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  1. Drugs mule Melissa Reid released from Peru jail
  2. First ministers unite ahead of EU vote
  3. Nestle signs Scottish wind farm deal

Live Reporting

By Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

  1. That's it for the Scotland Live page today

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

    Join us again tomorrow for the very latest news, sport, weather and travel from across Scotland, from 08:00. 

  2. Watch: Aberdeen's shop-lifting seagull strikes again

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    Video caption: Aberdeen's crisp-stealing seagulls strike again.
  3. Police hunt two men responsible for 'violent and sustained' attack in Edinburgh

    A 57-year-old man suffered numerous serious - but not life-threatening - injuries in the attack in Sighthill Avenue at around 21:45 on Tuesday. 

    Detectives said they were treating the assault as attempted murder and appealed for help in tracing those responsible. 

    Police jacket

    One man was about 40 years old, with grey curly hair, and a grey goatee or moustache. He wore a blue top with orange arms and he used a walking stick. 

    The second suspect was aged between 30-35 and he had a gaunt complexion. He had dark hair and was wearing jeans a blue padded jacket. 

  4. Police appeal after man indecently exposed himself to 11-year-old girl

    The incident happened between 21:00 and 22:00 on 18 June in Cowdenbeath, Fife.

    Police said the girl was walking on a footpath near a public park on Park Road when she encountered the man.

    She immediately returned home and told her parents.


    The man is described as in his 30s, about 5ft 9ins tall with a very thin build, bald, clean-shaven and walking with a black and white dog.

    He was wearing a green jacket, a green top with flowers on it, dark blue skinny jeans, black shoes or trainers and may regularly walk in the area.

  5. Friends of MP Jo Cox gather at Portobello beach to celebrate her life

    It was one of a series of events taking place around the world to remember the MP who was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire on Thursday. 

    At Portobello, her photo was placed on the sand next to 300 candles arranged into the words "More In Common". 

    Crowd at Portobello beach

    Kim Wallace, a friend and former colleague of Ms Cox and her husband, said: "Jo was fearless in standing up for her beliefs and was a force for good, bringing people together."

    She added: "Today's event is about a show of love. I wanted people in Edinburgh to have a chance to voice that they believe in Jo's values, to show we care about what happened to her and that we care about each other."

  6. Teenager arrested over the attempted murder of another boy in lane next to Glasgow school

    The 16-year-old victim suffered serious injuries after being attacked close to Bannerman High School in Baillieston at about 22:30 on Friday.

    Ballieston scene

    Police said the boy had been stabbed following an altercation as he walked through the lane towards Glasgow Road.

    They said a 17-year-old boy had been arrested and charged over the incident. He is expected in court on Thursday.

  7. Two women injured in 'unprovoked' attack on train full of fans returning from Rod Stewart concert

    The women were on a service running between Kilmarnock and Glasgow Central when they were assaulted at 12.30am on Saturday. 

    British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses. 

    British Transport Police

    Investigating officer DC John McPhilemy said: "The two passengers both sustained injuries to their face, fingers and ribs from an attack that appears to be entirely unprovoked. 

    "The service was very busy with a number of returning passengers who had earlier attended the Rod Stewart concert in Kilmarnock."

  8. Commuters urged to plan journeys ahead of second round of strike action on Scotland's railways

    Members of the RMT union are expected to begin their second 24 hour walk out at 00:01 tomorrow in a dispute over driver-only trains. 

    Today Transport Minister Humza Yousaf chaired a meeting of the Scottish government's resilience committee to discuss contingency plans for the strike. 

    Driver in train

    He urged union leaders and ScotRail to resume talks in a bid to prevent further disruption. 

    "It is the travelling public that loses out in situations like this, so I once again urge both parties to reopen meaningful discussions to work towards an agreement that stops further strikes from going ahead.

    “I commend travellers for their efforts during the first strike earlier this week and urge them to prepare for more disruption on the railways on Thursday."

  9. Aberdeen's shoplifting seagulls return - swooping in to steal crisps from a late night shop

    Zaman Iqbal filmed this one being chased out of his 24 Hour Sweet News on the city's Crown Street.


    Last year the shopkeeper complained about having to chase a gull away as it targeted his crisps.

    Previous birds - one nicknamed Sam - have been after tortilla chips but the latest raiders are said to be keen on barbecue flavour snacks.

