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  1. Final day of campaigning in Scotland
  2. Rangers police visit Sports Direct
  3. Draft report on Clutha crash issued
  4. Plane diverts over 'drunk' passenger
  5. Glue spillage after lorry overturns

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By Jo Perry, Graham Fraser and Louise Sayers

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Louise Sayers

    BBC Scotland news website

    That's all from the Scotland Live team for today.

    There will be no Scotland Live page from 07:00 - 19:00 tomorrow. Instead live online coverage of the general election will begin at 22:00 tomorrow.

    Find out how you can follow BBC Scotland's extensive coverage of the election results across online, TV and radio here.

    In the meantime you can keep up to date with all the latest news from around Scotland on the BBC Scotland news website.

  2. Cars damaged in mass vandalism spree

    More than 65 vehicles have been damaged in a spate of car vandalism in Angus and Perthshire.

    File image of car

    The damage to cars in Arbroath, Perth and Blairgowrie is estimated at tens of thousands of pounds.

    More than 20 cars were targeted in the early hours of yesterday in Arbroath.

    About 15 cars were scratched in Perth on 25 April, and 30 more were damaged in Blairgowrie between 17 and 18 April.

  3. Counting down

    Scotland 2015

    BBC Two Scotland

    With just over 12 hours to go until the polling stations open have you made up your mind yet? #GE2015 #Scotland2015

  4. Man who bit woman's lip jailed

    A man who bit off his ex-partner's lip after he saw her talking to another man in a bar has been jailed for 27 months.

    David Booth, 54, attacked Catherine Byrne in the Storm Queen pub on Glasgow's Dumbarton Road on 2 January.

    Booth, from Dunfermline, admitted biting Ms Byrne's lower lip to her severe injury, permanent disfigurement and permanent impairment.

  5. CCTV shows 'good Samaritan' attack in Nottingham

    VIDEO: CCTV footage has been released to help identify a man who attacked a "good Samaritan" outside a bar in Nottingham.

    Michael Kane, who was visiting from Glasgow, suffered a fractured skull after he tried to help a woman who was in distress.

    CCTV footage still

    One punch left Mr Kane unconscious outside the Bamboo Bar, in Stoney Street, in March. Nottinghamshire Police have since been unable to find the attacker.

    A second CCTV image shows the man, police are trying to trace, entering a bar.

  6. Black Circles sold to Michelin for £50m

    Douglas Fraser

    Business/economy editor, Scotland

    Scottish entrepreneur Mike Welch has sold his tyre-fitting business to French company Michelin for £50m.

    Tyres in a garage

    Mike Welch, chief executive of, can expect to gain a third of that sale price, while staying with the company.

    He started selling tyres aged 16 before joining Kwik-Fit.

    Aged 21, he set up Black Circles, basing it in Peebles, where it employs 50 people.

  7. Weather update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A windy night over northern Scotland along with rain and gales for the Norther Isles. Showers for the west coast.

    Mainly dry and clear elsewhere. Lows of 3 Celsius.

  8. Reporting Scotland

    You can watch the programme live on BBC One and online now.

    Reporting Scotland
  9. Norovirus shuts Inverness hospital

    A ward at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has been temporarily closed to new admissions because of norovirus.

    Raigmore hospital

    Four patients have been affected by the sickness and diarrhoea bug.

    The ward was one of four at the hospital recently reopened to admissions following an outbreak of norovirus.

    NHS Highland said people planning on visiting after coming into contact with the bug should not do so for at least 72 hours after last feeling unwell.

  10. Banned teacher loses appeal

    A teacher twice struck off for incompetence has lost her latest appeal to win back her place in the classroom.

    Janet Garner, 62, claimed the General Teaching Council for Scotland acted illegally when it banned her from teaching, accusing it of bias.

    The body acted after hearing how the former Alva Academy and Alloa Academy teacher once saw her entire top-set maths class fail their exams.

    Judges at the Court of Session backed the decision of the GTCS.A teacher twice struck off for incompetence has lost her latest appeal to win back her place in the classroom.

