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Summary

  1. MPs debate Scotland Bill in House of Commons
  2. SNP send letter to Scottish Secretary calling for more powers to be included
  3. UK government to reject full fiscal autonomy call

Live Reporting

By Caroline Henderson and Louise Sayers

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Louise Sayers

    BBC News

    It's time for us to leave the debate on the Scotland Bill, but you can continue watching coverage on Westminster Live.

    Scotland Live will be back tomorrow at 07:00 tomorrow.

  2. 'Dispersing power'

    Mr Murray says that it is more important to consider how powers are used rather than how powers lie.

    He says he hopes that the Scottish Parliament does indeed become the greatest devolved parliament in the world.

    The Labour MP says that the No vote in the referendum was not a vote for no change.

    He says the union clearly needs to evolve, dispersing power, and says that Labour recognises that regions need to be given more of a voice.

  3. 'Power lies in Holyrood'

    The only remaining Scottish Labour MP Ian Murray has now taken to his feet.

    Ian Murray

    He says everyone know that the centre of political gravity in Scotland lies in Holyrood.

  4. Trading amendments

    Mr Sheppard says that the debate is a matter about political principle.

    He says he wonders if the proposed clause of the Conservative backbench MP Edward Leigh is to "make mischief".

    Sir Edward Leigh responds that he was not and his proposed amendment was genuine.

    Mr Sheppard says he will get the SNP to back Mr Leigh's amendment if Mr Leigh can persuade his party to back the SNP's amendment.

  5. 'The Vow swung the referendum result'

    The SNP's Tommy Sheppard says his party respects the outcome of the referendum but claims that the vote was swung in favour of No by "The Vow" and the promise of further powers.

    Tommy Shepherd

    He mentions the debate about whether the Smith Commission was enough, considering the reassurances that the people of Scotland were given.

    Mr Sheppard says this was put before the electorate in May and they answered that it was not.

    He says, that to him, it appears as if this Scotland Bill was drafted before the general election.

  6. 'Too wee and too poor'

    SNP MP Pete Wishart says that same arguments that Scotland is "too wee and too poor" seem to be being repeated again.

    He says Scotland has been through a process of "finding itself" during the past two years.

    The SNP's Angus MacNeil intervenes that islands such as the Faroe Islands and Isle of Man have full fiscal autonomy when Scotland does not.

  7. 'Scotland Bill night'

    Mr Wishart complains that other important matters, such as 'English Votes for English Law', get brought into a debate on Scotland Bill.

    He says this is "Scotland Bill night".

    The SNP MP says it feels like 'we've been having the same debate on full fiscal autonomy for about 10 years'.

    He continues to describe the House of Lords as the "most absurd legislature in the world".

  8. 'Scotland can't be held back'

    The SNP's Pete Wishart says that the Scottish Parliament is now the key focus on the debate about new powers for Scotland.

    He says that it is important for an amendment to pass saying that the only way that the Scottish Parliament can be done away with is by the express will of the Scottish people.

    Mr Wishart says the cause of English devolution moves at glacial pace and further power for Scotland cannot be allowed to be held back by this.

  9. 'A new Scotland'

    SNP MP Pete Wishart says that we are in 'a new Scotland'.

    Pete Wishart

    He says the Conservative and Labour government's must respond to that, as the SNP isn't going anywhere.

    Mr Wishart says the critical principle is that the Scottish people get what they voted for - "the Smith Commission delivered in full, the vow-plus, the home rule that was promised".

  10. 'Bring the UK back together again'

    Mr Chope says that new clause would help to bring the UK back together again.

    He says we should give the Scottish people what they want.

  11. Conservative amendment finds favour

    Conservative MP Christopher Chope says that the amendment brought forward by Tory Edward Leigh has overtaken the SNP's proposed amendment.

    He says that a new clause 3 finds favour with majority of house and by giving full fiscal autonomy would also give full fiscal responsibility.

    Conservative MP Christopher Chope

    He continues to say that that is a very worthwhile matter.

    Mr Chope says that shared responsibility is a recipe for conflict and allows one part of the UK to be played off against another, and that is what has happened.

    Earlier in the debate Stewart Hosie indicated that he would be prepared to support the amendment proposed by Mr Leigh.

  12. 'SNP love-in' with Tory MPs

    Mr Jones earlier referred to the SNP as being in a "love-in with the honourable member for Gainsborough (Edward Leigh) and the honourable member for Wokingham (John Redwood)".

    Both these Conservative MPs have voiced their support for further fiscal devolution to Scotland...as well as to the other nations in the Union.

  13. Costs of further powers

    Ian Paisley, MP for North Antrim, says the House should know how much devolving powers would cost to Scots and people in the rest of the UK.

    Mr Jones adds that the problem SNP MPs have is that they don't know what the costs of further devolution will be.

