15 July 2014
Three events: each significant, each with a longer term impact. Of the three, the greatest significance may ultimately lie not with the new and unexpected but with the development which was forecast.
Usain Bolt again denies making disparaging remarks about Glasgow 2014 as he makes first track appearance.
VisitScotland predicts Glasgow tourism will be one of the big winners of the Commonwealth Games.
An investigation is launched after Edinburgh Airport had to close its runway following a crash between two vehicles.
Double rapist Duncan Begg is jailed for eight years for attacking two women, one of whom was pregnant, in Wick in the early 1990s.
Job hunters are being warned about scam websites offering online training for the offshore oil and gas industry.
That's all from the Scotland Live team after another fantastic day of sport at Glasgow 2014.
We'll be back again tomorrow morning to bring you the best news, sport and travel news from across the country.
See you then.
It's been another successful day for Scotland with three golds, one silver and two bronze medals, bringing the overall number of medals to 49 - with fourth place on the medal table.
England still top the table with 140 medals and 49 golds while Australia hold second with 124 medals and 40 golds.
You can watch Lynsey Sharp's incredible run to take silver at the women's 800m final here
After the race, a tearful Sharp revealed she was ill overnight, being in the athletes' village hospital until 05:30 on Friday morning.
It'll be a dry, bright start for Central and Northern Scotland with some early sunshine. However, some heavy rain in the South will sweep across most parts during the day, possibly causing some localised flooding.
However, the North Highlands as well as the Northern and Western Isles should remain mainly dry.
Temperatures will reach 19C at best in the far North with the rest of Scotland closer to 16C through the cloud and rain.
Both fighters out on their feet. Home crowd did their bit but David Light gets unanimous decision based on third round. Bronze for Lavelle.
Scotland's Stephen Lavelle wins a bronze for Scotland in the heavyweight (91kg) boxing. The 23 year-old was unlucky to lose on points to New Zealand's David Light in his semi-final.
Lynsey Sharp tweets: This was my everything. I love you all. Never ever give up. Always be grateful. #CommonwealthSilver
Usain Bolt might have left the building but there was not an empty blue seat inside Hampden until an emotional Lynsey Sharp picked up her Commonwealth silver medal. What a noise! Sharp broke down in tears after a deafening cheer as that 100g piece of silver was hung around her neck by Dame Kelly Holmes.
You can watch Scottish lawn bowler Darren Burnett take gold in the men's singles here.
It was Scotland's second gold of the day after Alex Marshall, Paul Foster, David Peacock and Neil Spiers of Scotland beat England in the fours final.
In non-Bolt related matters, Scotland's men's hockey team go down 2-1 to Malaysia to finish eighth in the competition.
Usain Bolt got a rapturous response from the Hampden crowd despite reports from the Times newspaper that he had made disparaging comments about the games.
After the race, he said: "I can't believe she (the Times journalist) actually said that.
"You know me, first of all I would never have used that word, if I was going to say it.
"But for me, you know I love competing. I'm here because of the fans and because I want to be in the Commonwealth and I'm enjoying it. It's been good. People have been so nice, I would never say something like that."
Easy. Bolt hardly gets out of second gear as he leads Jamaica to a win in their 4x100m heat.
Coming up on BBC One and online: the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt, takes to the Glasgow 2014 track. He'll run the last leg of the 4x100m relay heat for Jamaica. Watch it here
Scots badminton player Imogen Bankier tweets: Semi final at 9am tomorrow morning.
She is in the mixed doubles semi-final with partner Robert Blair
Scots gymnast Daniel Purvis tweets: Well done to all my team mates, what a great games, loved it all. Can't believe I won a gold in Glasgow to top it all off. Couldn't be happier.
Lynsey Sharp certainly lived up to the message she had written on her hand. "Get out strong, commit"
Usain Bolt tweets: Team Jamaica 4x100m Relays #LetsDoThis #Glasgow2014
After winning silver in an amazing fightback in the women's 800m Scotland's Lynsey Sharp tells BBC Sport: "This is my everything. The last year has been obstacle after obstacle and even this morning I was in the hospital in the village until 5.30.
"I haven't slept at all, I was throwing up all night, I had a drip in my arm. This is honestly my everything and there was no way I was going to go through everything I have been through not to get a medal today."
She added: "I know how low the low-points can be and yesterday I almost lost it. Today I had to come out and get it right."
Scotland's men's hockey team are currently 2-1 down to Malaysia with just over half an hour to play. Chris Grassick scored for Scotland in the first half.
On Scotland's Lynsey Sharp winning silver: "Lynsey has had a such a difficult year. She was hospitalised with a wound that didn't heal properly. She isn't always one to tell her own story but it was known in athletics.
"At the start of the season she was struggling to even make the qualifying time but she has raced and raced to get into shape.
