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  1. It's Day One of competition in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
  2. At the end of the first day, it's all square
  3. A plane has made an emergency landing at Glasgow airport
  4. The SNP calls for fracking to be controlled by Holyrood

Live Reporting

By Marianne Taylor, Nick Eardley and Ken Banks

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    Marianne Taylor

    BBC Scotland news

    Right, that's all from the Scotland Live team for today.

    Hope you can join us again on Monday when we'll be back with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the country.

    For ball-by-ball coverage of the Ryder Cup this weekend, go to BBC Sport Scotland.

  2. Ryder Cup traffic

    Thousands of people are in Auchterarder for the Ryder Cup which means very slow traffic is likely on all approaches to Gleneagles. The A9, A977, M9 and M90 will be slower than usual

    Other hotspots will be the areas around the three Park & Ride sites at McDiarmid Park in Perth, Balado near Kinross and Castleview in Stirling.

  3. Drive safe

    Traffic Scotlandtweets: Windy Bridges remain: A9 Dornoch & Kessock, A87 Skye & A90 Forth Road Bridge with a speed restriction of 40mph

  4. 13th man

    Stephen Gallacher believes the fans at Gleneagles will play a key role as Team Europe bid to defend the Ryder Cup.

    The Scot and partner Ian Poulter were beaten 5&4 by Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in Friday morning's fourballs.

    poulter and gallacher

    Ryder Cup debutant Gallacher was disappointed with his display, but has taken heart from the backing the Europeans are getting from the crowd.

    "The fans here will be cheering us on for the next few days and they might become the 13th man," he said.

  5. Man dies after disturbance

    A man has died in hospital after a disturbance broke out in the street in East Dunbartonshire.

    The 28-year-old was found with serious injuries on Springfield Road in Bishopbriggs at about 22:35 on Thursday.

    He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died a short time later.

    The death was being treated as suspicious and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

  6. Latest score

    Europe have clawed back some key shots - the score now stands at Europe 2½-2½ USA.

    Ryder Cup
  7. Ryder Cup reaction


    Andrew Paul tweets: Sunshine and @bbc5live #BBCRyderCup coverage. May make the traffic delays bearable!

    Brian tweets: Well played Jamie Donaldson, a debut to remember.

  8. Councils oppose armed police policy

    Council leaders have opposed the policy of allowing police officers to carry guns while on routine patrol.

    Armed police

    Some officers were given a standing authority to carry guns following the creation of a single Scottish force.

    The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities agreed to the principle that officers should not carry firearms on regular duties.

    A report criticised a lack of consultation and the effect on the public's perception of the force.

  9. Sporting gesture

    A new £10m regional sports centre is to be built at Dundee's Caird Park.

    Artists impression of national performancecentre

    It will be use by both professional athletes and the community.

    Dundee was selected to host a regional centre after narrowly losing out to Edinburgh in the race for the National Performance Centre for Sport.

  10. Search dogs

    Specialist search dogs are to be brought in over the weekend as the operation to find missing Aberdeen woman Kelli Ferris continues.

    Kelli Ferris

    The 40-year-old was last seen more than two weeks ago.

  11. U-u-u Utah Saints

    BBC Highlands tweets: Acts at this weekend's Loopallu include Twin Atlantic and u-u-u-Utah Saints.

  12. Jack up

    Aberdeen's Ryan Jack will be sidelined for weeks rather than months with the knee injury sustained in Tuesday's League Cup win over Livingston.

    Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack

    The 22-year-old midfielder was carried off at Pittodrie and a long-term lay-off was feared.

    However, a scan has revealed a slight tear to his medial ligament.

  13. Scorecard

    The scores on the doors so far...

    Ryder Cup scores
  14. Iraq vote

    Nick Robinson

    Political editor

    SNP MPs to vote against military action in Iraq as they have "deep deep worries" re a "3rd Iraq War" says @MorayMP

  15. SNP membership

    SNP chief executive Peter Murrell tweets: All the sixes, clickety click. New @theSNP members 40,358, totals 66,000. Be part of it, join and make a difference

  16. More foursomes

    In case you haven't seen it already, here's the full schedule of this afternoon's matches.

