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  1. Sturgeon plea over oil taxes
  2. Trident whistleblower leaves Navy
  3. Scots road deaths up by 16%
  4. Unemployment in Scotland up by 1,000

Live Reporting

By Graham Fraser, Jo Perry and Christopher Sleight

All times stated are UK

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  2. Riddrie murder


    Police investigating the murder of a man found seriously injured on a Glasgow street have traced a small car seen in the area.

    Albert Anthony Smith McDonald and crime scene

    Albert Anthony Smith McDonald, 58, was found with head injuries on Cumbernauld Road, Riddrie, at 21:25 on Monday. He died on his way to hospital.

    A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "The occupant of the red burgundy car has now been traced and will be assisting police with their enquiries.

    "The media and the public are thanked for their assistance."

  3. Round the web

    The Scottish Album of the Year Award takes place later tonight. You can check out the shortlist and find out how to follow a livestream here.

    SAY Award shortlist

    The #TaxisToTroon hashtag has been trending today, as the 70th anniversary of the Glasgow Taxi outing for children with special educational needs headed to the seaside.

    The Drum reports how Microsoft delivered a personal reply to a tweeter who complained that a bus stop poster about cricket wasn't really aimed at a Glasgow audience.

  4. Rangers agree fee for Kiernan

    Wigan Athletic have accepted an undisclosed offer from Rangers for Rob Kiernan after Birmingham City withdraw their bid for the defender.

    Rob Kiernan

    The BBC understands the English Championship club had issues with the 24-year-old's medical.

    The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international played 12 times for Blues on loan at the end of the season.

  5. Reporting Scotland

    Coming up on tonight's edition of Reporting Scotland...

    • Jail for armed thief who robbed jewellers.
    • Future of Scotland's oil industry.
    • Rise in unemployment.
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival opens.

    Plus the latest sport and weather. BBC One Scotland from 18:30.

  6. New malaria treatment discovered

    An "exciting" new drug that could treat malaria and protect it spreading in a single dose has been discovered by researchers at Dundee University.

    Anopheles mosquito

    The compound, called DDD107498, was developed by the university's Drug Discovery Unit and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.

    Read the full story.

  7. Search for missing girls

    Police are searching for two teenage girls who went missing from Springburn Park in Glasgow yesterday afternoon.

    Lilly McLaughlin-Clear (L) and Nicole Crossley

    Lilly McLaughlin-Clear, 14, and 16-year-old Nicole Crossley were both staying in a unit at Stobhill Hospital.

    Inspector Craig Walker said the girls had been with hospital staff in Springburn Park when they ran off at about 16:00.

    "Both are known to visit Sprinburn and Glasgow city centre and enquiries are ongoing in those areas to try and trace both girls," he said.

    "Officers have been able to establish that the girls stayed at a youth hostel in Edinburgh city centre last night and then withdrew money from a cash machine in Princes Street at 10:00 hours today."

    Insp Walker asked anyone with information to call 101.

  8. 'Unexplained' death in Aberdeen

    The body of a man's been found after the emergency services received a report of an incident involving a carbon monoxide detector in Aberdeen.

    It happened in Urquhart Road this afternoon.

    Police Scotland said the death was being treated as unexplained, but was not thought to be suspicious.

  9. Murdoch signs for Ross County

    Ross County has signed midfielder Stewart Murdoch from English League One side Fleetwood Town.

    Stewart Murdoch

    Murdoch, who began his career at Falkirk, has signed a two year deal.

    The transfer was announced on the club's website.

  10. Man jailed for killing father

    A man who stabbed his father more than 20 times in the head, neck and body has been jailed for life for his murder.

    Peter McDermott killed 65-year-old Bernard McDermott in a drunken attack at his father's home in Greenock, Inverclyde, on 23 April last year.

    The 42-year-old claimed to have been unaware of what he was doing but a jury rejected this and convicted him of murder.

    At the High Court in Stirling, a judge told McDermott he must serve a minimum of 20 years before he can apply for parole.

  11. Police search for missing fiddler

    Police in Lerwick are keen to trace a New Zealand pensioner who is visiting family in Shetland.

    John Smith, 75, was last seen on Tuesday morning in the town.

    He is described as being of medium build, around 5ft 8in tall, with white hair and light blue eyes.

    Mr Smith wears glasses and frequently wears shorts and sandals, or red tracksuit trousers and a two-tone blue rain coat.

    He is also a very keen fiddle player and is often seen carrying a fiddle case.

