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  1. Sink factory closure to cost 200 jobs
  2. Pupils hit by school closures lose 55 hours teaching
  3. Orkney search for fisherman stood down
  4. Three stabbed in Glasgow disturbance
  5. Stars attend Ronnie Corbett's funeral

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By Calum Watson and Sandy Murray

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That's all from Scotland Live for Monday. We are heading off into the sunset.

The live page returns at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Third - and probably final - egg laid by osprey at Loch of the Lowes reserve

Bird and eggs
Scottish Wildlife Trust

The Scottish Wildlife Trust has released a picture showing a third egg in the Osprey nest at Loch of the Lowes.

It said the female osprey nesting near Dunkeld laid her third and likely final egg of the season at 04:52. 

Charlotte Fleming, Perthshire Ranger for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, said:“This is an important milestone in the osprey breeding season, but there is still a long way to go before we can relax."

Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland wants to hear from St Mirren fans on club ownership

Glasgow Police tweets

Former Royal Engineer who lost both legs in Afghanistan blast joins Paralympics team

Micky Yule has been selected for the four-strong powerlifting team.

Micky Yule

The 37-year-old Scot, part of the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme, is also set to compete in next month's Invictus Games in Florida.

The Paralympics run from 7-18 September.

Police investigate 'unexplained' death of man whose body was found near sewage works in Haddington

Police have launched an investigation after a man's body was found near a sewage works. 

The body was discovered near to the plant in Haddington, East Lothian, at about 06:00 on Monday. 

Officers described the death as "unexplained". Forensic officers were on scene and the area was cordoned off.

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A weekend fire at a flat in Buckie's Low Street is being treated as suspicious

A flat fire in Buckie is being treated as suspicious.

The incident happened at about 02:15 on Saturday in the Low Street area of the town.

The fire was contained to a ground-floor flat.


Leaked pictures emerge online of what may be Celtic's strip for next season

Daily Record

West Lothian meter company Energy Assets Group in infrastructure investment fund £200m takeover deal

A fast-growing gas metering company based in West Lothian is set to be taken over by an infrastructure investment fund for nearly £200m.  

Meter app

The board of Energy Assets Group has agreed to recommend a bid by a shell company set up by Alinda Funds.

Other investment funds which currently hold 25% of Energy Asset shares have already committed to support the bid.

Rangers 'won't relax' after Cup win over Celtic, insists Ibrox chairman Dave King

BBC Sport Scotland

Rangers chairman Dave King says the club "won't relax" after their Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic.

King stressed that, if Rangers are going to challenge for the Premiership, it's important they strengthen the squad and get "a few more players in".

He also admitted that achieving European football next season would have an effect on their recruitment.

Rangers celebrate

'Distressed' witness sought after elderly woman killed by bin lorry in Edinburgh

Police want to trace a male pedestrian who may have seen what happened on Morningside Road, near Jordan Lane, at about 11:45 on Sunday.

Morningside Road

 An 85-year-old woman was hit and killed by the lorry. 

Police said a man in a light-coloured jumper, seen standing on a pavement outside Stefanos Chip Shop, had left the area visibly upset.  

Major search for a fisherman lost overboard north of Orkney has been stood down


A major search for a fisherman who fell overboard from a boat off the coast of Orkney has been stood down. 

The vessel's crew issued a Mayday about 20 miles north west of the islands at about 07:00. Coastguard helicopters based at Sumburgh and Stornoway joined the fishing boat in searching for the man. 

The RNLI said the Stromness lifeboat was called out to help the fishing boat Apollo in the search for the crew member, but it was later stood down.

Struggling Dundee United attempt to explain Justine Mitchell's departure from the club's boardroom

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Justine Mitchell flanked by players

Dundee United say that Justine Mitchell has stepped down as a director as she wants to concentrate on the club's women's team and community involvement.

The Scottish Premiership club issued the statement after discussing the matter at a Monday board meeting.

Temporary classrooms are being delivered to house some of the pupils hit by school closures

Delays at M8 J17(E) after accident closes two lanes

Judith says it's staying blustery in the far north, with more calm weather further south

Blustery showers in the far north with spells of sunshine and easing winds elsewhere on Monday evening.  

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Blustery showers in the far north with spells of sunshine and easing winds elsewhere on Mo

 Expect frost in rural areas overnight. Tuesday will be dry with long clear spells and becoming cloudy in the afternoon.  

Immigration swoop arrests illegal workers at Glasgow businesses, reports the Evening Times

Evening Times

Carron Pheonix says sink manufacturing to end in Falkirk with almost 200 jobs to go

The Carron Phoenix sink manufacturing plant in Falkirk is to close, with the loss of almost 200 jobs. 

Sink factory

Swiss-based Franke Group said it will undertake a "phased closure programme" over the next 18 to 20 months.

The company said about 15 warehousing jobs would remain at a new local logistics facility.

Stars attend funeral of Ronnie Corbett, the Edinburgh born comedian who died last month.

