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By Graham Fraser, Louise Sayers, Sandy Murray and Henrietta McMicking

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Sandy Murray

BBC Scotland news

Scotland Live has run its course for this week.

Check with the BBC Scotland News

website for major stories over the weekend.

Our live page returns at 07:00 on Monday.

Tonight's forecast

BBC Scotland Weather


Snow showers are set to increase this evening, particularly affecting the Central Belt, Lothians and the Borders.

There may be some icy conditions on the roads through the evening.

A Met Office Yellow

'be aware' warning is in force for most of the mainland.

0C to -2C in town with rural parts dipping to -5C or -6C.

Shetland, and later Orkney, will have a wet and windy night.

Iona ferry


CalMac Service Info

tweets: UPDATE #Fionnphort - #Iona the 0710 ex Iona has been cancelled tomorrow (17/01) due to a technical fault.

Australian Open

Head of British tennis thinks Andy Murray could be among the favourites for the

Australian Open.

Andy Murray
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Leon Smith said: "He is in great shape. He's hitting the ball extremely well.

Murray has made it to the finals three three times in Melbourne, but never lifted the trophy.

He has slipped to sixth in the world from a world ranking high of two.

Pitch inspection



tweet: Update: 7pm pitch inspection scheduled at Ibrox. #HMFC

Firearm charges

Nine men have been charged by police after

shots were fired at the windows of a house in Edinburgh.

The incident happened in Fernieside Avenue, in the Moredun area, in the early hours of 9 September.

The arrested men, aged between 18 and 36, have been charged with offences including culpable and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Erskine Bridge


Traffic Scotland

tweets: #A898 #Erskine Bridge N/B - road blocked due to RTC. Snow across the #CentralBelt so PLEASE #BeAware #PlanAhead

Erskine Bridge

Motherwell v Kilmarnock

Motherwell FC say tomorrow's game - postponed because of structural damage - will now be played on Saturday 7 March. Normal 15:00 kick-off.

Weather problems

BBC Scotland Travel


Reports of HGVs stuck on both carriageways on the M74 near Beattock summit in South Lanarkshire.

Collision blocks road


Traffic Scotland

tweets: #A83 @ Aray Bridge #Inveraray is blocked due to a 2 vehicle RTC. Police are en-route & delays in the area #BeAware #StaySafe #TakeCare

Rapist convicted

A man has been convicted of subjecting two women and seven children to horrific sexual and physical abuse.

David McLeish, 49, was found guilty of a string of offences by a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh.

David McLeish
Ciaran Donnelly

His trial was told the victims, two of whom were raped when they were pregnant, had been aged between four and 43.

He carried out the attacks at addresses in Perthshire between 1996 and 2009.

McLeish, who denied the charges, will be sentenced next month.

Live from Ibrox


BBC Sportsound

tweets: Sportsound on air 6.10pm /810MW, live from Ibrox with all the build-up to Rangers v Hearts, plus the latest boardroom news #BBCSportsound

Jim Spence

BBC Sport

On @BBCSportsound shortly with the latest transfer guff and speculation as the madness really gets underway

Redevelopment of Perth City Hall

Perth City Hall
David Dixon

Five bids for the redevelopment of

Perth City Hall have been submitted to the council.

The authority had previously voted to demolish the listed building to develop a new city square.

The building has been empty since the opening of Perth's new concert hall in 2005.

Previous proposals included a boutique hotel and an indoor food market.

Motorway restrictions


Traffic Scotland

Tweets: On the #M77 N/B @ J8 Fenwick South - lane 1 now *open* but snowy conditions remain so please #SlowDown & #StayBack!

In good Hearts

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland

By any standards, the restructuring of Hearts - from a business and football perspective - appears to have been a success.


Read Alasdair Lamont's thoughts


Big Debate in Kilmarnock


Gordon Brewer

Gordon Brewer takes the

Big Debate to The Base in Kilmarnock on Friday 23rd January.

To apply for tickets to be in the audience you can apply by clicking on this link:

Power cut



tweets: Apologies to customers in #CouparAngus for the #powercut. Engineers will be on site at 17:00 to begin investigations.

Match postponed


Motherwell FC

tweets: Tomorrow's game with @OfficialKillie has been postponed due to structural damage to Fir Park Stadium

Club Statement


Water damage

An exhibition space in the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow has been closed until further notice after

water damaged an exhibition.

Glasgow Life

The works are within Nathan Coley's "The Lamp of Sacrifice" exhibition and are on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland.

Glasgow Life, which runs the city's museums, said it had launched an investigation into the incident.

Rugby World Cup

Scotland will face

France, Ireland and Italy in warm-up matches for this year's Rugby World Cup.

Rugby players

The four games will be played on consecutive Saturdays, starting on 15 August against Ireland in Dublin.

They will then face Italy in Turin and in Edinburgh before a trip to Paris.

CBI Scotland appoints new director

The business lobby group the CBI has

appointed Hugh Aitken, as their new Scottish director.

Hugh Aitken, new CBI Scotland director

He takes over the role from previous director Iain McMillan, who announced his retirement last April.

Mr Aitkin's has previously high profile positions at Microsoft and global software firm Oracle.

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Ibrox snow


Derek Rae, BTSport commentator,

tweets: In the @btsportspfl truck at Ibrox. Sheltering with snow coming down


Hospital fall

Police are investigating after a man fell from the

window of a hospital in Dundee.

