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  1. Rangers fan, 10 injured by bottle
  2. Man on trial for pensioner's murder
  3. Scottish Labour proposes 'vow plus'
  4. North Sea oil summit takes place
  5. Terminally ill schoolboy Jak Trueman dies

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By Graham Fraser, Louise Sayers and Rachael Connors

All times stated are UK

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Rachael Connors

BBC Scotland News

That's all from Scotland Live today. We'll be back tomorrow from 07:00 with a comprehensive round up of news, sport, travel and weather from across the country.

North Sea oil rig fall death company fined

A company has been fined over the death of an oil rig worker who fell 75ft (23m) from a North Sea platform.

Brent Alpha

Lee Bertram, 37, from Newcastle, died in 2011 when the ropes he was using on Shell's Brent Charlie platform off the sheared on a sharp edge.

Lowestoft-based Bilfinger Salamis UK admitted breaching regulations after a prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Aberdeen Sheriff Court fined the firm £100,000.

Man who died in avalanche named

The man who died following an avalanche in the Highlands on Friday has been named as Max Norman from Ipswitch who was 41.

The landscape architect had been climbing on Coireag Dubh Mor in the Torridon area, with a friend who raised the alarm after the incident.

Mr. Norman - who had a wife and three children - suffered a head injury and did not survive. His family have described him as 'an amazing person and a hugely experienced mountaineer.'

Oil prices rebound

The price of oil rallied on Monday as investors speculated that the falling cost of crude may have ended.

US oil well
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Brent crude was up 1.3% at $53.65 a barrel, having reached $55, while
US oil rose 1.7% to $48.52.

It followed the release of data showing that US demand for leasing oil rigs was slowing, suggesting that producers might be preparing to cut output.

Meanwhile, US giant ExxonMobil reported a 21% fall in quarterly earnings on lower oil and gas production.

Brown spells out 'vow plus' plan

Brian Taylor

Political editor, Scotland

As ever, he spoke without notes, recalling compendious statistics with ease. As ever, he paced the stage like a caged lion, albeit one whose power was tamed by the electors some time back. As ever, he opened with a few funnies.

Gordon Brown and Jim Murphy
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It was, then, a familiar performance from Gordon Brown - albeit with a distinctly calibrated message.

Labour will be hoping for one other element to be repeated: for Mr Brown's oratory to deliver the success attributed to it during the referendum.

Read Brian's full blog here.

Tributes to Jak - Your Views


Natalie Taylor

tweets: aw so sad been following his story for a while. RIP Jak xxx

Ian Johnstone

tweets: So sad to hear my thoughts go out to his family and girlfriend. He leaves a world made better by his presence!

Nichola Paisley

tweets: RIP Jak! #theresonlyoneJakTrueman


tweets: R.I.P Jak Trueman, such an inpiration to us all. Putting what time he had left to good use.

Snow warnings

BBC Scotland Weather


Met Office Yellow 'be aware' warnings for snow are in place until noon on Tuesday. Falling as rain/sleet on the coast.

Met office warnings
Met office

Heffernan move

Striker Paul Heffernan has joined Dundee, his third Scottish club after spells at Kilmarnock and Hibernian.

Paul Heffernan

The 33-year-old Irishman scored five goals in 30 league matches for the Easter Road side since joining them from Kilmarnock in August 2013.

He played in the Killie side that beat Celtic in the League Cup final in 2012. Prior to his 2011 move to Rugby Park, Heffernan played for half a dozen clubs in England, including Doncaster, Bristol Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday.

Young fan injured by bottle

A 10-year-old Rangers fan has been left with three teeth missing after he was hit by a bottle thrown into a minibus as he travelled to yesterday's Old Firm match.

Police officers and vans
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Police said the child also suffered a hairline fracture to his face and had to spend the night in hospital following the "appalling assault".

The bottle was thrown by a man who was in a group of Celtic fans which surrounded the minibus as the vehicle sat in traffic in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow at around 12.15 yesterday.

The young boy was going to an Old Firm game for the first time with his father, but was taken instead by ambulance to Yorkhill Hospital and kept in overnight.

Moray teachers shortage

BBC Radio Scotland

Moray councillors are being warned that pupils may be sent home due to teacher shortages in primary and secondary schools.

Lindsay Stanley from Moray Council's Education and Social Care department tells

Newsdrive a number of posts have been advertised several times yet they still fail to attract appropriate candidates.

Ms Stanley said: "We've had a lot of difficulty appointing people to new posts, so advertising has been an issue we've had to take time over- looking at different places to advertise, looking at different opportunities for advertising, trying to attract different people to come to Moray.

"Moray is such a lovely place to stay. We are having difficulty getting people here, but once they are here they want to stay and they want to stay longer but it is getting them here in the first place."

Tributes to Jak

The mother of Jak Trueman who has died from terminal cancer announced news of his death on facebook saying: "Devastated and heartbroken to say my beautiful boy's gone to Heaven."

