Wednesday's Scottish gossip
Bus tycoon Sandy Easdale is being courted as a possible investor in Rangers, with a club spokesman saying that the McGill's boss's jailing for 27 months over a VAT fraud in 1997 was a long time ago and he had served his debt to society.
Celtic and Ireland striker Anthony Stokes has been photographed at a Dublin memorial party for murdered Real IRA boss Alan "The Model" Ryan.
A bust-up with chairman Ralph Topping is the reason why Stephen Thompson resigned from the Scottish Premier League board, the Dundee United chairman having been accused of leaking sensitive information.
The prospect of Scotland's top-flight clubs presenting a united front next week to accelerate a new league construction proposal evaporated after Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson resigned from the board.
Rangers chairman Charles Green says the Third Division club will not support the Scottish Premier League's proposed changes to the structure of the leagues while it continues to threaten the club with the stripping of titles for alleged double payments to players.
Former Rangers strikers Kris Boyd, now of Portland Timbers, and Kenny Miller, of Vancouver Whitecaps, are back training with the Ibrox club during the Major League Soccer close season.
Dunfermline Athletic, who have been struggling to pay a tax bill, have paid their players a shortfall of wages they experienced in October and hope to meet November's payment this week.
Everton manager David Moyes has given the first definitive answer about his future plans by revealing he expects to begin discussions over a fresh contract in the new year.
Alan Hutton, who has joined Nottingham Forest on loan, says Paul Lambert told him when he became Aston Villa manager in the summer he would not play this season, but the Scotland defender has refused to reveal the reason.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Chris Hogg says he is close to a return to football after 11 months out of action following cruciate ligament damage to his knee.
First Division leaders Partick Thistle are hoping to sign Steven Craig permanently in January, when the striker's loan from Ross County expires.
Sir Chris Hoy, the six-time Olympic gold medalist who is himself among the 12-strong shortlist, thinks Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Like tennis star Andy Murray, Sir Chris Hoy, will miss the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show, as he is training abroad - in Australia.
Sir Chris Hoy will launch his own range of bikes next year but is still eyeing more medal success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Braehead Clan have signed former National Hockey League player Jesse Schultz after the Canadian forward's short spell in Italy and taken Czech defenceman Martin Tuma on trial from Nottingham.
Former Scottish Amateur champion Andrew McArthur is on course to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the European Tour Qualifying School, making the final day despite having opened with an eight-over-par 80.
Scott Drummond missed the chance to regain his European Tour card after failing to make the final day at the qualifying school in Spain by a stroke, with fellow Scots Jamie McLeary, Raymond Russell and Wallace Booth also failing to qualify.