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.
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation.
Live video, radio and text coverage of 13 sports on day two of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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Scotland's netball side are currently 24-14 up on St Lucia at the Hydro with the second quarter coming to a close.
Cycling: Neil Fachie and his pilot Craig MacLean make it five gold medals for Team Scotland.
Partially-sighted Fachie (left in photo) and partner MacLean were the last of five teams to go in the 1,000 metres time trial B2 tandem.
The reaction from the Glaswegian crowd raised the roof of a venue that has become renowned for its ear-splitting crowds.
After the win, Fachie said: "That was the first time I have raced for Scotland so to get on top of the podium in front of a home crowd, it was hard not get teary-eyed up there. It's a special day. We have done a lot of hard training so the fact that it all came together was great."
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews will host a postal ballot among members on a motion to admit women to its ranks.
The result will be announced on 18 September 2014.
There is to be no Scottish medal in the cycling 3,000m individual pursuit as Amy Cure seals the bronze medal, winning her last race against Scotland's Katie Archibald.
Scotland are also in netball action where they're currently drawing 6-6 with St Lucia.
Ailsa Wyllie has scored her and Scotland's second goal as Scotland go 2-0 up against Malaysia.
Hannah Miley's father has revealed that he almost missed his daughter's gold medal-winning swim at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Miley defended her 400m individual medley title on Thursday night, finishing in four minutes 31.76 seconds to break her own Games record.
It's half-time in the hockey at Glasgow Green and Scotland's Women's side are 1-0 up on Malaysia courtesy of a goal from Ailsa Wyllie.
"Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean have worked together a long time and I don't think that was ever in doubt! To make up so much time shows their class."
The gold medal for the Scots cyclist meets with the approval of Billy Connolly and Jack McConnell
BBC Scotland bowls commentator Peter Wright tweets: "Scotland's women's 4 playing at Kelvingrove and it is so hot!! What I wouldn't give for some clouds."
Scotland's Neil Fachie takes gold at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the 1000m Tandem B2 time trial para-cycling event, with his pilot Craig MacLean.
tweets: Third and last Scottish boxer today is Motherwell's Reece McFadden from Forgewood club. Seven-time Scottish champ boxes Selby of Wales at 18:35
Scotland high jumper Emma Nuttall: "Nails done and ready for Wednesday!" The high jump qualifying rounds get underway at 10:45 at Hampden Park.
Former Scotland First Minister Jack McConnell enjoys a blether with the Big Yin, Billy Connolly, at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome as the evening's cycling events get under way.
Scotland's Lauren Brash, who is just 15 years old, competes in the rhythmic gymnastics, performing to an updated version of "Donald, where's your troosers?"
Super Heavyweight Ross Henderson is through to the last 16 of the Commonwealth Games Boxing.
The 27-year-old from Motherwell beat Parveen Kumar in a unanimous decision after three rounds.
Henderson, who is fighting in his second Commonwealth Games, was the busier fighter throughout and, despite being caught by Kumar's solid jab, deserves his place in the quarter finals of the +91kg division.
What has been described as the biggest fibre cable-laying project of its kind in the UK in years has started off the west coast of Scotland.
The project forms part of the £410m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband initiative.
A specialist vessel, the Rene Descartes, will be involved in laying some of the 249 miles (400km) of cable.
BBC Sport did a wee poll earlier today asking for the best sporting moment of the Commonwealth Games so far.
It seems Ross Murdoch's heroics in the pool have earned him another accolade.
The gold-winning Scot's tremendous triumph in the 200m breaststroke took 36.7% of the vote, with Alistair Brownlee's triathlon gold taking second on 25.5% and Hannah Miley's gold and record-breaking swim earning her third place, with 11.4%.
Ross swims again later in the 100m breaststroke semi-finals. Just after 20:00.
In about 10 minutes, Scotland's Ross Henderson enters the ring in the Men's Super Heavyweight category in the boxing.
