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  1. Woman killed by car in police chase
  2. Scots judo star injured in Vietnam crash
  3. Legal highs blamed for brothers' death
  4. Body found in missing hill walker search
  5. Brexit warning over finance jobs
  6. Helicopter crash victim funeral due

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Join us again on Monday for all the latest news, sports, weather and travel from around the country.

Until then, have a very pleasant weekend.

All the team news ahead of Saturday's Scottish football fixtures

In the final weekend of Scottish Premiership fixtures, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dundee do battle for seventh spot.

Ahead of their relegation play-off, Kilmarnock host demotion-bound Dundee United, while Hamilton Academical travel to Partick Thistle.

In the League One play-off final, Queen's Park and visitors Clyde vie for promotion to the third tier, with the hosts leading 3-1 on aggregate.

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Dundee

Kilmarnock v Dundee United

Partick Thistle v Hamilton Academical

Scottish League One play-off final second leg (15:00)

Queen's Park v Clyde (agg 3-1)

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Falkirk and Hibernian both almost at full strength for crucial play-off clash

The two sides are tied at 2-2 after the first leg of Premiership play-off semi-final.

The eventual winner will play Kilmarnock in the two-legged final for a place in next season's top flight.

Midfielder Peter Grant has been a long-term absentee for Peter Houston's Falkirk.

Marvin Bartley returns to the Hibs squad after the midfielder missed Tuesday's first leg, which finished 2-2, due to a tight hamstring.

Hibs v Falkirk

How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; live text commentary on BBC Sport website.

Consultation on new crossing for Aberdeen's Bridge of Dee area to be launched

Aberdeen City Council said options including an arch bridge could be a way of tackling a "bottleneck" issue. The month-long consultation runs from Tuesday until 17 June.

Transport and regeneration spokesman Ross Grant said: "This scheme should make a big difference transforming connectivity for residents, commuters and visitors getting around the city."

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Aberdeen City Council

Exhibitions will also be held at Inchgarth Community Centre on Tuesday and at South Holburn Church on Wednesday, both from noon to 20:00.  

Serial rapist who abused three women is warned he faces a lengthy jail term

Gerard Porteous, 56, denied a string of offences against the women during a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.  

However a jury unanimously found him guilty of four charges of rape.

He was also convicted of assault with intent to rape and further charges of indecent assault, assault and behaviour causing fear and alarm.

Judge Michael O'Grady QC told him: "You have been convicted of an appalling course of conduct towards three self-evidently decent women.

"You have used and abused and degraded them in the most vile and disgusting fashion."

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Drink driver's ban is cut after winning new limit case appeal

An appeal court has cut a drink driver's ban after ruling he presented "no greater risk" under Scotland's new limit than he did under the old one.

Peter Jenkins was fined £1,400 and banned for 34 months after being caught on Wigtown Road in Newton Stewart.

It was based on his reading of 87 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath being nearly four times the 22 limit.

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However, the sheriff appeal court said that approach was "erroneous" and cut the ban to 22 months and fine to £900.

The limit in Scotland used to be 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath - as it remains in England and Wales - but was cut to 22 micrograms in December 2014.

Repeat offender who searched internet for 'extremely graphic' child abuse images jailed

A convicted Dundee sex offender has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after being caught with 15 hours of video and almost 450 images of children aged between one and 15 being abused.

Brian Clark, 45, bought a laptop and went back online just two weeks after an internet ban for a previous sex offence had expired.

He will also be supervised for three-and-a-half years following his release.

Brian Clark
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Celtic's European failures down to players says defender Mikael Lustig

Lustig insists Ronny Deila is "not to blame" for the club missing out on Champions League football under the manager's tenure.

Deila will leave Premiership champions Celtic after Sunday's match against Motherwell.

The Norwegian led the club to two titles and a League Cup win, but they were unable to reach the Champions League group stage this term and last.

Ronny Deila (left) and Mikael Lustig

"We did not play as well as was needed. Of course Celtic always want to be in the Champions League, but at the same time, he is not to blame. The players are the ones out there.

