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Summary

  1. Plane comes off runway at Inverness Airport
  2. Temperatures plummet to as low as -11C
  3. Soldiers hurt in high street crash
  4. Huge sinkhole appears on golf course
  5. Andy Murray eases into second round at Australian Open
  6. Rangers confirm they could use Ibrox Stadium as security for loan

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By Thomas McGuigan, Graham Fraser and Paul McLaren

All times stated are UK

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That's it from the Scotland Live team for today. Join us again tomorrow from 07:00 for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen.

Sex attack on train

A CCTV image has been released by police of

a man they want to question about a sex attack on a train.

Sex assault suspect
British Transport Police

British Transport Police said the man, who claimed to be an oil rig worker, attacked a 21-year-old woman while the train was travelling between Grantham and Newark in the East Midlands.

The man was captured on CCTV leaving the train at Aberdeen on 11 December.

The suspect "asked inappropriate sexual questions" and attacked the woman when she rejected his advances, police said.

She left the train at Newark station in Nottinghamshire.

BBC Scotland Weather

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Tomorrow will dawn dry, frosty in eastern and northern Scotland, with some fine spells of winter sunshine developing. It will remain cloudy with some outbreaks of rain along the west coast, with sleet and snow continuing further inland. Higher routes such as the A9 and M74 are likely to see some snow during the morning. Brisk southeasterly winds will affect the west coast and over the Northern Isles. Another cold day, with highs of 2C to 3C, though struggling make it to freezing level where snow and frost persist.

King confident of Rangers return

Dave King has reaffirmed his belief that

there is no impediment to him returning as a director of Rangers.

Dave King wants to sit on the board at Ibrox again
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King has called a general meeting aimed at ousting the Ibrox board.

The current board released a statement to the Stock Exchange on Monday casting doubts over King's suitability to be a director of a UK public company.

But King, convicted of tax offences in South Africa, said: "There are no problems regarding the AIM regulations."

SNP name Alexander challenger

The SNP have chosen the leader of Highland Council as their candidate to stand against Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, in the general election.

drew hendry and danny alexander
SNP and PA

Drew Hendry was one of four SNP candidates vying to contest the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency.

At the last general election, Danny Alexander increased his 9,000 majority for the Lib Dems while Labour, who came second, saw their share of the vote fall sharply.

The SNP made the biggest gains in the seat in 2010.

Body found at railway station

An investigation has begun after

a woman's body was found at Stirling railway station.

Stirling station scene
BBC

The woman's death is currently being treated as "unexplained".

Officers were called to the scene at about 14:15 this afternoon. British Transport Police and Police Scotland remain there this evening.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the woman.

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Ally Clelland took this shot from the saddle and says: "My horse Dasc and I were out enjoying a walk in the snow, at home in Newbigging in Lanarkshire on Sunday - lovely crisp day!"

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Aviva to cut 1,500 jobs

The insurance giant Aviva says it expects to shed 1,500 jobs through its proposed £5.6bn merger with rival Friends Life.

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Aviva

Aviva employs 17,000 staff in the UK, with bases in Glasgow, York, Norwich and Sheffield.

No specific locations have been identified as under threat by the merger.

The proposed job losses were revealed in a prospectus issued to City investors ahead of votes on the deal at the end of March.

Weir out of Six Nations

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Scotland

Scotland will be

without fly-half Duncan Weir for the Six Nations due to an arm injury.

Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir
SNS Group

The 23-year-old Glasgow Warrior has undergone surgery to repair his right biceps and will be out of action for up to four months.

Weir started every Six Nations match last year, kicking an 80th-minute drop-goal to secure the solitary victory over Italy in Rome.

He won the last of his 18 caps as a replacement against Tonga in November.

Eight teenagers arrested

Police arrested

eight teenagers following what officers called a "disturbance" in Tillicoultry.

The youths, aged between 13 and 17 and all from the Stirling area, were arrested on Friday evening.