  11. FAI: 'Medical episode' may have caused crash

    A fatal road accident in the Borders was probably caused by a "medical episode" experienced by a 75-year-old lorry driver, a fatal accident inquiry has heard.

    Selkirk Sheriff Court
    Image caption: The inquiry is being held at Selkirk Sheriff Court

    Witnesses saw the HGV driven by Ian Boyes plough into the back of a tractor pulling a trailer on the A7 near Galashiels.

    Huw Jenkins, 54, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown through the rear window of the tractor.

    The railway worker died on 1 May 2014.

  12. Shouting the odds

    Brian Taylor

    Political editor, Scotland

    Drove in this morning, listening to "Anarchy in the UK". Splendid stuff - although not my absolute favourite from the Pistols. That rests with "Pretty Vacant". What was that? Take that person's name.

    Anyway, back to Anarchy. Are we headed in the current election for a comparable destination, as some of the less temperate speculation would suggest? Or will the famously flexible UK constitution - unwritten and thus unfixed - find a way to cope with whatever the voters decide?

    In today's blog.

  13. On tonight's Reporting Scotland

    David Miller

    BBC Scotland transport correspondent

    I'll be looking at the long battle to save the home of one of Scotland's greatest engineers.

    Picture from twitter

    Tune into Reporting Scotland at 18:30 to watch the report.

  14. Plane wreckage removed by helicopter

    The wreckage of a light aircraft has been removed from the Perthshire hillside where it crashed at the weekend.

    Wreckage of plane removed from scene

    Two men - Andrew Thompson, 37, and 53-year-old John MacKinnon - died when the plane came down near the village of Abernyte on Sunday.

    It had left Inverness airport and had been due at Dundee airport but lost contact about four miles away.

    Police Scotland confirmed that the wreckage had been lifted by helicopter.

  15. Norovirus outbreak in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

    Two wards at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary have been closed following a norovirus outbreak.

    Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

    A total of 19 patients and three members of staff have been affected by the sickness and diarrhoea bug since 1 May.

    The NHS board has shut wards 12 and 18 at the Dumfries hospital to new admissions, transfers and routine visiting.

    An earlier outbreak led to the closure of four wards in March and April.

  16. Glue spillage after lorry overturns

    A section of the A76 in Ayrshire has been closed after a lorry overturned, spilling glue over the carriageway.

    Traffic Scotland said the Skerrington roundabout in Cumnock was closed after the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

    It is not yet known if anyone has been injured.

    A local diversion has been put in place through Cumnock.

  17. Election results online

    The BBC's news website will be the one-stop place to go on results night.

    Online coverage of election

    Get estimated times for when each constituency result is likely to be announced, as well of details of our overnight TV and radio programmes here.

  18. Election inspires monumental display

    An election-themed display is to be projected on to the National Monument on Edinburgh's Calton Hill tonight in a bid to encourage people to vote.

    General election art projected onto National Monument

    The National Monument, seen as Scotland's answer to the Greek Parthenon, was chosen for its link to the birthplace of democracy.

    The designed was created by a group of Edinburgh street artists and mclcreate manager Ross Blair.

    He said: "Democracy is increasingly going digital. We've seen throughout this election how ordinary people are using social media and the internet to make their views heard."

  19. Dessert firm jobs saved


    Douglas Fraser

    Business/economy editor, Scotland

    • One hundred and fifty jobs have been saved at Johnstone's Just Desserts in East Kilbride, as Finsbury Food Group offers to buy it out of administration.
    • The offer for Johnstone's "signals the escalation of Finsbury's entry into the foodservice cake channel and the national coffee shop segment".
  20. Glasgow passenger flight diverted

    A passenger flight from Glasgow to Turkey has been diverted after concerns about a passenger's behaviour.

    Image caption: The man was taken off the plane at Gatwick Airport.

    The Thomas Cook flight was diverted to Gatwick Airport in London.

    Police said they had arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft. He was taken into custody.

    A spokesman from Sussex Police said the incident took place at about 11:45 on Wednesday.

  21. Islanders volunteer for ferry advert

    Islanders volunteered to promote their isles in a new TV advert for Caledonian MacBrayne's ferry network.