  14. Devolution to English regions

    Labour MP Kevan Jones says that in a centralised system such as the UK there is an argument for devolvement of powers.

    He goes on to talk about proposed devolution to the English regions, including the North-East.

    He says there is a cynical side to the devolution debate by the UK government - "devolving powers but without devolving the money to do it".

  15. 'No safety net'

    Mr Jones says the SNP can't argue that they want "Smith-plus" and not set out what the transitional framework would be.

    He talks of the decline of the working population in Scotland and says the tax base in Scotland if they got full fiscal autonomy would be contracting.

    He says working people in Scotland need to realise that this is not "Barnett-plus" and that full fiscal autonomy does not have a safety net.

    He adds that the Scottish government has withdrawn from an 18-month target and now want a "fudge" for the next few years.

  16. Post update

    Mr Jones says the SNP will draw down the powers when they want them but want to retain elements of the Barnett formula at the same time.

    He says Stewart Hosie wants the UK to "fill the gap" with amendment 89.

    He adds that the Scottish government thinks it is going to have more powers over taxation and the ability to raise taxes and revenue and then also have a top-up.

  17. 'Take their cake and eat it'

    Kevin Jones Labour MP for North Durham says that Scottish people said through the referendum that they wanted to be part of UK, and so does not accept that this is what the Scottish people voted for.

    Kevan Jones

    He says Scottish Nationalists want to "take their cake and eat it".

    He says the Scottish government cannot legislate for full fiscal autonomy in a way that is not fair to the rest of the UK.

  18. 'Opportunity not a threat'

    Mr Hosie says full fiscal autonomy provides an opportunity and not a threat.

    He says there needs to be an agreed fiscal framework under which full fiscal autonomy would operate, and an amendment which allows the Scottish government to remove reserved elements.

    He says Scottish people have voted for maximum powers and that this position represents this view.

  19. Arguments against 'ridiculous'

    Mr Hosie says it isn't possible to have a "hard and fast" timetable for introducing plans for full fiscal autonomy, but encourages the House to back the plans.

    He criticises the Tories, saying that they "should not pontificate, sit on their hands and say "No".

    He says arguments that full fiscal autonomy would lead to more cuts to the Scottish budget are "ridiculous" and quotes figures for recent years in which he says the Scottish budget was cut when oil revenue was high.

  20. Economy 'not just about oil'

    Mr Hosie says the current economic situation is not a reason to deny full fiscal autonomy.

    He says Scotland needs full fiscal autonomy for a reason and in order to see economic growth.

    He adds that Scotland has a prosperous economy - that is "not just about oil".

    He says opponents seems to forget that Scotland's deficit in recent year has been less than that of the UK, and that output per head compares favourably with that of the UK.

  21. Running with a deficit

    Mr Hosie says that both the UK and Scotland are operating with a deficit.

    He continues: "If deficit alone was a reason to surrender financial independence then the UK should be run from Berlin."

    He says the anti-austerity principle the SNP presented was strongly endorsed by the Scottish people.

  22. Power to raise minimum wage

    Mr Hosie said he supports the rise of the minimum wage to £8.70.

    He says Scotland does not currently have the power to introduce this, and that this was just one example of how Scotland could benefit by having full fiscal autonomy.

    He says there have so far been no real reasons given as to why Scotland should not have full fiscal autonomy.

  23. 'Decisions in-line with needs of Scottish people'

    SNP MP Stewart Hosie says it is clear why Scotland needs full fiscal autonomy.

    He says that decisions need to be taken close to Scottish people, and in line with the needs of Scottish people.

    Stewart Hosie

    He continues that the Scottish government would exercise powers for the whole benefit of Scotland and society, and says there would be a comprehensive tax regime with regard to the devolution of corporation tax.

    He confirms that airport passenger duty is to be devolved to Scotland and welcomes that.

  24. Post update

    Mr Allen ends by saying that he hopes the "inevitable movement towards devolution" will be the "hallmark of this five-year parliament".

  25. Income tax assignment

    Mr Allen continues that devolution is "so good" that it should apply to everywhere in the Union.

    He continues that the idea of income tax assignment is the basis by which devolution in Scotland can move forward.

    He says that this could also apply to local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  26. 'A new Magna Carta'

    Labour MP Graham Allen says that the House needs to figure out how progress in Scotland can be replicated in Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

    He says it is time to talk about a devolution process that is entrenched and that can "stand the test of time".

    Mr Allen discusses amendments whereby the Scottish Parliament is protected by the Parliament Act requiring both chambers to agree on any changes.

    He calls it a "new Magna Carta" and a "written constitution".

    The MP says if there is a clear settlement then there is less likelihood of powers being sucked back into Westminster.

