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  1. Boy 'caged' by toddler accused
  2. Gun salutes mark Queen's 90th birthday
  3. Man scoops £10.3m lottery win
  4. Testosterone link to men's heart attacks

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By Christopher Sleight

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  1. That's it from Scotland Live for today. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00

    We'll bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the country, as they happen. Bye for now.

  2. Edinburgh Council says it's finalised arrangements for exam pupils affected by school closures

    All pupils will sit their exams at the school they are currently attending.

    • Royal High, Drummond and Firrhill pupils will use their own schools
    • Gracemount and Craigmount will be sitting their exams at their host schools of Liberton and Tynecastle

    City of Edinburgh Council said the schools would update pupils and parents over specific arrangements.

    Seventeen schools built or modernised under the controversial Public Private Partnership arrangement scheme were shut earlier this month over safety concerns.

    Read the full story.

    Temporary classroom
  3. Court hears how text messages and social media activity revealed two Inverness men's drug network

    Connor Bennett, 24, whose father Graeme Bennett is a former vice-chairman of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, has been jailed for five years and nine months.

    Daniel Hunter, 26, has been jailed for four years for his part in supplying drugs.

    The messages between the two men were found on phones seized by police.

    Read the full story.

  4. Firefighters have prevented a two-mile wide grass fire in Dumbartonshire from reaching a farm

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said four appliances - from Clydebank, Dumbarton and Balloch - were sent to the Bellsmyre Hills just before midday.

    Firefighters used beaters to contain the blaze. They left the scene at about 15:00 after the area was made safe.

    No-one was injured.

  5. Man who knocked down and killed 78-year-old pedestrian facing jail after admitting causing death by dangerous driving

    Sergej Rutkovskij ploughed into Robert Taylor on Glasgow's Gallowgate, at its junction with Abercromby Street and Bellgrove Street, on 27 March 2015.


    The recently bereaved pensioner was crossing the road when Rutkovskij sped off from traffic lights and hit him.

    At the High Court in Glasgow, sentence on the 28-year-old was deferred.

  6. Number of failing businesses in Scotland up 10% in first three months of year

    KPMG said there were 206 insolvency appointments between January and March compared to 188 in the same period last year.

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    Administrations - which typically affect larger organisations - were up 10%, from 20 to 22.

    Liquidations - which tend to hit smaller businesses - rose 9%, from 168 to 184.

    However, total insolvencies were down by 25% when compared with the last three months of 2015, a drop from 275 to 206.

    Blair Nimmo, head of restructuring for KPMG in the UK, said the figures painted a "confusing" picture.

  7. Driver airlifted to hospital after three-lorry crash on A90


    One lane of the A90 southbound at Fordoun has now re-opened following the crash earlier today.

    Police, ambulance and fire crews were sent to the scene.

    One man had to be freed from his lorry and was airlifted to Ninewells Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

  8. Master of fishing boat where crewman was lost overboard off north Wales coast jailed

    Steven Robertson, 25, of Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, was lost at night after the St Amant left Holyhead, Anglesey, for west Wales in January 2012.

    Alexander Baird, 55, from Kirkcudbright, had admitted a series of safety breaches on board.

    He was jailed for nine months at Mold Crown Court in Wales.

    Image caption: The boat was on its way from Holyhead to west Wales
  9. Forfar lottery millionaire reveals plan to buy 'home in the sun' after scooping £10m jackpot

    But John Bowman, who played with St Johnstone in his youth, said he won't be returning to work at local firm Ramsay Ladders.

    John Bowman

    The former ladder builder said: “They are a lovely local family business. I’ve been in touch and they are all delighted for me but I won’t be keeping on my job." 

    Instead he hopes to take some holidays in Europe and book a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

    “The win also means I’ll have plenty of time to play more golf and bowls, I’m a member of Canmore Bowling Club," he added.

  10. Woman admits keying cars in Buckie after footage of vandalism went viral

    Hazel Innes, 44, scratched the side of three cars while out walking her dog.

    One owner, Shona Coull, caught Innes in the act in January after setting up a CCTV camera outside her home. 

    Hazel Innes caught on CCTV

    The video was viewed more than 500,000 times after it was posted online.

    Innes admitted vandalism at Elgin Sheriff Court. Sentence was deferred for reports.

  11. Craft brewer BrewDog falls well short of £25m target set for its latest funding round

    The Aberdeenshire-based company announced it had raised £19m in the fourth round of its Equity for Punks crowdfunding scheme.

    BrewDog launched the round a year ago in order to expand its business.


    It has yet to say whether the shortfall will have an impact on its growth plans, which include expanding its brewery in Ellon and opening new bars.

    The fourth round closed on Wednesday but BrewDog said it would still accept paper applications until 29 April.

  12. Watch: Edinburgh's 21 gun salute for the Queen's 90th birthday

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    Video caption: Edinburgh's 21 gun salute for the Queen's 90th birthday
  13. Fofar man John Bowman celebrates scooping £10m lottery jackpot - with a pint of beer

    The 59-year-old thought he had won £10,000 - until a friend told him it was actually more than £10m. 

    He said: “I checked my numbers in the house on Sunday morning and thought I’d been lucky enough to win £10,000. 

    Lottery ticket

    "I went over to a friend’s so he could double check it for me and when he looked it up on his phone he realised it was actually 1,000 times that amount -  £10,317,199 to be exact! I was delighted."

    After phoning his daughters with the good news, he went to his local pub to celebrate. 

    "My first drink as a millionaire was still a pint of beer," he said. 

  14. Twenty firefighters tackling grass fire up to two miles wide in hills in Dunbartonshire

    A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze in the Bellsmyre Hills was between one and two miles wide. 

    Fire engine

    She added: "There are four fire engines in attendance, including two from Clydebank, one from Dumbarton and another from Balloch. 

    "We were first alerted at 11.52am on Thursday, 21 April and around 20 firefighters are working to contain the blaze." 

  15. Police called to deal with a flock of sheep loose near Inverness city centre

    The animals were happily munching in the front garden of a house in Drummond Road close to its junction with the busier Culduthel Road.

    Police have received calls from the public both concerned for the sheep and seeking to reunite the animals with their owner.

    sheep in garden
    sheep in garden
  16. Missing 11-year-old is found 'safe and well', police confirm


    Antonia Clark was reported missing from Kirkintilloch earlier today. 

    Antonio Clark

    A police spokesman said: "Antonio has been traced safe and well in the Kirkintilloch area.

    "Our thanks to the media and to the public."