Ninewells Hospital
Val Vannet

Emergency services were called to the scene at Ninewells Hospital at about 10:10.

It is thought the man was injured after falling about three storeys.

School buses skid off roads

Two school buses carrying pupils

came off roads in separate incidents in Benbecula and Lewis during wintry conditions.

A bus slid off the road at Torlum on Benbecula and a smaller mini bus came off at Uig on Lewis.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said no one was seriously hurt in the incidents on Friday morning.



Traffic Scotland

tweets: Strathclyde region - Weather, Heavy snowfall is causing extremely hazardous driving conditions

Subsea cable

Steven McKenzie

BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

SSE subsidiary Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission has said that it will accept £1.1bn of funding from Ofgem for a new subsea cable.

The allowance from the energy regulator is £105m less than SHE Transmission applied for.

The 100 mile-long (161km) cable will connect two sides of the Moray Firth and need 600 people to build it.

To be completed in 2018, the cable could add 1.2 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity to the grid.

Icy overnight

BBC Scotland Weather


Wintry showers this evening feeding through the Central Belt, affecting the Lothians and reaching the Borders too. There may be some difficult conditions on the roads through the evening.

Overnight, the showers continue, and will lead to some significant accumulations: 2-5 cm below 300m and 10-15cm above. It'll be icy at times too.

A Met Office Yellow 'be aware' warning is in force for most of the mainland, to cater for the risk of the snow along with the likelihood of icy conditions.

Temperatures of 0C to -2C in urban areas with rural parts dipping to -5C or -6C.

  • Get a full weather forecast

Rangers v Hearts


BBC Sportsound

tweets: Rangers v Hearts LIVE on #BBCSportsound tonight on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/digital + Tune in from 6:10pm. #SPFL

Power restored

Engineers have restored power to all the properties left without electricity after high winds hit Dumfries and Galloway.

power workers
SP Energy Networks

At one stage about 2,000 homes were affected, mainly in the west of the region.

SP Energy Networks said high speed winds had caused problems from Wednesday night until late on Thursday.

About 1,000 properties were still without supply at 22:30 on Thursday night but they have been reconnected.

Stewart signs Dundee deal

Greg Stewart has agreed a contract extension with Dundee after scoring 11 goals in 23 appearances since joining the Dens Park club in the summer.

Greg Stewart

The 24-year-old striker, previously with Cowdenbeath, has signed until summer 2017 and manager Paul Hartley thinks the player will get even better.

"I'm delighted," Hartley told Dundee's official website.

"We are really pleased with the progress he's making and I'm sure he can only get better."

Train delays in Lanarkshire


Train operator ScotRail

tweets: Due to a train fault between #Carluke & #Motherwell services via these stations may be disrupted. More info to follow.

Video - Driver abandons moving car

Daily Record

What would you do if your car hit ice in a residential area and began to spin out of control?

Hopefully not this.

Dundee V&A delays

Pauline McLean

BBC Scotland

Kengo Kuma's plans for an iconic building on the banks of the Tay have had a troubled start.

Selected from six firms in 2010, his idea of a silver building apparently floating on water, was quickly scaled back due to fears about rising costs.

The preferred contractor was only announced last September, by which point work was supposed to have started on site. Today, the council said the development remained crucial and it hoped to secure the additional funding through public and private sources.

They also admitted the museum's opening would be delayed. It's now likely to open in June 2018.

Edinburgh attack

A man has been

bitten on the cheek during an attack in an Edinburgh street.


The 57-year-old was walking his dog on Edinburgh's Easter Road when a man punched him in the face at about 11:00 on Thursday near the Londis shop.

The attacker is white, 25 to 30 years old and between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 10ins with short, bright ginger hair.

He was wearing a grey zip-up hooded top with a Hibs crest on the left chest, a black top underneath and dark trousers and trainers.

Rugby stars' assault trial

An assault trial has heard how a Scotland international rugby player was dressed as Batman

when he allegedly attacked an amateur player in Glasgow.

Glasgow Warriors stars Ryan Grant, 29, Ryan Wilson, 25 and Rory Hughes, 21, deny attacking Ally McLay, a Glasgow Hawk, on a Halloween night out.

Barbeque Kings in Glasgow
The alleged attack is said to have taken place at the Barbeque Kings fast food outlet on the city's Great Western Road

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard from amateur player Fraser Hastie who was dressed as a minion, when the alleged attack happened at Barbeque Kings - a fast food outlet on the city's Great Western Road.

He said Mr Wilson, who was wearing a Batman costume, punched Mr McLay.

Murray's Aussie hopes


Geoff Webster

BBC Scotland

Can Andy Murray win Australian Open tennis? @Annabel_Croft & @GregRusedski1 on Sport Nation @BBCRadioScot @BBCSportScot Sat 1100 #tennis

Scorpion rescued

A scorpion has been rescued after it was

found by "frightened" staff in an Edinburgh office.

Scorpion in glass

Workers at the Dog Aid Society of Scotland contained the creature by putting a glass over it until animal welfare experts arrived.

The Scottish SPCA collected it from the office on Blackford Avenue after it was spotted on Thursday.

Water damage shuts exhibition

Glasgow Life has closed an exhibition space in the Gallery of Modern Art after water damage.

Nathan Coley's The Lamp of Sacrifice exhibition

Works within Nathan Coley's The Lamp of Sacrifice exhibition, currently on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland, have been damaged and the space has been closed until further notice.

Glasgow Life say they've launched an investigation and are working with the artist to assess the damage.