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Summary

  1. Syrian refugee group arrives in Glasgow
  2. Murray 'I don't want to live in fear'
  3. One in hospital following bar fire
  4. Deliberate fire at Scottish mosque
  5. Boy, 9, hit by car near school

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By Jo Perry and 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. Paris attacks: 'No record' of Scot reported to be injured

    The Foreign Office says it has "no record" of a Scot reported to have been injured in the Paris terrorist attacks.

    Memorial

    It was reported that a 24-year-old man called Callum MacDonald from Fort William was in hospital after being hurt at the Bataclan concert venue.

    Home Secretary Theresa May told the Commons on Monday consular assistance would be offered to his family.

    Social media accounts belonging to a woman who claimed to be his cousin have now been deleted.

    The French authorities have also confirmed that they have no one by the name of Hamish Callum MacDonald, reported to have also been known as Callum MacDonald, on their records, raising further doubts about his existence.

  3. Careful on the roads

    BBC Scotland Weather

    Latest

    A wet evening to come across much of southern and central Scotland, leading to hazardous driving conditions.

    The rain will pull away into the North Sea as we go through the first part of tonight, leaving a largely dry picture behind it, with just a few showers across the north west, coming in on a westerly breeze.

    By the end of the night, more rain will arrive into the south west.

    Temperature lows tonight of around 5C to 6C. Perhaps slightly lower for inland parts of the north east, under clear skies.

  4. School tests plan 'causing angst' among teachers

    Concerns about how data gathered from new tests in schools will be used is "causing angst" in the teaching profession, MSPs have been told.

    Children sitting tests

    The Scottish government plans to introduce standardised assessments across Scotland.

    It hopes to use the data to help drive up standards and close the gap between how well children from relatively rich and poor backgrounds do.

    But critics fear it will lead to league tables.

  5. Plan to top-up 'kinship carer' cash

    Carers in Dundee who look after children from their extended family are set to be paid the same as foster parents.

    Carer

    The council wants to top-up Scottish government cash paid to family carers with money from its own budget.

    The measure would cost Dundee City Council £140,000 a year.

    The social work and health committee said "kinship carers" should be recognised for their contribution. Councillors will be asked to back the proposal next week.

  6. Gilmour aims for top spot in Glasgow

    Keir Murray

    BBC Scotland

    Kirsty Gilmour is looking to go one better at Glasgow's Emirates Arena when she leads the domestic title challenge at badminton's Scottish Open Grand Prix.

    Kirsty Gilmour

    Ranked 20 in the world in the women's singles, she won a Commonwealth silver medal at the venue last summer.

    "My record at the Emirates Arena feels like I'm always the runner-up, always so close yet so far," said Gilmour, 22.

    "Two years ago it was a silver medal for me at the Scottish Open and last year it was the semi-final."

    Gilmour is the top women's singles seed for the tournament, which runs from Wednesday until Sunday.

  7. Image appeal over Kirkcaldy bank robbery

    Police have released images in connection with an abduction and armed bank robbery in Kirkcaldy last week.

    They show a holdall used by the suspect in Wednesday's incident at a Bank of Scotland branch, as well as a Volkswagen Caddy Van seen in the Mitchelston Industrial Estate.

    Bank raid images

    Detectives have also appealed for anyone who recognises their descriton of the suspect to come foward.

    He was described as white, 5ft 6 in tall, heavy build and wearing a dark green baseball cap, a dark green scarf, a thick dark blue jacket, tracksuit bottoms and sunglasses. He spoke with a distinctive Eastern European accent.

    The robbery sparked a bomb scare after a taxi driver was adbucted and forced to rob the bank.

  8. Man charged after "significant" cannabis find

    Police have recovered "a significant amount of cannabis" following a search of premises in Buckhaven, Fife, yesterday.

    Cannabis leaf

    A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act and will be reported to the procurator giscal.