"When we went out of the Champions League, we should have been the better team, but we were not at that standard."

Man who died in collision between two vans in Aberdeenshire is named by police

Willliam Buchan, who was 48 and from Peterhead died following the accident on the A90 Aberdeen to Peterhead Road near Hatton.

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The 26-year-old driver of the other van was seriously hurt and is said to be in a stable condition at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Two men arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after man dies following fight in Cumbria

Robert Gordon, 47, from Kilmarnock, was critically injured at Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth on 12 March.

Stanwix Holiday Park

The men, aged 24 and 47 and both from Silloth, have been arrested on suspicion of causing his death.

Watch: Sister's concern for 'coma' judo star

The sister of a Scottish Commonwealth Games medallist has said her family is thankful for all the support they have had.Stephanie Inglis, who won silver in judo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was taken to hospital with severe head injuries following a bike accident in Vietnam.  

Judo star Stephanie Inglis's sister: 'We just want her home'

Friends of the 27-year-old, from the Daviot, have set up a fundraising appeal to pay for her medical treatment after her insurance company said she is not fully covered.Speaking to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show, Stacey said it is a worrying time for the family.  

Coming up: Nick Eardley talks to the SNP MPs elected to Westminster 12 months ago


BBC Radio Scotland

On tonight's Newsdrive from 16:00 - BBC Scotland's Westminster correspondent finds out what it's been like for the SNP MPs elected to the House of Commons last year.

SNP MPs at Westminster with Nicola Sturgeon

Also on the programme; The latest on the Commonwealth Games judo star Stephanie Inglis, who is in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Vietnam.

Listen to the programme live here.

Gunman who terrorised a mother and her children has died in prison

James Sneddon, 35, was jailed for 12 years in 2009 for the gun attack on the woman’s home in Cardonald in Glasgow.  

Sneddon and an accomplice opened fire on her front door, even though she had screamed at the pair that they had picked the wrong house.  

Two days earlier, Sneddon, from Kilsyth in North Lanarkshire, had threatened two police officers with a shotgun.

James Sneddon

The Scottish Prison Service announced the death of Sneddon, a prisoner at HMP Edinburgh.

It added: ”Police Scotland have been advised and the matter will be reported to the procurator fiscal.

“Next of kin have been informed and a Fatal Accident Inquiry may be held in due course.”

Andy Murray beats Belgium's David Goffin 6-1 7-5 to reach Italian Open semi-final

The world number three lost his first service game to love but then won six games in a row to take the first set.

Goffin, who beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-0 on Thursday, challenged Murray in the second set, but the Scot battled back to win on a windy day in Rome.

Murray, 28, will face Lucas Pouille in the last four after the Frenchman's opponent Juan Monaco withdrew.

Andy Murray

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic meet later in another quarter-final tie.

Dundee defender O'Dea hopes to keep full-back Paul McGinn at Dens Park

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McGinn, 25, is out of contract this summer and has been linked with Hibs, where his brother John, 21, plays.

Paul McGinn
Paul McGinn is soon to be out of contract

"I thought when I first came in that Paul was a decent player," said Republic of Ireland cap Darren O'Dea, 29.

"But the more I've seen of him, I now realise he is a very, very good player. I really hope he is here next year, but that's down to the club and him."

Scottish Borders Council appoints 'specialist enforcement firm' to help tackle dog fouling and littering

Officers from 3GS will work alongside the local authority on a 12-month pilot scheme targeting problem areas.

Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Borders Council

They will have the power to issue £80 fixed penalty fines.

The council said it believed it was the first time a Scottish local authority and a private firm had teamed up to tackle dog fouling. Officers should be in place by the end of May.

Woman dies after one vehicle crash on Isle of Skye

The crash happened on the A87 near Broadford at about 10:10 this morning.

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The woman, who was the sole occupant of the car, died in hospital after being cut free from the car.