  27. BACKGROUND: The SNP's letter of demands

    The Scottish National Party says the Scotland Bill does not go far enough. It has written to the Scottish Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, calling for a number of new powers to be included. They are....

    • corporation tax, capital gains tax, the minimum wage and National Insurance
    • employment policy and law, including the transfer of employment support programmes, Jobcentre Plus and laws on trades unions and health and safety
    • working age benefits and benefits relating to children
    • and equal opportunities and equality legislation.
  28. Scotland Bill is 'a process'

    Mr Allen tells SNP MPs that they will have to work with the Commons if they want to proceed with their aims.

    He tells the House that no Bills are perfect, but that "it is a process" and that the Scotland Bill might not turn out how anyone imagined.

    Mr Allen says that the Bill is about devolving power, and that in 20 years time the UK will look very different.

  29. 'Property of the House'

    Graham Allen

    Labour MP for Nottingham North, Graham Allen, says that the Scotland Bill is not the property of the people of Scotland or the parties of Scotland.

    He says the bill is the property of the House, and is about the Union.

    Mr Allen adds "this is a time of immense potential" and that MPs need to be statesman-like in today's debate.

  30. 'Government cannot delay'

    Mr Redwood says the government cannot delay setting out a financial settlement for Scotland.

    He says the house needs to know how a limited amount of fiscal autonomy would work: "What taxes would Scotland collect and what would be knocked off the grant block to Scotland?"

    Mr Redwood asks: "Where does fiscal autonomy end? What happens on crucial issues such as debt and borrowing?"

  31. SNP manifesto pledge

    Ian Blackford

    The SNPs Ian Blackford says the manifesto commitment the SNP stood on was powers for the Scottish parliament and this is "what the Scottish people voted for".

  32. No need for constitutional convention

    Conservative MP John Redwood says there is still a lot to be worked out.

    He says he wants to make sure that England gets a "reasonable deal out of this".

    But he doesn't think there needs to be a constitutional convention to dictate who is entitled to what.

    Mr Redwood adds that he wants to know how much financial responsibility Scotland will take if it were to get full fiscal autonomy.

  33. Collecting taxes

    SNP MP Angus MacNeil says that Scotland should collect its own taxes, like Catalonia, and then claims of "who subsidises who" would end.

  34. 'Advocate for England'

    Conservative MP John Redwood says he believes that Scottish public opinion is fairly evenly balanced.

    He says that negotiations over new financial settlement is already under way and that this is an important issue for the people of England.

    He says consequences of more financial independence for Scotland will have serious consequences for England.

    He adds that over a period of discussion he has become "less an advocate for Union, and more an advocate for England".

  35. BACKGROUND: What did Smith say about tax?

    Tax and the Smith Commission

    • The UK and Scottish parliaments will share control of income tax. But Holyrood will have the power to set the rates of income tax and the thresholds at which these are paid.
    • All other aspects, including the personal allowance, the taxation of savings and dividend income, and the ability to introduce and amend tax relief, will remain with the UK parliament.
    • The Scottish government will receive all income tax paid by Scottish taxpayers leading to a corresponding adjustment in the block grant it receives from the UK government.
    • Given that income tax will still apply on a UK-wide basis it will continue to be collected and administered by HMRC.
  36. Amendments 58 and 59

    Mr Robertson rises to move the SNP's amendments 58 and 59 which ensures that the Scottish Parliament and government can only be abolished with the consent of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people after a referendum.

  37. 'Double lock'

    Mr Robertson goes into clause and amendment detail. He says he wants a "double lock" to protect the Scottish Parliament in amendment 58.

  38. Devolution committee report

    Mr Robertson is now quoting from the devolution committee report. He highlights a section stating that the proposals are "weaker" than the Smith Commission.

  39. Robertson: 'Clear mandate for change'

    The SNP's Angus Robertson is now on his feet.

    He says the election showed that the SNP had a clear mandate for change.

    Angus Robertson

    He says it is the duty of the UK government to recognise Scotland's desire for change.

  40. Economic concerns

    The SNP's Ian Blackford says he is concerned about emigration from Scotland and its impact on the economy.

    He argues that this is why Scotland needs full fiscal autonomy.

  41. 'Scottish can fly with fiscal autonomy'

    Sir Edward Leigh continues that having read the Smith Commission, he is forced to ask 'why?' ask to why so many matters remain reserved to Westminster.

    He says he cannot see the objections to full fiscal autonomy for the Scottish government.

    "Scotland can fly with full fiscal autonomy because it has the mechanisms to do so," the Conservative MP says.

    He says he has no doubt that full fiscal autonomy will come to pass.

  42. 'Two classes of MPs'

    Sir Edward Leigh says English Votes for English Law should not be combined with Smith Commission plans on further powers for Scotland, as it will create two classes of MPs.

