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  1. Thousands of Scottish schoolchildren are to receive their exam results
  2. Alex Salmond and Alistair darling will go head-to-head on a televised debate on the Scottish independence vote

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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    Sandy Murray

    BBC Scotland news

    That's it from our main live page today. We will be back from 08:00 tomorrow.

    Don't forget, though, there will be live reaction and analysis on BBC Scotland News this evening of STV's referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling (programme starts at 20:00).

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    Pauline McLean

    BBC Scotland

    Pauline McLean tweets: Murder, mayhem and intrigue. We go behind the scenes of the James Plays on tonight's Reporting Scotland @NTSonline @edintfest

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    Tonight on BBC Two

    Scotland 2014 says: Our all-star line-up - Brian Taylor, John Curtice and Allan Little - are in the studio for Salmond/Darling debate analysis

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    Referendum donations

    More than £200,000 was donated to groups campaigning in the Scottish independence referendum in July.

    The latest Electoral Commission figures showed that the pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign received £55,000.

    That figure compared with the £10,000 donated to the pro-union Better Together group.

    The remainder of the money went to other groups campaigning for and against independence.

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    Independence debate: live reaction

    Follow us during the Salmond v Darling #indyref debate for updates on all the big moments and live fact-checking of each side's claims.

    Live reaction on BBC Scotland News.

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    Live football

    @BBCSportsound tweets: Richard Gordon presents live coverage of Rangers v Hibernian and Dunfermline v Raith Rovers from 6:10pm on BBC Radio Scotland 810 MW

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    Alcohol ban

    Scotrail reminds travellers that there will be no drinking on Glasgow to Edinburgh trains tomorrow after 16:00. Celtic are playing at Murrayfield.

    Because of the Edinburgh festivals, trains will already be very busy.

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    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport

    Jim Spence tweets: Off to Slovakia with St Johnstone tomorrow to bring you live commentary of Spartak Trnava second leg on @BBCSportsound on Thursday evening

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    Europa League

    @AberdeenFC tweets: The Club is delighted to confirm it has reached agreement with BT Sport to show Thursday's Europa League Tie

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    Budding champions

    Edinburgh has been chosen to represent the UK in the horticultural world's equivalent of the European Cup. Watch Morag Kinniburgh's report here.


    The annual Entente Florale recognises towns and villages in 12 countries whose environment benefits the quality of life for local communities.

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    Evening forecast

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A cloudy end to the day across the south and west of the country with some showery outbreaks of rain moving north up the west coast and also across the Southern Uplands into the Central Belt by this evening.

    Here's how Argyll and the West Highlands look later.

    Weather map

    Some late sunny spells for the Grampian region and the Northern Isles.

    Tonight, the rain continues to move north but is quite showery.

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    @BBCTravelScot tweets: A9 Berriedale - police preparing to open the road with a convoy system - so there will be long delays both ways between Helmsdale & Latheron

    (Clarifies Traffic Scotland message indicating road was fully re-opened.)

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    Drugs sentence

    A garage manager caught with £1m worth of heroin has been jailed for four years and four months.

    Greig Sneddon, 33, had the high-purity drugs stored in a polythene bag with "Thank You" written on it.

    Sentencing him at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Burns said the offences were committed "in the context of serious organised crime".

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    @BBCsarahsmith tweets: Excitement building ahead of tonight's #indyref STV debate. Even though it's on the other side. So excited we have extra 10 mins on show.

    Sarah will be presenting Scotland2014 on BBC Two at 22:30.

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    A9 open

    @trafficscotland tweets: #A9 Berriedale Update: The road is now OPEN under convoy.

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    Chemical incident

    A recycling centre has reopened following a chemical scare.

    Eight workers at Stobhill Depot in Gorebridge, Midlothian, were checked over by ambulance crews after they came in contact with a bag containing an unknown, strong smelling substance.

    An investigation by specialists found the chemical was ammonia chloride sulphate and posed a low to medium risk, similar to a cleaning product.

