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  1. David Cameron speaks of 'nerve-wracking' referendum
  2. Police Scotland changes policy on armed officers
  3. MoD naval base deals 'secure 1,500 Faslane jobs'
  4. Angela Constance launches SNP deputy leadership bid

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By Thomas McGuigan, Marianne Taylor and Louise Sayers

All times stated are UK

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Marianne Taylor

BBC Scotland news

That's all from Scotland Live for today - hope you can join us at 08:00 tomorrow from more news, views, sport, weather and travel.

And thanks for all your contributions throughout the day - keep them coming.

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The 'vow' - your views

Kevan Gunn: Lord Ashcroft found that 13.5% of the electorate appear to have been influenced by the "vow", and especially Gordon Brown, to vote No. Without it, if just 2/3 of them had voted Yes that would be a 9% swing, there would have been a Yes vote of about 55% to 45%. Promises were made and votes were cast on those promises. Hopefully Gordon B has a 'plan B'.

A game of Duopoly

Brian Taylor

Political editor, Scotland

Here is a fun game you can all play. Take David Cameron's speech today - and project its key offer forward to a time in which income tax has been devolved to Scotland.

Key offer? Protect NHS spending in England? Close. Constrain immigration? No, not that one either. Income tax cuts? Got it.

Read my full blog here.

Further devolution - your views

Barry in Aberdeen, in response to Jim in Edinburgh: I changed to a No vote based on the "vow" as I believed Scotland would get extensive new powers within Gordon Brown's timetable. Unfortunately It now seems that I was lied to.

Peter from Edinburgh: Robert from Edinburgh fails to mention that even the No campaign's own private polling showed that they would have lost the referendum had the "vow" not been made. If the promise to Scotland is not fulfilled, the No campaign will have won a victory on a false prospectus and it will be necessary to hold a new referendum in future.

SNP in devolution debate call

The SNP has called for a "meaningful" debate in the House of Commons on the three main Westminster parties' "vow" of further devolution for Scotland.

The party claims the 16 October adjournment debate organised by former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown "will only last half an hour is un-amendable and cannot be voted on."

Pete Wishart MP has written to the Speaker of the House of Commons to request a full day debate on the issue.

He said: "Gordon Brown has been hopeless in his attempts to hold Westminster and their 'vow' to account.

"Such an adjournment debate as set by Mr Brown is insufficient to address the full range of concerns about the issue of 'more powers' promised to Scotland. Many voters were influenced by this 'vow' and have since been following with interest the progress of how it will be honoured."

Rangers views

BBC Sport Scotland's Kenny Macintyre

tweets: #BBCSportsound .@RangersFC fans your thoughts on Ally McCoist. We will be discussing articles by @mstewart_23 & @RichwilBBC tonight #Rangers

More powers - your views

Donald Wallace: Of course the vast majority of No voters had made the mind up before Gordon Brown and others came up with their package. This No meant they did not what to be independent and do not want any more devolved powers. As always the SNP only listen to what they want to hear. Through their domineering approach they are driving Scottish people apart, almost like a dictatorship.

Queen Street revamp

The public is being asked for their views on updated designs for the

£104m revamp of Glasgow's Queen Street Station.

Network Rail has unveiled a new "

flythrough video" showing how they hope the new station will look.

new images of design changes to the Queen Street Station
Network Rail

The second part of the public consultation will run from 1 October until 22 December. Following the first phase, a number of changes were made to the original proposals.

Construction work is due to begin next year and finish in 2019.

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Geoff in Portobello in response to Jim from Uddingston: The majority of No voters may have made up their minds earlier but many hadn't. We know from Labour's own figures that just prior to the 'vow', Yes had 53% support and it was growing. Brown did not need to influence two million voters - just the 200,000 that went back to the no camp.

Ministers support Asghar case

The Scottish government says it

stands ready to assist in the case of a Scot who was shot by a prison guard in Pakistan.

Mohammad Asghar, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, was sentenced to death for blasphemy in January.

The 70-year-old has been in hospital since he was shot in the back on Thursday at Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.

No inquiry into Flying Phantom

A fatal accident inquiry will not be held into the deaths of three men whose tug boat sank on the River Clyde after capsizing in thick fog.

Flying Phantom tug boat
PA/Ferguson Shipbuilders

Stephen Humphreys, Eric Blackley and Robert Cameron died in December 2007 when the Flying Phantom went down.

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, said the reasons for the sinking had already been established.

Boat owner Svitzer Marine was fined £1.7m and port operator Clydeport £650,000 over health and safety failings.

Further devolution - your views


Robert in Edinburgh: I get a bit frustrated with people saying that the No voters were lied to by the politicians' promises. The percentage of people voting No generally stayed the same for the entire campaign. We didn't 'change our minds' due to politician's lies - we refused to change our minds because we didn't believe Salmond's lies.

