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Summary

  1. 'Suspicious' death of baby investigated
  2. Bid to overturn Sheridan verdict
  3. Safety warning ahead of Flying Scotsman tour
  4. Man jailed over £1.5m cannabis farm

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By Christopher Sleight

All times stated are UK

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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. Two men appear in court in connection with the theft of sporting memorabilia from Dumfries museum

    The theft included the gold medal won by Scottish curler Rhona Martin at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

    Curling gold

    The pair were accused of breaking into the museum in April 2014 and stealing sporting medals, a chain of office and a casket containing an historical scroll.

    They pled not guilty and trial was fixed for August at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

    A third accused failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

  3. Final plans being made for families fleeing war in Syria to come to the Highlands

    Highland Council says it expects four refugee families to arrive in the next few weeks. They will be settled in the Alness area of Ross-shire.

    Syrian refugee

    This is the first resettlement of Syrian refugees in the Highlands.

    Highland Council has agreed to take up to 30 families over the period of the national resettlement programme.

  4. Jury in Liam Fee murder trial hears account from one of the accused of night the toddler died

    In a police statement read to the jury, Nyomi Fee said she went to check on Liam and knew he was dead because he was so white.

    Liam Fee

    Nyomi Fee and her partner Rachel Fee deny murdering Liam on 22 March 2014 and blame his death on another child.

    Liam Fee was found dead in a house near Glenrothes, Fife.

    Read the full story.

  5. Scots urged to have say on future of intercity west coast rail line

    Douglas Fraser

    Scotland business & economy editor

    The line links both Glasgow and Edinburgh with London, through Manchester and Birmingham.

    West Coast mainline

    The next franchise is due for renewal in two years and a consultation on the conditions to be placed on the franchise holder started today.

    Whitehall's Department for Transport and Scotland Office are seeking views on what would improve passenger satisfaction, timetables, payment systems and services at the 49 stations at which West Coast trains stop.

  6. Scottish Professional Football League agrees three-year deal with bookmaker Betfred to sponsor new-style League Cup

    BBC Sport Scotland

    The deal is worth about £1m over three years.

    This season's competition, won for the first time by Ross County, was sponsored by energy firm Utilita from the quarter-final stage onwards.

    Next season, it will revert from a straight knock-out competition to a group-stage format in the first round.

    Footballers
  7. Teenager charged with racially motivated hate crime and 11 separate counts of vandalism

    Police said a 15-year-old boy had been referred to the Children's Reporter in connection with a spate of vandalism in Joppa and Coillesdene in Portobello in March.

    It followed reports that a group of youths were seen throwing stones at properties, with one member of the group heard making a racist remark.

  8. QC urges court to set aside verdict in Tommy Sheridan's successful 2006 defamation case

    The former MSP was awarded £200,000 in compensation to be paid by the now-defunct News of the World's publishers News International.

    Tommy Sheridan

    It followed allegations about the politician's private life, which included claims he visited a swingers club.

    News International QC Alastair Duncan said the verdict was "unsafe" and that it was "essential to justice" that it be set aside.

    Mr Sheridan, who is representing himself, is also expected to address the court during the hearing, which is expected to last three days.

  9. Pupils at damaged high school to be relocated

    Stirling Council said Balfron High pupils in S1-S3 would be allocated to different schools from this Friday.

    The pupils will be relocated by house rather than year group, to give "full access" to pastoral support.

    The school was partially closed last Friday after structural problems were found, resulting in 440 pupils not attending this week.

    Balfron High School

    However, exams for S4-S6 pupils have been taking place as planned.

    On Friday, the council said pupils should arrive at Balfron High School as usual, where they will travel on by bus to their temporary host schools.

    • Endrick House pupils will go to St Modan’s High School
    • Campsie House pupils  will go to Stirling High
    • Lomond House pupils will go to Wallace High School
  10. Hiroshima bomb survivor meets SNP and Green MSP in Edinburgh to warn against renewal of Trident

    Update

    Setsuko Thurlow, who is 84, was 13 when American forces dropped an atomic bomb on her home city in August 1945, towards the end of WWII.

    The building she was in, a mile from the blast site, was destroyed and she fledto the hills outside the city.

    Setsuko Thurlow meets MSPs in Edinburgh

    On Tuesday, Ms Thurlow met SNP MSP Bill Kidd, the co-president of the international group Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and new Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell in Edinburgh.

    She said the one "rather primitive or crude" nuclear weapon that was dropped on Hiroshima caused a "hell on earth".

    "Today we have thousands of them and each one of them is a thousand times more destructive."

  11. Role of Firth of Forth in one of WWI's largest naval conflicts to be remembered

    More than 8,500 British and German seamen lost their lives in the Battle of Jutland 100 years ago.

    Battle cruiser HMS Lion during Battle of Jutland
    Image caption: More than 8,500 seamen lost their lives in the Battle of Jutland

    Commemorative events are scheduled to take place at sites across Scotland to mark the upcoming centenary, including in South Queensferry and Rosyth.

    Rosyth was where the Battlecruiser force was based in 1916, and on 28 May Rosyth Parish Church will host a wreath-laying service to remember those who sacrificed their lives.

    A further memorial will take place in South Queensferry, at the town's Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery, where 40 casualties from the battle are commemorated or buried.

  12. Confirmation that Jacobite stream train will run between Fort William and Mallaig this summer

    The route is described by one guide book as "possibly the greatest railway journey in the world."

    Jacobite train

    There have been safety concerns elsewhere in the UK about the company operating the service - West Coast Railways.

    But the Fort William service will run from now until October after receiving a clean bill of health.

  13. Hamilton full-back Ziggy Gordon to move on in the summer

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Ziggy Gordon will leave Hamilton at the end of the season with the gratitude and good wishes of Martin Canning.

    The 23-year-old full-back informed his manager that he intends to find a new club now that the Accies are assured of their top flight place for next season.

    Ziggy Gordon

    "I think he has a couple of options that he wants to go and explore," said player-boss Canning.

    "I will be the first to shake his hand and thank him for everything he has done for the club."

    Gordon made his first team debut in February 2011 and has been a regular fixture in the side since season 2012-13.

  14. Police link separate 'distressing' indecent exposure incidents in Aberdeen

    It follows two incidents in the Dee Street and Quarry Road areas of Aberdeen on Monday and Wednesday last week.

    Dee Street
    Image caption: Dee Street

    Witnesses reported a man in a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat, thought to be a 2001-2005 model, exposed himself at Dee Street on 2 May at about 12.20.

    Two days later, at about 15:30 on Quarry Road a man in a similar car was also spotted.

    Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.