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  1. Ferguson Shipbuilders preferred bidder named
  2. Leaders to lock horns in TV referendum debate
  3. Rosdeep Adekoya jailed for 11 years for Mikaeel Kular killing
  4. Andy Murray begins US Open campaign in New York

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan, Bryan Quinn and Graham Fraser

All times stated are UK

Thomas McGuigan

BBC Sport

That's all from the Scotland Live team for today. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow morning to bring you the latest news, sport and travel news from across Scotland. Stay tuned for live text coverage of tonight's televised leaders' independence debate.

Murray On Form

Kheredine Idessane

BBC Scotland

"First set @andy_murray 6-3 in 34 mins against Haase. Tidy tennis. Some untidy serving, a few double faults, but nice first set in the bag."

Follow the BBC's live text coverage


Tomorrow's weather

Gillian Smart

BBC Scotland Weather Presenter

A chilly start in places, but another fine, largely dry day to come with sunny spells. The best of the sunshine will be in the West and Northwest, where temperatures will reach an above-average 19C or 20C.

Man accused of rape in Dundee

A man is to stand trial charged with raping a woman while she was asleep and under the influence of alcohol.

Gerard Ingham is accused of carrying out the attack at a property in Dundee in September last year.

The 30 year-old, from Liverpool, denied the charge at a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Fringe Benefits

The Edinburgh Fringe has broken the

two million ticket barrier for the first time in its 67-year history.

Edinburgh Fringe
Fosters Comedy Awards

Fringe organisers said they issued an estimated 2.18 million tickets across 299 venues over 25 days.

The number marks a 12% increase on the same point last year, which was itself a record.

Murray Watch

Andy Murray has raced into a 2-0 lead, with a break of serve, in the first set against Robin Haase in their first round clash at the US Open.

Andy Murray
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Follow the BBC's live text commentary of the action at Flushing Meadows in New York


Aberdeen cocaine dealer jailed

A man caught with cocaine with an estimated street value of £32,000 has been jailed.

Peter Walters, 31, of Liverpool, was found with the drugs in a property in Whitehall Place in the Rosemount area of Aberdeen last October.

He admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

At the High Court in Edinburgh,

the father-of-two was jailed for five years and three months.

Get Involved - Celtic transfer target


Alasdair Lamont

Senior football reporter, BBC Scotland

"Sporting Gijon have accepted an offer from Celtic for the Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic. Now trying to agree personal terms with player."

Get Involved - Andy Murray


@BBCKheredine: "Just had the 2 minute warning in the warm up: @andy_murray 2014 @usopen campaign almost underway v Robin Haase, Holland"

In Pictures - Referendum Debate

Behind the scenes at the televised independence debate at Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

The view from behind one of the podiums where Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will debate against each other
BBC Sport

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Ali in Lochaber: "Margaret Curran has today said that the currency we will use after Independence is the main issue. How far from reality is she? The main issues to the ordinary person in Scotland are: the Health Service, Education, Employment, Housing and Poverty."

Get Involved - Andy Murray


BBC Tennis: "Andy Murray may not have long to wait... Radwanska is a set up already. Commentary to come on @BBC5LSX"

Murray, who faces Dutchman Robin Haase in the first round at the US Open, was originally due on court at Flushing Meadows at 18:00.

Rangers sign goalkeeper

Rangers have added goalkeeper Lee Robinson to their squad.

The 28-year-old came through the ranks at Murray Park before leaving the club in 2009.

Lee Robinson

After spells with Kilmarnock, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers and Östersunds in Sweden, Robinson is now back at Ibrox,

The Championship club announced the deal

on its website.

Referendum Debate - Your Views

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Kris, Edinburgh: "We have heard the arguments about currency, oil, GDP until we're blue in the face. I want to hear the competing visions of happiness, equality, democracy and wellbeing rather than this relentless focus on being a few quid better or worse off. Please..."

Stuart: "Re: Les, Burghead. Yes this vote is still about Alex Salmond and the SNP. I could (might yet) be persuaded to vote yes, if after a yes vote there was a convention of Scotland negotiating with Westminster for the eventual settlement. Despite some very respected people in the yes campaign, Denis Canavan etc, Alex Salmond said the only thing on the table is the SNP manifesto/government white paper and that he and his ministers will be doing the negotiating. The question is: not do you want independence but do I support the SNP positions? I could be persuaded yes to the former but not the latter."

Travel Update

BBC Scotland Travel


An accident at the Spittal of Glenshee has partially blocked the A93. Drivers are warned to expect congestion while emergency services work to clear the road.

In Moray, the B9136 through Glenlivet remains closed after flood damage.

Roadworks at the B762 Clarkston Road in Cathcart has reduced the flow to one lane.

Armed Robbery in Ayrshire

Two masked men escaped with a five-figure sum of cash after forcing their way into a house and threatening a man and his daughter with a firearm.

The men targeted the property in Glen Avenue, Largs, North Ayrshire at about 23:00 on Sunday. They also made off with personal items from the family.

The gun was not fired during the incident and neither the 49-year-old man or his daughter, 17, were hurt.

Your Pictures

Thank you for sending us your pictures from throughout Scotland.

We liked John Herbert's image of the munro Stuchd an Lochain and Loch an Daimh after a spot of climbing on Sunday.

Stuchd an Lochain
John Herbert

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BBC Scotland Live - Your Views

What do you think of BBC Scotland Live? We'd like your feedback about our rolling text service to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place.

Tell us what you think


Referendum Debate - Your Views

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Les, Burghead: "I still can't believe that, at this stage of the referendum vote campaign, there are people who still think the vote is about Alex Salmond and his party. It's not, it's about the future of Scotland, not a person or party."

