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  1. Boy 'caged' by toddler accused
  2. Gun salutes mark Queen's 90th birthday
  3. Man scoops £10.3m lottery win
  4. Testosterone link to men's heart attacks

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By Christopher Sleight

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That's it from Scotland Live for today. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00

We'll bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from around the country, as they happen. Bye for now.

Edinburgh Council says it's finalised arrangements for exam pupils affected by school closures

All pupils will sit their exams at the school they are currently attending.

  • Royal High, Drummond and Firrhill pupils will use their own schools
  • Gracemount and Craigmount will be sitting their exams at their host schools of Liberton and Tynecastle

City of Edinburgh Council said the schools would update pupils and parents over specific arrangements.

Seventeen schools built or modernised under the controversial Public Private Partnership arrangement scheme were shut earlier this month over safety concerns.

Read the full story.

Temporary classroom

From BBC Scotland's environment correspondent

Court hears how text messages and social media activity revealed two Inverness men's drug network

Connor Bennett, 24, whose father Graeme Bennett is a former vice-chairman of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, has been jailed for five years and nine months.

Daniel Hunter, 26, has been jailed for four years for his part in supplying drugs.

The messages between the two men were found on phones seized by police.

Read the full story.

Firefighters have prevented a two-mile wide grass fire in Dumbartonshire from reaching a farm

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said four appliances - from Clydebank, Dumbarton and Balloch - were sent to the Bellsmyre Hills just before midday.

Firefighters used beaters to contain the blaze. They left the scene at about 15:00 after the area was made safe.

No-one was injured.


Man who knocked down and killed 78-year-old pedestrian facing jail after admitting causing death by dangerous driving

Sergej Rutkovskij ploughed into Robert Taylor on Glasgow's Gallowgate, at its junction with Abercromby Street and Bellgrove Street, on 27 March 2015.


The recently bereaved pensioner was crossing the road when Rutkovskij sped off from traffic lights and hit him.

At the High Court in Glasgow, sentence on the 28-year-old was deferred.

Number of failing businesses in Scotland up 10% in first three months of year

KPMG said there were 206 insolvency appointments between January and March compared to 188 in the same period last year.

coins making up map of scotland

Administrations - which typically affect larger organisations - were up 10%, from 20 to 22.

Liquidations - which tend to hit smaller businesses - rose 9%, from 168 to 184.

However, total insolvencies were down by 25% when compared with the last three months of 2015, a drop from 275 to 206.

Blair Nimmo, head of restructuring for KPMG in the UK, said the figures painted a "confusing" picture.

The temperature hits 18C in Glasgow as Scotland basks in spring sunshine

From BBC Scotland Weather

Driver airlifted to hospital after three-lorry crash on A90


One lane of the A90 southbound at Fordoun has now re-opened following the crash earlier today.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were sent to the scene.

One man had to be freed from his lorry and was airlifted to Ninewells Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Master of fishing boat where crewman was lost overboard off north Wales coast jailed

Steven Robertson, 25, of Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, was lost at night after the St Amant left Holyhead, Anglesey, for west Wales in January 2012.

Alexander Baird, 55, from Kirkcudbright, had admitted a series of safety breaches on board.

He was jailed for nine months at Mold Crown Court in Wales.

The boat was on its way from Holyhead to west Wales

Forfar lottery millionaire reveals plan to buy 'home in the sun' after scooping £10m jackpot

But John Bowman, who played with St Johnstone in his youth, said he won't be returning to work at local firm Ramsay Ladders.

John Bowman

The former ladder builder said: “They are a lovely local family business. I’ve been in touch and they are all delighted for me but I won’t be keeping on my job." 

Instead he hopes to take some holidays in Europe and book a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

“The win also means I’ll have plenty of time to play more golf and bowls, I’m a member of Canmore Bowling Club," he added.

Woman admits keying cars in Buckie after footage of vandalism went viral

Hazel Innes, 44, scratched the side of three cars while out walking her dog.

One owner, Shona Coull, caught Innes in the act in January after setting up a CCTV camera outside her home. 

Hazel Innes caught on CCTV

The video was viewed more than 500,000 times after it was posted online.

Innes admitted vandalism at Elgin Sheriff Court. Sentence was deferred for reports.

Craft brewer BrewDog falls well short of £25m target set for its latest funding round

The Aberdeenshire-based company announced it had raised £19m in the fourth round of its Equity for Punks crowdfunding scheme.

BrewDog launched the round a year ago in order to expand its business.