    Community Sergeant Robert Gassner, of Police Scotland, said: " I would like to thank the public for their help in keeping the police aware of what is happening in the community.

    "The growing of these plants in homes can prove hazardous and as such any information regarding this activity is acted upon as swiftly as possible."

  9. Scotland gets ready for a Barney

    Storm Barney, which is set to batter the UK with winds of 80mph, is seen over Scotland in the latest image received by the Satellite Receiving Station at the University of Dundee today.

    The image, received at 12.51, shows the cloud system of the storm.

    Storm Barney
  10. Princess Anne opens Inverness College UHI building

    Princess Anne has officially opened the new £50m Inverness College UHI building.

    Inveress College

    The Princess Royal unveiled a plaque in the college, which sits on Highlands and Islands Enterprise's new campus at Beechwood in Inverness.

    The building opened to students and staff in August.

    The college, which is part of the University of the Highlands and Islands network, was formerly housed in a building on Inverness' Longman Road.

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  11. Salmond: No military action without UN mandate

    Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond has said that a United Nations mandate would be a condition for the SNP to support military intervention in Syria.

    Alex Salmond

    However Mr Salmond, who is the SNP spokesman for foreign affairs, went on to say that the UK government had still not made a convincing case for the UK to join military action in Syria.

    Speaking to the BBC, he said: "We haven't heard in the SNP benches anything yet that would convince us that being the 13th country to start bombing in Syria is going to make any material difference whatsoever to anything.

    "What we'd like to hear is far, far more about diplomatic initiatives through the United Nations and also the real practical things like interrupting the financial flows into Daesh to actually make a material difference to what's happening in the Middle East."

  12. Offers of help from around Scotland

    The Scottish Refugee Council has received nearly 2,000 offers of help from individuals around Scotland offering to assist the refugees.

    Plane landing at Glasgow Airport

    Chief executive John Wilkes said: "I think what they will get from the communities is a very, very warm and positive welcome.

    "Certainly the local authorities will have prepared the neighbourhoods the individuals and families are coming to.

    "There's a lot of co-ordination, a lot of effort from all sorts of agencies, including ours, in terms of providing the best possible welcome we can.

    "I think the general mood in the majority of the population is that Scotland and the UK are doing a good thing, that we're playing our part in the world.

    "Clearly that's not the view that everybody will share. I think there are segments of the population that are more apprehensive.

    "Then there's the issue that people don't fully understand who these people might be. It's important that people get real hard information about who these people are, where they've come from and the traumas they've faced."

  13. 'Apprehension, relief and hope'

    Refugees arrive in Scotland

    John Wilkes, chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC), said people on the charter flight which arrived today will be experiencing a range of emotions, from apprehension to relief and hope.

    Syrian refugees at the Zatari Syrian Refugee Camp, in Jordan

    "This is a really significant day for them because many of them will have been in the camps around Syria for months or years, experiencing all the hardships having fled horrific situations in Syria," he said.

    "I suspect for many of them there will be a mixture of feelings, including apprehension about where they are coming.

    "They're obviously arriving in winter so that might be a bit of a shock. But I think the overriding sense will be one of relief and also one of hope in terms of having the chance to build a new life in the safety and security of Scotland."

  14. Five-year visas for refugees

    The Syrian refugees who have just touched down in Scotland will be given a five-year visa allowing them to remain in the country. After that, they will be able to apply for leave to remain.

    Plane landing at Glasgow Airport

    Downing Street refused to specify how many refugees were arriving today but said they had undergone "rigorous" security checks before boarding the plane.

    A spokesman said it would be "reasonable to assume" the refugees would go to areas within a "reasonable radius" of Glasgow.

  15. Refugees arrive at Glasgow

    Update

    The first charter flight bringing Syrian refugees to the UK has touched down at Glasgow Airport.

    A plane, believed to be carrying about 100 people from camps surrounding the war-torn Middle East state, landed at about 15:40.

