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  1. It's Day One of competition in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
  2. At the end of the first day, it's all square
  3. A plane has made an emergency landing at Glasgow airport
  4. The SNP calls for fracking to be controlled by Holyrood

Live Reporting

By Marianne Taylor, Nick Eardley and Ken Banks

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

Marianne Taylor

BBC Scotland news

Right, that's all from the Scotland Live team for today.

Hope you can join us again on Monday when we'll be back with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the country.

For ball-by-ball coverage of the Ryder Cup this weekend, go to

BBC Sport Scotland.

Ryder Cup traffic

Thousands of people are in Auchterarder for the Ryder Cup which means very slow traffic is likely on all approaches to Gleneagles. The A9, A977, M9 and M90 will be slower than usual

Other hotspots will be the areas around the three Park & Ride sites at McDiarmid Park in Perth, Balado near Kinross and Castleview in Stirling.

Drive safe

Traffic Scotland

tweets: Windy Bridges remain: A9 Dornoch & Kessock, A87 Skye & A90 Forth Road Bridge with a speed restriction of 40mph

13th man

Stephen Gallacher believes the fans at Gleneagles

will play a key role as Team Europe bid to defend the Ryder Cup.

The Scot and partner Ian Poulter were beaten 5&4 by Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in Friday morning's fourballs.

poulter and gallacher

Ryder Cup debutant Gallacher was disappointed with his display, but has taken heart from the backing the Europeans are getting from the crowd.

"The fans here will be cheering us on for the next few days and they might become the 13th man," he said.

Man dies after disturbance

A man has died in hospital after a disturbance broke out in the street in East Dunbartonshire.

The 28-year-old was found with serious injuries on Springfield Road in Bishopbriggs at about 22:35 on Thursday.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died a short time later.

The death was being treated as suspicious and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Latest score

Europe have clawed back some key shots - the score now stands at Europe 2½-2½ USA.

Ryder Cup
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Ryder Cup reaction


Andrew Paul

tweets: Sunshine and @bbc5live #BBCRyderCup coverage. May make the traffic delays bearable!


tweets: Well played Jamie Donaldson, a debut to remember.

Councils oppose armed police policy

Council leaders have

opposed the policy of allowing police officers to carry guns while on routine patrol.

Armed police
Police Scotland

Some officers were given a standing authority to carry guns following the creation of a single Scottish force.

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities agreed to the principle that officers should not carry firearms on regular duties.

A report criticised a lack of consultation and the effect on the public's perception of the force.

Sporting gesture

A new £10m regional sports centre is to be built at

Dundee's Caird Park.

Artists impression of national performancecentre
Reiach and Hall

It will be use by both professional athletes and the community.

Dundee was selected to host a regional centre after narrowly losing out to Edinburgh in the race for the National Performance Centre for Sport.

Search dogs

Specialist search dogs are to be brought in over the weekend as the operation to find missing Aberdeen woman Kelli Ferris continues.

Kelli Ferris
Not specified

The 40-year-old was last seen more than two weeks ago.

U-u-u Utah Saints

BBC Highlands

tweets: Acts at this weekend's Loopallu include Twin Atlantic and u-u-u-Utah Saints.

Jack up

Aberdeen's Ryan Jack will be

sidelined for weeks rather than months with the knee injury sustained in Tuesday's League Cup win over Livingston.

Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack

The 22-year-old midfielder was carried off at Pittodrie and a long-term lay-off was feared.

However, a scan has revealed a slight tear to his medial ligament.


The scores on the doors so far...

Ryder Cup scores

Iraq vote

Nick Robinson

Political editor

SNP MPs to vote against military action in Iraq as they have "deep deep worries" re a "3rd Iraq War" says @MorayMP

SNP membership

SNP chief executive Peter Murrell

tweets: All the sixes, clickety click. New @theSNP members 40,358, totals 66,000. Be part of it, join and make a difference

More foursomes

In case you haven't seen it already, here's the full schedule of this afternoon's matches.

Ryder cup foursomes

Comeback on

Europe has an early lead in all four afternoon matches in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, after losing the morning session.

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson

Smith commission

Lord Smith of Kelvin, who is heading the commission exploring new powers for the Scottish Parliament, has said engaging the public and civic society in the process is "critical".

The former Glasgow 2014 chairman has written to the main political parties in Scotland saying he will announce details of how Scots can engage with his commission next week.

He also asks the parties to submit their views to him by 10 October.

The SNP announced today that they will send John Swinney and Linda Fabiani to the commission as their representatives. The Liberal Democrats will send Tavish Scott and Michael Moore, while the Conservatives will send Annabel Goldie and Professor Adam Tomkins.

Second time lucky?

BBC Sport Scotland's Alasdair Lamont tweets: Sergio Garcia and Rory Mcilroy on way to the first tee as they try to put this morning's disappointment behind them.

Sergio and Rory

Dreamliner in emergency landing

A Dreamliner plane with 260 people on board has made an

emergency landing at Glasgow Airport.

