That's all from the Scotland Live team for today. We're back again tomorrow from 07:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- MSPs to debate 'super ID database' plans
- Aberdeen City Council leaves umbrella group Cosla
- School apology over 'Palestinian terrorism' homework
- Pair held over jewel raid released
- Fred Goodwin's office put to new use
BBC Scotland North East reporter
Henry Boot Developments is behind the project to replace the existing Bridge-of Don AECC, at a site in the Dyce area.
Council leader Jenny Laing said: "The new AECC represents a significant, but very affordable, investment for the city."
The plan includes two hotels. The current site would be used for housing.
BBC Scotland Weather
A fine end to the day across most of the country. A few showers still continue to drift into the west coast and the Northern Isles, but becoming increasingly isolated.
The brisk north westerly winds continue to ease around Orkney, Caithness and the Moray Firth coast, but they will continue ease through the afternoon, and feeling milder than it has been.
This evening, thickening cloud and strengthening south westerly winds will bring rain into the Western Isles, affecting Wester Ross, Lochaber, Argyll and the Northern Isles overnight.
Winds will reach gale force in the Northwest.
Across southern, central and eastern Scotland, it will stay largely dry, with a touch of early frost in Aberdeenshire and the Borders, before cloud spills in and winds freshen.
Temperatures for most will level out at about 5C by morning.
Ex-Scotland captain Colin Hendry is tocontest a driving ban on the grounds his "rare metabolism" would have affected his breathalyser reading.
Hendry, 49, was stopped in Lytham, Lancashire, on 21 February, and later charged with drinking and driving.
The former Blackburn Rovers and Rangers defender admitted the offence at Blackpool Magistrates' Court.
But his solicitor said the level of alcohol consumed did not "correlate" to his breath sample reading.
The Forth Bridge opened to the public on 4 March 1890, 125 years ago.
The cantilever railway bridge which spans the Firth of Forth from nine miles (14 km) west of Edinburgh city centre to North Queensferry in Fife, is one of Scotland's most famous and most-loved landmarks.
The anniversary was marked with a fly-past by a Spitfire and an RAF Typhoon.
BBC Scotland news website readers have sent us more images of the bridge than any other Scottish location.Here is a selection of some of the best photos sent in over the past two years.
A 29 year old man from Aberdeen has been charged over offensive tweets targeted at a Celtic player at the weekend.
Police Scotland said a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal and the man would appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.
Chief Inspector Murray Main said "We will take robust action when it comes to any form of hate crime whether the comments are said in the street or online."
Celtic beat Aberdeen 4-0 in a top-of-the-table clash at Celtic Park on Sunday.
BBC Radio Scotland
Tayside and Central reporter, BBC Scotland
A lorry driver was taken to hospital after histanker plunged down an embankment into a burn in a Perthshire village.
The vehicle came off the A977 road in Powmill, near Kinross, at about 03:30, and landed in the Gairney Burn.
Police said the driver suffered a head injury, but was in a stable condition.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency were informed of the incident and are investigating environmental concerns.
Political correspondent, BBC Scotland
MSPs have voted unanimously in favour of plans for the power to decide who can vote in elections to the Scottish parliament to be transferred from Westminster to Holyrood.
The UK government has agreed to fast track devolution of the election franchise, so that MSPs can lower the voting age to 16 in time for the 2016 election.
The independence referendum was the first national vote in which 16 and 17 year olds were allowed to take part.
Canada were ahead in the opening minutes when Jessie Fleming finished Christine Sinclair's cross.
The Canadians continued on the front foot for much of the first half though Anna Signeul's side grew in confidence.
However Canada continued to dominate and after Josee Belanger passed up an opportunity, she turned provider for Sinclair to make it 2-0.
BBC Scotland Travel
#M8 Glasgow - an accident is blocking one lane westbound at J24 Helen Street. There are delays back to the start of the Kingston Bridge
Three men have been injured following a crash involving several vehicles on the M74 motorway in South Lanarkshire.