    Chip shop workers in new ferry advert

    The 30-second commercial featuring residents of Mull, Iona and Tiree will be shown for the first time on 11 May.

    The advert's soundtrack is a cover of Supergrass hit Alright by Celtic band Macanta, with some lines of the song sung by the islanders.

    CalMac's head of marketing Peter Griffiths said there was "no need to cajole anyone" to take part.

  22. Temperatures dipping

    BBC Scotland Weather


    There'll be some late sunshine to end the day across central and southern Scotland, and a largely dry night.

    Winds will remain strong to gale force over the Northern Isles, strong for the Western Isles and northern coasts of the mainland.

    Rain will continue over the far north and northwest, with snow for the hills and some sleet for the highest roads.

    It'll be chilly, with temperatures dipping to around 3 Celsius.

  23. Man secretly filmed woman

    A man has admitted secretly filming a female friend and uploading naked pictures of her to the internet.

    Stanley Gibbs

    Stanley Gibbs, who's 35 and from Erskine, covertly set up recording devices in the woman's Glasgow home and published them online under the username "Psycho Stan".

    He was caught after a friend of the woman saw them and told her. Police later recovered 60,000 moving images on devices owned by Gibbs.

    At Glasgow Sheriff Court, sentence was deferred and Gibbs' bail continued.

  24. Army sergeant guilty of sex attacks

    An Army sergeant has been found guilty of 13 sex attacks on seven female recruits.

    Jurors at Southwark Crown Court convicted 46-year-old Edwin Mee from Glasgow of 10 sexual assaults, two rapes and one count of assault.

    Edwin Mee

    He was cleared of three charges. Jurors are still considering four counts of sexual assault and one of rape.

    Mee worked at Mitcham Barracks Army Careers and Information Office in Croydon as a recruitment sergeant,

    The court heard he abused his power to "bully and groom" young female cadets aged from 16 to their early 20s.

    The attacks took place in 2010 and 2011.

  25. Who are the non voters?

    Election 2015

    Emma Ailes

    BBC News

    In the 2010 general election, 35% of registered voters did not cast a ballot.


    Who are the "unheard third" who did not vote - and what could their role be in the coming election?

    Read the full article here.

  26. Wolff feels 'far away' from race seat

    BBC Sport


    Susie Wolff admits she feels "very far away" from becoming the first woman to race in Formula 1 for 40 years.

    Susie Wolff

    The Scot will drive for Williams at the Spanish Grand Prix first practice on Friday but realises she may never race.

    "I have shown I am capable, I'm in a very competitive team, I drive a car which is capable of podium positions," Wolff said.

    But she admitted that Williams's decision to sign Adrian Sutil as their reserve driver this season was a blow.

  27. Hines joins Scotland coaching staff

    BBC Sport


    Nathan Hines has joined the Scotland coaching staff, following his decision to retire midway through a two-year deal with Sale Sharks.

    Nathan Hines in action for Sale Sharks

    The 38-year-old former Scotland and British and Irish Lions lock will work as a 'resource coach'.

    He will add expertise in the area of line-out play, while supporting the development of younger forwards.

    Meanwhile, scrum coach Massimo Cuttitta has left for personal reasons after almost six years with Scotland.

  28. Plane wreckage removed by helicopter

    The wreckage of a plane which crashed on a hillside in Perthshire, killing two men, has been airlifted from the scene.

    Investigations are continuing at the crash scene

    A helicopter was brought in to recover the remains of the light aircraft, which came down near the village of Abernyte on Sunday.

    Investigations at the remote crash scene had been hampered by poor weather, but police confirmed that the wreckage has now been recovered.

    Andrew Thompson, 37, and John Mackinnon, 53, died when the plane crashed while en route from Inverness to Dundee.

  29. Top anti-terror policeman set for assault trial

    The operations chief of Police Scotland's counter-terrorism unit is to stand trial accused of assaulting three people, including a fellow policeman.

    Bonnybridge Social Club

    Det Ch Insp Hugh Bleakley faces five charges, including three of assault, one of resisting police and one of threatening and abusive behaviour.

    The offences are alleged to have taken place at Bonnybridge Social Club on the night of 21 February.

