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Summary

  1. Scotland's parties making submissions to Lord Smith on devolution
  2. Waste disguised as hay bales dumped at Edinburgh farm
  3. Fresh appeal over missing ex-prisoner
  4. Four offshore wind farms approved off east coast of Scotland
  5. Scotland gear up for Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan, Louise Sayers and Paul McLaren

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Thomas McGuigan

    BBC Scotland News

    That's it for tonight from the Scotland Live team. Join us again on Monday from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, traffic and travel. Have a great weekend.

  2. Nuclear waste ship 'on move'

    A cargo ship carrying nuclear waste which sparked an emergency rescue mission earlier this week has resumed its journey.

    MV Parida

    The MV Parida suffered an engine fire on Tuesday evening, leaving it adrift in high seas in the Moray Firth.

    The vessel was eventually towed to safety by an oil industry tug boat and had been undergoing repairs in Invergordon.

    It has now resumed transporting its cargo of radioactive waste to Antwerp in Belgium.

  3. Sturgeon call for compromise

    Nicola Sturgeon has called for compromise from all political parties to bring further devolved powers to Scotland.

    Nicola Sturgeon

    The parties have been making their first official recommendations to the Smith Commission, the body charged with finding agreement on further devolution.

    The Deputy First Minister told BBC Scotland: "We go into this process willing to compromise but very, very clear that a failure to deliver what people in Scotland want, which is substantial extra powers for the Parliament, will see these Westminster parties pay a very heavy electoral price."

  4. Code red for councillor

    A Borders councillor has been suspended for three months after admitting "an error of judgement" and breaching the councillors' code of conduct.

    Alastair Cranston

    SNP member Alastair Cranston, a former Scottish rugby international, debated and voted on an issue when he should have declared a business interest.

  5. Get Involved - Your Pictures

    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk

    Karen and Kenny Watson, from Stirling, were on cloud nine when they saw this view while walking the West Highland Way from Kinlochleven to Fort William.

    west highland way

    Email us your pictures and we'll use the best ones.

  6. Your Views

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    Danny: I'm one of the 55% who voted No. I don't want more devo. I don't want any devo.

  7. Ferry yard worries

    The German yard building the new ferry for Caledonian MacBrayne's Stornoway to Ullapool route is on the verge of bankruptcy, BBC Alba has learned.

    MV Loch Seaforth

    Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft is nearing the completion of the £41.8m MV Loch Seaforth, which has already been delayed in coming into service.

    A Norwegian company has put in an offer for the yard.

    But if that falls through, there is uncertainty about the handover of the vessel.

  8. Dead man's appeal thrown out

    Lawyers acting for a man who died in prison after serving 37 years for murdering a woman have lost an appeal against his conviction.

    Thomas Young's legal team were given permission to continue arguing for his murder conviction to be quashed after he died, aged 79, in July.

    He was jailed in October 1977 for killing Frances Barker in Glenboig, North Lanarkshire, in June that year.

    Appeal court judges rejected a claim that there was insufficient evidence to convict Young.

  9. E-Cigs - Your Views

    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk

    Alex McCallum: I don't think that it should be illegal for people under 18 to buy e-cigarettes; 16-year-olds can get married, fight for their country and, as happened recently in the Scottish referendum, vote. It would be a very narrow-minded viewpoint that would see these same people criminalised by banning them from buying an electronic device which, in the future, might prevent them from smoking real cigarettes with their attendant undisputed health issues.

    E-cigarette

    I therefore think that it's only common sense that any legislation banning the sale of electronic cigarettes should only apply to those under the age of 16. For your information, I'm a 68-year-old non-smoker so the proposal would not affect me personally.

  10. Gaelic appointment

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    A new acting head teacher has been appointed at Inverness' Gaelic primary.

    Annie MacPhee, a fluent Gaelic speaker from Lewis, has been seconded from her role as a support for learning teacher at Glenurquhart and Beauly primaries.

    She succeeds Janet Macleod, a fluent Gaelic speaker from Skye.

    Ms Macleod agreed to be acting head until the October break. Mrs MacPhee's post runs until June 2015.

