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Summary

  1. Voting begins in EU referendum
  2. Man charged with murder of Darren Adie
  3. ScotRail strike disruption expected
  4. Drugs mule Melissa Reid back in Scotland

Live Reporting

By Katherine Sutherland

All times stated are UK

  1. Live updates have finished for today.

    Join us tomorrow at 08:00 for more breaking news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Half of rural pubs suffer sales decline over the past year

    The Scottish Licensed Trade Association's quarterly survey found the tightening of the drink-drive law is partly responsible and pub businesses are also facing the higher cost of the new minimum wage.

    A customer hands over money for a pint of beer.

    The survey reported that pubs were investing in improved food options and seven out of ten stocked craft beer, which has seen sales growth.

    There has also been a shift towards offering a better range of soft drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails.

  3. In pictures: Prince Charles visits Dumfries House Estate

    The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, was at the launch of a partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the estate, in Cumnock.  

    Prince Charles walks in gardens at Dumfries House.
    Prince Charles listens to music students at Dumfries House.
  4. Woman who murdered her friend sentenced to life imprisonment

    Seka Ritchie (32) who is also known as Fitchie, was found guilty of stabbing father-of -two Alexander Duncan (60) at his flat on Thursday 16th April 2015. She was convicted of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice at Edinburgh's High Court.

    Custody photo of Seka Ritchie.
    Image caption: Seka Ritchie

    Detective Chief Inspector Martin MacLean, who was the Senior Investigating Officer on the case, said: "Seka Ritchie betrayed his trust and friendship and, for reasons that she alone knows and has refused to divulged, she attacked and killed him."

  5. Video: Football legend Pat Jennings gives Michael McGovern a surprise call

    Hamilton Academical's McGovern, soon to be out of contract, impressed in the 1-0 loss to Germany at Euro 2016.

    The 32-year old Northern Ireland goalkeeper's agent says Premier League clubs in England have expressed interest.

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  6. Masked man who reportedly opened fire at cinema complex 'now dead'

    German media are reporting that the man, who had fired at least one shot at the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim, near Frankfurt in Germany, was now dead but it is unclear how he died or if he took any hostages.

    Armed police running in response to incident.

    At least 20 people are said have been injured - many apparently as the result of a release of tear gas in a confined space.

    Heavily armed police surrounded the complex after the incident began.

  7. Two charged over rabbit and bird attacks in Edinburgh

    Police said two people were seen on CCTV in Edinburgh Park area on 15 June using catapults and ball bearings to kill birds and rabbits.

    Two addresses and vehicles were searched in Bilston, Midlothian, on Tuesday in connection with the investigation.

    Officers recovered catapults and a number of dead birds and small animals during the searches.

    The two men, aged 26 and 31, will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

    Police
  8. Police appeal over vulnerable man missing from home in Johnstone

    Officer said John Adams, 68, was last known to be at his home on Campbell Street at about 23:00 on Wednesday.

    However, his relatives could not find him this morning and contacted the police.

    He is described as a white man, with a medium to stocky build and about 5ft 5in high.

    The police helicopter and dog unit is being used in the search for Mr Adams.

    John Adams
  9. Teenagers charged over Aberdeenshire garden thefts

    Police said two boys, aged 18 and 19, and an 18-year-old girl had been charged in connection with a series of alleged thefts in the Marykirk area.

    Officers from the Laurencekirk Community Policing Team launched an investigation after ornaments, plants and solar lights were taken from properties.

    A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

  10. EU referendum: More pictures from the polls

    A man arrives to cast his vote at Maidens Bowling Club, in South Ayrshire
    Image caption: A man arrives to cast his vote at Maidens Bowling Club, in South Ayrshire
    Duke, an eight week old Labrador Collie sits in a basket with his owner"s EU referendum polling card
    Image caption: Duke, an eight week old Labrador Collie, sits in a basket with his owner"s polling card in Glasgow
    Jade Murphy stands outside the polling station at Notre Dame Primary School in Glasgow, Scotland
    Image caption: Jade Murphy catches some sun outside the polling station at Notre Dame Primary School in Glasgow, Scotland
  11. In pictures: The 176th Royal Highland show begins

    About 200,000 visitors are expected to pass through the gates by Sunday.

    Organisers say that the show, held at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, is worth about £46.2m to the Scottish economy.

    Highland Cow Alltruedh of Crannich gets a wash ahead of the Royal Highland Show.
    Image caption: Caroline Cuthbertson from Jedderfield farm near Peebles washes Highland Cow Alltruedh of Crannich
    Robert Davidson from Crieff walks his highland pony past some curious onlookers.
    Image caption: Robert Davidson from Crieff walks his highland pony past some curious onlookers

    Over 7,000 animals are expected to be paraded, primped, and admired on the 40-hectare (100-acre) site over the next few days.  

    Laura Butters with her miniature Shetland Pony Little Roo of Catch Puddle.
    Image caption: Laura Butters with her miniature Shetland Pony Little Roo of Catch Puddle
    A young farmer waits to wash her cow ahead of the event
    Image caption: A young farmer waits to wash her cow ahead of the event
  12. Judge rules Sports Direct owner must pay legal costs to SFA and Dave King

    Mike Ashley has abandoned his challenge to the SFA's decision to class Mr King as a "fit and proper person" prior to him taking the role of chairman.

    He dropped the action in April after receiving information about how the SFA came to their decision, in May 2015. 

    Mike Ashley.

    In a written judgement, Lord Bannatyne ruled: "On the primary issue argued before me regarding the awarding of expenses, I am clearly of the view that the petitioners' argument should be rejected.

    "I am persuaded that there is no proper basis for not following the normal rule that expenses should follow success.

    "Where a party seeks on the morning of a first hearing to have the action dismissed then that party in my opinion must be held to have been unsuccessful."