    The refugees are currently having their details processed and will then be taken by bus to the different local authority areas where they will be resettled.

    Flight at Glasgow Airport

    Several more special flights will arrive at airports around Britain in the coming months as part of a programme to take 20,000 refugees.

    At the weekend, Home Secretary Theresa May said those who arrive in the UK from the region will have been thoroughly screened to ensure they do not pose a terrorist threat.

  16. Flight carrying refugees from Syrian border arrives in Glasgow

    About 100 Syrian refugees have landed in the UK - the largest group to arrive since the UK government expanded its resettlement scheme in September.

    The group - thought to be mainly families - arrived at Glasgow Airport on the first of a series of charter flights carrying refugees.

    They are expected to be resettled by local authorities across Scotland.

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    Flight carrying refugees arrives
    Image caption: Flight carrying refugees arrives at Glasgow Airport
  17. Two-vehicle crash on M9

    Emergency services are in attendance at a two-vehicle crash on the M9.

    The accident happened at J3, near to the Linlithgow turnoff.

    Fire crews are also en-route.

  18. Pair in court over body parts

    A man and a woman are to stand trial for murder after a woman's remains were found in Montrose.

    Prosecutors allege Steven Jackson and Michelle Higgins repeatedly struck Kim MacKenzie on the head with a hammer and struck her on the neck with a knife at a flat in the town.

    Forensic experts in Montrose

    Neither made a plea when they appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court.

    Police cordoned off several areas of Montrose after the discovery of body parts two weeks ago.

  19. Views sought on caravan plans

    Councils could impose managers on badly-run caravan parks, under new proposals from the Scottish government.

    The regulations would empower councils to revoke site licences and enable sheriffs to appoint interim managers, where a site breaches licensing conditions.

    If passed, the legislation would affect the 3,000 people currently living permanently on Scotland's 90 mobile home sites.

    caravans in a line

    The regulations will also increase the size of permitted caravans by about 10%, to reflect the growing number of permanent residents.

  20. MSP tribute following Paris attacks

    MSPs at Holyrood call on Scotland to unite "as one" to oppose terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks.

    Politicians from across the chamber paid their respects to the 129 who died and the hundreds who were injured.

    A senior representative from the French consulate and members of Scotland's French community will be in the chamber to hear the words of solidarity.

    Memorial

    Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick and party leaders also signed a book of condolence at the parliament.

  21. Boy, 9, breaks leg in crash

    Update

    A nine-year-old boy is in hospital after being hit by a car outside a primary school.

    The child was struck by a blue Toyota Yaris near Haghill Primary on Cumbernauld Road in the Riddrie area of Glasgow at about 08:30.

    Emergency services attended and the boy was taken by ambulance to the city's Royal Hospital for Children, where he is receiving treatment for a broken leg and elbow.

    The boy, a pupil at Haghill Primary, is said to be in a stable condition.

    Cumbernauld Road

    The 30-year-old man driving the car was uninjured.

  22. Nightclub thug jailed for 'reprehensible' attack

    A nightclub thug has been jailed for 44 months for a brutal attack that left his victim needing facial surgery.

    Anthony Chambers, 39, punched and stamped on Quinten McGarrie after a row in the club in Ayr on 15 February, .

    Eight titanium plates were later inserted into the victim's face to repair the damage Chambers inflicted.

    At the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Lord Turnbull told Chambers, who admitted the assault: "You used a wholly unnecessary and reprehensible level of violence."

  23. Chancellor agrees Scotland Office cuts

    David Porter

    Westminster correspondent

    The Chancellor, George Osborne, has confirmed that he has agreed spending cuts with seven more UK government departments - including Work and Pensions and the Scotland Office.

    Chancellor George Osborne

    Day-to-day budgets will fall by significantly less than the Chancellor had asked ministers to consider.

    However, agreement still has to be reched with big-spending departments such as the Home Office ahead of next week's Autumn statement.

