid and 35-year-old David Irvine told how they survived on just two biscuits as they got lost in fog after leaving the Aberdeenshire port of Gourdon in May last year.

    Their 16ft boat, the Water Rail, sank while being towed back to Montrose by the local lifeboat Their 16ft boat, the Water Rail, sank while being towed back to Montrose by the local lifeboat

    A huge air and sea search had been called when they were eventually rescued by a passing fishing boat 45 miles off Montrose.

    The Marine Accidents Investigation Branch says Mr Reid lacked the competence necessary to operate his boat safely. There was no radio on board and the compass was faulty.

     
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    email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 11:46: Your pictures - Snow in Scotland

    Kevin Buchan in West Calder wonders if it is barbecue weather.

    Garden scene
     
  9.  
    11:42: Monster advertising campaign Craig Anderson BBC Scotland

    The mythical Loch Ness Monster is to take centre stage in a new £2m advertising campaign aimed at promoting the Loch Ness area to foreign visitors.

    The drive by VisitBritain will be targeted at key overseas markets.

    It aims to increase the number of international tourists to Loch Ness and other nearby places such as Inverness by 50,000 over the next four years. Inverness, Loch Ness and surrounding areas already draw about 200,000 tourists a year.

     
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    @trafficscotland Traffic Scotland

    #M9 is *CLOSED* btwn J5 and J6 due to overturned cattle lorry. Animals are live on the route so please AVOID if possible.

     
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    11:35: Innerleithen forest rescue

    A woman was airlifted to hospital last night after being rescued in a forest near Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.

    Dog John & Rauour Mountain Rescue Team praised rescue dog Rauour who's sensitive nose helped locate the missing woman

    Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called out at around 17:00, and found the woman around three hours later.

    The woman, who was unconscious, was located around ten metres off a forest track, as weather conditions started to worsen.

     
  12.  
    11:28: Oil task force Evening Express

    Some of the world's biggest oil firms are to meet monthly in a bid to create job opportunities for workers in the North-east who have been made redundant.

    The first meeting of Scotland's Energy Jobs Taskforce, set up by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, discussed how best to safeguard jobs in the North-east oil and gas sector.

     
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    #ScotlandLive 11:24: Your pictures - snow in Scotland

    Alasdair [Alexander] (@Alasdair91): Craig Dunain, Inverness. Looking lovely! A' coimhead bòidheach an-diugh! ❄⛄

    Snow in a garden in Inverness

    Theresa Hunter Smart(@smart_theresa): Walking to work through beautiful #strathavenpark Good morning #scotland

    Strathaven Park

    Tweet your pictures to @BBCScotlandNews or email newsonlinescotland@bbc.co

     
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    11:20: Motorway incident BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    #Falkirk Reports #M9 N/B part blocked by overturned trailer between J4 A801 / A803 Lathallan and J5 A9 / A905 Cadgers Brae

     
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    @StirlingPol Stirling Police

    A82/A85 Crianlarich/Tyndrum/Bridge of Orchy. Heavy snow and roads being affected but passable with care. Is your trip necessary?

     
  16.  
    11:14: Tennis update - C'mon Andy! BBC Sport Scotland

    Andy Murray takes the third set 6-3. Leads Berdych by two sets to one.

    Live coverage of the match here.

     
  17.  
    11:10: Is my school closed?

    Take a look at this comprehensive list of sources for details of school closures by local authority area.

    BBC website list of school closures

    You may also need to check with your local authority or contact the individual school.

     
  18.  
    11:03: League Cup questions BBC Sport Scotland

    Tom English will be answering your questions on the Scottish League Cup semi-finals today. Questions already in include:

    • Should the Rangers-Celtic game be played on a Saturday?
    • Why is everyone ignoring the "other" semi-final?
    • Which teams are going to get through to the final?

    Get involved in the Q&A by posting your questions to the BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page by midday.

     
  19.  
    10:58: Carrutherstown delays Willie Johnston BBC Scotland

    There are lengthy tailbacks on the A75 around Carrutherstown.

    Slow traffic
     
  20.  
    10:54: A92 collision: Man in hospital

    A man has been taken to hospital following a collision involving a bus and two cars on the A92 Eastbound between Lochgelly and Kirkcaldy earlier this morning.

    A92 crash

    Firefighters receieved a call just at around 07:00 and safely removed the man who was trapped in one of the cars.

