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Summary

  1. Scottish FA fined by Fifa for poppy armbands
  2. Rob Maclean's 'five things from the weekend'
  3. Team news for Celtic v Partick Thistle on Tuesday
  4. Reaction to the weekend's Scottish Premiership football

Live Reporting

By Kenny Crawford and Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks

    We'll be back tomorrow with all the best bits from Scottish football...

  2. Hibs' Kris-mas present

    Rob Maclean

    BBC Scotland

    BBC Sport Scotland's Rob Maclean has assessed the weekend's Premiership football and here is the last of his five conclusions...

    Kris Commons didn't set the heather alight at Cappielow on Saturday but he could be the Christmas capture who pushes Hibs on to promotion.

    I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the impact being made at Championship rivals Dundee United of Tony Andreu's season-long loan deal from Norwich.

    If Hibs can convert Commons' emergency four-week loan from Celtic into an arrangement for the rest of the season, the balance of power in the title race could shift again.

    Read more here

    Hibs' on-loan Celtic midfielder Kris Commons (left) has a chat with Morton's Gavin Gunning
    Image caption: Hibs' on-loan Celtic midfielder Kris Commons (left) has a chat with Morton's Gavin Gunning
  3. Tune into Sportsound

    Graham Speirs, Keith Jackson and Tam McManus are in the BBC Radio Scotland studio later this evening.

  4. Kit choice for Jags fans

    Partick Thistle fans are being asked to pick a strip for next season.

    Supporters have two choices and can vote via the club website.

    A landslide for option A, I reckon...

    Partick Thistle
    Partick Thistle
  5. Hibees give Santa a helping hand

    Hibs players have been visiting the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh today.

    Fraser Fyvie and James Keatings had a present for delighted youngster William McLean.

    Fraser Fyvie (left) and James Keatings (right) join William McLean as the Hibernian players visit the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh
  6. FA to appeal against Fifa poppy fine

    The FA will lodge an appeal against Fifa's decision to sanction them over displaying poppies during last month's World Cup qualifier with Scotland at Wembley.

    All the home nations have been fined by the governing body for acts of remembrance around Armistice Day.

    England have been fined 45,000 Swiss francs (£35,311), Scotland and Wales 20,000 Sfr (£15,694) and Northern Ireland 15,000 Sfr (£11,770).

    Earlier, the Scottish FA said they are "disappointed" by the outcome, adding: "We await the written reasons from the committee before considering the appropriate next steps."

  7. 'Jags must learn from Firhill mistakes'

    Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald is urging his players to learn the lessons of their recent defeat to Celtic when the sides meet again on Tuesday.

    The Premiership leaders eased to a 4-1 win at Firhill earlier this month.

    "They know the things they did poorly in that game and if we can rectify them then it gives us a chance," said Archibald.

    "We gave away two goals after half-time which gave us a mountain to climb."

    The Jags have lost 17 games in a row against Celtic and last won in the fixture back in 1995.

    Read the full story here.

    Alan Archibald
    Image caption: Archibald's side prop up the Premiership table at the moment
  8. Fixture amendments for Alba action

    News of Championship matches shifted to 17:15 kick-offs for BBC Alba coverage...

    Saturday, 28 January

    Ayr United v Morton

    Saturday, 4 February

    Dundee United v Raith Rovers

    Saturday, 25 February

    Hibernian v Dunfermline Athletic

  9. Celtic colts could get a run-out

    We might see some Celtic stars of the future involved against Partick Thistle on Tuesday, according to boss Brendan Rodgers. 

    With a commanding 11-point lead in the Premiership on the back of a 20-game unbeaten domestic run, the manager suggested some of his Under-20 squad might get a taste of the action.

    "I can have a look at my squad and see if there are any younger players who can come in," said Rodgers.

    "My job fundamentally coming here was to win trophies, to play attacking football the Celtic way and to bring young players through. So we will look to see if there are any young players we can maybe look at over the next few games. 

    "This is what building a club is about, creating the hope for the youth players otherwise if they don't think they can play, then why should you have an academy? 

    "We have to develop young players here. That is how I have always worked but they have to be ready. Not totally ready of course but they need to show the ingredients, that they can come in and play in the first team. That is very important to a big club." 

    Theo Archibald, Regan Hendry, Jack Aitchison and Kristoffer Ajer.
    Image caption: Jack Aitchison (centre right) and Kristoffer Ajer (right) both have limited first team experience
  10. Defenders are doubts for Thistle

    Adam Barton and Danny Devine are both injury concerns for Partick Thistle's visit to Celtic on Tuesday. 

    The Jags defenders picked up knocks in the 1-1 draw against Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday.

    Mustapha Dumbuya (Achilles), Ryan Scully (shoulder), Stuart Bannigan and Gary Fraser (both knee) are all still out for the team bottom of the Premiership.

    Adam Barton
    Image caption: Barton can play in defence or midfield for Thistle
  11. Split loyalties

    Rob Maclean

    BBC Scotland

    BBC Sport Scotland's Rob Maclean has assessed the weekend's Premiership football and here is the fourth of his five conclusions...

    It was easier for me when Ross County and Aberdeen didn't share the same league because both have a place in my heart.

    I come from Invergordon. I used to work for the local newspaper in Dingwall so County are my home town team.

    But I spent ten years in Aberdeen and was local radio commentator when Sir Alex Ferguson ruled the roost and Willie Miller had a moustache.

