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  1. Holyrood 'could control immigration' after Brexit
  2. Injured judo star Stephanie Inglis returns to Scotland
  3. Call for urgent changes in oil and gas industry
  4. Scottish companies report rise in new business
  5. Music events 'worth £295m' to Scottish economy

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Around 600 people gather in Glasgow's George Square for Orlando shootings vigil

People left floral tributes and lit candles at the event to mark the massacre in which 49 people died in a gay nightclub in Florida. 

Glasgow vigil
rainbow flag at city chambers
Glasgow City Council

A piper also played Flower of Scotland during the vigil in Glasgow city centre. 

And the rainbow flag is flying at half-mast above the city chambers. 

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Judo star Stephanie Inglis is 'stable' after long journey back to Scotland

The Commonwealth silver medalist arrived in Edinburgh earlier today to continue her recovery from a serious head injury she sustained in Vietnam. 

In a statement posted on Facebook, it was confirmed that she arrived at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital just after 13:00 today. 

Injured judo star Stephanie Inglis is flown back to Edinburgh Airport

The family spokesman said she was taken to an intensive care unit where she was assessed. 

The statement added: "Stephanie is stable, but was sedated for the journey and is currently undergoing tests and scans, as soon as we have more information we will update."

Vigil for victims of Orlando massacre gets underway in Glasgow's George Square

The hour-long event is billed as Glasgow Stands With Pulse Orlando, following the deaths of 49 people in the city's Pulse nightclub. 

Gunman Omar Mateen, who opened fire on clubbers on Sunday morning, was of Afghan descent. 


Mohammed Asif, from the Afghan Human Rights Foundation, said he was one of many members of the Afgahn community at the vigil. 

He said they stood "shoulder to shoulder" with those affected by the attacks - no matter what their colour, their beliefs or their sexuality. 

MSP puts forward 'motion of solidarity' with Orlando shooting victim

Police continue search for man seen entering River Tay in Dundee

Reports of a male in the water on Saturday afternoon sparked a major operation involving the coastguard and both Broughty Ferry lifeboats.

Coastguard helicopter

A coastguard helicopter circled the river between both Tay bridges for several hours on Saturday evening.

Police confirmed the search would resume on Monday - the coastguard and lifeboats are not currently involved.

Scottish Parliament presiding officer offers condolences to Florida state speaker in wake of Orlando attack

Scottish Parliament can fly rainbow flag only in 'exceptional circumstances'

In response to MSP Kevin Stewart's request to fly a rainbow flag outside the building, the Scottish Parliament tweeted that it was lowering its flags as a "mark of respect in line with our policy".   

Rainbow flag

Its flag flying policy states that only the Saltire, Union flag and European flag should be flown daily. 

It adds: "No other flags will be flown unless in exceptional circumstances where a case is made to and approved by the SPCB (Scottish Parliament Corporate Body)."   

Mounting calls for Scottish Parliament to fly rainbow flag following Orlando shootings

A total of 49 people were killed when Omar Mateen opened fire in a gay nightclub on Sunday morning.   

The flag, which is a symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, is flying at half-mast over the Scottish government headquarters today

Flags are flying at half-mast at the Scottish Parliament and MSP Kevin Stewart has written to Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh to ask that the rainbow flag is included among them. 

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Police hunt owner of two greyhounds which launched 'particularly vicous' attack chihuahua in Dumfries

Officers said a vet had described the injuries suffered by the chihuahua as "severe" after treating it for multiple bite and claw injuries on its back and stomach.

The dog's owner was also bitten on the hand while she tried to break up the fight in the Glasgow Road/ Lochfield Road area of Dumfries at around 11:15 on Saturday. 


She has been treated for bite injuries at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary; her pet is recovering at home. 

PC Ruairid Matthews appealed for help in tracing the man who was walking the greyhounds - he was skinny with cropped hair. 