  12. Car appeal in murder case

    Police investigating the murder of a man who was found seriously injured on a Glasgow street want to trace a car seen near where he was found.

    Riddrie crime scene

    Albert Anthony Smith McDonald was found with head injuries on Cumbernauld Road, in the Riddrie area, on Monday night.

    Detectives want to trace a small burgundy car seen in the area shortly after the 58-year-old was found.

    Police said Mr McDonald's family were "completely devastated" by his death.

  13. RBS customers could wait days for payments

    About 600,000 payments that failed to enter the accounts of RBS customers overnight may not be completed until the end of the week, the bank has said.

    Payments of wages, tax credits and disability living allowance were among those that failed to be credited to accounts.


    RBS initially said some payments were "missing", but it had now identified and fixed the underlying problem.

    Delayed payments would be processed "no later than Saturday", it said.

  14. Community empowerment bill

    MSPs are due to pass a bill giving communities the right to buy land or buildings in their area.

    Holyrood chamber

    The community empowerment bill will also give people more of a say on how local services are delivered and paves the way for the government to make it easier for fans to buy their football clubs.

    The local government minister Marco Biagi says the legislation would give communities the chance to take control of their own "futures".

  15. Robertson questions Osborne on Chilcot

    The Chilcot Inquiry has been "a long time coming" and "people are running out of patience", the chancellor has told MPs.

    Angus Robertson at PMQs

    George Osborne was responding to SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson who asked if the inquiry into the Iraq War had been delayed until next year.

    Watch the exchange in the House of Commons.

  16. Wife killer appeal rejected

    A man who stabbed his wife 86 times has lost a second appeal against his conviction for her murder.

    David Lilburn admitted killing 43-year-old Ann in Paisley in July 2007 but claimed a "black shadow" told him to do it.

    He was jailed for a minimum of 19 years after a jury dismissed his claim of mental illness and convicted him of murder.

    Appeal court judges have now rejected fresh claims that 52-year-old Lilburn's responsibility was diminished when he killed his wife.

  17. Murrayfield gets European final

    Murrayfield is to host rugby's European Champions Cup final in 2017.

    Murrayfield Stadium

    Edinburgh has also been chosen to host the Challenge Cup final that year too, although the stadium for that match will be announced later.

    Edinburgh Rugby got to the final of last season's Challenge Cup in London, losing to Gloucester.

  18. Bank robbery


    Police investigating a bank robbery in Dumbarton have said the raid was carried out by a man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava.

    Royal Bank of Scotland, Dumbarton

    The incident took place at around 09:30 at the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in the town's High Street.

    Police say the man threatened staff with a knife before he left with "an unknown sum of money". No-one was injured during the incident.

    Detective Sergeant Stuart Gillies said: "This was a terrifying incident for staff and members of the public within the bank and it is very important that we trace the person responsible as quickly as possible."

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  20. Sutton to join St Johnstone early

    Striker John Sutton is now available to sign and train with St Johnstone immediately after agreeing to end his Motherwell deal a fortnight early.

    John Sutton in action for Motherwell

    The Englishman signed a two year contract with the Perth side

  21. M80 disruption


    Traffic Scotland



    UPDATE 12:54 #M80 S/B prior to J4A - RTC, emergency services there & traffic passing in lanes 1 & 2 but backing up.

  22. M80 disruption

    Traffic Scotland


    M80 J4 (Mollinsburn) - J4a (Low Wood) - Accident, 2 lanes closed Southbound for up to 15 minutes.

    *NEW 12:45* #M80 S/B prior to J4A - Lane 3 of 3 *closed* due to an RTC. Ambulance there but traffic managing to pass in lanes 1 & 2.

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  24. Sir James MacMillan festival line-up revealed

    Sir James MacMillan has revealed the programme of The Cumnock Tryst festival, which will be held in Ayrshire in October.

    James Macmillan

    Whitburn Band, the current Scottish brass band champions, will feature in the opening concert on Thursday, 1 October and will perform Sir James' Canite Tuba, conducted by the composer himself.

    Other highlights include The Whistlebinkies, the King's Singers and the Hebrides Ensemble performing a world premiere by Sir James.

    The composer told BBC Radio Scotland: "We have a commitment at the Tryst to music that was indigenous to the area.

    "When I was growing up, there was a lot of singing and a lot of brass playing so we have a couple of Scotland's great brass bands - Whitburn and Dalmellington - and we are continuing to bring some of the great choirs of the world, and this year it is the King's Singers."

  25. Prime Minister's Questions

    House of Commons


    The SNP's leader at Westminster Angus Robertson asks George Osborne during Prime Ministers Question whether it is true the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War has been delayed to next year.