    Read more here

    Ross County took all three points against Aberdeen on Saturday
    Image caption: Ross County took all three points against Aberdeen on Saturday
  12. Brown back to lead Celtic

    Celtic captain Scott Brown returns from suspension for tomorrow's Premiership game with Partick Thistle.

    The midfielder missed the 2-1 home win over Dundee on Saturday after going through the disciplinary points threshold. Tom Rogic is a doubt with an ankle knock while winger James Forrest (hamstring) and left-back Kieran Tierney (ankle) remain sidelined for the champions.

    Scott Brown and Brendan Rodgers
    Image caption: Brown and manager Brendan Rodgers at training this morning
  13. Coulibaly doesn't dilly-dally

    Rob Maclean

    BBC Scotland

    BBC Sport Scotland's Rob Maclean has assessed the weekend's Premiership football and here is the third of his five conclusions...

    Let's hope Kilmarnock can hold on to that serial scorer of spectacular goals Souleymane Coulibaly.

    His latest stunner, blasted home on Saturday in the 1-1 draw with Inverness Caley Thistle at Rugby Park, took his Killie tally so far to 11 with no tap-ins that I can remember.

    Read more here

    Souleymane Coulibaly has scored 11 goals for Kilmarnock this season
    Image caption: Souleymane Coulibaly has scored 11 goals for Kilmarnock this season
  14. Bell closing in on McAlpine record

    Dundee United missed the chance to go top of the Championship at the weekend, losing Lewis Toshney to a red card, while Tony Andreu missed a late penalty in the 0-0 draw at Raith Rovers.

    They remain locked on points with leaders Hibernian and stretched their unbeaten run to 13 games.

    Goalkeeper Cammy Bell hasn't conceded a goal in 585 minutes and will surpass the club record set by Hamish McAlpine in 1977 if he can keep St Mirren out for more than half an hour at Tannadice next Saturday.

    Hamish McAlpine
    Image caption: United legend McAlpine spent 20 years at Tannadice, leaving in 1986
  15. Good growth at Fir Park

    Rob Maclean

    BBC Scotland

    BBC Sport Scotland's Rob Maclean has assessed the weekend's Premiership football and here is the second of his five conclusions...

    I like the way Motherwell are going about their business, on and off the pitch.

    I've always thought fan ownership was more idealistic than practical but I admire the club for having a go.

    The Fir Park playing surface has been transformed over the last 18 months and Motherwell are growing their own football talent as well to play on it.

    Read more here

    Motherwell's Chris Cadden (right) has blossomed this season.
    Image caption: Motherwell's Chris Cadden (right) has blossomed this season.
  16. Working over Christmas is new for Sviatchenko

    Erik Sviatchenko is experiencing a busy festive period for the first time in his career - and he has no complaints.

    Signed from FC Midtjylland in January, the Celtic defender explained: "Sometimes you want to keep working hard and play games but physically it is tough especially for me as a player who has never played in these sort of periods because in Denmark, they are in a winter break and travelling to Dubai or wherever it is warm. 

    "But I am working hard and playing games which is a new thing and I am loving it so far and to be playing on the 24th - Christmas Day in Denmark - is a new thing but it is nice. 

    "It won't be a big thing but obviously in Denmark you enjoy your Christmas break. I have always dreamt about playing in December with a lot of games so now I am, so it is good." 

    Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko
    Image caption: Sviatchenko has played 25 games already this season
  17. Celtic run boosts belief - Sviatchenko

    Defender Erik Sviatchenko has been talking about the team's unbeaten domestic run.

    “It’s a nice feeling to be on a run when we haven’t lost for 20 games now and it’s important for growing the confidence going into every game, knowing we are difficult to beat, and we will try to continue it, which is the main thing," said the Dane.

    “It’s positive, especially for a defender to be unbeaten and it’s something I cherish and something a defender should cherish. We aren’t unbeatable but the feeling of it grows in our mind, and the first place it starts is the belief, which gives us the opportunity to go into the games and win them.”

    Erik Sviatchenko
    Image caption: Will Sviatchenko & co keep their run going against Partick Thistle tomorrow?
  18. Venues chosen for 2019 tournament

    Scotland will host the 2019 Uefa European Women's Under-19 Championship finals.

    The matches will be played during July at McDiarmid Park (St Johnstone), Paisley 2021 Stadium, (St Mirren), East End Park (Dunfermline Athletic), and The Tony Macaroni Arena (Livingston).

    The last Uefa tournament staged in Scotland was the 1998 European U16 Championship. 

    McDiarmid Park
    Image caption: McDiarmid Park, Perth, will stage games in the 2019 finals
  19. Regan reaction

    Richard Conway

    BBC Sport

    Stewart Regan, SFA chief executive, says it is "clearly disappointing" that Fifa have ruled that the poppy is a political symbol.

    The SFA board will discuss the issue tomorrow to decide on any appeal and will request full reasons from Fifa.

    They also plan to discuss the issue with The FA, Welsh FA (FAW) and Northern Ireland FA (FAI) in the coming days.

    SFA chief executive Stewart Regan
    Image caption: SFA chief executive Stewart Regan
  20. Fifa fines home nations over poppies

    Fifa has fined all four home nations for displaying poppies during World Cup qualifiers around Armistice Day. 

    England have been fined 45,000 Swiss francs (£35,311), Scotland and Wales 20,000 Sfr (£15,694) and Northern Ireland 15,000 Sfr (£11,770).  

    More to follow here

    Scotland players wore poppy armbands in the World Cup qualifying loss to England
    Image caption: Scotland players wore poppy armbands in the World Cup qualifying loss to England