Emergency services were called to the scene, at the J13 off-ramp, shortly after 07:45 on Wednesday.
Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to cut two of the casualties free from separate vehicles.
All three injured men were taken to Wishaw General Hospital with injuries which the fire service were described as "not life-threatening".
BBC Scotland Travel
#M80 is now open southbound at J6 Castlecary after an earlier accident was cleared but there are still long delays back to J8 with queuing to M876. It is also slow northbound between J5 and J6.
A Borders IT firm has revealedplans to take on 75 full-time staff over the next three years.
Agenor, which is based at Newtown St Boswells, also wants to double its turnover in the same period.
The plans emerged as MSP Roseanna Cunningham visited the company to announce £245,000 of regional selective assistance for the firm.
The Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training said the funding would guarantee more local jobs.
Agenor also has offices in Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Dubai.
The winners of theScottish Children's Book Awards for 2015 have been announced.
They are Ross Collins for "Robot Rumpus", Alex McCall for "Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens", and Cathy MacPhail for "Mosi's War".
The writers came out as the most popular after 28,000 children across the country cast their votes in three different age categories.
Political editor, Scotland
At Holyrood,Scottish Ministers have rejected complaints that plans for improved access to personal data involve "creeping towards" a formal ID card in Scotland.
The complaint came from the Liberal Democrats but was backed by other parties.
The plan is to allow 120 public bodies in Scotland to check the identity of individuals, using the long-established NHS register.
The Finance Secretary John Swinney said it was vital to know that people were who they said they were, especially when they were seeking services online.
He said it was also necessary to check who would be liable for the Scottish rate of income tax when Holyrood gains new powers.
He stressed there would be no access to sensitive information, particularly health records.
But Willie Rennie, the Liberal Democrat leader, said the scheme was too broad and did not require individual consent.
He warned it could generate an ID card by the backdoor. This was rejected by Mr Swinney.
Rangers midfielder Nicky Law (left) believes Stuart McCall (right) would be a "fantastic" manager at the Ibrox club should he be offered the job.
Present manager Kenny McDowall is serving his notice period and his future is uncertain with a new board poised to be appointed on Friday.
Law worked under former Rangers midfielder McCall at Motherwell.
"Stuart knows what it's all about here and that will stand him in good stead if he does get the job," said Law.
"He would be fantastic. He's a legend here for the great service he gave to the club as a player and I've got no doubt he would do the same as manager."
Miloz Cwikliski, 35, from the Kelvinside area of Glasgow, is alleged to have indecently assaulted the women between 19 November 2014 and 26 February 2015.
His defence lawyer entered pleas of not guilty on his behalf.
A trial has been set for September this year.
BBC Radio Scotland
on #Newsdrive after 17:00:
- living standards up for workers but down for young people, says new report;
- how long since you had flu? and
- the secret to saving the Scottish wildcats - stop them mating with the local moggies!
BBC Scotland Travel
#M80 partially blocked southbound at J6 Castlecary due to efforts to recover overturned car. Queues back beyond J7 Haggs
A man has beenconvicted of raping two young girls over a seven-year period between 1998 and 2005.
Muir Taylor, 28, was convicted of a catalogue of sexual abuse and rape against the two girls, who were aged five and 10 when the abuse began.
At the High Court in Glasgow the judge praised the victims, now aged 23 and 26, for having the courage to come forward.
Sentence was deferred at the High Court in Edinburgh.
The Lysblink Seaways, which was carrying paper from Belfast to Norway, ran aground near Ardnamurchan Point last month.
It was later refloated and anchored in Scallastle Bay in the Sound of Mull.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said work to tow the vessel about 172 miles (277km) down the west coast had begun.
A severely matted cat has beenfound in a garden shed in Fife.
The Scottish SPCA believes it was stuck in the shed in Albert Street in Rosyth for days.
The elderly tabby cat, which has been named Ellie, was found on Monday. It is bald around the neck from where a collar was attached.