    He says that this is a historic time.

  43. Freedom to raise full taxes

    Sir Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough says that with full fiscal autonomy the Scottish government would be able to raise all taxes as it likes, "not just fiddling around with bands", and would have full freedom to spend this as it likes.

    Westminster parliament

    He said that the current Barnett Formula block grant system was a gift to those who want to break up the union, and incredibly expensive to England.

  44. Scotland Bill - Lib Dem perspective

    Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, said: "The permanence of the Scottish Parliament is to be found not in any amendment but in fact in the will of the Scottish people."

    Alistair Carmichael

    He added: "It is unthinkable that it would be repealed at any point."

    Mr Carmichael says that the issue and definition of sovereignty is "at the heart of this debate".

    He also said he sees "some merit" in amendment 58, proposed by the SNP, which would require the consent of a majority voting in a referendum if there were ever to be a repeal of the Scotland Act.

  45. Scotland Bill

    Committee-stage scrutiny of legislation that will devolve more powers to Scotland is due to begin in the House of Commons.

    Scottish Parliament building

    The SNP has sent a letter to the UK's Scottish Secretary David Mundell calling for more powers to be included in the Scotland Bill.

    It wants Holyrood to have control of corporation tax, capital gains tax, the minimum wage and National Insurance.

    The UK government has already confirmed it would reject an SNP amendment to introduce full fiscal autonomy.

    For in depth coverage and to watch the developments at Westminster, click here.

  46. Only public can 'save Scotland from SNP'

    Tim Reid

    Political correspondent, BBC News

    The former leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Jim Murphy, has predicted that there will be another independence referendum "whenever the SNP can get away with it".

    Jim Murphy

    In his last speech before leaving frontline politics, Mr Murphy said he feared that David Cameron was "so lame-assly dumb on it that he would stumble into it and give them an excuse to do it".

    Mr Murphy, speaking at the Policy Exchange in London, said: "If you were an insurgent nationalist party with unprecedented power and with an absolute majority of parliamentarians in both parliaments, why wouldn't you try and engineer certain circumstances that get you another referendum?"

    He said it would not be a political party but the Scottish public who would "save Scotland from the SNP."

  47. Speeding Boxer slapped with fine and ban

    "I have now experienced what it's like for a criminal … at the expense of the government."

    That was the message from heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury who was arrested on Friday night and spent the weekend in custody after he failed to turn up at court over speeding offences.

    Tyson Fury

    Fury had previously admitted driving at 90mph in southern Scotland by a letter to Dumfries Justice of the Peace Court but he did not appear in person when ordered to.

    That led to a warrant being issued for his arrest and a weekend in police custody. He received a two-month driving ban and £400 fine for the offence committed near Carrutherstown in November.

    His father and manager, John Fury, told the court he took the blame for his son's failure to appear on two previous occasions.

    "There had been a change of address and, as his manager, I am responsible for dealing with matters like that and hadn't picked up his mail," he said.

  48. Warburton prepared for the challenge

    Mark Warburton, the new Rangers manager, has said he is fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead.

    Mark Warburton

    Speaking at a press conference a Ibrox stadium, he said: "I'd be lying if I said you are prepared for this. You have to learn from your mistakes and get it right as quickly as possible."

    Warburton took his former club, Brentford, to the Championship play-off semi-finals.

    He has appointed former Rangers captain David Weir as his assistant after the pair worked together at Griffin Park.

    For in depth coverage and to watch the press conference live, click here.

  49. Death driver jailed

    A driver who caused a head-on crash in Aberdeenshire in which a 20-year-old woman died has been jailed for six and a half years.

    Stefan Lodge, 41, from Ellon, admitted driving dangerously at excessive speed on the A98 Portsoy to Banff road in November 2013, causing the death of Nicole Clark, from Turriff.

    He had been drinking lager beforehand.

    Lodge was also banned from driving for 10 years at the High Court in Glasgow.

  50. Is Murray back to his best?

  51. Murphy: 'Cameron had a good referendum'

    Jim Murphy has been giving a farewell speech at the Policy Exchange think tank following his decision to stand down as the leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Our Political Correspondent Iain Watson has been tweeting from the event.   

    Jim Murphy
  52. Rangers Press Conference

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    BBC Sport Scotland will be streaming the Rangers press conference with new manager Mark Warburton, live from the Blue Room at Ibrox Stadium.

    BBC Sport website

    The press conference is due to start at 14:30.

    Follow the coverage and watch the press conference here.

  53. Get Involved

    Readers of Scotland Live have been getting in touch throughout the day about a variety of stories.

    On the news that Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson is bidding to become the Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party

    Gordon Matheson

    Meanwhile, one voter's quest to determine which party she should vote for (see 12:48) has one reader reaching for the keyboard:

    Remember, you can send us your thoughts on today's stories. Click on the 'Get Involved' tab at the top of this page to find out how.