    The 51-year-old, from East Kilbride, denies all the charges against him.

  30. FMQs


    BBC Radio Scotland

    Don't forget that due to #GE2015 - for one week only - FMQ's is this afternoon. Coverage from Holyrood on BBC2 Scotland from 3pm.

  31. Man arrested after search operation

    A man has been arrested following a major search operation in the Langholm area.

    Police confirmed that the 42-year-old from Kelso was detained shortly before 08:00.

    Dog handlers and a helicopter were deployed overnight to conduct a search around the River Esk.

    It followed earlier reports of an incident at a house in the Meikleholm Side area of Langholm.

  32. Man in Inverness hospital after incident

    A man has been taken to hospital with multiple injuries following an incident in Easter Ross, police have said.

    Police were called to reports of a disturbance in a flat in Invergordon High Street on Tuesday evening.

    The man, who is in his 40s, is in a serious but stable condition in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

  33. Head teacher struck off over cocaine

    A head teacher who lost his job after he was caught with cocaine has been struck off.

    Dumfries High School

    Mark Turner, the head of Dumfries High School, was found in possession of the Class A drug in a pub in Carlisle last June.

    He was cautioned for the offence and never returned to his post.

    At a meeting of the General Teaching Council for Scotland's (GTCS) fitness to teach panel, he was removed from their professional register.

  34. Offshore action talks held

    Talks aimed at preventing potential industrial action by offshore workers are taking place in Aberdeen.

    North sea oil

    Two unions - Unite and the GMB - claim there has not been enough consultation on moves by members of the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) to change rota patterns in a bid to cut costs.

    The OCA said its members needed to make changes in the face of lower oil prices.

  35. Draft report into Clutha helicopter crash

    A draft report from crash investigators into the Clutha helicopter tragedy in Glasgow has been issued.

    Clutha helicopter crash

    The confidential document, prepared by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), has been circulated to lawyers acting for the victims' families and other "interested parties".

    The final public document is expected to be published in the next few months.

    The Police Scotland helicopter crashed onto the busy Clutha bar on 29 November 2013, killing 10 people.

  36. Tennis on Harris for Murray?

    Tennis star Andy Murray and an islands council have exchanged tweets about what is dubbed as Scotland's most remote tennis court.

    Murray tweets and reponse

    Responding to a tweet from a fan about Bunabhainneadar tennis court on Harris, Murray asked if the place was real.

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar messaged the former Wimbledon champion to say that it was an actual place and that he should ask his mother Judy.

    She played tennis on the privately owned court last year.

  37. Banana-based outfit to hit catwalk

    An outfit made of a fabric produced from bananas and waste plastic is to feature at Heriot-Watt University's graduate fashion show.

    Banana outfit

    It is part of a collection of "sustainable garments" which will be showcased at the event.

    Students at the School of Textiles and Design in Galashiels have produced a wide range of items.

    The fashion show is at Abbotsford House, the Borders home of Sir Walter Scott, on 5 June.

  38. A701 closed at Locharbriggs

    BBC Scotland Travel


    A701 Dumfries to Moffat road closed BOTH WAYS at Locharbriggs to recover a HGV which came off the road.

    Police are directing traffic. Motorists should expect delays.

  39. Murphy on suspended SNP members


    Tim Reid

    Political correspondent, BBC News

    Challenged over Ian Smart, Jim Murphy says there's a "world of a difference" between Mr Smart's tweets and those of suspended SNP members yesterday.

    Background - SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon challenged Scottish Labour's deputy leader Kezia Dugdale to take action against Mr Smart, a Labour activist, who previously described the SNP as "fascist scum" online.

    The SNP suspended two members of their party following scuffles at rally held by the Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and comedian Eddie Izzard in Glasgow earlier this week.

  40. Coming up

    Don't miss a Beatt...

    BBC Radio Scotland

    On today's programme:

    John Beattie screengrab

    Ever fancied living on a boat? Katie Hughes director of estates with Scottish Canals, will be here on to tell you how you could turn your dream into a reality.

    As Sainsbury's announces annual losses £72m, financial journalist Mickey Clark will be explaining what's going on with the UK's supermarkets.