Dreamliner plane

The flight, operated by Polish airline Lot, was en route from Chicago to Warsaw when it declared an emergency.

The plane touched down at Glasgow Airport at 11:35, where it was met by emergency crews as a precaution.

Passengers have been taken off the plane and checks are being made to the aircraft. The reason for the emergency landing is not yet clear.

Referendum arrests

Twenty people have now been arrested after tensions in Glasgow following the referendum result.

George Square

The arrests were for various offences including disorder, breach of the peace and vandalism, Police Scotland said.

Police intervened after pro-union protestors turned up at the square last Friday, the day after the vote.

The space had been used by pro-independence campaigners for rallies in the days before the referendum.

Routemaster in Edinburgh

Need to catch a bus to London? This routemaster is up in Edinburgh as part of

Doors Open Day.

Routemaster bus in Edinburgh
Lothian Buses

Lothian Buses

tweets: We are here.......

The event this weekend sees interesting places open their doors to the public for free.

Europe trail

The end of the Ryder Cup morning fourballs has seen the USA take the lead at Gleneagles.

Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia lost to Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.

'Blasphemy' fears

The family of a Scottish grandfather who was shot in prison in Pakistan have

said they fear further attempts on his life.

Muhammad Asghar
Aamer Anwar

Muhammad Asghar, 70, was in prison and appealing against a death sentence passed for blasphemy when he was shot in the back.

His daughter Jasmine Rana said it was her "worst nightmare come true".

Peter Robinson criticised

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy Martin McGuiness have been criticised for attending the Ryder Cup.

Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson with Europe team captain Paul McGinley
David Cannon
Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson with Europe team captain Paul McGinley

The duo are in Scotland to support the European team, including Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, as guests of Alex Salmond.

But Alliance party leader David Ford has said they should have stayed at home to deal with a financial "crisis" in the country.

He said: "In the face of the growing financial and political crisis, I am sure that I am not the only horrified person to hear that the first and deputy first ministers have decided that they are more interested in watching the Ryder Cup."

Weather outlook

BBC Scotland Weather


Tonight: Further showers N&W Isles, NW H'lands. Still windy in North too. Mainly dry elsewhere, clear spells, winds easing back. 7-11C

All square

The Ryder Cup latest is that Europe and the USA are still tied at Gleneagles.

Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer

Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer led Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker early, but had to settle for a tie on the 18th green.

Barn fire

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in a barn believed to contain about 3,000 bales of hay.

They were called to a farm near Garmouth in Moray this morning.

Afternoon pairings

The afternoon pairings for the Ryder Cup have been announced.

They are Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood v Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson v Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson, Rory McIIroy and Sergio Garcia v Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler, Victor Dubuisson and Graeme McDowell v Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.

Emergency landing

A plane travelling from the United States to Poland has made an

emergency landing at Glasgow Airport.

The flight was en route from Chicago to Warsaw.

USA levels score

The USA has levelled the Ryder Cup at one point each. Scotland's Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter were beaten by rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed
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Get involved


Ryan in Barcelona in reply to Pete in Dallas: That's why we have the Solheim Cup which is basically a female version of the Ryder Cup. Can we please stop this obsession with lumping everyone and everything in together all in the name of equality?

Swinney and Fabiani for commission

The Scottish National Party has confirmed it will send finance secretary John Swinney and East Kilbride MSP Lindia Fabiani to represent it at Lord Smith of Kelvin's commission on further powers for Holyrood.

John Swinney

First Minister Alex Salmond said: "John Swinney and Linda Fabiani are two excellent and experienced advocates of the need for a significant strengthening of the Scottish Parliament's powers, so that it can deliver more for the people of Scotland.

"The Westminster parties vowed in the referendum that Scotland will get 'extensive new powers', and John and Linda will be constructive voices ensuring that this promise to the people is honoured in full."

Attacker kicked over pram

Police are hunting a man who

kicked over a pram carrying a two-year-old boy after the child's mother refused to hand over money.

The 30-year-old woman was approached while walking on Criffel Road in Dumfries at about 19:45 on Thursday.

When she refused to hand over any cash, the man attacked her and kicked over the pram.

A police spokesman said the child had not suffered any injuries as a result of the incident.

Your pictures

Ian Lawson, from Milngavie, says he never tires of seeing how Tannoch Loch changes across the year. See more of your pictures in our

new gallery.

Tannoch Loch
Ian Lawson

Your views

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Pete in Dallas: It would be nice to have men and women playing in the Ryder Cup together.

First point

It is advantage Europe in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles with the first point won.

Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose
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Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose have just beaten Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

Ups and downs

Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are four up in their Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles this morning - but Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, playing with Ian Poulter, is now six down and running out of holes to mount a comeback.

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson

Your views

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Adam, Comrie: The local economy won't gain much from The Ryder Cup. Even the security will be bussed in from larger towns/cities outside the area. I dare say some local businesses will benefit more than other events here. Children aren't getting to see the Ryder Cup, not at the ticket prices. We'll see if T In The Park gets the same welcome.