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Summary

  1. Man jailed over fatal Glasgow hit-and-run
  2. SNP suspensions over Murphy protest
  3. E-cigarettes under-18 ban proposed
  4. Fatal Accident Inquiry law debated
  5. Army sergeant from Glasgow guilty of sex attacks

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That's all from the Scotland Live team for today. We'll be back tomorrow from 07:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from around Scotland.

Kai's new owner backs SSPCA rehoming campaign

Aileen Clarke

BBC Scotland

I've been to meet rescue dog Kai and his new owner Ian Russell who are backing an SSPCA campaign to find a new home for the hundreds of animals in the charity's care.

Rescue dog Kai with new owner Ian Russell
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The shar-pei cross was abandoned at a railway station earlier this year but has since settled well into his new life.

Watch the report here.

Alex Salmond's 'Solero girl' found

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Mission accomplished: we've tracked down Salmond's Solero girl...in Australia.

Image as it appeared on the Herald newspaper website
The Herald

It is the mystery that has dominated Scottish politics for months, inspired artwork and even sparked a copycat photo-op with Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson.

But now the identity of 'Solero girl', as she has come to be known since the photograph went viral after resurfacing on irreverent website Buzzfeed, and the inside story of that picture can finally be revealed.

Read the full story here..

Fight for votes enters last 48 hours

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VIDEO: The political parties are into the last two days of campaigning ahead of the general election.

Parties continue campaigning with juts two days of election campaigning left
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Watch BBC Scotland's Julie Peacock report on the fight for votes in Scotland ahead of polling day.

Army sergeant guilty of sex attacks

An Army sergeant has been

found guilty of 13 sex attacks on seven female recruits.

Edwin Mee from Glasgow
PA

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court convicted 46-year-old Edwin Mee from Glasgow of 10 sexual assaults, two rapes and one count of assault.

He was cleared of three charges. Jurors are still considering four counts of sexual assault and one of rape.

The attacks took place in 2010 and 2011. Mee denied all 21 charges against him.

Airport staff vote for pay deal

Prospect union members working for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (Hial)

have voted to accept an offer on their terms and conditions.

Aircraft at Barra's beach airport
BBC

More than 120 security staff held a 48-hour strike in April which led to the closure of Dundee Airport.

Hial's other 10 sites continued to operate during the action.

The union members have voted 95% in favour of an offer to harmonise their terms and conditions over the next 20 months.

Sign Language bill

A bill to promote the use of British Sign Language in Scotland has passed it's first parliamentary stage.

MSPs voted to allow the principles of the bill to be examined further.

It was introduced by Labour member Mark Griffin with a view to establishing a national plan for the language.

TweedLove bike festival programme unveiled

The

full programme of events has been unveiled for a two-week biking festival around Peebles and the Tweed Valley.

TweedLove bike festival
Ian Linton

TweedLove, which runs from 16 May to 1 June this year, says it "embraces almost every aspect of cycling".

The highlight this year is the Enduro World Series mountain bike race.

Organisers said that, with more than 30 other events available, there should be something suitable for either the "elite global athlete or someone who is just learning to ride a bike."

Neilson extends three Hearts contracts

Hearts have

extended the contracts of Billy King, Gary Oliver and Robbie Buchanan ahead of next season's Scottish Premiership campaign.

Hearts contracts
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King, 20, and Buchanan, 19, have signed on for two more years, while Oliver has added an extra 12 months to his deal.

Winger King made 33 appearances as Hearts won the Scottish Championship, scoring nine goals.

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Suspended protesters 'crossed the line'

Laura Bicker

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

The protest in Glasgow "crossed the line" Nicola Sturgeon tells the BBC News Channel, after saying two SNP members were now suspended.

E-cigarettes under-18 ban proposed

A ban on the

sale of electronic cigarettes to under-18s is to be included in new legislation proposed by the Scottish government.

Girl smoking electronic cigarette
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Public health minister Maureen Watt said the measure would be taken forward in a Health Bill, to be introduced later this year.

It will also make it an offence for an adult to buy e-cigarettes for a minor.

The bill would also make the smoking of tobacco in the vicinity of hospital buildings a statutory offence.

Newcastleton cannabis farm charges deserted

Four people have walked free after

charges of running a cannabis farm in the Scottish Borders were deserted.

Plants and drugs to the value of £30,000 were seized following a police raid on a remote property at Whisgills Farm near Newcastleton last July.

Mattias Berry, 45, Shelby Gilligan, 22, and Wayne Chadwick, 42, all from Manchester and Peter Leicester, 68, of Bury, had denied producing the drug.

Procurator Fiscal Graham Fraser said the Crown was deserting the case.

