Glasgow 2014: Illness monitored during Commonwealth Games

Public health experts are to use social media to alert them to outbreaks of illness during the Commonwealth Games.

Health Protection Scotland analysts will monitor sites like Twitter to see whether symptoms of illnesses such as flu, fever or norovirus, are discussed.

By accessing the settings of the phone, tablet or computer which sent the tweets, they will be able to tell the general geographic areas from which the messages have been sent.

They can then alert them to an outbreak of illness among fellow supporters.

Doctors can then make sure the health service is ready to respond and prevent any outbreak of illness from spreading.

'Surveillance systems'

Dr Jim McMenamin, surveillance lead for the Commonwealth Games Response at Health Protection Scotland (HPS) said: "HPS has a range of highly effective systems in place to monitor and respond to disease outbreaks in Scotland.

"These systems gather and examine information from GP consultations, NHS 24, laboratories, NHS Boards and other sources allowing us to detect certain infections and other hazards to Scotland's health.

"The Games will provide a long-lasting legacy for HPS as it has enabled the further development of our already well established surveillance systems.

"HPS is working with the Scottish government, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games organising committee and health protection colleagues in NHS Boards, and beyond, to deliver enhanced surveillance during the Commonwealth Games period."

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    Goodnight 22:55: Bryan Quinn BBC Scotland News

    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.

    On the medal trail 22:47:

    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.

    Medal table 1 August
    Hampden heart 22:41:

    You can watch Lynsey Sharp's incredible run to take silver at the women's 800m final here

    Lynsey Sharp run

    After the race, a tearful Sharp revealed she was ill overnight, being in the athletes' village hospital until 05:30 on Friday morning.

    Tomorrow's weather 22:36: Gillian Smart BBC Scotland Weather Presenter

    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.

    22:26: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    Both fighters out on their feet. Home crowd did their bit but David Light gets unanimous decision based on third round. Bronze for Lavelle.

    Bronze for Lavelle 22:25:

    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.

    Stephen Lavelle
    Never give up 22:18:

    Lynsey Sharp tweets: This was my everything. I love you all. Never ever give up. Always be grateful. #CommonwealthSilver

    Sharp medal 22:15:

    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.

    lynsey sharp's silver medal
    Golden bowl 22:13:

    You can watch Scottish lawn bowler Darren Burnett take gold in the men's singles here.

    Darren Burnett gold

    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.

    Eighth place for Scotland 22:06:

    In non-Bolt related matters, Scotland's men's hockey team go down 2-1 to Malaysia to finish eighth in the competition.

    Bolt bites back 21:56:

    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.

    usain bolt

    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.

    usian bolt
    Bolt on 21:39:

    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

    usain bolt

    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.

    Stay strong 21:22:
    Lynsey sharp

    Lynsey Sharp certainly lived up to the message she had written on her hand. "Get out strong, commit"

    Team spirit 21:21:

    Usain Bolt tweets: Team Jamaica 4x100m Relays #LetsDoThis #Glasgow2014

    Usain Bolt tweet
    'This mean everything' 21:18:

    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."

    lynsey sharp

    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."

    Hockey latest 21:18:

    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.

    21:07: Steve Cram BBC athletics expert & former CWG champion

    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

    Women's 800m final 21:01:

    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."

    Handy instructions 21:00: Rhona McLeod BBC Scotland

    'Get out strong, commit' - written on @LynseySharp's hand - she followed her own instruction to perfection! Fantastic run for silver!

    20:59: Allison Curbishley BBC athletics expert, on BBC Radio 5 live

    "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."

    Sharp silver 20:54:

    Lynsey Sharp fights through the field to take silver in the women's 800m final.

    lynsey sharp

    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!

    grace reid
    Seventh heaven 20:40:

    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.

    20:29: Phil Goodlad BBC Scotland

    Ha ha, Charlie Flynn tells BBC's John Inverdale he'll probably "drap deed" in celebration if he wins gold tomorrow

    20:27: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    What a brave third round for Flynn. Crowd goes nuts as he is announced the winner.