Police said the road remained closed, but it was anticipated at least one lane would be opened by late afternoon.

A full accident investigation is under way and police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Investigation launched into deaths of three people at psychiatric hospital in Perth

It is understood the deaths were all suicides that happened over a two-year period between May 2013 and November 2015.

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NHS Scotland

The procurator fiscal is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

NHS Tayside has declined to comment.

Court hears phones belonging to accused used to search for 'can you die from a broken bone'

The Liam Fee murder trial has heard that phones belonging to the two accused were used to search on the Internet if you can die from a broken bone.

Liam Fee

Data recovered from Rachel and Nyomi Fee's mobile phones showed search engines and websites had been accessed about whether broken hips or bones could lead to death. 

The couple deny murdering Liam in March 2014 and blaming his death on another child. They also deny harming two other children.

Death of woman outside block of flats in Dundee is 'not suspicious' say police.

The woman, who was understood to be in her 50s, was discovered at Wishart Place after reportedly falling from a flat window.

The incident happened shortly before 10:00 on Thursday.

Plain-clothed and uniformed police officers remained at the scene of the incident for the remainder of the day.

Block of flats in Dundee

Three men detained in connection with fatal collision involving police car in which nurse was killed

Police say three males are currently detained in connection with the collision and inquiries are ongoing to trace a further male following the incident on Old Dalkeith Road, near Kingston Avenue, on Thursday.

A silver Ford Ka that was being pursued by police failed to stop and hit 33-year-old Jill Pirrie, who was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Road traffic accident

Police said the matter had been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

Ch Supt Kenny Macdonald said: “Our sincere condolences are with the family and friends of the woman at this tragic time, and we will utilise all resources at our disposal to investigate this collision.”

The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Sister of Stephanie Inglis thankful for support for 'coma' judo star

The sister of a Scottish Commonwealth Games medallist has said her family is thankful for all the support they have had. 

Stephanie Inglis, who won silver in judo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was taken to hospital with severe head injuries following a bike accident in Vietnam.

Stacey Inglis

Friends of the 27-year-old, from the Daviot, have set up a fundraising appeal to pay for her medical treatment after her insurance company said she is not fully covered.

Speaking to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show, Stacey Inglis said it is a worrying time for the family.  

Jealous lover convicted for trying to smother girlfriend and gouge her eyes out

Matthew McLachlan, 40, met his victim at Kirkintilloch Baptist Church and they became lovers. But his 38-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the High Court in Glasgow that McLachlan was jealous and controlling.  

He told her "Nobody's going to look into those pretty brown eyes again."

He will be assessed to see how much of a risk he poses to the public before being sentenced.

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Woman who died after being hit by car being pursued by Police in Edinburgh is named

Jill Pirrie, 33, is understood to have been knocked down on her way home from work at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Old Dalkeith Road on Thursday. It is understood she has a young son. 

Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses to the incident that took place at about 20:00 BST. 

The car involved in the collision was a silver Ford Ka, police said. It was "being followed by a police vehicle at the time, which had blue lights and siren activated, after it failed to stop when signaled to do so by officers", a police spokesman said.

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Prince Harry gifted a carved roof slate from Orkney during Invictus Games in Florida

The prince founded the games for injured servicemen and women.

One participant, Luke Delahunty from Aylesbury, received the Stromness Kirk slate from friend and spare time carver Davy Prentice, from Finstown in Orkney, as a good luck token.

Mr Delahunty, who served in the RAF, showed the slate to Prince Harry and then gave him it.

Mr Prentice said he was "blown away" that his carving was now in royal hands.

The carving
The carving

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Pupils at a Dundee primary school asked to sign fair play contract

Children at Forthill Primary in Broughty Ferry took part in drafting the 17-clause contract with staff.

It came in response to "issues" during football games which have been "carried into" teaching time.

Clauses include promising not to foul tackle other players, not to gloat, and promising to keep up school work.

Pupils breaking the contract will face temporary football bans.

