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Summary

  1. Ex education minister Sam Galbraith dies
  2. Referendum campaign enters final month
  3. School tribute to party death girl
  4. Judy Murray to appear on Strictly Come Dancing
  5. Clare's law pilots announced

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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    Catherine Lyst

    BBC Scotland news website

    Ok folks, That's all from Scotland Live today.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 to 18:00 with all the latest, news, sport, weather and travel from across the country.

    In the meantime, you can keep up to date with events on the BBC News Scotland website.

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    Clark starts for Gers

    Nicky Clark is set to return to the Rangers starting line-up for tonight's game against Clyde in the Petrofac Training Cup second round.

    Ibrox

    Fellow striker Kenny Miller is nursing a hamstring injury after Friday night's league win at Falkirk.

    Arnold Peralta and Jon Daly remain on the sidelines, while Richard Foster and Ian Black are doubts.

    Clyde captain John Sweeney is available to return to midfield after suspension, but defenders Iain Gray and Fraser McGhee are still missing.

    You can get a live text commentary from the game here.

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    Patient death fine

    A health board has been fined £50,000 after a vulnerable patient took her own life at a hospital in Kilmarnock.

    Nicola Black

    NHS Ayrshire and Arran admitted health and safety breaches over the death of 33-year-old Nicola Black at Crosshouse Hospital on 31 August 2010.

    Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard she was put in a room where previously identified risk had not been addressed.

    Sheriff Brian Murphy said Ms Black's death was "entirely avoidable", adding: "I regard these failures as serious."

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    Reporting Scotland

    On Reporting Scotland at 18:30 tonight, political editor Brian Taylor reports live from Arbroath where First Minister Alex Salmond is launching the "Yes" campaign's latest "declaration".

    There will also be details of a new development in the Ferguson Shipyard closure and the latest on two missing children.

    You can watch the programme live online here.

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    Rainbow over ruins

    This photo of a rainbow over Loch Ness was taken by Emily Tait, a junior doctor in Inverness.

    Rainbow over Loch Ness

    She said she was sitting in a cafe with a friend watching the rain when the sun came out and the rainbow appeared over the ruins of Castle Urquhart.

    You can email your pictures here or tweet them using #ScotlandLive.

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    Legia Warsaw lose appeal

    Celtic will meet Maribor in the Champions League play-off round after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) rejected Legia Warsaw's bid to be provisionally reinstated.

    Legia Warsaw v Celtic

    Cas has denied Legia's appeal for "provisional measures" to be taken, but will continue to arbitrate on the case.

    It means Celtic manager Ronny Deila can now focus fully on the two-legged Champions League play-off against Slovenia's Maribor on Wednesday and next Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, Legia Warsaw drop into the Europa League, where they will play Aktobe in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

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    @BBCScotland2014 tweets: Majority of tweets we're receiving re disability think an iScotland wud be better for disabled people. Keep sending us ur tweets #indyref

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    Politician's death

    Former Scottish education minister, Sam Galbraith, has died at the age of 68.

    Sam Galbraith

    Mr Galbraith was one of the world's longest surviving lung transplant patients who was not expected to live for more than two years after receiving a transplant in 1990.

    Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said: "Sam was a wonderful man. A great doctor, an inspiring colleague and dedicated family man.

    "Sam was a great champion of the NHS, and he himself was a great example of how it can transform lives.

    "We will all miss his vigour, his support and his candour. Our thoughts are with his wife and family."

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    Driver unaware of cyclist's death

    A driver thought she was the only person involved in a crash until police told her a cyclist had been killed and another injured, an inquiry has heard.

    Auckengill

    Elaine Dunne, 30, from Glenfield, died and her husband Christopher was seriously injured when a car allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road.

    Two hours after the crash in Caithness, police told driver Alice Ross, 96, of Lybster, of the others involved.

    The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) is being held at Wick Sheriff Court.

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    Weather Outlook

    BBC Scotland Weather

    Latest

    It will be a dry evening and night although there will be blustery showers across northern Scotland. Temperatures will be about 7C or 8C, although they will fall to about 3C in some sheltered parts of the countryside.