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    Scotland decides

    David Torrance tweets: Bernard Ponsonby, man of the moment, outside Royal Conservatoire of Scotland ahead of tonight's #ScotDecides debate

    Bernard Ponsonby
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    Young at heart

    Eighties pop band The Bluebells played an impromptu busking session in Glasgow's Buchanan Street. The band performed some of their best-loved tracks including 'Young at Heart' as they prepare for their appearance at the Magners Summer Nights festival at the Kelvingrove Bandstand on Saturday.

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    Otter raise some money

    The finale of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's week-long Charity Chuckle will raise money for an otter rescue centre on Skye, it has been announced.


    The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) in Broadford is the only cause outside of the capital to benefit from this year's fundraising effort.

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    That's the Way to do it

    The Great Glen Way has had a new section officially opened by author and broadcaster Cameron McNeish.

    Cameron McNeish

    The £1m project, managed by Forestry Commission Scotland, has raised the path above the tree line, opening up views to the north and south of Loch Ness.

    Mr McNeish said: "This route is something of a must do."

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    WW1 centenary

    Scotland's Great War tweets‏: Last night's Reporting Scotland special from the Scottish National War Memorial on iPlayer

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    Debate on TV

    Tonight's independence referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will only be available on TV to viewers in Scotland.

    STV will screen debate live from 8pm to 10pm.

    Viewers in Border Scotland will be able to watch the debate on Freeview.

    As Salmond and Darling thrash it out, ITV1 will be screening 'Love Your Garden' with Alan Titchmarsh and a repeat of 'Kids Behind Bars', a documentary about American teenagers.

    People outside Scotland will be able to tune in online on STV's website.

    An ITV spokeswoman said they were only showing the debate "in the area where our viewers have a vote in the question under discussion."

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    More whisky

    A £100m redevelopment of a Speyside distillery has been given the go ahead by planners this afternoon.

    Edrington Group wants to expand production and warehousing at its Macallan distillery near Craigellachie, as well as creating a new visitors centre.

    Moray Council's planning committee has now approved the plans.

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    Fire name

    A woman who died after a fire in Keith at the weekend has been named.

    Frances Smith, who was 62, became unwell after the evacuation of flats.

    Two teenagers previously appeared in court charged with wilful fireraising.

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    Lorry fire

    The A9 is still closed in Caithness after a lorry fire at Berriedale Braes at about 08:00 this morning.

    Police said that due to the location of the lorry, a diversion is currently in place which is not suitable for HGVs or buses/coaches.

    They said: "Work is currently ongoing to recover the lorry and the road remains closed at this time."

    Cars are being diverted from Helmsdale via the A897/Thurso/Latheron - about 77 miles.

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    BBC Scotland's Aileen Clarke tweets: "The Mailman returns to the Mailroom! Tonight on BBC Reporting Scotland."

    ailenn and charl;ie

    Commonwealth Games boxing gold medallist Charlie Flynn returns to the Royal Mail's Scottish Distribution Centre in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, to show his pals his gold medal.

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    Fossil fools?

    Police are investigating after important fossil beds in Orkney were badly damaged.

    Yesnaby fossils

    Sections of the bedrock at Yesnaby have been left smashed up.

    The area is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is protected under the Nature Conservation Act.

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    "I am shocked"

    Steven Duff

    BBC Scotland reporter

    The owner of an Aberdeen jewellery shop which was robbed of about £20,000 of goods this morning has spoken of the incident.

    Oscar Ozdaslar, of Northern Diamond, said: "He grabbed into the window. We wrestled. He ran out the door.

    "I did not expect this. I am shocked. It's stupid. He will go to prison."

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    On the Fringe

    Erasure's Andy Bell is appearing on BBC Radio Scotland's Culture Studio very soon, live from Potterrow at the Edinburgh Fringe with Janice Forsyth.

    andy bell

    Bell's Fringe debut finds him in the Assembly 1, at George Square, where he will perform his fourth solo album, Torsten The Bareback Saint, for 12 nights, until 16 August.

    "Torsten is a semi-immortal polysexual sensualist and I love playing him. This song-cycle was written for me and is the most challenging role of my career so far," Bell told The Scotsman.

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    The Evening Times

    Eager Glaswegians have launched a bid to make Commonwealth Games icon Clyde the city's new mascot.

