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  1. Scots to remember Paris terror victims
  2. Flood warnings across Scotland
  3. Thompson, Stott and Rooney win Bafta Scotland awards
  4. MPs to meet in Scotland 'regularly'
  5. Shop vacancy rate 'at four-year low'

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By Paul McLaren

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    That's it from the Scotland Live team for today. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the country.

  2. Scot among the injured in Paris

    A 24-year-old man from Fort William is understood to be among hundreds of people injured in the Paris terror attacks.

    paris attacks

    Callum MacDonald was at the Bataclan nightclub where gunmen opened fire on the crowd at a rock concert.

    He was originally posted as missing but his cousin has put updates on social media saying he is in hospital, having been placed in a medically-induced coma.

  3. Tonight's weather forecast

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Much of eastern and southern Scotland will become dry, with clear spells.

    Showers or longer spells of rain will continue across the North and north west. They'll be heavy, with hail and thunder at times. Severe gales will continue over the Western Isles, north west Coast and the Northern Isles, with gusts of 70mph, and large waves may lead to overtopping around the coasts

    Elsewhere across the country, winds will begin to ease. Temperatures will be 4C or 5C for most, though close to freezing in sheltered parts of the east, with a touch of ground frost.

  4. Scottish survivor slams terrorist 'cowards'

    A Perthshire woman who was caught up in the Paris attacks has branded the terrorists "cowards".

    Mariesha Payne

    Mariesha Payne, of Aberuthven, escaped after hiding for three hours in a cellar at the Bataclan.

    She said: "It was just the most cowardly thing, to walk in and shoot people in the back.

    "They don't discriminate. There were people of all religions, all races, in that building, all having a good time, uniting together in music and that is the last thing you expect to happen to you."

  5. Knox loses play-off to McDowell

    BBC Sport


    Scotland's Russell Knox lost out to Graeme McDowell in a play-off at the delayed OHL Classic in Mexico.

    Graeme McDowell

    Knox was tied with Northern Irishman McDowell on 18 under par after bogeying the last in regulation play.

    McDowell then birdied the 18th in sudden death to prevail.

  6. Paris terror attacks: Scotland's tributes

    Buildings around Scotland are being lit up in the colours of the French flag following the Paris terror attacks. This is Marischal College in Aberdeen.

    marischal collge
  7. Ex-SNP adviser says 'Yes' case is dead

    A one-time adviser to former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has written an online blog saying the current case for an independent Scotland "is dead".

    Alex Bell

    Alex Bell, who was Mr Salmond's head of policy for three years, believes the SNP's model is "broken beyond repair".

    The party hit back by pointing to opinion polls suggesting growing support for independence.

    However, Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said the Rattle.Scot article was "powerful condemnation".

  8. Murray pleased with battling win

    Andy Murray enjoyed an "extremely difficult" win over Spain's David Ferrer in the first round of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

    Andy Murray

    "It was a tough match with a lot of long rallies," said Murray. "He fought hard right to the end and made it extremely difficult.

    "He didn't serve as well as he can and I played a bit better at the end of both sets, and that got me the win."

  9. Sarah Brown launches premature babies' care study

    A new £1.5m study aimed at improving care for premature babies is being launched by Sarah Brown, wife of former prime minister Gordon Brown.

    Premature baby in an incubator

    The Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort will track the development of 400 babies who are born before 32 weeks, following them to adulthood.

    The research is being funded by the Theirworld global children's charity, which Mrs Brown founded.

    Sarah Brown, wife of former prime minister Gordon Brown

    Mrs Brown's first child Jennifer Jane lived for just 10 days.

    She said: "This is a unique project which will help give babies the chance of the best start in life and Theirworld is proud to fund it."

  10. MSP suffers online abuse after Paris attacks

    The Scottish government's international development minister, Humza Yousaf, has been subjected to abusive comments on social media in the days since the Paris atrocities, including posts accusing him of being a terrorist sympathiser.

    External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf

    The Glasgow MSP has reported Twitter and Facebook abuse to the police, who are investigating.

    In a post on his Twitter feed, Mr Yousaf thanked people for the numerous messages of support he had received, and urged anyone else who had been the victim of a hate crime to report it to Police Scotland.

