A two-vehicle crash was reported at about 15:55 on the A947 between Newmachar and Oldmeldrum. The section of road has been closed and officers say it will remain closed for the time being. Diversions are in place at the A920 for southbound traffic and at the Chapel of Hillock junction of the A947. Meanwhile, the A944 has been closed between Dunecht and Ordhead following a two-vehicle collision at Sauchen at around 16:45. Diversions are currently in place via Cluny. There are no further details available at the moment regarding persons injured for either collision.
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The parents a judo star critically injured in an accident abroad have expressed their relief at getting her home to Scotland.
Stephanie Inglis was flown to Edinburgh for treatment on Monday.
The 27-year-old had been teaching in Vietnam when she had a motorbike accident and doctors gave her a slim chance of survival.
More than £300,000 has been raised through an online fund set-up to help pay for Stephanie's medical treatment.
Her mother Alison Inglis has thanked everyone who donated and says that her daughter would not be here if it wasn't for that generosity.
The crews were called to a chemist's shop in Banchory which has now been cordoned off. There are no reports of any injuries.
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The deal will keep the 26-year-old centre-back at Easter Road until the summer of 2019.
Hanlon was a Scottish Cup winner in May, having been a losing finalist in 2012 and 2013.
"I'm determined to build on our success from last season and get Hibs back to the Premiership," said Hanlon.
Talking to the club website, he added: "There is a real excitement following the end to the season and, with [new manager] Neil [Lennon] coming in, I'm looking forward to getting started again."
Hugh Robertson, 33, of Thornhill, assaulted his victim in Dumfries in November 2014.
He had denied any sex crime but admitted physically attacking the woman, insisting he had initially acted in self-defence.
However, he was convicted of sexual assault at the High Court in Glasgow and will be sentenced next month.
Directors have recommended acceptance of the proposals when shareholders meet next month.
The move - led by chief executive Chris Gauld and finance chief Hamish Osborn - has been backed by "four large institutional investors".
It requires the support of 75% of shareholders and if approved would be completed in August.
The value of the deal has not been disclosed but the company said shareholders would see a return on their investments.
Henry Galbraith, 50, from Stewarton, East Ayrshire, suffered serious burns at Peacockbank Farm on 9 June. He died at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Monday.
The blaze was linked by police to the death of Mr Galbraith's partner, Andrena Douglas, 53, at their Stewarton home on 9 June.
It is understood that no-one else is being sought over either incident.
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Britain's number one is about to face up to Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in the first round of the Aegon Championships and find out if he has his grass-court legs after a month or so of sliding around continental clay.
Fr Graeme Bell took the cash from St Mary's (Our Lady, Star of the Sea) in Saltcoats between March and May 2015 to fund an online gambling habit.
The 41-year-old left the parish in June last year after financial irregularities were reported to police.
Bell, from Kilwinning, was jailed after he admitted a charge of embezzlement.
The strikes will be on June 21, 23, 25 and 26, and July 3, 10 and 17.
The RMT union had said more than 75% of its members who took part in a recent ballot were in favour of going on strike.The turnout was 75%.
The union's policy is to oppose the extension of driver-only operations on any route or service.
ScotRail said most services around Glasgow are already driver-only operated.
The RMT said imposing change would be an attack on members' "hard-earned terms and conditions".
Ms Aitchison, 30, from the Robroyston area of Glasgow, has not been incontact with friends or family since she left Campus bar in the city's Sauchiehall Street at about 03:00 on Sunday.
She was on a night out with friends and police say her subsequent disappearance is "completely out of character".
At a press conference near Edinburgh's Western General, they told of their relief at having Stephanie back in Scotland.
Her father Robert, who is involved in judo in the Highlands and was a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton bearer along with Stephanie, said: "To get her home, we never thought we would get her home, its a miracle, we are so happy to be home."
The 27-year-old Commonwealth Games silver medallist was badly injured in a motorbike taxi accident in Vietnam.
More than £304,000 has been raised so far to help cover the costs of hospital treatment in Vietnam and Thailand and fly her home to Scotland.