    Tomorrow will bring a lot of dry, bright weather across central and southern Scotland, with some good spells of sunshine. There will be showers in some parts of the north.

    Temperatures will be between 15C and 17C in the town and cities, and 13C for the Western and Northern Isles.

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    More medal winners?

    Eilidh Child

    Scottish Athletics chief executive Nigel Holl believes the country can look forward to producing more European Championship medal winners like Eilidh Child, Lynsey Sharp and Chris O'Hare.

    Child won 400m hurdles gold and 4x400m relay bronze, while Sharp won silver in the 800m and O'Hare took bronze in the 1,500m for Great Britain in Zurich.

    Holl said: "There are many other young athletes - Laura Muir, Eilish McColgan, Beth Potter, Guy Learmonth. They stepped up in Glasgow 2014."

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    Cyclist seriously injured

    Police have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision with a car in Clackmannanshire.

    The 39-year-old man was riding on the A908 road between Tillicoultry and Fishcross when he was involved in the collision with a Ford car.

    The accident happened at about 05:35 at the junction with Blackfaulds Street.

    The road was closed for about seven-and-a-half hours to allow investigation work to be carried out.

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    Scotland 2014

    Looking ahead to Scotland 2014 tonight, the programme will be sizing up the challenges for both referendum campaigns to win on 18 September and will be asking if disabled people are being ignored by the #indyref debate.

    Tune in at 22:30 on BBC2 Scotland.

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    Blog post removed

    Better Together has removed a blog post from its official website amid allegations its author had expressed "unacceptable" views on Twitter.

    Better Together page

    It came after social media users uncovered a tweet, apparently sent from Yvonne Hama's account, which compared the SNP to Nazis.

    She also appeared to have retweeted former BNP leader Nick Griffin.

    Better Together said: "Yvonne is not a politician. However, views like this are completely unacceptable."

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    Scots clubs learn player draft

    Six Scottish Premiership clubs have been aligned with Edinburgh and four with Glasgow Warriors in the professional draft for next season.

    Currie opted to bracket themselves with Glasgow to enable a more equitable split of the 101 players.

    Rugby players

    Scotland 7s players are also aligned to the pro-clubs.

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    Green energy for distillery

    The UK government is to guarantee bonds of almost £50m for a new green energy project which will help power more than 20,000 homes as well as one of Scotland's best-known distilleries.

    The Macallan whisky distillery will benefit from the £74m Speyside Biomass Power project in Moray.

    The Treasury has confirmed it will guarantee bonds worth up to £48.5m, making it the latest project to be supported by the UK Government Guarantees scheme.

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    Good news for Andy?

    Interesting news for Andy Murray this afternoon... defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's US Open.

    Rafael Nadal

    The world number two suffered the injury in training on 29 July and missed two warm-up tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati.

    Nadal has not competed since he was beaten by Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round at Wimbledon on 1 July.

    Murray has struggled with his form this year and was beaten in straight sets last week by Roger Federer in the quarters of the Cincinnati Masters.

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    Business editor fined

    The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday business editor has been fined £500 and given a three-year non-harassment order for stalking a female PR consultant.

    Terry Murden, 57, from Edinburgh, was found guilty last month of stalking Nicki Sturzaker, 39, between 27 June and 4 October, 2013.

    He had denied causing her fear and alarm by going to her flat uninvited, leaving unwanted gifts and notes.

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    Hearts fan charged

    A 21-year-old has been charged with making an offensive gesture during Sunday's Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle.

    The fan was arrested after the alleged "Nazi salute" was picked up by TV cameras covering the Hearts v Hibs match.

    Tynecastle stadium

    He is due to appear in court at a later date.

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    Plan B?

    With just a month to go till the referendum, currency is still at the centre of the independence debate.

    magnifying glass and Scottish notes

    First Minister Alex Salmond insists an independent Scotland would join a currency union with the rest of the UK. But what might a currency Plan B look like? BBC Scotland political correspondent Glenn Campbell finds out.