Nicola Sturgeon: Q&A

Tune into the BBC News Channel now to see SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon answering your questions.

Nicola Sturgeon does Q and A on BBC News Channel
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You can also watch live online

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Driver gives evidence at Galashiels crash inquiry

An

inquiry has heard evidence from a driver who witnessed a crash which claimed the life of a man from south Wales working on the Borders Railway.

Selkirk Sheriff Court
Kim Traynor

Huw Jenkins, 54, of Tonmawr, died following the incident on the A7 near Galashiels, last May.

Alastair Brearley, 67, told the hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court how an HGV went into the back of a tractor and trailer being driven by Mr Jenkins.

The inquiry into his death continues.

Plans for Edinburgh TV and film studio

Plans have been submitted for a film and television complex on the southern outskirts of Edinburgh.

Developers PSL Land said they hoped the 86 acre site at Straiton would host a world-class production facility, film academy with student residence, visitor attraction and hotel.

Artists view of plans for film and TV complex to be built on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
BBC

The plans also include eight sound stages up to 70ft tall.

Keppie Design has designed the studio, which is planned for a site about four miles south of the city.

Hospital wards reopen after norovirus

Four wards at a city hospital that had been temporarily closed to new admissions due to a norovirus outbreak

have now been reopened.

Raigmore Hospital in Inverness
BBC

Wards 2C, 3A, 5C and 7C at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness were affected by the outbreak which started last month.

Actor Gosling's tribute to Scots filmmaker

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Actor Ryan Gosling has paid tribute to a young Scottish filmmaker by finally eating his cereal.

Ryan Gosling eats cereal
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Ryan McHenry, who lived in Glasgow, made internet videos of himself trying to feed spoonfuls of cereal to clips of the Hollywood star. The series went viral.

After hearing of the filmmaker's death at the weekend, following a battle with bone cancer, Gosling uploaded a video of himself actually eating cereal and said his heart goes out to Mr McHenry's family and friends.

Accident on M876

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Falkirk - M876 road traffic accident blocking one lane southbound between J1 Checkbarr and M80. Conditions poor here with the rain and surface water.

Weather update

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This evening will continue to become drier and brighter over southern Scotland, gradually brightening up across the Central Lowlands and drying up for the Northeast.

Showers will spread into the west mainly affecting Argyll and Galloway.

The persistent rain will continue to affect the far north, extending into Shetland.

Windy in the far north tonight with strong winds for coastal parts of the north and northwest, touching gale force over the isles at times this evening. Lows of around 5 to 7 celsius.

Car pulled from water in Inverness

A car found submerged at Muirtown Locks in Inverness

has been recovered from the water.

Car recovered from water
Police Scotland

Police were alerted to the red Vauxhall Cavalier on Monday evening by a diver carrying out maintenance to a boat.

It was understood the driver and passenger seats of the vehicle were empty.

Police Scotland said the car appeared to have been in the water a "long time".

Anyone for head tennis?

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Chris McLaughlin

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Check out @MotherwellFC's answer to Chelsea's head tennis

here.

Video on the BBC Sport Scotland page of the Motherwell head tennis
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Second SNP member suspended

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Tim Reid

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SNP suspend 2nd member over Glasgow protest yesterday. James Scott under "administrative suspension" pending investigation #ge2015

Man tells of Nepal earthquake rescue

A Scottish man who was

stranded at a Himalayan monastery by the earthquake in Nepal has told of his rescue.

Nepal earthquake
Reuters

Stephen Mulhearn was the tour guide with a group of eight Britons who were airlifted to safety several days after the remote monastery was cut off by landslides.

Mr Mulhearn, who is from Callander, said the group had been "very lucky".

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake is now known to have killed more than 7,500 people, and injured more than 14,500.

Nicholl resigns as Cowdenbeath boss

BBC Sport

Scotland

Jimmy Nicholl has resigned as Cowdenbeath manager after relegation from the Scottish Championship.

The 59-year-old Northern Irishman's side were leapfrogged by both Livingston and Alloa Athletic on the final day of the season.

Jimmy Nicholl
SNS Group Kenny Smith

Cowdenbeath finished bottom after a 3-0 defeat away to the Wasps.

Chairman Donald Findlay said: "It is with regret that

I have today accepted the resignation of Jimmy Nicholl as manager of Cowdenbeath.

Driving ban for A9 bike crash driver

A man who admitted causing a crash that left

two people on a motorbike seriously injured has been banned from driving for three years.

Christopher Thornton, 36, from Bridge of Allan, has also been sentenced to a maximum of 300 hours of unpaid work.

