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Summary

  1. Carmichael legal challenge fails
  2. Bridge work considered five years ago
  3. Rain and wind warnings for many parts
  4. Inspector urges improvements at prison
  5. Ruling due on Carmichael legal challenge

Live Reporting

By Jo Perry and Sandy Murray

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Time for us to fly!

    Scotland Live returns with all the big stories of the day at 08:00 on Thursday.

    Woman with umbrella
  2. Weather forecast: More wind, more rain, more Scottish winter

    BBC Scotland Weather

    Rain continues to spread across all parts this evening. 

    Heaviest and most persistent across North Argyll and the west Highlands.

    Very windy with strong to gale force southerly winds, severe gale force across exposed parts of the south, gusts 60-70 mph. 

    Severe too across the Northwest, the Western and Northern Isles  

  3. RBS boss admits it will take 'a long time' to rebuild trust in the banks

    Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief executive Ross McEwan has told the BBC that rebuilding trust in the banking fraternity will take "a long time".

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live on the theme of forgiveness, he said he did not think there was a "moment of forgiveness" for the banks.

    Read more here.

    Ross McEwan
  4. Northern Ireland keeper Michael McGovern 'loving' his club football at Hamilton

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern is in no hurry to settle his future as he looks forward to Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland.

    The 31-year-old has started the last six matches for his country and will be out of contract in the summer.

    "Everything is going well here and I'm loving it," said McGovern.

    Michael McGovern
  5. MSPs to look at options for road bridge inquiry next week

    The first step towards a full inquiry into the Forth Road Bridge closure could be taken next week.

    Holyrood's infrastructure and capital investment committee will look at the options for a "focussed" inquiry.

    The issue will come before the Scottish parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

    Forth Road Bridge
  6. Glasgow mosque representative calls for UK ban on American presidential hopeful Donald Trump

    The general secretary of the Glasgow Central Mosque has backed a petition calling for the Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be barred from entering UK. 

    Nabeel Shaikh's comments come after Mr Trump, who has a number of business interests in Scotland, called for a temporary halt on Muslims entering the United States. 

    The call to stop the US businessman from coming to Britain was made in a UK Parliament e-petition. 

    Glasgow Central Mosque - pic via Geograph
  7. Robert Gordon University revokes Donald Trump honour

  8. Housing association fined for bath scalding death of disabled man it was caring for

    A housing association has been fined £75,000 following the death of a disabled man who was scalded in a bath.

    Joseph Hobbin, 60, was a resident of Kennedy Court in Haddington, which was owned by Ark Housing Association. While a bath was being run, Mr Hobbin's legs slipped out of a bath chair and went into the water - probably due to an epileptic fit.

    The housing association pleaded guilty to two contraventions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

    Kennedy Court
  9. Domestic abuser jailed for murdering his partner

    A man has been jailed for murdering his partner at their Ayrshire home.

    James Morley, 42, repeatedly struck 46-year-old Elaine Duncan with a cooking pot and a knife in April 2014.

    Morley had eight previous convictions for attacking her.

  10. Ferry trials held on Forth to provide alternative route during bridge closure

    A trail has been held to assess the feasibility of running a regular ferry between Rosyth and South Queensferry, according to the Evening News.

    The paper said the proposal would be to use a 200-passenger vessel while the Forth Road Bridge is closed.

    The crossing by ferry takes approximately 30 minutes.

    Forth Road Bridge
  11. Treasury allocates nearly £4m to Scotland after Storm Desmond flooding

    Scotland's share of a UK-wide fund to help flood victims will be almost £4m.

    Chancellor George Osborne announced total funding of £50m.

    Storm Desmond led to properties in the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Tayside and Moray being damaged.

    Clearing up after floods
  12. Traffic Scotland say A1 is blocked by overturned lorry as winds pick across much of Scotland

  13. BBC Weather warns of severe gales to come this evening - and more rain

  14. Scottish Ambulance Service has agreed plan for emergency use of Forth Road Bridge

  15. Giant bunnies arrive in Aberdeen - more on BBC Reporting Scotland at 18:30

  16. Tay Road Bridge warns of southbound closure

  17. Who is fit and who is out for Celtic's Europa League game?

    Celtic include Kris Commons and James Forrest for their Europa League visit to Istanbul to take on Fenerbahce.

    Commons has missed the last four matches with a hamstring problem, while Forrest has recovered from a knock.

    The visitors are without captain Scott Brown, Charlie Mulgrew and Saidy Janko, who are all out long-term.

    Read more here.

    Celtic player
  18. Woman deliberately tripped at top of Waverley train station escalator

    A 45-year-old woman was deliberately tripped by another woman as she ran onto the top of an escalator at Waverley train station in Edinburgh.

    British Transport Police said CCTV showed the woman being tripped as she entered the station from Princes Street at Waverley Steps last Friday at about 22:30.

    Waverley Station

    The woman was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and treated overnight for cuts to her head and lip.

    Det Con Paul Farquhar said: “I understand that the young woman responsible laughed as she made off from the station entrance and a man, who is believed to have been in her company, apologised for her actions to the injured woman."

    Police have appealed for witnesses.

  19. Little or no progress in Scotland towards healthy eating targets

    Scotland's new food standards body has recommended tougher targets for healthy eating after finding "little or no progress" over the past 15 years.

    Fried food

    The Food Standards Scotland (FSS) board was set up in April. 

    It has recommended that Scots should increase their fibre intake to 30g per day and have no more than 5% of their total energy from sugar. Previous dietary goals, including a target to have no more than 11% energy intake from sugar, have not been met.