All are now subject to legal proceedings.

Clackmannanshire area commander Ch Insp Stephen Sneddon said high-visibility patrols would be brought in as part of a "zero tolerance" approach to anti-social behaviour.

Jobs go at oil services firm

Up to 30 jobs are to go at oil services firm Wood Group PSN.

The company says it has begun consultation with workers in its human resources department following a review aimed at increasing efficiency.

A spokeswoman for the Aberdeen-based company says the move is not related to recent falls in the price of oil.

Disabled man attacked in home

A disabled man

suffered serious injuries after being attacked in his home in Edinburgh.

Meadowbank Terrace
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Two armed men wearing masks broke into the 44-year-old victim's house in Meadowbank Terrace at about 00:50.

During the assault the men knocked the victim to the ground and hit him repeatedly with a blunt object before making off from the property.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Horses under the hammer

An original line drawing by Kelpies creator Andy Scott is to be auctioned for charity.

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Andy scott

The artwork, entitled What Lies Beneath II, has been donated to the Scottish Society of Architect Artists.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Partick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities.

Canning happy to juggle jobs

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Scotland

Martin Canning insists he will have

no trouble combining playing duties with coaching Hamilton Accies.

Hamilton's interim player-coach Martin Canning
SNS Group

The defender dropped himself to the bench for his debut in charge against Dundee United but started in Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Celtic.

"It can be strange," said the 33-year-old. "You probably see more of the game when you are playing

"I watched the Celtic game back and my thoughts then were pretty similar to the thoughts I had while playing."

Scots lose World bowls final

Robert Paxton and Simon Skelton

denied Paul Foster and Alex Marshall their fourth World Indoor Bowls title after a thrilling final in Great Yarmouth.

Simon Skelton and Robert Paxton celebrate their pairs title
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Foster and Marshall
BBC

The English pair defeated the Scots, appearing in their fourth final in five years, 5-12 15-5 2-1.

It was the second year in a row that the Commonwealth Games gold medallists have lost in the World Indoor final.

Paxton told the BBC: "It is the first final for myself and, to win at the first attempt, you can't get better."

Police seize £470,000 drugs haul

Drugs with a street value of £470,000 have been

seized in a police raid on a house in Cumbernauld.

Heroin and cocaine were found during the search of the property in Cairngorm Gardens last Tuesday.

Police have described the find as "significant".

They have appealed to anyone with information about the drugs haul or the property to contact them.

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This snowy scene in Carsphairn in the Galloway hills was captured by Kathryn Martin.

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Couple robbed in home

Police are investigating after

thieves robbed a couple in their Perthshire home.

The victims, a 40-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, were in their house on Drummond Street in Crieff when two men came to the door at about 17:40 on Sunday.

The thieves, both aged about 60, demanded entry before making off with personal belongings, leaving the couple shaken but unhurt.

One of the suspects was about 5ft 11in tall, with stubble on his face, and was wearing a dark blue jacket with a hooded top underneath and dark trousers.

The second man was about 5ft 8in tall, and was also wearing dark clothing.

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Defending World Indoor Bowls champion Darren Burnett, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist who is also a policeman in Arbroath, is in action right now at this year's World Indoor Bowls Championships.

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Murphy's V&A plan

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has said ministers have to "get a grip on

the spiralling cost" of the V&A Dundee Museum.

V&A at Dundee lobby
V&A at Dundee

Mr Murphy outlined a five-point plan for securing economic and cultural success for Dundee during a visit to the city.

He said the city needed to fully exploit the potential of the planned design museum, along with its £100m digital industry, and called for more affordable and accessible sports facilities, greater educational attainment and a focus on attracting oil industry decommissioning jobs.

The cost of the V&A project had previously been estimated at £45m but has almost doubled to £80m.