  54. Aberdeen Asset Management raises £100m

  55. New powers boost law firm's profits

    One of Scotland's largest law firms says its growth in turnover and profits is linked to its advice for clients on new powers being devolved to Holyrood.

    Morton Fraser's headquarters are in Edinburgh

    Morton Fraser has reported turnover up 8% to £18.3m in the past year, and net profit up 20% to £6.6m.

    That follows its takeover in 2013 of Macdonald's, a long-established legal firm in Glasgow.

    The firm has 270 employees in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, who will get a bonus of 9% of their salaries.

  56. Live - Rangers press conference

  57. Warburton named Rangers boss

  58. Investigation at Ninewells Hospital

  59. Reporting Scotland @ 13:30

    Live on BBC One and online now:

    Watch Reporting Scotland live
    • Argyll Arcade robbery,
    • SNP give formal notice of further powers demands,
    • New Rangers manager.
  60. Man seriously hurt in rock-fall at off-road event

    A man is in a "critical but stable" condition after being flown to hospital with serious injuries after a rock-fall at an off-road motorsports event in Perthshire.

    The casualty, who is in his 30s, was at the Scotia Winch Challenge 4x4 event near Aberfeldy on Saturday when a rock fell, resulting in a "significant leg injury".

    Griffin Forest

    Paramedics were called but were unable to reach the remote site in Griffin Forest so a search and rescue helicopter had to be brought in to recover him.

    He is being treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

    The event sees 4x4s tackle tough terrain, navigating over boulders, tree stumps and steep slopes.

  61. Reporting Scotland

  62. Could you become a millionaire?

    The holder of a winning lottery ticket bought in Stirling has until midnight to claim their £3m prize.

    The winning ticket matched five numbers from the six drawn - 2, 19, 24, 33, 35, 46 - and the bonus ball, 12.

    The £3m lottery prize money has goen unclaimed

    The quadruple rollover jackpot has gone unclaimed since the draw on 17 December, and the six-month deadline is set to expire.

    Five winning tickets in the draw shared a prize pot of more than £15m.

    If the winner does not come forward in time, the prize money and the interest it has generated will go towards lottery funded projects across the UK.

  63. Scotland Rugby team off duty

  64. Inquiry call over SNP activist's death

    Willie McRae

    Scotland's lord advocate is facing demands to launch an investigation into the death of the prominent SNP activist Willie McRae 30 years ago.

    Mr McRae's death was officially recorded as suicide after a gunshot wound was found behind his right ear.

    A petition, signed by 12,000 people, is calling for a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) amid long-running suspicions of a cover-up.

    The Crown Office said an FAI would not be held in to Mr McRae's death.

      A spokesman said:  

    Quote Message: Crown Counsel are satisfied with the extensive investigations into the death of William McRae and have instructed that an FAI will not be held into the circumstances of Mr McRae's death."
  65. Round the web - #cakegate

    One voter's search for a party has launched a cake-based wooing from a some of Scotland's political leaders.

  66. Alex Salmond on Daily Politics

  67. Deliberate fire at Midlothian house

    Police in Midlothian believe a house in Dalkeith was deliberately set alight.

    The "suspicious" fire, at a property on Allan Terrace, started at about 02:50 on Sunday.

    Firefighters extinguished the blaze quickly and Police Scotland is investigating.

  68. The John Beattie programme

  69. Mile high births

    Scotland's National Museum of Flight is appealing for mothers who gave birth aboard air ambulances to share their stories.

    Scottish Air Ambulance

    As part of its £3.6m restoration project at East Fortune, due for completion next year, the museum wants to feature human stories linked to individual aircraft.

  70. SNP plays down #Indyref2 claims

    Tim Reid

    Political correspondent, BBC News

    The SNP has played down suggestions that failure to agree more powers than those contained in the Scotland Bill might lead to a second independence referendum.

    A senior SNP source said the article in the Financial Times - quoting the deputy leader Stewart Hosie - had been "overwritten."

    Financial Times article
    Image caption: In today's edition of the Financial Times...

    A spokesman said: "Mr Hosie's point was that the question of independence in the years ahead at least in part depends on how responsive Westminster is to the platform for change and substantial more powers that the people of Scotland voted for last month.

    "In immediate terms, the Scotland Bill must be changed to deliver the Smith Commission in full, and the SNP will also propose the powers we set out in our manifesto - which carried 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland.

    "As Ms Sturgeon said to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, there is no second Scottish independence referendum on the horizon and we are not planning for one."

  71. Officers seize nearly £40k worth of drugs

    Two men are expected to appear in court later after nearly £40,000 worth of drugs was seized by officers in Shetland at the weekend.

