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Summary

  1. Swinney given education role in reshuffle
  2. Tory calls for SNP MPs expenses probe
  3. Body found in search for missing man
  4. Scotland's jobless total rises again
  5. Ferry firm to tackle puppy farm dealers
  6. Tom Jones to play Kelvingrove Bandstand
  7. Osprey catching trout video goes viral

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By Jo Perry and Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

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  1. Scotland Live will be back from 08:00 tomorrow

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    Thanks for joining us today. 

    We'll be back with the latest news, sport, weather and travel tomorrow. 

  2. Cannabis valued at £68,000 found after vehicle stopped by police

    The vehicle was stopped on the A95 at Marypark in Moray on Tuesday, 17 May.

    Two men aged 34 and 23 have been charged in connection with the find and are expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court tomorrow.

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  3. Watch: Footage of osprey grapling trout viewed more than 13m times on Facebook

    Cameraman Lindsay McCrae shot the film of the bird of prey hunting near Inverness for a BBC One documentary series. 

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    Video caption: Filmed at 800 frames a second, these shots took a week to capture.

    It was shown in the first episode of Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart, which is narrated by actor Ewan McGregor, and uploaded to the BBC's Facebook page.

    The footage was filmed in slow motion at 800 frames per second.  

  4. Youths spotted on roof of Aberdeenshire mansion undergoing major renovation

    They were seen on the roof of Ury house shortly before bales of straw were found to have been set alight in a nearby field.

    Police warned that the blaze could have spread to the house and other buildings, had it not been discovered and extinguished quickly. 

    Ury House

    PC Steven Inglis said the youths' activity on the roof of Ury house could have "led to a very serious accident".

    Officers are linking the two incidents, which happened at around 21:00 on Monday. 

  5. 'Most successful' Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's Australian tour is viewed almost 2.5 million times

    More than 1,200 performers took part in the five-night sell-out tour in February at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, including Australian military and police bands as well as musicians from the UK, Fiji, Tonga, Norway, Switzerland and New Zealand.

    Royal Edinburgh Military Tatto

    The event generated an estimated £30.3m boost for the city, attracting a TV audience of 1.2 million in addition to the 155,000 ticket sales, 1.1 million online streams and more than 15,000 DVD sales in its first week of release.

    Brigadier David Allfrey, the event's chief executive and producer, said: "Australia has really taken the Tattoo to heart, helping make this our most successful international tour to date."

  6. Watch: More heavy showers are on the way

    Showers will spread south from Aberdeenshire on Wednesday afternoon. A relatively dry and mild night follows.  

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    Video caption: Showers will spread south from Aberdeenshire on Wednesday afternoon

    The wet weather resumes on Thursday with a band of rain moving in across the country by lunchtime and looks set to stay for the rest of the day.  

  7. Motorist in hospital after a serious road accident in the Borders

    Emergency services were called to the scene on the A697, between Carfraemill and Greenlaw, at about 12:35.

    A Ford Fiesta travelling north was in collision with a Mercedes Sprinter van heading in the opposite direction.

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    Police said the van driver was unhurt but the man driving the car had required treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. 

    The scale of his injuries was not yet known but the road has been closed and a diversion put in place.

  8. 'No evidence of breach' of Westminster's expenses rules - Nicola Sturgeon

    Update

    Two SNP MPs have been reported to a Westminster watchdog over allegations they claimed expenses for accommodation while carrying out extra-marital affairs.    

    Tory Jackson Carlaw has reported Stewart Hosie and Angus MacNeil to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner. 

    The SNP said the expenses were approved by the Commons' authorities, in line with rules on MP's London accommodation. 

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  9. Busy Glasgow south side road partially closed after multi-vehicle accident

    Three people were taken to hospital following the collision on Pollockshaws Road, near its junction with Torrisdale Street, at about 15:00. 

    Five people were in the three vehicles involved in the crash, and three were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital as a precaution.

    Pollockshaws Road

    Pollokshaws Road remains closed between Queen's Drive and Torrisdale Street.

    No-one is believed to have been seriously injured in the crash.

  10. Man in court charged with death by dangerous driving, following death of Edinburgh nurse

    Dylan Jenkin, 18, was also charged with failing to stop when signalled to do so by police and other road traffic offences.

    No plea or declaration was made and the case was continued for further inquiry.

    Jill Pirrie

    Jill Pirrie, 33, was walking home from work at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary when she was killed on Thursday.

    Jenkin, who appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, was remanded in custody.

    Ms Pirrie was knocked down by a car in Kingston Avenue. Ms Pirrie was making her way home to Ravenscraig Avenue, Craigmillar, after her hospital shift.

  11. Bookkeeper embezzled £60,000 from employer to spend on cars, foreign holidays and jewellery

    Catherine Bryceland took the money from Raymond Gloag Painters and Decorators in Dundee over an 18-month period.

    She admitted the charges on the third day of her trial before a jury at Dundee Sheriff Court.

    Catherine Bryceland

    The trial heard that company owner Raymond Gloag was left "hurt" when the fraud came to light. 

    Read more here.

  12. Investigators examine crab boat that sunk off Mingulay with loss of three men

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    The Stornoway-registered Louisa sank on 9 April as it lay at anchor in calm seas off Mingulay.

    The bodies of two crew members were found. The skipper is still missing and presumed dead. A fourth man survived after swimming ashore.

    The wreckage of the boat was brought to Clydebank by barge on Tuesday evening.

  13. New cabinet brings 'new faces and huge amount of energy' - First minister

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    Quote Message: The ministerial line-up I have appointed today brings a number of new faces and a huge amount of energy to taking forward the Scottish Government’s programme. from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister
  14. Reshuffle: Scottish government's junior ministerial team is announced

    First minister Nicola Sturgeon has completed her ministerial team, with a series of new appointments.  

    • Mark McDonald will become the new Minister for Childcare and Early Years
    • Shirley-Anne Somerville is Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science
    • Paul Wheelhouse is made Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy
    • Jamie Hepburn is Minister for Employability and Training, linking up education and the economy and reporting to both John Swinney and Keith Brown.
    • Humza Yousaf will be Minister for Transport and the Islands
    • Jeane Freeman will become the Scottish government’s first dedicated Minister for Social Security
    • Kevin Stewart has been appointed the Minister for Local Government and Housing
    • Alasdair Allan has been named Minister for International Development and Europe
    • Maureen Watt is the new Minister for Mental Health
    • Aileen Campbell will become Minister for Public Health and Sport
    • Anabelle Ewing will support the Cabinet Secretary for Justice as Minister for Community Safety
    • Joe Fitzpatrick will continue in his role as Minister for Parliamentary Business.
  15. SNP call Queen's Speech 'a wasted opportunity for progressive action'

    Update

    While Angus Robertson attacked the UK government's plans in the Commons, Nicola Sturgeon said she was prepared to work with them on some issues.

    She added: “As I have made clear, the Scottish government is willing to work with the UK government on areas of common interest and where we can come up with constructive solutions to problems that we both face.

    “However, there are evidently areas of fundamental disagreement between us – and the legislative programme set out in The Queen’s Speech today could not demonstrate more clearly the divergent priorities of the two governments."

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  16. Two new Conservative MSPs join campaign for UK to leave EU

    Ross Thomson and Graham Simpson filled in a giant ballot paper outside Holyrood to underline their support for the Vote Leave campaign.

    Ross Thompson and Graham Simpson

    Fellow Tory MSP Margaret Mitchell also backs Brexit, but party leader Ruth Davidson is in favour of remaining in.

    Meanwhile, the Scottish remain campaign highlighted how much research funding universities receive from the EU.