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Summary

  1. Mother and partner guilty of Liam Fee murder
  2. Battle of Jutland centenary marked
  3. Ex-footballer jailed for raping woman
  4. Numeracy rates falls among Scots pupils
  5. Man who raped student and raped woman jailed
  6. Deportation family can stay until August

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By Jo Perry and Nichola Rutherford

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Nichola Rutherford

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Join us again then for more news, sport, weather and travel from across Scotland. 

Watch: Highlights from the Jutland centenary commemorations in Orkney

The centenary of the biggest naval engagement of World War One has been commemorated with a service at St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney.

The Princess Royal, Prime Minister David Cameron, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the German president Joachim Gauck were among dignitaries at the event. 

Key moments of Jutland memorial service

Scotland's 'luckiest' family celebrate after scooping second £1m Lotto prize

The Fry family from Bo'ness claimed the cash from the draw made on Wednesday 18 May through the Lotto Millionaire Raffle line.

Lottery balls number 38 and number 7
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Peter Fry, 90, and wife Mary, 86, along with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57, play as a syndicate, putting on five lines twice a week.

The win comes six years after Mr Fry's cousin Annette Brown, 82, scooped a £1.15m Lotto jackpot.

Incredibly, Margaret Fry is also enjoying her second big lottery win after scooping £20,000 on the Lotto Millionaire raffle in 2015.

Travel update: A713 likely to be closed for several hours

Almost 700,000 travelled on Borders Railway during first six months of operation

The latest figures show the usage level is 22% more than was forecast for the route from Edinburgh to Tweedbank.

Borders Railway
Borders Railway

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said the passenger numbers further justified the decision to restore rail services to the region after more than 40 years.

The multi-million pound route opened in September last year.

Muller confirms closure of Aberdeen and East Kilbride plants, with loss of up to 225 jobs

The dairy giant's move follows a consultation period which was launched in April.

Muller said both of the dairies had been operating .

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It expects to wind down operations in Aberdeen by the middle of June, while the East Kilbride dairy will continue for the next 18-24 months.

Muller said this would allow time for the transfer of production lines to its Bellshill plant in Lanarkshire.

More bright and sunny weather on Wednesday

Wednesday looks as if it will be repeat of today's sunshine and clear skies.  

Wednesday looks as if it will be repeat of today's sunshine and clear skies.

The West will see the best of the sunny weather as cloudier skies loom in the far north.  

WATCH: Australian father's plea to the government over Scottish deportation threat

An Australian family threatened with deportation have been told they can stay in the Highlands for another two months.Gregg and Kathryn Brain have been told by the Home Office that they are not allowed to work during this time.  

Father's plea over deportation threat: 'Give people the deal that was offered'

The couple and their son came to Scotland under an arrangement which allowed graduates to stay in the country after their studies.

Since the scheme was abolished, they have been hoping to get jobs to meet financial visa requirements.  

Police name man who died following disturbance in Glasgow block of flats

Francis Carolan, 42, was found on the landing of 8 Dundasvale Court in Cowcaddens at about 21:10 on Monday. 

The emergency services had been called to the building after receiving reports about a disturbance. 

flats
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Paramedics treated Mr Carolan, who lived in the building, but he died at the scene. 

Police are treating his death as suspicious. They said a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal. 

Man is cut free from car following crash in Dumfries and Galloway

Police Scotland said part of the A713 was likely to be closed for "some time" following the accident. 

Ken Bridge - A713
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It happened at about 16:00, at Ken Bridge, south of Dalry. 

A diversion route was being put in place and drivers were advised to avoid the area if possible.

Liam Fee: A case review into toddler's death will be 'thorough and comprehensive'

A probe is under way into the circumstances leading up to the death of Liam Fee after the convictions of his mother Rachel Trelfa or Fee, 31, and her partner Nyomi Fee, 29. 

During their seven-week trial, a number of witnesses told the High Court in Livingston they had raised concerns about the toddler's health and wellbeing with social services. 

Dougie Dunlop, vice chair of Fife Child Protection Committee, said it would reflect on the case "to see whether there is any scope for improvement". 