    He asks, if this is the case then what responsibility the chancellor shares for that.

    Mr Osborne, who is standing in for David Cameron, says the inquiry is independent but the report has been a long time coming and "patience is running out".

    He says he hopes it will be released as soon as possible.

  26. Child abuser jailed

    A man has been jailed for nine years for raping a young girl and abusing another at his farmhouse in Argyll.

    Peter Carter was convicted of raping the nine-year-old and sexually abusing her between 2005 and 2009.

    The 49-year-old, who is originally from Yorkshire, was also found guilty of abusing a seven-year-old girl at the same property in August 2011.

    At the High Court in Glasgow, Carter was told he would be monitored for three years after his release.

  27. Bank robbery investigated

    Police are investigating reports of a bank robbery in West Dunbartonshire.

    Officers were called to the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in High Street Dumbarton at about 09:30 this morning.

    It has not yet been established if any cash was taken or if anyone was injured in the incident.

  28. The Big Debate


    Big Debate poster

    @bbcbigdebate is in Fort William this Fri, 19th June 12.00 - 13.00. Apply to join the audience via

  29. Wellington's stirrups to be used at re-enactment

    It was the battle 200 years ago which helped to define Europe.

    Olympic rider Ian Stark holds a pair of stirrups used by the Duke of Wellington on his horse Copenhagen at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

    Now, a pair of stirrups used by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo will be used at a re-enactment to mark its bicentenary.

    Olympic show jumper Ian Stark will play the duke at the event at the Waterloo Monument at Penielheugh near Jedburgh.

    The re-enactment of the Hougoumont Farm battle on 28 June will be narrated by broadcaster Peter Snow.

  30. Gallacher ready for home comforts at US Open

    Stephen Gallacher says this year's US Open course feels like playing on any championship course in Scotland.

    Stephen Gallacher

    Gallacher, one of five Scots teeing off on Thursday at Chambers Bay in Washington State, qualified via placing in the top 60 of the world rankings.

    Read the full story.

  31. Battle of Bannockburn mural

    "As a proud Scot the Battle of Bannockburn is something I've always wanted to paint. It's a defining moment in Scottish history and such a powerful story."

    Battle of Bannockburn mural

    Artist Chris Rutterford reflects as a 30-metre mural depicting the Battle of Bannockburn goes on display at the battlefield it depicts.

    Read the full story, and find out which current celebrities have been included in the work.

  32. Armed robber jailed

    An armed thief who robbed an Edinburgh jewellers and hijacked a taxi at gun point has been jailed for 13 years.

    Laing the jewellers in Frederick Street Pic: Brian Innes

    Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Ferry stole watches worth almost £250,000 from Laings the Jewellers in March before hijacking a taxi, with the driver and passenger still inside, to make his escape.

    When police searched his home they found cash, drugs and weapons including a sub machine gun.

  33. Industrial action for ferry workers

    CalMac ferry workers are to take industrial action later this month amid fears over jobs.

    Mull ferry

    The RMT union says members voted by more than 90% for industrial action, with a ban on overtime due to taken affect on 24 and 25 June.

    Publicly-owned CalMac and private firm Serco are bidding for a new contract for services to the west coast islands, which are currently operated by CalMac.

  34. 'Positive destination' for school leavers

    More children in Scotland are leaving school to go into work, education and training than ever before, official statistics show.

    pupils at Glasgow secondary school

    The figures revealed 91.7% of school leavers were in a "positive destination" in March 2015, up 1.3% since 2014.

    But the number of children leaving school with no qualifications increased by 0.2%.

    The findings were part of a range of education figures published by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

  35. Today at Holyrood

    BBC Democracy Live

    Coming up today at Holyrood: The infrastructure and capital investment committee will take evidence from infrastructure secretary Keith Brown on public procurement reform and Prestwick Airport. Scotrail and Transport Scotland will then give evidence on access to Scotland's major urban railways.

    In an early member's debate, due to the late sitting and decision time, SNP MSP Gil Paterson will lead a debate marking the 30th anniversary of the Scottish Cot Death Trust.

    Portfolio questions focuses first on culture, Europe and external affairs and then on infrastructure, investment and cities.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill will then be considered for the final time in the chamber taking us to the later than normal decision time at 19:00.

    Follow the twists and turns at Holyrood here.

  36. Brightening skies

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Rain will continue to affect the Northern and Western Isles, the West Highlands and Argyll this afternoon.