    Desperate to keep the spirit of the 11-day sporting extravaganza alive, residents have signed a petition to make the friendly thistle a permanent fixture.

    Started by Clyde fan Catherine Yuill, the petition states: "Clyde has been the highlight of the Commonwealth Games this year and is loved by all" and that fans "will be sad to see him go".

    Athlete Usain Bolt of Jamaica (3R) poses with Clyde the mascot and children from Giffnock North Amateur Athletics Club during a photocall at the Main Press Centre
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    @RealMacKaySTV tweets: That debate that BBC Scotland news were talking about- it's on STV at 8pm. They missed that bit.

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    Rail delays

    @BBCTravelScot tweets: Possible disruption on ScotRail between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock due to signalling problem between Barrhead and Dunlop. T.T.

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    Sheridan review

    Former Scottish Socialist Party leader and Solidarity MSP Tommy Sheridan's conviction for perjury is to be reviewed by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

    Tommy Sheridan

    He was awarded £200,000 in damages after winning a defamation case against the News of the World in 2006, but was later jailed for three years for committing perjury during the case.

    Mr Sheridan, 50, claims new evidence will prove he was the victim of a "criminal conspiracy".

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    Heavy traffic

    @StagecoachEScot tweets: Edinburgh services currently experiencing delays of approx 15 mins due to heavy traffic

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    Historic remains

    Archaelogists have discovered a centuries-old body in Stirling.


    It was found during an excavation prior to new housing being built near the railway station on the site of a former Dominican Friary.

    The body is thought likely to date from the 1400s or early 1500s, prior to the Reformation.

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    Chemical incident

    Three people have received medical treatment following a chemical incident at a Midlothian recycling centre.

    Recycling centre

    The council workers became unwell at Stobhill Household Waste Recycling Centre in Gorebridge after a spill of hazardous material at 09:50.

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    Athlete cleared

    A Commonwealth Games athlete has been cleared of sexually assaulting a man in a Glasgow supermarket toilet.

    Papua New Guinea weightlifter Toua Philip Udia, 22, was alleged to have touched the man, 41, inappropriately in a Tesco store near the athletes' village.

    The charge against the athlete has been found not proven after a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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    @BBCTravelScot tweets: Afternoon Tweeps. T.T. here with traffic n travel for the rest of the afternoon. T.T.

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    Diversion route

    Quite a diversion on the A9 in Caithness. The road is closed at Berriedale after an articulated lorry caught fire this morning.

    Cars only are being diverted from Helmsdale via the A897/Thurso/Latheron - about 77 miles.

    diversion route
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    Referendum debate

    Brian Taylor

    Political editor, Scotland

    Tonight brings the first of the head-to-head debates between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. There will, we are assured, be others. Mr Salmond had wanted to contest the Prime Minister but has agreed to a prosaic flyting with Mr Darling.

    Read Brian's blog

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    Arrest after window fall

    A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a man fell 25ft from a flat window.

    It is believed a number of people were involved leading up to the incident in Howard Street, Glasgow, on Monday.

    The 26-year-old man who fell was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Police said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

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    The Herald

    @heraldscotland tweets: Tommy Sheridan's perjury conviction to be reviewed

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    Moray for space travel

    Moray councillors today agreed to back the Moray Economic Partnership in its consultation response on government plans for a UK spaceport.


    Two air bases in Moray - RAF Lossiemouth and the former RAF Kinloss - are among eight potential sites already identified by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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    Chemical incident

    Midlothian council is investigating a chemical incident at one of its recycling centres.

    The alarm was raised just before 10:00 at Stobhill household Waste Recycling Centre in Gorebridge. It is understood three workers have been sick.

    Stobhill Depot and Stobhill Road are closed.

    The alarm was raised just before 10:00 at Stobhill household Waste Recycling Centre in Gorebridge
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    Debate games

    The STV news website invites its readers to play the Salmond vs Darling drinking game.

    First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together leader Alistair Darling will face each other tonight at 8pm for a live showdown on STV.

    salmond darling drinking game

    The website says you will need: a TV, computer or tablet and a beverage of your choice (please drink responsibly).

