- Schools may be shut for 'longer term'
- Teenager dies in two-vehicle crash
- Flotilla searches for missing skipper
- Culloden battlefield laser-scanned
- Weather warning issued for snow
Lisa Bahmani, who was 18, died following a two-car crash on the A68 on Wednesday night.
Her family said she was a "special loving girl".
A statement issued through police said: "Lisa was a much-loved daughter, sister and friend.
"She was a special loving girl who loved animals.
"Lisa will be sorely missed by all who knew her. We are grateful for all the messages of support."
A 71-year old woman also involved in the crash was this morning reported to be in serious condition.
The pensioner's 78-year old passenger was also taken to hospital.
With three weeks down and three weeks to go until polling day on May the 5th, the ballot is already underway.
The boat they were in is understood to have capsized in the Durris area, at Craiglug.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service initially said one of the three - believed to be teenagers - made it ashore, and efforts were being made to reach the other two who were stranded on an island in the river.
The alert was raised shortly after 13:45 and they were rescued by boat.
The Championship club approach their Hampden clash with Premiership basement side Dundee United having only won one of their last eight league games.
But despite having to settle for the play-offs, victory on Saturday will see Hibs into a second cup final this term.
Alan Stubbs said: "People can say what they want. They are wasting their time.
"I know the players are hurting. But all that makes them want to do is work even harder.
"When you have got that determination and steeliness about you, it can be a very useful tool to have."
Last year's event, the first at Strathallan in Perthshire, was criticised over traffic issues and antisocial behaviour.
DF Concerts said improvements include colour-coded zones, better signage and 24hr dedicated management teams.
This year's event takes place between 8 July and 10 July.
Last year's T in the Park had a daily attendance of about 85,000 people with an estimated 70,000 of those camping.
The 21-year old was apprehended by police in Dalkeith, Midlothian, today after an 87 year old man was defrauded of £122,000 between December 2015 and March 2016.
His arrest was made as part of Operation Aristotle, an ongoing initiative to tackle bogus workmen and rogue trader crimes.
The man will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday 15th April. Detective Inspector Alan O'Brien from Edinburgh's Proactive Unit said: "We will not tolerate these offences and will actively target anyone found to be responsible."
In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Angela Simpson paid an emotional tribute to her 18-year-old daughter, who was killed on Tuesday night.
"My gorgeous girl Amy wasn't just the perfect daughter, she was my best friend, my soulmate and my rock and she made me so proud.
"One day I will make her as proud of me as I was of her.
"I am absolutely heartbroken and it's hard to find the words at this distressing time to express just how much I will miss her.
"Rest in peace Toots."
Amy, from Cowdenbeath in Fife, died after after her Peugeot crashed into the River Avich, near the village of Dalavich.
Four other women who were passengers in the car escaped without serious injury.
The alert was raised shortly after 13:45 near Durris in Aberdeenshire.
One of the three girls made it ashore, but her companions had to be rescued from an island in the river by coastguards using a rescue boat.
Police said 32 men, aged between 18 and 47, had been charged under the offensive behaviour at football and threatening communications act. Some were also charged with possessing an offensive weapon, vandalism and reckless conduct.
It follows reports of a large number of men fighting and causing alarm at Hope Street Lane on 7 February after the match at Tynecastle.
Officers said they were following positive lines of inquiry to trace a number of other men who had also been identified.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said one of the three women was safe and well.
It said a rescue boat was being summoned to the area to reach the other two, who are stranded on an island in the river near Durris, north of Stonehaven.
Inspired by James Corden's turn on the Late Late Show, Scottish Labour's Ken Macintosh has decided to use his dulcet tones to inspire potential voters in the Eastwood constituency.
In a campaign video targeted at young voters, he sings the emblematic Things Can only Get Better by D:Ream before merging into Elton John's I'm Still Standing and then Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison.
Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia will give an address at a private audience with the Pope at the Vatican this afternoon.
It has been organised to mark the 400th anniversary of "priestly formation".
Among those attending will be seminarians from the Pontifical Scots College in Rome and Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh Leo Cushley.
Griselda Ceta, who is 28, earlier pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to attempting to enter the country on 24 January by deception.
The court heard that UK Border officers became suspicious of her documents at Edinburgh Airport because of Ceta's nervous behaviour.
She was jailed for 162 days.
Under cross examination, pathologist Paul French agreed that it would be possible for a child weighing around 4 stone to have caused the injury he believed to be the cause of two-year old Liam Fee's death.
He was later re-examined by the prosecution and said it would take "severe force" and that any adult could have carried it out.
Rachel and Nyomi Fee deny killing the young boy at a house near Glenrothes and blaming his death on another child.
The trial at the High Court in Livingston continues.
As it stands, the Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final will take place on Thursday May 19 and Sunday May 22.
The scheduled date for the Scottish Cup final is Saturday May 21.
The SPFL has now announced that ff a club is a participant in both, the dates of the Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final will be adjusted to Tuesday May 17 and Wednesday May 25.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard that 25-year-old Stephen Bollard, from Granton Medway in the city, was hooded and holding a screwdriver when he ran into the newsagent on Edinburgh Road in Cockenzie.
