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Summary

  1. Football hate crimes rise by almost 50%
  2. Scottish church takes gay marriage step
  3. Man jailed for killing 15-week-old baby
  4. Search for light aircraft resumes
  5. Tiger maul death zoo fined for breaches
  6. Fresh appeal over sex assault on girl
  7. Man seriously injured in caravan fire

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By Jo Perry and Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

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

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

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

  2. Possibility of teachers' strike moves a step closer

    Delegates at the EIS conference backed a motion calling for a ballot if their workload is not cut. 

    The union is currently holding a ballot on action short of a strike which is due to close next Thursday.

    teacher in classroom

    It would be up to the union's ruling council to decide when to hold any subsequent strike ballot.

    But a strike ballot is unlikely to be held before the autumn

  3. Nine telephone boxes in Aberdeen targeted by thieves

    Police said a small sum of money was stolen from the phone boxes between 22 May and 9 June. 

    phone box

    The incidents happened at streets including Denmore Road, Sclattie Park, Berryden Road, Provost Graham Avenue, Stronsay Drive, Queen's Road, Provost Fraser Drive, Deevale Gardens, Balnagask Road.

    Det Con Mark Adam said: "Additional patrols are being carried out as a result but we would encourage residents to report any suspicious or unusual behaviour to us."

  4. Law Society of Scotland calls for eight-year-olds not be held criminally responsible

    The body, which represents solicitors, said at aged eight, Scotland had one of the lowest ages at which a child could be held criminally responsible in the world.

    In 2010, the Scottish government changed the law to ensure that no-one under the age of 12 could face prosecution in the courts.

    However, youngsters from the age of eight can still be referred to the Children's Reporter.

    Child being searched by police
    Quote Message: The current age of criminal responsibility is out of kilter with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. While the convention does not specify an age of criminal responsibility, which ranges from age seven or eight to 16 across different countries, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child made its position clear when it said that setting the age below 12 was ‘not to be internationally acceptable' from Ian Cruickshank Law Society of Scotland
    Ian CruickshankLaw Society of Scotland
  5. Andy Murray will defend his Olympic gold medal after being selected for Team GB

    BBC Sport Scotland

    His brother, Jamie, has also been selected.

    Johanna Konta and Heather Watson are the women selected for the team.   

    Andy Murray

    Four years ago Andy Murray struck Olympic gold when he defeated Roger Federer at London 2012.

  6. Boyfriend of zookeeper mauled by tiger urges other zoos to heed health and safety laws

    Update

    Quote Message: I think it's reasonable to give, give out the impression not just to South Lakes but to zoos across the country they need to really be sure that they're not just giving lip service to health and safety but actually they are giving all of their employees the best chance to keep themselves safe and also doing everything they can to put proper systems in place which are safe. from David Shaw Boyfriend of Sarah McClay
    David ShawBoyfriend of Sarah McClay
  7. Mother of Scots zookeeper killed by Sumatran tiger welcomes court ruling

    Update

    Sarah McClay, 24, died after the tiger escaped through an unlocked gate at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness, south Cumbria, in May 2013. 

    The zoo was fined £297,000 at Preston Crown Court today after admitting health and safety breaches. 

    Sarah's mother, Fiona McClay, said the family is still coming to terms with their loss.

    Sarah McClay
    Quote Message: We can't function yet with a member of our family missing, we've got to learn how to do that and we haven't got to that stage yet. I feel that the zoo pleading guilty, that went a long way to that process. The monetary fine today, that was fair of the judge today to say he doesn't want the zoo to close. He doesn't want people to lose their jobs. But it was the guilty plea that made the difference to us and that was the step for us to move forward knowing that someone else was responsible. from Fiona McClay Mother of Sarah McClay
    Fiona McClayMother of Sarah McClay
  8. Mentally-ill Perth man sectioned after being convicted of stalking Lily Allen

    Alex Gray, 31, broke into the pop star's bedroom, forcing her to leave the family home for good.

    His criminal campaign of abuse also involved contacting the British singer on social media, handing her offensive letters and a "romantic CD", and accusing her of "stealing" lyrics he had written. 

    Lily Allen
    Alex Gray

    At Harrow Crown Court he was handed an indeterminate hospital order and restraining order for burglary and stalking. 

    A victim impact statement from Ms Allen was read out in court which said she was "left terrified for my and my children's safety", having been in the room when the defendant gained access to her flat.