He said: "This was a particularly vicious attack by two large dogs on a small toy type dog which has left it with some severe injuries."

Man in 'serious but stable' condition after suffering head injury in Glasgow assault

The 24-year-old was punched in the face and fell to the ground after he became involved in an altercation with another man early on Sunday morning. 

He was found lying in Kilmarnock Road, near the Tesco Express store and Pollockshaws East train station, by a taxi driver shortly after the incident at around 02:10. 

Kilmarnock Road

His attacker, who was with a woman, ran away from the scene, south along Kilmarnock Road, turning into Newlandsfield Road. 

Police said the victim was being treated for his injuries at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. 

Det Con Jim Duncan “I would appeal to anyone who was on Kilmarnock Road around the time of the attack and may have witnessed what happened to get in touch."

Ivan Lendl 'key to Andy Murray beating Novak Djokovic'

BBC Sport Scotland

The return of coach Ivan Lendl could be key to Andy Murray overcoming world number one Novak Djokovic and winning more Grand Slams, says former British number one John Lloyd.

Murray, 29, will resume working with Lendl on Tuesday, having split with the Czech-born American in 2014.

Murray and Lendl
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Eight-time major champion Lendl guided Murray to his two Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in 2012 and 2013.

"I think it's a great signing and the right time to do it," said Lloyd.

"This to me could be the missing ingredient. He has to beat Djokovic.

"I know there's a lot of other good players - but let's face it, Andy's figured everyone else out, he hasn't figured Djokovic out. No-one has."

Scottish government urged to reverse changes to business rates relief following slump in industrial construction

The Scottish Building Federation and the Scottish Property Federation said the fall in output could be down to the impact of changes to the empty property rates relief for industrial property. 

New figures for the Scottish construction industry, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show the total output value of the private industrial sector was £253m in the year to March 2016, down from £543m during the previous year

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In the first three months of 2016, private industrial output fell to £46m, the lowest level since the first quarter of 1987. 

Empty industrial properties used to receive 100% relief from business rates while vacant, but in April this changed to full relief for the first six months and then a 10% discount.

Five men to stand trial accused of stealing a cash machine containing almost £16,000 from a shop

The group are accused of plotting together before allegedly stealing the machine from a Co-Operative store in Barry Street, Carnoustie, in February.

Prosecutors claim a hole was cut in shutters of the shop before a rope was tied around the cash machine.

Carnoustie robbery

It is alleged a Land Rover vehicle was used to drag the ATM from the store.

Anthony Conroy, 29, Andrew White, 27, Nanu Miah, 27, Robin Vaughan, 43, and Carl Cavanagh, 33, faced a conspiracy charge during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Judge Lady Rae set a trial due to begin in January.

The case could last up to three weeks.

Cocaine found on a tug stopped in the North Sea was potentially worth more than £500m, a court hears

Nine men are accused of smuggling 3.2 tonnes of cocaine on the Hamal.

UK Border Force officers, with Royal Navy support, boarded the tug in an operation about 100 miles east of Aberdeen in April last year. 

Aberdeen drug trial

An expert told the High Court in Glasgow the "unprecedented" haul had a maximum street value of £512m.

Police Scotland Det Con Jurgen Wahla, who is based in Aberdeen, was asked by advocate depute Ashley Edwards: "What is the potential maximum street value of the cocaine?".

Det Con Wahla replied: "If sold in the UK it would be £512m if sold in gram deals and adulterated to 15 to 20 per cent pure."

The trial continues. 

Desperate Dan drawn into EU referendum campaign

From BBC Scotland political reporter Philip Sim

Community groups urged to remember local war dead

Huw Williams

A campaign has been launched to encourage community groups to remember - and visit the graves - of the dead of World War One.

The Living Memory project has won the support of broadcaster and journalist Kirsty Wark, who's great uncle fought at the Somme.

Kirsty Wark

She has urged people to visit war graves - including those in more than 1,200 cemeteries across Scotland.

