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Summary

  1. Severe flood warnings in place
  2. Family pay tribute to murdered woman
  3. Trump accused of blackmailing Scotland
  4. Man drove wrong way on M8 for 20 miles
  5. A83 reopened after successful boulder explosion
  6. Storms have cost economy up to £700m

Live Reporting

By Graham Fraser

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That is all for today's Scotland Live. Continue to follow all the latest on the bad weather on the BBC website. Join us again from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Round-up - All the latest on the disruption caused by the weather

    Flooding

    With two severe flood warnings issued in Aberdeenshire, and eastern Scotland continuing to suffer from heavy rain, here is the latest on the weather disruption: 

    weather summary
  3. Disruption on the trains between Edinburgh/Glasgow and Aberdeen due to flooding

    There is currently severe disruption on the railways on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen, Glasgow to Aberdeen and Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness lines.

    This is due to flooding between Aberdeen and Dundee.

    ScotRail advise trains may be cancelled, delayed or terminated.

    Keep up-to-date on the ScotRail website.

  4. Police refuse to let MSPs question officers named in investigation into intercepting communications

    Police Scotland's Deputy Chief Constable Neil Richardson

    Four officers were named as part of the inquiry after police broke new regulations while trying to discover the identity of a journalist's sources.

    The deputy chief constable Neil Richardson (pictured) told the justice committee he would not invite them due to "critical legal issues".

    Assistant Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson will appear instead.

    He will be questioned by MSPs on 12 January.

  5. Man jailed for 15 years for attempted murder of baby girl has sentence cut to 10 years

    A man who was jailed for 15 years for the attempted murder of a baby girl has had his sentence cut to 10 years.

    Ross Dunn, 28, from Edinburgh, shook the girl and hit her off a surface while he was looking after her.

    The baby suffered a fractured skull, broken leg, eye damage, bleeding and bruising and is now registered blind.

    Dunn's sentence for what his trial judge described as "an inexplicable, horrendous crime" on a four-week-old girl, was reduced after he appealed.

  6. VIDEO - Footage shows fast-flowing flood water in the Aberdeenshire village of Tarland

    Flooding in Tarland

    SEPA has issued two severe (danger to life) flood warnings for Inverurie and Kintore with dozens of other flood warnings in place across Aberdeenshire, Angus and Tayside.

    The Met Office has also forecast further heavy rain, gale force winds and snow across much of the country.

    Watch the video - Pictures courtesy of Fubar News

  7. Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor signs two-year contract extension at Hull City

    Allan McGregor

    The 33-year-old Scotland international has made 77 league appearances since joining from Turkish side Besiktas and his new deal runs until 2018.

    McGregor told the club website: "I'm thankful it's all done and dusted and I'm just looking to push on for the rest of the season.

    "I look at the players we have and I think we can be right up there at the end of the season."

  8. Severe flood warnings issued in Aberdeenshire, as eastern Scotland continues to suffer heavy rain

    There are currently flood warnings at several places in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, Dundee and Angus, Moray, and Tayside.

    Find out all the latest information on the website of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).

    Sepa has upgraded its flood warnings for Inverurie and Kintore to severe, with river levels on the Don not expected to peak until the early hours of tomorrow morning. 

    In other news:

    • Properties at risk include some already inundated earlier this week particularly in the village of Port Elphinstone. 
    • In Huntly a care home near the River Deveron has been put on standby to evacuate.
    • Flood gates have been closed in Stonehaven where residents fear the River Carron could burst its banks.
    • Roads across the region are affected by flood waters - many are closed but police say drivers should exercise extreme caution across the north east this evening. 
    • A number of schools closed early - while Glenbervie Primary in Aberdeenshire was closed today due to roof damage. 
    • There was some good news though in Aberdeen - where a man police had feared washed away in the flooded River Dee earlier this week was traced safe and well.
  9. Dundee United goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima believes his side can still beat the drop

    Eiji Kawashima

    United have won only two league fixtures this season, and are without a win in any competition since October. They are currently 11 points adrift at the foot of the Premiership.

    "I believe I can do something for Dundee United," Kawashima said. "I believe clearly that we can survive,"

    "I also have experience in Belgium when being at the bottom of the table and then in the end we survived."

  10. Accrington Stanley manager accuses Josh Windass and Matt Crooks of disrespecting club's fans

    John Coleman's comments came after the pair took to social media to say they are "buzzing to play for a massive club".

    Windass and Crooks have both signed pre-contract agreements with Scottish Championship leaders Rangers and will move to Ibrox on four-year contracts at the end of the season, when their current deals end.

    John Coleman
  11. Mother and children rescued from car after it was stranded in Killiecrankie floods

    A mother and her children were rescued from this car after it got stuck in floods in Killiecrankie on Thursday at 09:00.

    Firefighters smashed windows of the BMW X5 to reach the family.

    Stranded car
  12. Scottish Environment Protection Agency issues two severe flood warnings for Inverurie and Kintore

    The warning is Sepa's highest alert, meaning "severe flooding and danger to life".

    For Kintore, the agency said: "This means that extensive flooding is expected to properties and businesses including those in Castle Hill and Kingsfield Road. Many roads, including the B977, will be impassable in and around Kintore."

    Meanwhile, in Inverurie, Sepa warned: "This means that extensive flooding is expected to properties and businesses including those in Port Elphinstone, along Old Canal, and Inverurie Paper Mill. 

    "The Waste Water Treatment Works and railway line will also be significantly affected. Many roads, including the B993, will be impassable in and around Inverurie."  

    Kintore flood warning
    Inverurie
  13. Alan Stubbs confident striker Jason Cummings will still be a Hibs player at end of transfer window

    Jason Cummings

    The 20-year-old has scored on sixteen occasions so far this season and is attracting interest from clubs from England. 

    Stubbs reiterated should he move it will only be if the the bid matches the clubs valuation. 

    Stubbs would not be drawn on speculation linking him with a move for Celtic striker Anthony Stokes, saying he would not comment in any players who are still under contract at other clubs.

  14. Numbers of wind-blown little auks appearing in Scotland "unprecedented"

    Little auks

    The numbers of wind-blown little auks appearing in Scotland have been "unprecedented", a bird conservation charity has suggested.

    Thousands of the small seabirds have been driven from wintering grounds off Scandinavia by stormy easterly winds.

    RSPB Scotland said the event was on a "massive scale" and auks have appeared as far inland as Lentran near Beauly.

    While large numbers of birds have survived the ordeal, others have been found dead including at Rosemarkie.