It has yet to say whether the shortfall will have an impact on its growth plans, which include expanding its brewery in Ellon and opening new bars.

The fourth round closed on Wednesday but BrewDog said it would still accept paper applications until 29 April.

Watch: Edinburgh's 21 gun salute for the Queen's 90th birthday

Edinburgh's 21 gun salute for the Queen's 90th birthday

Fofar man John Bowman celebrates scooping £10m lottery jackpot - with a pint of beer

The 59-year-old thought he had won £10,000 - until a friend told him it was actually more than £10m. 

He said: “I checked my numbers in the house on Sunday morning and thought I’d been lucky enough to win £10,000. 

Lottery ticket

"I went over to a friend’s so he could double check it for me and when he looked it up on his phone he realised it was actually 1,000 times that amount -  £10,317,199 to be exact! I was delighted."

After phoning his daughters with the good news, he went to his local pub to celebrate. 

"My first drink as a millionaire was still a pint of beer," he said. 

Twenty firefighters tackling grass fire up to two miles wide in hills in Dunbartonshire

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze in the Bellsmyre Hills was between one and two miles wide. 

Fire engine

She added: "There are four fire engines in attendance, including two from Clydebank, one from Dumbarton and another from Balloch. 

"We were first alerted at 11.52am on Thursday, 21 April and around 20 firefighters are working to contain the blaze." 

Police called to deal with a flock of sheep loose near Inverness city centre

The animals were happily munching in the front garden of a house in Drummond Road close to its junction with the busier Culduthel Road.

Police have received calls from the public both concerned for the sheep and seeking to reunite the animals with their owner.

sheep in garden
sheep in garden

TRAVEL: A90 at Fordoun likely to be closed for 'several hours' after accident

Afternoon forecast from BBC Scotland Weather

Missing 11-year-old is found 'safe and well', police confirm


Antonia Clark was reported missing from Kirkintilloch earlier today. 

Antonio Clark
Police handout

A police spokesman said: "Antonio has been traced safe and well in the Kirkintilloch area.

"Our thanks to the media and to the public."

Video: Hillwalker rescued by helicopter after Arran fall

The 67-year-old man fell while walking in Coire Daingean on Wednesday.

He was able to trigger his emergency beacon and the SOS message was passed onto Arran Mountain Rescue Team.

Members of the team found the man and treated his injuries. He was then airlifted to hospital by a Coastguard helicopter.

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Police are searching for a missing 11-year-old boy from Kirkintilloch

Antonio Clark was last seen on Kerr Street at about 09:30 hours this morning.

He is described as just under 5ft tall, with dark hair and dark eyes. He was wearing a brown sweatshirt and brown trousers and had a blue Nike backpack.

Antonio Clark
Police handout

Sgt Saul Gadsden said: “Antonio has never gone missing before and his family are very concerned about him.

“I would ask anyone in the Kirkintilloch area to please keep an eye out for any young boys matching Antonio’s description, particularly in play parks and other areas that children would normally frequent.

“Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can contact officers at Kirkintilloch Police Office on 101.”

Women admit attacking couple at cinema during Valentine's Day showing of Fifty Shades of Grey

Jacqueline Coia and her husband Martin asked Isabel Munro, Phyllis Ross and Carolanne Munro to stop making "sexually explicit" remarks during a screening at Glasgow's Grosvenor Cinema last year.

Isabel Munro assaulted the couple and another woman. Carolanne Munro swore and acted aggressively and Ross attacked Mr Coia.

Sentence on all three was deferred.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow unveiled as Christmas pantomime star of Aladdin

The pop star from Clydebank will play evil sorcerer Abanazar at the SECC this Christmas and follows in the footsteps of past performers John Barrowman and David Hasselhoff.

Marti Pellow

He has previously starred in the West End and on Broadway in shows including Chicago, Blood Brothers and Evita.

The show will run from 10-31 December.

Queen's 90th birthday marked with gun salute at both Stirling and Edinburgh Castles

They were part of a series of celebrations organised in many parts of Scotland to mark the occasion.

Beacons are also being lit across the country, including on Ben Nevis, the highest point in the UK, and on the most northerly island, Unst.

Gun salute at Edinburgh Castle

Two women accused of toddler Liam Fee's murder 'locked other boy in cage', court hears

The boy said Liam's mother Rachel and her partner Nyomi Fee locked him in a cage made from a fireguard.

The women blame Liam's death on the boy,  who cannot be named because of his age.

