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  1. Asad Shah death: Family hail 'brilliant man'
  2. Woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on A9
  3. Secret video 'shows fox hunt law breached'
  4. Edinburgh Airport 'worth almost £1bn to economy'
  5. Scottish cyclist killed by truck in Majorca

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  1. That is all from Scotland Live today

    Andrew Southwick

    Please join us again tomorrow morning for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from around the country.

    Have a very pleasant evening.

  2. Cyclist awarded £100,000 damages due to hazardous state of Borders road

    David Robinson, 52, broke his elbow and wrist in December 2013 when the front wheel of his bike became lodged in the grooves of a metal strip on a bridge near Broughton in Peeblesshire sending him over the handlebars.

    He is one of three cyclists who've taken Scottish Borders Council to the Court of Session in Edinburgh following similar accidents on the bridge. Cycle Law Scotland argued the road surface presented a hazard to those using the bridge. 

    The council contended the rider should have paid more attention after swerving out into the middle of the road to avoid some lying grit and then getting his wheel caught in the groove. They also claimed the metal strip didn't constitute a defect. 

    Bicycle wheel

    Cycle Law Scotland say Lady Wolffe's judgement is significant and describe it as a "wake-up call" to local authorities regarding keeping roads safe. A spokesman for Scottish Borders Council said the authority was taking advice on the judgement.  

  3. Man admits forcing taxi driver to carry out bank robbery with fake bomb threat

    The High Court in Glasgow heard that Andrew Patrick pointed a gun at Alistair Rankine before giving him a bag said to have a bomb inside.

    The 40-year-old then ordered the driver to steal cash from a Bank of Scotland branch in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

    Patrick will be sentenced next month after admitting assault and robbery at the High Court in Glasgow.

    The bank

    The court heard Patrick was working as a gym instructor, earning up to £300 a week at the time, but prosecutor Allan Nicol said he was facing financial difficulties.

  4. A man was found sleeping in a car at the side of a dual carriageway while six times over the legal alcohol limit

    Graeme Smith, from Dundee, was slumped in his car on the A90 with the door open and an empty bottle of vodka sitting in the central console.

    Smith, who has two previous drink driving convictions, was jailed for four months.

    Graeme Smith

    His solicitor said the case had been a "wake-up call."

    The 40-year-old offshore worker was also disqualified from driving for five years.

  5. North of Scotland power link project boosted by £500m loan from the European Investment Bank

    The project includes a 100 mile-long subsea cable between Spittal in Caithness and Blackhillock in Moray.

    The new transmission link could add up to 1.2 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity to the grid.

    It is being built by SSE subsidiary Scottish Hydro Electricity (SHE) Transmission.

    The company is investing more than £1.1bn in the project, which is due for completion in 2018.


    According to the European Investment Bank, the new link is expected to have sufficient capacity to meet the needs of about two million Scottish residents.

  6. Fines to double for Glasgow owners who do not clean up after their pets

    The fines will rise £40 to £80 from Friday after it was shown in Glasgow’s annual household survey that the number of people stating that dog fouling is a problem in their local area has increased by 19% since 2008.

    This was backed up by responses to a recent Scottish government consultation on responsible dog ownership with the majority saying they would support the fixed penalty being raised.

    A dog

    A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council said: "One of the things that we regularly hear people complain about in their local area is dog fouling. It impacts on the standard of living in our communities and can pose a health risk, to children in particular.“We know that the majority of dog owners are respectful of other people and pick up after their pets but we want to clamp down on the inconsiderate people that leave the dogs’ dirt in communal areas, on the streets, in parks and in play areas."  

  7. A man has admitted killing his father in his home by attacking him with a pair of scissors

    Derek Main stabbed Andrew Main, 57, in the neck before telling a 999 operator that his father had "gone awol" and started hitting himself.

    Main, 37, of Stenhousemuir, was originally charged with murder but prosecutors accepted his plea of culpable homicide on the basis of diminished responsibility.

    He was returned to the State Hospital at Carstairs.

    Psychiatrists agreed that his behaviour was substantially impaired because of "abnormality of mind" at the time of the killing.

  8. Want to run your own festival? Here is a step by step guide

    If you've ever had a hankering to run your own festival, Dumfries and Galloway might be the place to do it.

    It has been trying for some time to develop a reputation as an "event-friendly" region.

    Now the council has produced a "toolkit" with a step-by-step guide on how to stage your own festivities.

    So what is the key advice to people who have great idea and hope to make it a reality?

    How to run your own festival.

    Festival goers
  9. A man who was critically injured in a street attack in North Lanarkshire has died in hospital

    Kevin Holmes, from Wishaw, was attacked in a common close of flats, near to the Bank of Scotland in the town's Main Street, at about 20:15 on 22 March.

    Police Scotland said Mr Holmes died at Wishaw General Hospital on Friday 25 March.

    A 44-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Friday in connection with an alleged assault on Mr Holmes.

    Police Scotland
  10. A complaint against SNP MP Phil Boswell for failing to register a company shareholding is upheld

    But the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards accepted Mr Boswell had made a "genuine mistake".

     And she did not think it was an attempt to conceal his financial interests  

    Phil Boswell

    The Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill MP apologised for failing to register an interest in Boswell and Johnston Ltd.

    He told the commissioner he had misunderstood the rules on MPs' financial interests.

  11. Former police officer jailed after admitting 'willfully neglecting and violating his duty'

    A former police officer who failed to act on reports that a mother and daughter had been sexually abused has been jailed for eight months. 

    Det Con Stuart Galloway, from Kilmarnock, falsely told the women their alleged abuser had been arrested and was going on trial. 

    The 43-year-old was caught when one alleged victim contacted another officer. Galloway resigned from Police Scotland in 2014.

  12. Celtic keeper Craig Gordon aims to hold on to Scotland position

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Craig Gordon wants to retain the goalkeeper's jersey after making only his second Scotland start in six years in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Denmark.

    Gordon's appearances have been limited by serious injury combined with the good form of Allan McGregor and more recently David Marshall.

    Craig Gordon

    But the 33-year-old produced a series of good saves at Hampden, underlining the strength in depth in that position.

    "I don't think I could have done much more," said the Celtic keeper.

    "I've kept a clean sheet, made a few saves - but it's probably the hardest position at the moment for competition."

  13. A 15-year-old girl whose death in East Lothian is being treated as unexplained has been named by police

    Dione Melville died and two other girls were taken to hospital after an ambulance was called to an address in East Calder just before 10:00 on Sunday.

    Investigations are continuing but it is understood that police are looking into whether drugs were involved.