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  2. Councillors approve T in the Park plans
  3. Historic station destroyed by fire
  4. New record for Doig canoe painting
  5. Kevin Carroll murder trial begins

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Clydesdale credit rating 'likely' to be downgraded

Douglas Fraser

Business/economy editor, Scotland

Clydesdale Bank has been told it is likely to have its credit rating downgraded as a result of being de-merged from its Australian parent company.

Fitch, one of the big ratings agencies, has put the Glasgow-based lender on 'rating watch negative' because it will no longer have backing from Melbourne.

The National Australia Bank (NAB) announced last week that it intends to de-merge Clydesdale, which includes Yorkshire Bank.

If it gets approval from regulators, it will then float it on the stock market in London by the end of the year, while offering most shares to existing NAB shareholders.

Can MSPs block human rights reform?

The Scottish government says it will "robustly" oppose UK government proposals to change human rights laws, but can it block the reforms in Scotland?

The Scottish Parliament

Constitutional experts say the issue is not clear cut.

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Coming up tonight

Scotland 2015

BBC Two Scotland

Tonight at 10.30: we'll have a special report about the murder of Emma Caldwell from Glasgow & why no one was brought to trial #Scotland2015

We'll hear from Emma's family & the journalist who revisited the police investigation about the suspect that was never charged #Scotland2015

Also tonight, we'll have the latest analysis of Labour's woes in Scotland and of Tory/SNP clashes over the #HumanRightsAct #Scotland2015

Watch Scotland 2015 on BBC Two at 22:30, or online


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Reporting Scotland

Tune in for more news on the aftermath of the election, the Turner Prize and the destruction of The Old Royal Station at Ballater in a fire.

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Election 2015: More SNP announcements

As well as appointing a Westminster leader and deputy leader this afternoon, the SNP group meeting also confirmed that Angus MP Mike Weir will be chief whip - in charge of keeping party discipline among the 56-strong team.

56 SNP MPs in Westminster forecourt
Angus Robertson

It's not yet been decided who will chair the two committees the party is likely to get - though one of those committees is expected to be the Scottish Affairs committee.

Portfolios have also not yet been assigned but leader Angus Robertson said that would be announced in the coming days.

Tomorrow's weather

BBC Scotland Weather


Tomorrow, high pressure takes charge, resulting in a dry, settled day with lighter winds.

There will be a few showers initially tomorrow, around the Moray Firth and Grampian, but these will quickly die out.

It will then be a fine day with bright or sunny spells. Cloud will come and go through the day along western coasts, which will also get the best of the prolonged sunshine.

There will be temperature highs of 12 to 15 Celsius.

A cause for concern?


Douglas Fraser

Business/economy editor, Scotland

The name's Bond. Sovereign Bond. Why the market's being both shaken and stirred, by


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Election 2015: SNP Westminster executive


Tim Reid

Political correspondent, BBC News

New SNP MP Kirsten Oswald appointed to party's new exec at Westminster - Robertson is leader, Hosie is Deputy, Whiteford group sec

Election 2015: UNISON on Labour leadership

The trade union UNISON's political committee

has said the Scottish Labour party needs a "radical change" in approach.

However, it has stopped short of calling for Jim Murphy to resign as leader.

In a statement, the union said voters do not regard Mr Murphy as a "credible" messenger of Labour values. They also said it was "unprecedented" for a leader not to go after such a heavy election defeat.

The statement said union members did not want to initiate a process to force Mr Murphy out but "would not oppose" others who might want to do so.

Council workers guilty over bribes

Two Edinburgh City Council employees

have pleaded guilty to receiving tens of thousands of pounds worth of bribes from building company workers.

Charles Owenson, 62, and James Costello, 44, received bribes from ABC Ltd staff members Kevin Balmer, 52, and Brendan Cantwell, 44.

Edinburgh Council

For cash, the council workers helped award contracts to the Edinburgh firm.

The charges related to the maintenance of Edinburgh Council buildings between 2006 and 2010.

Election 2015: Robertson re-selected as Westminster leader

The Scottish National Party

has re-selected Angus Robertson as its leader at Westminster.