    Ryder cup foursomes
  17. Comeback on

    Europe has an early lead in all four afternoon matches in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, after losing the morning session.

    Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson
  18. Smith commission

    Lord Smith of Kelvin, who is heading the commission exploring new powers for the Scottish Parliament, has said engaging the public and civic society in the process is "critical".

    The former Glasgow 2014 chairman has written to the main political parties in Scotland saying he will announce details of how Scots can engage with his commission next week.

    He also asks the parties to submit their views to him by 10 October.

    The SNP announced today that they will send John Swinney and Linda Fabiani to the commission as their representatives. The Liberal Democrats will send Tavish Scott and Michael Moore, while the Conservatives will send Annabel Goldie and Professor Adam Tomkins.

  19. Second time lucky?

    BBC Sport Scotland's Alasdair Lamont tweets: Sergio Garcia and Rory Mcilroy on way to the first tee as they try to put this morning's disappointment behind them.

    Sergio and Rory
  20. Dreamliner in emergency landing

    A Dreamliner plane with 260 people on board has made an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport.

    Dreamliner plane

    The flight, operated by Polish airline Lot, was en route from Chicago to Warsaw when it declared an emergency.

    The plane touched down at Glasgow Airport at 11:35, where it was met by emergency crews as a precaution.

    Passengers have been taken off the plane and checks are being made to the aircraft. The reason for the emergency landing is not yet clear.

  21. Referendum arrests

    Twenty people have now been arrested after tensions in Glasgow following the referendum result.

    George Square

    The arrests were for various offences including disorder, breach of the peace and vandalism, Police Scotland said.

    Police intervened after pro-union protestors turned up at the square last Friday, the day after the vote.

    The space had been used by pro-independence campaigners for rallies in the days before the referendum.

  22. Routemaster in Edinburgh

    Need to catch a bus to London? This routemaster is up in Edinburgh as part of Doors Open Day.

    Routemaster bus in Edinburgh

    Lothian Buses tweets: We are here.......

    The event this weekend sees interesting places open their doors to the public for free.

  23. Europe trail

    The end of the Ryder Cup morning fourballs has seen the USA take the lead at Gleneagles.

    Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson

    Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia lost to Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.

  24. 'Blasphemy' fears

    The family of a Scottish grandfather who was shot in prison in Pakistan have said they fear further attempts on his life.

    Muhammad Asghar

    Muhammad Asghar, 70, was in prison and appealing against a death sentence passed for blasphemy when he was shot in the back.

    His daughter Jasmine Rana said it was her "worst nightmare come true".

  25. Peter Robinson criticised

    Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy Martin McGuiness have been criticised for attending the Ryder Cup.

    Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson with Europe team captain Paul McGinley
    Image caption: Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson with Europe team captain Paul McGinley

    The duo are in Scotland to support the European team, including Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, as guests of Alex Salmond.

    But Alliance party leader David Ford has said they should have stayed at home to deal with a financial "crisis" in the country.

    He said: "In the face of the growing financial and political crisis, I am sure that I am not the only horrified person to hear that the first and deputy first ministers have decided that they are more interested in watching the Ryder Cup."

  26. Weather outlook

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Tonight: Further showers N&W Isles, NW H'lands. Still windy in North too. Mainly dry elsewhere, clear spells, winds easing back. 7-11C

  27. All square

    The Ryder Cup latest is that Europe and the USA are still tied at Gleneagles.

    Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer

    Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer led Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker early, but had to settle for a tie on the 18th green.

  28. Barn fire

    Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in a barn believed to contain about 3,000 bales of hay.

    They were called to a farm near Garmouth in Moray this morning.

  29. Afternoon pairings

    The afternoon pairings for the Ryder Cup have been announced.

    They are Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood v Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson v Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson, Rory McIIroy and Sergio Garcia v Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler, Victor Dubuisson and Graeme McDowell v Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.