  24. 25 women in 'revenge porn' attacks

    Intimate images of 25 women from a single small area of Scotland were posted online after their computers were hacked, Police Scotland has revealed.

    The images had been either taken by the women themselves or by a partner or friend.

    laptop

    Police who are investigating say there is no suggestion that former partners were involved in the so-called revenge porn attacks.

    Det Chf Supt Lesley Boal revealed details of the cases as MSPs look to introduce the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm Bill to crack down on the unauthorised sharing of intimate images.

    She said: "Victims are unclear whether (revenge porn) is an offence and police officers, given some of the circumstances, are not clear exactly what crime or offence it fits into.

    "So, for perpetrators there has to be a clear message that this is absolutely not acceptable in society. In terms of how it impacts on victims, it is absolutely devastating."

  25. Cancer care 'needs long-term plan'

    The increase in cancer survival rates has been welcomed by patient support groups - but they have warned that more help needs to be given.

    cancer patient

    Janice Preston, Macmillan Cancer Support's head in Scotland, said: "It's good news more people are surviving cancer. That why it's vital more is done to make sure patients get help coping with the long-term impacts of the illness, which can range from extreme fatigue to depression.

    "There are currently 220,000 people in Scotland who've had a cancer diagnosis and that's expected to reach almost 360,000 by 2030.

    "We need the Scottish government to deliver a cancer plan that sets out how people living with the long-term impacts of cancer will get the medical, emotional, practical and financial help they need."

  26. Child injured in bus and lorry crash

    Update

    A child and three adults have been taken to hospital after a bus and a lorry were involved in a crash in Aberdeenshire.

    The collision happened on the A90 at the Newburgh turn-off, on the stretch between Toll of Birness and Blackdog, just before 08:00.

    Bus crash scene

    The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed it took four patients to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

    They were an eight-year-old child, a man in his 80s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s, a spokesman said. He added that they were all in a "stable condition".

  27. Scotland Office agrees spending cuts

    The Chancellor George Osborne has agreed spending cuts with seven more UK government departments, including the Scotland Office and the Department for Work and Pensions.

    It's understood day-to-day budgets will fall by less than the chancellor had initially asked ministers to consider.

    Scottish notes and coins
    Image caption: John Swinney says his draft budget will be "bold and ambitious"

    He is expected to unveil the extent of the cuts during next week's Autumn Statement.

  28. Kenny Miller signs new Rangers deal

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    Kenny Miller has signed a one-year contract extension with Scottish Championship leaders Rangers, tying him to the Ibrox club until 2017.

    Rangers forward Kenny Miller

    Miller, 35, has also taken on a coaching role with Rangers' under-20s team, which is managed by the club's former midfielder Ian Durrant.

    So far this season, Miller has scored five goals for Mark Warburton's side.

    The former Scotland striker is in his third spell at Ibrox, having rejoined Rangers from Vancouver Whitecaps.

  29. Pensioner rescued from house fire

    A pensioner has been rescued from a house fire in Edinburgh.

    The emergency services were called to Hamilton Wynd in Leith at about 11:40.

    Fire engine

    A man in his 60s was brought to safety and treated at the scene by an ambulance rapid response team.

    He has been taken to hospital suffering from suspected smoke inhalation.

  30. Probe after mosque fire

    Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a cultural centre being used as a mosque by the Muslim community.

    Fire crews were called to Bishopbriggs Cultural Centre, in Auchinairn Road, just after 02:00 this morning.

    Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a lock-up area.

    Some damage was caused to the building but no-one was injured.

    The fire is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is under way. Police have appealed for witnesses.

  31. Wind farm proposals refused

    Proposals for two major wind farms in Sutherland in the Highlands have been refused consent by Scottish ministers.

    Wind turbines

    Sallachy and Duchally Estates in Sutherland had proposed constructing 22 turbines.

    Energy giant SSE sought permission for 23 turbines at Glencassley Estate near Lairg.