  10. Teenager killed in weekend road accident will leave 'huge hole', say his family

    Jordan Gibbins died in the one-vehicle accident on the A90 south of Fraserburgh early on Sunday morning. 

    In a statement, his family said the 17-year-old from Lonmay, could not wait to leave school and join his father in the family business. 

    Jordan Gibbins

    "He was at his happiest driving a digger or up to his elbows in grease fixing lorries and diggers," they said. 

    He was a keen fisherman, a member of Strichen Young Farmers' Club, and part of a "huge" close circle of friends, they added.

    "Jordan will leave a huge hole in so many people's lives, and will be missed by everyone who knew him," they said. 

  11. Police 'increasingly concerned' for welfare of man missing from Dalkeith

    Stephen Pilat was last seen at Lloyds Chemist in Mayfied Road shortly after 17:00 on Tuesday, but he has not been in touch with family or friends since then. 

    Insp Kevin Clark said: "Stephen has been missing for some time and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

    Stephan Pilat

    “I would urge anyone who has seen Stephen or who may have spoken to him to please get in touch with police immediately."

    He is between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, with long dark hair tied back in a pony tail and a grey beard. He was carrying a dark rucksack when he disappeared.

  12. Drugs mule Melissa Reid could arrive back in Scotland this evening, it is understood


    The 22-year-old, from Lenzie near Glasgow, was arrested at Lima airport in 2013 after being caught with 4lb (11kg) of cocaine.

    Reid was ordered to be expelled from Peru last month under an early release scheme.

    She was released from prison late on Tuesday night.

    Melissa Reid
  13. Almost 300 people caught over the limit during drink driving crackdown

    Police Scotland said they had stopped and breathalysed about 8.300 drivers during the campaign from 3 to 17 June.

    Officers found 299 were over the limit, which equates to 1 in 27 drivers being caught with alcohol in their system.


    Ch Supt Andy Edmonston, head of road policing, said: "These figures demonstrate that Police Scotland is committed to catching those drivers who continue to choose to drive under the influence of drink or drugs.

    "Throughout the duration of the campaign our activity and visibility increased, with the aim of providing reassurance to the public that drink/drug driving is unacceptable."

  14. Scotland goalkeeper Matt Gilks in Glasgow for signing talks with Rangers

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland

    He is a free agent after leaving Blackpool at the end of last season and has already held initial talks with the Ibrox club. 

    Gilks was a target for Hearts and was also attracting interest from League One clubs in England. 

    Matt Gilks

    The 34-year-old would replace Cammy Bell in the Rangers squad, after the goalkeeper joined Dundee United on a free transfer.

    Gilks, who spent two seasons at Blackpool, last played for Scotland in 2013, but worked alongside the current Rangers goalkeeper coach Jim Stewart while on international duty. 

  15. Just three responses - two negative - to consultation on promoting Gaelic in south-west Scotland

    Dumfries and Galloway Council's consultation took place over six weeks, with copies of the draft Gaelic plan put on display in libraries and other public buildings, as well as on their website. 

    Of the three people who responded only one made a positive comment which focused on the historical context of the language within the region. 

    Dumfries and Galloway Council HQ

    As a public body, Dumfries and Galloway Council has a duty to produce an action plan to help sustain the language.     

    A report to go before the full council highlights that a similar consultation in Aberdeen attracted only five responses.

  16. Young woman injured after 'brazen' daylight attack on Edinburgh cycle path

    The 22-year-old sustained facial injuries in the attack on the path between Craigleith and Davidson's Mains at about 14:30 on Tuesday. 

    The attacker approached the woman from behind, struck her in the face, knocked her to the ground and grabbed her purse. 


    Police said the man escaped on a bike, north towards Ferry Road, with the purse which contained a three-figure sum and personal effects.

    Det Sgt Robbie Wallace said: “This was a brazen attack that left the young woman with painful injuries.

    “She was, understandably, left shaken by this incident and we are determined to trace this man as quickly as possible."

  17. Gordon Strachan believes his Scotland squad are better than some teams at Euro 2016

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Strachan's side missed out on a place in France and the national side last competed at a finals at France 98.

    "We were a unit that Poland couldn't beat, we were a unit that the Republic couldn't beat," he told BBC Scotland.

    Gordon Strachan

    "We beat Croatia twice over the last couple of years. Things went against us, but we need to sort that out for the next campaign."

    The Scots finished fourth in Group D in Euro 2016 qualification, missing out on third spot and a play-off spot.

    Read more here.