    Elsewhere, it'll be largely dry with skies brightening.

    The best of the sunshine will be in the East, especially over Aberdeenshire, where temperatures will reach 18 or 19 Celsius; more typically it'll be 15 or 16.

  37. Lancastria sinking remembered

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

    The Clyde-built Lancastria was bombed and sunk by the Nazis 75 years ago today, resulting in the largest loss of life in British maritime history - greater than the Titanic and Lusitania combined.

    It is also the largest loss of life from a single engagement for British forces in World War II, with around 4,000 men, women and children killed.

    Lancastria sinking

    Discover the story of one Scot who survived the sinking, and find out how campaigners want the Lancastria to be properly remembered.

  38. Aberdeen proposals published

    Proposals for the regeneration of Aberdeen city centre have been published.

    Union Street plan

    Councillors will consider the plans from consultants BDP next Wednesday.

    Included among dozens of planned projects is the pedestrianisation of part of the city's main Union Street.

    Scott Mackenzie, director of architecture at BDP, said the proposals were "imaginative, transformational and challenging."

  39. Whistleblower given dishonourable discharge


    A whistleblower who was dishonourably discharged from the Royal Navy after claiming the Clyde-based nuclear deterrent was a "disaster waiting to happen" has insisted he acted in the national interest.

    In an online post, former Able Seaman William McNeilly confirmed the "dishonourable discharge".

    William McNeilly ID card

    He wrote: "All of the charges against me were dropped - there's nothing that I can be charged with now.

    "I believe the Home Office are still doing their investigation, but that's nothing to worry about.

    "Most people know that I acted in the interest of national security. However, I was still given a dishonourable discharge from the Royal Navy.

    "On the claim that my sole aim was to discredit their public image.

    "It is shocking that some people in a military force can be more concerned about public image than public safety".

  40. Rise in unemployment figures

    The number of people out of work in Scotland rose by 1,000 between February and April this year.

    The Scottish unemployment rate now sits at 5.9%, while the UK rate is 5.5%.

  41. Road deaths rise by 16%

    More people were killed on Scotland's roads last year than in the previous 12 months, according to figures just published.

    There were 200 fatalities, an increase of 16%. Serious injuries were also up by 1%.

    Overall, the total number of road casualties was the lowest since records began in 1950.

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  44. Empty house action line launched

    From today people in Scotland will be able to call a free phone number and report empty homes in their communities.

    Empty house generic

    The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership say the service will help to bring empty properties back into use.

    They estimate that there are 27,000 long-term private empty homes in Scotland, while Shelter Scotland says 150,000 families and individuals are waiting for a home of their own.

  45. RBS statement


    Royal Bank of Scotland says "no customers will be left out of pocket" after a "technical glitch" resulted in some payments not being deducted from customer accounts.

    An RBS spokesman said: "We are aware of an issue with our overnight process which has resulted in some of our customers not having credits or direct debits being applied to their accounts.

    "We are working to get this resolved as quickly as possible and apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.

    "To any customers concerned about the implications of this issue we advise them to get in touch with our call centres or come into a branch where our staff will be ready to help.

    "We will ensure no customers are left out of pocket as a result of this issue."

  46. 'Glitch' blamed for account errors

    NatWest owner Royal Bank of Scotland has said account payments are missing for some customers across its banking brands after the group suffered a 'technical glitch'.

    NatWest branch

    In a tweet to customers, the bank said: "Some customer payments are missing this morning - we are investigating this issue as a matter of urgency.

    "If you have been affected and need to access funds today, please contact us 03457 888444 or visit your branch."

  47. Analysis - 'Subdued anniversary for offshore oil'

    As figures in the oil and gas industry gather in Aberdeen for a conference, Douglas Fraser - BBC Scotland's Business and Economy Editor - reflects on the state of play.

    oil and gas
  48. Coming up after 09:00

    Phone in with Stephen Jardine

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Join Stephen Jardine for today's phone in when he'll be asking how concerned you are about the future of the oil and gas industry.

    Also on the programme:

    A closer look at Motor Neuron Disease and what can be done to help sufferers.

    As trucking bosses report a shortage of drivers we look at why so few young people are interested in taking the up the job as career.

    Listen live.

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  50. Oil industry 'facing up to difficult position'

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Sir Ian Wood says the oil and gas industry is "facing up to what is going to be a difficult position".

    Sir Ian Wood

    He was speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme as key players in the North Sea oil industry gather in Aberdeen for the sector's annual conference.