    A 29-year-old man was arrested following the seizure of suspected cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of £35,000.

    A 26-year-old man was also arrested after being stopped by police and found to be in possession of suspected heroin with an estimated street value of £4,300.

  72. Borders railway - Get involved

  73. Theatre award for Scots Outlander star

    The Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh dominated the 2015 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS), with Outlander star Grant O'Rourke taking home a best actor gong for his role in The Venetian Twins.

    Scene from Outlander with Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall (right) and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser (centre) and Grant O"Rourke as Rupert MacKenzie (back left)

    On the small screen, O'Rourke plays Rupert MacKenzie in the US-produced TV show Outlander, which is a historical time-travel series set in 18th century Scotland.

    The Royal Lyceum won six of the ten CATS.

  74. Super Puma survivors seek £5m

    The "physical, emotional and financial losses" of nine survivors of a helicopter crash off Shetland in 2013 have prompted them to lodge a claim for damages, which could amount to about £5m.

    Helicopter wreckage being salvaged

    Four of the 18 people on board the Super Puma died when it crashed on its approach to Sumburgh.

    Operator CHC said it wanted to resolve claims as quickly as possible.

    A hearing is due to call at the Court of Session in Edinburgh before the end of the month.

  75. Woman dies after incident in Lanarkshire

    A man has been arrested after a 36-year-old woman died and another man was assaulted in a disturbance at a flat in Cathkin, South Lanarkshire.

    Police found the woman's body inside the flat in Skye Road after being called just before 13:00 on Friday morning.

    A 26-year-old man, who had been assaulted, was taken to South Glasgow University Hospital for treatment.

    A 35-year-old man was later arrested and is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

  76. Men in Argyll Arcade robbery

    Three men have admitted carrying out a £200,000 daylight jewellery raid at the Argyll Arcade in Glasgow last year.

    Jason Yendall, 29, Aaron Brannan, 24, and Jason Britton, 23, stole high-value watches in front of stunned shoppers on 24 September 2014.

    Robbery Argyll Street
    Argyll Arcade

    They were caught after two friends - Alistair Oliver, 30, and Gordon McLay, 32 - were seen wearing stolen watches.

    All five men were also involved in robbing an Edinburgh branch of RBS in which £20,000 was taken. They are due to be sentenced next month.

  77. Gordon Matheson explains decision

    Gordon Matheson's decision to seek nomination for Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party comes about due to a series of reforms approved by Labour's Scottish executive committee.

    Councillors, for the first time, are now allowed to stand for the position of Deputy Leader.

    Mr Matheson said:

    Quote Message: I offer the distinct combination of experience and change. I have successfully led Scotland’s largest city for over 5 years. But because I'm not an MSP I offer a fresh perspective on the national political scene. It is when times are tough that mettle is shown. I am under no illusions as to the challenges ahead for the Scottish Labour Party but I'm up for the fight because I believe in Labour values.
    Quote Message: I welcome the opportunity of the leadership campaign to discuss with party members and wider society the changes the Labour Party needs to make if we are to regain trust. I hope to serve the people of Glasgow and Scotland in this new role, and support the next Leader of the Scottish Labour Party."
  78. Matheson to stand for Labour deputy leader

    Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, has announced his intention to seek nomination as Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

    Gordon Matheson
  79. Success for law firm Morton Fraser

    Another Scottish law firm has reported strong financial results.

    Morton Fraser saw its net profit increase by 20% to £6.6m in the last year.

    Morton Fraser building in Edinburgh

    Morton Fraser merged with Scotland's oldest law firm Macdonalds back in 2013.

  80. Pro12 champions welcome World Cup trophy

    The Rugby World Cup trophy has arrived at Scotstoun, home of Pro12 champions Glasgow Warriors, on the final day of its Scotland tour.

    Chris Paterson and Ed Crozier with the Rugby World Cup

    The nation's most-capped player, Chris Paterson, was on hand to welcome the Webb Ellis Cup, along with Scottish Rugby's vice president, Ed Crozier.

    The tournament, which is being hosted by England, begins in 95 days and will run between 18 September and 31 October.

    Scotland are in Pool B with South Africa, Samoa, Japan and USA.

    The trophy tour will continue with a trip to Ayr RFC's Millbrae ground.

  81. Scotland on the big screen

  82. State of Bon Accord baths criticised

    Those campaigning to reopen the historic art deco design Bon Accord baths in Aberdeen have been critical after the building was left to fall into disrepair, following its closure in 2008.

    Bon Accord baths

    The campaigners said a survey had revealed substantial roof damage, and have asked Aberdeen City Council to postpone the date for planning submissions to allow for extra survey work to be carried out.

    The council said its limited resources would prioritise operational assets.

    It is estimated millions of pounds will be needed to refurbish the building.