Stephanie's mother Alison said: "When the money started coming in we were blown away. Every donation, every post shared, everyone of you has saved her life.
"She would not be here if it was not for you."
The animal has been given a temporary home in the town while efforts are made to return it to Leverburgh where it is looked after by local fishermen.
Argyll Animal Aid said cat was one of a group of feral cats that fishermen use to control rat and mice populations.
The charity hopes transport can be found for its return journey.
Alison Inglis said doctors were running tests on the 27-year-old at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
Stephanie, who is from Daviot, near Inverness, and lives in Dunfermline, fell off a motorbike on 10 May.
Doctors in Vietnam, where she was working as a teacher, initially gave her a 1% chance of survival.
She was flown to Edinburgh on Monday after waking from an induced coma at a hospital in Thailand.
William Beaton, who is 73, pled guilty at Kirkwall Sheriff Court to stealing the eggs in late May and June.
He was spotted collecting them on a beach at Furrowend, Shapinsay and, when challenged by the landowner, presented an arctic tern egg, which he was told to replace.
Police later found two rock dove eggs and a further eight eggs, including three Great Skua eggs and an extending spoon, used to collect the eggs.
Beaton was fined £4,200. The eggs will now go to the Department of Natural Sciences at the National Museum of Scotland.
The 19-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told a court he was subjected to a sustained campaign of bullying because of his religion.
The teenager was working at a shopfitting company in Selby, North Yorkshire, last year when the manager allegedly grabbed his arms and legs and put him onto a wooden cross that was made from two pieces of timber.
He says he was then hung onto a wall three feet above the ground, while his workmates filmed.
Four men, including one from Edinburgh, deny charges which include religiously aggravated assault.
The trial at York Crown Court continues.
More than 65 headstones were damaged between Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29 May at Leslie Cemetery in Glenrothes.
Insp Joanne McEwan, of Police Scotland, said: "The investigation is still ongoing and we are following other positive lines of inquiry.
"I'd like to add that I'm grateful for the support from the local community in assisting us with this."
This evening's event has been organised by members of Dundee University's LGBT Plus society.
They are hoping hundreds will attend the vigil in Dundee's City Square.
The tribute was the first time the Scottish Parliament has met since 49 people were killed in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was right that Holyrood should reaffirm its opposition to hate crimes.
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The 19-year-old, who made 19 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side last season, has agreed a two-year deal at the Amex.
Centre-back Hall, who is a Northern Ireland Under-19 international, will initially join Albion's under-21 squad.
"Ben is an excellent young prospect," Seagulls boss Chris Hughton told the club website.
"His challenge is not only to progress but to be ready to make that step up into the first-team squad."
Motherwell say Hall, who joined Well from Dungannon Swifts in 2013, was offered several new contracts to stay at Fir Park.
The 50-year-old man, who has not been named, was found badly injured in the caravan at Peacockbank Farm in Stewarton in East Ayrshire last Thursday.
It is understood he died yesterday at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Police are investigating links between the death and the murder of Andrena Douglas.
It follows the discovery of her body at Crusader Crescent at 06:20 on Thursday.
Kirsty Aitchison, 30, from Robroyston, who is a mother-of four, was on a night out at the Campus bar in Sauchiehall Street on Sunday.
Police said they had tracked her movements from the club in Sauchiehall Street to the Broomielaw at the River Clyde, where she was seen walking barefoot.
Insp Leigh McManus said, “From CCTV we can see that Kirsty had taken her shoes off and was walking quickly and with purpose.
“There is no suggestion that Kirsty entered a taxi or any vehicle although we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen her walking down to the Broomielaw and then crossing over the road.
“Indeed, we are looking for people to get in contact if they know where she may have then gone."
Councillors will be asked next week to approve a formal request to have it transferred from Edinburgh Castle.
The stone was originally kept at Scone Abbey near Perth but was captured by Edward I in 1296 and taken to Westminster Abbey.
Perth and Kinross council leader Ian Miller said the stone was a "major part of Perth's place at the ancient roots of Scotland's story."