     
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    10:50: Highland school closures

    Clarification on Highland Council school closures: Highland Council say 18 schools and nurseries in its area are closed because of the weather.

    About 10 others have been closed to pupils who have travel by bus, or opened later to allow conditions to improve.

     
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    email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 10:46: Your pictures - Snow in Scotland

    Mehran Haddadi in Robroyston, Glasgow, writes: I just woke up to the winter wonderland this morning!

    Snowy street
     
  23.  
    10:42: Kirkwall flights BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Disruption to flights #Kirkwall Airport because of snow. Passengers should contact their airline. The runway has been closed for de-icing.

     
  24.  
    10:39: Tennis update BBC Sport Scotland

    Andy Murray storms back in second set. Wins 6-0. Now one set all.

    Live coverage of the match here.

     
  25.  
    10:33: Teacher numbers cause concern

    Teachers in Aberdeen are being stretched to breaking point by ongoing staff shortages, a union has warned.

    The EIS teaching union said staffing levels were now a "significant problem".

     
  26.  
    10:26: Whose windfall? Douglas Fraser Business and economy editor, Scotland

    I've been blogging on the uneven impact of falling oil prices.

    Fuel nozzle

    Words of wisdom here.

     
  27.  
    10:18: Glasgow shooting attempted murder

    Police are treating a shooting incident in the Priesthill area of Glasgow at around 18:45 on Tuesday evening as attempted murder.

    A 37-year-old man was alone in a parked Ford Transit van in Neilston Avenue when he came under fire. Police say he wasn't injured but was badly shaken.

    Officers want to trace the occupants of a dark coloured car - believed to be a VW Passat - which was seen in the area of the shooting.

    The car was later found on fire near the entrance of Rouken Glen Golf Club.

     
  28.  
    10:13: Update: 100 schools closures

    Over 70 school closures in Dumfries and Galloway and around 30 in the Highlands.

    For the latest on the situation keep an eye on the South of Scotland live page, and local council websites.

     
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    10:08: All the latest travel updates

    For the latest on the roads visit the BBC's travel news page and keep up to date with incidents and roadworks on the motorways here.

    Around the country you can check for updates from:

     
  30.  
    10:04: Tennis update BBC Sport Scotland

    Berdych wins first set: Murray 6-7 (6-8) Berdych

    Murray loses first set

    Follow live coverage of the match.

     
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    09:58: Chiefs for Belladrum

    Leeds indie band Kaiser Chiefs will headline the Saturday night of this summer's Belladrum.

    Kaiser Chiefs

    Ricky Wilson, the group's leader singer, will follow fellow BBC The Voice coach Sir Tom Jones in performing at the event near Beauly.

     
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    09:52: Barracks threat Edinburgh Evening News

    New fears have been raised about the future of Edinburgh's Redford and Dreghorn barracks as the Ministry of Defence draws up plans to sell off property in its latest round of cost-cutting.

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon sparked the concern with a speech hailing savings already made by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition at Westminster, but warning the job was "far from over".

     
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    @RuthDavidsonMSP Ruth Davidson

    Apparently the BBC just called our press office to see if I'm ACTUALLY watching tennis. The view from my desk...

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    @BBCAileenClarke Aileen Clarke
    Bike

    Someone thought it too snowy for cycling in Airdrie last night#scotsnow

     
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    09:39: Fatal house blaze victim named

    An elderly woman who died in a house fire in Dumfries and Galloway on Monday evening has been named as 89-year-old Mona Stephenson.

    She was pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze in the village of Sorbie, near Newton Stewart.

     
  36.  
    09:36: Dumfries: A701 BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    A701 - Just north of Parkgate (that's between Dumfries and Beattock) - one driver says he has been stationary for 45 minutes - ambulance and helicopter have turned up.

     
  37.  
    09:33: Sport live Q&A Tom English BBC Scotland Sport

    I will be answering your questions on the Scottish League Cup semi-finals today.

    BBC Sport screengrab

    Get involved in the Q&A by posting your questions to the BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page by midday.

     
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    @GLASubwayTravel Glasgow Subway

    Inner still suspended. Stations are busier than usual but staff on hand to help.

     
  39.  
    09:28: Elderly centres cut The Evening Times

    Three Glasgow centres for older people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are to close.

    Right now the city council provides day-care services for the Chinese, Indian and mainly Pakistani communities, including faith-related services for Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims.

