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Summary

  1. Heavy rain and high winds hit Scotland
  2. Man hurt as chimney smashes bus window
  3. 22 people, including 12 children, rescued from floods at primary school
  4. A1 closed after high winds blow two lorries over
  5. M9 reopens after it was closed for five hours due to flooding
  6. M8 reopens after two portacabins are blown off HGV

Live Reporting

By Graham Fraser

All times stated are UK

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  2. Pictures - Stormy seas off the Dumfries and Galloway coast

    John Lindsay, from Newton Stewart, sent us these pictures of Port William in Dumfries and Galloway today.

    Port William
    Port William
  3. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service rescue 22 people from serious flooding in Aberfoyle

    Aberfoyle Primary School was cut off by flooding when the River Forth burst its banks
    Image caption: Aberfoyle Primary School was cut off by flooding when the River Forth burst its banks

    The emergency service said they helped the trapped people, including 12 children, at Aberfoyle Primary School this afternoon. 

    Appliances from Bathgate, Aberfoyle, Balfron fire stations and water rescue teams from Bathgate and Stirling fire stations used a boat and rescue sleds.

    Incident Commander Martyn Brandrick said: "This incident required specialist technical processes to ensure safe systems of work were implemented.

    "The successful outcome to the incident was achieved through a co-ordinated multi agency approach where all responding agencies played a key role."

  4. Plans for a statue of Angus-born AC/DC singer Bon Scott approved by councillors

    AC/DC with Bon Scott (L) perform on BBC's Top of the Pops in 1978

    The 2.4m-high bronze statue, which will stand in Bellies Brae car park in his home town of Kirriemuir, is due to be unveiled at the annual Bonfest event in April. 

    AC/DC backed the fundraising campaign to commemorate the singer who died in 1980, aged 33. 

    The council has received over 80 letters of support for the new statue.  

  5. Scottish Cup preview - Forfar ready for rearranged match against Linlithgow Rose

    Forfar vs Linlithgow

    Forfar Athletic will be without Michael Travis when they host Linlithgow Rose in a rearranged Scottish Cup replay.

    He joins the ineligible Andy Ryan in missing out for the League One side.

    Juniors Linlithgow will be without the suspended Gary Thom, Chris Gray and Ruari MacLennan and Roddy MacLennan misses out due to a knee injury.

    Colin Leiper is expected to return to a starting role after being on the bench during Saturday's 1-1 Scottish Junior Cup draw with Irvine Meadow.

    The game was rescheduled after a section of lights failed in the seventh minute, with the match abandoned 18 minutes later.  

  6. Scottish Cup preview - Dundee prepare to take on Falkirk

    Dundee FC

    Defender Darren O'Dea is out of Dundee's rearranged Scottish Cup tie against Falkirk with a leg injury.

    Julen Etxabeguren, James McPake, Gary Irvine and Daryll Meggatt are also on the sidelines, but Kevin Holt is fit.

    New signing Arturo is not eligible to play as the Spanish striker was not registered before the original date for the fourth-round tie.

    Blair Alston was left out of Falkirk's weekend game, but he will be included in the squad for tonight's match. 

    Coverage of the game is on BBC Radio Scotland and the BBC Sport website.

  7. All the latest on the roads from the BBC Scotland travel desk

    Two lorries blew over on the A1 at Dunbar

    Heavy rain and strong winds continue to cause problems on Scotland's roads.

    • In Dumfries and Galloway, several roads are affected by flooding; the A781 White Sands is closed as is the A716 between Logans Mains and Drummore, and the A701 in Moffat.
    • In East Lothian, the A1 at Dunbar is expected to be closed until after peak time so if this is on your route over the next few hours, you will have to divert. Two overturned lorries are still blocking the road.
    • In Stirling, traffic is still very slow southbound approaching the Keir Roundabout in Dunblane. Surrounding roads are also busier than usual following the earlier closure of the M9.
    • In Glasgow, Clyde Place is closed between Commerce Street and West Street which will affect you if you're heading for the George V Bridge.
    • In North Lanarkshire, the A71 Allanton Road in Shotts is closed following an accident.
    • In Renfrewshire, the M8 is slow at J29 St James eastbound. Roadworks at the roundabout mean delays are likely on all approaches. The A8 in Langbank has one lane closed westbound for police investigations.
    • There are wind warnings on the, Kessock, Skye and Tay Road Bridge. The Erskine and Forth Road Bridge are both closed to high sided vehicles.
  8. Scottish ballerina braves the New York snow to pose on Seventh Avenue

    A young ballerina from Falkirk drew cheers and applause from passers-by when she posed in the middle of a snowy Seventh Avenue in New York.

    New York

    Victoria Thomson shared the photo of her 13-year-old daughter Aimee, taken when they were caught up in Storm Jonas while on holiday in NY at the weekend.

    Aimee, who is training with Scottish Ballet and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, braved the cold in leggings and pointe shoes while traffic was banned from the road in the freezing weather.

  9. Storm latest - Disruption on the trains in western Scotland

    • Train services between Glasgow Central and Stranraer via Kilmarnock, and between Kilmarnock and Stranraer, may be terminated at Girvan. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
    • Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, train services between Milngavie and Whifflet, Motherwell and Milngavie via Whifflet, and Dalmuir and Motherwell via Whifflet may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 19:00.
    • Due to the same flooding near Bridgeton, train services between Dalmuir and Larkhall are disrupted until at least 19:00.
  10. Andy Murray and Johanna Konta prepare for Australian Open showdowns

    Johanna Konta and Andy Murray

    By this time tomorrow, we will know whether Andy Murray is through to another semi-final at the Australian Open. 

    He takes on David Ferrer in the quarter finals at around 03:30 tomorrow on the main Rod Laver Arena. 

    He follows his British compatriot Johanna Konta on court. She takes on Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai in the quarter finals. 

    She is due to get under way on Rod Laver at around 01:30.