Sir Michael Parkinson, David Walliams and Jimmy Tarbuck were among the mourners  at the ceremony in south London.

flowers and glasses

Sir Michael said of his friend Corbett: "What you saw is what you got.  He was modest, self-effacing, a brilliant comic."

Stirling Police tweets

Edinburgh News: JK Rowling among UK's 'most generous' celebrities

Edinburgh News

BreakingCarron Phoenix sink factory in Falkirk to close, owners confirm

Twenty one jobs to go as distiller closes Perth office and moves to new Glasgow headquarters

Edinburgh schools transport arrangements mean children could lose five hours schooling a week

Pupils are spending an hour a day being bussed to alternative schools after building defects were discovered at some schools.

school survey work
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Seventeen schools did not re-open after the Easter break as survey work was carried out. 

Oil firm warns 280 jobs at risk in Aberdeen and London

Aker Solutions said it was holding a consultation on reducing positions in the firm's UK subsea workforce.

Aker worker

Aker has not given a breakdown of where the jobs would be lost.

Radioactive material from Dounreay could go by air between Scotland and the United States

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has said radioactive material could potentially be flown to and from Scotland and the US.


Last month, the UK and US governments agreed that material could be exchanged, with the UK receiving a type of uranium used to diagnose cancer. 

The NDA is funding improvement work to enhance the runway at Wick John O'Groats Airport.

First minister asks nursery pupils what they think of her painting efforts: Big mistake!

First Finnair flight, offering alternative route to Asia, lands at Edinburgh

Edinburgh Airport

Scottish craft brewers boosted in major supermarket deal putting 25 new ales on its shelves


Thirteen craft brewers in Scotland have landed a major deal to supply a leading supermarket chain.

Asda will add 25 new products to its shelves as part of the contract, which is worth more than £850,000 in total.

The firm said it would make it the largest single retailer of craft beers and ales in the country.

Missing Dundee woman Kerry Jones has been found.

A search involving a helicopter had been mounted for the 26-year-old who was previously last been seen at about  22:45 on Sunday.

Kerry Jones
Police Scotland

A police statement said: "Police Scotland can confirm that Kerry Jones has been traced in Dundee." It gave no further details.     �n�L�Q�

Poet Laureate mourns demise of old fashioned household fixtures in metre and rhyme

The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is to write an ode to old-style gas and electric meters as they face obsolescence.

Carol Ann Duffy

Glasgow-born Duffy, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009, said she wanted to preserve the place of traditional "whirring" meters in household history.

Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Scotland launches "peace" campaign after death of Glasgow shopkeeper

Scotland's Ahmadiyya Muslim community has launched a campaign promoting "peace, love and unity" following the death of Glasgow shop keeper Asad Shah.

Campaign launch

The message will be carried on posters on 50 city buses in the next two weeks. 

Mr Shah was an Ahmadiyya, a group known for its peaceful interfaith concerns.

Police re-open A75 road through Dumfries and Galloway after crash cleared near Eastriggs

A major route through Dumfries and Galloway has reopened after a multi-vehicle crash. 

Emergency services were called to the scene of the incident near Eastriggs at about 11:00. 

One man was taken to hospital as a result of the crash but police said he was not thought to be seriously injured. 

Police accident sign

Dundee research could hold the clue as to why some people suffer from tennis elbow

Tennis elbow could be avoided by reducing the tension on racquet strings, according to Dundee University researchers.  

Tennis player hits ball
Ian Christie

The condition may have eluded Andy Murray in his career to date, but it affects almost half of all tennis players in their lifetimes.

The team found increasing string tension placed greater load on the elbow, increasing the risk of injury.

Deadline approaches to voters to check if they are registered for Scottish parliament election

The deadline for registering to vote in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May is looming.  

Scottish parliament

Voters planning to cast their ballot at a polling place on 5 May must be registered by midnight on 18 April.

Applications for a postal vote must reach the local electoral registration office by 17:00 on 19 April.

Ian Hamilton tweets

Daily avalanche information reporting comes to an end as the worst of winter is over

The latest season of daily Scottish avalanche information reporting has come to an end.

Snow on hill
SAIS Lochaber

The Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) assesses avalanche hazard in Lochaber, Glencoe and Creag Meagaidh. Also the Southern Cairngorms , Northern Cairngorms and Torridon. 

Weekend avalanche forecasts will continue to be issued until the end of April for Lochaber and Northern Cairngorms.

Aberdeen Council has a "masterplan" to bring £4bn worth of investment, says Press and Journal

Nurse faces misconduct hearing over accusations she was "aggressive" to "vulnerable" patients

Giak Siau Abernethy was working at Gilbert Bain Hospital, Shetland, when the incident in alleged to have happened in 2014.

Gilbert Bain Hospital

She faces other allegations about patient medications, and her fitness to practise is said to have been impaired by misconduct.

Ms Abernethy faces a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing next month.

Three-car crash closes busy A75 road in Dumfries and Galloway near Eastriggs

A major route through Dumfries and Galloway has been closed as a result of a three-car crash.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the incident near Eastriggs at about 11:00.

Police Scotland it would have to "temporarily close" the route as a result of the accident.

Accident sign