     
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    09:22: Frosty the glow man Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Snow covers a pedestrian crossing in Inverness this morning, but illuminated symbols of a bike and person glow through.

    Illuminated symbols of a bike and person glow through a covering of snow on a pedestrian crossing in Inverness
     
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    09:18: Sarwar resigns

    Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar has resigned as governor of Punjab in Pakistan.

    Mohammad Sarwar

    News of his departure came in a tweet in which he said it had been an honour to serve the people of Pakistan.

     
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    09:14: Still snowy in Selkirk BBC Reporter Richard Gordon

    The sky here is blue but there has been a fair fall of snow, especially in the western parts of the borders - they've been worst hit overnight.

    There are no reports of road closures. Driving conditions on minor routes are challenging because gritting crews are of course focusing on main roads at the moment.

    The situation is expected to improve as the day goes on. We might get one or two more snow showers but we're not expecting many.

    School buses not running in the Hawick, Peebles, Selkirk , Jedburgh and Newcastleton areas.

     
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    09:10: Perthshire: A85 BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    #Crieff #A85 partially blocked RTC Crieff to Comrie.

     
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    09:08: South Ayrshire

    Three school closures so far in South Ayrshire.

    Details on the council website.

     
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    09:06: South-west Scotland Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    More than 50 schools have been shut across Dumfries and Galloway as snows affected the region.

    It is mainly primaries and secondaries in the east of the region which have been affected.

     
  46.  
    Anyone for tennis?
    Tennis

    Ruth Davidson has tweeted about her excitement over Andy Murray: Hmmm..... FMQ prep Vs tennis..... #comeonandy

    Nicola Sturgeon was quick to take up the suggestion: @RuthDavidsonMSP I'm sure we could come to some arrangement - @kdugdalemsp?

    Suddenly consensus begins breaking out: .@NicolaSturgeon ok, I'll bring the snacks - let's use your office. @kdugdalemsp Kez, you in?

    And Kezia Dugdale agrees, it's time for tennis: @RuthDavidsonMSP @NicolaSturgeon yes, there in a minute, looking for the Pimms

     
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    09:00: A75 hazardous BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    #A75 partially blocked hazardous driving conditions, snow between B725 (Carrutherstown) and B721 (Newbie). A number of lorries are stuck

     
  48.  
    08:57: Scene in Dumfries BBC Reporter Bruce MacKenzie

    There is actually a lot of widespread disruption now. A lot of untreated back roads in the west of the region that are hazardous this morning.

    A lot of people telling me that they are getting to where they need to go, it's just taking them a lot longer.

    That seems to be the overall picture at the moment.

    We have had quite a bit more snow since just after 06:00 this morning - probably here in Dumfries another inch or so of snow.

    Quite a lot of snow lying on power lines. No reports of any power problems in the region at the moment, but that one that we will be definitely keeping an eye on.

     
  49.  
    08:55: Scene in Inverness BBC Reporter Kevin MacKenzie

    A little more snow has fallen since 06:00 this morning but police in Inverness are describing the roads across the north as generally "passable with care" - they have been no incidents reported so far.

    There's certainly quite a bit of snow on the route but roads all look pretty clear.

    While some schools are being closed across the Highland area, some of the bigger schools such as Charleston Academy in Inverness and Nairn Academy will open a little later due to weather affecting school transport.

    In Moray there seems to be no snow problems.

     
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    @trafficscotland Traffic Scotland

    #A75 btwn Annan and Carrutherstown - @ScotTranserv has treated E/B and now working on the W/B. HGV's still stuck in the area. #BeAware

     
  51.  
    08:49: Your pictures - snow in Scotland via Facebook

    Yolanda Preston posts: Believe it or not there's my car under there!

    Picture from facebook

    That's a lot of snow! Be careful in kilsyth as roads really slippy and not cleared and M80 moving slow! There's nothing in Stirling compared to Glasgow! Took me an hour to get to work this morning! ‪#‎traumatic‬

     
  52.  
    @nlcpeople North Lanarkshire

    Transport: no buses to Calderhead HS, McGregors bus to Glencryan School cancelled.

     
  53.  
    @argyllandbute Argyll and Bute

    Thursday schools update: Skipness primary school is closed today

     
  54.  
    08:42: 180 gritters deployed

    Speaking on Good Morning Scotland Transport Minister Derek McKay said: "There've been a few incidents overnight but they've been cleared and the traffic systems have still been working well.

    "Even at the moment, during typical peak hour traffic the road network is still flowing fairly well.