"She was in tears after the semi-final because she thought she hadn't run well enough to get into the final. But what a performance tonight."
Scottish Athletics tweets: Physically & emotionally exhausted - a week of being unwell & on a drip last night @LynseySharp has just WON SILVER
Two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Christian Malcolm said: "That was fantastic by Lynsey Sharp. I have seen her going through her troubles and this means so much to her. The fact that her father has won a medal at the Commonwealth Games, and now she has won a silver."
'Get out strong, commit' - written on @LynseySharp's hand - she followed her own instruction to perfection! Fantastic run for silver!
"Wow, Lynsey Sharp! Her father took bronze in the 100m and 200m in 1982.
"She has 'get out strong and commit' written on her hand. She backed off with 200m to go and said she is going to run her own race. Finally she has delivered at Hampden."
Lynsey Sharp fights through the field to take silver in the women's 800m final.
Kenyan World champion Eunice Sum won gold in 2:00.31 but Sharp came down the back straight, where she looked to be boxed in, before timing her burst down the outside to perfection. Silver medal for the 24-year-old.
Team Scotland tweets: Diving: Amazing performance - Grace Reid sets a new PB and places 5th in the 1m Springboard Final!
Scotland's hockey team will look to finish their Commonwealth Games on a high as they take on Malaysia. A win for the Scots will see them finish in seventh place in the competition.
Ha ha, Charlie Flynn tells BBC's John Inverdale he'll probably "drap deed" in celebration if he wins gold tomorrow
What a brave third round for Flynn. Crowd goes nuts as he is announced the winner.
An impressive third round from Scotland's Charlie Flynn takes him to the final of the men's light 60kg boxing. The 20-year-old from Motherwell will box for gold in the Hydro tomorrow.
Scotland's Josh Taylor got through to his boxing final earlier today. Stephen Lavelle fights in about an hour.
It's just been confirmed by the Jamaican team that Usain Bolt WILL anchor the 4x100m relay team tonight at Hampden, race starts 9.43pm
Scotland's Jax Thoirs finishes fourth in the pole vault final. The 21 year-old narrowly missed clearing the bar at 5m 55cm to rule him out of a medal.
Scotland's Charlie Flynn is taking on Joe Cordina of Wales in the semi-final of the men's light 60kg. Watch it here
Scotland's Stephen Lisgo finishes ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase final with a time of 9:05.13.
Jonathan Ndiku took gold in a Kenyan 1-2-3 with a time of 8:10.33. His team-mates Jairus Birech and Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi took silver and bronze respectively.
Blimey - what an impressive medal tally so far for Team Scotland 47 overall - 17 gold, 13 silver, 17 bronze!
Arbroath's Darren Burnett gets his gold medal after winning the men's singles in the bowls at Kelvingrove.
Darren is a serving police officer. He had to request special permission from Police Scotland to compete as all police leave in Scotland was cancelled during the Commonwealth Games.
A Scottish record for the men in the 4x400m relay sees them through to the final tomorrow despite finishing third behind England and Jamaica in their heat. Scotland qualify as fastest losers.
Scotland could win another medal in the pole vault final with Jax Thoirs currently in second place. Canada's Shawnacy Barber leads the pack alongside England's Luke Cutts.
Lobban (@LobSquash) & Crawford (@crawfordsquash) are in quarter-final action in the Mens Doubles. Watch it here
Team Scotland tweets: Athletics: @jaynenisbetPT (Jayne Nisbet) unfortunately misses her 1.82m jump and is eliminated from the Final.
Scotland's Darren Burnett takes gold in the men's singles lawn bowls at Kelvingrove. A convincing victory over Ryan Bester of Canada.
Scotland's Grace Reid comes in 5th in the 1m springboard final.
Disappointment for the women's 4x400m relay team as the second heat confirms they will not qualify for the final. The gamble to rest Eilidh Child does not come off.
Scottish Athletics tweets: Nailbiter! W4x400 finish 4th in 3:33.91 - could be enough for a 'fastest loser' spot in the final, we'll have to wait and see...
The Scottish women put in a good effort to finish fourth in the 4x400m relay heats. They will have to wait to see if it is enough to get through to the finals.
Darren Burnett is on target for gold after 13 ends at the lawn bowls. He leads 14-7 against Canada's Ryan Bester. Watch it here.
You can watch Daniel Purvis perform his gold medal winning routine on the parallel bars here.
The Scot produced a stunning display to post a score of 15.553 and win gold, just a day after claiming bronze on the men's rings.
Scotland's Chris O'Hare is through to the next round of the 1500m. He finished fourth in his heat with a time of 3:40.28
He tells BBC Two: "I knew when we went through the first lap it would be a case of having to be in top four and just staying smooth.
"I didn't feel that great at the bell but I'm happy with that and happy to be in the final.
His team-mate Jake Wightman came in eighth with a time of 3:43.87.
