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Summary

  1. Chair of Bailey death review announced
  2. Bin lorry driver faces trial over death
  3. Vomiting comedian sorry for stage exit
  4. Fresh drive for missing hillwalker
  5. Forth Road Bridge fault 'unforeseeable'
  6. 'Record' February for Scottish airports

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By Jo Perry and Andrew Southwick

All times stated are UK

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  1. That is all from Scotland Live for today.

    Andrew Southwick

    Join us again on Monday for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from around the country.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Doctors welcome £20m funding boost from Scottish government

    Health Secretary Shona Robison announced the funding aimed at easing the pressure on GPs as she addressed a GPs' conference in Clydebank.

    She also said work would begin on bringing forward measures to tackle workload pressures.

    Consulting room

    The move came after the British Medical Association warned the GPs were becoming "increasingly burnt-out" by the "mounting pressures" on them.

    Ms Robison said she was "committing £20m of additional investment, directly into general practice over the next year, because I recognise the need to provide more immediate support".

  3. Five pupils taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital following school bus crash

    The driver was also taken to hospital following the crash with a 4x4 at around 2.30pm.

    A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “The incident happened on a stretch of road between Kirk Lane and the Cambusbarron turn-off near Stirling.

    “The female driver of the mini-bus and five of her passengers have been transferred to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for assessment however their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

    “Local diversions are in place and motorists are thanked for their patience and cooperation.”

  4. Scottish Greens welcome decision by BBC to increase party's election coverage

    In its election guidelines, the broadcaster said its programmes should ensure that the party get a "proportionate share of the coverage".

    The Scottish Greens said the move was a "victory for common sense".

    But it attacked a ruling by Ofcom that could limit the amount of coverage it gets on commercial TV stations.

    Patrick Harvie, leader of the Scottish Greens

    The broadcasting watchdog, which regulates commercial broadcasters such as STV, has formally classed the Scottish Greens as a "smaller party" for the purposes of the election, meaning it will get less guaranteed airtime.  

  5. Pizza chef goes on trial charged with murdering Perthshire jeweller by metal pan.

    Nikola Zhulev, 30, also denies binding Alan Gardner's feet together with tape and concealing his body in a duvet.

    He is also accused of digging a grave for him with the intention of concealing the body in woodland at St Martin's near Guildtown, Perth.

    Mr Gardner, 49, was found dead in a bedroom of his home on 20 April.

    Perthshire

    The trial, before Lady Rae, continues.

  6. Restricted patient absconds while on unescorted leave from Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow

    Lee McFadyen, 29, went missing on Thursday during "unescorted suspension of detention in the community".

    He was last seen on Crookston Road near the hospital. Police believe he may be at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender venues in Edinburgh.

    Lee McFadyen

    The force said it was "becoming increasingly concerned" for Mr McFadyen's welfare.

  7. Ferry operator loses £12m claim against Scottish government

    Shetland Line (1984) took part in the process to secure the work on the routes between mainland Scotland and Orkney and Shetland.

    Northlink ferry

    In 2012, ministers awarded the six-year contract to rival bidder, Serco Ltd.

    Shetland Line raised a commercial action at the Court of Session in Edinburgh claiming there was a breach of public contract regulations.

    But a judge ruled that Shetland Line's claim should be rejected.

  8. BBC Scotland to screen Scottish Cup semi-final between Inverness CT or Hibernian against Dundee United

    The Hampden Park clash will take place on Saturday 16 April, with a 12.15 kick-off.

    The other semi-final between Rangers and Celtic will take place the following day at midday.

    Scottish Cup at Hampden

    A later kick-off time of 5.15pm was discussed but was deemed prohibitive to return travel and also created scheduling clashes with broadcasters, said the Scottish FA.

  9. Conservationists believe they have identified the cause of a decline in numbers of a rare duck

    In the UK, common scoters breed at only a few locations in the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland and lochs in the hills and glens near Inverness.

    Common scoters on water

    A key cause is now thought to be rising numbers of trout which eat the ducks' main food source, freshwater insects.

    RSPB Scotland and others have raised concerns the bird could become extinct locally because of poor breeding.

  10. Work to officially begin on £21.4m Kelso High School after delay

    Scottish Borders Council had hoped to begin construction last summer, however it was one of a number of projects put on hold following a European ruling over funding. The issue was eventually resolved in November.

    Head boy and girl Charlie Bisset and Katie Best will carry out a sod-cutting ceremony at the site.

    Artisit impression of new Kelso High School

    The school is expected to open in autumn 2017.  

  11. Man taken to hospital after being hit by bus near the SECC in Glasgow

    Emergency services were called to the scene in Lancefield Quay, close to the Clyde Arc bridge, at about 14:40.

    SECC Glasgow

    Police began directing traffic while paramedics treated the man and transferred him to an ambulance.

    He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. There is no update on his condition. Police Scotland said officers were still at the scene.

  12. Dundee United desperate to close eight-point gap at the bottom of the Premiership

    Motherwell defenders Louis Laing and Joe Chalmers are out of this evening's league clash at Fir Park.

    Dundee United are unlikely to have Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima available, but Gavin Gunning and Paul Paton are fit.

    Scott McDonald and Coll Donaldson

    You can follow the 19:45 kick-off this evening on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB; with updates on BBC Sport website.

  13. Derek McInnes surprised at lack of Scotland call-up for 'best left back in the country'

    Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie was a notable absentee from the national coach's two separate squads named for friendlies against Czech Republic and Denmark.

    "I know Gordon can only pick so many, but I wouldn't swap him for anybody," said Dons boss McInnes.

    Aberdeen defender Graeme Shinnie

    Aberdeen paid St Mirren £300,000 for Kenny McLean just over a year ago, and the midfielder has made it into the squad.

    "I'm hoping Kenny goes and shows everybody at Scotland why we regard him so highly and why he's deserved his inclusion in the squad," said McInnes.

  14. Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Old Firm rivals Rangers are a bigger challenge now

    Ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final next month, Deila said the tie will be much tougher to call than last year's League Cup meeting.

    Rangers and Celtic shirts with the Scottish Cup

    "I think Rangers has been better than last year. You can see that their results are much better," said Deila.

    "It's a game we really look forward to. It's going to be a big, big game and something to be happy for."

  15. Royal chapel in heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town finally reopens after thefts forced closure

    The Thistle Chapel in St Giles' Cathedral is the spiritual home of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Scotland's order of chivalry.

    Royal Chapel

    Members of the order include the Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal.

    More than one million people visited the cathedral in 2015 but the chapel - which contains stalls for the 16 knights and lady, the sovereign's stall and two royal stalls - was locked in February last year after thieves stole a number of ceremonial items.

    The cathedral has now hired two men to provide security in the chapel, which has allowed it to reopen to the public.