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Summary

  1. Mother admits help could have saved Liam
  2. Pressure rises over 'men only' golf vote
  3. Death Row Scot wants to come home
  4. Men convicted of blowing up ATM
  5. Man jailed for taxi driver bank raid
  6. Graphene fishing rod is 'world first'

Live Reporting

By Jo Perry and Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from Scotland Live for this week

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

    Join us from 08:00 on Monday for the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the country. 

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Police hunt three men who attacked man with weapons in Alexandria

    Their 34-year-old victim suffered injuries to his head and body in the assault in a property in Craig Avenue, Tullichewan. 

    police

    The incident happened between 21:30 and 22:00 on Tuesday. 

    Police said the men struck their victim with weapons before running off in the direction of Tullichewan Drive. 

  3. Scotland's youngest motor neurone disease patient receives award from Prime Minister

    Lucy Lintott, 21, from Moray, was diagnosed with MND three years ago and was told the average life expectancy with her condition was just 14 months. 

    She started a blog - Lucy's Fightback - about the disease and her plans to continue taking on challenges to raise money for MND Scotland. 

    Lucy Lintott

    Despite the muscle-wasting disease, Ms Lintott completed a sponsored five-day walk covering 65 miles with 20 friends and family, and along with a series of other events raised more than £100,000 for the charity. 

    She is the latest recipient of a Point of Light award, set up to recognise the work of campaigners, volunteers and inspirational people.

  4. Man jailed after forcing his way into pensioner's home with intention of raping her

    The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Simon Johnston, 39, subjected the 71-year-old woman to a violent ordeal which lasted for several hours.

    The attack happened at a property in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in June 2015.

    Judge Lady Stacey told Johnston she considered him to be a "very serious risk to public safety".

    He was jailed for seven years. Read more here

  5. 'This is genuinely a huge honour for me' - new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers
    Quote Message: "I am absolutely delighted to be named Celtic manager. This is genuinely a huge honour for me. I have followed Celtic all my life and to be given this fantastic opportunity and to be part of such a truly great football club is a dream come true. I will give my new role everything I have and do all I can to bring our supporters exciting, entertaining and winning football. The club has been in magnificent shape in recent years and has collected silverware regularly during this time. My objective now, of course, is to continue this work, to keep us at the top and again make our mark in Europe. from Brendan Rodgers Manager, Celtic FC
    Brendan RodgersManager, Celtic FC
  6. BreakingCeltic appoints Brendan Rodgers as the club's new manager

    The 43-year-old former Liverpool, Swansea City, Reading and Watford manager takes over following the departure of Ronny Deila.  

    In a statement, Celtic chairman Ian Bankier said Rodgers was an "outstanding candidate". 

    "Brendan is a man with a tremendous pedigree in football management, he is someone who knows all about Celtic and someone who has a real passion for Celtic," he said. 

    "He is also a manager who we believe has the talent, the drive and the determination to bring continued success to the club."

    View more on twitter
  7. Drug man caught driving at 5mph is banned from the road

    A court heard that Mark Townsley attracted the attention of police because he was driving so slowly through the centre of Auchterarder.

    Townsley, 28, then sped up but was pulled over by officers and found to be driving under the influence of drugs.

    He admitted driving while unfit on 25 August last year.

    Townsley, Primrose Crescent, Perth was also fined £400 at Perth Sheriff Court.

  8. Takeawy chef allegedly murdered at work died from blunt head trauma and heart disease

    Shahzad Shah, 56, collapsed and died following an incident at a kebab shop in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, last month.

    Hidayet Ozden, 52, from Falkirk, has since appeared in court twice, charged with murder and assault.

    Mintlaw takeaway

    Mr Shah's cause of death was "Ischaemic Heart Disease with blunt head trauma".

    The information was revealed in Mr Shah's death certificate which was registered by police on Friday.

  9. Muirfield vote: Your views - 'No-one discussed this 20 or 30 years ago, just accept the outcome'

    Muirfield clubhouse
  10. Andy Murray could face defending champion Stan Wawrinka in French Open semi-finals

    Kheredine Idessane

    BBC Sport Scotland

    But Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal are seeded to meet in the last four in the other half of the draw. 

    Should Murray progress through the first couple of rounds, which could both be against qualifiers, he's then seeded to run into two of the tallest men on the tour. 

    Andy Murray

    The big-serving Ivo Karlovic and John Isner, from Croatia and America respectively, could lie in wait in rounds three and four. 

    The Scottish world number two would then be seeded to face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals - Murray won the last match they played, beating Nishikori in a five set Davis Cup epic in Birmingham earlier this year. 

    There would then be the prospect of a possible last four encounter with Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, the defending champion, before a possible final two weeks on Sunday against either Djokovic or Nadal. 

  11. Your pictures: The Flying Scotsman and a striking sunset feature in images from around Scotland

    Damselfly in garden in Dunfermline
    Sunset over Glenuig
    Flying Scotsman

    Find a larger selection of the photographs sent in to the BBC Scotland news website this week, here. 

    Send your pictures to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk

  12. Dundee's The Courier named daily newspaper of the year in Regional Press Awards

    The DC Thomson publication scooped the prize in the 20,000-plus circulation category. 

    It was praised by judges for its "strong front page splashes and great overall coverage".

    Courier masthead

    The newspaper also won the top award in the campaign of the year category for its "Frank's Law" campaign after former Dundee United footballer Frank Kopel was struck down with early-onset dementia.

    It aimed to highlight the need for greater financial support for sufferers, which does not currently kick in until they reach the age of 65.

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  13. Barcelona fans now allowed to bring pro-Catalan independence flags to Sunday's match

    Supporters had planned to have Scotland flags at the Vicente Calderon for the Copa del Rey final with Sevilla after the government's representative in Madrid decided not to allow Estelada flags for "operational and security reasons".

    Estelada' flag and Saltires

    But a Madrid judge has overruled that decision after Barcelona appealed.

    The club had said it was "an attack on the freedom of expression".

  14. Mother accused of murdering her two-year-old son admits she completely failed him

    Update

    Rachel Fee is on trial alongside her civil partner Nyomi Fee at the High Court in Livingston. 

    Giving evidence she told a jury she wasn't thinking rationally when she failed to get Liam help for a broken leg he suffered the week before he died.

    Rachel and Nyomi Fee deny murdering Liam

    The couple blame that injury, and Liam's death, on another boy.

    Rachel Fee said she feared Liam would be taken off her if she'd taken him to hospital, admitting the two year old would still be alive if she'd sought help for him.

  15. Former soldier jailed for life for murdering Greenock teenager 30 years ago loses conviction appeal

    John Docherty, who is 51 and from Dunoon in Argyll, was convicted of murdering Elaine Doyle in June 2014 and jailed for a minimum term of 21 years.

    John Docherty and Elaine Doyle

    Judges have also rejected an appeal that the minimum term was excessive.

    The body of the 16-year-old was found in a lane close to her parents' flat in Greenock in 1986.

    Docherty's DNA was later identified on her body.

  16. What do ex-pats think of the EU referendum?

    Voters will go to the polls to have their say on whether to leave of remain part of the EU on 23 June. Migration into the UK has been making headlines but what about those who have emigrated to other European countries.

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    Video caption: What does the EU referendum mean for ex-pats in Spain?

    Of the estimated two million British ex-pats living in the EU, about half of those are thought to be in Spain. BBC Scotland's Ian Hamilton has been to find out how a vote for Brexit would affect them.