    In level one of the game you take a drink each time Alex Salmond says "Project Fear", "Tories", "Talking down Scotland", "Oil-rich nation", "bedroom tax", "Trident" or "Cuts commission".

    Take a drink also if Alistair Darling says "separation", "best of both worlds", "jobs", "risk", "pooling and sharing resources" or the "UK pound". Then take it to the next level.

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    Young bowlers

    ‏Woodend Bowling Club tweets: New juniors arriving already at this weeks @WoodendBC Warriors Juniors #2014effect #futureteamscotland @Team_Scotland

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    Afternoon forecast

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A lot of dry weather around this afternoon along with some good spells of sunshine - the best of which will be through northern and eastern parts where we could see temperatures reaching 22C through the Moray Coast.

    Weather map

    Between 18C and 20C elsewhere, and 17C through the Northern Isles.

    A bit more in the way of cloud in the south west, with an increasing risk of showers up the west coast.

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    On air soon

    @BBCJohnBeattie tweets: Going through to the studio, going to talk about art of debating with some experts just after 12. @BBCRadioScot

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    Diamond appeal

    Steven Duff

    BBC Scotland reporter

    This is the scene of a jewellery robbery in Aberdeen this morning.

    Northern Diamond

    A man escaped with items estimated to be worth about £20,000 from Northern Diamond on Union Street. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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    Crash death

    A woman has died in hospital after a two-car crash on the A85 in Perthshire.

    Eleanor Philip, 81, from Crieff, was the front seat passenger in a blue Skoda Fabia which was involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Astra van near Loanleven Farm on Saturday evening.

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    Tartan heart

    The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival opens later this week.

    While set lists, loud music and drinks in plastic cups are festival staples, what about knitting needles, a metal detector, personal ads, hot coals and stunt bikes?

    Here are five unusual things about Belladrum

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    Police guns

    Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill is expected to make a statement later on the police routinely carrying handguns

    fire arms

    Police Scotland has said the deployment of a small number of armed officers was needed "to address a risk".

    Chief Constable Sir Stephen House has said a routine review of the policy would take place in September, but Police Scotland has also said that the operational decision was unlikely to change in the near future.

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    Kai Wood

    The father of Kyle and Kai Wood has tweeted about his pride after his daughter passed her exams. Kai carried the Queen's Baton Relay in memory of her younger brother - who died only days after hearing he had been selected for the event.

    Scott Wood tweeted: so proud of my daughter @KaiWoodxo for passing all her exams especially as they started 3 days after Kyles funeral #prouddad #amazing

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    chris o'hare

    Scottish athlete Chris O'Hare came sixth in the Commonwealth Games 1,500m at Hampden last week.

    The next stop for O'Hare is the European Championships in Zurich, which begin next Tuesday.

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    Jewellery raid

    Police are probing a robbery at a jewellery shop in Aberdeen this morning.

    A man escaped with items from Northern Diamond on Union Street.

    The robber - who had dark hair and was wearing jeans, trainers and a blue jacket with a white stripe across the chest - is believed to have made off in the Golden Square direction.

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    Back in black

    The Press and Journal

    AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson shares his favourite anthems with the Press and Journal

    brian johnson
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    Murray in Canada

    Andy Murray says he can train at "100%" again following the back operation he had last year.

    The 27-year-old had surgery in September 2013 and was out for three months before returning in December.

    andy murray

    "I wasn't able to train as much at the beginning part of the year because of my back," said the 2013 Wimbledon champion, who will play in the Rogers Cup in Toronto this week.

    He is expected to play his first match on Wednesday.

    He'll face either Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, who beat Murray earlier this year in Madrid, or the young Australian Wimbledon quarter finalist Nick Kyrgios.

    The British number one is seeded 8th, and could face the world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals

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    Rugby deal

    Scotland international Adam Ashe has signed a one-year deal with Glasgow Warriors after graduating from Scottish Rugby's Elite Development Programme.

    Glasgow Warriors flanker Adam Ashe

    Number eight Ashe, 21, won his first cap against South Africa during Scotland's summer tour having never started a match for the Warriors.

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    Your views

    BBC Scotland's Morning Call programme asked: "Would you encourage your kids to join the army?"