The Blacksmith from Motherwell will be fighting India's Parveen Kumar Parveen in the last 16 bout.
tweets from the boxing at the Commonwealth Games: Scotland's Lewis Bensom loses in 69kg category to New Zealander Bowyn Morgan. Huge left in second round doing the damage #Glasgow2014
On the M9 Northbound, an accident between junction four at Lathallan and junction five at Cadgers Brae is blocking one lane northbound and southbound heading towards Stirling.
There's Commonwealth Games events today in Carnoustie. Shooting at Barry Buddon finishes in around two hours time, so roads around the venue will be busy this evening.
In Glasgow it's a busy day with events at the SECC, Kelvingrove, Tollcross and Glasgow Green.
The Emirates Arena and the Velodrome have restrictions and road closures around each venue.
Scotrail trains from Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh are not calling at Scotstounhill or Jordanhill today. You can get the low-level service from Glasgow Central if you're heading to events at Scotstoun.
If you're travelling west from Glasgow you need to use Central Low Level, while eastbound travellers should use Argyle Street Station.
From today, there will be no parking along the Commonwealth Games Marathon route.
Don't forget, the Wickerman Festival is on this weekend at Kirkudbright in East Kirkcarswell so expect heavy traffic on all routes, especially the A75.
Team Scotland's Lauren Brash is in the rhythmic gymnastics all-round final. Watch it here
Not a happy 28th birthday for Scotland's Alan Clyne. He has lost out in the last 16 of the Men's squash. England's number one Nick Matthew beat Clyne 3-0.
One of Edinburgh's most prestigious hotels, The Roxburghe, has been sold to a US-based investment management firm.
The four-star hotel in Edinburgh's Charlotte Square was bought by Starwood Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Glasgow 2014: In cycling, Scotland's Katie Archibald has set a new Scottish record in the 3000m pursuit. She qualified in fourth place.
And Mark Stewart also set a new Scottish record in his heat in the 4000m qualifying. Unfortunately he did not get through his heat.
A red panda at the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, near Aviemore, has given birth to twins.
Kitty's young were born on 15 June, but have only been revealed following the release of images from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
As well as a gold, silver or bronze gong, each Glasgow 2014 medallist is being presented with a special commemorative quaich.
The wooden bowls - designed by Glasgow-based Paul Hodgkiss - have sparked interest from TV viewers around the world.
So, what is a quaich and what are they meant to symbolise about the Games? Find out here.
tweets: Merchant city in Glasgow is sizzling for the Games #glasgow2014
About 250 boats are beginning to gather in Greenock ahead of the Commonwealth Flotilla up the Clyde to Glasgow.
Small ships, clippers, yachts and working boats will muster at James Watt Dock.
On Saturday they will sail 17 nautical miles to Pacific Quay, with hundreds of spectators expected to watch.
Glasgow's recently launched cycle-hire scheme has seen a substantial increase in uptake since the Games started.
The £600,000 initiative runs at 37 sites - six of which are temporary Games sites.
The previous high of 421 hires on 1 July has been surpassed by rentals on Wednesday and Thursday this week of 502 and 611 respectively.
Figures show the lowest number of rentals, 107, was on the scheme's launch day of 24 June.
Another warm day for many of us with plenty of sunshine around.
Reaching the high 20sC at best again - this most likely around the north west. These high temperatures could spark off the odd sharp isolated shower. Always slightly fresher along the east coat.
For a full forecast, go to the BBC Weather site.
There was "no question" the Red Arrows would change the colour of smoke trails to represent the Scottish flag at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
It follows reports the RAF aerobatic team was forced to change its smoke from blue and white to its usual red, white and blue at the last minute.
Katie Archibald broke Scottish record in qualifying for women's 3000m individual pursuit and will take on Australian Amy Cure for the bronze medal at about 16:55.
Irn Bru maker AG Barr has said it is on track to outperform Britain's overall soft drinks market, with a 5.6% rise in first-half revenue.
The Cumbernauld-based firm, which is one of the sponsors of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, is expecting sales of £135m in the six months to the end of July.
Team Scotland swimmers are continuing to do well in the pool.