Councillors will discuss a proposed £20m investment next week to transform Perth Museum & Art Gallery into a cultural attraction highlighting the city's ancient heritage, and to create a major new visual arts venue and social space.
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The Scotland prop is braced for a bruising encounter with the Japan pack on Saturday.
The Edinburgh veteran insists last year's 45-10 group win at the World Cup was not nearly as comfortable as the score suggests.
"We know they are coming after revenge from the World Cup, so it will be a tough one," he said.
"Their front five are all big, strong men and so, for us, it is another battle we have to win."
The Scots kick-off a two-Test tour in Toyota City, with their hosts ranked one place below them at 10th in the world.
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Quickly now. Without looking it up. Can you list the proclaimed gains secured by David Cameron in his negotiations with the EU before this remarkable referendum campaign began?
Yes, thought you might say that. As foreshadowed here, the renegotiation of Britain's terms of membership has played a minimal role in the banter and barracking between the two sides.
Why so? Because, for the good and sensible people of England in particular, this referendum is about much more than individual EU directives, treaty or protocols.
It is about their standing in the world. It is about their relations with their nearest neighbours. It is about their identity. It is, therefore, for many, about immigration.
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A different story across the east, and in particular the northeast for Aberdeenshire and Moray with some persistent and heavy rain here and low cloud lingering along the east coast for Angus, Fife and the Eastern Borders.
The north-easterly breeze starting to freshen here too with highs of 12C to 14C.
Some of this rain will gradually spread across to Inverness, Caithness, and across the Central Lowlands with some patchy rain possible for Glasgow later on today.
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It's a largely dry and bright afternoon across most of the west and southwest of the country, and for Shetland too another lovely day with sunshine - although a fresher feel here with a northeasterly breeze.
Temperatures up to 18C to 20C for Wester Ross, Lochaber and Argyll and into the southwest too, although there is the risk of a few heavy showers developing over Dumfries and Galloway this afternoon.
At 3%, the number of firms looking to take on new staff has dropped from 6% in the last quarter, and remains below the UK average of 5%.
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is one of the economic measures used by the Bank of England and the UK government.
It said the drop was related to caution around the outcome of the EU referendum.
Antony Munro, 29, from Glasgow, died after his Volkswagen Golf collided with an Iveco lorry.
The lorry driver was not injured in Monday's crash south of Thornhill.
Officers are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time to come forward.
The main substances involved were cannabis and herbal cannabis, said police. Five people were also reported for supplying illegal substances.
A spokesman said officers dealt with a number of minor public order offences at the event in Raehills in Dumfriesshire, but described most of the 8,000 crowd as well-behaved.
Organisers had criticised the level of policing at the festival as "disproportionate" after it emerged the cost more than trebling to nearly £38,000.
Keith Brown said measures set out to help the struggling industry in the March Budget, while welcome, were not being taken forward quickly enough.
He told the third annual Oil and Gas UK conference in Aberdeen the Budget had been a "missed opportunity" in not addressing the "critical challenge" of increasing low rates of exploration.
However, in a video address to the conference, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Damian Hinds said the £1bn package for the industry in the Budget had ensured a "truly globally competitive tax regime".
This week the remain campaign is focusing on Labour voters - politicians who want to stay in the EU are worried many them have not been persuaded of the merits of EU membership.
Maybe they should be thinking a bit more about SNP supporters too - many of whom are far from convinced about the EU.
Polls are indicating that up to a third of SNP supporters could vote to leave. And as about half of the Scottish electorate are now SNP voters, that is a sizeable chunk of votes.
William Beggs has failed in a legal bid to win £5,000 compensation from prison authorities who opened his mail.
A judge ruled last year that the 52-year-old's human rights were violated when the Scottish Prison Service opened his confidential letters.
However, in a further ruling, Lady Stacey rejected Beggs' claim for compensation.
Beggs was jailed for life in 2001 for killing and dismembering 18-year-old Barry Wallace in Kilmarnock in 1999.