Response to firearms 'U-turn'

Specialist armed police officers in Scotland will in future

only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there is a threat to life. Politicians from across the political divide have welcomed the decision.

Labour justice spokesman Graeme Pearson said: "I welcome the change of heart reflected in Police Scotland's announcement and I know that local communities across Scotland will be pleased at the review."

Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes added: "This U-turn is a win for the many local communities across Scotland who were alarmed by this undemocratic and fundamental change in policing approach."

Man dies after fall from flat

A 40 year-old man has died after

falling from a flat in Glasgow.

Emergency services were called to the scene, in the Anderston area of Argyle Street, just before 21:00 last night, but he was declared dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination will be held to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's death, which is being treated as unexplained.

Young has dementia


AC/DC founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young has dementia.

Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams

Last week, the 61-year-old (far left) announced he wouldn't be returning to the band after a break for an unspecified illness.

Young, who emigrated from Scotland to Australia at the age of 10 with his family, formed AC/DC in 1973 with his younger brother Angus.

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Stu in Falkirk in reply to Michael Wannop: The Indyref result was won by 400k votes, so the question is not were two million swayed, but were 200k +1 swayed to vote No by the more powers "vow"? The final two weeks of polls, after Gordon Brown promised more powers, suggest more than 200k were tempted to vote No by this pledge of Devo Max, so that is what must be delivered.

Jim in Uddingston: Can people please realise that the vast majority of No voters had made up their minds before Gordon Brown's input. The promise of more devolution powers made little impact on people's voting preference.

Hunt for jewellery robbers

Detectives have been questioning members of the public in Glasgow, exactly one week after

armed robbers targeted a Glasgow jewellery arcade.

Argyll Arcade robbers
David McCourt

The men got away from Argyll Arcade with 18 watches worth £250,000.

They drove off in a white Volkswagen Golf, stolen from Haddington in East Lothian early that morning, and dumped the car near Glasgow's Royal Infirmary. The men then got into a white Vauxhall Combo van and drove onto the M8 towards Edinburgh.

The four suspects are described as 5ft 8in tall and of slim build.

'Cameron must deliver'

Following David Cameron's comments during his keynote speech to the Conservative party conference in Birmingham that he would "deliver" on a pledge of "English votes for English laws", SNP MP Angus Robertson said: "The 'vow' the Westminster party leaders made to the people of Scotland in the run up to the referendum was to deliver substantial new powers for the Scottish Parliament - no ifs, no buts - and it had nothing to do with English votes for English laws.

"Mr Cameron has previously said that 'all the options of devolution' are on the table following a No vote - in contrast to Ruth Davidson's attempts to dictate terms to the Smith Commission by saying devo max was a 'non-starter'.

"He and the other Westminster leaders now have a duty to ensure that the substantial powers promised to Scotland are delivered."

SNP surge - Your views

Bill Saunders: Surely the 50,000 new members want independence, not new powers. Also, why are SNP politicians now saying the vow was for "substantial more powers" when before the vote Alex Salmond called the vow a "desperate offer of nothing"?

Man on trial over alleged baby assault

A man has gone on trial

accused of severely assaulting a three-month-old baby in Aberdeen to the danger of the infant's life.

Kevin Edwards, 33, denies the offence, which is alleged to have happened on 26 August, 2012.

He is accused of repeatedly striking the infant on the head, and grabbing and shaking the baby,

The incident is said to have left the young child - who cannot be named - permanently impaired and disfigured.

Mr Edwards lodged a special defence of incrimination at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

SNP membership boost

Membership of the SNP has trebled since Scotland voted to reject independence almost two weeks ago.

Almost 50,000 people have joined the party following the "No" vote, taking the total membership to more than 75,000.

SNP logo

The SNP overtook the Liberal Democrats to become the UK's third largest party last week.

The party's business manager Derek Mackay said: "With this extraordinary growth in membership, it's clear that it's the SNP that the people of Scotland trust to hold the Westminster establishment to account on their vow of substantial more powers for Scotland."

Further devolution - your views

Michael Wannop: If anyone out there thinks that two million voters changed their minds because any single politician made a promise then think again. The vast majority had made up their minds to vote No long before Mr Brown's pledge.

David J in Aberdeenshire, in reply to Nathan Matthews on Scotland Live: You're correct when you say Alex Salmond always has the facts about what others say - just a pity he doesn't have facts or figures to back up what he says himself.

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bbcsportscot tweets: As we countdown to #greatscottishrun, legendary distance runner @HaileGebr

discusses defending his title.

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Lorna: I thought that David Cameron would have thanked Gordon Brown for saving the union.

Dave, Highlands: Rising 40p tax threshold for working people will win Tories another term.