    Mary in Prestwick texts: "Young working class recruits are used as Canon Fodder. When do you hear of the Toffs at Sandhurst being killed in action. Unemployment will guarantee youngsters."

    G in Aberdeen texts: "I spent 9 years in the forces. Youngsters be warned. When you return and leave, they will drop you in a second. The after-service support is the worst in the western world. Veterans receive zero recognition, and unless you are physically missing limbs, the medical support infrastructure is disgraceful."

    Dave texts: "I spent 12 years in the British Army. It was the best 12 years of my life. I travelled to many country's and served on many conflicts. I have 2 sons who I encourage to join the forces. The army makes a man of you and gives your self respect and pride."

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    Do political TV debates matter?

    It's been billed as the most important piece of televised political theatre in Scotland's history.

    Scotland's First Minster Alex Salmond will face head of Better Together campaign Alistair Darling in a live televised debate on Scottish independence at 8pm tonight. It will be broadcast by STV in Scotland and online. But do TV debates influence voters?

    salmond darling
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    Referendum debate

    Over at the Spectator, Alex Massie writes that Alex Salmond is having to settle for second-best when he takes on Alistair Darling in the STV independence debate at 8pm tonight.

    Massie says: "He desperately wanted to be debating David Cameron but must settle for Mr Darling. Going head to head with Cameron would have boosted Salmond's status: a contest between Premiers. Sniping with Darling is not quite the same. In some ways it makes it a more parochial contest and one that, from a media perspective, is much less rewarding."

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    Referendum debate

    According to the Guardian, "Alistair Darling has a bank-manager air and Salmond's smug chuckle divides tastes sharply, but a great deal rests on the STV debate".

    Severin Carrel says: "Alistair Darling's reputation rests on being calm, safe and even remarkably dull ...

    Whereas he says: "Salmond is famous for his quick fire rhetoric, scathing put-downs and smug chuckle.

    "Like Marmite, or the dancing teacakes at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, Salmond divides tastes sharply."

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    Sheep theft

    Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following the theft of sheep in Peebles.

    Three Cheviot and two Blackface sheep were stolen between Tuesday 22 July and Monday 28 July at the Upper Kidston Farm.

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    Just the job

    Ken Banks

    BBC Scotland North East reporter

    It is hoped up to 300 jobs could be created in Aberdeen after major plans to expand the Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping centres were unveiled.

    Artist impression

    The bid for the new 800-seat cinema and seven restaurants has been lodged with the council.

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    Council executives pay

    Morning Call is asking: "Do we need to pay top salaries to get the best people running our councils?"

    Karine in Pathhead texts: "Our councils are far too big and far away from voters. If they were smaller, more accountable to local communities, and with more manageable local budgets then we wouldn't need these crazy executive salaries to run outdated sluggish monolithic council infrastructures."

    Lorna in Glasgow texts: "Astonished to hear your speakers speak of private sector as areas of excellence. Have they forgotten about the banks which almost destroyed our economy, to the private east coast railways which have to be rescued twice by public?

    Pat in Ayr texts: "Really important to get more people in with private sector experience where efficiency has high priority."

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    Road clear

    The A90 northbound into Aberdeen is now clear after the multiple vehicle crash at Portlethen we reported earlier.

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    Debate in Borders region

    The debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will be broadcast on STV from 8pm on 10pm.

    It will also be shown live in the south of Scotland covered by ITV's Border region on Channel 3.

    Viewers in Scotland, from the rest of the UK, and across the world will be able to watch the debate online with a globally available livestream on the STV Player. On Tuesday night, the normal requirement to register with a Scottish post code, will be lifted.

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    Royal view

    A rare image of The Queen inside Crathie Kirk at Balmoral was released after the World War One commemorations.

    Queen inside Crathie

    Photographer Andrew Milligan took the shot at the Royal Deeside service.

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    Referendum debate

    Six weeks ahead of the independence referendum vote, First Minister Alex Salmond and the Better Together leader Alistair Darling will face each other this evening on television.

    The two men will respond to questions from each other, a political journalist and voters from an audience at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland over two hours on STV.

    Prof John Curtice of Strathclyde University says the real danger is audience questions - and the two men need to think about the voters watching at home.

