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  1. Trident sailor to hand himself in
  2. New hearing in bin lorry crash probe
  3. Employers 'not paying living wage'
  4. Unite boss hits back at Murphy
  5. Permanent jobs growing at slow rate
  6. Seals 'compromise' cod recovery plan

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Join us tomorrow from 07:00 when we'll be back with all the latest news, sport and weather from across the country.

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'Warriors deserve award'

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Gregor Townsend says

being named Pro12 coach of the year is a reflection of the hard work of everyone connected to Glasgow Warriors.

Townsend, who has guided Warriors to the top of the table this season, said everyone from the coaching staff to the analysts had played their part.

Gregor Townsend

"It also reflects what the players have done this season as they are the guys who ultimately win games," he said. "Everyone has put in a lot of work."

Warriors secured 16 Pro12 victories this season to set up a semi-final against Ulster on Friday.

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SNP calls for trident investigation

The new MP for Argyll and Bute has called for a full investigation into

allegations made by a Royal Navy submariner about security and safety over the Trident nuclear fleet.

William McNeilly

The SNP's Brendan O'Hara has written to the defence secretary asking for an immediate inquiry and for the findings to be made public to reassure local residents.

Able Seaman William McNeilly posted material online claiming the Falsane based weapon system was a "disaster waiting to happen".

Man charged with Grace Kissell murder

A 41-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a 33-year-old childcare worker in Renfrewshire last week.

Grace Kissell's body was found by police at the house in Cowal Drive, Linwood, at about 14:30 on Thursday.

Grace Kissell

John Haugen, of Cowal Drive, was accused of striking Ms Kissell on the head and body repeatedly with a knife.

He made no plea or declaration when he appeared on petition at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Man in court over bus 'joyride'

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with stealing and driving away a bus from an Aberdeen depot.

Hans Reid appeared at the city's sheriff court after the bus was

taken from Aberdeen Bus Station on Saturday night.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The charges included theft and culpable and reckless driving. He was also charged with a number of road traffic offences.

Kerr expected to lead city council

Edinburgh Council has announced its preferred candidate to succeed outgoing chief executive Dame Sue Bruce.

Andrew Kerr, below, is expected to leave his current post with Cornwall Council and take up the £160,000 a year role later this year.

Andrew Kerr
Cornwall Council

Councillors will be asked to ratify the recommendation at a meeting in 10 days time.

Mr Kerr, who once represented Great Britain as a 400 metres runner, began his career with the district council in home town of Falkirk.

Trafficking arrests

Reevel Alderson

Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland

Two people have been arrested by Police Scotland during an operation into human trafficking.

It follows a series of raids on properties across the country, part of the operation codenamed Wolfberry.

It is understood that eight people were recovered following searches of addresses in the Fife, Tayside, Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway areas.

The 44-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman are expected to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Crime money funds youth projects

More than £600,000 seized from criminals is being used to fund youth projects across Scotland, as part of the Scottish government's CashBack for Communities programme.

YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, has awarded £625,000 to a variety of projects.

Children playing football

The CashBack scheme takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities for young people who could be at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.

Meet Neigh-mar

A Scottish premier league football club has

scored on social media with a picture of a sombrero-wearing pony.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC posted the photograph with the message: "Ahead of our European campaign next season, delighted to announce our new signing Neigh-mar".

Tweet from Inverness Caledonian Thistle

The pun is a reference to Brazilian footballer Neymar.

Neigh-mar's real name is Indy, a 16-year-old Miniature Shetland owned by the club accountant's daughter.

Via Twitter


James Cook

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

Police say they "attended" at addresses in Fife, Tayside, Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway re human trafficking on Friday.

Tonight's weather

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A showery evening to come, clearing later in most places. A chilly night to come, with temperatures dropping to 3C under clear skies.

Policeman admits careless driving

A police officer

has admitted to driving carelessly after an accident on the A82 along Loch Ness.

Stuart Rowe, 50, and a colleague were taking a prisoner from Fort William to Inverness on 16 August 2013.

It was alleged that a car driver coming the other way swerved after Rowe sought to overtake a bus near Invermoriston. The car and police van did not collide.

At Inverness Sheriff Court he was fined £300 and given three penalty points on his licence.

Trafficking arrests


James Cook

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

Police Scotland: man, 44 and woman, 35 charged with human trafficking and related offences. Police won't say where they were detained.

Via Twitter


James Cook

Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

Eight human trafficking victims "recovered" in Scotland. Police won't say where, how old, whether male or female or how they are now.

Police respond to Arches concerns

As we reported earlier,

more than 25,000 people have signed an online petition to reinstate the late nightclub licence at the Arches venue, following a ruling by Glasgow Licensing Board that the venue must close at midnight.

Petition to reverse Arches decision

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "We strive to ensure licensed premises maintain a safe environment, free from violence, disorder, drug taking and excessive levels of drunkenness, all of which can endanger people.

"Our aim is always to work closely with licence holders to uphold the law and provide a safe environment for their patrons to enjoy alcohol responsibly.

"Where breaches of licensing legislation occur we will take appropriate action and record and report this to the local licensing authority."