Dan Wallace set a new British and Commonwealth record in the heats of the 400m medley, while Robbie Renwick, below, the Commonwealth 200m freestyle champion, qualified for the event's final.
You can watch all the latest action in the pool live on the BBC Sport website.
Team Wales 400m hurdler Rhys Williams is out of the Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.
The 30-year-old former European champion says he is "utterly devastated" and denies knowingly taking any banned substance.
Check out a selection of your photographs of Scotland taken between 18 and 25 July.
Today, we will be discussing funding for athletes and headgear used by boxers at the Commonwealth Games.
We will also be live at the pool and the judo. Join us from noon on BBC Radio Scotland or listen online.
Scotland's Patrick Dawson has won his preliminary round of 32 fight against Joseph Hell Bapou of Cameroon in the men's judo 73kg category at the SECC this morning.
Commonwealth champion Ross Murdoch has won his heat of the Men's 100m breaststroke following his gold medal in the 200m breaststroke last night.
Michael Jamieson finished third in the same heat.
Both men should be in tonight's semi-final at around 20:05.
tweets: Bumped into the wonderful @matthewcpinsent
Forget all those amazing scenes in the pool last night. Surely the most memorable moment of the Games so far - barring the Scottie dogs of the opening ceremony of course - is the celebration of Gavin Rumgay in the table tennis.
Are those Team Scotland boxer shorts? Who knows. Some questions are best left unanswered.
For most of you reading this page, it will take minutes or maybe a few hours to travel to Glasgow.
So spare a thought for athletes from St Helena - an island in the South Atlantic - who spent 10 days travelling to get to the Games.
Jeff: Prisoners should definitely have the vote. People change and deserve a second chance.
Knowles in Inverurie: Surely the whole point of going to prison is you loose your rights. Some discouragement. Must be given to help preventing people offend in the first place.
Gerry McSherry: Prisoners are part of society. Fact. Thus, they MUST have their "right to vote" respected. Otherwise, our society is fatally flawed,non-inclusive and uncivilised. Unionise our incarcerated!
Stevie in Greenock: No prisoners should get a vote never mind those that commit murder. They bang on about human rights, what a front, wonder if they think about the rights of the victims. The minute you go to prison you lose the right to vote and long may that continue.
Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.
New look Highers start in the new school year to tie in with the replacements for Standard Grades.
But a significant number of schools have chosen to delay them for a year in some popular subjects.
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.
Rosdeep Adekoya had been charged with murder, but admitted the reduced charge of culpable homicide when she appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh.
Scotland's Caroline Brownlie has missed out on qualification for the womens 10m air pistol event at Barry Buddon.
The 36-year-old from Edinburgh finished 24th out of 28 in this mornings qualifiers. Brownlie had a disappointing first two rounds before improving in the final two. She finished with an overall score of 351-3x.
Just spotted the BBC's Gary Lineker doing a piece to camera next to the Science Centre.
Chris Dwyer from Ullapool sent us this stunning shot of the sun setting along Loch Broom last night.
You can tweet us your pictures using #ScotlandLive or email them here.
BBC Scotland's Andy Burke has created a fantastic video montage of Team Scotland's success on day one.
Get those hankies ready, and re-live the amazing sporting moments from last night.
You can also re-live Hannah Miley's gold medal in the 400m Individual Medley, as sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win gold for Scotland in judo.
Speculation surrounding the future of Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk continues.
Read Friday's Scottish gossip round-up.
Stan in Banff: My great grandfather had a nip everynight lived to 94.
H in Edinburgh: It's more like UNDER 65s who need to cut down. As long as over 65s drink very moderately it is ok although must be moderate so to lower risk of falls.
Anonymous: Not the over 60s who are carted into A&E every night of the week comatose through alcohol. If people want to drink let them get on with it but don't waste taxpayers money paying for NHS and police to look after them.
They may have strong opinions on the forthcoming independence referendum, but many of Scotland's famous and respected names don't live in the country so won't get a vote.
Read about them here.
After day one of competition, Scotland are third in the medal table thanks to golds from swimmers Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch and judo stars Kimberley and Louise Renicks.