Network Rail Scotland tweets: 3,007,250 visitors have passed through Glasgow Central during Games. A month's visitors in only 9 days!
Tonight's athletics session at Hampden is now underway with the first round of heats in the 1500m. Scotland are represented by Chris O'Hare and Jake Wightman. David Bishop will run in the second heat at about 18:20.
Scotrail are running extra trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow ahead of tonight's athletics at Hampden. All trains travel via Falkirk High and run every half hour, leaving Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.
It's already been a memorable Commonwealth Games for Scotland with a record-breaking 46 medals already on the board and the promise of more to come.
What have been your favourite moments of the Games? Was it Dan Keating's medals at the gymnastics or the crowd cheering Eilidh Child as she ran through the rain to win silver at the 400m hurdles?
We've got Jayne Nisbet kicking things off in the high jump final at 6pm and Lynsey Sharp in the 800m final at 8.45pm.
Interesting to see how Chris O'Hare, Jake Wightman and David Bishop go in the 1500m heats, first up on the track just after 6pm.
Scotland's JaxThoirs and Gregor MacLean also in early action in the pole vault final at 6.10pm.
Some chap called Usain Bolt probably anchoring the Jamaican 4x100m relay, in the heats about 9.35pm. What kind of reception do you think he'll get?
Kylie Minogue takes a break from rehearsing for her performance at Sunday's closing ceremony. She must be working as hard as the competitors if this picture from her Instagram account is anything to go by!
Glasgow 2014: Amy MacDonald says she would have dressed as a Tunnocks Teacake if that was the only way to appear at opening ceremony
Up to 30 Sierra Leone athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games are considering extending their stay, due to fears over the ebola virus.
The BBC has also learned a second Sierra Leone athlete has been tested by doctors in Glasgow for ebola.
What are we expecting at Glasgow 2014 this evening:
A man has died following a two-car crash on the A90 near Fraserburgh.
Five people were taken to hospital, including a two year-old boy, after the crash south of Rathen on Thursday, and a 73-year-old man has since died.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash to come forward.
tweet: Good luck to our @Team_Scotland colleague PC Darren Burnett who is going for gold in the Bowls Singles final today @Glasgow2014!
Scotland's Daniel Purvis is presented with his gold to a deafening roar in the Hydro. A Saltire rises to the roof above the two St Georges crosses on either side of it.
Purvis, who won gold in the men's parallel bars, speaking to BBC Sport, said: "I am so made up with that. It was such an enjoyable final.
"Frank Baines did fantastically well, I had to go out and do my best and fortunately that landed me a gold medal. I almost welled up, my family are here and with the Scottish crowd cheering behind me I was so proud."
Glasgow's Commonwealth Games has helped a sharp increase in demand for Scottish produce in supermarkets.
Figures from Tesco showed that UK sales of haggis and black or white pudding were up 80%.
There was also increases in sales of Scottish bottled water and malt whisky.
Supermarket chain Waitrose also reported higher sales of teacakes and Irn-Bru.
Team Scotland are now assured of at least 50 Commonwealth Games medals at Glasgow 2014. (Remember the previous record was 33).
Two golds today - in bowls and gymnastics - have helped towards the current total to 46. The team are certain of four more medals - one in the men's singles bowls tonight, and three more in tomorrow's boxing finals.
"The Scottish and the English are constantly pushing each other and that will really help our Great Britain team. Daniel Purvis did a clean and solid routine to win gold - and he still has high bar to come.
"Max Whitlock has got the full collection now with bronze. And Nile Wilson, being here as a junior has not fazed him one bit."
Scotland's Daniel Purvis takes gold in the parallel bars competition at the gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games.
Purvis came up with a stunning final routine to steal the gold from England's Nile Wilson.
He posts a huge score of 15.533 to beat Wilson into silver, while Max Whitlock picks up another medal with bronze.
Frank Baines of Scotland was knocked out of the medals.
There could be a few heavy showers this evening, particularly over Argyll and the northwest Highlands. However, these will fade leaving sunshine for many to end the day.
Northeasterly winds will be strong over the isles, backing northerly and easing later.
Elsewhere, winds will be light, pushing temperatures down to around 10C.
Scotland's Frank Baines on the parallel bars. In bronze medal place at the moment.
BBC Scotland's Huw Williams tweets: Anti-war activists stage vigil at Glasgow cathedral to commemorate centenary of WW1. On @BBCNewsdrive after 4pm today
A man who raped and assaulted two women has been jailed for eight years, at the High Court in Glasgow.
Duncan Begg, 43, was told he was guilty of "crimes of a vile nature".
Scottish judo gold medallist Euan Burton tweets: "Commonwealth Games Mission COMPLETE! Got a picture with my superstar of the Games. David from Kiribati. #boom"
David Katoatau (centre) won gold in the men's 105kg weightlifting competition on Wednesday to win Kiribati's first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal.