  83. Your views: Religion in school

    Text 80295

    Former Education Secretary Charles Clarke has called for an end to the requirement for collective worship in schools.

    BBC Radio Scotland's Kaye Adams programme is asking: Does religious worship have any place in schools?

    School pupils
    SMS Message: Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church. from Sam, Maryhill
    Sam, Maryhill
    SMS Message: My children are taught good moral standards at home - where it should be taught. The promotion of imaginary deities in school is wrong. Just look around the globe. Wars in the the name of one's God, whoever that may be. Religion should have no role in schools. from John, Skye
    John, Skye
  84. On John Beattie @ 12:00

  85. Warburton 'will lead Rangers out of Championship'

    Mark Warburton will lead Rangers out of the Scottish Championship in his first season.

    Mark Warburton

    That is the verdict of Alan Kernaghan, who coached alongside Warburton at Brentford.

    Warburton, 52, will be introduced as the manager at Ibrox later with former Rangers captain Davie Weir as his assistant.

    Former St Johnstone and the Republic of Ireland defender Kernaghan told the BBC: "He's a very positive person in all aspects of his job.

    "I think he's a very good appointment for Rangers. He'll come to Scottish football with new eyes and that will be good for Rangers."

  86. Borders ticket problems

    Image of train ticket

    People were expecting to buy tickets yesterday for the very first train to travel on the the Borders Railway on 6 September.

    But a glitch on the ScotRail website meant people couldn't buy them. 

    None of the new stations on the route were recognised by the site, and while trains could be booked from Galashiels to Edinburgh, they were listed at almost triple the previously announced price. 

    Scottish Borders Council Leader David Parker said:

    Quote Message: I can totally understand the Borders public's frustration. This morning we contacted ScotRail asking them to get it changed as quickly as possible and to make sure the correct information is out there. Hopefully that will be done in the very imminent future."
  87. Dundee to go all out in cups

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    "It doesn't matter who we are playing against, in every round we will put our strongest team out and try to do well."

    That's the message from Dundee boss Paul Hartley, who wants to enjoy lengthy runs in the Scottish Cup and League Cup next season.

    Dundee manager Paul Hartley

    He told BBC Radio Scotland: "I really want to do well in the cups this year.

    Last season, Hartley led the Dark Blues to sixth place in the Premiership but rivals Dundee United beat them in the League Cup third round and Celtic ended their Scottish Cup hopes in February.

  88. Scotland Bill - An end to the independence debate?

    BBC Radio Scotland

    The Scotland Bill, which will give the Scottish Parliament new powers including control over income tax rates and bands, will enter the committee stage later.

    MPs will begin line-by-line scrutiny of it in the House of Commons.

    The UK government has confirmed it will reject SNP amendments to give Scotland the ability to introduce full fiscal autonomy (FFA), but Scottish Deputy First Minster John Swinney claims it is the best route to fulfilling Scotland's potential.

    David Cameron shaking hands with Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House

    Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, political commentator Iain Macwhirter said: "I don't think anybody thought FFA would happen anyway.

    "[Scottish Secretary] David Mundell may have helped the SNP out of the hole they may have dug for themselves by insisting it's not going to happen but it has obscured what will happen, which is the devolution of income tax powers and that could pose as many problems."

    Scotland Editor of the Spectator, Alex Massie, said: "These amendments are not designed to become law they're designed to signal the message that only the SNP will stand up for Scotland and only the SNP can be trusted to put the nation's interests first."

    He added: "The danger for the SNP is that greater devolution actually satisfies demand for autonomy within the UK so the final push for independence becomes unnecessary."

  89. The Scot named in the Magna Carta

    On 19 June, 1215 King John agreed to Magna Carta - the Great Charter.

    This iconic document was a foundation stone of the English and later British constitution.

    A facsimile copy of the 1215 document, the Magna Carta in the Library at Salisbury Cathedral

    Among the 27 men named in the preamble to Magna Carta as King John of England's advisors and negotiators was Alan, lord of Galloway and constable of the Scottish king, Alexander II.

    How had this man, ruler of semi-independent Galloway, a senior officer in Alexander's kingdom and lord of Lauderdale and Cunninghame, come to exercise such influence in English politics?

    Prof Richard Oram from the University of Stirling explains here.

  90. Train disruption

  91. Starting pay 'rising'

    The Bank of Scotland's latest Report on Jobs has concluded starting pay for permanent jobs and hourly rates for temporary staff have both risen sharply in Scotland last month.

    jobs report

    Read the full story.

  92. McGinn takes legal action over prank

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour has confirmed that midfielder John McGinn has instigated legal action over a training ground prank.

    The 20-year-old was spiked in the thigh with a training pole thrown by Buddies captain Steven Thompson at the Ralston Training Complex in April.

