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  1. Body at farm confirmed as Karen Buckley
  2. Man arrested over Karen Buckley death
  3. David Cameron in warning to Scots voters
  4. Fire closes Inverness city centre overnight
  5. SPFL announces final-day fixture changes amid row

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Goodnight from the Scotland Live team...

Caroline Henderson

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We'll be back between 07:00 and 19:00 tomorrow, bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates.

Until then, you can keep up-to-date via the

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Election: 16 April At-a-glance

A daily guide to the key stories and quotes from the campaign in Scotland

David Cameron

David Cameron has

launched the Scottish Conservative manifesto, warning of a "coalition of chaos" involving Labour and the SNP. Scottish party leader Ruth Davidson said that only the Conservatives knew how to manage the economy, by creating the conditions for businesses to grow and develop.

  • Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie was campaigning with Danny Alexander in Inverness. He said the SNP government's moves to centralise services like the police force have not benefited communities in the Highlands.
  • The Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy visited Scottish Gas's training academy in South Lanarkshire. He said his party will invest £1bn to help working class Scots, through training and apprenticeships.
  • John Swinney was in Leith, speaking on a visit to an architectural business, where he said the SNP would raise the minimum wage to £8.70 by 2020. He made the visit before heading to London where party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, is preparing for tonight's televised leaders' debate on the BBC.

Three men wanted by police after rape

Police are searching for three men after a

teenager was raped in Ayrshire in the early hours of Saturday.

Officers say the 16-year-old girl was walking home in Kilmarnock with the three men when one of the men attacked her.

Following the assault, the man joined the other two men who were walking towards the town centre.

Det Insp Stevie Wallace described the incident as "a horrendous ordeal for a young woman".

Sex attack on teenage girl


13-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in Carnoustie.

Officers are carrying out "extensive inquiries" into the incident, which occurred between 21:45 and 22:05 on Sunday near a garage on Dundee Street.

They are keen to trace a slim white man in his 20s, who at the time was wearing a dark coloured long-sleeved top and blue jeans.

Cannabis worth £127,000 seized

Police have seized cannabis with a

street value of £127,000 in Glasgow.

Officers searched a property in Argyle Street in the Finnieston area of the city. The search took place at about 18:00 on Tuesday, 14 April.

Four men aged 25, 28, 30 and 34 have been arrested in connection with drug offences.

Councillors cleared over pre-referendum letter

Seven Aberdeen councillors have been cleared of breaching their code of conduct, after they sent a letter to council tax payers in the run-up to last year's independence referendum saying the city would be better off as part of the UK.

Councillors face hearing

The five Labour and two Conservative members of the council's ruling administration faced allegations they had used council facilities for party political purposes.

They have now been cleared following a hearing of the Standards Commission.

Karen Buckley a 'popular' student

BBC Scotland News

Karen Buckley, whose body was found at a farm on the outskirts of Glasgow after she went missing following a night out with friends, has been described as a "conscientious" and "popular" student.

Karen Buckley
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In a statement, the Glasgow Caledonian University's (GCU) principal, Professor Pamela Gillies, said: "The GCU community is deeply saddened by the news of the loss of our student Karen Buckley.

"On behalf of all of us at the University, I offer my sincere condolences to her parents, family, friends and classmates. It is so tragic to lose someone so young and talented in such difficult circumstances.

"Karen's lecturers describe her as a lovely young women, who was conscientious and a good team player, popular with her peers, and looking forward to a successful career in occupational therapy."

New line of inquiry over flat death

Police investigating the death of a 29 year-old Lativian man in Glenrothes have said they are following a "positive line of inquiry".

The body of Aleksandrs Sokolovs was found in a flat on Tummel Road on Monday.

A 28 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation.

Tummel Road, Glenrothes

...and now for a look at the weather


BBC Scotland Weather


A fine evening ahead, with plenty of sunshine. Tonight - dry, clear spells S & W. Lows of 0/-1C. 4-5 where cloudy.

Noise warning as flight path changes

Residents close to Edinburgh Airport have been warned about

increased aircraft noise while the regular flight path is temporarily changed.

Work is to be carried out on Edinburgh Airport's main runway over the next three weekends between 23:00 and 05:30.

Areas affected include Bonnyrigg, Loanhead, Fairmilehead, Colinton, Sighthill, South Gyle, Oxgangs, Kirkliston and Bo'ness.

Airplane in flight

Karen Buckley: 'We will miss her terribly'


Family grief as police confirm discovery of #KarenBuckley's body.

Read the full story


Karen Buckley
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Man unfit for attempted murder trial

A man accused of attempting to murder a three-year-old boy has been deemed

unfit to stand trial.

Radoslaw Malek, accused of choking the child last November at a house in Inverness, was not present at the hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

The charge claims the 32-year-old pressed the neck of the boy with his hands, restricted his breathing and strangled him.