    "There is one issue at the M8 plantation eastbound but its still passable with care, and I think we've prepared very well for the weather and the snow.

    "With 180+ gritters out, we've worked very hard to prepare the roads for these conditions."

     
  55.  
    08:39: Ten mile tailback BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    Earlier accident #GW #M8 eastbound at plantation causing a ten mile tailback to erskine bridge.

     
  56.  
    08:36: Highland Council Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    29 schools and nurseries shut in the Highlands. The closures involve 4,795 pupils.

     
  57.  
    08:34: Today's papers

    The decision by the Scottish government to announce a moratorium on fracking dominates front pages in The Scotsman and The National.

    Scotland's newspapers frontpages

    Elsewhere, the Scottish Daily Mail leads with the story of councils using anti-terror laws "to spy on dog walkers, tanning salons and shops selling fireworks".

    An axe killer walking the streets four years after being detained without limit of time is the lead story in the Daily Record. The Herald claims fee-paying students at the University of the West of Scotland are to be offered their money back if they fail to graduate.

    Read the full paper review here.

     
  58.  
    Call 0500 92 95 00 or text 80295 08:28: Morning Call BBC Radio Scotland

    After an advertising expert criticised over-reliance on traditional Scottish imagery such as kilts and bagpipes to encourage tourism, we ask:

    Are bagpipes and Nessie the best way to promote Scotland?

    And following a collapse in sales of Scottish potatoes last year, the Press and Journal are urging shoppers to buy as much Scottish and British produce as possible.

    Would you change your shopping habits to help Scottish farmers?

     
  59.  
    @nlcpeople North Lanarkshire

    B-Line buses to following schools cancelled: Braidhurst, Our Lady & St Francis, St Serf's PS, Keir Hardie PS

     
  60.  
    @ScotRail ScotRail

    NEW: We've got a broken down train between #Drumgelloch & Airdrie. Services through these stations may be delayed. More info soon.

     
  61.  
    @SouthLanCouncil South Lanarkshire

    Closure update (8.10am) - Coulter Primary School and Walston Primary School (no water in the area)

     
  62.  
    08:13: Public 'back police guns policy'

    Just over half of respondents have backed the routine arming of firearms officers in a study commissioned by a police body.

    Armed police

    The survey of 1,000 people by the Scottish Police Authority suggested 53% were supportive of the policy.

    Almost one in three said it increased their confidence in the police.

    In October last year, following growing criticism from politicians and civic society, Police Scotland decided to back down on the controversial policy

     
  63.  
    @scotborders Scottish Borders Council

    School buses run by Telfords in Hawick area cancelled - H05, H08, H10, H13, H19 #sbctravel

     
  64.  
    @AnasSarwar 08:10: Anas Sarwar

    I can confirm that Sarwar snr. has resigned as Governor of Punjab. An honest man, doing the honest thing. More details soon...

     
  65.  
    @trafficscotland Traffic Scotland

    #A90 E/B at Walnut Grove (near Friarton Bridge) - RTC blocking lane 1 & 2, traffic not moving and police are en-route #BeAware

     
  66.  
    #ScotlandLive 08:05: Snowy snaps on twitter

    Who has today's best snow pictures?

    The BBC's Laura Bicker(@BBCLBicker) was hard at work creating a snow angel late last night.

    Laura Bicker making a snow angel

    While BBC reader Mr D. Lamont(Demo_D3005) has also been making the most of the snowy weather, saying "Perfect #snow in #Kinross for #SnowCars".

    Snowy car on twitter

    Tweet us your pictures to @BBCScotlandNews.

     
  67.  
    @trafficscotland Traffic Scotland

    A90 M90 J11 Barnhill - St Madoes - Accident, 2 lanes closed Northbound for up to 45 minutes

     
  68.  
    @SPEnergyNetwork SP Energy Networks

    We are aware of a #POWERCUT in #KA26 #Girvan. Our engineers are working to restore supplies. Sorry for the inconvenience.

     
  69.  
    @SouthLanCouncil South Lanarkshire

    Braehead and Carmichael primary schools have just announced they are closed today

     
  70.  
    07:57: Dumfries and Galloway

    Council says 22 schools now closed in Dumfries and Galloway.

    Details on the council website.

     
  71.  
    @scotborders Scottish Borders Council

    School closures so far: Yarrow, Kirkhope and Broughton primary schools. A number of bus services also not running.