    Police Scotland's Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said that his officers had dealt with a number of crimes motivated by religious hatred since the Paris attacks.

    He said they have been both online and in public, and that "arrests had been made."

  11. Andy Murray wins opening match in London

    Andy Murray opened his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a convincing win over Spain's David Ferrer in London.

    Andy Murray
    Image caption: Murray will also face Wawrinka and Nadal in his group in London

    The Briton, 28, won 6-4 6-4 at the O2 Arena and will next play the winner of the evening match between Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal.

    Another victory on Wednesday would ensure Murray ends the year as world number two for the first time.

    The Scot's season will continue next week as Great Britain take on Belgium in the Davis Cup final.

  12. Rosslyn Chapel remains reburied in church grounds

    Human remains discovered during maintenance work at an historic church in Midlothian have now been reburied in its grounds.

    Rosslyn Chapel

    The remains of three skeletons were found inside Rosslyn Chapel when work to the heating system required floor slabs to be lifted.

    Radiocarbon dating of two of the skeletons indicates they could have been buried in the mid-15th century.

    They were possibly buried at about the same time the chapel was constructed.

    It is thought the two skeletons were male and that at least one of them had undertaken heavy or repeated physical activity, with well-developed bone surfaces at the sites of muscle insertions.

  13. Scotland's female employment rate is second in Europe

    Scotland has the second highest female employment rate in the European Union, according to official figures.

    Woman looking at job adverts

    The latest figures, from April to June 2015, reveal the female employment rate was second only to Sweden.

    Scotland also recorded the second lowest female unemployment rate - after Germany.

    Annabelle Ewing, women's employment minister, was in Brussels on Monday to look at how other European countries address female employment issues.

    The figures, from the EU's statistics agency Eurostat, show that Scotland's female employment rate for April to June 2015 stood at 70.6%, while Sweden's was 74.0%.

    The UK rate was ranked in eighth place at 67.4%.

  14. No place for 'bigotry' in Scotland, warns first minister

    The Paris attacks have prompted Scotland's first minister to warn there is no place for "bigotry and prejudice" in the country.

    Nicola Sturgeon stressed that any hate crime in the wake of the tragedy was "totally unacceptable".

    She was speaking after observing the Europe-wide minute silence at the Glasgow Central Mosque.

    A total of 129 people were killed in Paris when gunmen targeted restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France.

    Nicola Sturgeon
  15. Shop robbery in Aberdeen

    Police have appealed for witnesses after a member of staff was threatened during a shop robbery in Aberdeen.

    International Shop, Aberdeen

    The incident took place at the International Shop on George Street in the city at about 17:30 on Friday.

    A man entered the shop and demanded money from a member of staff. Police said the staff member was not injured but left "alarmed and shaken".

    Det Sgt Gary Winter urged anyone who saw anything unusual or suspicious to come forward.

  16. Religiously motivated crimes in Scotland following Paris attacks

    Police Scotland is urging people to remain vigilant in the wake of the Paris attacks.

    The threat level for the UK remains at "severe" with an attack highly likely, but police say there's "no specific threat to Scotland".

    The Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone has also revealed that his officers have dealt with a number of crimes motivated by religious hatred over the weekend. He says they've been online and in public and arrests have been made.

  17. Prince postpones Glasgow show following Paris attacks

    Prince has postponed a forthcoming show in Glasgow following the terrorist attacks in Paris.


    The star was due to perform at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday, 27 November as part of the Prince: Spotlight, Piano and a Microphone European Tour.

    A message on the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Facebook page read: "Due to the tragic events in Paris, ICO has decided to postpone the upcoming European tour until further notice."

  18. Syrian refugee families resettlement programme launched

    A project team is being set up to help with the resettlement of Syrian refugee families in Dumfries and Galloway.


    The region is likely to receive around 20 families over the next five years.

    Council leader Ronnie Nicholson said that although it was a "relatively modest" number it would mean their arrival could be supported as part of "ongoing life" of communities.

    He said it was important the main support came from "neighbours and friends" rather than the council.

  19. Murder accused's mother was 'stressing him out'

    A man accused of murdering his mother and concealing her body underneath a caravan told his girlfriend his mum was "stressing him out".