    Highland Council said it would continue to seek a permanent appointment for the role at Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis.

  11. Football double bill

    Giancarlo Rinaldi

    South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    There's a rare Dumfries and Galloway live football double bill on BBC Alba this weekend.

    Queen of the South get the ball rolling tonight in their Championship clash away to Raith Rovers, while Stranraer face Livingston in the Challenge Cup semi-final on Sunday afternoon.

  12. Foot on the gas...

    The Scottish government has taken over the decision on two planning appeals for the production of coal bed methane.

    Dart Energy project near Airth

    Dart Energy had applied to Falkirk and Stirling councils for permission to drill at 14 sites in Airth and the Forth Valley.

    The firm then called on the government to make the ruling instead of the local authorities.

    Planning Minister Derek Mackay said the plans were of "national interest" and needed further scrutiny.

  13. Powering ahead

    The Scottish government has called for full control over fiscal and tax policy to be devolved from Westminster in the wake of the vote against independence.

    scottish parliament

    SNP ministers also called for Holyrood to get powers over welfare and broadcasting in its submission to the body looking into strengthening devolution.

    Opposition parties called for a range of financial powers in their case to the Smith Commission.

    Lord Smith aims to agree a way forward before the end of November.

  14. On air...

    BBC Radio Scotland's Newsdrive is about to go on air, you can listen live here.

  15. Strachan aims to capitalise on 'feel-good factor'

    Gordon Strachan says his Scotland players have their part to play in a year of Scottish sporting success.

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

    Speaking ahead of tomorrow's Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia, Strachan said they want to help build on a "feel-good factor" created by the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.

    "We seem to be adding to the spring in the step of Scottish sports fans and that makes us happy," said Strachan.

    "The players make me feel confident. They determine the mood of the coaches most of the time and they have satisfied me this week."

  16. Get Involved - Your Pictures

    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk

    The autumnal sunset over Elie in Fife was captured by Anthony Hawkes from Edinburgh.

    elie sunset

    Email us your pictures and we'll use the best ones.

  17. Helicopter search for missing man

    Police in Stirling have called in a helicopter and dog teams in a search for an apparently injured unidentified man.

    The man entered outbuildings at a farm in the St Ninian's area at about 22:00 on Thursday and spoke to a teenage girl before leaving again.

    He was wet, had torn clothing and a cut on his arm, and appeared confused.

    Officers have appealed for information.

  18. Get Involved - Your Views

    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk

    David Francis: When will people realise that there is no "single nation" any more on these islands. The inexorable rise of UKIP in England and the truly massive increase in SNP membership in Scotland amply illustrate that both countries are pulling in completely opposite directions. Longer term, there is absolutely no way these political differences can be successfully reconciled.

    James Martin, Glasgow: One parliament cannot make policy for four distinct countries. Our four societies are different, our needs are different so our policies need to be different to tackle our problems and grasp our opportunities.

  19. Police at 'barricaded' home

    Police are currently responding to reports of a disturbance in Gourock, Inverclyde.

    Police support unit vehicles and officers wearing protective clothing have been seen at the scene.

    It is understood officers were responding to reports of a man barricading himself in a flat.

  20. Radon gas reduced at schools

    Work to reduce radon gas levels at five schools in the Highlands has been completed.

    Radon gas sign

    High levels of the gas were detected at Helmsdale, Halkirk and Glenurquhart primaries and Kilchuimen Academy and primary in February.

    Increased levels were also recorded at Glen Urquhart High School in Drumnadrochit.

  21. Brown: More help for SNP councillors

    SNP deputy leadership candidate Keith Brown wants to change party rules to give central support to SNP councillors.

    keith brown

    Mr Brown said he would offer councillors a direct line into the party leadership if he is elected.

    He said: "Councillors are often the ones who are at the sharp end of the delivery of services to people across the country.

    "While government ministers have the civil service and other parliamentarians have plenty of resources to support them in their political work, councillors get no support in the political decisions they have to make - with a very few notable exceptions."

  22. Wife who killed husband spared jail

    A woman who killed her husband as he walked in front of their car in Paisley has been spared jail after being convicted of causing his death by careless driving.