BBC Scotland Weather

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A largely dry end to the afternoon, though remaining very cold. Temperatures will fall away under clear skies, leading to a widespread and locally severe frost. During the course of the night, cloud will begin to thicken up in the west, followed by the arrival of some patchy rain into western coastal areas by the end of the night. This will turn readily to snow as it moves inland, with a dusting of snow to lower levels possible too, in towards western parts of the Central belt. Temperatures widely falling to - 2C to -5C and as low as -10C in some colder pockets inland, most noteably the Braemar area.

Man fined over Paris shootings slur

A man who made

offensive comments about Muslims in the wake of the Paris shootings has been fined and ordered to carry out unpaid work.

At Dumfries Sheriff Court, John Wilkinson admitted posting the grossly offensive messages with derogatory and abusive comments on Facebook.

The 36-year-old sawmill worker, of Johnstonebridge, was said to be angry about recent atrocities.

He was fined £200 and made the subject of a community payback order with a condition he carry out 50 hours unpaid work.

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Woman sentenced over indecent images

An Aberdeen woman who posted indecent photos of a young girl online

has been given a two-year custodial sentence.

Shannon Main, 20, admitted taking and distributing the images, and also touching the girl.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that Main carried out the crimes out of a desire to please others.

Sheriff William Summers said: "You knew what you were doing was wrong and still you did it anyway."

Main was sent to a young offenders institution for two years, and was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Deila apology over Mackay-Steven switch

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has apologised to Dundee United counterpart Jackie McNamara for his handling of Gary Mackay-Steven's transfer.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
SNS

The winger has agreed a summer move to the champions, but the Tannadice boss was upset by the Norwegian discussing the possibility of signing the 24-year-old this month.

"I just have to say sorry if I have offended him in any way," said Deila.

"It's not a rule I have heard about before, so I have to learn from this."

Happy Monday?

This morning [08:43], we asked for your views on today being Blue Monday - apparently the most depressing day of the year.

You have been using the

BBC Scotland Facebook page to leave your comments.

John Stewart: It's only Blues Monday because the media tell us it is! Beautiful winters morning!

Rob Willox: Pleased to say none of it applies and feel just fine today apart from it being a wee bit in the chilly side

Miranda MacDonald: It's all in the mind. Of course, if you spent too much, drank too much and ate too much at Christmas you might be regretting it now. Therein lies your solution for next year! The weather was the same at Christmas so it isn't a factor.

Man faces jail over stabbing

A man has admitted stabbing a fellow party-goer nine times after taking offence over a comment made about him.

Lee McIntosh, 20, attacked Kenny Drew outside a flat in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, in September last year.

He followed Mr Drew outside after the victim made a remark about McIntosh walking about with paper over his face.

McIntosh admitted assaulting Mr Drew to the danger of his life. At the High Court in Glasgow, he was remanded in custody after sentence was deferred.

Deila wants more Scots

At the Celtic press conference, manager Ronny Deila also discussed the club buying more Scottish players following a deal to sign Gary Mackay-Steven in the summer from Dundee United.

Gary Mackay-Steven
SNS

The Norwegian boss said: "We have to build up Scottish football. Celtic is a big club in Scotland and players should go through Celtic before going further, or put Celtic in the position we want to be in Europe.

"They know the league and know what it's about to play for Celtic. These things matter when you sign them."

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First Pagan same-sex wedding

The UK's first Pagan same-sex wedding has taken place in Edinburgh.

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Cherrie Coutts Photoraphy

Tom Lanting, 34, and Iain Robertson, 39, are both Hedge Witches.

The couple, who have been together for 12 years, were married in front of family and friends in the 16th century vaulted cellars of Marlin's Wynd.

The ceremony encompassed ancient Pagan traditions including casting a circle, invoking the elements of earth, air, water, fire and spirit, exchanging rings, sharing a quaich of mead, binding the couple's hands and jumping the broom.

Deila on Commons

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has said the club wants Kris Commons to stay and the player wants to stay.

Kris Commons
SNS

In tweets from the club's official Twitter account, written at a pre-match press conference for the game against Motherwell, Deila said: "I spoke to him but not about throwing his boots in. I am sure he will have enough money to buy new ones.

