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  1. Funeral for murdered student Karen Buckley
  2. Pupil prepare to sit new Highers
  3. Flight turns back after emergency
  4. Scots man scoops £7.8m lottery jackpot

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Murdered Karen 'too young to die'

Friends at

the funeral of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley have heard that she was "too young to die".

Mourners at Karen Buckley's funeral

Crowds gathered for the service at Analeentha in County Cork more than two weeks after Karen, 24, was killed in Glasgow.

Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Karen Buckley
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Ms Buckley's coffin was taken to her parish church in Analeentha

The mourners who packed the Church of St Michael the Archangel heard parish priest the Reverend Joe O'Keefe say that her death seemed "utterly inappropriate".

"Twenty-four years simply does not seem the right time to die - it does not seem to add up," he said.

Mourners at Karen Buckley's funeral

Scotland's Champions League finalist

BBC Sport


Calum Mallace hopes to catch the eye of Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, with

the 25-year-old on the verge of becoming a Champions League winner.

Montreal Impact star Calum Mallace
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Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact face Mexican outfit Club America in Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League final second leg.

For Mallace, born in Torphichen near Bathgate, it will be the biggest match of his career to date, with the tie poised at 1-1 after the first game.

"Every child in Scotland has dreamt of playing for their country and I'm no different," said Mallace.

Knifeman stabbed fiancée

A man who scarred his fiancée for life in a knife attack and threatened to kill her

has been jailed for almost six years.

Joshua Cantlon
Vic Rodrick

Joshua Cantlon used a blade to stab in the direction of Sian Fulton's neck but missed.

He did cut Ms Fulton several times and stabbed her in the right hand, leaving a permanent scar.

Cantlon, 21, from Broxburn, West Lothian, was on bail at the time for assaulting an ex-partner.

He was originally charged with two assaults and attempting to murder Ms Fulton. However, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Glasgow 2014 medal ceremony

Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's grand-daughter has presented medals in memory of his leadership skills to the Lord Provost of Glasgow and Lord Smith of Kelvin at the City Chambers.

Ian Watson

Alexandra Shackleton awarded the Shackleton Medals, on behalf of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS), for extraordinary citizenship and leadership during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty accepted the medal on behalf of the people of Glasgow. Lord Smith was recognised for his role as chairman of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.

It's rain in the main...

BBC Scotland Weather


Tonight: A fairly dry start to the evening ahead of sunset, with many showers fading away. However, soon after dark, a band of rain sweeps in across the country reaching most parts. It's rain for most with a little snow on the highest hills. Lows overnight around 2C to 4C for many.

Tomorrow: The overnight rain will still be with us along the north coast Aberdeenshire and up to Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney. Elsewhere, it's another day of bright spells and showers. A chilly start and a chilly day with afternoon highs of 9C to 12C. Shetland should be dry and sunny but cold with a brisk south easterly. Orkney and the far North stays wet for most of the day. By early evening, it dries up along the west coast and Hebrides with some evening sunshine but chilly in the a north east wind.

SPFL discusses free play-off entry

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland

The Scottish Professional Football League says the issue of clubs

planning to allow season ticket holders into play-off matches for free is "under active discussion".

Approximately 25,000 Rangers fans could get into Ibrox for nothing

Rangers may let their 25,000 season ticket holders into Ibrox for nothing in their Premiership play-offs.

If Motherwell are involved, they may do the same at matches at Fir Park.

This is against SPFL rules, although Hibernian were given permission to breach the rule last season.

A spokesman for the league said on Tuesday: "This matter is under active discussion and we expect to arrive at a definitive position in the next few days."

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Repireve for fishermen

Scotland's fishermen have been given more time to cope with a ban on throwing unwanted fish back into the sea.

fishing boats in harbour
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They have been given a two-year reprieve before facing penalties following a vote in the European Parliament.

An industry spokesman said it was a "very important" move towards a more workable system.

He denied it amounted to backsliding on a key conservation measure.

Driver who drove over OAP spared jail

A driver

who killed an 85-year-old woman by reversing over her has avoided a jail sentence.

Tahrir Waswas pleaded guilty to careless driving
Vic Rodrick

A sheriff ruled that it was not appropriate to jail mother-of-six Tahrir Waswas for causing Elizabeth Hossack's death by careless driving.