    George Pope

    Kareen Pope, 44, was sentenced to unpaid work in the community.

    The court heard how Pope had been driving slowly behind her husband George as he walked ahead, intoxicated. She hit him and he became trapped under the car.

  23. Your Views

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    Scott, Coatbridge: To Sandy, I agree. The sooner we get an elected Parliament in Holyrood looking after those who work and live in our ancient nation the better. Not the Parliament in London or the un-elected House of old cronies... I mean Lords that currently rule over us and treat us a region.

  24. Riding school rapist jailed

    A riding school owner who helped disabled children before being unmasked as a dangerous serial sex offender has been jailed for 11 years.

    Robson Pereira

    Brazilian Robson Pereira, 50, ran the Kirkclaugh Stables at Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway.

    The High Court in Edinburgh heard he raped two women and sexually assaulted four others over eight years.

  25. Get Involved - Your Views

    newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk

    Do you think it should be illegal for people under the age of 18 to buy electronic cigarettes?

    Text 80295, email here or tweet using #ScotlandLive with your views.

  26. E-cigs ban for under-18s?

    The Scottish government is considering whether to make it illegal for people under 18 to buy electronic cigarettes.

    electronic cigareet

    The move is part of a public consultation which also asked whether smoking in a car should be illegal if a child is on board.

    There is currently no age restriction on the purchase of electronic cigarettes.

  27. On air...

    Reporting Scotland is about to go on air on BBC One Scotland, presented by Catriona Shearer.

    BBC Scotland

    The headlines include more devolved powers for Scotland and the police appeal over the missing ex-prisoner from Glasgow.

    Watch the programme live here.

  28. Your Views

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    Joyce Shetland: It may be that politicians need to use social media to ask the public what they want. The main parties seem to have lost the reason for politics, it should be for the general public or best for UK, not personal agendas or gains.

  29. Wind farms approved

    The Scottish government has approved four new offshore wind farms which could provide enough energy to power more than 1.4m homes.

    offshore wind turbines

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said the developments, in the Forth and Tay areas, would have to meet strict rules on protecting the local environment.

  30. Your Views

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    Frank, Glasgow: Miliband is a joke. Remember Michael Foot... he was a strange looking ineffectual man who often forgot things that were very important. Labour stuck with him, the voters lost faith and Maggie Thatcher strolled into power.

  31. Scotland have Georgia on their minds

    Scotland will play tomorrow's Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia at Ibrox.

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

    Gordon Strachan has been putting his squad through their paces ahead of the game and the players enjoyed a training session earlier.

    Scotland players training at Ibrox

    Goalkeeper Craig Gordon (pictured below, left,) is vying for a starting place against Georgia after impressing for Celtic on his return from long-term injury.

    Scotland goalkeepers Craig Gordon (left) and Matt Gilks
  32. Nice little learner

    The Scottish government is to contribute £14.5m towards building replacements for Kinross and Tulloch primary schools.

    Kinross Primary

    Perth and Kinross Council has welcomed the funding, which is added to £8.5m contributed by the local authority.

    Work is to get under way with the aim of opening the schools in 2017.

  33. Your Views

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    Nathan, Forres: In response to Sandy in Glasgow [see 11:10] Really?! Are you actually saying irrespective of independence, your own country should not even have a devolved parliament? Scotland is a country not a region. Totally unbelievable people still hold these views.

  34. Man jailed over boy rape bid

    A man who tried to rape a 15-year-old boy has been jailed for four years.

    Stephen Cannon, 26, from Dalry, North Ayrshire, attacked the boy at a village in East Ayrshire on 27 April 2013.

    Cannon, who was described as a "socially isolated" individual, was convicted at the High Court in Edinburgh.

  35. Green light for more powers

    The Scottish Greens have told the body looking into more devolution for Scotland that Holyrood needs wide economic powers and control of most of the welfare system.

    The party recommended to the Smith Commission, set up by Prime Minister David Cameron after the vote against independence, that Holyrood should be in charge of borrowing and taxation.

    Scotland's other parties are expected to make their submissions to the commission later today.

  36. Police speak to Tory leader Davidson

    Police have spoken to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson as part of an investigation into alleged breaches of electoral law.