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    Historic cinema to close

    One of the oldest cinemas in Europe is to close at the end of this month with the loss of seven jobs.

    The Picture House

    The Picture House, on the the banks of Campbeltown Loch, celebrated its centenary in May 2013.

    Campbeltown Community Business, which owns and runs the A-listed art deco cinema, said the amount of improvement work needed meant it was unsustainable.

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    M8 lane restriction

    BBC Scotland Travel

    Latest

    M8 J25 - J24 Helen St - breakdown, one lane restricted Westbound for up to 15 minutes.

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    Paton stays at United

    Dundee United have handed extended contracts to Paul Paton and Aidan Connolly and signed another midfielder, Scott Lochhead, after the 17-year-old's release by Celtic.Paton, 27, has signed a new deal until summer 2017, while 18-year-old Connolly's deal last until 2016.

    Paul Paton

    Paisley-born Paton has been capped once by Northern Ireland.

    Manager Jackie McNamara told his club website: "Paul has been the model of consistency since joining United."

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    Scotland Live

    Marianne Taylor

    BBC Scotland news

    By clicking on the Scotland Live link, you'll go through to our improved live page format with its increased video, audio and picture capabilities.

    Scotland Live screen shot

    What do you think of Scotland Live - give us your opinions here.

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    Ineos buys 'fracking' licence

    Petrochemical company Ineos has bought a majority share in a licence for shale gas exploration and development - so-called fracking - in Scotland.

    The company said it had purchased a 51% share in an onshore oil and gas licence surrounding its refining and petrochemical complex at Grangemouth.

    The licence to "frack" covers 329 square kilometres of the Midland Valley in Scotland, where the British Geological Survey has estimated there are "modest" shale gas and oil resources.

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    Description of missing boys

    Police appealing for information on the whereabouts of two missing boys have released descriptions.

    Willie Boy O'Neill, 3, is described as being of slim build with fair hair, whilst his brother Tojo, 2, is stocky with fair hair.

    They are believed to be in the company of their parents, Claire Watson, 32 and 39-year-old Robert O'Neill (39).

    So far, there have been no positive sightings of the children, except for the whole family being seen together within the Rivergate Shopping Centre in Irvine at 14:45 on Sunday 3 August.

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    Child porn man avoids jail

    A Galashiels man who downloaded indecent images of children on his home computer has avoided jail.

    Jason Thomson, 40, admitted two charges of possessing child pornography between September 2012 and July 2013.

    Selkirk Sheriff Court was told that 164 indecent images and 28 movies were found on his computer - the majority of them in the least serious category.

    He was ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and placed on the sex offenders register for three years.

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    Ferry access fund

    A £500,000 fund has been set up by the Scottish government in an effort to improve disabled access on ferries and at harbours.

    The Ferries Accessibility Fund will be open to bids from the public and private sector.

    MV Isle of Lewis

    Transport Minister Keith Brown said Scotland's ferry services "should be open and accessible to everyone".

    Applications will be taken up until the end of November with successful bids announced in January next year.

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    Kayaker rescued

    A kayaker who fell into the sea off the coast at North Berwick in East Lothian has been rescued by a lifeboat crew.

    Kayak rescue

    Staff at a nearby visitor attraction spotted the man in the water on Sunday and called the coastguard.

    The North Berwick Lifeboat was launched and the man was pulled from the water.

    A second man, who was found trying to paddle back to shore with both kayaks, was also rescued.

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    Easdales 'interested' in shipyard

    Greenock based businessmen Sandy and James Easdale, owners of McGill's Buses, have expressed an interest in saving Ferguson Shipbuilders.

    Ferguson Shipbuilders

    Administrators from KPMG were called into the Port Glasgow-based yard on Friday.

    Sandy Easdale said: "This is a highly skilled workforce and it is a vital business for our area. With government assistance, both in Edinburgh and London, I am sure we can secure orders."

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    Missing boys

    Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of two young children missing from the Irvine area since Sunday.

    Willie Boy and Tojo O'Neill

    Willie Boy O'Neill, 3, and Tojo O'Neill, 2, formerly of Caldon Road, Irvine, are believed to be in the company of their parents Claire Watson and Robert O'Neill.