Last week's General Election saw 56 SNP MPs winning seats in the House of Commons - up 50 on its 2010 intake.

Angus Robertson

Mr Robertson, who has been the party's group leader at Westminster since 2007, was backed by deputy leader Stewart Hosie and former leader Alex Salmond.

The re-selection of Mr Robertson follows confirmation that the SNP is the Commons' official third party.

BBC Scotland Travel


Both the Tay Road Bridge and A90 Forth Road Bridge are closed to double deckers.

On the A1 at Old Craighall, there are queues southbound from the Edinburgh city bypass.

In Edinburgh, Drum Brae Drive is partially blocked by a breakdown at Hoseason Gardens. Traffic is slow in both directions..

In North Lanarkshire on the M8, there are eastbound queues on the exit for J6 Newhouse.

In Glasgow, on the M8 there's an accident eastbound at J15 Townhead blocking one lane. Traffic is very slow back toward Charing Cross. On the M74, traffic is slow southbound through the roadworks at J1A Polmadie Road. Meanwhile, at J10, there's been an accident which is now on the hard shoulder southbound but there are reports of some debris on the road here.

In the Borders, the A708 Selkirk to Moffat road is closed west of Selkirk at the Gordon Arms Hotel because of a fire. Police are directing traffic, which is slow moving in both directions.

Murray confirms he will play Italian Open

Andy Murray will look to extend his clay-court winning streak at the Italian Open after

confirming he will play in the tournament on Wednesday.

Andy Murray

The Briton had considered skipping Rome to rest ahead of the French Open, after winning back-to-back titles in Munich and Madrid over the last two weeks.

Murray, seeded third, will play Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday.

World number one Novak Djokovic returns on Tuesday after missing Madrid, while Roger Federer is seeded second.

Turner Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for this year's Turner Prize.

The 2015 exhibition is being staged at Glasgow's Tramway arts venue, with the winner of the £25,000 prize announced in the city in December.

Infrastruktur 2015 by artist Nicole Wermers
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Infrastruktur 2015 by artist Nicole Wermers features fur coats and designer chairs

Four artists are in contention for the prize, with works including a children's playground in the east end of Glasgow, a specially commissioned opera and fur coats hung on chairs.

Read more about those who have been nominated


Four men face UDA murder plot trial

Four men

have gone on trial in Scotland charged with attempting to murder two former leaders of the Loyalist terror group, the Ulster Defence Association.

Anton Duffy, 39, Martin Hughes, 36, Paul Sands, 31, and John Gorman, 58, deny having planned to kill Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair and Sam McCrory.

Giving evidence, Mr McCrory said he and Mr Adair would have been "huge scalps for dissident Republican groups".

The trial at the High Court in Glasgow, before Lady Scott, continues.

This evening's weather

BBC Scotland Weather


There will be a slow improvement in the weather this evening as today's showers die out across central, southern and eastern parts, but hold on across the Highlands, islands and northern isles. Elsewhere, there's a largely dry night to come with clear spells.

Temperature-wise, there will be lows in the north of around 5 to 8 Celsius. Further south, temperatures will be around 3 to 5 Celsius, and perhaps slightly lower for rural parts.

West to north-west winds will remain brisk for a time in the far north and northern isles before gradually easing off, but will stay strong across the northern isles until dawn.

Volunteer run speed watch 'working'

Fewer drivers have broken a 30mph speed limit through a village since its residents started monitoring motorists.

Using a lamppost-mounted speed monitor, volunteers in Culbokie on the Black Isle note the registrations of vehicles breaking the limit.

Hands on a car steering wheel

Letters from the police are sent to the motorists warning them of their driving behaviour.

Since the 12-week trial started,

1% instead of 10% of drivers have broken the speed limit.

Firefighters tackle hotel blaze

Firefighters from across the Borders and into Dumfries and Galloway

have been sent to a hotel blaze near Selkirk.

The fire broke out shortly after 14:00 at the Gordon Arms Inn in the Yarrow Valley.

Crews from Innerleithen, Selkirk, Galashiels and Moffat were sent to the scene.

