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Summary

  1. New airgun laws outlined by government
  2. RBS shares slide as losses continue
  3. Willie Rennie addresses Lib Dem conference
  4. Moira Anderson remains search narrowed
  5. Large avalanche recorded in Glen Coe
  6. 'What a feeling' as Flash Dance saved

Live Reporting

By Jo Perry and Caroline Blair

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    BBC Scotland Live Page

    That's it from the Scotland Live team for today. We'll 'leap' back on Monday 29 February bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from around Scotland. 

    Until then, here is a selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 19 and 26 February. 

    Send your pictures to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk.  

    Short-eared owl flies over a hill by Loch Leven
    Image caption: Short-eared owl flies over a hill by Loch Leven
    Sunset over Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat
    Image caption: Sunset over Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat
    Snow on the Pentland Hills
    Image caption: Snow on the Pentland Hills
  2. Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen wants his side to follow the example set by the opposition

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  3. Norovirus outbreak affecting 47 patients forces hospital to close doors to all visitors

    All visitors are being turned away from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness due to the scale of a norovirus outbreak.

    Raigmore Hospital

    NHS Highland said 47 people had been affected by the sickness and diarrhoea bug and three wards had now been closed to new admissions.

    Hospital bosses said they hoped the temporary suspension of hospital visits would help prevent any further spread of vomiting bug.

  4. Man injured after car crashes off A9 near Kingussie

    A man has been taken to hospital after his car crashed off the A9 and into a ditch in the Highlands.

    The seriousness of the man's injuries are not known at this stage.

    The road has been closed at the scene of the accident, which happened at about 12:45 near Kingussie, and a diversion has been put in place.

  5. Scotland international Stuart Hogg: 'win in Italy can start something special' for the national side

    Six Nations 2016

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Stuart Hogg believes victory against Italy in Rome can be "the start of something special" for Scotland.

    Stuart Hogg

    The Scots have lost their first two Six Nations matches against England andWales, and defeat to the Italians would make it 10 straight championship defeats stretching back to 2014.

    Their last victory in the tournament was a 21-20 win at the Stadio Olimpico two years ago courtesy of a late drop goal from Duncan Weir.

    Hogg, however, says the players are "definitely not looking at the record", and are confident a win on Saturday will spark an upturn in Scottish fortunes.

    Quote Message: Our performances have been fairly good but it's a results-based business. We are dying to get that win and we have been working incredibly hard. from Stuart Hogg Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full back
    Stuart HoggScotland and Glasgow Warriors full back

    Date: Saturday, 27 February

    Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome 

    Kick-off: 14:25 GMT

    Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Scotland & Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary  

  6. Scarlets flanker James Davies returns from a foot injury to face Edinburgh

    Pro12 rugby

    BBC Sport

    Scarlets flanker James Davies returns from a foot injury to start in Sunday's Pro12 match at Edinburgh.

    The 25-year-old returns after undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his foot sustained in the 20-12 win over Zebre in November.

    The only other change from Scarlets' win at Ulster last Sunday sees Maselino Paulino come in at blind-side flanker.

    Edinburgh are yet to announce their match day 23.

    James Davies
    Image caption: James Davies is the brother of Wales centre Jonathan
    Quote Message: He's [Davies] been training really well and we're excited to have him back. He's in a really good place, he'll either start or come off the bench but will be involved in the 23. from Wayne Pivac Scarlets coach
    Wayne PivacScarlets coach

    Coverage

    BT Murrayfield, 14:05 live on BBC Sport Scotland.

  7. Shop assistant cut during 'traumatic' armed robbery at newsagent in Paisley

    Police said a man carrying a knife entered Jazzy's newsagent in Netherhill Road in Gallowhill on Thursday and demanded money.

    Jazzy's newsagent

    When a four-figure sum of cash was handed over, police said a struggled ensued, resulting in the 45-year-old shop assistant being cut on his hand.

    The suspect, who is described as aged about 30, with a muscular build and with an acne-scarred complexion, then ran off towards Netherhill Crescent.

    Quote Message: This was a very traumatic experience for the shop assistant who did everything he could to foil this robbery and luckily without sustaining any serious injuries. from Det Insp Suzie Chow Paisley CID
    Det Insp Suzie ChowPaisley CID
  8. Scottish Lib Dem conference: Delegates vote to end fracking moratorium

    The Scottish Lib Dem conference has voted in favour of lifting a moratorium on fracking in Scotland.

    Video content

    Video caption: Guide to fracking

    Delegates passed an amendment at their annual gathering in Edinburgh. However, the move was opposed by party leader Willie Rennie.  

