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  1. Commemorative events are being staged across Scotland to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One
  2. The 2014 Commonwealth Games has formally closed with a spectacular ceremony at Hampden Park in Glasgow
  3. Glasgow City Council confirm 580,531 visitors to Commonwealth 'Live Zones'.

Live Reporting

By Bryan Quinn and Sandy Murray

All times stated are UK


Bryan Quinn

BBC Scotland News

That's everything from the BBC Scotland Live team today. We'll be back again from 08:00 tomorrow morning to bring you the latest news, sport and travel news from across Scotland. Hope to see you then.


Homeless vote

Homeless people in Scotland are being urged to

register to vote ahead of September's independence referendum.

Poster is held up
Shelter Scotland

The campaign - launched by Shelter Scotland and the Electoral Commission - targets the homeless, as well as people living in rented or temporary accommodation.

Travel news

@trafficscotland tweets: #M74 Southbound just prior to Junction 8 Canderside sees lane one closed due to a vehicle fire

Tomorrow's weather

There will be a bright start to Tuesday with good spells of sunshine for many parts of the country.

Showery rain - across the Southwest from the outset - will spread northwards as the day goes on, mainly focused across western parts.

Temperatures will reach highs of 21C for Moray and northern Aberdeenshire and 18C-19C for the rest of the country.

Commonwealth officials released

Two Indian Commonwealth Games officials arrested following separate incidents have been released without appearing in court.

Wrestling referee Virinder Malik was given a fiscal fine after being detained following an alleged assault in Glasgow's West End.

Rajeev Mehta, secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association, was arrested in the city centre, but prosecutors have decided not to proceed with the case.

Still hoping

Captain Scott Brown is sure Celtic can emulate last season's dramatic

Champions League comeback as they bid to overcome Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.

Celtic players
SNS Group

The Poles lead 4-1 from the first leg of the third round qualifier.

Celtic needed a 3-0 home win against Shakhter Karagandy to reach the group stage in 2013 and Brown is backing his team-mates for more heroics.

Tattoo sells out

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has sold out. Organisers confirmed that the show, which opened on Friday, had sold all available tickets by Monday afternoon. It's the earliest sellout for the event in four years.

Edinburgh Tattoo rehearsal July 2014

The show's producer Brigadier David Allfrey said he was delighted about the news but said box office staff would continue to deal with returns and advertise them daily. It's the 16th successive sellout for the show which runs until 23 August.

WW1 time capsule opened

A time capsule put together by

Dundee postal workers to commemorate World War One has been opened.

The contents of the lead-lined casket, sealed in 1921, were revealed at a special ceremony at the City Chambers.

Contents of Dundee time-capsule

Newspaper clippings, a post office magazine and photographs of dignitaries and visits by Princess Mary and Winston Churchill to Dundee were among the artefacts enclosed in the oak box.

The contents of the time capsule will now go on show at The McManus.

Teenager sexually assaulted

Police have appealed for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was

sexually assaulted at a Glasgow city car park in broad daylight.

The teenager was with a 17-year-old male when she was assaulted on the 12th floor stairwell of car park in Oswald Street at about 11:00 on 29 July.

Det Insp Craig Willison, said: "I'd like to reassure the public that we are following a positive line of inquiry in this case, and I would like to reiterate that Police Scotland takes any report of any sexual assault very seriously."

The Scotsman

@TheScotsman tweets: 36 new reviews on the Edinburgh Festival site today (including 8 ★★★★ ratings) #edfringe #wowfest

Games Live Zones

@GlasgowCC tweets: Final numbers at the Live Zones ... 580,531! #BestGamesEver

Man kills son's mugger

A man has admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who

took his son's iPhone during an attack in Inverclyde. Derek Grant, 38, confronted Patrick Bradley after the 29-year-old had held up his son Jordan in Greenock in August last year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Bradley stabbed Derek Grant in the eye when he was first confronted, after which the accused fatally stabbed him. Grant was remanded in custody at the High Court in Glasgow and sentence was deferred until next month.