Liam Fee
Police handout

In taped interviews shown to the jury, the boy described how Rachel and Nyomi Fee used cable ties and bars kept under their mattress to make a cage in the living room that they forced the young child to stay in.

When asked by a police officer why he was put in the cage, the boy said: "I don't know".

Rachel and Nyomi Fee deny murdering Liam Fee in a house near Glenrothes in March 2014 and blaming his death on another child.

They also deny a series of mistreatment and neglect charges against two other children.

The trial continues.

Picture update from the Church of Scotland

Eight Scots named in British swimming team for this summer's Olympic Games

BBC Sport Scotland

Hannah Miley, Camilla Hattersley, Robbie Renwick, Ross Murdoch, Stephen Milne, Dan Wallace, Duncan Scott and Craig Benson will travel to Brazil.

Dan Wallace was a wildcard pick despite missing the qualifying time
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It means that Scottish swimmers make up 31% of the Team GB swim team for Rio.

Wallace, a wildcard pick after falling short of the qualifying standard, Murdoch, Scott, Milne and Hattersley will be making their Olympic debuts.

'Considerable policing plan' in place for Arbroath versus Montrose derby clash this weekend following disorder

It comes after trouble in the stands when smoke bombs were set off at January's meeting of the two sides.

Football resting on pitch

They are due to meet at Gayfield Park this Saturday.

Ch Insp David McIntosh, said: "Derby football matches should be about the football clubs, community and a family day out.

"It is disappointing that a minority of supporters have detracted from this at previous fixtures.

"There is a considerable policing plan in place and we will work with the clubs to ensure there is no repeat of the disorder."

M8 Update from Traffic Scotland

Police launch search for missing 14-year-old boy not seen since yesterday

Osman Noori was last seen in Dumfries at 09:30 on 20 April.

Officers have urged anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch.

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Plain clothes patrols carried out at Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens following sex attacks

CCTV cameras have also been installed after the serious sexual assault of two women in the park in January and March this year.

Police said that while crime levels in the gardens are low they want to improve safety for everyone who uses them.

Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens

MPs to probe consequences of Scots voting for EU in event of UK-wide leave vote

Members of the Scottish Affairs Committee will consider the outcome of different parts of the UK voting different ways.

Union Jack and European Union flag

Voters will decide whether or not the UK should remain part of the EU in a nationwide referendum on 23 June.

Polls suggest Scots are more strongly in favour of staying in, resulting in the possibility the country could have to leave the EU against its wishes if the UK as a whole backs "Brexit".

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly warned such a scenario could spark a second independence referendum.

Snow warning as Arctic air brings colder conditions over the weekend

BBC Weather

Flights to Majorca from Inverness to be available for six weeks next year

Holiday companies Thomson and First Choice said the new route would be available from 16 June 2017.

Thomson aircraft in mid air

Graeme Bell, general manager at Inverness Airport, said the flights would be a "fantastic addition" to the airport's holiday route network.

The flights would connect holidaymakers to several resorts, including Sa Coma on the east coast of Majorca.

Former game reserve worker from South Africa becomes Skye's first female Church of Scotland minister

Janet Easton-Berry will lead the charge of Bracadale and Duirinish on the north and west of the island, which has been vacant for the past 18 months.

Lit candles in church

The 53-year-old has worked among elephants, lions and rhinos on several game reserves in the Kwazulu-Natal Province as a safari rest camp supervisor.

She described it as an "incredible experience" that helped shape her world view by giving her an appreciation of the natural environment.

Ms Easton-Berry originally moved to the UK in 2000 and studied theology part-time at Highland Theological College in Dingwall while working as a community social worker on Mull.

Former Scotland rugby captain Mike Blair retires immediately from playing with Glasgow Warriors

BBC Sport Scotland

The 35-year-old, who was capped 85 times and was a British and Irish Lion, is currently sidelined through concussion with the Pro12 club.

Mike Blair

Blair will become an assistant coach with the Scotstoun club next season.

He started his professional career with Edinburgh and had spells with Brive and Newcastle Falcons before joining Glasgow last summer.

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes says he'll wait until summer to decide next move

Celtic latest

BBC Sport Scotland

Moyes is the favourite with bookmakers to take over at Celtic after the club announced Ronny Deila would be leaving at the end of the season.

David Moyes
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The 52-year-old is also interested in the vacancy at Aston Villa.

"I'm going to wait until summer time and make a decision then," he told Sky Sports.

Moyes, who started his playing career at Celtic Park, is a free agent after being sacked by Real Sociedad in November.