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Summary

  1. Scottish rally cancelled after MP shot
  2. Scotland to increase armed police officers
  3. Judo star speaks for first time
  4. Teachers vote for industrial action
  5. 'Exhaustive' investigation into M9 crash

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By Jo Perry and Christopher Sleight

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

Nicola Sturgeon says her 'heart breaks' for family of MP Jo Cox who has died following attack

Celtic Park standing area work begins

BBC Sport Scotland

Celtic have begun the process of installing rail seats in their new "safe-standing" area of their stadium.

Celtic Park will be the first ground in Scotland to pilot the use of the rail seats that can flip back to allow spectators to stand.

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SNS

The area will accommodate 3,000 supporters.

It will be in use for all domestic matches, but the seats must be fixed down for all European games because of Uefa regulations.

Read the full story.

Forth Road Bridge update from Traffic Scotland

Dump truck manufacturer Terex Trucks announces 65 further redundancies at its Scottish base

The job cuts revealed on Thursday are the latest to hit the workforce at the plant in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, which has more than halved since a peak of 630 employees in 2009/10.

Management at Terex Trucks blamed market conditions and a downturn in global demand for their articulated and rigid dump trucks which serve industries such as construction and mining.

Terex Trucks
Google

In the latest round of cuts, subject to a statutory consultation period, 55 jobs on the shop floor will go, along with 10 administrative positions, leaving a staff of 300.

The firm started producing trucks in Motherwell in 1950 and was acquired by Volvo in 2014.

Man convicted of raping two women while they slept described by judge as 'opportunist sexual predator'

Zimbabwean national Patrick Gwatidzo raped his first victim, who was 21, at a flat in Glasgow in 2010.

He raped a 25-year-old woman at another flat in the city in December 2014.

At the High Court in Glasgow, sentence on Gwatidzo was deferred and he was remanded him in custody.

Scottish Vote Leave event in Glasgow cancelled after MP 'shooting attack'

From BBC Scotland's Westminster correspondent

Andy Murray beats Aljaz Bedene in straight sets at Queens

CCTV image issued after 'brutal attack' at Glasgow takeaway leaves man scarred for life

The attack happened inside the Tasty Bite takeaway on Paisley Road West on Sunday 17 April and resulted in a 29-year-old man suffering serious facial injuries.

CCTV
Police Scotland

Det Con Nikki McPherson said: "This was a brutal attack that left a man seriously injured and scarred for life.

"It is important that we trace the person responsible for this reckless behaviour as soon as possible."

Afternoon forecast from BBC Scotland Weather

Four more people arrested over violence and disorder at last month's Scottish Cup Final

Police said four men, aged 20, 31, 40 and 42 were currently in police custody after officers visited addresses in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Edinburgh.

Scottish Cup final disorder
BBC

The latest arrests brings the total number to 32 and follow disorder at the Hibs/Rangers clash at Hampden on Saturday 21 May.

Officers said they expected more arrests to take place in the coming weeks.

This investigation is extensive and involves a significant number of people, however, we remain committed to identifying those involved and rest assured we will identify people and they will be arrested. As our investigation progresses, there will be additional arrests and continued police action to track down those responsible.

Kenny GrahamDet Supt

WATCH: Stephen Gallacher discusses disappointment at missing the Scottish Open through injury

Gallacher 'sad' to miss Scottish Open

Scottish golfer Stephen Gallacher will miss next month's Open Championship at Royal Troon after the recurrence of an injury to his left wrist.

Gallacher, 41, has not played since missing the cut at the Nordea Masters in Sweden earlier this month.

He was out for six weeks and missed a number of tournaments followingsurgery on the injured wrist in March.

WATCH: John Beattie speaks with Vern Cotter and Damien Hoyland ahead of Japan v Scotland

BBC Sport Scotland

Watch: John Beattie reports from Japan

Nick Clegg addresses EU Remain supporters at rally in Edinburgh

From BBC Scotland producer

Bernard Higgins: 'It would be dangerously complacent to think Scotland is any less at risk'

The assistant chief constable of Police Scotland said "much had changed" since the current firearms deployment model was developed in 2013.