    And how can we keep our brains young?

    Listen on Radio Scotland and online now to find out.

  41. Priest will not face sex charges

    A Roman Catholic priest will not face criminal charges over allegations of historical sexual abuse, after police found no evidence to support the claim.

    St Bride's RC Church

    Father Paul Morton was suspended from St Bride's parish in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, in October, while police investigated a complaint against him.

    The Diocese of Motherwell said police had found no evidence to corroborate the claims and no charges would be brought.

    Father Morton will not return to ministry until he is formally approved by a canonical counsel.

  42. Ex-footballer on assault charge

    Former Scotland and Blackburn Rovers captain Colin Hendry has been charged with harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

    Colin Hendry

    The ex-footballer from Lytham St Annes attended Blackpool police station on Tuesday.

    He is charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend on 24 April and sending a number of harassing emails.

    He has been bailed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court on 26 May, say Lancashire Police.

  43. Road closed


    BBC Scotland Travel


    Edinburgh, A6095 Newcraighall Road remains closed for emergency repairs to the railway bridge. Diversion signed though Musselburgh & A1.

  44. 'Leg bank' for Colombian amputees

    A team of scientists at Strathclyde University has developed a service offering high quality artificial limbs to people on low incomes in Colombia.

    Amputee (generic image)

    The so-called "Leg Bank" will help people in the South American country who have been injured by landmines.

    The team has developed sockets, known as Majicast, which fit prostheses securely to patients' residual limbs.

    More than 10,000 people in Colombia have been killed or injured by the devices in the past 25 years.

  45. Beat the blues


    Tim Reid

    Political correspondent, BBC News

    Last Jim Murphy Labour media event of this #ge2015 campaign. Tells the kids he wants the "reds to beat the blues".

    Jim Murphy meets children at nursery
  46. Coming 12:00


    Pauline McLean

    BBC Scotland

    Today @BBCJohnBeattie we're talking music. Scientists say 1964, 1983 and 1991 are revolutionary years. 1986 was most repetitive!!!

  47. Sports Direct statement on police search

    Sports Direct has released a statement after it emerged police investigating takeovers at Rangers Football Club had searched their headquarters in Derbyshire.

    Mike Ashley, who owns the company, has a 9% stake in the Ibrox side and has control of the club's retail operations.


    The statement said: "The premises of Sports Direct at Shirebrook were visited by Police Scotland conducting an investigation relating to Glasgow Rangers FC and various persons previously employed by and or associated with Rangers.

    "The police investigation is not directed at Sports Direct or at any of its directors or employees. The police were seeking documentation which might assist the investigation.

    "Sports Direct has co-operated fully and will continue to cooperate in the provision of information that the police request."

  48. Your views...Pink

    Call Louise White

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Louise White is taking your calls on the colour pink and the connotations associated with it.

    Gordon, Ayr: Listening to your show about pink for girls and blue for boys. My eldest daughter Phoebe was born in Antwerp in Belgium and over there it is the other way round, pink for boys and blue for girls. Found it a bit strange.

    Dom, Dunfermline: When my daughter was born she was wrapped in a blue blanket as it was to hand. Most people thought she was a boy, but it didn't really matter.

    Anon: I think the bigger issue isn't the idea of the royal baby wearing pink. The problem is that young girls see the very idea of a princess as better than everyone else. Problem isn't pink.

    Listen to the programme here.

  49. Conservatives 'will keep Scotland in UK'

    Morag Kinniburgh

    BBC News Scotland

    The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has urged voters to "keep Scotland's economy strong and keep Scotland in the UK".

    Ruth Davidson in Edinburgh

    Addressing supporters in Edinburgh this morning, she said "only a strong Conservative government will put families first and do no deals to damage our United Kingdom".

  50. Woman, 90, confronts thief in home

    An elderly woman confronted an intruder after he broke into her home and stole hundreds of pounds worth of jewellery.


    The 90-year-old was sleeping when the thief targeted her home in Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway, at about 00:45.

    She was woken by her dogs barking and when she got out of bed, the intruder fled the house with jewellery worth more than £1,500.