    He says: "It is often the amateurs in the audience who come up with the left-field question that none of the professionals or the politicians thought of.

    "That might be a moment where there is a bit of a danger for the politicians. Not because they don't necessarily answer the questions but perhaps they forget that throughout the whole of this programme their objective is not necessarily to get the better of each other, not necessarily to win over the audience in the Conservatoire, but to talk to that wider audience out there."

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    "No way"

    Responding to our Morning Call question on council executive pay, Joe in Fife texts: "Should we pay council executives more? No way.

    "They are not comparable to private business leaders such as CEOs because they do not have to do the most difficult task in management - raise revenue in a free market."

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    Referendum debate

    Tonight's two-hour independence referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling on STV at 8pm will be in three parts:

    • They will be cross-examined by STV's debate chairman Bernard Ponsonby
    • They will interrogate each other
    • Then it is open to questions from the audience

    Political commentator Iain Macwhirter told BBC Scotland they are also using a "spin room".

    "This will have most of the Scottish press corps plus the representatives of the different campaigns, all trying to argue the case and trying to persuade us that their side has won," he says.

    "So it is going to be quite a complex, quite an exhaustive debate."

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    CCTV plea

    Police hope the release of a CCTV image will help them trace a man wanted in connection with a "distressing" act of public indecency in Aberdeen.

    CCTV image

    The incident happened in the early hours of Thursday 6 March on the city's King Street. The man may have a squint.

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    Morning call

    Louise White

    Presenter, Morning Call

    On Morning Call at 08.50.

    Council execs pay: Tax Payers Alliance has researched Local Government pay and found 255 council staff in Scotland received over £100,000 in 2012/2013.

    Do we need to pay top salaries to get the best people running our councils?

    Army recruitment

    Would you encourage your kids to join the army?

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    Rush hour delays

    A crash involving several vehicles has been causing rush-hour delays for commuters heading into Aberdeen this morning.

    The collision happened on the A90 northbound in the Portlethen area.

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    Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling are due to go head to head in a televised referendum debate.

    First Minister Mr Salmond will put the case for Scottish independence and Mr Darling, chairman of Better Together, will argue for the UK to stay together.

    salmond darling

    The two-hour live debate on STV from 8pm will be broadcast in front of a 350-strong audience from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

    It will also be shown live in the south of Scotland covered by ITV's Border region on Channel 3.

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    In the papers

    The front pages of Scotland's newspapers are dominated by one story - World War One centenary commemorations.


    The Scotsman's headline is Prime Minister David Cameron's tribute: "Their most enduring legacy is our liberty".

    The Scottish Sun tells how Prince Harry read out a note written by a fellow soldier 100 years ago - a month before he was killed.

    The front page of The Herald is divided between coverage of the commemorations alongside this evening's independence debate featuring Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.

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    Quiet reflection

    Scottish Daily Mail

    A striking picture of the Duchess of Cambridge features in coverage of the centenary of the start of World War One on the front page of The Scottish Daily Mail.

    Scottish Daily Mail

    She is pictured in a quiet moment of contemplation at a Commonwealth war graves cemetery in Belgium.

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    BBC Scotland Weather


    It's a dry and bright start for many parts with any mist patches quickly clearing away. Some good spells of sunshine during the day - the best of which will be through northern and eastern parts where we could see temperatures reaching highs of 22C through the Moray Coast. Between 18C and 20C elsewhere, 17C up through the Northern Isles.

    During the morning, we will see more in the way of cloud moving into the south west, with some showers also moving into the southern Hebrides. An increasing risk of showers up the west coast as we head into the afternoon. Although a lot of the country will remain reasonably dry, with the Northern Isles also remaining largely dry and bright.

    Winds will generally be light, but a south easterly breeze will develop, light or moderate inland, but fresher for coastal areas.

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    Good morning. It's a big day for school pupils who are receiving their exam results today.

    The first candidates to study for the new National qualifications, which have replaced Standard Grades, are receiving their results today.

    The new qualifications - mostly studied for by fourth year students - represent the biggest shake-up to the exam system for a generation.

    They are among 140,000 students across Scotland receiving their results.