    St Mirren midfielder John McGinn

    The injury caused McGinn to miss the remainder of the season.

    "I can confirm we have received a letter and we have responded," Gilmour told BBC Scotland's Sportsound.

  93. Fuel tank danger in vehicle building blaze

    Firefighters have battled a blaze at a large building containing nearly 30 vehicles near Glasgow.

    The vehicles had fuel within the tanks.

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from three separate stations to tackle the fire at the Farme Castle Industrial Estate in Rutherglen.

    The flames spread into the roof space and large plumes of smoke could be seen in the area, before it was brought under control.

  94. Read all about it

    The Scottish Sun has an interview with a mother who lost her daughter and parents in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy. The paper says she claims a Crown Office lawyer told her "your money's in the bag".

    Overworked and inexperienced G4S prisoner guards are falling asleep on the job while in charge of killers and drug dealers, whistle-blowers have warned, reports the Daily Record.

    Front pages on Monday 15 June 2015

    Find out what else is on today's newspaper front pages.

  95. Fiscal friction

    BBC Radio Scotland

    The Scotland Bill begins the committee stage at Westminster later, and the UK Government has confirmed it will reject the SNP's call for the power to implement full fiscal autonomy.

    Deputy First Minster John Swinney has argued that it is the best route to fulfil Scotland's potential, while Scottish Secretary David Mundell has claimed full fiscal autonomy would cost every family in Scotland £5000.

    John Swinney

    Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, Mr Swinney said: "That figure has to be considered in the context of the different economic and financial performances that the individual countries will deliver year-by-year.

    "In two of the last four years, for example, Scotland's financial position would have been stronger than the rest of the United Kingdom."

    He added: "We don't know when full fiscal autonomy would be implemented or the detail of what the financial arrangement would be so I reject the £5000 figure. The Prime Minister said he would 'govern on the basis of respect'.

    "He has to respect the outcome of the election in Scotland where 50% of those who vote, chose a party committed to fiscal autonomy and substantially greater powers than conceived of in the Smith Commission."

    Mr Mundell was invited to speak on the programme but he was unavailable.

  96. Arches founder speaks out

    "Most of all, Glasgow has lost a unique and extraordinary arts venue - a breeding ground for so much artistic talent - and the cultural profile of this city will be damaged as a result."

    Arches

    The words of Andy Arnold, the founder of The Arches, reflecting on the loss of the venue which went into administration last week.

    Read the full story.

  97. On the back pages

    Stuart McCall insists there are no "sour grapes" after he misses out on the Rangers job, while Scotland players reflect on drawing in Dublin.

    Stuart McCall

    Read all the latest.

  98. Kiltwalk replaces entire board of trustees

    After four charities withdrew as official partners earlier this year and its chief executive stood down, the Kiltwalk charity has now replaced its entire board of trustees following concerns over the amount of money it was giving to charitable causes.

    Kiltwalk

    Read the full story.

  99. Labour changes

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Following the departure of Jim Murphy as Scottish Labour leader, former Labour spin doctor Simon Pia said Mr Murphy's proposals for the future of the party "are fairly positive but they should have been brought in a decade ago".

    He told Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme the geographic and political landscape around the Labour party has changed, which raises the question of whether there is a need to have an entirely independent Labour party in Scotland.

    Today, the nominations will close in the search for Ed Miliband's successor as the UK leader.

  100. Labour need 'genuine contest of ideas'

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Over the weekend the Scottish Labour Party's outgoing leader Jim Murphy (pictured) unveiled his blueprint for Labour's future, promising "dramatic change".

    He unveiled five proposals which included electing a new leader through a one member one vote system rather than the electoral college system which requires a majority vote in at least two out of three blocks, comprising of elected members, ordinary members and unions.

    Jim Murphy

    Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, Dr Gerry Hassan from the University of the West of Scotland said: "When things go so badly wrong it takes a while [to fix]. This is like a bereavement so there are various stages of anger and denial.

    "The changes that Jim Murphy announced on Saturday are positive, common sense changes but as one blogger said, they're 'moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic'.

    "They need a genuine contest of ideas. That's what has been lacking for the last 15 years."

  101. Latest weather

  102. Diabetes levels 'at all time high'

    Diabetes Scotland has said more people in Scotland have registered with the condition than ever before, with numbers continuing to rise.

    diabtetes pen

    Read the full story.

  103. Coming up on Good Morning Scotland

  104. Full fiscal autonomy plan rejected

    "Full fiscal shambles." That is how Scottish Secretary David Mundell has described the SNP's plan for full fiscal autonomy (FFA), adding it would cost every family in Scotland £5000.

    David Mundell

    The UK government has now confirmed it will reject SNP proposals to give Scotland the ability to introduce FFA.

    Read the full story.

  105. Happy Monday

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

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