  30. USA levels score

    The USA has levelled the Ryder Cup at one point each. Scotland's Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter were beaten by rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

    Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed
  31. Get involved


    Ryan in Barcelona in reply to Pete in Dallas: That's why we have the Solheim Cup which is basically a female version of the Ryder Cup. Can we please stop this obsession with lumping everyone and everything in together all in the name of equality?

  32. Swinney and Fabiani for commission

    The Scottish National Party has confirmed it will send finance secretary John Swinney and East Kilbride MSP Lindia Fabiani to represent it at Lord Smith of Kelvin's commission on further powers for Holyrood.

    John Swinney

    First Minister Alex Salmond said: "John Swinney and Linda Fabiani are two excellent and experienced advocates of the need for a significant strengthening of the Scottish Parliament's powers, so that it can deliver more for the people of Scotland.

    "The Westminster parties vowed in the referendum that Scotland will get 'extensive new powers', and John and Linda will be constructive voices ensuring that this promise to the people is honoured in full."

  33. Attacker kicked over pram

    Police are hunting a man who kicked over a pram carrying a two-year-old boy after the child's mother refused to hand over money.

    The 30-year-old woman was approached while walking on Criffel Road in Dumfries at about 19:45 on Thursday.

    When she refused to hand over any cash, the man attacked her and kicked over the pram.

    A police spokesman said the child had not suffered any injuries as a result of the incident.

  34. Your pictures

    Ian Lawson, from Milngavie, says he never tires of seeing how Tannoch Loch changes across the year. See more of your pictures in our new gallery.

    Tannoch Loch
  35. Your views

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    Pete in Dallas: It would be nice to have men and women playing in the Ryder Cup together.

  36. First point

    It is advantage Europe in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles with the first point won.

    Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose

    Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose have just beaten Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

  37. Ups and downs

    Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are four up in their Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles this morning - but Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, playing with Ian Poulter, is now six down and running out of holes to mount a comeback.

    Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson
  38. Your views

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    Adam, Comrie: The local economy won't gain much from The Ryder Cup. Even the security will be bussed in from larger towns/cities outside the area. I dare say some local businesses will benefit more than other events here. Children aren't getting to see the Ryder Cup, not at the ticket prices. We'll see if T In The Park gets the same welcome.

  39. Crash victim named

    Police have named a man who died in a one-vehicle collision in Caithness earlier this month.

    Bruce Cormack, 41, from Durran near Thurso, died on 18 September after the heavy goods vehicle he was driving crashed.

    The crash happened on the A9 at the Berriedale Braes, Caithness, at about 23:20.

  40. Bjorn again

    BBC Sport Scotland's Alasdair Lamont tweets: Watching Thomas Bjorn at the 11th at Gleneagles

    Ryder Cup
  41. Ryder Cup live

    You can listen to live Ryder Cup coverage from Gleneagles on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra by clicking the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

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  42. Big debate

    Gordon Brewer

    BBC Scotland News

    Join me and a panel of guests on BBC Radio Scotland at 12:00 today in Perth, for the first Big Debate since the referendum.

    Don't forget, you can listen to the programme by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  43. Fracking row

    The Scottish Government is calling for powers on fracking to be devolved to Holyrood.

    Workers at a shale drilling site in Pennsylvania

    The UK government wants to give firms the right to drill under private land without consent at depths of 300m. There has been significant opposition to the proposal, with thousands responding to a consultation to say they were against the idea.

    Now Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Government's energy minister, says the future of the practice should be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

    Read the full story here.

  44. Get involved


    BBC Sport tweets: Are you at #RyderCup2014? We want to see where your watching the action, so why not send us a selfie to #BBCRyderCup

    Ryder cup fans
  45. Hand in glove

    BBC Sport commentator Conor McNamara tweets: Rory's Too Hot To Handle. #ovengloves

    Rory McIlory
  46. 'Ugly windmills'

    American tycoon Donald Trump has been on the Today programme speaking about Tiger Woods' absence from the Ryder Cup, and the independence referendum.

    Donald Trump

    "I think it's going to be a great Ryder Cup", he told the programme. "But certainly not having Tiger is not a good thing for the Ryder Cup generally speaking," he added.