She said people should remember the casualties, and find out their stories.

The campaign was launched at the Western Necropolis on Glasgow which contains the graves of 355 service personnel killed during World War One - the earliest Pte L Maskell, who died on 26th October 1914.

IN PICTURES: The inaugural St Kilda Challenge was held at the weekend

Organised by North Uist group, Comann Na Mara, the event involved 27 yachts that sailed from the Western Isles to the remote archipelago and back.

Fifteen of the boats' crews took part in a race, which was won by the Port Edgar-based yacht Moonstruck Too in a time of 23 hours.

The other 12 crews involved enjoyed a more leisurely cruise to and from St Kilda.

See more pictures here.

St Kilda yachts
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St Kilda yachts
Allan MacLeod

WATCH: Andy Murray on working with Ivan Lendl again

BBC Sport Scotland

 Andy Murray says his reunification with former coach Ivan Lendl "happened very quickly" following his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the French Open final.  

Lendl reunion happened quickly - Murray

Councils warn that 'hasty' changes to the country's education system 'could do irreparable damage'

Local government body Cosla urged the education secretary John Swinney to "proceed with caution" .

It came ahead of Wednesday's Scottish government summit on school reform and raising attainment.

Benis Arapovic

The SNP has said it wants to "encourage school clusters and create new educational regions".

Its manifesto for the recent Holyrood election also pledged to "extend to individual schools responsibilities that currently sit solely with local authorities, allocate more resources directly to headteachers and enable them to take decisions based on local circumstances".

'Mounting concern' for 18-year-old missing for more than a week

Police said Robert Thomson was last spotted on CCTV cameras in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, earlier this month. 

He was picked up on camera in the vicinity of Motherwell Road, near Calder Road, at about 20:00 on Friday 3 June. 

Robert Thomson
Police Scotland

Officers believe he may have earlier spent some time with his father around Strathclyde Park. He was reported missing by his family on Sunday 5 June. 

Insp William Jeffrey said: “Given the length of time that Robert has been missing, there is mounting concern for his wellbeing. 

"His family are understandably anxious that he has disappeared without any kind of contact. Since Robert was first reported missing on 5 June, officers have been working to trace Robert safe and well."

Police appeal after two teenagers attempt to steal handbag from 83-year-old woman

Officers have been conducting door-to-door inquiries since the incident on Carron Road in Falkirk on Thursday afternoon. 

The woman was approached by the youths - one who appeared to be as young as 13 - near a bus stop outside Matalan between 13:30 and 14:30. 

Carron Road, Falkirk

They assaulted the woman and tried to grab her handbag before they were disturbed by two passers-by and ran off. 

One of the youths was 13 or 14 and wearing a denim jacket; the other was about 15 or 16 with light, short hair. 

Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, the two men who helped the woman, and anyone who witnessed the incident.

Plans to house Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels may be 'good solution'

The proposal has emerged as an alternative to a purpose-built centre at the Tweedbank terminus of the Borders Railways. 

The Tweedbank scheme - backed by £3.5m from the local authority - has been contentious and thousands of people signed a petition against the project.

Great Tapestry of Scotland
Alex Hewitt

Alistair Moffat, the chairman of the trustees of the tapestry, said they were happy to look at the possibility of housing the giant artwork in Galashiels. 

A detailed report on the Galashiels location will go to Scottish Borders Council later this year.

Police probe reports that scores of sheep have been shot dead in part of Shetland

The animals were targeted on farms and crofts around the Voxter area of Shetland.  

Farmer Allan Ridland said it has been a long-time problem in the area. 

sheep in Shetland

He said he has lost 97 sheep and lambs since the end of March last year. 

He also claims that at least five other crofters in the area have lost animals. 

One man dead in A76 road accident in Dumfries and Galloway

Police have confirmed that a man died in the collision, which involved a car and a lorry. 

