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Summary

  1. Man with machetes arrested near school
  2. Kezia Dugdale denies Corbyn 'problem'
  3. Edinburgh-London train journey cut
  4. Port Strike may hit fuel supplies
  5. Human remains 'not suspicious'
  6. Payment rise for infected blood victims

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By Jo Perry and Caroline Blair

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Thank you for joining us on the Scotland Live page this week. 

    We will return at 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates. 

    Until then we will leave you with a selection of Your Pictures sent in between 11 and 18 March.

    On behalf of everyone here at the BBC Scotland online team, thank you and we wish you a lovely weekend.

    Fiacaill Ridge, Cairngorms
    Image caption: An Alpine day on Fiacaill Ridge, Cairngorms
    Stags near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis
    Image caption: Stags near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis
    Sunset over Connel
    Image caption: Sunset over Connel
    Scotland v France BT Murrayfield stadium
    Image caption: Scotland's win over France at BT Murrayfield stadium
  2. Cotter v Schmidt, bad cop v good cop

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    Tom English

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    When Jamie Cudmore says Vern Cotter made him not just a then you have to look to his back story to figure out what he's talking about.

    We return, initially, to Clermont where he was Cotter's second-row enforcer and one of the bruisers who finally got the club over the winning line in the French championship for the first time in their history, in 2010, after losing in the finals of 2009, 2008 and 2007.

    Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter
    Image caption: Joe Schmidt (left) and Vern Cotter (right) enjoyed great success together at Clermont before Schmidt's departure for Leinster

    Cudmore talks about Cotter's vast influence and, in turn, the influence of his assistant in France - Joe Schmidt.  

    If we're looking for somebody to chat about the rival coaches in Dublin on Saturday when Ireland meet Scotland then Cudmore is as good a man as any - and better than most.

    "I was at the club from 2005, a year before Vern came and then a year and a bit after that Joe arrived. And that was the start of something very special for all of us."

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  3. Cocaine worth £2.6m seized at Grangemouth docks

    Cocaine with an estimated street value of about £2.6m has been seized at Grangemouth Docks, Border Force officers have said.

    Officers discovered 41kg of the Class A drug on Wednesday following a search of a refrigerated container that had arrived at the port from Belgium.

    Concealed drugs
    Image caption: The drugs, worth £2.6m, were intricately concealed
    Extractor fan where drugs were concealed

    Head of Border Force Scotland, Murdo MacMillan, said it had been "extremely intricate concealment".

    He said the drugs were hidden within the housings of an evaporator fan.

  4. Man charged over crossbow siege in Kilbirnie

    A man has been charged with attempted murder after police shot a siege suspect armed with a crossbow in the early hours of Saturday.

    Jamie Thomson, 24, is also accused of assault, two charges of breach of the peace and one of reckless conduct.

    Police cordon at the scene
    Image caption: A man was shot by police following a siege in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire

    Mr Thomson, of Kilbirnie in North Ayrshire, made no plea or declaration in a private hearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

    He was remanded in custody for further inquiries.

  5. Bus firms back Scotland-wide travel smart card plans

    Major bus firms have given a boost to plans for a Scotland-wide travel smart card which can be used across public transport networks.

    They have pledged to bring in multi-operator smart ticketing for millions of bus passengers across Scotland over the next year.

    Transport Minister Derek Mackay and head of the Confederation of Passenger Transport in Scotland Fiona Kerr
    Image caption: News of the pledge by bus firms was delivered by Transport Minister Derek Mackay and Fiona Kerr, who heads the Confederation of Passenger Transport in Scotland

    The firms include Lothian Buses, First, Stagecoach, McGill's and XPlore Dundee.

    They said the move would pave the way for "seamless" travel between bus, rail, ferry and subway.

    Technical work on the scheme has already begun.

  6. National Museum of Scotland workers step up strike in pay row

    The dispute over weekend pay among staff at the National Museum of Scotland is to be escalated.

    The Public and Commercial Service union (PCS) has called weekend strikes beginning at Easter, and running throughout the Scottish election period.

    Staff taking part in industrial action outside the National Museum of Scotland

    Previous walkouts have closed the museum at busy holiday periods.

    The union said allowances for weekend working were withdrawn three years ago, creating a two-tier workforce.

    It said Scottish ministers had failed to intervene, even though SNP MPs voted at Westminster in favour of weekend pay premiums for shop workers.

  7. Technically-complex piece of Queensferry Crossing put in place

    Engineers constructing the new Queensferry Crossing have completed one of the most technically-complex parts of the operation.

    The north side of the bridge has now been pushed forward to rest on piers over the Firth of Forth.

    Queensferry Crossing

    It leaves a 64m (210ft) gap which in a few months will connect with the roadway at the north tower.

    Officials said it had been a hugely complex operation to move 6,000 tonnes of steel out across the Forth.