    Ross Taggart from Dunfermline denies murdering his mother Carol at their home or at Pettycur Bay Caravan Park in Kinghorn sometime between 21 December and 11 January this year.

    Allanah Mackie said she had been back in touch with Mr Taggart last Christmas after they split up a few years ago.

    Ms Mackie told the court that she had received texts from Mr Taggart on 22 December last year saying he had had an argument with his mother and she had stormed out.

    The trial at the High Court in Edinburgh continues.

  20. Paris attacks: "Our thoughts are with the French people"

    The Convener of Scottish Borders Council has written a letter to the Consul General of France in Edinburgh offering condolences following the Paris terrorist attacks.

    Councillor Graham Garvie wrote to Pierre-Alain Coffinier.

    The letter said: "On behalf of the people of the Scottish Borders, I write to express our sincerest condolences at the terrible attacks on the people of Paris last Friday.

    "All of our hearts go out to the relatives and friends of those who died or who were seriously injured in these appalling acts against innocent folk.

    "Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all French people at this very sad time."

  21. Andy Murray faces David Ferrer at London's O2

    BBC Sport


    Andy Murray will begin a challenging end to his season when he takes on Spain's David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals today.

    Andy Murray

    The pair will meet in their opening round-robin match at London's O2 Arena at 14:00 GMT.

    Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal of Spain play in the day's other singles match at 20:00.

    Murray could play five matches before going to Belgium for Britain's first Davis Cup final since 1978 next week.

  22. Football clubs urged to be vigilant

    BBC Sport


    SPFL clubs are being encouraged to be as vigilant as possible this weekend following the terror attacks in Paris.

    French flag at half mast

    A man wearing an explosive vest who had a ticket for the France-Germany game was stopped from entering the Stade De France by security officers on Friday night.

    Scottish football clubs take their own responsibility for security at grounds across the country. All 42 senior clubs have been contacted by the SPFL following the Paris attacks.

    The advice from the police is that the threat from international terrorism to the United Kingdom remains at severe. This means that an attack is highly likely. This has been the case since August 2014. At this time, there is no specific threat to Scotland.

  23. Flood warnings update

    A few flood warnings remain in place in parts of Scotland following heavy rain over the weekend.

    M74 Raith Interchange

    The warnings, issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa), are for areas in west central Scotland, Central, Highlands and Tayside.

    A number of earlier flood alerts covering Edinburgh and Lothians, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are now no longer in force.

    Travel was disrupted in some of the areas affected.

  24. Double rapist jailed for bail breach

    A double rapist who breached the terms of his release by inviting a young boy into his garden is back in prison.

    Samuel Knox, 55, was freed last year on condition that he avoided contact with anyone aged under 17.

    At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, he was jailed for two years after he admitted allowing a boy into his garden in Irvine, North Ayrshire, in August.

    Knox was jailed for two rapes in the 1980s for the abduction and attempted rape of a teenage girl in 2005.

  25. Paris attacks: Scotland's messages of support

    Aberdeen Lord Provost George Adam has signed a Book of Condolence at Aberdeen Townhouse for those killed in Paris.

    aberdeen provost george adam
  26. Man with child abuse pics 'isolated because of weight'

    A 20-stone man caught with images of child sex abuse was "socially isolated" because of his weight, a court has heard.

    Gordon Simpson said his size had led to a poor self-image and he ended up spending a lot of time on the internet.

    Simpson also tried to blame his brother and friends for the crime, but finally admitted responsibility.

    The 26-year-old, from New Alyth in Perthshire, was ordered at Perth Sheriff Court to carry out 100 hours unpaid work.

    He was also placed on the sex offenders register and made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for five years.

  27. St Mirren Park's name change in city of culture bid

    St Mirren are ready to rename their stadium in a deal to back Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021.

    St Mirren Park

    If the proposed two-year sponsorship arrangement is approved by councillors on Wednesday, St Mirren Park will become the Paisley 2021 Stadium.

    The Championship club say the deal will be worth £30,000 a year.

    The Buddies have been at the current St Mirren Park site since 2009, having moved from their former Love Street location.