He struggled with the shopkeeper before grabbing the bank note from the open till.
The robbery happened a month after Bollard had been freed early from prison for another offence.
Residents in Aviemore say that over the past few years, their mains drinking water has tasted like it has come from a swimming pool.
A new water treatment works opened in the area four years ago. There have been complaints of a difference in the taste and quality of water ever since.
Police said the victim, who was aged 20 at the time, sustained a serious facial injury.
The attack happened at about 00:10 on Friday 29 January.
The accused is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.
The union represents researchers, clerks and official reporters at Holyrood.
It said that the two year above-inflation award demonstrated "greater scope" for negotiating public pay in Scotland.
It also includes an increase in public holidays, a commitment to the Scottish Living Wage and no compulsory redundancies for the period of the 2016-2018 agreement.
Another Scot, former world champion John Higgins, will take on Welsh professional Ryan Day.
Defending champion Stuart Bingham will vie with two-time runner-up Ali Carter for a place in the second round.
Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan faces Dave Gilbert and world number one Mark Selby plays Robert Milkins.
The midfielder Murdo MacLeod said it was time for the Gers to move on.
Also on the back pages, Scottish Professional Football League chairman Ralph Topping has warned the BBC that clubs will pull the plug on TV highlights and live radio broadcasting rights to top-flight games unless the corporation increases its contract offer.
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Police said the man was assaulted on Dundee's Liff Road, near to the junction with Buttars Loan, at about 16:43 on Monday.
The attacker is described as a man who was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top.
Officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward, in particular, they are keen to speak to a woman who was at the bus stop shortly before the attack took place.
The Unison union are calling for additional payments for its members who undertake tasks that it describes as dirty, unpleasant, involve regularly working outside or heavy lifting.
The staff involved in the action are employed by Cordia - an arms-length body of Glasgow City Council.
Unison representative Sam Macartney said: "A further three days of strike will take place from 20 April to 22 April, with more to follow if Cordia and Glasgow City Council do not agree a negotiated settlement of the dispute.
"We want justice for jannies in Glasgow.”
The second BBC Scotland leaders' debate will take place days before the Scottish Parliament election.
In the spotlight will be the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon; Labour's Kezia Dugdale; Conservative Ruth Davidson; the Lib Dem's Willie Rennie and Patrick Harvie of the Greens.
The debate will take place at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, and will be chaired by the BBC's Sarah Smith.
The bank, which is 73% owned by the tax payer, is reportedly making the cuts in an effort to save money.
The job losses will impact its retail banking division, with about 200 roles going across London and the south east of England and almost 400 being cut in the Midlands, east and the north, according to trade union.
Unite said the job cuts come as 32 RBS branches are being shut, with many more seeing their opening hours reduced.
The bank reported a loss of £1.98bn for 2015, its eighth year of annual losses.
The grey bull seal, which was so heavy three rescue officers were needed to lift it to safety, was found tangled in netting on an Aberdeenshire beach on Tuesday.
Chief Inspector John Carle said, “The amount of netting tangled around the seal’s neck was the largest I have ever seen.
“If he hadn’t been discovered and freed the net would eventually have cut through his skin which could have resulted in septicaemia or other infections.
"Thankfully there were no injuries in this case. It was a lovely moment watching the seal heading back into the water."
A police helicopter was drafted in to help search for Connor Beck before his father spotted him in shrubbery in the grounds of his primary school in Lochmaben, Dumfries and Galloway, on Wednesday.
The alarm had been raised around seven hours earlier when the youngster did not turn up for class.
His father, David Beck, 43, said Connor thought he was going to get into trouble but he only felt relief when he found his son after the "horrendous" ordeal.
Mr Beck told the Scottish Sun: "Nothing like this has ever happened before. But we will get to the bottom of it."
Archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland are using the cutting-edge technology to make a detailed model of the 270-year old site.
The Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) technique uses a pulsed laser beam fired from a plane to scan the ground and build up a highly accurate model of the terrain.
Stefan Sagrott, archaeological data officer at NTS, said: "It’s providing us with a view of the Culloden battlefield that we’ve never had before, and that’s really exciting.
"Having such a detailed topographical survey of the battlefield means that we can also look at the positions that the different forces held and see if the terrain had an influence on how it played out."
A number of fishing vessels from across the Western Isles are assisting the search for Paul Alliston, one of four crew members on board the MV Louisa, which sank off the coast of Mingulay on 9 April.
They are working with the Marine Coastguard Authority and the RNLI to comb areas around Mingulay, Sandray, Berneray, and Pabbay.
The bodies of Chris Morrison, 27, from Harris, and Martin Johnstone, 29, from Caithness, have already been recovered from the water.
Survivor Lachlan Armstrong told the BBC the life raft had failed to inflate, when the vessel began taking in water.
The 27-year-old eventually swam to shore before being rescued by a lifeboat.
Police said a 20-year-old man had been charged with assault to severe injury and perverting the course of justice.
A 21-year-old woman was also charged with perverting the course of justice. They are due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court later.
It follows the discovery of an injured man in the city's Millburn Road in the early hours of Sunday. He remains in a critical but stable condition at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.