  8. Rangers to 'vigorously pursue' former chief executive Charles Green for legal costs

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    Charles Green
    Image caption: Charles Green faces trial over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers' assets in 2012

    Charles Green claimed his contract entitled him to legal expenses for any court action arising from his time at Ibrox.

    But the Championship leaders have announced that an appeal from Green's legal team against an earlier court ruling on his expenses has failed.

    He will now have to pay for his own defence against charges relating to the acquisition of Rangers in 2012.

  9. EU referendum: Former Labour MP Tom Harris to head Scottish Vote Leave campaign

    A former Labour MP has confirmed he is to head the Scottish branch of a campaign for the UK to leave the EU.

    Tom Harris said the debate was about "putting our own country, our own economy, our own people first".

    Tom Harris

    The former Glasgow South MP is to be the campaign director of the Vote Leave campaign.

    A pro-EU campaign, Scotland Stronger In Europe, is already up and running. It has said EU membership protects jobs and workers' rights.

  10. Final preparations under way at Glasgow Queen Street ahead of major rail tunnel renovation

    Work on parts of a new "queueing system" are being carried out to guarantee the safety of travellers, according to ScotRail.

    Information detailing temporary changes

    One of the station's high-level tunnels, which is used by the Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling services will be closed for five months.

    The company has urged travellers to plan ahead and arrive at least 10 minutes early because customers will have to be escorted to the trains from marquees outside the station building.

    Most journeys will be approximately 25 minutes longer because trains have to be diverted to the lower tunnel or Glasgow Central Station, according to ScotRail.

  11. 'Vast areas' covered in search for missing 61-year-old man in the Cairngorms

    Police said searches for Jim Robertson, who is from Glasgow, would continue this weekend.

    He is thought to have stayed in the Bob Scott Bothy close to Derry Lodge on the Mar Lodge Estate before he went missing on 2 March.

    Jim Robertson

    Insp Matt Smith, Police Mountain Rescue Team Leader, said: "Vast areas of the Cairngorms have been searched and we remain indebted to the commitment shown by the volunteers from Braemar, Aberdeen and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Teams as well as the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and air support from the Coastguard.

    "However, despite this effort Jim is still missing and we are still encouraging hill goers to contact us if they have any information which could assist with the search."

  12. Scotland great Chris Paterson has high hopes the national side can end Dublin hoodoo

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    BBC Sport Scotland

    Chris Paterson hopes Scotland can finish the Six Nations "with a bang" by registering a first championship victory in Ireland since 2010.

    After victories over Italy and France, the Scots are aiming to record a third straight championship win for the first time in 20 years.

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    Video caption: Six Nations Memories: Chris Paterson

    "The game will come down to two or three points," Paterson said.

    "It'll be a huge challenge, but to finish the championship with a bang is what I hope Scotland will do."

    Paterson has been impressed at how Vern Cotter's men responded to the defeats to England and Wales to record back-to-back wins over Italy and France.

  13. Search of Loch Ness and surrounding area for man reported missing from Hampshire

    The RNLI and coastguard have been searching the loch's Urquhart Bay while police have been looking in and around the nearby village of Drumnadrochit.

    Jason Gates

    Jason Gates, 36, was formally reported missing from Hampshire on Thursday.

    Police Scotland said that there was a sighting of him in Aviemore in the Highlands on 12 March and believed that he later headed for Drumnadrochit.

  14. Bus passenger appeal over attack that left 19-year-old man seriously injured

    The man was found on a bench opposite a play park with serious injuries in Glasgow's Templeton Street last Saturday evening.

    Playpark at Templeton Street

    Police believe there was a disturbance involving several men and possibly one woman on London Road, near to the junction of Abercromby Street and Arcadia Street.

    However, they believe passengers travelling on a Number 18 bus on London Road at 17:40 may have information about the attack.

    Quote Message: It’s imperative we trace the people involved in that disturbance which has left a young man seriously injured. In particular, I am appealing to the bus passengers who haven’t contacted us yet to get in touch. This is a busy area and there would have been plenty of people around at the time who may have vital information. from Robert Bowie Det Sgt
    Robert BowieDet Sgt
  15. World's largest indoor ice climbing facility reopening to the public

    Ice Factor Kinlochleven is set to reopen to the public.

    The centre has been shut since 29 July last year when an accidental fire broke out in the sauna area of the building.

    Ice Factor Kinlochleven
    Image caption: Ice Factor Kinlochleven first opened in 2003

    Nobody was hurt in the incident and the structure of the 120-year-old former Victorian smelter survived.

    The clean up has involved melting and removing walls of ice and cleaning thousands of individual handholds.

  16. Images released after 19-year-old woman verbally abused and spat on at Edinburgh train station

    British Transport Police have released CCTV images of two men after a 19-year-old woman was spat on and shouted at in Edinburgh's Park station. The woman was accosted at about 19:20 after getting off the 18.29 Dunblane to Edinburgh Waverley service at the station on 7 January.

    Police said she was left "very upset" by the incident.

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