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Duncan Hutchison

tweets: I believe that Gordon Brown was sold a pup by Cameron/Clegg/Miliband and sold it on to some of us.

Celtic targets

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says he has twin targets this season - the domestic treble and qualification from his side's Europa League group.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila

The Norwegian says 10 points would ensure European progress and he hopes to deliver with three wins at Celtic Park, starting on Thursday night.

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Tom Watson tweets: #scotlandlive I pledge to believe that Gordon Brown is a man who can deliver on a promise.

Rangers shares

The fourth-highest shareholder in Rangers International Football Club plc (RIFC) has sold the majority of its stake in the company,

reports BBC Scotland's Richard Wilson.

Hargreave Hale disposed of 4.26m shares in a single trade on Tuesday morning.

Ibrox Stadium
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The investment managers held 4.6m shares in RIFC.

But the remainder are personal shares and the company has sold off all of those it held in client funds.

Stonehaven Real Ale Festival moved

The Press and Journal

tweets: Stonehaven beer festival moves to bigger venue due to demand.

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Absconded murderer 'may be in Scotland'

Police believe a murderer who absconded after being freed on temporary licence in England may now be in Scotland.

John Reilly, 58, was freed from jail near Bristol on 26 August.

He failed to report to approved premises in Cumbria.

Police believe he may have taken a bus from London to Glasgow on 5 September.

Reilly is originally from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, and has family there who he has not contacted. He is not believed to be dangerous. Police have asked any sightings to be reported.

Your views


Thomas Connery: David Cameron's conference comments on Ruth Davidson this morning were laughable. If ever anyone has done as big a u-turn on their views of devolution, I'd like to know who. What a shambles. Lord Smith has got his work cut out.

A helping hand

Hayley Fraser, from Inverness, is thought to be the first child in the UK to have a

prosthetic hand made with 3D printing technology.

Hayley Fraser

The five year-old was born without fully-formed fingers on her left hand.

Hayley's pink hand was designed from a plaster cast made by her parents David and Zania Fraser, who enlisted US-based E-nable - a network of engineers, artists and university academics who design and make prosthetics mainly for children.

Police firearms policy change

Police Scotland have announced that officers carrying firearms will now

only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there is a threat to life.

Armed police officers
Police Scotland

The change has been directed by Chief Constable Sir Stephen House.

It follows controversy over firearms officers routinely carrying weapons while on duty across the country.

Gordon Brown - your views

Nathan Matthews in reply to Gordon Johnson on Scotland Live: Gordon asserts that Alex Salmond is lying with regard to what Gordon Brown said. When he says Gordon Brown at no time said it was a "done deal", I would ask - where he has been living for the last month? Look back at the stories in the media and on social media and you will find out exactly what Gordon Brown promised. Alex is a well-versed player and you will never find him accuse anyone of anything without the facts.

Call for police whistleblowers

The Scottish Conservatives are calling for a whistleblower helpline for police.

The party's justice spokeswoman Margaret Mitchell made the suggestion following concerns about conditions for officers during the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Police Scotland

"If the whistleblower helpline is good enough for the NHS, it should be good enough for our police force too," she said.

"Since the merger to form Police Scotland, it's all the more important staff have somewhere to take their concerns where they'll be treated seriously and anonymously."

Take part in the Big Debate

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Gordon Brown - your views


Bert in Fife: Why is Gordon Brown asking for a petition for Westminster to honour the vow he promised would be kept? He got two million votes on the promise he made... was it not a promise after all and is he now digging himself out a big political hole?

David in Argyll: The man is a joke in London and a busted flush everywhere else across the UK. This will be the last nail in his political coffin. Where are Darling and Alexander now?

'A new star was born'

Mr Cameron also praised the work carried out by Scottish Conservative Party leader during the referendum campaign.

Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson
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"We can all agree that during that campaign... a new star was born.. our very own Ruth Davidson," he told the party conference in Birmingham.

Mr Cameron said the Conservatives will bring fairness to UK constitution, with English votes for English laws.

"During the referendum campaign we made a vow to the Scottish people that they will get more powers, and we will keep our vow," he added.

"But here is my vow to the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland: I know the system is unfair and I know you are asking if Scotland can vote separately on things like tax, spending and welfare why can't England Wales and Northern Ireland do the same?

"This is my vow: English votes for English laws. The Conservatives will deliver it."

PM 'proud' of four nations within UK

Prime Minister David Cameron, addressing the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, has spoken of his relief at the referendum result.

Prime Minister David Cameron

Mr Cameron said he was "proud" to address conference with the four nations of the UK intact.

"I am so proud to stand here as four nations in one United Kingdom," Mr Cameron added.

"I was always clear about why we called that referendum. Duck the fight and our union could be taken apart bit by bit, take it on and we had the chance to settle the question.

"The lead up to that referendum was the most nerve-wracking week of my life..."