    Scottish ministers said the projects would have had an "unacceptable impact" on wild land. SSE said it was "very disappointed" by the decision.

  32. Boy, 9, suffers head injuries

    Update

    Police say a nine-year-old boy has suffered a head injury after being struck by a vehicle in Glasgow.

    The child was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children.

    Cumbernauld Road

    He was walking near Haghill Primary School in Cumbernauld Road in Dennistoun at 08:30 this morning when the accident happened.

  33. Religiously-aggravated offences hit low

    The number of religiously-aggravated offences in Scotland has hit a 40-year low, the Scottish government says.

    Police Scotland said religious intolerance led to 763 hate crimes during the past year - of these, 299 were motivated by anti-Catholic prejudice.

    Hand holding up Irish flag

    Out of 7,400 hate crimes related to ethnicity, 2.3% were anti-Irish.

    A British Irish Parliamentary Assembly report said the evidence suggested that the experience of Irish communities had improved considerably in recent decades.

  34. Number of cancer deaths falls

    The number of people dying from cancer has fallen by 11% in Scotland over the past 10 years, according to new figures.

    Although the rate of death has fallen, the actual number of deaths has not, because cancer is common in the elderly and the population is ageing.

    Lung cancer

    Lung cancer remains the most common cause of death, followed by colorectal cancer.

    Death rates vary by the type of cancer - with death rates due to breast cancer and stomach cancer falling, but rising dramatically for liver cancer.

  35. Seal pup rescued after being found on beach

    A grey seal pup which was found on a beach in Fraserburgh is being looked after by the Scottish SPCA.

    Rescued seal pup

    The female - believed to be three weeks old and still with a white fur coat - has been named Rogue.

    The seal was rescued by volunteers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue earlier this month.

    The pup is the first of the season in the care of the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross in Alloa.

  36. Seven-week delay to Don crossing

    The completion of the so-called third Don crossing in Aberdeen has been delayed by seven weeks, it has been announced.

    An artist's impression of possible third Don crossing

    The £18m road bridge will link the Bridge of Don and Tillydrone.

    Aberdeen City Council said a time extension had been agreed with main contractor Balfour Beatty due to "unexpected delays with re-routing underground utilities".

    The expected completion date is now March next year.

  37. DNA profile of Balerno sex attacker

    Detectives hunting a man who raped a 19-year-old woman in the Balerno area of Edinburgh in August say they now have a full DNA profile of the attacker.

    Details of the inquiry were featured on the BBC's Crimewatch appeal last night.

    Newmills Road in Balerno

    The woman was walking along Newmills Road after midnight when a man approached her from behind, threatened her and took her into a field.

    Police say they hope the appeal will jog people's memories and lead to a vital piece of information. In particular, they are hoping to trace the occupants of a light-coloured five-door saloon car seen near the area about the time of the attack.

  38. A&E times see slight improvement

    Accident and emergency waiting times at Scotland's newest hospital have improved but still fall below a key target.

    The latest weekly figures show 88.6% of patients at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital were seen and either admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours in the week ending 8 November.

    South Glasgow Hospitals Campus

    Across Scotland, there were 25,302 attendances at emergency departments, with 94.4% of patients seen within the required time. The Scottish government's target is 95%.

    A total of 81 patients spent more than eight hours in an emergency department, with 16 patients waiting for more than 12 hours.

  39. Andy Murray: I don't want to live in fear

    Andy Murray says he is focused on Great Britain's Davis Cup final despite recent security concerns in Belgium.

    Andy Murray

    Next week's final takes place in Ghent. The city is 35 miles from Molenbeek, the focus of a manhunt for one of the suspects involved in the Paris attacks.

    "I don't want to live in fear each time I step on a court," said Murray, 28.

    Belgium's government has raised the terror threat level to three, and Tuesday's football friendly with Spain in Brussels has been called off.