The child was said to have become unconscious as a result.

Dual interest fine for Rangers

BBC Sport


Rangers have been fined £5,500 by the Scottish Football Association for Mike Ashley's dual interest in the Ibrox club and Newcastle United.

Ashley, who owns Newcastle and has a 9% stake in Rangers, was fined £7,500 last month for the same offence.

The SFA deemed that Ashley had influence in the Ibrox boardroom, despite previously agreeing not to.

Regan: SFA waiting for King evidence

BBC Sport


The Scottish FA are still waiting for evidence from Dave King to prove he passes the

"fit and proper" test to become Rangers chairman, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.

Prospective Rangers chairman Dave King

King, who wrestled control of the club at an extraordinary general meeting last month, owns 14.5% of the shares.

The Court of Session has cleared his application to become a club director.

However, Regan said: "We're seeking evidence and when we've got that evidence we'll deal with it."

King, together with Paul Murray and John Gilligan, were voted on to the board of Rangers International Football Club plc with backing from 85% of shareholders at the EGM.

On the roads...


BBC Scotland Travel


Glasgow - Clydeside Expressway OPEN citybound at Finniestson. Still very slow back to Broomhill cut off.

Scam caller targets NHS patients

A phone scammer has been targeting patients in the Western Isles by claiming to be a healthcare worker selling medicine, in a bid to get their bank account details.

Phone conversation (posed)

NHS Western Isles has warned all patients in the area to be on their guard.

A spokesperson said NHS staff never request bank details and advised people not to provide sensitive information or set up appointments if they receive contact from anyone trying to sell medication.

The latest...

The Scotland Live team will continue bringing you the latest on the

death of Karen Buckley until 19:00.

We will also continue to provide the rest of the days news, sport, travel and weather updates.

BBC Scotland News website

Video: Body on farm is missing student

BBC Scotland News

The police officer leading the investigation into the death of student Karen Buckley has confirmed that the body found on a farm near Glasgow is that of Karen Buckley.

Jim Kerr

Within the last hour, Det Supt Jim Kerr has issued a statement on behalf of Police Scotland and Karen's family.

To view, click


Tributes paid for Karen Buckley

Flowers have been laid at the entrance to a farm north of Glasgow where the body of Irish student Karen Buckley was found.

Flowers at the entrance to High Craigton Farm near Milngavie where the body of Karen Buckley was found

Meanwhile, the Sanctuary nightclub, where Karen was on the night she disappeared, will close its doors tonight as a mark of respect.


Facebook page set up during the search for the Irish student has attracted over 60,000 likes and a
fundraising site, arranged by Karen's former nursing classmates at the University of Limerick, has raised nearly £45,000 for her family.

BREAKING: Karen Buckley family statement

BBC Scotland News

Police Scotland's Det Supt Jim Kerr read the following statement on behalf of Karen's father, John: "Marian and I, together with our sons Brendan, Kieran and Damian, are absolutely heartbroken.

"Karen was our only daughter, cherished by our family and loved by her friends. She was an outgoing girl who travelled the world where she met lots of people and thoroughly enjoyed her life. We will miss her terribly.

"We would be very grateful if we could now be left alone to grieve with her family and friends."

BreakingBREAKING: Karen Buckley update

BBC Scotland News

Police Scotland has confirmed that a body discovered by officers at a farm north of Glasgow, is that of Irish student Karen Buckley.

Det Supt Jim Kerr said: "We cannot imagine the pain and suffering of Karen's family and friends and our thoughts are with them at this very sad and distressing time."

A 21 year-old man has been arrested as part of the investigation and is likely to appear at court tomorrow.

Karen Buckley missing
Police handout

Coming up...


BBC Radio Scotland

Catch all the latest news, sport and travel live with Laura Maxwell.

Newsdrive webpage

She'll have the details on the launch of the Scottish Conservatives manifesto and will be asking: should we be doing more to rescue migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean?

Listen live, from 16:00,


Fine end to the day


BBC Scotland Weather


A fine end to the day across the country, with plenty of warm evening sunshine. Perhaps just a very isolated shower across the Grampian and Perthshire areas.

Tonight will remain dry and clear in the west and the south, which will allow temperatures to fall to around freezing. Under cloudier skies, temperatures will hold up around 4-5C.

Paying their respects


Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan: Huge turnout at Turnbull Hutton's funeral today and 'Rockin' All Over The World was aptly played as we left the crematorium. #RIPTurnbull

Calm before the storm...


Tim Reid

Political correspondent, BBC News

The spin room for the #bbcdebate #ge2015 - will be much busier in a few hours.

Spin room

M77 delays


BBC Scotland Travel


M77 - Delays of an hour city-bound because of shed load between J4 Crookfur & J3 Nithsill Road.

Three held over Aberdeen drugs haul

Police in Aberdeen have seized cocaine and amphetamines worth £200,000.