    In like Flynn 20:26:

    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.

    charlie flynn

    Scotland's Josh Taylor got through to his boxing final earlier today. Stephen Lavelle fights in about an hour.

    Bolt to run 20:26: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    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

    Fourth for Thoirs 20:15:

    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.

    Boxing 20:10:

    Scotland's Charlie Flynn is taking on Joe Cordina of Wales in the semi-final of the men's light 60kg. Watch it here

    Lisgo finishes ninth 20:08:

    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.

    Medal haul 20:00: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Blimey - what an impressive medal tally so far for Team Scotland 47 overall - 17 gold, 13 silver, 17 bronze!

    Golden bowls 19:43:

    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.

    darren burnett
    Relay record 19:38:

    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.

    Pole vault hopes 19:37:

    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.

    Squash 19:33:

    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.

    jayne nisbet
    Gold!!! 19:04:

    Scotland's Darren Burnett takes gold in the men's singles lawn bowls at Kelvingrove. A convincing victory over Ryan Bester of Canada.

    darren burnett
    Diving 19:03:

    Scotland's Grace Reid comes in 5th in the 1m springboard final.

    Relay blow 19:02:

    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...

    Athletics 18:45:

    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.

    Bowls 18:42:

    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.

    Parallel lines 18:38:

    You can watch Daniel Purvis perform his gold medal winning routine on the parallel bars here.

    Daniel Purvis gold

    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.

    O'Hare through 18:21:

    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!

    Hampden heats 18:09:

    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.

    Extra trains 17:50: BBC Scotland Travel

    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.

    Magic moments 17:46: Bryan Quinn BBC Scotland News

    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.

    Eilidh Child wins silver at the 400m hurdles

    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?

    You can send us your own highlights through email or twitter using #scotlandlive and we'll feature the best ones online.

    Athletics tonight 17:37: Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    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?

    Lucky, lucky, lucky 17:31:

    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!

    17:25: Daily Record

    Glasgow 2014: Amy MacDonald says she would have dressed as a Tunnocks Teacake if that was the only way to appear at opening ceremony

    Performers dressed as Tunnocks chocolate teacakes, a renowned Scottish confectionary, perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park
    Ebola concern 17:16:

    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.

    Ones to watch 17:12:

    What are we expecting at Glasgow 2014 this evening:

    • 17:45 Bowls - men's singles final (Darren Burnett going for gold)
    • 20:00 Boxing - men's light (60kg) semi-final (Scotland's Charlie Flynn against Cordina of Wales)
    • 20:45 Athletics - women's 800m final (Scotland's Lynsey Sharp goes in this)
    • 21:45 Boxing - men's heavy (91kg) semi-final (Scotland's Stephen Lavelle against Light of NZ)
    Man dies 17:02:

    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.

    17:01: Police Scotland

    tweet: Good luck to our @Team_Scotland colleague PC Darren Burnett who is going for gold in the Bowls Singles final today @Glasgow2014!


    Eve Muirhead tweets: Another Gold for @Team_Scotland The medals just keep coming....loving it!!!! #Glasgow2014

    Golden boy 16:44:

    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.

    daniel purvis

    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."

    Haggis on the menu 16:39:

    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%.

    Haggis, neeps and tatties

    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.

    Golden half-century 16:33:

    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.

    Gymnastics 16:27: Beth Tweddle BBC Sport gymnastics expert & ex-CWG champion

    "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.

    Daniel Purvis

    "Max Whitlock has got the full collection now with bronze. And Nile Wilson, being here as a junior has not fazed him one bit."

    Another Scottish gold 16:16:

    Scotland's Daniel Purvis takes gold in the parallel bars competition at the gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games.

    daniel purvis

    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.

    Weather update 16:13: Gillian Smart BBC Scotland Weather Presenter

    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.

    16:11: Jane Lewis BBC Scotland

    Scotland's Frank Baines on the parallel bars. In bronze medal place at the moment.

    Peace protest 15:59:

    BBC Scotland's Huw Williams tweets: Anti-war activists stage vigil at Glasgow cathedral to commemorate centenary of WW1. On @BBCNewsdrive after 4pm today

    Man jailed 15:55:

    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".