Traffic management measures have been put in place around the hotel.

Full House

The SNP's Angus MacNeil


Don't think I have ever seen Westminster Hall so full and the only party here is the SNP :) #SNP56

Full hall of SNP MPs
Angus MacNeil

The only man for the job

The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell is a rare political breed given his status as the sole Scottish Conservative representative in the House of Commons.

David Mundell was given his new post by PM David Cameron

And that rarity now comes with special status as the 52-year-old has joined David Cameron's Downing Street Cabinet as Secretary of State for Scotland.

But how much do you know about this former lawyer, nicknamed Fluffy?

Read a profile of the man


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Nicôle Meehan from Glasgow took this picture on Saturday during a walk from Aberlady to Gullane. This is Aberlady bay, which she says she had all to herself and was glorious.

Aberlady beach
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Magennis hits out at conspiracy theorists

BBC Sport


Kilmarnock striker Josh Magennis says it is "false" for any conspiracy theorists to suggest his side and Ross County might see out a draw on the last day of the season if that result would keep them both in the Scottish Premiership.

Josh Magennis

The teams meet at Rugby Park in a fortnight , and if the gap between them and 11th placed Motherwell remains three points, a draw in the Kilmarnock match would leave Motherwell facing a relegation play-off.

But Magennis is adamant Killie are going "all out" to "win the last two games of the season", admitting their recent run of defeats is "simply not good enough" for a team of Kilmarnock's stature.

Rooney and Stokes called up

BBC Sport


Martin O'Neill has named the Celtic forward Anthony Stokes and Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney (pictured) in his provisional Republic of Ireland squad for next month's Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland in Dublin.

Adam Rooney

Rooney is the top scorer in Scottish football having hit 27 goals this campaign with his club. The former Ireland under 21 international has yet to win a senior cap for his country.

Stokes has been out of the Celtic side since the beginning of April, and has scored eight times this term.

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BBC Radio Scotland

Mhairi Stuart presents two and a half hours of news and sport.

On tonight's programme;

  • New questions emerge in the Emma Caldwell case, ten years after her body was found in woods in Lanarkshire.
  • Chancellor George Osborne arrives in Brussels to set out plans for reform of the EU ahead of a UK referendum.
  • Hundreds of workers at Subsea-7 in the north east of Scotland and at its London headquarters face possible job losses.

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School's tribute to crash death boy


head teacher of a primary school near Lockerbie has paid tribute to pupil Keir Millar who died after a stock car accident at the weekend.

Keir Millar
Raymond Henderson

The 11-year-old died in hospital on Monday following the crash at Lochgelly Raceway on Saturday.

Lynn McAulay-Sharp, of Tundergarth Primary, said he was a "very popular boy who made friends easily".

The head teacher said the thoughts of the school were with his family at this "extremely difficult time".

SNP leader


Tim Reid

Political correspondent, BBC News

SNP first parliamentary group meeting underway to choose Westminster leader (and new exec) though seems little doubt.

SNP MPs at Westminster

Aberdeen Uni expands into Korea

Aberdeen University has announced that it will open a campus in South Korea.

University of Aberdeen
Bill Harrison

The project - the first international campus to be opened by the university - will specialise in offshore-related disciplines, including masters courses in engineering and an MBA in energy management.

It is receiving funding from the Korean government and is expected to open in September next year.

New record for Doig canoe painting

An Edinburgh artist's painting of a canoe in a moonlit lagoon has fetched nearly $26m (£16.6m) at

a record-breaking auction in the US.

Peter Doig's Swamped

Peter Doig's Swamped was one of a number of works sold at Christie's auction house in New York.

Doig, who now lives in Trinidad, broke a personal record with his 1990 painting featuring vivid reds and yellows in a reflection on a lake.

The previous record for a Doig piece had been $18m (£11.5m).

Korean campus!


BBC Scotland's Business and Economy editor, Douglas Fraser


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Subsea 7 to cut up to 410 UK jobs

A global subsea engineering firm, which employs about 1,800 people in Aberdeen, has announced

plans to cut up to 410 UK jobs by the end of the year.