It happened on the A76 between Auldgirth and Thornhill at about 11:50. 

road accident sign

A police spokesman said the road was closed a full collision investigation will take place. 

Diversions are in place. 

A man is to stand trial charged with the rape and murder of a woman in Aberdeen

Bala Chinda, 25, denies murdering 36-year-old Nkechi - also known as Jessica - McGraa at a flat in Union Terrace in February

Mr Chinda faces a separate accusation of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Nkechi McGraa
Police Scotland

It is claimed he stole two phones and disposed of them, as well as a handset he is said to have used to contact Ms McGraa.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lady Rae set a trial date for December.

One injured in 'serious' road accident on the A76 in Dumfries and Galloway

A car and a lorry were involved in the collision, which happened between Auldgirth and Closeburn at about 11:50. 

Police said one person has been injured. 

The road is closed in both directions and diversions are being put in place. 

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area. 

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Police watchdog to investigate response to alleged disturbance after which man died

William Brittle, 60, was hurt in an alleged assault in Paisley on 6 June. He died the following day at the city's Royal Alexandra Hospital. 

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) said it has begun an investigation into the police response to the incident. 

Police tape

A spokesman said: “A report into the findings of the investigation will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.”

Two men, aged 26 and 45, and a 41-year-old woman, were arrested in connection with his death.  

Judo player Stephanie Inglis is back in Scotland to continue her recovery from a serious head injury

Stephanie, who is from Daviot, near Inverness, and lives in Dunfermline, was seriously injured in a motorbike accident in Vietnam.

She was flown to Edinburgh from Thailand where she was receiving treatment.

Stephanie Inglis

Doctors in Vietnam initially gave her a 1% chance of survival following the accident in Ha Long on 10 May.

She was put into an induced coma but was recently woken from it.  

Air ambulance

Flags fly at half mast to remember 50 people shot dead in gay nightclub in Florida

Omar Mateen targeted Orlando's Pulse club before being killed by police.

An hour-long vigil will be held in George Square, Glasgow, later today. 

Billed as "Glasgow Stands With Pulse Orlando", it is set to get under way at 17:30.  

Rainbow flag
Scottish Governmnet

Elsewhere, the rainbow Pride flag, a symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, is being flown over buildings, including the Scottish government's headquarters. 

BBC Scotland's David Miller said the US consulate in Edinburgh was flying its national flag at half mast.

And Aberdeen City Council plans to light up Marischal College in rainbow colours. 

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Six minute CCTV footage of Kirkcaldy armed robbery released by police

It shows two men entering a branch of TSB in Dunearn Drive on 29 January, before making off with a large sum on money. 

The footage, which has been posted on YouTube by Police Scotland, shows the men fleeing the scene on bikes.

armed robbery
Police Scotland

Police believe at least one of the men is Eastern European - he was wearing distinctive jogging bottoms made by Polish manufacturer Mordex, a brand associated with bodybuilding.

Det Insp Colin Robson, who is leading the investigation, said: “I can reassure the local community that we’re working tirelessly to track down these men and will exhaust all avenues of inquiry.

“While the answer to their identity remains unknown, it may lie in the local community and I would urge anyone who views this footage, which is being shared nationally, and who recognises them or their description to contact police immediately.”

Police appeal after deaf woman goes missing in Glasgow

Kirsty Aitchison, 30, was last seen leaving the Campus bar in Sauchiehall Street at about 03:00 on Sunday after she had been on a night out with friends. 

Insp Leigh McManus said it was "completely out of character" for Ms Aitchison, from Robroyston, not to be in touch with family and friends. 

Kirsty Aitchison
Police Scotland

She said officers were carrying out "extensive inquiries" to trace the woman, after she was reported missing on Sunday. 

Ms Aitchison is white, 5ft tall and of slim build. She has long, dark hair and when she was last seen, she was wearing a black top, a cream skirt and black sandals. 