Jak Trueman
Family of Jak Trueman
Jak was a keen footballer and was visited in hospital by players from Rangers, Celtic, Hibs and Hearts

She added: "God bless. Jak I am the proudest Mummy ever xxxxx Simply the best xxx."

Jak's inspirational story raised more than £35,000 for charity in the

past week.

Mclean deal


Jim Spence

BBC Sport

Kenny McLean has agreed a three and a half year deal with @AberdeenFC

Man on trial for Morningside pensioner's murder

A man has gone on trial accused of the murder of an 85-year-old woman at her Edinburgh home.

Morningside Grove Pic: Morag Kinniburgh

Robert Buczek, 24, denies murdering Eleanor Whitelaw at her home in Morningside Grove on 11 July last year.

He has been charged with striking her repeatedly on the neck and body with a pair of scissors and inflicting blunt force trauma on her head and body by means unknown. The pensioner died in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 17 days later.

Mr Buczek also denies robbing Mrs Whitelaw of stamps, a box containing spoons, two cameras and jewellery.

Hampden pitch update

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport

The SPFL has written to Hampden Park Ltd to seek assurances over the Hampden pitch ahead of the League Cup final.

Hampden pitch after cup final

North east road closures

BBC Scotland Travel


Roads: Snow and ice is causing a few more problems in the north east. Closed- A939 Ballater to Corarff Road, A941 Dufftown to Rhynie, B974 Banchory to Fettercairn, B976 Crathie to Gairnshiel, B9002 between Cabrach and Lumsden.

Aberdeen-Accident on A90 Ellon Road in Bridge of Don.

Dumfries- Accident on A75 at the Garroch Business park.

Fife- A92 in Kirkaldy is partially blocked westbound by a broken down bus just before Redhouse Roundabout.

Barr moves into cocktail market

Irn Bru maker AG Barr has bought cocktail company Funkin in a deal worth a potential £21m.

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Barr, which is based in Cumbernauld, said the deal comprises an initial £16.5m, with a further £4.5m if financial performance targets are met.

Funkin was founded in the late 1990s and offers a range of cocktail products including fruit purees, cocktail mixers and syrups.

Barr said the UK cocktail market had shown "strong growth" in recent years.

Close call at level crossing

Footage has emerged of a man dicing with danger at a level crossing in

Dalcross near Inverness.

Level crossing walker

The video was released by the British Transport Police as part of its Operation Look campaign to promote safety awareness at crossings.

McDonald released


Jim Spence

BBC Sport

Midfielder Gary McDonald released by @St_Johnstone_FC

Terminally ill schoolboy Jak Trueman dies

A terminally ill schoolboy whose inspirational story helped to raise more than £35,000 for charity

in the past week has died.

Jak Trueman
Nicola Whitton

Jak Trueman, 15, was suffering from a rare form of blood cancer called gamma delta T-cell lymphoma. On Saturday he briefly attended a school prom held in his honour.

The West Calder High School pupil had been documenting his life and treatment on social media.

Analysis - 'Vow-plus'

Colin Blane

BBC Scotland news

These proposals are part of Scottish Labour's attempt to push back against the SNP who've enjoyed a surge in the opinion polls since Scotland's independence referendum in September.

Jim Murphy and Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown said he and the party's new Scottish leader Jim Murphy wanted Scotland to have more powers- even beyond those agreed by the all party Smith commission two months ago.

It would mean Scotland could pay higher pensions and benefits if the Scottish Parliament could find the money to do so. The SNP said the opinion polls were causing Labour to "panic".

Man jailed after knife attack on officers

A man has been jailed for more than two years after he tried to stab police officers with a large bread knife in Perth.

Officers attending a domestic abuse incident had to tackle Steven Welsh, 41, with CS spray when he launched the attack.

He admitted attacking two PCs and his then partner. After noting that Welsh had a 24-year criminal career and a recent history of violence and knife crime, Sheriff Lindsay Foulis jailed him for a total of 26 months.

Deadline day


BBC Sport Scotland's Kenny Crawford

tweets: Pleased to report ex-St Johnstone striker Keigan Parker is still firmly on his footballing travels...signed for Clyde today!

If at first you don't succeed

Jim Spence

BBC Sport

Another bid in and expect yet another shortly from @celticfc for both @StuArmstrong16 and @Gary__11 @dundeeunitedfc the dance continues.

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Moving the sheep at Ballagan farm near Strathblane - taken by Kirsty Hennen.

Sheep near Strathblane
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Weather front

BBC Scotland Weather


A Met Office yellow 'be aware' warning for snow is in place until 10am tomorrow for Highlands, the Northern and Western Isles, Argyll and Grampian.

A dry, cold and clear start to the evening for many with a widespread frost. A few showers for the Western Isles and west coast of Highland.