Nyomi and Rachel Fee
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Liam's death was a tragedy that has left everyone deeply shocked and saddened. The Chief Officers' Group have already commissioned a significant case review into all the circumstances leading up to Liam's death. We want to provide reassurance that this independent review will be thorough and comprehensive."

Dougie DunlopVice chairman, Fife Child Protection Committee

Andy Murray's French Open quarter final match is postponed until tomorrow

The British number one is due to play Richard Gasquet in the last 16 at Roland Garros. 

The quarter final match between Novak Djokovic and Bautista Agut has still to be completed after rain suspended play.

A match featuring the women's world number one Serena Williams is also yet to finish.  

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Third man in court charged with murdering father-of-four outside his home in South Ayrshire

Adam Lundy, who's 27 and from Girvan, is accused of killing 44-year-old John Kiltie, who was found outside his home in the town's Park Road on Saturday.

John Kiltie
BBC

At Ayr Sheriff Court, Mr Lundy made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody. 

Two other men are also in custody after appearing in court yesterday charged with Mr Kiltie's murder.

Hibs impose bans on some supporters following violent scenes at end of Scottish Cup final

BBC Sport Scotland

Rangers said a number of their players were assaulted by Hibs supporters following a pitch invasion at the end of the match, which the capital club won 3-2. 

The Edinburgh club said it has imposed life bans and indefinite bans on fans it has identified as being involved in incidents on the pitch. 

Mounted police at Scottish Cup final
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"While Police Scotland will continue with their own inquiries, we will continue to review what happened and take the action we think appropriate to protect the club's good name. We will also co-operate fully with the independent commission established by the SFA. We have initiated contact with the supporters informing them of our decision. We will continue to identify and impose appropriate sanctions against others involved in unacceptable behaviour."

Leeann DempsterChief executive, Hibs

Former footballer jailed for six years after conviction for raping three former partners

Ex-Albion Rovers player James Coulter, 33, was found guilty of nine charges, including rape, against the women between 2009 and 2014.

James Coulter
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His trial at the High Court in Glasgow heard that Coulter assaulted one victim with his Player of the Year trophy hours after winning it. 

He was caught when one of the victims contacted police.  

Police name dead woman found near castle ruins in Aberdeenshire

Lesley Pumford, who was 44 and from Aberdeenshire, was found at Whistleberry Castle near Kinneff in Aberdeenshire in the early hours of Friday. 

Police said they were continuing to treat her death as unexplained.

A man was also found injured at the scene and was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Whistleberry Castle
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Menswear retailer Austin Reed's 120 stores to close by end of June, costing 1,000 jobs

The administrators, Alix Partners, said it would implement "a managed wind-down process" because no viable offers had been received for the business.

Austin Reed shirts
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Austin Reed fell into administration last month, amid a "challenging" retail market and cash flow difficulties.

The firm was founded in 1900 as a tailor and counted Winston Churchill as a customer.

Full story here. 

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New Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing apologises to farmers over late EU payouts

Mr Ewing said Scottish ministers were sorry for the "anger, frustration, hardship and cost" caused by the delays, in his first statement to Holyrood since taking over from Richard Lochhead.

Fergus Ewing
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He said: "I want to start off with three simple words addressed by me on behalf of the SG to all farmers and crofters who have suffered as result: We are sorry.

"And follow it up with four words: We are fixing it.

"Progress has been made. I can say that most farmers and crofters should have received most of their due payment."

Follow all the action at Holyrood here.

Liam Fee: The horrific evidence heard by the jury

Lisa Summers

BBC Scotland News

Seven weeks ago, the numbers of 15 jury members were pulled out of a glass bowl on the clerk's desk at the High Court in Livingston.

As they went to settle into the jury room and familiarise themselves with their duties, they would have been unaware of what they had been signed up for.

Liam Fee
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Yet the six men and eight women (one jury member fell ill and was excused) were to endure some of the most distressing, upsetting and depraved evidence ever presented in a Scottish court.

It played out like a storyline from a television drama - except it was far from fiction.

Read Lisa Summers' full report here

Liam Fee: 'No parent does that to a child'

A neighbour of the Fees, Gillian McCusker, told BBC Scotland she rarely saw Liam. 

"You wouldn't have known he existed," she said.

The toddler's mother, Rachel, and her partner, Nyomi Fee, have been found guilty of his murder.   