Thousands enjoy Eden Festival weekend in Dumfries and Galloway

A sell-out crowd of 8,000 people attended the festival on the Raehills Estate near Beattock. 

More than 250 acts performed at the four-day event. 

Eden Festival
Colin Coltart

Browse a photo gallery of highlights from the festival here

Afternoon weather update from BBC Scotland's Kawser Quamer

BBC Scotland Weather

Staying mostly cloudy and rather damp for many this afternoon, although it is brighter in the north, including for Wester Ross, Skye and western fringes of Lochaber.

The best of the sunshine this afternoon is across the north east for parts of Aberdeenshire, Moray, Caithness and once again the Northern Isles.

For the Central Lowlands and across the Borders it will remain rather overcast with outbreaks of patchy light rain or drizzle.

Some brighter spells developing further west too, but also some showers are likely with one or two heavier, slow-moving downpours expected for West Highland, Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire.

Temperatures typically around 15C or 16C, including for the Northern Isles which is above the average here.

It will be 17/18 for the west with highs of 19C possible around the Inverness area, but only 12 or 13C for Edinburgh and along the east coast into the Borders where some low cloud will persist. Winds remaining light for all.

Poll showing Brexit lead should be a 'wake-up call' for Remain supporters - Nicola Sturgeon

The first minister, who is campaigning to remain in the EU, claimed Scotland could be key to preventing Britain voting to leave the EU in next week's referendum. 

She said that, with 10 days to go until the referendum, the vote was in the balance. 

Nicola Sturgeon
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"Polls showing a lead for 'Brexit' should act as a wake-up call to anyone who assumed that it would be an easy win for the Remain side. But I still believe there is a majority for an 'in' vote across the UK - especially if everyone who believes in our place in Europe turns out to vote. And Scotland's voice could help to make the difference in this contest, especially if the result is as close as some polls suggest.

Nicola SturgeonFirst minister

Scottish government announces its intention to widen access to fertility treatment

Couples who have children from a previous relationship will be able to have fertility treatment for the first time.

The number of cycles women undergo will also be increased from two to three - to increase the chances of success.

Public health minister Aileen Campbell said the changes would make IVF access in Scotland the fairest and most generous across the UK.


Deputy first minster: Vacant teaching posts could be filled by redundant oil and gas workers

John Swinney said applications were now open for funded teacher education training places. 

The Transition Training Fund (TTF) was set up to help oil and gas workers made redundant, or at risk of redundancy. 

teacher in classroom

It has been warned some schools in Aberdeen may close because of a "crisis" in recruiting teachers.  

Jobs lost as a result of the downturn in the UK oil and gas sector could top 120,000 by the end of this year, according to a report on Friday.

Full story here. 

Police discover cannabis farm worth £3,500 in Aberdeenshire

A man aged 26 and a 23-year-old woman are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today following the discovery in a property in St Cyrus on Friday. 


Sgt Brian Johnston, of the divisional alcohol and violence reduction unit, said:  "I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that any drug-related activity will not be tolerated in our communities.

"I would urge people to continue providing police with information that can help to detect and deter organised crime in the north east."

Glasgow City score 26 in Scottish Women's Cup win over East Kilbride

BBC Sport Scotland

Glasgow City skipper Leanne Ross scored nine as the Scottish Women's Cup holders thrashed East Kilbride 26-0.

Celtic beat Aberdeen 7-0, with Suzanne Mulvey scoring a hat-trick in the second round's only all-top flight tie.

Leanne Ross

Last season's runners-up Hibernian put 11 past Boroughmuir and Jeanfield Swifts routed Ross County 18-0.

Rangers, Dundee United, Dunfermline, Stirling University, Hearts, Renfrew, Glasgow Girls and Granite City also enjoyed comfortable victories.

Spartans and Forfar Farmington progressed after their games went to extra-time, while Raith Rovers edged out Dee Ladies.