    North Ayrshire local authorities had been trying to engage with the family before they went missing.

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    Coming up...

    Reporting Scotland is live from Arbroath at 13:30, where First Minister Alex Salmond is launching the Yes campaign's latest "declaration".

    Elsewhere, we'll have the latest on the Ferguson shipyard closure.

    You can watch the programme live online here.

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    Tattie rival?

    James Cook

    Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    Does Scots Commonwealth gold medal winner Tattie Marshall have rival? Here's First Minister Alex Salmond trying out the bowling greens in Arbroath before his speech...

    Alex Salmond playing lawn bowls
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    It's nuts

    This photo of squabbling sparrows on a bird feeder was sent to us by Peter Mclardy, from Largs.

    Sparrows on feeder

    You can email your pictures here or tweet them using #Scotlandlive.

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    Clare's law pilots

    A scheme allowing people to find out whether their partner has a history of domestic violence, known as Clare's Law, will be piloted in Aberdeen and Ayrshire.

    Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced that trials of the disclosure system will run from November.

    A similar scheme was rolled out in England and Wales earlier this year.

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    Weather outlook

    BBC Scotland Weather

    Latest

    A largely dry afternoon, particularly across central and southern parts, with good spells of brightness or sunshine. A mixture of sunshine and showers in the north. Temperatures will be between 14C and 17C.

    This evening, showers will continue in the north but should become lighter. Mainly dry elsewhere.

    Temperatures in towns and cities dropping to 6C to 8C, dipping to 3C in some rural spots.

    You can see a full weather forecast here.

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    Daily Question

    What might happen to broadcasting if there is a "Yes" vote in the Scottish independence referendum?

    BBC

    And why is the role of the BBC in an independent Scotland an issue?

    Read Jamie McIvor's analysis of the issue in the latest in our "daily question" series in the lead up to next month's vote.

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    Strictly Judy

    Judy Murray will be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

    Judy Murray

    Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's mother qualified as a tennis coach at the age of 17 and went on to become the eighth best female player in the UK.

    She said: "I'm a huge Strictly Come Dancing fan but a total armchair dancer. It's going to be a big challenge for me and for whoever has to dance with me but I absolutely can't wait to get started."

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    Architect dies

    The renowned architect Prof Andy MacMillan has died suddenly aged 85.

    Prof MacMillan co-designed St Peter's College seminary in Cardross - a building considered by some to be a modernist masterpiece.

    He was Professor of Architecture at Glasgow University and head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture from 1973 to 1994.

    He died in Inverness on Saturday during a judges' tour of buildings nominated for an architectural prize.

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    Helicopter crash service

    A service of dedication is to be held at Sumburgh Airport next Saturday to mark the anniversary of last year's North Sea helicopter crash off Shetland.

    Four passengers died when the Super Puma crashed into the sea.

    A short service will be held at the Sumburgh Airport memorial site at 16:45 which will be attended by members of the emergency services and airport workers. A wreath will then be placed in the sea.

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    Loopallu sells out

    Ullapool's Loopallu music festival has sold out, say its organisers.

    All the tickets went before Monday's announcement of the line-up, which includes The Undertones, Shed Seven, Alabama 3 and Public Service Broadcasting, pictured below.

    Public Service Broadcasting
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    'Popular pupil'

    It is understood that the results of a post-mortem examination into the death of 16-year-old Jodie Muir have proved inconclusive.

    Jodie Muir

    Jodie is thought to have died after taking an "ecstasy-type drug" at a house party in Rutherglen South Lanarkshire.

    Earlier, her school head teacher said she was a "popular and valued pupil".

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    Fire under control

    A fire at an empty hotel at Spittal of Glenshee has been brought under control.

    About 50 firefighters had been tackling the blaze at the Spittal of Glenshee Hotel, which is thought to have started in the early hours.

    Fire at Spittal of Glenshee hotel

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said there are still appliances at the scene but the fire has been put out.

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    Medal haul

    Scottish athletes achieved their largest medal haul as part of the Great Britain team at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.