Sean Catherall, a former friend of Nyomi Fee's, said the pair showed little emotion after the toddler's death.  

They have also been convicted of a catalogue of abuse against two other children.  

Watch: Police interview Rachel and Nyomi Fee following death of toddler Liam

New footage shows police interviews of the couple, who have been found guilt of the murder of the two-year-old.

Officers asked Rachel about items in Liam's bedroom and Nyomi was asked about internet searches made following the child's death. 

Police interview Rachel and Nyomi Fee

Footage: Crown Office  

Social work boss: 'Cases like Liam Fee's are exceptional'

Social Work Scotland president Elaine Torrance said Liam's death was "an absolute tragedy" after he suffered "deeply shocking" abuse. 

She said that "what made it worse" was that the abuse was carried out by the people he should have been able to trust - his mother and his step-mother. 

Liam Fee
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"Cases like these are exceptional and children dying at the hands of their parents remains a rare occurrence in Scotland. Parents are the primary protectors of their children and when that relationship fails and where people go out of their way to keep agencies at arm's length, children can be at terrible risk.

Elaine TorrancePresident, Social Work Scotland

Liam Fee: Children were 'the subject of the most horrific and long-term abuse'

Matt Forde, national head of service for NSPCC Scotland, said Liam and two other boys were abused by a couple who should have loved and nurtured their family. 

And he warned that abuse and neglect is taking place every day in homes across the country.

Liam Fee
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Everyone who has followed this case will have been deeply affected by the accounts of neglect, cruelty and violence inflicted on Liam during his short and tragic life. The details of how this couple submitted young children to such abhorrent abuse have rightly shocked the public, yet sadly cases of abuse and neglect are taking place every day in homes across the country, damaging the futures of many children.

Matt FordeNSPCC Scotland

Liam Fee: Detectives praise bravery of child witnesses

Their evidence meant Liam's mother, Rachel Fee, 31 and her partner Nyomi, 29, were convicted of the two-year-old's murder.

Det Insp Rory Hamilton, of Police Scotland's major investigations team, said details of the abuse emerged during interviews with the boys. 

Nyomi, Rachel and Liam Fee
Police Scotland

"This was a complex, challenging and sensitive investigation which involved interviewing two young children to establish the level of abuse and neglect both they and Liam Fee had been subjected to. It was because of their courage that detectives were able to identify Rachel and Nyomi Fee as being responsible for a wide range of serious offences against three children."

Det Insp Rory HamiltonPolice Scotland

Crowds filled the streets of Orkney to remember Jutland's dead

From Robert Hall in Orkney

On the street outside the UK's most northerly cathedral, islanders young and old crowded the pavements as the Royal Marines band led a naval contingent, bayonets gleaming to the morning commemoration.

It was a powerful reminder of Orkney's naval history; Britain's Grand Fleet sailed to Jutland from the deep anchorage at Scapa Flow. Nearly 6,000 men never returned.

Ornkey crowds
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The services at Kirkwall and Lyness mark the loss of 25 ships, British and German, in a clash which resulted in no clear victory.

A century ago an islander called Margaret Tait captured the mood after the battle.

"What a gloom was cast over the town, and how depressed we were to think of our noble ships, brave sailors and officers."

Later, family members and representatives of today's navies will re-tell the stories of Jutland, and remember those who still lie beneath the dark waters of the North Sea.

IN PICTURES: Dignitaries attend St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall to remember those who died in the Battle of Jutland

Royal Navy personnel attend the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland at St Magnus Cathedral on May 31
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Royal Navy personnel attend the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland at St Magnus Cathedral
Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attend a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall,
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Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attend a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall,
Sailors attend a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall,
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Sailors attend a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall,
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence and Prime Minister David Cameron pass the Weeping Window sculpture
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence and Prime Minister David Cameron pass the Weeping Window sculpture
German President Joachim Gauck arrives to attend a service at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall
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German President Joachim Gauck arrives to attend a service at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall
Princess Royal and Joachim Goak
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Watch: Previously unseen royal letters from the front line of WW1 on display to mark Jutland centenary

As British and German naval fleets clashed, the future King George VI recounted the experience of coming under fire from enemy torpedoes.