The cat is now at the Scottish SPCA's animal rescue and rehoming centre in Lanarkshire.
BBC Scotland Travel
#M74 northbound delays now at J5 Raith
The Company has been informed that its Nominated Adviser ("NOMAD") does not believe that it can satisfy the London Stock Exchange in relation to its NOMAD obligations in respect of the appropriateness of the Company's securities to be admitted to AIM, and therefore the NOMAD has resigned as Nominated Adviser to Rangers with immediate effect.
Accordingly Rule 1 of the AIM rules for Companies will apply, and trading in the Company's AIM securities will be suspended with immediate effect. If the Company is not able to restore trading within one month, admission of the Company's securities to AIM will be cancelled.
If requested during the suspension period WH Ireland is willing to assist the Company to implement the necessary changes for WH Ireland or another Nomad to become satisfied as to the Company's appropriateness for AIM. If a Nominated adviser is appointed it may apply to the London Stock Exchange on behalf of the Company for trading to be restored.
The Directors are disappointed that this event has had to take place despite the considerable efforts they have made over the last few weeks and months against the backdrop of the general meeting requisition and wish also to record their appreciation to their outgoing NOMAD for all it has done for the Club.
#Rangers NOMAD resigns and shares are suspended
Joseph Devenney, 36, and an accomplice armed with a gun, forced their way into Isobel McGregor's flat in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, in April 2014.
They threatened to shoot the 63-year-old before assaulting her son, who had pleaded with the two men to leave.
A judge remanded Devenney in custody pending sentence next month.
Dundee v Celtic now Wednesday 18 March, kick-off 19:45 (postponed from Saturday 14 March due to League Cup Final)
BBC Scotland Travel
Listen up! #A96 Inverurie - delays both ways through the roadworks...affecting the Pitcaple to Kintore road.
BBC Radio Scotland
- more on claims average UK household income is back to pre-crisis levels;
- the latest on the Becky Watts murder investigation; and
- compulsory microchipping for dogs in Scotland
Police have issued CCTV images of a woman they are looking forin connection with an assault on a toddler in Falkirk.
Police were alerted by diners at Pizza Hut in the town's Central Retail Park after the girl, who was about two-years-old, was shaken and dragged along the ground by the woman, thought to be her mother, on Friday 6 February.
Police said they were "extremely concerned" for the child's welfare.
Officers have appealed for witnesses.
Two birds of prey have been stolen from a bird sanctuary in Balloch.
The two Harris hawks were stolen during a break-in at the Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre and Loch Lomond Garden Centre.
Police said the theft took place sometime between 17:00 on Monday and 09:30 on Tuesday.
Officers have appealed for witnesses and said they were checking CCTV footage as well carrying out inquiries in the local area.
Business and economy editor, Scotland
Rangers manager Kenny McDowall predicts it will take five years for a prospective new regime to restore the troubled club to former glories.
He says the whole infrastructure of the Ibrox outfit has been depleted and believes it is vital Rangers make the right appointment when choosing a new manager.
McDowall, who is serving a 12-month notice period under the terms of his contract, says it would be up to any new board to contact him.
BBC Radio 5 live Scotland correspondent
2 Harris Hawks stolen from sanctuary at Loch Lomond. Police studying cctv and calling for witnesses to come forward.
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen hopes that recalling a famous 2012 victory over Bangladesh will inspire his side when they meet again in the World Cup.
Mommsen's side go into the Pool A match in Nelson on the back of three defeats.
But Bangladesh were their opponents when the Scots recorded their first win against a full member nation.
"We have very fine memories playing against them and hopefully they remember that as well," Mommsen told BBC Sport.
Bigger classes in Moray primary schools have been given the go-ahead by councillors.
The authority said it was increasing the maximum size of P2 and P3 classes from 25 to 30 pupils for the next two full school sessions.
It is aimed at addressing teacher shortages, particularly in Elgin.
Up to £100,000 has been allocated to employ classroom assistants to "mitigate the impact" in the six schools expected to be affected.