    The Scot, who is playing in the ATP World Tour finals in London, added: "I do think the best thing we can do is to live our normal lives, not change too much, because then the terrorists are the ones that are winning."

  40. 'Alarming trend' of dung beetle decline

    Some of the UK's dung beetle species are becoming scarcer and could even face extinction, according to scientists.

    The Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project (Dump) is still in the early stages of its research work, which has included examining beetle sites in Scotland.

    However, the team said it had already noted an "alarming trend" of decline of some species.

    Aphodius fasciatus
    Image caption: Aphodius fasciatus

    Dung beetles play key roles in improving soils and controlling pests.

  41. Today at Holyrood

    Holyrood's Health Committee will be taking evidence on the Transplantation Bill this morning.

    In the chamber, MSPs will offer their condolences to the people of France in the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris.

    Holyrood

    After topical questions, the Devolution Committee will lead a debate titled 'Changing Relationships: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Intergovernmental Relations'.

    SNP MSP Roderick Campbell will then lead a debate on Universal Children's Day 2015.

    Follow all the twists and turns in the chamber here.

  42. MSPs call for unity after Paris attacks

    MSPs at Holyrood will call on Scotland to unite "as one" to oppose terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks.

    Memorial

    Politicians from across the chamber will pay their respects to the 129 who died and the hundreds who were injured.

    A senior representative from the French consulate and members of Scotland's French community will be in the chamber to hear the words of solidarity.

    Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick and party leaders will also sign a book of condolence at the parliament.

  43. Child hit by car outside school

    A child has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car outside a primary school.

    The incident happened on Cumbernauld Road at Haghill Primary School in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow at about 08:30.

    Cumbernauld Road

    The child has been taken to Queen Elizabeth University hospital in the city.

  44. Ex-Scotland boss Craig Brown advises Wales

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    Wales have sought the advice of former Scotland manager Craig Brown to help their preparations for the Euro 2016 Championship in France.

    Craig Brown took Scotland to the 1996 European Championship and the 1998 World Cup
    Image caption: Craig Brown took Scotland to the 1996 European Championship and the 1998 World Cup

    Brown, 75, led Scotland to Euro 96 and the 1998 World Cup as manager and believes Wales can shine in France.

    Next summer's finals will be Wales' first appearance at a major tournament since 1958.

    "When you see the Welsh team play, they're excellent. I think they've got a very good chance," said Brown.

    "They won't surprise me, but they could surprise a few folk."

  45. Care worker wage pledge by Labour

    All council care workers would be paid at least £7.85 an hour if Labour forms the next Scottish government, the party has said.

    care worker with elderly woman

    The figure is the minimum salary mandated by the Living Wage Foundation.

    Scottish Labour said it would compel all councils and private firms engaged in council contracts to pay the wage to care workers.

    But council body Cosla questioned whether local authorities could afford the increase.

  46. Support for Scots Bataclan victim

    The Home Secretary Theresa May says consular support is available to the family of a Scottish man caught up in the Paris attacks.

    Police outside the Bataclan music venue

    Callum MacDonald, 24, from Fort William, is understood to be among the hundreds of people injured.

    Highland MP Ian Blackford told to the House of Commons he had been told that Mr MacDonald was at the Bataclan music venue where gunmen opened fire.

    Ms May said: "Our thoughts are with him and his family and friends."

  47. Bus and lorry crash on A90

    Emergency services have attended the scene of a crash involving a bus and lorry in Aberdeenshire.

    The A90 Newburgh turnoff between Aberdeen and Ellon was shut following the crash shortly before 08:00.

    Five people were treated for minor injuries.

    The road has now partially reopened to southbound traffic.

  48. Andy Murray column

    A huge fortnight and impending parenthood

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    In the middle of two huge events and some of the biggest weeks of my career, it feels better than ever to focus on my real priority whenever I can.

    Andy Murray

    My wife Kim is expecting our first child and it's really nice that when I get home I'm not stressing about tennis, but interested in helping her as much as I can.