His car struck a bike carrying Malcolm Traquair and Ruth Keighley, of Bearsden, on the A9 near Kingussie.

Ms Keighley, 63, spent 16 months in hospital following the crash on 23 August 2013.

SNP suspend protester after Murphy demo

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The SNP has suspended one of the

protesters involved in yesterday's scuffles in Glasgow at a Labour rally.

A spokesman has confirmed that Piers Doughty-Brown, who confirmed to the BBC that he was an SNP member shortly after taking part in the protests, has been suspended pending an investigation into his actions.

Jim Murphy was confronted by protesters in Glasgow.
PA

Mr Doughty-Brown was one of those who interrupted speeches and a walkabout by the Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and the comedian Eddie Izzard.

The SNP said they had nothing to do with the protest and the party leader Nicola Sturgeon yesterday condemned the actions of those involved.

Relatives in fatal accident call

Campaigners have called on MSPs to ensure

fatal accident inquiries (FAI) are held more quickly to ease the pain of relatives.

Lord Cullen
BBC

Holyrood's justice committee heard of families having to wait up to seven years before learning an FAI would not be held.

The committee was taking evidence on legislation to reform the FAI system, based on a 2009 review by Lord Cullen.

The judge told MSPs it would not be "wise" to hold an FAI before a trial.

Jags should target top six - Lawless

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland

Partick Thistle midfielder Steven Lawless reckons they should have aspirations for a

top-six Scottish Premiership finish next season.

Partick Thistle's Steven Lawless
SNS

The Glasgow outfit guaranteed their top-flight status by beating St Mirren, but Lawless wants them to aim higher.

"I think this year we feel a bit like we've under-achieved," the 24-year-old Lawless told BBC Scotland.

"If we can keep the majority of the boys and maybe add one or two then I'm sure we can look up."

Care home closed down

A struggling care home in Rosemarkie in the Highlands has been closed down by its owners.

Man's hands
BBC

Serious failings were identified by the Care Inspectorate at Marine House in November 2013.

An improvement notice was lifted earlier this year, but the inspectorate said they were continuing to work with the operators RDS Healthcare.

The firm had earlier given formal written confirmation giving 13 weeks notice that the home would be closing.

There were 16 people at the home and NHS Highland found accommodation for them elsewhere.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Q&A

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Have you got a question for Nicola Sturgeon? She'll be on live on the BBC News Channel at 17:30 to answer your questions.

Nicola Sturgeon
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You'll also be able to watch the Q&A live

online.

Candidate warned over claymore ban

Musician Jesse Rae has been told he will

not be allowed into polling stations or the election count in the Borders if he carries his claymore.

Jesse Rae
Ian Rutherford

The 63-year-old is rarely seen in public without the 5ft sword as well as steel helmet and tartan outfit.

He is standing as an Independent against six other candidates in the

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency.

Midfielder McBride exits Dundee

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Scotland

Midfielder Kevin McBride has left Dundee, with the club saying the exit was "

by mutual consent".

Kevin McBride in action for Dundee
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The 33-year-old only made seven appearances this season and has not played since December.

McBride has made 72 appearances since joining Dundee in 2012 and has twice helped the Dark Blues win promotion.

But Aberdeen midfielder Nicky Low, Falkirk striker Rory Loy and Alloa Athletic left-back Daryll Meggatt are to move to Dens Park this summer.

Carlyle film to open film festival

Movie star

Robert Carlyle's directorial debut film is to open the Edinburgh International Film Festival, it has been announced.

Robert Carlyle
Ivon Bartholomew

The Legend of Barney Thomson will open the 69th year of the festival on Wednesday 17 June.

The film, which stars Carlyle alongside Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone, will receive its world premiere at the start of the 12-day festival.

Mark Adams, the new artistic director of EIFF, said he was "thrilled".

Living standards

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Living standards up; living standards down.

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Here's how people feel about their

own financial situation.

Store chain 'to create 350 new jobs'

Retailer Watt Brothers has announced plans to create

350 new jobs by opening six new stores and expanding three others over the next few years.

Watt Brothers store in Glasgow
Watt Brothers

The company currently employs 500 people at premises in Glasgow, Robroyston, Livingston, Ayr, Clarkston, Hamilton, Lanark and Clydebank.

The expansion plans include new stores in Port Glasgow and Irvine, while other locations are "in negotiation".

Existing stores in Clarkston, Ayr and Livingston will also be enlarged.

Today's Reporting Scotland

On today's programme:

  • Another former Gordonstoun pupil contacts police over allegations of historical sexual abuse
  • The latest from the general election campaign trail
  • Man sentenced over hit and run in Maryhill last November
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