  28. Hammer attacker jailed

    A hammer attacker who admitted assaulting a witness to prevent him giving evidence against him has been jailed for five years and three months.

    Brian McCulloch, 39, beat, kicked and repeatedly smashed a hammer over the knees of Michael Deeley in Dalmuir, West Dunbartonshire, on 14 June.

    His co-accused, 24-year-old Robert Young, was jailed for three years after he admitted taking part in the attack.

    Both men were caught after being identified from CCTV footage.

    The High Court in Glasgow heard that McCulloch has 29 previous convictions, including offences of assault and disorder.

  29. Sir Alex adverts boost cancer awareness

    Adverts featuring Sir Alex Ferguson have been credited with a large increase in the number of lung cancer cases detected early.

    Alex Ferguson

    In the TV adverts, the former Manchester United and Aberdeen manager talks about how early detection of lung cancer can give you extra time with your family. Both of the football legend's parents died from lung cancer.

    The percentage of people diagnosed with the earliest - stage one - lung cancer has increased by 25% since the adverts were first screened.

    People are 20 times more likely to survive lung cancer if it is detected early.

  30. Woman rescued after cigarette fire

    Firefighters rescued a woman from her home in Falkirk after a cigarette sparked a blaze in her living room.

    The woman suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital after the fire shortly before 11:00 on Sunday.

    Crews from Falkirk and Bo'ness were sent to the scene and used breathing apparatus to enter the home and put out the fire.

  31. Murray: We're as good as anyone

    BBC Sport


    Jamie Murray believes he and doubles partner John Peers are a match for any team after winning their opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals.

    Murray will partner the Brazilian Bruno Soares next season

    Murray and Australian Peers won a dramatic match against the Italian duo of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 11-9.

    "I guess we're one of the best teams in the world, that's why we're here," Murray told BBC Scotland.

    "Every time we step on court we feel we've got a chance to win our match."

  32. Cancer specialist gets award

    A Glasgow cancer specialist has been awarded the Scottish Cancer Foundation's inaugural prize.

    Professor Tessa Holyoake, director of the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre at Glasgow University

    Professor Tessa Holyoake has been given the award for turning Glasgow into a leading centre for leukaemia research.

    She will be awarded a £10,000 prize in recognition of her work on comparing cancer stem cells with normal cells to identify potential treatments.

    Her work has implications beyond leukaemia as it may also offer solutions for other cancers.

    The research - carried out at the Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre at Glasgow University, of which she is director - is offering hope of new treatments for a condition which has already seen dramatic improvements in survival in recent years.

  33. Two men caught in house fire

    Two men have been treated in hospital following a fire at a flat in Hamilton.

    Fire crews were called to the property, in the South Lanarkshire town's Grammar School Square, at about 03:15.

    Fire engine

    They extinguished the blaze and confirmed everyone was safe by searching all nearby properties.

    The two injured men had left the building before the fire crews arrived. They were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

  34. Cannabis 'could help treat kidney failure'

    Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are investigating whether substances derived from cannabis could be used to tackle kidney failure caused by diabetes.

    cannabis plant

    Cannabinoids are being used to prompt the kidneys of diabetics to respond better to insulin.

    About 40% of people with diabetes develop kidney failure as a result - sometimes leaving them needing dialysis or a kidney transplant.

    It is estimated that five million people in the UK will be diabetic by 2025.

  35. Two seriously injured in crashes

    Two people were seriously injured in road accidents in the Highlands at the weekend, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has said.


    Firefighters from Aultbea and Gairloch cut a man free from his car after it overturned in a ditch on the A832 near Poolewe at about 15:30 on Saturday.

    On Sunday, firefighters were called to the scene of crash on the A82 near Dochgarroch at about 17:55.

    An elderly woman was cut from the wreckage of a car and taken to hospital.

  36. First Minister pays tribute to Paris victims

    Nicola Sturgeon stands in silence for victims of Paris attacks

    At 11:00, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paused with many other Scots for a one-minute silence for the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

    The silence was observed by millions across Europe.

  37. Humf makers plan first Gaelic language TV series

    Animation studio King Rollo Films plans to make its first Gaelic language television series.