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BBC

His comments come after warnings that the force would not be able to cope in the event of a major terror attack.

Police Scotland is to increase the number of armed officers by a third and will recruit an additional 90 officers, who will be attached to Armed Response Vehicles, bringing the total number 365.

It would be dangerously complacent to think that Scotland is any less at risk than the rest of the UK and this move helps enhance our response. The current firearms deployment model in Scotland was developed in 2013. Much has changed, especially around the threat from terrorism, but also our understanding and assessment of criminal access to and use of firearms. Our thinking moving forward is based upon ensuring Scotland is as well protected as anywhere in the UK and that we are a strong contributor to the overall security of communities in the UK.

Bernard HigginsAssistant Chief Constable

WATCH: Parents of Scots judo star Stephanie Inglis say former training aiding recovery

Stephanie Inglis: 'Judo is her recovery' say parents

Alison and Robert Inglis told BBC Breakfast that their daughter's love of sport has given her the physical stamina and mental focus to get well.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist was injured in a motorbike accident in Vietnam in May.

An online fundraising page, set-up to help pay for her medical treatment, has raised more than £300,000.

Andy Murray or Aljaz Bedene set for all-British tie at Queen's Club with Kyle Edmund

BBC Sport Scotland

Britain's Kyle Edmund will face Andy Murray or Aljaz Bedene in the Queen's Club quarter-finals after his second-round opponent Paul-Henri Mathieu withdrew with a wrist injury.

World number two Murray's match with Bedene at the Aegon Championships has been brought forward to 13:15 BST.

Andy Murray and Aljaz Bedene
Getty Images

It means there will be an all-British clash in the Queen's quarter-finals for the first time in the Open era. 

Murray last faced a compatriot in 2006, losing to Tim Henman in Bangkok.

The number of full time armed officers in Scotland is to increase by a third

Police Scotland said the increase was not in response to any specific terrorist threat but was necessary to strengthen the police response to major incidents including terrorism.

armed police
BBC

Police Scotland currently has 275 officers dedicated to armed response vehicles.

It plans to increase that by a further 90 officers taking the total to 365.

Police in Nairn searching for missing seven-year-old boy

Lee McFarlane is missing from the Rosebank Primary school area.

He is desribed as small in height for his age, wearing a long grey parka style jacket with a blue jumper, black jeans and navy blue trainers.

Officers said he headed in the direction of the A96 Inverness Road and searches are being carried out in this area.

Police
BBC

Secondary teachers look set to take industrial action over 'severe' exams workload

Members of the biggest teachers' union, the EIS, have voted overwhelmingly for a work-to-rule over concerns related to the qualifications that replaced standard grades.

The union's general secretary Larry Flanagan said the ballot reflected teacher "frustration" at the "severe workload burden" caused by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Exam hall
PA

"The target of this industrial action is both SQA bureaucracy and excessive internal unit assessment," he said.

"It is not our intention that this action should impact directly on pupils, and teachers will continue to teach classes normally and to assess pupils’ work."

From BBC Scotland Weather

Firm penalised after wheels came off one of its lorries and struck hearse in funeral cortege

 A skip and container firm has been penalised after wheels came off one of its lorries and struck a hearse that was part of a funeral cortege.

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The nearside wheels came off the William Tracey refuse vehicle on a slip road off the M8, near Paisley, on 31 December last year.

One of them hit and damaged the hearse on Renfrew Road.

No-one was injured. The Traffic Commissioner has now reduced the firm's vehicle licences from 144 to 121 for a 10-week period.

Watch: Prof John Curtice on the 'favourite' in the EU referendum debate

From the Daily Politics

Female motorcyclist in hospital after A82 lorry collision

Update

Police said the crash, south of Drumnadrochit near Urquhart Castle, involved a motorcycle and a lorry.

