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  1. Alex Salmond effigy to be burned at East Sussex bonfire
  2. Glasgow to keep The Queen's Baton
  3. Court hears toddler death 999 call
  4. Legal aid 'not fit for purpose'
  5. 'No safe alcohol limit' for drivers

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By Thomas McGuigan, Graham Fraser and Louise Sayers

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

    That is it for today's Scotland Live page.

    Thanks for all your comments.

    Join us again from 08:00 tomorrow for all the latest from around Scotland.

  2. Weir finds his way to Loch Lomond

    Plans are on track to unveil a statue of popular countryside broadcaster Tom Weir on the banks of Loch Lomond on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

    Tom Weir

    A public appeal has raised £60,000 for a life-size likeness of the presenter of the "Weir's Way" television programmes from the 1970s and 80s.

    Planning permission has been granted by the National Park Authority for the statue to overlook Balmaha Bay.

  3. 50 in for 'Well job

    Jonathan Sutherland

    BBC Scotland

    Motherwell have now received more than 50 applications for their vacant manager's position following the resignation of Stuart McCall.

    Fir Park

    The club, however, will not appoint anyone before Friday's home meeting with Dundee United.

    Kenny Black, who was McCall's assistant, will be in charge of the team for that match.

  4. Dundee vs Aberdeen

    BBC Scotland will broadcast the Scottish Cup fourth round match between Dundee and Aberdeen live.

    Dundee vs Aberdeen

    The match, on Saturday 29 November, kicks off at 12:15 GMT at Dens Park.

    BBC One Scotland will broadcast the game, and it is also available on the BBC Scotland website.

  5. Unite back Findlay

    The UK's biggest union has urged its members to back Scottish Labour's health spokesman Neil Findlay to become the party's new leader.

    Neil Findlay

    Unite said the MSP understood the concerns of working people and would "fight doggedly" on their behalf.

    Mr Findlay is facing competition from MP Jim Murphy, seen as a frontrunner in the contest, and MSP Sarah Boyack.

  6. Jack Bruce remembered

    Guests including Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker have paid a farewell in song to their former Cream bandmate Jack Bruce at his funeral.

    Jack Bruce

    The Scottish-born bass player and singer died last month as a result of liver disease.

    Clapton and Baker were among a number of musicians who joined Bruce's family at Golders Green Crematorium in north London.

  7. Campsite death trial

    Two people are to go on trial charged with causing the death of a man by dangerous driving at a campsite.

    Nathaniel Cooper, 30, from Inverbervie, and Kylie Johnston, 26, from Stonehaven, are both alleged to have been driving a car when Andrew MacKay was crushed between it and a caravan.

  8. Salmond effigy

    The Scottish government has criticised plans to burn an effigy of Alex Salmond during bonfire night celebrations in an English town.

    Alex Salmond

    Thousands of people are expected to converge on the East Sussex town of Lewes to see the effigy of the Scottish first minister set alight on a bonfire.

    A spokesman for the first minister said it was a "typical Tory attitude to Scotland".

  9. Hutton to stand down

    Turnbull Hutton is to give up his role as Raith Rovers chairman, the Scottish Championship club have announced.

    Turnbull Hutton

    The news came as the Kirkcaldy club announced a profit of £97,500 - a 20% increase - in the year until June.

  10. Prisoner dies

    An investigation is under way after a teenage prisoner was found dead at all-female prison Cornton Vale.

    Dionne Kayleigh Kennedy died at the young offenders institute at the jail near Stirling on Sunday.

    The 19-year-old had been in custody for a year.

  11. Gilmour gets ready for Schafer

    Kirsty Gilmour will face American Rong Schafer in the first round of the Scottish Open Grand Prix.

    Kirsty Gilmour

    Gilmour, who took the women's singles silver medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, finished runner-up in last year's event.

    The Scottish Open is held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow from 19-23 November.

  12. Warning over legal highs

    A study by NHS Tayside has warned of a "rapidly growing issue" around the use of so-called "legal high" drugs.

    The heath board spoke to 700 people in Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross anonymously as part of the study of "new psychoactive substances".

    Of these, more than 100 had themselves or known someone who required emergency medical help after taking them.

    The survey report recommended cracking down on the sale of the substances and improving support for users.

  13. Tonev appeals

    Celtic have appealed against Aleksandar Tonev's seven-match ban for racially abusing Aberdeen's Shay Logan.

    Aleksandar Tonev

    The Bulgarian winger, 24, was found guilty of "excessive misconduct" by the Scottish Football Association following an incident in Celtic's win over Aberdeen in September.

  14. Firm making waves in jobs market

    BAE Systems aims to recruit 165 apprentices and graduates for its naval ship building business on the River Clyde in Glasgow.

    Work will start next year on major contracts to deliver the Royal Navy's future warships, including Type 26 Global Combat Ships.

    young apprentices

    There are 113 apprentice positions, 34 roles for graduates, 13 industrial placements and five summer internships.

  15. Political hot topic

    East Sussex County Council have tweeted this picture showing effigies of outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond and the Loch Ness monster to be burned in the 5 November bonfire celebrations.

    The message reads: "A sneak preview of Alex Salmond and Nessie ahead of tonight's bonfire in Lewes - it just rolled up at County Hall."

    Alex Salmond model

    However, the council have since stressed that they are not responsible for the model.

    Communicating via their official twitter account the council said: "Please note that the Alex Salmond and Nessie models were created by Waterloo Bonfire Society #LewesBonfire and have NO connection to ESCC."

  16. Workplace phrases - Your Views

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    Mitch Neil: It's difficult to soar with eagles when you work with turkeys.

  17. Protest art

    An exhibition of posters which may have helped change the course of history is to go on show in Dundee.

    protest art

    The "A World To Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution" display is to arrive at the McManus art gallery on tour from the Victoria and Albert museum in London.

  18. Caravan park attack

    Police are investigating an assault at a caravan park which left a man in hospital with serious injuries.

    The "vicious" attack took place at the Ryan Bay Caravan Park near Stranraer at 21:20 on Tuesday.

    caravan site

    A 51-year-old man was attacked on the site by two men. He was punched and kicked and suffered injuries from a "bladed implement".

    The victim was taken to Galloway Community Hospital with "serious but not life-threatening injuries".

  19. Tune in...

    Newsdrive is getting under way on BBC Radio Scotland. You can listen live here.

  20. Nuclear archive

    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has outlined plans to build an archive centre near Wick.

    nuclear power plant

    The building would store information and records related to the Dounreay experimental nuclear power plant (pictured) on the north Caithness coast near Thurso.

    Dounreay is being decommissioned at a cost of £1.6bn.

  21. Bright baboons

    Researchers have shown that the essential elements of the capacity of humans to build on the work of others may also be present in baboons.


    The phenomenon, known as cumulative culture, sees people make gradual improvements in knowledge over time.

  22. Wrap up warm!

    BBC Scotland tweets: -5?! Aw man! "@bbcweather: A #cold #bonfirenight to come later & those temps will still be low tomorrow morning. Jo "

    bbc weather
  23. Burnett through

    Commonwealth Games gold medallist Darren Burnett survived a tough test against fellow Scotsman Wayne Hogg at the Scottish International Open.

    Darren Burnett

    Burnett moved into the quarter-finals by beating the Fifer, who is the latest Scot in the world's top 16, 10-6 8-4.

    The event in Perth had already witnessed the exit of double Games gold medallist Alex Marshall.

  24. Lamborghini drug smuggler avoids jail

    An army veteran who transported £151,000 of drug cash out of Scotland in a Lamborghini Gallardo has been told to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

    Timothy Shaw, 52, from Clydebank, took the cash from Motherwell to Manchester to meet drug dealer James Thorne on 8 August 2010.

    He admitted breaching the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

    At the High Court in Livingston, the judge decided against a prison term after hearing how Shaw was remorseful and had turned his life around.

  25. Collins on Astra

    John Collins was at Glasgow Airport today as Celtic travelled to Romania for the Europa League match against Astra.

    Interview - Celtic assistant manager John Collins

    Watch as the assistant manager speaks about the game and the banning of Aleksandar Tonev.

  26. Saints 'disappointed' with Goodwin

    St Mirren have revealed they are "disappointed" with player-coach Jim Goodwin after accepting his three-match ban for violent conduct.

    The 32-year-old was hit with the fixed penalty by the SFA for elbowing Dundee United's Aidan Connolly in the face during his side's 3-1 weekend defeat.

    St Mirren player-coach Jim Goodwin

    St Mirren said they were "disappointed in Jim's conduct given this is not the first time he has been guilty of an offence of this nature."

    The Buddies have taken internal action.

  27. Safer cycling - Your views

    Lee Wootton: We should definitely enforce the wearing of helmets for cyclists. In fact we should go further and adopt the Dutch model in that cyclists are subject to the rules of the road and can be stopped and punished by police if they break them. Motor vehicle drivers can get done if they break a rule but cyclists can't. This should change.

  28. Tweeting Tricia

    The Scottish Parliament's presiding officer, Tricia Marwick, has joined social media and started to tweet.

    The first message she wrote from her @TriciaMarwickPO handle was about an apprenticeship scheme for young people.

    Tricia Marwick's Twitter

    The presiding officer, who chairs proceedings in the Edinburgh parliament, is a fortnight behind the Queen in taking to Twitter.

    Ms Marwick's third posting was a plea to BBC Scotland's Brian Taylor to write his first tweet.

  29. Royals scare

    Two men are to go on trial accused of alarming police and security officers who were protecting the Earl and Countess of Wessex while they were attending a church of Scotland event in Edinburgh in May.

    Earl and Countess of Wessex

    Nathan Hannan, 17, from Leith and 24-year-old Daniel Mawdsley from South Queensferry have pleaded not guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to committing a breach of the peace.

    They are accused of repeatedly following and distracting the police officers and then running towards the Royal couple to the alarm of those protecting them.

  30. Cycling helmets - Your Views

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    John, Buckie: Cycling is not only for sport. Many of us cycle for transport. Hi viz helmets etc are added expense. You sound like it's all for sportspeople with unlimited resources. Some of us do it because it's cheap and convenient. Helmets have not been proved to be effective in reducing injury.

  31. Sectarianism in football

    Brian Taylor

    Political editor, Scotland

    The new measures - brought into law two years ago - criminalise sectarian behaviour linked to football and also target bigoted abuse, particularly online.

    Critics, including Celtic Football Club, say the measure is unfair to fans and may be counterproductive, in that it provokes supporters to resist other appeals to change.

    Labour has promised to scrap the law if elected and has tabled today's motion in parliament urging early repeal, hoping to win support.

    But the Scottish government says the Act is tackling sectarianism. Ministers say the Act has been used widely and not just against a single set of fans.

  32. Madison Horn murder trial

    A jury has heard the 999 call made by the man accused of murdering Fife toddler Madison Horn.

    In the call, Kevin Park tells the operator the child fell off the bed, and isn't breathing. The operator instructs him to do CPR, to pump her chest, give her two breaths and keep pumping her chest. Mr Park replies at one stage saying he thinks she is breathing.

    Madison Horn

    Giving evidence at the High Court in Glasgow, Judith Cheney, the emergency call handler said she didn't think Mr Park was giving CPR at least initially, and he did not seem particularly alarmed.

    Kevin Park denies murdering two-year-old Madison at the family home in Kelty in April, by repeatedly striking her.

  33. City retains baton

    Glasgow is to keep the Queen's Baton, one of the defining symbols of this summer's Commonwealth Games. The baton carried the Queen's hand-written message to the Commonwealth and visited 70 nations and territories during a nine-month long relay.

    The Queen and the baton

    Its journey ended at the Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park on 23 July when the Queen read the message inside.

    The baton has been secured by Glasgow and will go on show in a new exhibition at the Riverside Museum early next year.

  34. SNH shuts website

    Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has taken its website offline in response to a potential risk to the site.

    The government agency said "essential maintenance" was being done to the site and it hoped to restore services soon.

    The issue has also affected other SNH sites, including Pearls in Peril and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

    On its Facebook page, which has not been affected, SNH said: "Thankfully, these issues are rare, but we take them extremely seriously."

  35. Sexual assault

    Police have appealed for information about a sexual assault in Aberdeen.

    Officers say a 34-year-old woman got into a three-door blue car with three men in it in the Pittodrie area before being taken to the Torry Battery area.

    The incident is believed to have happened between 27 September and 14 October.

  36. Murray award

    British Tennis tweets: Congratulations @andy_murray for winning the @ATPWorldTour Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award.

    Andy Murray
  37. Arctic heroes

    Four Russian medal ceremonies are to be held in Scotland to honour sailors who served on WWII's Arctic Convoys.

    From 1941 to 1945, Allied ships sailed from Scotland and Iceland to Russia to supply it with food and weapons.

    arctic convoys

    More than 3,000 seamen lost their lives to the freezing conditions and attacks by German submarines and aircraft.

    From Thursday, ceremonies will be held in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.

  38. Workplace phrases - Your Views

    Tweet us using #ScotlandLive

    Tom and 20 othersfalse I was recently told by the school's education expert my boy needed a better "work ethic". He's 6-yrs-old!

  39. Workplace phrases - Get Involved

    You've been gnashing your teeth on our Facebook page about the most annoying phrases and buzzwords in the office [see 08:44].

    Kevin Hutchens: Let me get back to you sometime, maybe then I can get around to it.

    Office workers

    Karen McKay: Let's unpack this...

    Mo Ferrington: In the loop!!!

    Do you have any other corkers to share? Have you ever been asked to "cascade" a message to your team or "drill down" a subject?

    Let rip on Facebook, text us on 80295, email or tweet using #ScotlandLive

  40. Sales dip

    Shop sales in Scotland dipped in the third quarter of this year after two consecutive quarters of growth, statistics show.


    Scottish government statisticians estimated that the value of sales decreased by 0.6%, while volumes slipped by 0.3%.

    Sales volumes showed zero growth on a year ago, while value was 0.8% down on the third quarter of 2013.

  41. What's the most iconic outfit?

    Highlands and Islands reporter Steven McKenzie has been looking into why the Inverness cape worn by Sherlock Holmes has become so iconic.

    Benedict Cumberpatch has swapped the iconic cape for a tweed coat

    Highlands Fashion Week is even set to re-launch the outfit, officially launching a 'Bring Back The Cape' project next month.

    But what do you think is the most iconic outfit ever worn on screen? Would it be Sherlock Holmes in his cape, or another crime fighting vigilante like Batman?

    Or maybe something more simple like Marilyn Monroe's white dress in Some Like it Hot?

    Get in touch and let us know. Text 80295, email or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

  42. World's End trial

    The defence in the World's End murder trial has criticised forensic scientist Geraldine Davidson for giving conclusions in her report that did not take into account the accused's version of events.

    Under cross examination by Ian Duguid QC, who is defending Angus Sinclair, Mrs Davidson said she was unaware of Mr Sinclair's special defences when she was analysing her findings.

    Angus Sinclair denies raping and murdering Helen Scott and Christine Eadie. He has lodged three special defences saying he had consensual sex with the girls, that he was elsewhere when they were murdered and says his brother-in-law Gordon Hamilton killed them.

    The trial continues.

  43. Debate on football bigotry

    MSPs will this afternoon debate calls to repeal anti-sectarian football legislation on the basis that it's flawed.

    Scottish parliament chamber

    The Labour party says the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, which gives police additional powers to crack down on sectarian songs and abuse at football matches, was railroaded through parliament.

    But the Scottish Government says a report into how the legislation is working will be laid before Parliament next year.

    You can follow the debate on Democracy Live from 14:40.

  44. Fire charges

    Another three 13-year-old boys have been charged after a fire in a derelict factory in Aberdeen.

    Police have been investigating a video posted online showing a number of youths lighting a fire in the Broadford Works, a former textile mill.

    Aberdeen fire

    Police said the three had been charged with wilful fire raising and would be reported to the youth justice management unit.

    Another boy, also 13, was previously charged.

  45. New community in Fife

    Fife Council has approved plans for a new £500m neighbourhood at Kingslaw in Kirkcaldy.

    The Kingslaw development will provide Kirkcaldy with 817 private housing units and 273 affordable homes

    Over a thousand new homes, a primary school, shops and a community centre will be provided by the new development.

  46. Problems at Menzies

    Shares in John Menzies plummeted in early trading after the company issued a profits warning on its aviation unit and announced the immediate departure of the division's boss.

    Menzies Aviation

    The Edinburgh-based firm said full-year profit from its aviation business would be "materially" below expectations.

  47. Tade wants Old Firm chance

    CFR Cluj striker Gregory Tade has said he would like to play for Rangers or Celtic in the future.

    "Maybe one day I can go and play for one of the Old Firm," Tade told BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford. "That would be the ultimate goal if I was to come back.

    Gregory Tade

    "I consider Scotland my home. I've got my house there and my kid was born there."

    Tade signed a three-year contract in Transylvania after a playing career in Scotland with Forfar Athletic, Clyde, Stranraer, Raith Rovers, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and St Johnstone.

  48. Hay fire

    Philip Sim

    Tayside and Central reporter, BBC Scotland

    Perthshire traffic was disrupted after a blaze of 200 hay bales sent smoke drifting across the A984.

    The road was closed between Meikleour and Spittalfield after fire crews spent much of the night battling the blaze.

    The fire was reported in the half-tonne bales in a field near Tay Farm at 00:45, and the two crews sent from Blairgowrie had the flames under control by 05:42.

    Intermittent disruption remained on the road through the morning.

  49. Poverty figures

    Daily Record

    tweets: Rising food and energy bills leave 300,000 people more than estimated living in poverty.

    Woman with a child in front of a heater

    Read the full story here.

  50. Ferguson 'sorry'

    Clyde manager Barry Ferguson has apologised to the club after being sent to the stand during his side's shock Scottish Cup defeat by Spartans.

    The League Two outfit have decided against contesting a one-match suspension from the Scottish FA after the defeat by the Lowland League side.

    Barry Ferguson

    "I apologise unreservedly for my conduct on Saturday," Ferguson told his club website.

    "When you have done wrong, you have to admit it."

  51. Keeping up with the Joneses

    If you live in Edinburgh and Aberdeen your neighbours may well own some of the most expensive homes in the country.

    Postcode earnings

    Taking account of sales of property worth more than £1m between January and September this year, the figures from Registers of Scotland (RoS) reveal Scotland's most expensive postcodes.

    The New Town in Edinburgh saw the highest number of high value properties changing hands, with the next three most expensive postcodes all in the south west of Aberdeen - covering areas such as Cults, Rubislaw and Milltimber.

    In the first nine months of the year, 92 properties were sold for in excess of £1m. Fifty one of those had an Edinburgh postcode, while 21 were sold in Aberdeen, and the remaining 20 properties were sold in areas across Scotland including Glasgow, Auchterarder and Bridge of Weir.

  52. Bypass funding talks

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Highland councillors will discuss funding plans for a solution to the landslide-hit A890 Stromeferry bypass in Wester Ross.

    Landslide-hit A890 Stromeferry bypass

    The road remains only partially open after rock falls closed the bypass last month.

    Options to overcoming the problems cost between £85m and £132m, with £10m currently available for the work needed.

    Councillors are to be asked to agree that officers begin work to find sources of funding.

  53. Road policing

    Specialist road policing units will be based in central Scotland and only provide 24-hour cover on motorways from next year, MSP John Finnie says.

    road policing

    The Highlands and Islands MSP said he been given information that round-the-clock cover will be provided from Glasgow, Motherwell and Edinburgh.

    In a statement, Police Scotland said that shift patterns were changing. But it said roads policing support would remain across Scotland, including patrols in the north, east and west.

  54. Tade's top tale

    Gregory Tade, the former St Johnstone and Inverness man, now plays for CFR Cluj in Romania.

    CFR Cluj forward Gregory Tade

    He told BBC Sport's Kenny Crawford what to expect from the second leg of fellow Romanians Astra Giurgiu against Celtic tomorrow evening.

  55. Safer cycling - Your views

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    Kris Wright: It is preposterous to propose that the ways to make cycling safer are that cyclists should do this, should wear this, shouldn't do this, must comply with this, etc. While there are a minority of bad cyclists, just like there's a minority of bad car/van/bus/taxi/HGV drivers, the solution is not to bleat on about the minority of bad cyclist but to encourage a better road culture. Unfortunately for cyclist they are all too often an easy target for the much wealthier motorist lobby.

  56. Celtic injury blow

    Celtic striker Anthony Stokes will miss Celtic's Europa League match against Astra Giurgiu, having been sent home after taking ill at Glasgow Airport.

    He joins James Forrest and Kris Commons in missing the trip to Romania, the midfielders both battling injury.

    Anthony Stokes

    Craig Gordon has travelled with the rest of the Celtic squad to Bucharest.

    The Scotland goalkeeper missed the weekend win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle with a knee problem.

  57. Should cyclists wear helmets?

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    Andrew Montgomery: Some mopeds are slower than cyclists. It should be a legal requirement to wear helmet. Start with kids. #ScotlandLive #SaveLives

  58. Workplace phrases - Your Views

    You've been sharing your dreaded workplace phrases and buzzwords on our Facebook page.

    Keith Lorelei: Going forward.

    Chris West: Retail is full of this horrible terminology. Huddle (a meeting), rumble (everyone to the shop floor), people planning (making a rota). Eugh.

    Iain Samson: Talking about the "elephant in the room!!"

    Gill Bannister: "I'm sorry, I was wrong. Let's rethink this." But then they don't change their ineffective behaviour

  59. Strachan expects McCall call

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan reckons Stuart McCall will be in demand following his Motherwell departure.

    The 50-year-old leaves Fir Park with the Steelmen second bottom of the Premiership after three successive top three finishes.

    Stuart McCall and Gordon Strachan

    "For 95% of his managerial role at Motherwell, third, second, second - that is some going, that's terrific going," said Strachan.

    "That will not go unnoticed by other clubs throughout the country."

  60. Cycling safety

    John Beattie

    BBC Scotland

    Right, we will get this on our BBC #ScotlandLive page today so get in touch. Should cyclists wear helmets??????

    Cyclist wearing a helmet
  61. Workplace phrases - Get Involved

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    Maurice Mitchelltweets: Workplace phrases I used to hate: "pick the lowest fruit", "socialise with your colleagues" #ScotlandLive

  62. English devolution

    About 80% of people in England support having more powers devolved to local areas, a poll on devolution commissioned by the BBC suggests.

    England flag

    The poll also suggested 66% support the idea of allowing only MPs from England to vote on laws in the Westminster Parliament that affect only England.

    ComRes spoke to 3,000 adults in England via telephone between 17 and 27 October.

  63. A tour or a train?

    The Herald

    Network Rail will begin public tours of Glasgow Central station on Friday.

    Rooftop views over Glasgow

    Visitors will ascend 90 steps and walk across vertigo-inducing catwalks above the station concourse to access the giant roof area, where they can enjoy panoramic views across the River Clyde and city skyline.

    From there, participants will head into the station's catacombs, where they will explore the abandoned basement and tunnels hidden beneath the station and descend winding stairwells to the long-lost Victorian streets of Grahamston village, which once bustled with shops and activity before the station was built over the top in 1879.

    Read the full story here.

  64. Safer cycling - Your views

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    David Simpson: Enjoyed Tom Heyden's article on cycling and good to see cycling getting some publicity. The one point that he didn't mention, however, is the way the legal system in Scotland has let so many of us cyclists down and fails to protect us on a daily basis.

    With new drink-driving limits about to come into force you could lose your licence for being a couple of mg over the limit yet you could kill or seriously injury a cyclist and walk away without serious punishment by simply saying you didn't see them. There is something fundamentally wrong with that.

    Cycle lane on road

    It would be interesting to see the change in attitudes to vulnerable road users including pedestrians if a driver who was found guilty of fault after collision automatically lost their licence. Just now motorists regularly take risks with our wellbeing knowing if it all goes wrong they are not the ones who will end up injured and will rarely face any meaningful punishment.

  65. Turbulent times

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    tweets: John Menzies says its aviation cargo ground handling has hit turbulence: managers being jettisoned. Newspaper/magazine distribution holding up.

  66. Read all about it

    The Scotsman leads with the landmark ruling that could leave thousands of workers 'entitled to overtime windfall', while The Herald reports on the warning from the Rotherham Report authour that sexual abuse cases in Scotland may have been missed.

    Newspapers composite

    The Daily Record, meanwhile, recounts the latest on a court case involving former Clyde 1 DJ Susie McGuire.

    Read a full paper review here.

  67. Workplace phrases - Get Involved

    You've been sharing your nightmare workplace phrases or dreaded buzzwords [see 08:44] on our Facebook page.

    EW M: Pushing the envelope or value added.

    Nicola Ireland: Blue sky thinking.

    Gill Bannister: "Pooling and sharing" is one of those buzz-phrases that makes me doubt the person's integrity. I think it's more constructive to say what you mean, and mean what you say. "Going forward" is another phrase that bugs me.

    If you're not on Facebook you can also vent your spleen via text using 80295, email or tweet using #ScotlandLive

  68. Workplace phrases - Your Views

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    Anon: The view from the bridge! Mood music! New idea will land on Monday! Scream!!

  69. Sherlock's cape

    The organisers of a Scottish fashion event have announced plans to reinvigorate interest in the Inverness cape, a sleeveless tweed overcoat made famous by Sherlock Holmes.

    Sherlock Holmes

    Highlands Fashion Week will officially launch its Bring Back The Cape (BBTC) project on its website on 4 December.

  70. Tune in

    Louise White

    Presenter, Morning Call

    Coming up: are schools too reliant on parents funding classroom essentials - from books to gym equipment? What it's like in your school?

    Also on Morning Call, if you work shifts, how hard is it to cope with irregular hours? The lines are open now. 0500 92 95 00 or text 80295.

    You can listen live to the programme here.

  71. Teenage kicks

    Teenagers brought up neighbourhoods where a lot of shops sell cigarettes and tobacco are 50% more likely to start smoking.

    Teenagers smoking

    That's the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers at Glasgow and Edinburgh universities.

    They claim their findings show that anti-smoking strategies have to take more account of the availability of tobacco products.

  72. Workplace phrases - Get Involved

    Which office-speak phrases set you on edge? Do you clench your teeth when you hear chat of "brain-storming sessions" or "idea showers"?

    Do you feel like running a mile when it's suggested you "touch base" with a colleague?

    Office workers

    Have you been asked to "look under the bonnet" on a given issue at work?

    Share your workplace phrases or buzzwords that deserve to be consigned to Room 101.

    Text 80295, email us here, tweet using #ScotlandLive or visit our Facebook page.

  73. McCall's call

    Stuart McCall insists he did not consider quitting Motherwell after guiding the club to second place in the Premiership last season.

    The 50-year-old resigned on Sunday with the club in second bottom place.

    Stuart McCall

    Reflecting on his third consecutive top-three finish, McCall said: "I got a few messages saying well done now it's time to move on because you can't do any more.

    "But never for one second did I feel that."

  74. Get Involved - Cycling

    The BBC's Tom Heyden has been writing about cycling safety. He tackles some of the issues which cause many a debate between drivers and cyclists. Should helmets be compulsory? Should high-vis gear be used in daytime? Should we ban cyclists from using headphones?


    What do you think? What would make Scotland's roads safer for all? Should more be done for cyclists?

    Email us, text 80295, use the #ScotlandLive or visit our Facebook page.

  75. What's making back-page headlines?

    Who is favourite for the Motherwell job? What is the latest news from the Scotland camp ahead of the match against the Republic of Ireland?

    Gordon Strachan

    Read all the latest football gossip.

  76. Post update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Much of Scotland will have a fine Autumnal day, being dry with good spells of sunshine.

    Largely dry with just a few light showers across the eastern Borders along with northern Aberdeenshire, these will die away during the day.

    A little more in the way of cloud at times across the far north and for the eastern Borders. Temperatures will reach 7 to 9 Celsius.

    Northerly winds will be brisk initially along the east coast and over the northern isles, easing as the day progresses.

  77. Legal aid shake-up?

    A call for "root and branch change" to the legal aid system has been made by the Law Society of Scotland.

    The body has published a discussion paper to generate debate on how to improve publicly-funded legal services.

    It said the current system was no longer fit for purpose.

    Legal aid

    Last year, the Scottish Parliament passed new legislation which means some accused people have to pay towards their defence costs, with lawyers responsible for collecting the money.

    The Law Society said the legal aid system has failed to keep pace with reforms to the wider justice system.

  78. Tune that wireless

    Gary Robertson

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Good night for the Republican party in the US midterm elections. @CharlieSeaWolf & @ScottLucas_EA #bbcgms 0810


    Listen live to BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme here.

  79. Travel update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    Aberdeenshire - there's been an accident on the A90 northbound thru Muchalls - at Walker Drive - partially blocking the road.

  80. Festive drink-drive warning

    An additional 35 drivers a week could lose their licences over the festive period once new alcohol limits come into force, Police Scotland has said.

    Last month, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill set out plans to lower the alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.

    Alcohol and car keys

    The move has been backed by MSPs on Holyrood's justice committee.

    Ahead of an awareness campaign next month, police warned there would, in effect, be "no safe limit" for drivers.

    Justice committee members agreed the changes should go ahead after hearing from both Mr MacAskill and senior police officers.

    The proposal will be voted on by the full chamber at the Scottish Parliament, with the new limit expected to come into force on 5 December.

  81. Rise and shine

    Thomas McGuigan

    BBC Scotland News

    Good morning and a warm welcome to Wednesday's edition of Scotland Live as we round-up of news, sport, travel and weather between now and 18:00.