The men's parallel bars final, featuring Scotland's Frank Baines and Daniel Purvis is on now. Watch here
Kieran Merrilees out of badminton men's singles as he is beaten by Ouseph in the quarter-finals
Canada's defeated pair pose for a selfie with winning Scots Blair & Banker after loss in the Badminton quarter-final.
Josh Taylor through to the 64kg boxing final. He will fight very skilful Namibian Junias Jonas, who almost toyed with Northern Ireland's Sean Duffy in second semi.
A man from London is to stand trial accused of stealing a Commonwealth Games accreditation pass.
Eric Noubayo, 36, allegedly took the pass belonging to Romeo Djoumessi, from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 29 July.
It is claimed he then tried to access the athlete's village by pretending to be the Cameroonian wrestler.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Mr Noubayo pleaded not guilty and was released on bail pending trial in September.
Alex "Tattie" Marshall, the Lionel Messi of lawn bowls, gets another gold medal. He was part of the men's fours that won the lawn bowls at Kelvingrove. He could not have done it without Paul Foster, Neil Speirs and David Peacock. They won 16-8 against England in the final.
Scotland's men's fours team have won gold at Glasgow 2014 after beating England in the final.
Scottish gymnasts Frank Baines and Adam Cox missed out on Commonwealth medals in the men's vault, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively.
Canada's Scott Morgan took gold, England's Kristian Thomas was second and bronze goes to Wah Toon Hoe of Singapore.
Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair set up a semi-final against England after mixed doubles victory over Canadian duo Phyllis Chan and Derrick NG.
Scotland's Josh Taylor is through to the final of the 64kg boxing after hanging on to defeat Sam Maxwell of England.
Now it's Lochend ABC's finest, Josh Taylor, boxing against England's Samuel Maxwell in 64kg semi. Charged atmosphere!!
Motherwell's Reece McFadden on his boxing semi-final defeat: "I felt perfect in there. Thought I was catching him with cleaner shots. I'm scunnered I'm not in the final."
Scots Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier are taking to the court for their Mixed Doubles quarter final. Watch here
Josh Taylor will soon be in the ring in the 64kg semi final. All the action will be live online
Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour books her place in the badminton singles semi-final with a convincing 2-0 win over New Zealand's Michelle Chan.
"That's boxing, what can you say?" says Reece McFadden after semi defeat. "Gutted that gold medal's nae goin aroon me neck!"
Keep an eye on the gymnastics live on BBC One and online.
Dundee United footballer Nadir Ciftci has been fined £360 after he admitted to driving at 97mph.
The Turkish striker had picked up the keys to his new Mercedes C-series shortly before he was caught speeding on the M90 Perth to Inverkeithing road on 14 October.
Reece McFadden misses out on a gold medal fight after losing semi to Andrew Moloney. Bronze for the 'Pocket Rocket!'
What a sickener for 19-year-old boxer Reece McFadden from Motherwell as he loses in the semi-final to Andrew Moloney of Australia. McFadden can console himself with a bronze medal for his gutsy displays in the 52kg fly.
If Reece McFadden gets through to the 52kg final he'll fight Pakistan's Muhammad Wassem, a very smart boxer.
McFadden fighting Andrew Moloney of Australia in the semi-final right now.
Michael Jamieson was the poster boy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games before it got under way. The 25-year-old Olympic silver medallist was swimming in his home town and the omens were good.
His surprise defeat in the 200m breaststroke final left him with a silver medal and he was the most disappointed medallist of the whole games.
In an interview with BBC Scotland's Tom English, Jamieson says he let his supporters down.
"I really wanted to repay that faith and support of the people," says Glaswegian Jamieson, 25. "It's only natural for your instant reaction to be like you felt you let people down."
He added: "I'll take some time off and come back stronger. I have to."
The Scottish government is urging universities and colleges to continue to increase the number of women on their governing bodies.
Education Secretary Mike Russell made the call as he set out the details of the latest funding deal.
But the government played down the likelihood of financial penalties for failing to make progress.
tweets: Aussies v India also upping the fashion stakes. I'd go clubbing in that gear if I could get in anywhere.
Catherine Shaw captured the view from Bealach na Ba, in the Applecross Peninsula, to the Isles of Raasay and Skye while on holiday.
You can see more of your pictures here.
tweets: Police advise A96 Fochabers area ts partial blckd bout 1/2m east of Fochabers on the westbound carriageway on a downhill section of road.
BBC Sport Scotland tweets: Who has been your star of the Games? Share your thoughts with us! #bbcglasgow2014
An 18-year-old man has died after becoming trapped in a silo on a Borders farm.
Firecrews were called to Deanfoot Farm at Denholm, near Hawick shortly after 09:00 this morning.
Police say enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing and officers are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive.
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