Family affair

Jacqui Traquair from Portobello took this great shot of a family of swans at the town's Friggate Park.

Jacqui Traquair

She said the gull at the top the picture had just been given a serious telling off by the female for getting too close to the cygnets.

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Analysis: Scottish Labour leadership

Glenn Campbell

Political correspondent, BBC Scotland

Given that elections to the Scottish Parliament are less than a year away, the new Scottish Labour leader will almost certainly be an MSP.

The danger of leading Labour to another defeat is one reason the party's deputy leader, Kezia Dugdale, may want to think carefully before putting her name forward.

If she does, she will not face a challenge from the party's finance spokeswoman, Jackie Baillie or the rural affairs spokeswoman, Sarah Boyack.

The BBC understands they have both ruled themselves out and that it is "very unlikely" that health spokeswoman, Jenny Marra, will be a candidate.

It is possible that Labour's social justice spokesman, Ken McIntosh will stand - he previously ran against Johann Lamont.

Ms Dugdale has yet to make any comment on whether or not she'll go for the leadership, but at this stage, she appears to be the clear favourite for the job.

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Woman attacked at railway station

British Transport Police want to

trace a woman who attacked a female passenger at Paisley Gilmour Street station.

British Transport Police jacket

The suspect verbally abused a couple after they bumped into each other at about 12:10 on Saturday.

She followed them to platform three and pushed the 32-year-old victim, who suffered a cut to her hand.

The woman is described as about 5ft 6in tall, with wavy ginger hair tied up in a bun. She was wearing a green canvas jacket and dark blue jeans.

'Altercation' on A9

Police have appealed for witnesses to what they have described

as an altercation involving up to 10 people at the side of the A9.

Members of the public have reported seeing the large group of men and women near the Highland Deephaven Industrial Estate at Evanton at 12:00 on Saturday.

A green Vauxhall Corsa and a white Transit van were also parked by the side of the road.

The incident was over when police arrived at the scene.

Free pass for bus stop cockerel

A cockerel found at a bus stop in an Aberdeen suburb has been

given its own pass.

Decker gets bus pass

A member of the public had spotted the bird in Maryculter and took it to the Scottish SPCA rescue centre in Drumoak, where the name Decker was chosen.

The local bus operator, First Aberdeen, has now stepped in to sponsor the bird's care.

It has also presented the white cockerel with its own personalised bus pass.

Murray 'amazed' at Mauresmo criticism

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Andy Murray says he was "amazed" by the

level of criticism his appointment of Amelie Mauresmo as coach attracted.

Andy Murray and Amelie Mauresmo
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The Scot, 28, became the first leading male player to employ a female coach when he hired the Frenchwoman.

"I was very surprised at the amount of criticism she received for each loss I had," Murray said. "I couldn't believe the negativity towards her personally."

World number three Murray employed Mauresmo, who won two Grand Slam titles and 25 WTA titles, last June after previous coach Ivan Lendl quit three months earlier.

SNP leader addresses House

Tim Reid

Political correspondent, BBC News

The SNP's Westminster leader Angus Robertson has made his first speech in parliament as leader of third largest party.

Angus Robertson, SNP Leader in Westminster

He told the house: "The SNP has returned with a great many more members, we represent 56 of Scotland's 59 constituencies. We will have our voice heard."

"We look forward to making Scotland's voice heard. We look forward to opposing austerity and we will resolutely oppose the renewal of trident.

"We will have our voice and we will play our full and fair part."

Mr Robertson's joke at "fairness" for the smaller parties - the Lib Dems and the sole Scottish Tory and Labour MPs - did not go down too well.

From the House of Commons

Tim Reid

Political correspondent, BBC News

Speaking as the House of Commons resumes after the election, Prime Minster David Cameron says: "I know we have our differences across the house but hope this will be a one nation parliament.

"I hope we can bring the countries of our UK together"

This is the first mention in this parliament of new powers for Scotland and new const settlement for England.

Music to our ears

A long-term study has

praised the impact of "Big Noise" orchestra schemes in Stirling and Govanhill.

Big Noise children's orchestra

Researchers from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health said the orchestra projects were helping change the lives of children and strengthen communities.

Stirling's orchestra,

based in Raploch since 2008, works with 470 local children from toddlers to teenagers.

The research team said the projects had the potential to "significantly enhance participants' lives in the long term".

Glasgow sign Fijian Naiyaravoro

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Glasgow Warriors have signed Fijian winger Taqele Naiyaravoro from the New South Wales Waratahs,

subject to a visa and medical.

Fijian winger Taqele Naiyaravoro
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The 6ft 5in winger, who weighs 19st, will join the Pro12 semi-finalists this summer on a three-year contract at the end of the Super Rugby season.

Naiyaravoro, 23, played rugby union in Fiji but switched to rugby league at 19 before reverting back.

He said he was looking forward to a move to Scotland and a "new challenge".

Gun claim at UDA murder plot trial

One of four men accused of plotting to kill two former UDA leaders in Scotland

allegedly asked a man if he could obtain a gun, a court has heard.