    The makers of children's TV programmes Spot, Humf and Deer Little Forest previously announced plans to develop a new series from a base on Skye.

    It also emerged last month that it will hold free workshops for artists next month and in January as part of an effort to create a local workforce.

    Gaelic language college Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI will host the training.

  38. Silence for Paris victims

    Scotland will join the rest of Europe by taking part in a one-minute silence at 11:00 for the dead and injured in the Paris terror attacks.

    Along with the rest of the BBC Scotland newsroom, we will observe this silence.

  39. Scots accent stays strong

    The Scots accent is flourishing and proving resilient against a growing homogenised anglicised accent across English regions, new research suggests.

    Billy Connolly, Sir Alex Ferguson, Robery Carlyle and Gregor Fisher and Elaine C Smith

    A team from Glasgow University studied recorded speech of Glaswegians from the early 20th century to the present.

    They found evidence of common UK accent changes, such as the use of "f" for "th" in words like think, and a dropped letter 'l', as in people to peopo.

    Overall though, the researchers said the Scots accent remained distinctive.

  40. Bafta Scotland awards

    Ken Stott, Sharon Rooney and David Elliot were among the winners at the Bafta Scotland awards in Glasgow on Sunday night.

    Bafta Scotland award

    Robert Carlisle's film The Legend of Barney Thomson won two awards; best film and best actress in a film for Emma Thompson.

    Actor Bill Paterson was given a special award for outstanding contribution to film and television.

  41. Police Scotland on Paris terror attacks

    Police Scotland has issued its guidance following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

    Paris attack

    A statement from the force said: "Police have exercised plans to respond to multi seated firearms attacks and may increase their presence in some areas.

    "Don't become fearful or withdraw from the streets. Businesses and priority Crowded Places have been working with police (NaCTSO and the CTSA network) to protect sites and staff from a variety of terrorist attacks.

    "This includes music, sport and entertainment venues, restaurants, hotels and shops."

    Statements from Police Scotland are posted on the Police Scotland website, Facebook and Twitter.

  42. Knox and McDowell lead delayed PGA event

    BBC Sport


    Scotsman Russell Knox and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell were leading the OHL Classic in Mexico when darkness suspended play in the final round.

    Russell Knox

    There was a delay of over three hours at the El Camaleon Golf Club after storms and the event will resume at 08:00 local time (13:00 GMT) on Monday.

    McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion, picked up six birdies in the 13 holes he was able to complete.

    Knox is also 19 under, two clear of the field, and has six holes to play.

  43. Scots to remember Paris victims

    Scotland will join the rest of Europe by taking part in a minute silence at 11:00 for the dead and injured in the Paris attacks.

    Flowers and tributes
    Image caption: Special services have been held in Scotland, including one on Sunday at St Giles Cathedral

    A total of 129 people were killed when gunmen targeted bars and restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France.

    It is understood Friday's attacks were committed by Islamist militants.

    On Sunday prayers were said at church services in Scotland and a book of condolence was opened at the French Consulate in Edinburgh.

  44. Call for school closure

    The closure of a Roman Catholic primary school in Dumfries and Galloway has been recommended by the local education authority.

    St Peters Primary

    It comes at the end of a formal consultation process on a proposal to shut St Peter's Primary in Dalbeattie.

    The school's parent council is opposed to the move.

    Seven children are currently enrolled at what is the last remaining RC primary in the Stewartry district of the region.

  45. Whale rescued by fishermen

    A humpback whale has been freed from a buoy and rope that were attached to lobster pots.

    Humpback whale tangled in a lobster pots buoy and rope

    Fisherman John McKinnon spotted the whale from the shore at Elgol in Skye at the weekend and alerted British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

    After raising the alarm, Mr McKinnon and one of his nephews went out in a boat to check on the animal.

    The pair were able to cut the whale free. BDMLR identified it as one they had tried to rescue just weeks earlier.

  46. Murdoch hopes for return to form

    David Murdoch is looking to the "next big thing", the Scottish Curling Championships in February, to establish his rink as the best in the country.

    David Murdoch

    Murdoch's rink lost to Ewan MacDonald's in the 2015 final and with it the right to play in the World Championships.