"Same situation, we are speaking together. We want him to stay here and he wants to stay, and it's just about getting things right."

The Celtic boss also said he didn't think a deal for Shaun Maloney was going to happen.

Crash victim was to be a dad

A pedestrian killed when he was hit by a car driven by a learner driver was about to become a father, his widow has said.

Chris Hutchon and wife Kirstine
Not specified

Chris Hutchon, 37, has been named as the victim of Sunday's accident at Bridge of Gairn near Ballater.

Wife Kirstine, 36, said: "Chris had everything to live for and we are absolutely devastated by what has happened.

"Chris was due to become a dad in the next few weeks."

A grey Skoda Fabia driven by a supervised learner driver lost control and struck Mr Hutchon.

Hotel sale price tops £59m

A four-star

hotel in Edinburgh has been sold for more than its asking price of £59m.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile has 238 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, conference and leisure facilities.

It was sold to a German investor for an undisclosed price in the largest hotel transaction in Scotland since 2007.

Manchester's Park Inn by Radisson, marketed for sale with the Radisson Blu Hotel earlier this year, was sold to UK investor The Ability Group.

Where's the gun gone?

Mons Meg, the world's most famous medieval gun, is to have an "MoT".

mons meg
Edinburgh castle

The six-tonne cannon was transported from Edinburgh Castle this morning for specialist restoration and conservation work.

The gun will be carefully examined by Historic Scotland's conservation team over the next six weeks.

Richard Welander, head of collections for Historic Scotland, said: "Mons Meg undergoes regular 'health checks' each year and is lifted off its carriage every five years for a closer inspection.

"This time it's getting a major service, which means it must leave the castle for the first time for 30 years."

Woman caught in house blaze

A woman was taken to hospital following a fire at a flat in Lanark.

Crews were called to the flat in the town's Kildare Drive at about 23:00 on Sunday.

They extinguished the small blaze and treated the woman at the scene before she was taken to Wishaw General Hospital as a precaution.

Yer Granny

Rab C Nesbitt star Gregor Fisher is gearing up to star in a 'gallus' new National Theatre of Scotland comedy entitled Yer Granny.

Yer Granny
Eoin Carey

Fisher will play a grandmother who is eating the Russo family out of house and home after their fish and chip shop closes. It is set in Scotland in 1977.

The play is an adaptation of the celebrated Argentinean comedy La Nona.

Brian Pettifer, Barbara Rafferty and Jonathan Watson are amongst the cast for the show, which will tour Scotland and Ireland from May.

Military personnel hit by car

Military personnel are among the

four pedestrians hurt in a collision involving a car on Ardersier High Street in the Highlands.

Ardersier High Street
Google

One of the pedestrians has been airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by an air ambulance.

Emergency services were called to the incident at about 09:20.

Police Scotland have described the incident as an accident and said it was not connected to the current UK terrorist threat level.

Ardersier is near Fort George, an 18th Century artillery fortification that continues to operate as a barracks

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Commons to remain at Celtic?

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland

Celtic captain Scott Brown has played down the significance of

Kris Commons throwing his boots to the crowd on Saturday, joking that they were astroturf boots he wouldn't need again this season.

Commons's gesture was interpreted by some to be a farewell, with contract negotiations having stalled and his current deal due to expire in the summer.

Kris Commons
SNS

However, Brown is hopeful Commons will stay and also that Gary Mackay-Steven, who has signed a pre-contract agreement with Celtic, might still join this month.

Woman hurt in sledge accident

A woman has been seriously injured after apparently falling off a sledge in a busy Glasgow park.

Paramedics were called to the incident in Kelvingrove Park, near Kelvin Way, in the city's west end, at 15:30 on Sunday.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said the woman was taken to the Western Infirmary and later transferred to the Southern General Hospital, which specialises in treating head injuries.

Her condition is not known.