Footballer's tickets for unemployed fans

Everton's Steven Naismith has bought tickets for his club's home games to

donate to the unemployed in Liverpool.

The Scotland international, 27, said he hoped the gift would "bring joy to many people".

Steven Naismith Everton goal
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"I come from Ayrshire in the West of Scotland and spent a lot of my life in Glasgow - a city that, at times, has suffered from high unemployment," he explained. "Liverpool has a similar history."

Naismith also helps at homeless centres in Liverpool and Glasgow and he has also backed his old youth team, Stewarton Annick, with sponsorship.

Referendum debate

@RealMacKaySTV tweets: The set under construction for tomorrow night's #indyref debate.

STV studio

Athletes on parade

On 15 August, Team Scotland athletes will parade through Glasgow.

Parade route

The route will start at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum at 16:15 and finish at George Square.

There are

more details on the SportScotland website.

WW1 centenary

A special edition of Reporting Scotland this evening marks the centenary of the First World War.

Edinburgh castle

The programme will be reporting live from the national war memorial in Edinburgh castle and from Mons in Belgium.

Reporting Scotland starts at 18:30 on BBC One Scotland.

Games policing

@policescotland tweets: Deputy Chief Constable Steve Allen speaks about the success of @Glasgow2014 & passes on message to @GC2018 police

See his video


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Traffic latest

BBC Scotland Travel


Traffic is currently moving slowly southbound on the M77 after an accident at Junction 3. Two lanes have currently been restricted for more than an hour.

There is also congestion around the city centre of Glasgow as traffic restrictions are being lifted following this morning's World War One commemorations.

In Lothian, congestion on the A1 Northbound has now eased (after Old Craighall) following an earlier broken down lorry.

Evening Express

tweets: Aberdeen city centre street closed after crash

Read the full story


Weightlifter on trial

A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea has gone on trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court accused of sexually assaulting a man in toilets in a supermarket in the city.

Toua Udia denies the charge in a case which was delayed while lawyers argued about whether the court-appointed interpreter spoke the same dialect as the accused.

About eight hundred languages and dialects are spoken in the island nation. The sheriff said the trial could continue with reference to photographs and anatomical diagrams.

Israeli-funded Fringe show cut

A second Edinburgh Festival Fringe show in receipt of

funding from the Israeli government has been cancelled.

Student dancers from Ben Gurion University have pulled out of performances due to start this weekend.

Edinburgh Palestine protests

Last week a production from a Jerusalem theatre company was cancelled following pro-Palestinian protests.

Two other Israeli shows are still running at the Fringe but as they do not receive public funding from Israel they have not been hit by protests.

Airport departures

On his way home, diver Tom Daley took time to pose with airline staff at Glasgow Airport.

Tom Daley and airline staff

Indian team members were given a reminder of what they'll be missing.

Team India members

Your photos

Reader Claire Pearse sent us this incredible image of a puffin enjoying some fish at the island of Lunga, near Mull.

Puffin on Lunga
Claire Pearse

You can send us your own pictures

via email or
twitter using #scotlandlive and we'll feature the best ones online.

Weather update

BBC Scotland Weather


This afternoon will be generally dry with some rain in the west. Any rain will be patchy and leave some reasonable sunny spells. There will be some south westerly breezes across the mainland which should ease during the afternoon.

Temperatures should reach a high of 21C-22C through Aberdeenshire, falling down to around 18C elsewhere.

Stranraer body

Police say they treating as "unexplained" the death of a man in Stranraer. The 61-year-old's body was found in a house at Garrick Drive on Saturday.

A post mortem's to be carried out to establish how he died, but a spokesman for Police Scotland said there was no indication of foul play.


@BBCPolliemac tweets: From zombie adventures to dance and comedy. A taste of a showcase of New Zealand work @AssemblyFest this morning


The day after

The dispersal of Commonwealth Games participants has started. And even sporting heroes have to queue at the airport.

Canada queue

There are highland cows at the Glasgow Airport to see off the athletes. Really.