Forhill Primary

Hamilton Academical release Oumar Diaby, Kemy Agustien and Chris Mandiangu

However, forwards Louis Longridge and Alex D'Acol, defenders Jesus Garcia Tena and Lucas, plus midfielder Danny Redmond, are to be offered new contracts.

Omar Diaby
Omar Diaby

And player-manager Martin Canning would like to re-sign on-loan Norwich City striker Carlton Morris next season.

"Carlton Morris will be going back to Norwich and we will be speaking to them in due course," said Canning.

"He has done great for us this season. He has developed from the young kid that came in to leave a young man and has developed on the pitch as well."

Sister of Scots Commonwealth Games judo star says she is in 'very critical state'


Speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire programme, Stacey Inglis said her sister Stephanie was in a coma after a motorbike accident in Vietnam.

The 27-year-old, who won silver at the Glasgow Games in 2014, suffered serious head injuries after her skirt caught in the wheel of the bike.

Stacey Inglis

Ms Inglis said: "She's in a very critical state, she's in a coma.

"There is a lot of bleeding to the brain and swelling, and we are just not sure what is going to happen."

A tearful Stacey added: "She is my big sister - I look up to her so much. She's one of the nicest people, the best sister you could probably have.

"She's so supportive to me, to my mum and my dad. She's got the best advice ever, not that I always take it.

"I just want her home, I just want her home."

Listen: Former Scottish Secretary Lord Forsyth and current Shadow Sectrary Ian Murray talk EU and Scottish election

The Big Debate

BBC Radio Scotland

Join Gordon Brewer for today's Big Debate, which comes from Dalkeith. Today the panel will be discussing the upcoming EU referendum and last week's Scottish election.

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On the panel are the SNP's Joanna Cherry, former Conservative Scottish Secretary of State Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Labour's Shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray and the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek Merryn Somerset Webb.

Listen live from midday here.

Police hunting thief who jumped onto moving lorry and stole bin bags full of cigarettes

The incident happened at about 09:00 on Wednesday as the red lorry was driving through Hamilton in South Lanarkshire.

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The thief, who was wearing a high-visibility vest, jumped on to the truck as it was driving along Clarkwell Road in the Hillhouse area of the town.

Police said he opened the doors and filled bin bags with boxes of cigarettes before hopping off near Peacock Cross.

Officers want to hear from anyone in the area who has been offered cigarettes for sale by the man.

Police seize drugs in Greenock and Cumbernauld with combined street value of £155,000

Police searched a property in Luss Avenue on Thursday afternoon and found a quantity of amphetamine worth £57,000.


In an unconnected incident, officers searched an address in Cedar Road in the Abronhill area of Cumbernauld, finding approximately 160 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £98,000.

A 27-year -old man was arrested following the discovery in Greenock. Another man has been arrested after the Cumbernauld incident.

Scottish Labour leader says EU referendum will give party a chance to fight for its values


Kezia Dugdale said the campaign for the 23 June vote would also help Labour move on from the "painful" Scottish election defeat.

Launching "Labour In for Scotland" in Edinburgh, which is campaigning for Britain to stay in the EU, she said her party was united, in contrast to the "civil war" going on in the Tory cabinet and the SNP's "confusing" messages on the issue.

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Airline launches direct flights from Aberdeen to Polish capital Warsaw

The route is the first time Warsaw has been served as a destination from Aberdeen International Airport.

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Aberdeen airport

Operator Wizz Air said it would run the service year round, twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

The airline already operates an Aberdeen to Gdansk route.

Dentist who put 6,000 patients at risk by using dirty equipment declares himself bankrupt

Alan Morrison, who ran surgeries in Cumnock and Drongan in Ayrshire, is facing a £1m lawsuit from 750 of his former patients.

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Mr Morrison sparked a health alert after a dental nurse turned whistleblower revealed that he failed to clean instruments and re-used items.

The 53-year-old declared himself bankrupt with debts of more than £400,000.

Thompsons solicitors, who represent his former patients, say their lawsuit will continue.