     
  72.  
    07:47: On the roads... BBC Scotland Travel Latest
    • A71 Newhouse to Livingstone: very heavy traffic.
    • A73 through Airdrie: Quite a bit of overnight snow. Hearing A73 partially blocked by an accident between Thankerton and A70 Hynford Bridge.
    • A725 South Lanarkshire: A724 junction at Blantyre partially blocked by accident eastbound.
    • A702 Penicuik to Edinburgh city bypass: Drifting snow.
    • M80: Reports that traffic at a standstill at Castelcary.
    • Lochgelly A92 Eastbound: Blocked multi-vehicle accident between B9149 (Lochgelly) and Chapel Level, Kirkcaldy. Support vehicle is en-route. There is also a lane closure on the Westbound carriageway.
     
  73.  
    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk Your views - Getting Scots active

    What would get you off your couch? What about your friends and neighbours? Are Scots just lazy?

    Send us your views.

     
  74.  
    07:40: 'Get Scots active' call

    Fifteen medical organisations in Scotland have called for radical action to improve levels of physical activity.

    Couch potato

    Physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, dentists, anaesthetists and GPs joined together as the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

    They said as much effort should be made to increase activity as was already put into encouraging people to stop smoking or drinking.

     
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    @CowdenbeathPol CowdenbeathPolice

    Serious road accident on A92 Eastbound between Lochgelly & Kirkcaldy West. Might be best planning an alternative route meantime.

     
  76.  
    @trafficscotland

    #A725 E/B at Blantyre - Traffic very slow on approach due to RTC,recovery is on-going but please #BeAware

     
  77.  
    Good Morning Scotland Gary Robertson BBC Radio Scotland

    Young carers in Scotland are unhappy and stressed - but proud according to survey by @CarersTrust #bbcgms 0750

     
  78.  
    @SETrunkRoads Amey SE Trunk Roads

    Current road surface conditions A7 Terrona #DriveSafe #Winterinfo

    Road A7
     
  79.  
    07:31: Snow showers, sun and light winds BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    Met Office Amber "be prepared" warning for snow showers across central and western parts of Scotland. 5cm at low levels, 10cm+ over the high ground.

    Showers will gradually become less frequent and largely confined to the north-west and for most it will be a bright day with spells of sunshine . The best of the sunshine will be across Grampian, Angus and into Fife.

    Temperatures today will reach around 2 or 3 Celsius inland, 5 in coastal areas.

    Light winds for most although a brisk north-westerly will affect the west the Western Isles and the Southern Hebrides.

     
  80.  
    @NWTrunkRoads BEAR NW Trunk Roads

    Conditions on #A9 #Aviemore at 07:15 this morning #snow and poor visibility - are you prepared to travel?

    Snow
     
  81.  
    @trafficscotland Traffic Scotland

    #A92 btwn Lochgelly & Kirkcaldy - All lanes blocked N/B & 1 lane blocked S/B due to RTC. Please avoid the area for the moment.

     
  82.  
    07:23: Tennis: Murray v Berdych BBC Sport Scotland

    You can follow live coverage of Andy Murray's Australian Open semi-final against Czech Tomas Berdych from 08:15 GMT.

    BBC Sport Murray v Berdych stats

    Tune into BBC Two, watch via the BBC Red Button and online, or follow text commentary and analysis here.

     
  83.  
    07:13: 'Home rule'

    A "Home Rule bill for Scotland" would be introduced within the first 100 days of a Labour government, according to the party's leader.

    Ed Miliband

    Ed Miliband will make the commitment during a visit to Glasgow later.

    The SNP said any suggestion the bill would amount to real Home Rule was "laughable".

     
  84.  
    07:05: Andy! Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Here's @andy_murray practising on court 17 ahead of this morning's big SF v Berdych, live on BBC TV & radio from 8am

    Andy Murray
     
  85.  
    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk 07:02: Your pictures - snow in Scotland

    John Collins was out early to walk his dog in central Scotland.

    Dog in snow

    Send us pictures of how things look out your way.

     
  86.  
    07:00: Waking up to a white blanket Louise Sayers BBC Scotland

    Good Morning, and welcome to today's edition of Scotland Live.

    People across Scotland are seeing cold and snowy conditions. North Lanarkshire seems to have seen some of the deepest snowfall, with reports of up to 8 inches of snow overnight.

    Take care when out and about - particularly on the roads.

     

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