The woman has been taken to Raigmore Hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The road has now reopened.

A82
Google

Yuill family: 'Nearer' to answers with M9 crash report completion

The family of John Yuill have released a statement following the completion of a supplementary report into the M9 crash.

John Yuill
Police handout

The Yuill family are pleased the supplementary report has been completed and that it will hopefully take us nearer to some insight or answers as to what happened with John and Lamara on 5th July last year. We would again ask for our privacy to be respected and to allow all those involved in the investigation to continue to do their jobs.

Yuill family

From Traffic Scotland - A82 open

Bell family: 'We are another step closer to knowing what happened to Lamara and John'

The family of Lamara Bell said the pain of losing her would never go away but welcomed the completion of the investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Lamara Bell
Police Scotland

The past 11 months have been one of heartache for us all, especially for Lamara's two children, Alysha and Kieran. However, the sincere wishes and support from the local community and beyond has helped us greatly with the grieving process. The pain of losing Lamara in such tragic circumstances will never go away, but with the completion of this supplementary report from the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner, we are another step closer to knowing what happened to Lamara and John on that fateful day.

Bell family

PIRC report on M9 crash deaths - update

This has been an exhaustive investigation, which has required many different facets of the incident to be fully explored. The Commissioner recognises that it has been a difficult period for the families of Mr Yuill and Ms Bell whilst the investigation has been ongoing and has appreciated the opportunities to keep them informed of progress through our family liaison support. The Lord Advocate will now consider the content of the Commissioner's reports and it is a matter for them to decide what further action they consider to be appropriate.

SpokesmanPIRC
M9 crash site
BBC

New police watchdog report on M9 crash deaths handed to Lord Advocate

The report by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner follows the deaths of 28-year-old John Yuill and 25-year-old Lamara Bell.

Lamara Bell and John Yuill
BBC

The couple lay for three days undiscovered after their car crashed on the M9, near Bannockburn, on 8 July last year, despite calls to police reporting the accident.

The Lord Advocate will now decide whether to hold a fatal accident inquiry into the incident or begin criminal proceedings.

A82 closed near Drumnadrochit after crash

Police have advised drivers to use alternative routes and avoid the area until further notice.

The crash took place just south of Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.

There is no information about the condition of those injured in the collision.

A82
Google

Police divers continue search of River Clyde for missing deaf women not seen since weekend

From BBC Scotland reporter

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Kirsty Aitchison, 30, from the city's Robroyston area, left Campus bar in Sauchiehall Street, at 03:00 on Sunday.

CCTV footage later showed the mother-of-four "walking quickly and with purpose" at the Broomielaw, by the River Clyde, at 03:16.

Police divers also spent much of Wednesday on the river in Glasgow in an effort to trace her.

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Police close A82 after accident at Drumnadrochit

A82 update from Traffic Scotland

From Traffic Scotland - A720 accident

Report finds Dundee University contributes more than £740m to Scottish economy and supports 8,000 jobs

The economic and social impact study, by the Fraser of Allander Institute, found one in 12 jobs in Dundee - and a total of 4,000 in Angus, Dundee, Fife, and Perth and Kinross - were supported by the university's activities.

Dundee University
Google

In the past decade, the university has created 33 spin-off companies in the local area, many involving commercialising the university's scientific expertise.

The study, commissioned by the university, also found for every £1 of Scottish government funding, the university generated more than £7 for the Scottish economy.

CCTV released after man suffers fractured elbow in street attack

Police said the 26-year-old victim was assaulted in the Cowgate area of Dundee on 5 December last year at about 23:30.

CCTV
Police Scotland

Det Sgt Mike Ness said: "The male in these images was seen in the area at the time of the assault, I would ask him, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward as they may have information to assist with our inquiries."

CCTV
Police Scotland

At the time of the incident, the man shown in the images was wearing a long sleeved grey top and was thought to have come from the direction of the Townhouse Inn in the company of two other men.