The drugs were recovered during an operation in Rosehill Drive earlier today.

Two men aged 31 and 27; and a 19-year-old woman, are expected to appear at the city's Sheriff Court tomorrow in connection with the find.

Leaders claims...


Reality Check

Election 2015


@BBCRealityCheck tonight for live checks on the leaders' claims and soundbites during the
#BBCDebate #

Bin lorry driver in court

A council bin lorry driver has

appeared in court charged with causing the death of an elderly man in an electric wheelchair.

Stirling Sheriff Court

Scott Hamilton is accused of causing the death of 80-year-old Peter Wills by driving carelessly in a Stirling Council bin lorry near Dunblane.

The pensioner died at the scene of the crash in December last year.

Mr Hamilton, 43, made no plea or declaration during a private hearing at Stirling Sheriff Court.

Wildfire warning issued


SFRS and Scottish Wildfire Forum extend

#wildfire warning, particularly in East. More here -

Wildfire warning map

Maersk Oil UK unveils job cuts

Oil company Maersk has launched a consultation over a potential 50 job losses.

An oil rig in the North Sea (generic)

Maersk Oil UK said as well as releasing 19 contractors, between 30 and 35 onshore staff could be made redundant.

The firm said it was beginning the consultation and blamed the cuts on high operating costs and a lower oil price.

The announcement was made in Aberdeen on Thursday.

Killer Beggs to pay court costs

The man dubbed the 'Limbs in the Loch' murderer has been

ordered to pay the costs of a legal battle he fought against Scotland's information commissioner.

William Beggs, jailed for life in October 2001

William Beggs claimed Rosemary Agnew acted illegally over how she handled a freedom of information application he made from prison.

Last month, Lord Carloway ruled Ms Agnew had acted correctly.

The judge has now said Beggs has to pay the information commissioner's costs. They are thought to be several thousand pounds.

Museum staff strike update...

Staff at the National Museum of Scotland have walked out in a long running dispute over pay which will be followed by an all-day strike on Friday.

Full story


Strike 2015

Preview: Edinburgh v Dragons (Fri)

BBC Sport


Alan Solomons has made

seven changes to his Edinburgh starting XV for Friday's European Challenge Cup semi-final against Newport Gwent Dragons.

Captain Mike Coman and scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne are back in for the Murrayfield contest, while Jack Cuthbert replaces the injured Greig Tonks at full-back.

Taulupe Faletau takes on Edinburgh in April, 2014
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Dragons have made one starting change.

Prop Dan Way takes over at tight-head with Brok Harris switching to loose-head instead of Phil Price.

Price drops to the bench while Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau starts after returning to a starting spot in their Pro12 win over Leinster last weekend.

If Edinburgh progress they will be the first Scottish team to contest a European rugby final.

Head coach Solomons said: "This is a massive match for the team and the club. We are all aware of what is at stake and need to play accordingly."

Parties look at jobs and communities

Parties in Scotland have been talking about

jobs, young people and communities as they campaigned across the country.

Croft, plumber and pound coins

John Swinney has set out the SNP's "fair work" plans in Leith, while Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy met apprentices in Hamilton.

Campaigning in Inverness, the Scottish Liberal Democrats argued the SNP were "obsessed" with centralisation.

Meanwhile, the

Scottish Conservatives launched in Glasgow.

Officer with gun breached policy

A police officer in Inverness has been photographed

carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.

Armed police officer
Scottish Daily Mail

The officer was carrying a handgun in the railway station in Inverness on Tuesday as he walked through the main concourse.

Police Scotland said the officer had breached new force policy.

A spokesman said he had been reminded of the strict criteria about the issue.

£900 conman's nine years on the run

A conman who went

on the run for nine years after staging a £900 scam selling England tickets for the 2006 football World Cup, has handed himself in.

Sweden v England at the 2006 World Cup in Germany
Getty Images

Gary Nixon, 44, fled to Scotland after advertising tickets online for the Sweden v England match in Germany and said he could arrange accommodation.

But two victims from Ogmore Vale, Bridgend county, received nothing.

Nixon, of Dundee, admitted obtaining property by deception at Bridgend magistrates.

Nia James, prosecuting, said: "He left his home address in the south Wales area after realising he was in trouble and couldn't refund the money."

The court heard Nixon was forced to "beg and borrow" under false names when he lived in Fintry, Dundee.

Councillor denies 'letter warning'

A senior Aberdeen councillor has denied ever receiving a warning that a

controversial letter to council tax payers could break guidelines.

The letter

Willie Young was giving evidence at a Standards Commission hearing.

Mr Young drafted the letter that was eventually sent to Aberdeen council tax players in March last year, six months before the Scottish independence referendum.

It stated the city would be better now and in the future as part of the UK.

On the rails...


BBC Scotland Travel


The 13.42 Milngavie to Cumbernauld train will now start from Hyndland at 13.56 because of a signalling problem.