  9. Crews searching for signs of missing microlight aircraft that was bound for Scotland find debris

    Update

    An extensive search has been ongoing since the aircraft was reported missing last night shortly after 20:30.

    Coastguard helicopter

    Two microlights had left the City of Derry Airport in Northern Ireland at about 11:46 BST on Thursday, bound for Scotland.

    However, one never arrived.

    The search is being co-ordinated by Belfast Coastguard, who say debri has been discovered off the coast of County Antrim.

  10. WATCH: Police renew appeal over indecent assault on seven-year-old girl

    The child was attacked as she played on a cycle track behind South Queensferry bowling club last Friday afternoon. 

    Her attacker was a boy of high school age who carried a black and blue rucksack. He had a temporary tattoo on one of his hands. 

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    Video caption: Police renew an appeal over a South Queensferry assault
  11. Debri found in search for missing microlight aircraft off the Coast of County Antrim

    The aircraft went missing after leaving City of Derry Airport on Thursday.

    It was bound for Scotland.

    The search has been co-ordinated by Belfast Coastguard.

  12. Historians identify fresh suspect in hunt for answer to 264-year-old murder case

    Historians who re-examined Argyll's Appin murder of 1752 dispute a traditional theory that it was a Jacobite conspiracy.

    hangman's noose

    James Stewart was hanged after being convicted of shooting and killing government officer Colin Campbell.

    Some believe the killer was Stewart's son Donald or his foster son Ailean Breac.

    However, Prof Allan MacInnes believes Campbell's nephew - and the murder's only witness - pulled the trigger.

    Read the full story here.

  13. Farm in Edinburgh raises more than £100,000 in less than six weeks to avoid closure

    Gorgie City Farm, which has been in the city for 38 years, had been threatened with closure due to rising costs and a large reduction in external funding.

    Gorgie City Farm

    It has now secured the funding through contributions from the local community and businesses.

    The farm said it had been "overwhelmed and amazed" at the support.

  14. Hundreds of police officers will be on Scotland's roads in major crackdown on drink and drug drivers

    They will join colleagues from the road policing division to staff checkpoints throughout the country and increase the number of mobile patrols. 

    The one-day boost comes during Police Scotland's two-week summer crackdown on drink and drug drivers which started last weekend. 

    Police officers in patrol car

    Chief Superintendent Andy Edmonston said: "You are as likely to be stopped in a rural environment as well as in all of our town and cities to check that you are driving in a safe and legal way, and are not under the influence of drink or drugs. 

    ""Our increased visibility and activity throughout the country aims to reassure the public that drink/drug driving is unacceptable. If you choose to drink and drive or drive whilst unfit due to the effects of drugs, there is a high likelihood that you will be caught."  

  15. Ashley loses legal bid to overturn Scottish Football Association dual ownership fine

    Mike Ashley has lost a legal challenge to the SFA over a fine relating to a breach of rules on dual ownership of clubs.

    Mike Ashley

    The Sports Direct owner has shares in Rangers and also wholly owns Newcastle United. The SFA fined him £1,000 over this dual interest.

    Mr Ashley launched a judicial review in a bid to have the fine overturned.

    However, judge Lord Brodie told a hearing at the Court of Session in Edinburgh that the SFA was correct to fine him.

  16. Leader of Scotland's largest teaching union calls on members to give 'overwhelming support' to industrial action

    The EIS is balloting its members over what is says is excessive workloads caused by new National Qualifications.

    General secretary Larry Flanagan urged delegates at the union's conference to "send a strong message" to the Scottish government and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

    teacher

    Education Secretary John Swinney will address the conference on Saturday.

    The EIS has argued that the timeline around the introduction of the new qualifications has been rushed, giving schools insufficient time to absorb and plan for the changes.

  17. Scots pine martens raise young in Wales for the first time in six-year conservation project

    Twenty pine martens were captured and released into the Welsh countryside last year.

    The animals, one of Britain's rarest carnivores, were caught by the Inverness, Ross and Skye team at Forestry Enterprise Scotland (FES).

    pine marten

    At least three of the 10 females captured recently gave birth to kits.

    The capture and release of the Scottish martens forms part of the Welsh Pine Marten Recovery Project.

    Read more here. 

  18. Two men and 15-year-old boy charged after police find cocaine worth £24,000 in West Lothian

    Police said 500g of the class A drug was found inside a commercial property, near a school, in the Livingston area. 

    police

    Two men, aged 34 and 23, are expected to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Monday. 

    A 15-year-old boy will be reported to the procurator fiscal and the children's reporter.