There were also silvers for Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston in tandem sprint cycling, swimmer Michael Jamieson and judo fighter Stephanie Inglis.
John Buchanan, James Millar and Connie Ramsay (all judo) won bronze medals.
England top the table with six golds, followed by Australia with five.
Katie Archibald could medal in the women's individual pursuit on the cycling track. The qualifying is at 11:15, with the final at 16:55.
South Africa's men are in action against Scotland in the hockey competition at 11:00, while Scotland's women will play Malaysia at 16:00.
In Netball, Scotland will play Saint Lucia at 17:00.
Meanwhile, at the pool, Ross Murdoch and Michael Jamieson will be in action again today in the men's 100m breaststroke semi-finals at around 20:05.
Robbie Renwick (pictured), the men's 200m freestyle Commonwealth champion, is also in action today. Heats begin at 10:30, with the final at 19:25.
Don't forget, you can catch all the action on the BBC Sport website.
tweets: Anyone coming to watch judo today, please keep that noise up! It was amazing yesterday! I know yous can do it again! We want to hear yous!
Aberdeen and St Johnstone progressed in the Europa League qualifiers last night, but Motherwell went out.
The Dons secured a 2-1 win in the Netherlands to beat Groningen by the same scoreline on aggregate while Saints won a penalty shoot-out against Swiss side FC Luzern. Motherwell went down 5-4 on aggregate against Icelanders UMF Stjarnan after extra-time.
Spanish side Real Sociedad await Aberdeen in the third qualifying round while St Johnstone will face Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.
Kaye Adams leads today's debate from 08:50. With figures showing that almost one in five pensioners drinks alcohol at home every day, she'll be asking: should we be telling old people to lay off the booze?
Elsewhere, judges in the UK's highest court ruled yesterday that prisoners should not be allowed to vote in September's referendum. Do you agree?
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More than 100,000 people are expected at Commonwealth Games venues today during the second day of competition.
Medal events are taking place in track cycling, swimming, weightlifting and judo at venues in Glasgow.
The shooting medal event takes place at the Barry Buddon Centre in Carnoustie.
Thousands of music fans are heading to south west Scotland as the annual Wickerman Festival gets under way.
The event, at East Kirkcarswell near Dundrennan on Friday and Saturday, will see acts including Dizzee Rascal, Del Amitri, The Feeling and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas perform.
Bathed in sunshine, the opening day at Glasgow 2014 had many memorable moments.
You can re-live some of them here in our picture gallery.
The nation's morning news programme is on air now with analysis of all the latest national and international developments.
You can listen live here.
Royal Bank of Scotland has reported better than expected pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year, up from £1.37bn last year.
The bank said it had set aside much less money for fines and compensation than expected - down to £269m from £2.15bn.
However, chief executive Ross McEwan warned of "bumps in the road ahead of us."
Following yesterday's success, there's more Team Scotland action to look forward to in the pool and in track cycling, with Michael Jamieson having the opportunity to put his silver medal disappointment behind him in the 100m breaststroke semi-finals at around 7pm.
Robbie Renwick is also in action in the 200m freestyle, the title he won in Delhi four year ago. Elsewhere, Scots athletes are involved in boxing, badminton and squash.
Keep across all the action on on the BBC Sport website.
A cloudy and misty start around North Sea coasts with some mist also to be found through the central belt, burning back to leave another fine, hot day with plenty of sunshine.
It's the last day of high temperatures, which could reach 27C or 28C across central and western Scotland at best. Cooler on the east coast and for eastern cities, but still pleasant once the haar moves away.
For the Northern Isles, the haar lingers, but some good spells of sunshine coming through the west of Orkney where it could reach 23C. A risk of a few afternoon showers across the Highlands, set off by the high temperatures, some of which could be sharp.
For a full forecast go to the BBC Weather website.
Day one ended in a goldrush for Team Scotland with gold medals for sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks in the judo and Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch in the pool.
The home team won 10 medals in all, with the prospect of more to come today.
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