    Police Scotland have branded the crime as "despicable" and appealed for help in tracing the intruder.

  51. Hunt for absconded murderer

    An image of a convicted murderer who failed to return to jail after unescorted leave in Glasgow has been issued by the Scottish Prison Service.

    James Lieser

    James Lieser, 38, did not return to HMP Greenock on Friday, 24 April. He was last seen by his family in Parkhead, Glasgow, at about 15:30 that day.

    Lieser was convicted in 2004 of murdering Steven Collins and had served 11 years of a 12-year sentence.

    Police want anyone with information on Lieser's whereabouts to contact them.

  52. What makes a 'social media election'?

    Election 2015

    BBC Trending

    What's popular and why

    Commentators are already arguing about whether it was a "social media election" - but what does that term really mean?

    Election debate

    Depending on who you pay attention to, this was either the UK's first "social media election" - or it wasn't.

    Of course, maybe 2010 was the first social media election - or maybe it wasn't, and maybe the next one won't be either.

    The truth is, for all the millions of tweets and Facebook posts, traditional media still dominates in the UK.

    Read the full article here.

  53. Warren dreams of Open victory

    Marc Warren has told BBC Scotland he "dreams" of winning the Scottish Open after coming close in previous seasons.

    Marc Warren

    The world number 53 says Gullane is a "great venue" and dismisses the idea that experience won't count for much over the composite course which will host the event in July.

    "It's only two holes that's going to be different so it's not a massive change. Experience will be key," he added.

  54. Mind-changing politics?

    Call Louise White

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Louise White is taking your calls on whether or not, in the final hours of the general election campaign, the politicians can say anything to change your mind about how you will vote.

    Ewan, Dundee: Went to our local hustings on Monday evening. Went confused, came out hopeful, having made up my mind. The main thing that shone through was the realism and humanity of the candidate who sold me. I was considering SNP because of the idea of a Scottish voice in Westminster, but I wouldn't feel comfortable meeting the candidate at a surgery. Whoever we vote for they will be our voice if we continue to speak to them after the election.

    Linda, Glasgow: Always been a Tory 40 yrs. This is first time I will vote SNP - the anti Scottishness from David Cameron has shocked me.

    Wilma, Dundee: Louise how sad that people will abandon their own beliefs because of their dislike of another party. It is time for a change of voting system then we will get a parliament which reflects all peoples views.

    Listen live here.

  55. Safety failings at fatal grain depot

    A transport company has admitted safety failures which led to the death of an employee at an Inverness grain depot.

    Andrew Harrald, 33, from Ardross, was buried under tons of animal feed being tipped from his lorry at the Longman Industrial Estate in February 2011.

    Inverness Sheriff Court heard on Tuesday that it was the second time an employee of Turriff-based Transpan Scotland Ltd had died in this way.

    The firm has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety rules.

    Sentence was deferred until next month.

  56. Hospital hit by vomiting bug

    Dumfries Infirmary has been hit by a fresh outbreak of Norovirus.

    Dumfries Infirmary

    The bug has affected Ward 18 at the hospital, where eleven patients have reportedly been struck down with sickness and diarrhoea.

    It follows the closure of four wards at the hospital in a separate outbreak in April.

  57. Talks over oil staff industrial action

    Talks will take place in Aberdeen today in a bid to prevent potential industrial action by oil workers.

    Oil worker generic

    Two unions, Unite and the GMB, have threatened to hold a strike ballot - claiming there hasn't been enough consultation on moves by members of the Offshore Contractors' Association to change rota patterns in a bid to cut costs.

    The OCA said its members needed to reduce costs in the face of lower oil prices.

  58. Helicopter joins missing man search

    A major search operation is continuing in a bid to trace a man missing in the Langholm area.

    River Esk

    Police dog handlers and a helicopter were deployed overnight to try to trace him.

    They scoured the area around Meikleholm Side and the River Esk without finding the missing man.

    A spokesman for Police Scotland said there were no public safety issues connected with the incident.

  59. Coming up at 09:00

    Louise White phone-in

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Louise sits in for Kaye Adams for this morning's programme.