    She has always been great about supporting me throughout my career but the next couple of weeks are going to be stressful, with a lot of big matches.

    That means getting to spend time together now is especially nice, because Kim's quite far along and we have something more important to talk about and distract us - or distract me - from the tennis.

    Read Andy Murray's exclusive column here.

  49. Warning over 'opt-out' organ donation

    Switching to an "opt-out" system of organ donation in Scotland could lead to rows between medics and relatives, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is warning.

    They are giving evidence to MSPs today about the Transplantation Bill - which would let donors nominate an advocate to enforce their desire to donate, and potentially over-rule opposing family members.

    A surgeon performing an operation

    The RCPE says that could put clinicians in the difficult position of harvesting organs in the face of explicit opposition from relatives.

  50. 'Bombing alone is not the solution'

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Angus Robertson adds: "I don't know anyone who thinks we shouldn't take action. But what is the most effective way of doing that? Bombing alone is not a solution.

    "There is not a shortage of bombing going on in Syria. What there is a shortage of is an international initiative that is bringing together countries to find a long-term solution."

    Syrian government forces deployed on a road south-east of Aleppo (4 November 2015)
  51. Robertson calls for joint effort to tackle terror

    BBC Radio Scotland

    The SNP's leader at Westminster Angus Robertson has called for the international community to join together in the fight against terror group IS.

    Angus Robertson

    Prime Minister David Cameron has renewed calls for air strikes on Syria following the Paris attacks.

    But Mr Robertson told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme that the UK should instead back a joint effort to target the terrorists.

    He said: "There is a growing realisation in the international community that we need a coherent strategy, a plan that brings together all the key powers. The Western powers but also Russia, Iran and others and try to deal with the conflict in Syria.

    "It's only by ending the conflict in Syria that we are going to be able to effectively combat IS and its terrorism against the people of Syria and that which they are now exporting to Europe."

  52. MSPs offer condolences

    MSPs are to offer their condolences to the people of France in the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris.

    The flags outside the Scottish Parliament are already at half-mast and a book of condolence will be opened today.

    Flowers and tributes

    It will be signed by the Presiding Office Tricia Marwick and the five political party leaders: Nicola Sturgeon, Kezia Dugdale, Ruth Davidson, Willie Rennie and Patrick Harvie.

  53. On the back pages

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday is adamant clubs trying to prise manager Mark Warburton from Rangers are wasting their time, the Englishman having been linked with Fulham and QPR, reports theDaily Record.

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    See what else is making the back pages here.

  54. One in hospital following bar fire

    One person has been taken to hospital after a fire at a bar in Inverness.

    Fire crews were called to the Hootananny venue in Church Street at about 17:20.

    Hootananny
    Image caption: The fire broke out in the Hootananny bar

    Three appliances went to the scene, a spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said.

    The venue said on Twitter: "We are closed for the rest of today due to an incident this evening."

  55. Fewer corncrakes counted in Scotland

    The number of corncrakes recorded in Scotland dropped by almost a fifth this year, according to the RSPB.

    They have blamed a wet and cold spring followed by a damp summer.

    Corncrake

    The birds are counted by listening for the call of males. This year just over 1,000 were recorded, while last year there were nearly 1,300 - the highest total in 45 years.

    The birds migrate from Africa to the Hebrides, with the largest number of the corncrakes flying to Tiree to breed.

  56. Empty homes 'could help ease crisis'

    A leading charity says bringing unoccupied homes across Scotland back into use could help ease the shortage of affordable housing.

    Shelter Scotland estimates more than 27,000 privately-owned homes are lying empty, while there are a 150,000 families on waiting lists.

    Boarded up house
    Image caption: The value of empty properties across Scotland is estimated at £4.3bn

    The charity said it had brought more than 1,200 properties back into use by helping owners sell or refurbish them for rental but that more could be done.

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    Jo Perry

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