Instead, Sheriff Susan Craig sentenced the Jordanian national to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work within nine months under a community payback order.

She also disqualified Waswas, of Livingston, West Lothian, from driving for two years.

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John Cannon from Lanark took this picture in the Borders - a few miles from Tweedsmuir, looking northwest across the Talla Reservoir from Talla Linfoots.

Talla Reservoir
John D. Cannon

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Timetable for subsea cable

A subsea cable needed to carry electricity generated on the Western Isles to the mainland

could be constructed by December 2020.

Wind turbines

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission, a subsidiary of SSE, has set out a timetable for the interconnector.

It hopes to submit a needs case to the energy regulator Ofgem this year and start construction in 2017.

Western Isles local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has welcomed the timetable.

Bridge cables 'no cause for alarm'

A large rise in the number of

broken cables on the Forth Road Bridge is "no cause for alarm", according to Transport Minister Derek Mackay.

View from top of south tower of Forth Road Bridge

Acoustic monitoring software installed in 2006 has recorded a total of 93 cable breaks - but 24 of these have occurred in the past three months.

Mr Mackay told MSPs the cables "were perfectly fine in terms of carrying the bridge and the traffic on the bridge".

He said there would be a comprehensive investigation in May and June.

Scotland the brrrave


BBC Weather

Coldest night of the week on Thursday with a widespread #frost in the countryside.


Man held over child sex assault

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with

a sexual assault on a young child in the Muirhouse area Edinburgh.

Police said he had been charged under section 20 of the Sexual Offences Scotland Act 2009.

The incident took place in Pennywell Gardens on Tuesday 21 April.

The man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

How does Scotland work?

How much do you really know about modern Scotland? Take the quiz on the

How Scotland Works website.

How Scotland Works quiz

Episode 1 of How Scotland Works will be shown tonight at 21:00 on BBC Two Scotland.

Edinburgh Airport's new flight path

Edinburgh Airport has unveiled details of a five-month trial of

a new flight path for departing aircraft in a bid to increase capacity.

The trial route will take flights out along the river befoere climbing back over land
Edinburgh Airport

The Airspace Trial, which will begin on 25 June, will introduce a new Standard Instrument Departure (SID) route.

Airport bosses said the new route would allow aircraft to take off at one minute intervals.

They said it would allow the airport to maintain safe and sustainable growth without affecting punctuality.

Edinburgh is Scotland's busiest airport, with more than 40 airlines serving more than 100 destinations.

The new Standard Instrument Departure will be on trial until the end of November
Edinburgh Airport

Last year more than 10 million passengers passed through the airport, the busiest year ever for a Scottish airport.

Most of the time the flights take off west towards Newbridge into the prevailing wind.

The airport currently uses three SID€™ routes - known as Grice (which goes north), Gosam (which goes south west) and Talla (south).

The new route - Tutur - will see aircraft take off in a south westerly direction and turn right towards the River Forth, passing over West Lothian and to the east of Linlithgow.

Aircraft will climb as they fly above the river before flying back over land at approximately 13,000ft near Musselburgh racecourse in East Lothian.

Man cleared of Martin Toner murder

A former policeman has walked free from court after being cleared of murdering suspected drug dealer Martin Toner.

Martin Toner
Police Scotland

A jury at the High Court in Glasgow found the charge against 50-year-old Douglas Fleming not proven.

It was alleged that Mr Fleming had stabbed Mr Toner 12 times on the body and cut his throat at Gleddoch Estate, Renfrewshire, on 29 June 2004.

Widow pays thousands to dodgy workmen

An 86-year-old Moray widow has told how

she was forced to pay thousands of pounds to workmen after being cold-called.

Mary Brander
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Mary Brander, of the Bishopmill area of Elgin, paid £3,200 to have her small front garden laid with gravel.

Moray Council said a local contractor had since confirmed the true value of the work was hundreds, not thousands.

Mrs Brander, who uses a walking frame and wheelchair, said: "I just wouldn't want it to happen to anybody else."

'I can be top 50 again', says golfer Lawrie

BBC Sport


Former Open champion

Paul Lawrie believes he still has what it takes to get back to the top in golf.

Paul Lawrie

The Aberdonian has struggled with injury in the past two years and has now dropped to 334 in the latest rankings.