    And he was pushed into third by the rinks of Kyle Smith and Tom Brewster in October's European Playdowns.

    "We have to train harder and get ourselves to the top of the tree," Murdoch, 37, told BBC Scotland.

  47. Charity calls for HIV action plan

    An HIV charity is calling for more people to get tested early for the infection to halt the trend of late diagnosis and death in Scotland.


    Around 10% of new cases result in death each year according to the Terrence Higgins Trust. It believes HIV testing should be as commonplace as dental check-ups.

    The Scottish government says it expects NHS boards to provide adequate sexual health services.

    Dr Jamie Frankis, from Glasgow Caledonian University, has said action is needed to address gaps in provision.

    He told the BBC: "The level of new infections among men who have sex with men is the highest it has ever been in Scotland. It is unbelievable to me that it hasn't gone down.

    "We need to look at the way that we can make testing and treatments available to people, and we also have to look at the way that is funded so we are not in the crazy situation we are in today where we provide satellite clinics in certain areas and where they are turning people away from drop-in clinics because it is full."

  48. Attack treated as attempted murder

    A "violent and sustained" attack on a man in Leith is being treated as attempted murder.

    The 40-year-old man is being treated in hospital for serious injuries after the assault in Coatfield Lane at about 20:30 on Saturday.

    Police said they are following a positive line of inquiry and believe those involved in the incident were known to each other.

  49. Bafta Scotland winners celebrate

    Actors Emma Thompson, Ken Stott and Sharon Rooney were among the winners at the Bafta Scotland awards in Glasgow.

    The Legend of Barney Thomson
    Image caption: The Legend of Barney Thomson won best film and Emma Thompson took the best actress award

    The Legend of Barney Thomson, directed by Robert Carlyle, who also stars in the film, won two awards - including best film.

    And Glaswegian Bill Paterson won a special award for outstanding contribution to film and television.

    The 70-year-old has appeared in dozens of hit films and TV shows including The Killing Fields and Auf Wiedersehen Pet.

  50. Today's back pages

    Security is to be stepped up at future Scotland matches in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Paris, while Hamilton striker Christian Nade reveals his teenage sister was caught up in the Paris attacks.

    Christian Nade
  51. Flood warnings remain

    A number of flood warnings remain in place in parts of Scotland following heavy rain over the weekend.

    M74 Raith Interchange
    Image caption: The M74 was affected by flooding at the Raith Interchange

    The warnings are for areas of west central Scotland, the Scottish Borders, Central, Tayside and Dumfries and Galloway,

    There are also flood alerts in other areas including Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire and Arran, Edinburgh and Lothians, Fife and Skye and Lochaber.

  52. Hold on to your hats...

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A cold, windy and showery day to come across Scotland.

    The heaviest and the most frequent of the showers will be in the west, falling as snow on the hills. Fewer showers in the east, with some sunny spells.

    It will be a windy day for all, with strong to gale force south-westerly winds across the mainland. For the north west coast, the Western and Northern Isles, winds will gust to around 70mph, perhaps higher.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow 'Be Aware' warning, as this is likely to lead to continued public transport disruption, restrictions on bridges and coastal over-topping.

    Highs of 8C to 9C and feeling raw in exposure to the wind.

  53. Read all about it

    Today's Scottish newspapers focus on the manhunt for Salah Abdeslam after the Paris terror attacks.

    Various newspapers
  54. Shop vacancy rate 'at four-year low'

    The number of empty shops in Scotland's town centres has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years, according to a survey.

    Empty shop

    The vacancy rate stood at 8.7% last month - down from 10.6% in the previous quarter.

  55. Scottish Affairs Committee to meet in Scotland 'regularly'

    "Respondents to our inquiry were unanimous in their view that, although we were a committee of the House of Commons, we should meet frequently in Scotland."

    Houses of Parliament
    Image caption: The MPs said they aimed to challenge the perception that committees in Westminster were remote institutions

    The findings of a report by the Scottish Affairs Committee, which has pledged to hold meetings regularly in Scotland following changes in the country's political landscape.

  56. Good morning

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

    Good morning, and welcome to today's Scotland Live. We will bring you all the latest news and sport from around the country until 18:00.