    On the referendum he suggested one of the reasons people voted No was because of wind farms and the Scottish Government's energy policy.

    He said: "A lot of people were so against his [Alex Salmond's] energy policy and his policy on these ugly windmills destroying the beautiful land of Scotland."

  47. 'Difficult period' for oil industry

    Oil and gas expert Sir Ian Wood has warned Aberdeen needs to plan now for the "difficult period" when the industry in the North Sea "winds down".

    Speaking at the Northern Business Star Awards on Thursday evening, he said the region needed "real vision".

    Oil platform

    Sir Ian predicted the "economic readjustment" would be over the next 30 to 35 years.

  48. Up in three

    Europe are now up in three of the opening four Ryder Cup matches at Gleneagles.

    Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter

    Only Scotland's Stephen Gallacher and playing partner Ian Poulter trail their American counterparts, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

  49. Leaders debates

    The SNP believes it should have a place on the leaders debates to be held ahead of next year's general election, The Herald reports this morning.

    The party has seen a massive spike in membership since last week's referendum and is now the third biggest in the UK.

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    How big a deal is the Ryder Cup?

    Alexander: I live in Bridge of Allan just down the road from Gleneagles it's like a ghost town here, the local retailers, cafés, pubs and restaurants are prepared for the visitors. "Where are you all?!" The air space is busy with helicopters though!

    John in Edinburgh: Now that the Ryder Cup is no longer on BBC most folk have no involvement in it. It's rich guys playing in an exclusive environment watched by other rich people.

  51. Ry-deer Cup

    The Ryder Cup had an unexpected visitor at Gleneagles this morning. This deer ran across the course during the morning fourballs.

    Deer at Ryder Cup
  52. Schools shake-up

    As many as 10 primary schools in Moray could close, as part of a shake-up of education provision in the area.

    Child working

    An independent review for Moray Council is also recommending a reorganisation of the area's secondary schools, which would see the closure of Milne's High in Fochabers.

  53. Europe lead

    It has been a promising start for Europe in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

    Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson

    The first pair out, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, are two up, and Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn are three up.

  54. IS 'should be eradicated'

    The daughter of David Haines, who was killed by Islamist militants, has said the Islamic State (IS) group should be "eradicated".

    Bethany Haines also told ITV News that she hoped her father's body would be returned to his family.

    Mr Haines, below, who was born in Yorkshire and educated in Perth, was killed by IS earlier this month.

    David Haines
  55. What the papers say

    The golf and the prospect of British involvement in the Middle East dominate the Scottish papers this morning.

    papers composite

    MPs have been recalled from their holidays to debate whether the United Kingdom should join airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq.

    Elsewhere, the fallout from last week's referendum continues to feature. The Scotsman reports that Alex Salmond has said Scotland expects new powers to turn Holyrood into a "powerhouse parliament", while The Times reports that outgoing first minister was booed at the Ryder Cup. The Herald says the SNP are demanding a place in the leaders debates ahead of next year's general election.

  56. Morning glory

    BBC Sport Scotland's Brian Mclaughlin tweets: View from behind the first tee at Gleneagles. Awesome!!

  57. The day ahead

    The action is already underway at the Ryder Cup, with the first two pairs out at Gleneagles. We'll bring you key updates on this page, but you can also follow all the action online on our sport live page.

    Ryder Cup

    You can find the schedule for the day here.

  58. Weather

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A cloudy start across most of the country with patchy rain over Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders first thing.

    This will soon clear and skies will brighten to allow some decent spells of sunshine for many parts, with a scattering of showers.

    It'll be a windy day generally, with gales in the Northern and Western Isles. Temperatures will reach 12C in Lerwick, 15C to 17C elsewhere in Scotland.

  59. Welcome

    Marianne Taylor

    BBC Scotland news

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Scotland Live. We'll be here until 18:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the country - and, of course, all the latest from the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

    Keep in touch throughout the day - tweet us using #bbcrydercupemail us here or text on 80295.