Lawrie was speaking at the launch of the European Tour match-play tournament that will carry his name at Murcar Links, near Aberdeen, this summer.

"I've still got the desire, I still want to win," he told BBC Scotland.

Trouble at the palace...


BBC Scotland Travel


#M9 Falkirk - Edinburgh. RTA near Linlithgow Palace at J3 blocking one lane traffic heading to Edinburgh, queuing for around a mile here.

GPs challenge health upgrade

A group of GPs have challenged

NHS Highland's planned changes to hospital provision in Skye and Lochalsh.

Dr Mackinnon Memorial Hospital
Richard Dorrell/Geograph

The health board's proposal to build a new hospital in Broadford and turn Portree Hospital into a smaller "spoke" unit has Scottish government approval.

Doctors at Portree Medical Practice said the move would be a downgrade rather than an upgrade of services.

NHS Highland said the GPs had misunderstood the terminology used to describe A&E and out-of-hours services.

How are the numbers looking, Ruth?

It's eyes down as Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson calls the numbers while campaigning at a bingo hall in Leith.

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Rat poison blamed for red kite death

Forensic tests have shown that a red kite found dead near Castle Douglas was

killed by rat poison.

Red kite

The bird was found on the B794 road near Townhead of Greenlaw in January and was first thought to have been struck and killed by a vehicle.

However, tests have now shown it had ingested a rodenticide poison - used in the control of mice and rats.

PC Simon Kennedy said the discovery highlighted the danger of this kind of poison to birds of prey.

Woman found injured in woods

Police in Stirling are appealing for information after a woman was found in the woods with unexplained injuries.


Officers said they believed the 30-year-old suffered

a number of injuries at some point between 22:00 on Saturday and 02:00 on Sunday in Bannockburn, in the area of Balfour Street and Randolph Crescent.

The woman, who is 5ft 6in tall and was wearing a black and white dress at the time, is thought to have blacked out in the area of the Bannock Burn.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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Join Mhairi Stuart and Bill Whiteford for all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

On tonight's programme she'll be bringing you the latest on the Nepalese earthquake, the last ditch efforts to halt the execution of eight foreign nationals convicted of drug trafficking in Indonesia, and the death of entertainer Keith Harris.



Developer plans newt underpass

A special

underpass for newts is being planned as part of proposals for a major housing development in North Lanarkshire.

Banks Property said the underpass would run under a new proposed link road for a 1,040-home development in Glenboig.

Great Crested Newt

The great crested newts would be relocated during the construction phase and then reintroduced to a nearby nature reserve.

Family butcher in £250,000 Asda deal

An Ayrshire-based family-run butcher

has secured a £250,000 deal to supply a supermarket chain with its new range of single portion pies.

Carlyn Paton with products

We Hae Meat, based at Cairnhill Farm, near Girvan, said the exclusive deal means its pies will be stocked in all 62 Asda stores across Scotland.

It employs more than 50 people and produces a range of meat products using beef sourced directly from the family farm.

Director Carlyn Paton said: ""Through the single portion pie range, we've given the Scotch pie a contemporary makeover, using the kind of flavours and fillings that we - as a young modern family - would like to eat."

Mourners told of "indescribable" hurt

Karen Buckley funeral

Mourners at a church in County Cork have been told of the "indescribable" hurt and pain wreaked on Karen Buckley's devastated family by an "utterly inappropriate" death.

The student's brothers placed by her coffin a photograph of her as a child starting school, her nursing uniform, and the dress she wore to her brother's wedding.

Parish priest Fr Joe O'Keeffe told mourners, led by her parents John, 62, and Marian, 61, and brothers Brendan, 32, Kieran, 28, and Damien, 27, that now was a time of tears.

Charlies launch Great Scottish Run

Boxer Charlie Flynn has launched the 2015 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run with veteran runner Charlie Docherty, 71.

Charlie Flynn and Charlie Docherty on the Clyde Arc
Jeff Holmes

Flynn, who shot to fame during the Commonwealth Games, has never taken part in an organised run before but his namesake, Docherty, has participated in every Great Scottish Run since the event began in 1982.


Great Scottish Run will be held on Sunday 4 October.

Murphy pledges 100,000 new homes

Election 2015

The Scottish Labour leader says his party would build 100,000 new high quality homes and would work hard to cap energy prices.