    Eilidh Childs

    Chris O'Hare won bronze in the 1,500m, adding to Eilidh Child's gold in the 400m hurdles, Lynsey Sharp's silver in the 800m and the bronze won by the 4x400m relay team which Child was also part of.

    Scotland's previous best at the European Championships was in 1986 when they also won four medals. However, two of those were in relay events.

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    TV debate

    Do you have a question for Alex Salmond or Alistair Darling?

    Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling

    The BBC is hosting a debate between Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and the head of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling on Monday, 25 August at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

    If you would like to submit a question and be considered as a contributor, contact us by emailing here.

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    Wind farm plans

    Plans to extend one of the UK's largest wind farms, which straddles the Borders and East Lothian, have been submitted to the Scottish government.

    Wind turbine

    Crystal Rig wind farm in the Lammermuir Hills near Duns already has 85 operating turbines.

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    Tribute to teenager

    Eastbank Academy has paid tribute to 16-year-old Jodie Muir who died after taking an "ecstasy-type drug" at a party in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, on Friday.

    Head teacher Gordon Shaw said: "This is tragic news and our thoughts and prayers are with Jodie's family and friends at this very sad time.

    "Jodie was a popular and valued pupil and we will be offering any support that is needed to her classmates and teachers."

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    Train cancellations

    BBC Scotland Travel

    Latest

    A vehicle has hit a railway bridge at Kilmaurs between Barrhead and Kilmarnock, leading to disruption to trains through those stations. Replacement buses are running in place of cancelled trains.

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    Police ethics - your views

    Morning Call has been discussing whether Police Scotland needs ethical advice. Here's what you're saying:

    Anonymous: Being a serving officer in Ayrshire I can confirm our time is taken up doing administrative duties, tick-boxing and disproportionate time on targets. Spin is always added to figures to hide the fact that we are under-resourced and morale is at an all time low. Issues can't be raised with federation for fear or dismissal. Staff with 10 years service are leaving in great numbers as the job is now about number crunching rather than protecting the public.

    Al in Edinburgh: Police Scotland is imposing Strathclyde policies on a one-size-fits-all basis and alienating the public.

    What do you think? Call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295 or email here.

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    Iraq - your views

    John Warren: Before re-entering Iraq it is worth remembering that the most recent British experience of Iraq was the British Army's defeat in Basra. Then we left. How short our political memory, how poor our military judgement.

    Lorna: According to Einstein to keep doing the same thing but expect a different outcome is madness. we must learn from our mistakes. Every time we have gone to Iraq we have made things worse.

    Anonymous: The west is selective in who they support. They didn't go into Zimbabwe or Sudan or countless other countries. Humanitarian aid only is the best thing.

    Listen live to Morning Call here.

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    Helicopter safety

    A new emergency breathing system is being introduced in the hope of giving offshore workers a better chance of survival if their helicopter ditches.

    Helicopter rebreather system

    The system, which combines a life jacket with a small aqualung, is replacing the current life jacket and air-filled rubber bag.

    In the past three weeks, 26,000 workers have been trained in how to use the new system.

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    Wakaso for Celts?

    After Celtic's 6-1 win over Dundee United at the weekend, manager Ronny Deila is moving to further strengthen his squad ahead of Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Maribor.

    Celtic 6 Dundee United 1

    The Bhoys are being linked to a loan deal for winger Mubarak Wakaso from Russian club Rubin Kazan.

    Elsewhere, Rangers fans are against Mike Ashley upping his stake in the club.

    You can read more footie gossip in our daily round-up.

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    Iraq - your views

    Morning Call is debating the UK's latest intervention in Iraq. Here's what you're saying:

    Gordon, Mull: It does not matter how long it takes. We need to get in there and sort this IS crowd out.

    Mark: Humanitarian aid is commendable obviously, but getting directly involved in the conflict worries me greatly. I see no end game, and we have already tried sorting out Iraq's problems. I can see many lives lost again without any real result.

    What do you think? Call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295 or email here.

    You can listen to the debate live online here.

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    Final countdown...