    Screen shot of Radio Scotland website
    • She'll be asking whether, with one day to go until the polls, could anything change your mind now or have you made your decision?
    • Plus, life after stroke. As one in six of us runs the risk of having one, how can we avoid it and learn to live with it if we do?
    • Also, is fruit all its cracked up to be...and has pink had its day?

    Get in touch on 0500 92 95 00 or text 80295.

  60. Inverness wary of challenge

    BBC Sport


    Manager John Hughes is not writing off the challenge for third place posed by Dundee United and St Johnstone despite his Inverness team moving seven points clear in the Scottish Premiership.

    Inverness vs Dundee United

    Goals by Edward Ofere and Danny Williams helped Inverness to a 2-1 win against United on Tuesday evening.

    Hughes warned: "St Johnstone and United have been at us and it's not done yet.

    "It will go right to the wire. We'll enjoy it, we'll get back to work on Thursday and see where it takes us."

  61. LGBT charter to tackle sport homophobia

    A charter aimed at tackling homophobia in sport will be unveiled at Hampden in Glasgow today by the Equality Network.

    An activist's silhouette is seen through a rainbow flag

    It will set out principles for better inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scottish sport.

    A number of sporting bodies, including the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Athletics, are among those who have already signed up to the charter.

    A study carried out by the Equality Network said they would be more likely to take part if sport was more LGBT- friendly.

  62. Warriors have improved - Fusaro

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland

    Glasgow Warriors flanker Chris Fusaro believes the current team are better than the one that got to last year's Pro12 final.

    Glasgow Warriors flanker Chris Fusaro

    With two league matches left, the Scotstoun side are two points clear at the top of the table.

    Fusaro says they started the season intending to be the first Scottish team to win silverware, and is confident they are on course to achieve that.

    "We've been building up momentum in the last couple of games," he said.

  63. Rangers police search Sports Direct HQ

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport

    Police investigating recent takeovers at Rangers have searched the headquarters of Mike Ashley's Sports Direct empire in Derbyshire.

    Mike Ashley

    The Newcastle owner has a 9% stake in the Ibrox club and has control of the club's retail operations.

    The ongoing investigation has already led to the arrest of the former Rangers owner Craig Whyte.

    In a statement, Police Scotland said: "We can confirm that officers from Police Scotland carried out a search of a property in Derbyshire.

    "As this is part of a live inquiry, it would be inappropriate to comment further."

  64. Kohlschreiber rematch for Murray

    BBC Sport


    Britain's Andy Murray will face Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Madrid Open on Wednesday - just two days after beating him in the Munich Open final.

    Andy Murray

    Murray won his 32nd ATP title - and first on clay - with a gripping three-set victory over the German on Monday.

    The British number one is building up to the French Open later this month.

    "I hope I can have a good run at one of the next two events, either here or Rome, and get myself ready for the French," said Murray, 27.

  65. Today's front pages

    The General Election and Rangers make the front pages of today's newspapers.

    Wednesday May 6 newspapers

    The Daily Record leads with the story of a raid on the headquarters of Mike Ashley's Sports Direct by police investigating the takeover of the club by Craig Whyte and Charles Green.

    The final day of campaigning in the general election dominate most of Scotland's front pages.

    The Scottish Sun claims Scottish Labour are in crisis, while the Daily Express asks its readers to keep the SNP out of power.

    Check out the full paper review.

  66. Your views...

    Musical revolution

    Researchers have found three pop music revolutions have taken place since 1960, starting with the Beatles in 1964.


    Then, in 1983 new technology saw bands like the Eurythmics transform the top 40. And finally in 1991 Hip Hop and rap went mainstream, revolutionising the US charts.

    What tracks stand out for you?

    The scientists say that despite claims to the contrary, chart music has not stood still. Do you agree?

    Send us your views, via Twitter @BBCScotlandNews, Facebook, text 80295 or email.

  67. Family 'distressed' after death

    Relatives of a man who died after being detained by police in Fife are said to be "extremely distressed" by his death.

    Sheku Bayoh

    Sheku Bayoh, 31, died in custody following an incident in Kirkcaldy on Sunday. A female police officer was also injured.