    Sir Ian is the former head of the Wood Group and recently conducted a review of the whole UK Oil and Gas sector,

    He said: "The good news is, most of the industry four or five months ago didn't see any daylight with the fiscal regime as it was.

    "The new fiscal regime means there is some daylight there.

    "I think the industry will do everything it can to maintain its present resources and activities, until we get some daylight in the price."

  51. Police appeal over missing sisters

    Police in Inverness have appealed for information about the whereabouts of two teenage sisters.

    Natalia Michalowicz, who is 14, was last seen at Inverness Royal Academy school on Tuesday morning. Her sister, 15 year old Kamila was last seen in Inverness town centre on Monday at about 14:00.

    Natalie is described as being 170cm tall, slim build with dark long hair. She was last seen wearing a black Inverness Royal Academy hoodie, black leggings and white trainers with a pink Nike logo.

    Her sister Kamila is described as being 165cm tall, medium build with mid length hair. She was also last seen wearing a black Inverness Royal Academy jumper and black leggings.

  52. 'There is more the industry can do'

    Oil industry specialist Brian Campbell from Price Waterhouse Coopers says the industry is still in a mindset of damage limitation.

    Rig in north sea

    He told the Good Morning Scotland programme: "Previously, we definitely saw crisis mode when everyone decided to panic a bit and there was a headcount reduction and reduced supply chain costs.

    "Where we are at the moment, bubbling around $65, it is not allowing people to strategise too well, it is not allowing us to drive big efficiency programmes through simply because it is still an unknown.

    "It is not to say we haven't seen change in the industry over the last number of months. That change will probably put us in a better place for the future, but there is still an awful lot more for the industry to do, as far as we can see."

    His comments come ahead of the oil and gas annual conference which kicks off in Aberdeen today.

  53. Trident whistleblower leaves navy

    The Ministry of Defence confirms that a 25-year-old submariner who published claims about the Trident nuclear deterrent based on the Clyde has left the Royal Navy.

    Able Seaman William McNeilly, from Belfast, claimed the missile programme was a "disaster waiting to happen".

    William McNeilly ID card

    The Ministry of Defence said: "We can confirm that AB McNeilly has left the Naval Service the details of which are a matter for the individual and his employer."

  54. On the front pages

    The Daily Record reports a teenager is in a coma after collapsing at a house party. Three males have been arrested on drugs charges.

    Scotsman/Daily Record

    Meanwhile, The Scotsman and The National feature the story of the rebellion by backbench Conservative MPs over the EU referendum bill.

  55. Call for beaver reintroduction

    Environmental groups have called on the environment minster to back the reintroduction of the beaver to Scotland.


    Around 20 organisations have asked Dr Aileen McLeod to recognise the aquatic mammal as a native species.

    Campaigners want to build on the re-introduced wild population in mid Argyll and the population in Tayside, which has emerged from escapes or deliberate releases from private collections.

    Sarah Robinson from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, says Scotland would benefit from more beavers.

    "They bring a range of ecological and socio-economic benefits, where we can see them improving the wetland and freshwater eco-systems that we currently have and create a range of habitats for other species."

  56. Medicine firm begins production

    A powder product used in live medicines like vaccines and cancer treatments is being produced in Renfrewshire from this morning, creating 30 jobs.


    Thermo Fisher Scientific has added a £14m custom built facility to its campus at Inchinnan.

  57. Jimmy to go out all Gunn's blazing

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "I've been playing good for a couple of years now. I'm really going to try and use this week to further my career."

    Jimmy Gunn

    The thoughts of Jimmy Gunn, one of five Scots preparing for one of the biggest competitions in golf - the US Open.

    Read the full story.

  58. Methane clue to life on Mars

    A Scottish-led team of scientists has revealed a pointer to life on Mars.


    Researchers at Aberdeen University have found methane in six meteorites known to have come from the red planet.

    Writing in the journal Nature Communications, they say the findings suggest that the conditions for life could also exist on other rocky planets beyond our solar system.

  59. Coming up before 09:00

    Good Morning Scotland

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Join Hayley Millar and Gary Robertson for a closer look at the what's making the headlines. On today's programme:

    Sir Ian Wood on the challenges facing the oil and gas industry in the North Sea.

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off tonight with Robert Carlyle's directorial debut.

    The unveiling of a new statue marking the industrial past of Ravenscraig.

    Listen to the programme live.

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  61. Welcome aboard

    Jo Perry

    BBC Scotland news website

    Good morning and welcome to Scotland Live.

    Keep it here until 19:00 for rolling coverage of all the latest news, sport, traffic and weather.

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