    Gold winners unite 15:51:

    Scottish judo gold medallist Euan Burton tweets: "Commonwealth Games Mission COMPLETE! Got a picture with my superstar of the Games. David from Kiribati. #boom"

    euan burton

    David Katoatau (centre) won gold in the men's 105kg weightlifting competition on Wednesday to win Kiribati's first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal.

    Gymnastics 15:43:

    The men's parallel bars final, featuring Scotland's Frank Baines and Daniel Purvis is on now. Watch here

    Not merry for Keiran 15:40:

    Kieran Merrilees out of badminton men's singles as he is beaten by Ouseph in the quarter-finals

    keiran merrilees
    We want your selfies! 15:36: Bryan Quinn BBC Scotland News

    Athletes and sports fans alike have embraced the "selfie" craze during the Games and have been snapping pictures of themselves and friends all over Glasgow.

    Athletes selfie

    You can send us in your own selfies via email or Twitter using #scotlandlive and we will feature the best ones on BBC Scotland.

    Badminton selfie 15:32:

    Canada's defeated pair pose for a selfie with winning Scots Blair & Banker after loss in the Badminton quarter-final.

    badminton selfie
    15:30: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    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.

    Man accused of Games pass theft 15:27:

    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.

    Bowled over 15:19:

    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.

    Gold for Scotland 15:05:

    Scotland's men's fours team have won gold at Glasgow 2014 after beating England in the final.

    Scots miss podium 15:03:

    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.

    Badminton success 15:02:

    Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair set up a semi-final against England after mixed doubles victory over Canadian duo Phyllis Chan and Derrick NG.

    Boxer in final 14:50:

    Scotland's Josh Taylor is through to the final of the 64kg boxing after hanging on to defeat Sam Maxwell of England.

    josh taylor
    14:43: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    Now it's Lochend ABC's finest, Josh Taylor, boxing against England's Samuel Maxwell in 64kg semi. Charged atmosphere!!

    14:42: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    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."

    More badminton 14:37:

    Scots Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier are taking to the court for their Mixed Doubles quarter final. Watch here

    Boxing 14:32:

    Josh Taylor will soon be in the ring in the 64kg semi final. All the action will be live online

    Badminton win for Scot 14:30:

    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.

    kirsty gilmour
    Philosophical in defeat 14:27: Phil Goodlad BBC Scotland

    "That's boxing, what can you say?" says Reece McFadden after semi defeat. "Gutted that gold medal's nae goin aroon me neck!"

    reece mcfadden
    Twists and turns 14:19:

    Keep an eye on the gymnastics live on BBC One and online.

    frank baines
    Speedy striker 14:13:

    Dundee United footballer Nadir Ciftci has been fined £360 after he admitted to driving at 97mph.

    Nadir Ciftci

    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.

    14:10: Phil Goodlad BBC Scotland

    Reece McFadden misses out on a gold medal fight after losing semi to Andrew Moloney. Bronze for the 'Pocket Rocket!'

    McFadden out 14:05:

    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.

    reece mcfadden
    Boxing 13:55: Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    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.

    'I let people down' 13:48:

    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.

    michale jamieson

    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."

    13:41: Equality call

    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.

    13:36: Jim Spence BBC Sport

    tweets: Aussies v India also upping the fashion stakes. I'd go clubbing in that gear if I could get in anywhere.

    Spectacular scenes 13:28:

    Catherine Shaw captured the view from Bealach na Ba, in the Applecross Peninsula, to the Isles of Raasay and Skye while on holiday.

    View from Bealach na Ba to the Isle of Skye

    You can see more of your pictures here.

    Traffic troubles 12:59: BBC Scotland Travel

    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.

    Star attraction? 12:51:

    BBC Sport Scotland tweets: Who has been your star of the Games? Share your thoughts with us! #bbcglasgow2014

    Flag waver
    Silo death 12:41:

    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.

    Kelpies tribute 12:39:

    The Helix tweets: Tonight, The Kelpies will be lit in gold to celebrate Scotland's new gold medal record! @VisitScotNews @Glasgow2014

    The Kelpies


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