Debate venue

Watch BBC News' Scotland correspondent Lorna Gordon walk us through the venue for tonight's independence referendum debate at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

Lorna Gordon at Kelvingrove Art Gallery for independence debate

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Val Strathdee

tweets: "Why do UK want Scotland to stay? According to blogs on BBC etc. doesn't seem to me they really want us."

Celtic Braced For Maribor Test

Celtic full-back Adam Matthews returns to the squad after a calf injury, while midfielders Scott Brown and James Forrest remain sidelined.

Celtic's Callum McGregor and Adam Matthews
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Read our preview of tomorrow night's Champions League tie, which you can listen to on
BBC Radio Scotland.

Referendum Debate

Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery has been given the star treatment ahead of tonight's Referendum Leaders' debate.


this lightning-quick makeover while resisting the urge to sing the Benny Hill theme tune...

Ferguson Shipbuilders preferred bidder named

The administrators of the Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow have announced Clyde Blowers Capital as the preferred bidder.

Jim McColl, the Scottish millionaire businessman and entrepreneur, is the chairman of the group.

Ferguson shipbuilders

Blair Nimmo, of KPMG, said: "This is a positive first step towards the potential resumption of shipbuilding and ship repair activities at Port Glasgow."

Debate - People's Panel

Currency and financial sustainability.

These are just two of the issues

our People's Panel want Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling to address.

With the second televised debate this evening on the BBC, what issues do you want answers on?

Join the debate via Twitter using #ScotlandLive,

email or text to 80295.

Referendum Debate

Bryan Quinn

BBC Scotland News

Kelvingrove Art Gallery will host the second Scottish independence debate between Better Together's Alistair Darling and Yes Scotland's Alex Salmond.

Here's a

panoramic view of the setting ahead of tonight's debate.

Salmond & Darling - A Background

Tonight, in the second televised debate on the independence referendum, Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling

will go head-to-head.

But who are these two political heavyweights?

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling

BBC Scotland's Political Reporter Andrew Black looks at a brief history of

Mr Salmond and
Mr Darling.

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@bbcscotlandnews using #ScotlandLive

Alan McDonald

tweets: "Still to hear why we should stay, just keep being told we can't go alone. Looking after our own is reason enough to go."

Football highlights

Did you miss the goals from your team's game at the weekend?

Watch highlights of the key moments from the Scottish Premiership.

Under-21 squad announcement

As well as the announcement of the Scotland squad for the big match next month against Germany, Billy Stark also revealed the Under-21 squad today for European Championship qualifiers away to Slovakia and Luxembourg.

Young players from Celtic, Hearts, Hamilton, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd, Rangers, St Mirren, Kilmarnock and Inverness

are amongst those to get the call.

Reporting Scotland

On Reporting Scotland, Laura Bicker reports ahead of the second televised referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.

Watch on BBC One Scotland from 13:20.

Oil figures 'plausible'

Two academics have said a projection by industry body Oil and Gas UK that 24bn barrels of

oil can be extracted from the North Sea is "plausible".

oil field

The projection has been used by the Scottish government as part of its campaign for independence.

Last week, industry figure Sir Ian Wood claimed the figure was too high.

Maribor Arrive In Glasgow

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland

@Kenny_Crawford tweets: "Players of

@nk_maribor arrive in Glasgow ahead of Champions League play-off v Celtic."

Maribor players arrive in Glasgow for match against Celtic

Serving Up Success

Andy Murray, who is attempting to win a second US Open title, will be in first-round action at about 18:00. The Scot will take on Dutchman Robin Haase at Flushing Meadows.

Andy Murray practises ahead of his first-round match at the US Open in New YOrk
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And Murray hopes his campaign in the Big Apple will bear fruit.

"I feel like I'm playing well," he said. "This week has been very good preparation. I'm happy and I feel ready to start the tournament."

Get Involved - Referendum Debate

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Anonymous: "How many other promises will we get, from both sides, to try to secure my vote? It's pathetic and predictable electioneering."

Keldiamond: "Please vote yes. Best of luck and I hope Scotland prospers. This isn't a fight, we're on the same team and should want what is best for one another."

Anonymous: "I would like to know: with a no vote, how can we end the obscenity of Scotland opposing something and Westminster imposing it?"

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@bbcscotlandnews using #ScotlandLive

Lindsay Scott

tweets: "I still want to know what will happen to the UK when Scotland's oil runs out if there's a No vote? #SCOTLANDLIVE"

Andrew Wright: "Looking forward to seeing Alex Salmond on Celebrity Big Brother when his career takes a nose dive after losing the referendum. #ScotlandLive"

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Arthur, Edinburgh: "I still want to know who will pay the price if Alex Salmond's oil estimates are wrong."

John, Edinburgh: "I would like to know if either side could admit to only one opposition policy which has merit? Modern politics seems to be all black and white. Voters are not all fools - life is full of greys."

Andrew Christie, London: "As a disenfranchised ex-pat Scot, what will my citizenship rights be? Will I be able to have dual citizenship?"

Lorna, Glasgow: "I want to know if the Barnett Formula will continue with a no vote?"

Join the debate via Twitter,

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Festival Figures

Pauline McLean

BBC Scotland

@BBCPolliemac tweets: "225,000 visits

@edbookfest same as last year.
@edfringe figures due later."

Step On

Some of the wooden podiums used at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are to be turned into scaled models and sold at auction.

Designer Paul Hodgkiss and his team made the wooden podiums

The smaller podiums will be crafted by the team at Paul Hodgkiss Design which made the originals.

"Apart from an athlete's medal, the most coveted and distinctive representation of the Games was the podium,"

said Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg.