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That's it from Scotland Live for this week. Join us again from 08:00 on Monday for all the latest news, sport, traffic and travel as it happens.
A forensic scientist has told the World's End murder trial that samples from 1977 were preserved in a "very good condition" when he analysed them.
Andrew Davidson, 46, said he believed scenes-of-crime work following the discovery of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott's bodies had been "well-handled".
Mr Davidson is the last witness to give evidence for the prosecution in the trial of 69-year-old Angus Sinclair.
Mr Sinclair denies raping and murdering the 17-year-olds in October 1977.
Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of bogus workmen in the west of Edinburgh.
Four men approached various homes in Craiglockhart Loan, Redford Loan, Bonaly Avenue and Longstone Road between 11:00 and 14:00 on Wednesday.
They claimed the properties' roofs needed repairs carried out and tried to pressurise the owners into handing over cash.
Police say no payments were made but are urging homeowners to be vigilant.
A Dundee company has won the top prize at a video games industry awards show after a public vote.
City firm 4J Studios scooped the Game of the Year award at The Independent Games Developers Association (TIGA) awards for their console version of Minecraft.
Almost 12,000 votes were cast in the public vote to decide the top prize.
4J Studios also took home the Best Arcade Game by a large studio prize, also for Minecraft.
Falkirk Council is facing "extremely challenging" funding gaps totalling more than £40m in its revenue budgets.
The authority has a projected gap of £7.8m next year, £17m for the 2016/17 financial year, and a further £15m in 2017/18.
A special meeting of the council has been called to discuss the issue.
Falkirk Council has had to identify savings of more than £70m over the last eight years, and has been drawing heavily on its reserves.
Clothing belonging to a 20-year-old Aberdeenshire man missing for a week has been found.
Shaun Ritchie was last seen with friends at a remote woodland area near Strichen sometime last Friday night into Saturday morning.
Inspector George Cordiner, of Police Scotland, said clothing identified as that of Mr Ritchie had been recovered.
He said the missing man may have been disorientated and seeking shelter, and it remained a missing person inquiry.
An oceanic fish which normally lives up to 600m below the surface has been washed up on a beach near Deep Sea World in North Queensferry.
The sunfish was discovered by a member of the public at East Bay beach who contacted the nearby aquarium.
Aquarists retrieved the stranded fish, which was around a metre long, but it failed to survive.
Deep Sea World's Chris Smith said: "This is the first sunfish stranding I have seen in the local area."
A new community care centre to look after elderly people is to be built in Dundee with £20m of Scottish government funding.
The investment is part of a £409m health infrastructure package set to roll out across Scotland until 2020.
Other care services in Dundee will also be improved using the funds.
NHS Tayside is to hold a consultation to decide where in the city the centre should be located and what services it should offer.
A woman has been found not guilty of causing the death of a biker on a road in Inverness last July.
Barbara Ardell, of Atlanta, Georgia, had been on holiday when she was involved in a crash with Paul Todd.
Mr Todd, 57, of Conon Bridge, was taken to the city's Raigmore Hospital following the collision on Culcabock Road but died a short time later.
Sportsound On The Road returns this season with a special programme broadcast from Auchinleck Academy in Ayrshire.
Rival fans of Auckinleck Talbot and Cumnock will be brought together for the show to be broadcast on Tuesday 11 November at 18:10 GMT on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on DAB digital radio and online.
If you fancy coming along, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and how many people you wish to bring along (a maximum of four please).
Sportsound regulars Kenny Macintyre, Derek Ferguson and Chick Young (pictured) will be joined by some special guests.
Scotland's largest council has appointed a new chief executive to take over from George Black who retires in December after 11 years in the job.
Annemarie O'Donnell, 49, who has been Glasgow City Council's head of corporate services since 2011, will begin taking up the role immediately.
She was chosen by a panel of senior officers and councillors on Friday.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists it was a board decision to go ahead with next week's game at home to Alloa.
With three players - including Lewis Macleod (pictured) - on international duty, the Ibrox club could postpone the Championship fixture as they did with last month's trip to Cowdenbeath.
"We considered calling it off, as we have done with previous fixtures," explained McCoist.
"The board haven't exactly told me why they have made that decision, but I totally respect it and we move on."
Ahead of the big match against Argentina, Jim Telfer reflects on new Scotland rugby coach Vern Cotter.
The future of the Scottish Open has been secured until 2020 thanks to extended commitments from the title sponsor and Scottish Government.
The government has pledged £1m per year, while Aberdeen Asset Management will continue to back the tournament.
A man is to stand trial charged with murdering a woman whose body was found by her husband in a park in Glasgow.
Paul Ward, 21, is accused of killing 53-year-old Jean Campbell in Cranhill Park on 13 December last year.
Former Netherlands defender Winston Bogarde has applied for the managerial vacancy at Motherwell.
The 44-year-old was part of the Ajax squad that won the Champions League in 1995 and went on to play for AC Milan, Barcelona and Chelsea.
Police believe two attempted armed raids at Ladbrokes shops in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire "may be connected".
The first incident happened at the bookmakers on Woodneuk Road, Nitshill, south Glasgow, at 21:00 on Wednesday.
The second failed robbery happened at the shop in Greenhills Square, East Kilbride, at about 20:30 on Thursday.
The Labour MSP Sarah Boyack, a contender for the leadership of Scottish Labour, says she's a "unifying and listening" candidate and knows where she would take the party.
She said: "We've got to re-engage with communities, and not just in elections. We've got to be doing it from now on.
"And if I were leader I would face forward. I would get the party together . I would unify us and would focus on what really matters - representing people and making sure we're on their side."
Police have charged a teenager in connection with a series of suspicious fires in Glenrothes.
The 18-year-old is due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Monday.
One fire at a garage is estimated to have caused damage costing a £100,000.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (left) says he does not fear the sack despite his side's poor form, and points to the success of Sam Allardyce (right) at West Ham as proof he can oversee a turnaround.
Highland Council has set out plans to replace one of Scotland's most remote schools.
Strontian Primary, in Strontian, in the north west Highlands was built in the mid-1970s and takes pupils from the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas.
Councillors will be asked at a meeting next week to agree that the school be accommodated in new units at the village's Ardnamurchan High School.
The proposal would cost about £1.16m, council officers have said.
An Aberdeenshire woman who embezzled £69,000 from an oil firm has been jailed.
Melanie Fraser, 37, from Ellon, worked in the accounts department of HRH Ltd's Aberdeen headquarters.
Fraser was caught after two years after another employee noticed accounting irregularities.
She admitted the offence at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and was jailed for 16 months.
A primary school teacher who broke into a house while using heroin has agreed to be formally struck off the professional register.
Vanessa Law, 32, admitted using the Class A drug while working at a school in Fife.
She also stole petrol from garages in Fife and Glasgow during 2012.
Law was officially taken off the teaching register at a "removal with consent" hearing on 5 November.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes Celtic manager Ronny Deila and captain Scott Brown were wrong to say Aleksandar Tonev did not make a racist remark to defender Shay Logan.
Deila and Brown both have denied that Tonev made the remark, despite being found guilty by the Scottish FA.
"For Scott and his manager to say that he didn't say it is wrong," said McInnes.
"It's clearly wrong - because they weren't in a position to know that."
Russia is honouring Scottish veterans of the World War Two Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Glasgow.
The country's Consul General will present more than 40 Ushakov Medals to surviving veterans and representatives of those who have died.
Other ceremonies for veterans are being held in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness before Remembrance Sunday.
From 1941 to 1945, Allied ships sailed from Scotland and Iceland to Russia to supply it with food and weapons.
A bite mark on the left thigh of toddler Madison Horn could have been caused by the man accused of murdering her, a dental expert has told a court.
Dr Douglas Sheasby examined two-year-old Madison's body after she died as well as a cast of Kevin Park's teeth.
He told the High Court in Glasgow the mark "was consistent with mild force having been applied".
Mr Park, 27, denies murdering Madison at the family home in Kelty, Fife.
John Street in Campbeltown was closed overnight as flooding built up and reached nearby houses.
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A police officer from the Borders who carried out sex attacks on two women and a string of assaults has been warned he faces a lengthy jail term.
Kevin Storey, 48, of Melrose, had denied the charges but was convicted of rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and assault.
Plans for a private harbour on a Highland firth threaten access to the area, a port authority has said.
The Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) has criticised Global Energy Group's proposal to create its own port on the shores of the firth.
The official inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco has been given increased powers, after some of those involved with the project refused to co-operate.
It has been given "statutory" status by the government in the wake of concerns raised by chairman, Lord Hardie.
The government and the inquiry has not named those who would not co-operate.
Edinburgh's tram service began running in May but only after six years of disruption and a bitter dispute between the city council and its contractor.
Scottish university chairs face elections to get their jobs, under plans to make them more accountable.
Government ministers said standards must be kept up, but university leaders questioned the need for government reform, after bringing in their own changes.
Tomorrow, Scotland will take on Argentina at Murrayfield. It will be Vern Cotter's first match at the national rugby stadium.
Scotland Correspondent, BBC News
The 16 and 17 year-olds who were given a voice in the debate to decide Scotland's constitutional future were widely regarded as the winners of the referendum.
The voting age was lowered for the independence referendum. But in six months, many in this generation will have to stand on the sidelines as the UK heads to the polls in a General Election.
How do the students of Bellahouston Academy feel about not being able to vote in May? Read my piece to find out.
The annual Jim Clark Rally won't be run in the Borders next May.
Scottish Borders Council say it won't be possible to hold the event because investigations into this year's tragic accident, which saw three people killed, might not be completed until well into next year.
The council and Police Scotland say the result of the investigations are seen as a vital input to the planning process for any future event.
The rally could still be staged later in the year, and Scottish Borders Council say they're committed to the long-term future of the rally which is estimated to boost the Borders economy by around £3.5m each year.
Hamilton Accies manager Alex Neil has been named the Scottish Professional Football League Premiership manager of the month for October.
The Lanarkshire side topped the Premiership during October and recorded a 1-0 win against Celtic.
Songwriter Edwyn Collins is to attend a screening of his new film The Possibilities Are Endless in Helmsdale, Sutherland, as a "thank you" to the people of the village and surrounding area.
Generations of Collins' family have had a home in Helmsdale and the musician spent childhood holidays there. His wife whispered the name of the village to him when he was in a coma after suffering a stroke and two hemorrhages in 2005.
The free screening will be held at the Timespan Museum on 11 November, with a second screening planned for December.
Edinburgh-born Collins is known for his work with the band Orange Juice and his 1995 hit A Girl Like You.
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A senior fire officer said the flooding in the Argyll and Bute town was some of the worst he's seen in thirty years.
The downpour coincided with high tide and meant the floodwater would not drain away.
Some streets in Campbeltown were up to three feet deep in water. It was reaching as high as car bonnets. Some properties had water coming up through their drains.
Firefighters used pumps in an effort to clear the floodwater. Police, coastguard and council workers distributed sandbags to protect other homes and businesses. Firefighters left at breakfast time once the flood waters had receded.
A firework was set off in the direction of an Aberdeen fire-fighter as crews dealt with an emergency call out on Bonfire Night.
Fire-fighters were responding to a call involving burning rubbish in Balnagask Circle, Torry, at the time.
Stuart Watson, from Glasgow, was met by this scene on the road to Glen Etive. View the rest of this week's gallery here.
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Political reporter, BBC Scotland
"From Big Bang to black hole" Alex Salmond's take on Scottish Labour on BBC Radio 4's Yesterday in Parliament
Listen to my report from 5 mins 50 seconds in.
The Proclaimers will headline the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival's first Thursday night stage next year.
The festival, near Beauly, has been a two-day event with acts performing on a Friday and Saturday until now.
But organiser Joe Gibbs said because so many revellers arrive at the campsite on the Thursday, a headline performance should be put on that day.
Glasgow hosts the MTV Europe Music awards this weekend, with the star-studded ceremony at the Hydro being hosted by Nicki Minaj.
The awards will feature performances from U2, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias and Calvin Harris. Edinburgh played host to the awards back in 2003, while Glasgow hosted the MTV Crashes festival event in 2010.
Music promoter Geoff Ellis says it's about time Glasgow got the chance to shine
The fall-out from a moratorium on the closure of schools in Moray has continued with the collapse of a cross-party group.
Councillors agreed the five-year moratorium on the closure of schools earlier this week.
Council leader Allan Wright announced his resignation as he said the result of the controversial vote made his position untenable.
Goalkeeper Craig Gordon has set his sights on a win over Salzburg after missing the chance to reach the Europa League knockout phase with two games to spare.
Ronny Deila's side were held to a 1-1 draw by Astra Giurgiu in Romania. A win would have secured qualification from Group D, but Celtic know a home victory against Salzburg next time out will see them through.
"We still got a point and we have to remain positive and try to win the next one to get through," said Gordon.
Lidl's Polish workers have been banned from speaking their own language or they will face the sack, it was revealed today,
One worker who wishes to remain anonymous said: "I tried to explain to the manager that many customers who do not speak English correctly come to our shop because they know there is a Polish service at the cash desk, bakery and shop floor as well."
A Lidl spokesman said today that it is Lidl UK company policy that staff speak in English to customers at all times, irrespective of nationality.
Kenneth Maule: Yes, good idea to be 'Open' First Minister Sturgeon. Our democracy can be more accessible. We need to be more informed and balanced, like the Scandinavian countries. This is good for voters (whether you were Yes or No, last time). She is starting out in a modern way. Well done.
Nathan from Forres, responding to David in Glasgow (10:26): In their current form the other parties are very much not the parties who will stand up for Scotland. Why is this? Because they call themselves "Scottish" this and that but they are not. They are Westminster parties. If they truly want to speak for the people of Scotland they need to break from Westminster, rebrand and become a proper Scottish Party.
Who has applied for the vacant manager's job at Motherwell? And which former Ibrox favourite will be honoured with a testimonial at the club?
BBC Scotland Travel
Police in Dumfries said they had been notified of imminent flooding in the Whitesands area. Members of the public were being asked to move their cars as soon as possible.
Keep up to date with flood warnings here.
For the latest information on the situation on the roads, visit the BBC's travel news page.
David, Glasgow: I have high hopes for Nicola Sturgeon as FM, perhaps that is because I am one of thousands of new SNP members! However I do not believe that any party other than the SNP can claim to be the only ones who will always stand up for Scotland as the other three are too tied to their parent parties down south.
Bruce Corlett: These meetings are fine as long as she then responds to what is said to her. Listening and being accessible on their own are not enough. When someone at work said 'I hear what you are saying', you know they meant that they did not value what had been said to them.
Flooding and a landslip have shut the A77 north of Cairnryan as heavy rainfall sweeps across Scotland.
Ferry traffic faced a lengthy detour via the A75 and A713 but the normal diversion route on the A714 has now reopened.
Read a preview of the Scottish Premiership tie, which kicks off tonight at 19:45 in Lanarkshire.
You can listen to the match on Radio Scotland, with a live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.
A project about to be launched in Edinburgh is billing itself as the biggest ever example of film crowd funding, with hopes of raising £100,000 through public donations.
The psychological thriller called First and Only, based on a book by Scottish author Peter Flannery, is due to start filming in August next year.
Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, the film's director Magnus Wake said: "We think we've got a really good story and it's all about carrying on that online journey and taking it to the people.
"What we are doing is that we're offering these fantastic rewards - people will get access to the materials as they are developed, so they will get the scripts, the storyboards and all the material, including edits as well.
"People can really get an insight into how the film is being made and that's something that you don't normally get."
Have you been affected by the flooding and landslip on the A77 between Girvan and Cairnryan? Do you have any pictures? We would like to hear from you. Email us, send us a text on 80295 or use the #ScotlandLive on Twitter.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) currently has flood warnings for Dundee and Angus, Tayside, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire and Arran, Central Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, Fife, West Central Scotland, and the Moray area.
A warning for Comrie is no longer in force.
Check the list of warnings for the risk of flooding in your area.
Ronny Deila called on his players to be more clinical after Celtic surrendered an away lead in Europe for the fourth time this season in their 1-1 Europa League draw with Astra Giurgiu.
Stefan Johansen's first-half strike had put Celtic in control in their Group D match in Romania, but William de Amorim levelled for a point in 79 minutes.
Read Roddie McVake's match report as Celtic drew with Astra in Romania in the Europa League tie.
Dundee's new museum of transport has sealed a deal to move to the city's Maryfield Tram Depot.
The museum group has been bidding to take over the B-listed building from previous owners Scottish Water for the past four years.
A funding drive will now get under way to renovate the depot.
The museum committee hope to relocate from its current premises on Market Street, which opened in April, by the end of 2017.
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tweets: The rain is getting a move on and shifting NE as the 8am radar shows. Drier/brighter weather follows on from the West.
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ScotRail expect disruption for another hour or so on services between Glasgow Queen Street and Partick after a passenger took ill.
Trains are also affected by weather between Ayr and Girvan, and between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.
There are also possible delays of up to ten minutes on services between Perth and Dunblane due to a signalling problem.
Keep up to date with all service disruptions on the ScotRail site.
Nicola Sturgeon will pledge to be the "most accessible First Minister ever" in a speech tonight.
Amongst Ms Sturgeon's proposals is a monthly Q&A on Facebook, regular town hall talks and cabinet meetings outside of Edinburgh.
What do you think of her plans? Let us know by email, by texting 80295 or by tweeting us using #ScotlandLive
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There is flooding around East and South Ayrshire, affecting the A77. Flooding and about 150 tonnes of landslip near Carlock Hill has effectively closed the road between Girvan and Cairnryan.
The standard diversion route (A714) is also closed following a landslip. You can divert using the A75 and the A713. We're also hearing the A713 isn't great around Patna so it would be wise to factor in an hour or two of extra journey time - especially important if you are heading to Cairnryan for a ferry.
The Scotsman leads with Ed Miliband's attempts to play down suggestions that his own party does not support him, rejecting the claims as "nonsense", while the Scottish Daily Mail declares that "the knives are out" for the Labour leader.
The Daily Record highlights the plight of three circus lions and two tigers which are being held in an Aberdeenshire field.
The Scottish Sun reports that Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has suffered a heart attack, and in The Herald the focus is on 'Crackdown as crimes by foreign nationals double' - reporting that there has been a doubling in the number of crimes committed by foreign nationals in the last decade.
Behind-the-scenes tours of Scotland's busiest train station are due to launch.
The tours will allow fans to scale Glasgow Central Station's historic glass roof and explore an abandoned Victorian village buried underground.
Tickets are £10 per person, with profits covering staff costs and improvements to the 135-year-old station.
The 90-minute tours will run three days a week, usually at weekends.
An image of the "average Dundonian" face has been created from photographs of city dwellers.
Abertay University psychologist Dr Chris Watkins created the composite image from the eyes, ears, noses, lips, cheeks and chins of city residents.
Dr Watkins is studying the relationship between appearance and behaviour, and how people judge others based on their physical characteristics.
Images of the average man and average woman were also created.
A 69-year-old woman has been killed in a two-car collision on the A7 in the Borders.
The crash, a mile south of Selkirk on the road to Hawick, took place at about 17:00 on Thursday.
Another man was injured, although the extent of his injuries are not known.
The road was closed for several hours to allow for investigation work by specialist police officers.
Nicola Sturgeon is set to pledge to be "the most accessible first minister ever" when she takes over from Alex Salmond.
The current deputy leader of the SNP will make the promise during a keynote speech in Dundee's Caird Hall on Friday evening.
Her plans include a monthly Facebook question and answer session with members of the public.
Ms Sturgeon will also stage regular town hall public meetings.
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