Gold medal cow

Team Scotland parade

@BBCJohnBeattie tweets: Just heard @Team_Scotland parade is now on 15th of Aug starts 4.15 pm at Kelvingrove art gallery, folk encouraged to come along

Glasgow 2014 - Your views

We've had more of your views on the highlights and legacy of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.

David from Stenhousemuir texts: "Lots if great moments but one of mine was Guy Learmonth qualifying for the final of the 800m. The crowd roared him round and he totally went for it - got his PB, qualified and went mental - saluting the crowd, kissing the badge etc. He was the same in the final - brilliant attitude to be the best he could be - loved it."

Sean O'Brien texts: "As an Irish man living and working in Glasgow I have to say that the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was a real credit to the city. The volunteers the police men and women were so understanding and helpful when I was trying to make my way around the city to do my work as a plumber. The feeling of achievement and happiness in the city was second to none. Well done Glasgow you should be very very proud of your achievement."

Graeme from East Kilbride texts: "This weekend we will see the end of any sporting legacy. We have seen 11 days of bravery, endeavour, skill and dedication. On Saturday we will return to overpaid, unfit, mediocre primadonnas when the SPFL starts again."

You can let us know your own views

via email,
twitter or texting 80295.

Viewing figures

Daily Record

@Daily_Record tweets: Glasgow 2014: Almost 8m viewers tune in to watch Lulu and Kylie Minogue perform at closing ceremony of Games

The Daily Record's report is


Champions League football in Glasgow

Scotland's top women's football side, Glasgow City, has officially launched the UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round Group 4, which City will host for the first time in their history.

Football banner

Matches kick off this weekend, featuring the Champions of Ukraine Zhilstroy-1, the Champions of Slovakia, FC Union Nove Zamky and the Champions of Northern Ireland, Glentoran.

Active legacy

@HarryBurns16 tweets: Now the Games are over, should we tweet #CommonWELLthies Doing something active for your health inspired by the games?

Hill body find


body of a hillwalker has been found in Glen Etive by the crew of an Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter crew from HMS Gannet at Prestwick.

The alarm was raised at about 20:00 on Saturday after the man failed to return from a walk on Ben Starav.

He has not yet been named by police.

Duke leads tribute

The Duke of Rothesay (as Prince Charles is known in Scotland) lays the first wreath at George Square.


Other UK royals are also marking the day. The Queen will attend a service of commemoration at Crathie Kirk, while her husband the Duke of Edinburgh will attend a service of commemoration at Sandringham Church.

Politicians arrive

Alex Salmond makes his way onto George Square for the start of the wreath-laying service. He was followed by Labour leader Ed Miliband and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Alex Salmond arrives on George Square
Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg on George Square

Memorial secrets

A time capsule put together by Dundee postal workers to commemorate World War One is ready to be opened.

The contents of the lead-lined casket will be revealed for the first time since 1921 at a special ceremony at the City Chambers.

War memorial box

It is thought the oak box, marked "Dundee Postal War Memorial", contains newspaper clippings, letters, coins and photographs dating back to the war.

A plaque on the capsule says it should be opened on 4 August 2014.

Armed forces tribute

The commemorative ceremony in George Square has started with members of the Armed Forces, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force all in attendance.

Troops on George Square

Pipers ready

Rows of seats are laid out in Glasgow's George Square in preparation for the arrival of royals, politicians and dignitaries at a wreath-laying ceremony. Pipers stand ready at the side of the square ready to mark the arrival of the group.

Wreath-laying ceremony
George Square pipers

Scottish losses

First Minister Alex Salmond was one of the many political leaders at Glasgow Cathedral this morning.

Alex Salmond
Getty Images

Earlier, he reflected on the impact of the war on Scotland, saying: "Scotland's losses were, per capita, among the highest of any combatant nation, and the war's effects on our nation were profound and long-lasting."

Fire death

A 62-year-old woman died shortly after being evacuated from flats in Moray due to a fire.

The woman became unwell following the incident in the early hours of Saturday in Coopers Lane West, in Keith, at its junction with Mid Street. She died in hospital.

Two 18-year-old men have been charged in connection with the fire.