Later, a weather front will bring a band of sleet and snow into the Northern Isles and far north; slowly edging southwards to reach much of central and west Highland, turning to snow at all levels away from the coast.

Dry elsewhere.

Overnight lows of -2 C to -4 C for many. Colder in rural locations and potentially -10C where there is snow.

Douglas Fraser

Business and economy editor, Scotland


tweets: Irn Bru-maker AG Barr is buying Funkin cocktail fruit mixers, based London, for at least £16.5m, up to £21m. Adds to its Rubicon brand

Historical sex abuse claims

Police are investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse at one of Edinburgh's

private schools.

Edinburgh Academy

It is understood that former Edinburgh Academy pupils have come forward with claims dating back to the early 1970s.

The school rector said the academy had been made aware of the investigation and was co-operating fully with the relevant authorities.

He added that the school adhered to the very highest standards of pupil care and child protection.

BBC Scotland Travel


Roads: Snow and ice still affecting the north east - A939 Ballater to Cirgarff, B974 Banchory to Fettercairn Road, B976 Crathie to Gairnshiel, and B9002 between Cabrach and Lumsden are all closed.

Glasgow- traffic lights are still out on the A727 Nitshill Road at the junction with Kennishead Road

Borders- A72 Cuddy Bridge in Peebles is closed for water main work.

East Dunbartonshire- one lane of Stockiemuir Road in Milngavie is closed for roadworks.

Woman sentenced after armed police called to West Linton

A woman who threw a brick through a restaurant's window after she was unable to book a table, has been sentenced.

Armed police were called to The Old Bakehouse at West Linton when Jacqueline Woods, 47, of Livingston, was seen with an air rifle on 10 January 2014.

She was sentenced to an 18 month community payback order and ordered to pay £520 compensation.

Desert boots?

Scots endurance runner Dr Andrew Murray has set off to run over the world's highest sand dunes and across the driest desert in the world.

If he and friend Donnie Campbell complete the challenge of the Namib Desert, it will be a world first.

Andrew Murray
Andrew Murray

With the world's highest sand dunes, and lowest rainfall, it is unsurprising that no-one has chosen to run across it on foot.

Following the expedition some local community work will see a donation of medical equipment from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

Man assaulted for trying to help woman

Police are attempting to trace two men who attacked a man after he tried to help a woman who was being assaulted.

Smiths Hotel, Kirkintilloch

The victim was attacked outside Smiths Hotel in David Donnelly Place, Kirkintilloch, at about 02:00 on Saturday.

The 51-year-old victim was treated for serious facial injuries at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and later released.

The woman ran off in the company of the two men, one of whom had been attacking her when the victim intervened.

Long heading for Lanarkshire

Motherwell have announced the signing of goalkeeper George Long on loan from Sheffield United.

Rapist jailed

A man who admitted raping, battering and taunting a woman after accusing her of having sex with a doctor has been jailed for nine years.

Paul Meechan

Paul Meechan, 23, from Glasgow, raped the woman at a house in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, on 8 June 2014.

He also admitted indecently assaulting another woman at a house in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, and battering her between April 2009 and January 2013.

Hartley's hope

Jim Spence

BBC Sport

Just spoken to Paul Hartley and he hopes @dundeefconline to have someone in later today.

Shooting was 'attempted murder'

Police have said they are treating a shooting incident in Greenock as an attempted murder.

Detectives at scene of shooting

Officers were called to reports that a firearm had been discharged at a Vauxhall Insignia car in the town's Poplar Street at about 12:45 on Sunday.

There were no reports of anyone being injured. The car, carrying two people, left the scene before police arrived, as did the suspect, who was on foot.

Do you have a spare £200m?

The Gleneagles Hotel has been put on the market with a

potential price tag of more than £200m.

Gleneagles Hotel
Simon Ledingham

The Perthshire Hotel, which hosted the Ryder Cup last year, includes three golf courses.

Property firm Jones Lang LaSalle is reported to have been hired to test the water before Diageo decides whether to sell.

A Diageo spokesman said it had received "numerous expressions of interest, particularly since the Ryder Cup".

Fyvie released by Wigan

Wigan have cancelled the contract of midfielder Fraser Fyvie by mutual consent.

Fraser Fyvie

The 21-year-old Scot made 11 appearances for the Latics after joining them from Aberdeen in 2012, and also had loan spells at Yeovil and Shrewsbury.

Housing benefit

Mr Brown believed an overhaul of the housing benefits system was needed. He said: "It is clear we need to build and maintain houses in a better way and sort out the difficulties people face in paying rents and having the housing that they want."

Labour plan

The Labour plan would mean the SNP could not resort to its "blame game", Mr Brown told the gathering in Edinburgh.

Young unemployed

Mr Brown said: "We must make sure we combine devolution of the work programme with the ability to shape the benefits system for the unemployed and the young unemployed. Here again the Labour Party are offering something the SNP have failed to do - we want to end youth unemployment in Scotland."