Former drug addict Blair Bell gave a statement to police in 2013 in which he said Paul Sands asked him about a gun.

But in a second interview he said he was not sure if Mr Sands, or another man who was present, had asked him.

Mr Sands, Anton Duffy, Martin Hughes, and John Gorman, deny plotting to kill Johnny Adair and Sam McCrory.

Strachan unfazed by Qatar friendly

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has declined to be drawn on the

ethics of playing Qatar in a friendly.

The game at Easter Road on 5 June will be played amid

controversy surrounding the treatment of workers on Qatar's World Cup 2022 infrastructure.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

Strachan said he was appreciative that Qatar were playing the Scots ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland eight days later.

"This is not the time for me to talk about politics," he added.

Journalists were arrested and held in Qatar recently

while filming a documentary on conditions facing migrant workers ahead of the World Cup in 2022.

Qatari officials said the arrests in March were made because the TV crew did not have permission to film in the country - not because of the content.

Why does it always rain on me?


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Low pressure's to blame for today's #rain and #wind. It's in no rush to leave, so more #downpours for some tomorrow.

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Man chased doctor around car park

A drug overdose patient who

chased a doctor around a hospital car park has been jailed for a year.

Dundee Ninewells hospital
Val Vannet

Christopher Harrison, of Lincolnshire, was taken to Dundee's Ninewells Hospital on 22 April after he was found slumped in an alleyway in the city.

The 24-year-old, who had been released from prison the previous day, shouted abuse at doctors and chased a consultant out of the building.

He also admitted assaulting two police officers who tried to restrain him.

Parliament resumes after election

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SNP MPs take their seats as the House of Commons elects a Speaker.

The scene from the House of Commons

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Retail ombudsman extended to Scotland

An independent body which aims to settle disputes between consumers and retailers has had its powers extended to include Scotland.

People shopping
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The Retail Ombudsman (TRO) scheme, formed in England and Wales in January, is funded by companies paying membership fees ranging from £100 to £2,600.

Chief Ombudsman Dean Dunham said: "TRO is now the dominant alternative dispute resolution scheme in the UK for the retail sector and the only one to be officially authorised by government to carry out this function.

"We are delighted to be able to help retailers and consumers in Scotland to resolve their disputes quickly, simply and cheaply."

'The man to beat'

Sir Jackie Stewart has recalled how Jim Clark was

"the man to beat" when he started his Formula One career 50 years ago.

The motor racing legend was speaking in the Borders at the weekend at an event celebrating the Berwickshire farmer's achievements.

Jim Clark

Sir Jackie said Clark had been a "very good friend" and would have been his second son's godfather but for the crash which claimed his life in 1968.

The event was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the season in which Clark became the only man to win both the F1 and Indy 500 titles in the same year.

Concern for missing woman

Police say they are concerned for the safety of a 61-year-old woman who is missing from a holiday lodge in Perthshire.

Susan McLean was last seen at the lodging in Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, at 18:30 on Sunday.

She is described as 5ft 8in, with short fair hair and green eyes.

She was wearing a black and grey jacket and beige trousers.

Bain gets first Scotland call-up

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Gordon Strachan has called up Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain to the Scotland squad for the

friendly with Qatar and the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in June.

Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain
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Also in the 26-man squad are Stoke City midfielder

Charlie Adam and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, both of whom have been in impressive form of late.

Strachan has also included Celtic's versatile Charlie Mulgrew.

He returned from a five-month lay-off with a knee injury on Friday.

Griffiths has scored 13 goals in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Behind the scenes


Glasgow City Halls currently being set up for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's #tenpieces school concerts. Check out the big screen!

Glasgow City Hall

A winning location?

Scotland is in the running for the prestigious title of Best Cinematic Destination in

USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice awards.

The country is up against 19 other destinations including New Zealand, New York, London and Paris.

VisitScotland is urging film fans to cast their votes before the closing date on Monday 8 June.

Steam train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen in the Harry Potter films.
Visit Scotland

Scotland has featured in a number of high profile movies in recent years, including the Harry Potter series, Skyfall, Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises, as well as upcoming films Macbeth and Victor Frankenstein.

It is currently in third position behind Petra in Jordan (as seen in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Salzburg in Austria.

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On Reporting Scotland this lunchtime:

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  • MPs prepare to take their seats in the commons as the new parliament at Westminster gets under way
  • A preliminary hearing ahead of the inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash hears that one of the families wants an expert report into the medical care provided to the driver, after it emerged he'd had an "episode" in 2010
  • BBC Scotland's Fiona Walker will be in the studio explaining the background of the
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Dog dies after been thrown in pond

Animal welfare inspectors have appealed for information after a dog was weighted down with stones and thrown in a pond.

Inspectors were called after the dead animal, a young female Staffordshire bull terrier, was discovered in the pond, near Overtown Road, Newmains, on Friday.

The Scottish SPCA said the animal had suffered "significant" head and neck trauma but it was not known if it was alive when it was put in the water.

Inspector Heather Lawson added: "Other than her injuries was in good bodily condition. She was a very unusual colour for this breed as this shade of brown is more commonly seen in Patterdale terriers or chocolate labradors."