    With just one month to go until voters go to the polls, both sides of the independence debate are upping their campaigns.

    Scottish and UK flags blowing in the wind

    First Minister Alex Salmond will attend a Scottish cabinet meeting in Arbroath, where he will make a new Declaration of Arbroath, pledging an independent Scotland would protect the NHS from privatisation and create a fairer society.

    Better Together said it was launching its "final push" ahead of the vote on 18 September, adding that it "speaks for the majority".

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    Ryder Cup tickets available

    An extra 3,000 Ryder Cup match day tickets have been released for sale.

    Gleneagles

    They're being made available online on a first-come first-served basis for play on 26, 27 and 28 September.

    The tournament, which begins on 23 September, is being held at Gleneagles for the first time since 1973.

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    Cancer rates down

    Death rates for lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined have fallen by 25% in Scotland over the past 20 years, according to Cancer Research UK.

    In Scotland, death rates for breast cancer have fallen by 33%, bowel cancer by 30%, lung cancer by 23% and prostate cancer by 11%.

    Lung cancer x-ray

    The figures come as the charity launches a new marketing campaign.

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    What the papers say

    With one one month to go till polling day, the referendum dominates most of Scotland's front pages this morning.

    Newspapers 18 August

    Both The Herald and The Times report gains for the Yes camp, while The Scotsman leads with comments from Alex Salmond that he could have performed better in the last TV debate with Better Together's Alistair Darling.

    The Scottish Sun runs with a story on former Rangers player Fernando Ricken's divorce.

    Read more about the stories making the front pages in our daily newspaper review.

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    Morning Call

    Louise White

    Presenter, Morning Call

    Coming up at 08:50, we'll be discussing Iraq, following a warning that UK forces could be involved in military missions there for months to come.

    I'm asking: do you support greater British involvement in Iraq?

    Elsewhere, Police Scotland is considering setting up an ethical advisory panel to act as a moral sounding board following criticism over firearms and stop and search policies.

    I'm asking: what ethical advice would you give Police Scotland?

    Lines are open now. Call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295 or email .

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    Travel update

    BBC Scotland Travel

    Latest

    Trains between Bellshill and Uddingston are running late due a signalling fault on the line.

    On the roads, the A93 at Braemar is partially blocked between School Road and the Spittal of Glenshee because of a fire at a nearby hotel.

    In Glasgow, the M8 is slow heading east just before Junction 29 at St James. In Dundee there are delays on Riverside Drive, with lanes closed for the next seven weeks due to resurfacing work.

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    More Salmond

    Mr Salmond claims the Yes campaign's Declaration of Opportunity, to be made today in Arbroath, will "move Scotland forward not just economically but socially."

    He says the Westminster government "believes in shrinking the state" and says the declaration's focus on the NHS is key to stem the "widespread privatisation agenda" currently under way in England and Wales.

    Tomorrow, Gary Robertson will speak to Alistair Darling, head of the pro-Union Better Together campaign, at 08:10.

  61. Post update

    Salmond live on GMS

    With just a month to go until the referendum, First Minister Alex Salmond is currently speaking to Gary Robertson on Good Morning Scotland.

    Asked about his position on what currency an independent Scotland would use, Mr Salmond says following a "Yes" vote, the country "can't be stopped from using the pound" adding that he is offering to finance "a share of the national debt" but not if the rest of the UK was to "seize" the assets of the Bank of England.

    "If one party takes all of the financial assets, then they take all the liabilities," says Mr Salmond.

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    Weather outlook

    BBC Scotland Weather

    Latest

    It'll be mainly dry bright for central and southern parts today, with a mixture of sunshine and showers in the north.

    Temps should rise to between 13C and 16C.

    You can see a full forecast here.

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    Welcome

    Marianne Taylor

    BBC Scotland news

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Scotland Live.

    We'll be here until 18:00 with news, sport, weather and travel from across the country.

    It's exactly a month to go until Scotland votes in the independence referendum, and both sides of the campaign will be stepping up activities today - we'll bring you all the latest updates.

    You can contact us by email or on Twitter via #ScotlandLive.