Jim Murphy was campaigning in Glasgow where he visited a building site.

Jim Murphy speaking at an election event
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He said many Scots were not feeling the economy growing and that his party would build a fairer Scotland.

Funeral held for Karen Buckley

Hundreds of mourners have gathered in County Cork for the

funeral of Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Glasgow earlier this month.

The service is being held at St Michael the Archangel church in Analeentha, Mallow, in north Cork.

The funeral mass

Ms Buckley moved to Glasgow in February to study occupational therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. She lived in the city's Garnethill area.

Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Fire service braced for further cuts

Scotland's chief firefighter Alastair Hay, has said he is looking at "all options" to save money.

His comments come after it emerged the service was facing an annual funding gap of £48.2m.

Fire engine

Since 2012/13, when Scotland's eight brigades were merged into one, funding fell by £31.5m while running costs rose by £16.7m.

The Fire Brigades Union said it feared there would be fewer firefighters and local stations as a result.

The Scottish government said it was committed to protecting frontline fire services but that no decisions on future budgets could be made until a UK wide spending review.

Warriors sign Johnson and Peterson

BBC Sport


Glasgow Warriors have signed

Australian centre Sam Johnson and USA international lock Greg Peterson until May 2017.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend

Both players will sign two-year contracts with the Pro12 side, subject to visas and medicals.

Johnson, 21, will join from the Queensland Reds while Peterson, 24, arrives from Leicester Tigers.

"Both will be great additions to our squad next season," said Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend.

Two oil firms issue job warnings

Two more oil and gas companies

are set to make scores of job losses amid the industry "downturn".


Petrofac said consultations with workers were ongoing both on and offshore.

And Amec Foster Wheeler said it was consulting on about 100 onshore posts in Aberdeen.

It comes after Wood Group PSN said on Monday it expected to make about 80 redundancies after it launched a consultation with about 380 staff.

Charities launch Nepal quake appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in Scotland has launched

an appeal to help survivors of the Nepal earthquake.

The Scottish appeal was launched in Edinburgh

Money raised will support DEC members attempting to reach families affected by Saturday's quake which struck west of the capital Kathmandu.

The death toll has risen above 5,000 and is expected to rise much higher, with millions of people affected.

Donations are being accepted via

the DEC website and the 24-hour donations line 0370 60 60 900.

Skin cancer cases rise by a third

Cases of skin cancer in Scotland have increased by more than 30% in the past decade,

according to latest NHS figures.


There were 1,172 diagnoses of melanoma in 2013, making it the sixth most common cancer.

Lung cancer remains the most common, accounting for 17% of all cases, followed by breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

More than 31,000 people in Scotland were diagnosed with cancer in 2013.

SPFL could be set for new sponsor

BBC Sport


Scottish Football could be set for

a new league sponsor ahead of the new season.

Celtic's Adam Matthews (left) and Aberdeen's Niall McGinn

Amid speculation that a deal is close, the Scottish Premier Football League have told BBC Scotland that "talks are ongoing" to secure a new backer for the four divisions.

SPFL also say they are "hopeful of an announcement being made in time for next season."

The league has been without a sponsor for the past two seasons.



BBC Scotland Travel


Newton Mearns, #M77 has a lane closure southbound at J5 Maidenhill for roadworks. The cones will be removed at 4pm in time for rush hour.

Your views...wolf whistling

Pauline McLean sits in for John Beattie

BBC Radio Scotland

Pauline is taking your calls on whether or not wolf whistling should be considered sexual harassment.

  • Davie, Bo'ness: I drove for a Grangemouth Timber firm in the nineties. Company drivers were issued with new uniforms. The feminine colour brought on wolf whistles from certain MALE individuals within building sites, especially. Guess where the uniform ended up?
  • Barney, Neilston: Generally wolf whistles are just a bit of harmless fun - at least the 'wolves' aren't growling! As a guy, what is REALLY frightening is to come across a predatory pack of female hyenas on a hen night in Newcastle.
  • Mo, Edinburgh: Wolf whistling is aggressive and unwanted usually. The building trade needs to address it through advice and education or risk their company reputation.
  • Ian, Torrence: MADNESS . PC gone mad! Offence??? Wolf whistles doesn't hurt. Folk should calm down.