Daniela Relph reports.

Royal war letters to go on display

The biggest naval battle of WW1 - what we know about Jutland

Watch: The boy given a VC for bravery at Jutland

Jack Cornwell was just 15 when he joined the Royal Navy. He died a year later, aged 16, in the Battle of Jutland. 

He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for the bravery he showed in battle.

The boy given a VC for bravery at Jutland

Ceremony being held at Lyness Royal Navy Cemetery at Hoy, where British and German sailors buried

Lyness cemetery
BBC

The cemetery is the final resting place to Commonwealth servicemen and German sailors from World War One - some as young as 16.

Lyness Cemetery
BBC

The Princess Royal, David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and German President Joachim Gauck are all expected to attend.

Lyness Cemetery
BBC

'I think my grandfather was rather unfairly treated in the post-Jutland years'

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BBC Radio 5 Live

The British Grand Fleet was commanded by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and his handling of the fleet during the battle remains controversial. 

His grandson, Nick Jellicoe, told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Jutland for us as a family, its been a stony path actually. 

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe
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"Because I think my grandfather was rather unfairly treated in the post-Jutland years.

"The navy split into these sort of extremes of being very very pro-Jellicoe or very anti - and it should never have got to that point. 

"I think that really got in the way of us learning the lessons quietly of what Jutland should have taught us."

German president joins with Princess Royal to lay wreath at war memorial in Orkney

Joachim Gauck stood beside Princess Anne to lay flowers at the memorial following the conclusion of a service at St Magnus Cathedral to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland.

German President, Joachim Gauck and Princess Royal
BBC

The memorial remembers those who lost their lives in both world wars as well as those in the merchant service.

'The strategic importance of Scapa Flow cannot be overstated' - David Cameron

In a message printed in the order of service, the Prime Minister said the centenary was a reminder that World War One was not only fought in battlefield trenches.  

He said: "The strategic importance of Scapa Flow cannot be overstated and it is therefore highly symbolic that today the stark and striking beauty of the Orkney Islands provides the backdrop to our commemorations." 

David Cameron with Nicola Sturgeon
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He added: "It is very moving that we are joined today by the descendants of some of those who served at sea during the war. 

"They have their own special reasons for wanting to be a part of today's commemorations.

 "We stand together with them to pay our profound respects to their ancestors and to ensure that the events of 100 years ago will be remembered and understood in 100 years' time."

German president reads from first lesson of St John, Chapter four

In his address to the congregation, Joachim Gauck said: God loves us so much, we surely ought to love each other too".

He added: "For though we have not yet seen God, when we love each other God lives in us".

German President, Joachim Gauck
BBC

'There can be no doubt that their sacrifice was not in vain' - Prince Philip

A message from the Duke of Edinburgh was carried in the order of service for the commemorations in Orkney.

Prince Philip said: "There was, understandably, public disappointment with the result, but there is no doubt it was fought with the highest courage and determination under the most difficult and challenging circumstances. 

Order of Service
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"Whatever the judgement on the outcome, the commemoration of the centenary of the battle is focused on the endurance and gallantry of all those who took part, on both sides, and particularly on those who lost their lives. 

"War may be senseless and the Battle of Jutland may have been inconclusive, but there can be no doubt that their sacrifice was not in vain." 

Choir performs last composition of the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

The Golden Solstice is said to be the last piece of music he composed before his death in March. 

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
BBC
Choir
BBC

A former master of the Queen's music, Sir Peter lived in Orkney. 

His friend, George Mackay Brown, an Orcadian poet, wrote the words. 

David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and Princess Royal join descendants of those who fought for centenary service

British and German military bands played and crowds lined the street as the prime minister arrived at St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney with the first minister.

The Princess Royal and German President Joachim Gauck (right) pass the Weeping Window sculpture
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The Princess Royal and German President Joachim Gauck (right) pass the Weeping Window sculpture

It is 100 years to the day since British and German ships engaged in a 36-hour conflict off the coast of Denmark which led to devastating losses and changed the course of the war. 

The Princess Royal is representing the royal family at the memorial after the Duke of Edinburgh cancelled his trip on doctor's advice.

She was accompanied by husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence as vice-chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

German president Joachim Gauck is also in attendance.