    The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, who is leading an inquiry, has appealed for witnesses.

    Aamer Anwar, solicitor for Mr Bayoh's family, said they had "the right to know the truth".

  68. Recruitment fair for ex-mill workers

    Staff made redundant when a Fife paper-making firm went into administration will be able to meet employers interested in recruiting later.

    Tullis Russell paper mill, Markinch

    A total of 325 employees lost their jobs when Tullis Russell Papermakers at Markinch called in administrators last week, with another 149 jobs at risk.

    The Scottish government and Fife Council have set up a taskforce backed by £6m.

    The taskforce met on Thursday for the first time.

  69. Helicopter to remove plane wreckage

    The wreckage of a light aircraft is to be removed from the Perthshire hillside where it crashed at the weekend.

    John MacKinnon (left) and Andrew Thompson

    Two men - Andrew Thompson, 37, and 53-year-old John MacKinnon - died when the plane came down near the village of Abernyte on Sunday.

    It had left Inverness airport and had been due at Dundee airport but lost contact about four miles away.

    Police Scotland said, weather permitting, a Chinook helicopter would assist in lifting the wreckage.

  70. Inverness CT 2-1 Dundee United

    BBC Sport


    Inverness Caledonian Thistle strengthened their grip on third place as they came from behind to beat Dundee United.

    Danny Williams (right) celebrates giving ICT the lead with captain Graeme Shinnie.

    The visitors took the lead when keeper Ryan Esson's kick went straight to Robbie Muirhead, who lobbed home.

    However, Edward Ofere tapped in Marley Watkins' cut-back before Danny Williams thumped in a brilliant volley.

    Inverness now lead both United and St Johnstone by seven points with three games remaining.

  71. On the cool side...

    BBC Scotland Weather


    It's a cloudy, showery start for most, with the best of the dry weather first thing over Aberdeenshire.

    Persistent rain will affect Orkney and the northwest Highlands, driven in on strong to gale force winds.

    Further south, showers will track eastwards, but they'll become fewer and lighter.

    The wind will become strong over the Western Isles and west coast. Shetland will see southerly gales.

    It'll be on the cool side for early May, at 10 to 12 Celsius.

  72. Final day!


    Gary Robertson

    BBC Radio Scotland

    BBC News - #GE2015 Final day of campaigning for Scottish votes. Brian Taylor looks back at the campaign #bbcgms

  73. Private landlords warn over reforms

    Proposed changes to the law on private rented homes could drive landlords out of the sector, they have warned.

    Terraced housing

    A survey by Citylets found nearly a third of them could leave the private rental sector (PRS) or cut back on their portfolio of properties if the grounds for repossession are changed.

    Another alliance of professionals in the sector is warning against rent controls in city "hot spots".

    They were responding to reform proposals from the Scottish government.

  74. Coming up...

    Good Morning Scotland

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Hayley Miller and Gary Robertson will bring you all the latest news, sport, traffic and weather updates.

    Good Morning Scotland screen shot

    Also coming up on the programme before 09:00;

    • Scots doctors warn of the dangers of non surgical cosmetic surgery, like botox
    • Researchers at the University of London have been looking at the US charts and say there have been three pop music revolutions

    Listen to the programme live here

  75. Alcohol price case at European court

    The European Court of Justice is to hear evidence from the Scottish government on its case for introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol.

    wine shop

    The hearing in Luxembourg will enable the court to produce its preliminary ruling on the policy.

    Legislation to bring in a minimum unit price of 50p was passed by the Scottish Parliament in May 2012.

    But a legal challenge was brought by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), which argued it breached European law.

  76. Final day of campaigning in Scotland

    Politicians will be campaigning across the country in the final push for Scottish votes before polling begins.

    Jim Murphy, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Nick Clegg

    Labour will say a vote for the SNP would only help the Conservatives, but the SNP will argue they can give Scotland a strong voice at Westminster.

    Nick Clegg will take his election battle bus to John O'Groats, saying the Lib Dems will offer the centre ground on the economy.

    While the Scottish Conservatives will guarantee to preserve the union.

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