Subsea 7

Subsea 7 said proposed redundancies would affect staff and contractors at offices and sites in Aberdeen and the firm's London headquarters.

The company employs 13,000 people in 25 countries and plans to cut 2,500 jobs from its total workforce.

The decision comes as part of a cost reduction programme.

SNP to control two committees

The SNP will be given control of two Common's Select Committees as a result of their increase in numbers, sources say.

Parliamentary convention dictates that the official third largest party at Westminster gets to chair a number of select committees.

SNP MPs and Nicola Sturgeon outside Westminster

Now that the SNP has 56 MPs it has overtaken the Liberal Democrats as the third largest party.

The SNP is expected to take over the chairmanship of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee and another, yet to be decided.

Cyclist died after 'terrible clatter'

A cyclist fell with a "terrible clatter" after going over a speed bump,

a fatal accident inquiry has heard.

Dumfries Sheriff Court

Sheila Hyslop, 50, died from serious head injuries four days after the incident on Albert Road, Dumfries.

She was carrying telephone directories on her bicycle when the accident happened in March 2014.

Margaret McColl, 82, told the inquiry at Dumfries Sheriff Court that she saw Ms Hyslop travelling "quite fast" down a hill.

Police appeal over vulnerable man

Police have appealed for help in finding a vulnerable man who has gone missing in Inverness.

Craig Moverley, 46, was last seen in the Kinmylies and Charleston areas of the city at about 23:00 on Sunday.

Craig Moverley
Police Scotland

He is described as about 5ft 8in in height and of slim build. He has dark brown hair and a pony tail.

Police said Mr Moverley needs glasses and has problems with his balance which makes him appear to be intoxicated.

Jeweller murder charge man in court

A man has been accused of

murdering a Perthshire jeweller before digging a hole to hide the body.

Croft Park
Kingdom News

Nikola Zhulev appeared at Perth Sheriff Court on petition, charged with murdering Alan Gardner at his Balbeggie home between 19 and 23 April.

The 30-year-old is also accused of stealing jewellery and a credit card, along with Mr Gardner's car.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody. The case was continued for further examination.

Motorway 'drugs mule' is jailed

A man caught in

possession of 400,000 diazepam tablets has been jailed for 20 months.

Akmal Yaqub, 33, was found with the drugs on the northbound carriageway of the A74(M) near Beattock in April last year.

Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that the tablets had a street value of up to £200,000.

Yaqub, of Walsall in the West Midlands, admitted being concerned in the supply of diazepam at an earlier hearing.

Chequebook fraud duo jailed

Two men who carried out a series of cheque frauds across the north and east of Scotland

have been jailed.

Ronald Saunders and William Stewart used cheques from a stolen chequebook to buy a succession of cars and a Chihuahua dog.

Stewart and Saunders
ALAn Richardson

Cheques for a total of more than £25,000 were handed over in Dundee, Forfar, Aberdeen, Kinross, Muir of Ord, Fraserburgh, Inverness and St Andrews.

Saunders, 57, was jailed for 20 months, and Stewart, 54, for 34 months.

Aberdeen Council finance convener stands down

Aberdeen City Council's finance convener

has stepped down as secretary of the local Labour group.

Willie Young said his decision had nothing to do with the general election result.

Willie Young

He added that he had not been put under pressure to step down as secretary.

Mr Young said he was stepping aside to allow him to spend more time on his business work. He will continue as finance convener.

Government in Human Rights Act row

UK government plans to scrap the Human Rights Act would apply to Scotland,

the new Scottish secretary has said.

But the Scottish government said it would "robustly oppose" withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The European Court of Human Rights Strasbourg

The Scotland Act (1998) states all legislation passed by Holyrood must be compatible with the ECHR.

But David Mundell told BBC Scotland new legislation would apply north of the border.

Tram inquiry team seek feedback

The man in charge of the Edinburgh

tram inquiry has called for public feedback about the project.

Edinburgh Trams

Lord Hardie wants to hear from anyone affected by the failure to complete the tram network on time and on budget.

Residents and businesses are being asked to make written submissions.

Full details can be found at