    Last year the Scottish government introduced a block on planned fracking operations.

    Opponents of the energy capture claim it causes earthquakes and pollutes water supplies.

    Scottish ministers said they were keen to carry out work on the environmental and health implications.

  9. Scottish Lib Dem conference: Rennie says 'we can be the best again'

    BBC Scotland political reporter Philip Sim

    Read more on this and watch a video of Willie Rennie outlining the proposal here.

  10. Scottish liberal Democrats leader slams SNP record at party conference in Edinburgh

    BBC Scotland political reporter Philip Sim

  11. Post update

    From BBC Weather - Dry and sunny weekend ahead

  12. Drone image shows progress of 3D concrete Scotland map restoration project

    An image taken from a drone has captured the progress being made on the restoration of a giant three-dimensional concrete map of Scotland.

    Drone image of the 3D concrete map restoration project

    The Great Polish Map of Scotland was built in the 1970s in the village of Eddleston, near Peebles.

    It was constructed in recognition of Scottish hospitality to Polish soldiers during World War II.

    The image of the category B-listed sculpture was taken by photographer Gareth Easton.

    The map is currently the focus of a major restoration project in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel.

  13. Four bidders in running for £50m contract to design stretch of proposed A96 dual carriageway

    Four bidders are in the running for a £50m contract to design a stretch of the proposed A96 dual carriageway in Moray.

    New stretch of A96

    The 29-mile section runs from Hardmuir, near Nairn, to Fochabers.

    It is expected the contract will be awarded in the spring, with the next stage of route assessment then getting under way.

    The work forms part of a wider project to build 88 miles of dual carriageway between Inverness and Aberdeen.

  14. Scottish Liberal Democrats vote in favour of lifting moratorium on fracking in Scotland

    The Scottish Liberal Democrat conference has voted in favour of lifting a moratorium on fracking in Scotland "subject to robust regulation being in place".

    Willie Rennie

    Delegates passed the amendment at their conference in Edinburgh.

    It was opposed by party leader Willie Rennie.

    The amendment backs: "lifting the moratorium on planning and licensing for unconventional oil and gas extraction, granting the potential for Scottish-sourced unconventional gas to supply our important petrochemical industry."

  15. Diver exploring wreck of 1913 steamship in Sound of Mull rescued after suffering 'the bends'

    Oban RNLI said they received a call at about 10:30 this morning to transfer the casualty who was suspected of suffering from decompression sickness.

    Lifeboat

    The diver had been exploring the wreck of the 1,426-tonne steamship Shuna,which sank in May 1913 whilst carrying a cargo of coal from Glasgow to Gothenburg, and now lies in 30 metres of water.

    A doctor who was part of the rescue team made the decision to move the diver from Lochaline to Oban and from there they were taken to a nearby recompression chamber at Dunstaffnage.

  16. WATCH: Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie's defends proposed income tax increase

    Video

    The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has defended his party's proposed 1% increase on income tax as a "the virtuous circle" beneficial to all in society.

    Speaking to BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor, ahead of the party's spring conference in Edinburgh, Willie Rennie has said that applying the rise to those who earn over £19,000 mean it will be a progressive and fair tax, which would benefit the economy and bring educational benefits for all.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rennie defends 'virtuous circle' tax rise
  17. Former West Ham defender Julien Faubert becomes new Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark's first signing

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Kilmarnock have signed the former West Ham United midfielder Julien Faubert until the end of the season. 

    Julien Faubert

    The 32 year-old, who also had a loan spell with Real Madrid, has been on trial with the Rugby Park club. 

    Faubert, who has been capped for both France and Martinique, is new manager Lee Clark's first signing for the Ayrshire club. 

  18. Fortunes change as previously troubled Clyde shipyard takes on 150 new apprentices

    Ferguson Marine shipyard in Port Glasgow is to take on 150 new apprentices - two years after being saved from closure.

    Roseanna Cunningham with apprentices at Ferguson Marine
    Image caption: Roseanna Cunningham with apprentices at Ferguson Marine

    Shipbuilding looked to have ended at the Inverclyde site when the yard went into administration in August 2014.

    It was later taken over by Clyde Blowers Capital and now has about £110m worth of orders and a workforce of 150.

    Ferguson made the announcement to coincide with the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

    Quote Message: Apprenticeships are extremely important to us and our business, forming the backbone of our future growth. We are a company experiencing rapid growth and change that will ensure our position as a leading European fabricator in offshore, subsea, renewables and shipbuilding. from Liam Campbell Ferguson Marine shipyard director
    Liam CampbellFerguson Marine shipyard director