    Ruth Davidson

    It follows claims that pro-union supporters at sample openings of referendum ballot boxes took tallies of postal votes before the count.

    Party sources said police spoke to Ms Davidson as a witness and there was no suggestion of wrongdoing on her part.

  37. Ship, ship hooray...

    Work has started on three Royal Navy warships being built at BAE Systems yards on the Clyde.

    New offshore patrol vessel

    The first of the offshore patrol vessels, which will be known as HMS Forth, will be finished by 2017.

    The vessels will be capable of global deployment and able to carry the latest Merlin helicopters and special troops.

  38. Budget blog

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    After much tosh on my timeline re: NHS spend, here's my take on the challenge being bigger than any pols admit.

  39. Hay bale rubbish trail

    Hundreds of tonnes of illegally dumped waste disguised as hay bales have been discovered on a disused farm in Edinburgh.

    The waste, left at the farm at Turnhouse, would have cost more than £60,000 to dispose of legally.

    Waste disguised as hay bales

    It is one of a growing number of cases being investigated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).

    The criminals used an HGV lorry, pick up trucks and a fork lift truck to transport the waste to the site at Turnhouse.

    Calum MacDonald, Sepa executive director, warned people with empty premises to be alert.

    "This is a very significant number of bales that are full of waste that have been brought here illicitly and deposited without the knowledge of the owner of the property," he said.

    Waste disguised as hay bales
  40. Star of Caledonia in doubt

    The team behind plans for the Star of Caledonia sculpture in Gretna say the project is at "real risk" after missing out on major funding.

    Star of Caledonia

    Creative Scotland has decided against offering £1m to support the landmark sculpture to be built at the Scotland-England border.

    They say their decision was due to the project's failure to secure other public sector funding commitments towards the £5m scheme.

  41. Your Views

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    James, Glasgow: Pleased to see the Scottish government set out another ambitious budget for Scotland. My wife and I bought a house in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, last year and we would have saved money under John Swinney's Land and Building Transactions Tax. Imagine what more could be done with the full powers of independence away from Westminster austerity politics?

  42. Fade to Gray...

    This weekend marks the opening of a four-month long exhibition celebrating the art of Alasdair Gray at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum.

    Cowcaddens by Alasdair Gray
    Image caption: Gray's work "Cowcaddens" will be on show

    The exhibition titled "From the Personal to the Universal" will feature about 100 works, from Gray's time at Glasgow School of Art to the present.

    The retrospective will run from 11 October until 22 February on the Kelvingrove's lower ground floor.

  43. Your Views

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    Sandy in Glasgow: The sooner we return to one Parliament in London for one nation the better. The SNP's bitterness at losing so badly in the referendum will be reflected in ever more left wing policies as they seek to punish the middle classes who voted against them.

  44. Council reverses Cosla decision

    Inverclyde Council has reversed a decision to leave Cosla - the body representing Scottish local government.

    Inverclyde Council

    The authority said in February it would give the umbrella body one-year notice and terminate its membership in 2015.

    Councillors reversed their stance after hearing Cosla had issued a revised constitution which highlights that there is no hierarchy between members.

    Aberdeen, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire Councils have all indicated they plan to leave Cosla next year.

  45. Swinney returns Labour serve over budget

    John Swinney has rejected Labour MSP Iain Gray's accusation that the planned increases for the NHS budget fall short of the SNP's promises.

    Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney delivering the 2014 budget

    Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, Mr Swinney said: "In our manifesto in 2011 we said we would guarantee that the revenue budget of the Scottish NHS would be protected in real terms.

    "That has been absolutely, totally and completely fulfilled.

    "Yesterday I went further than that, in the knowledge there are particularly additional pressures in the NHS, so the budget should have increased by £202m in the budget. But in fact I allocated £288m to increase the NHS budget in Scotland."

    Mr Swinney also warned against relying on IFS figures, saying that the Scottish government had put more than £500m additional capital investment into the NHS through the Scottish Future's Trust.

  46. Autumn statement

    The chancellor's Autumn Statement could play a key role in seeing an upturn in investment in the oil and gas industry, it has been claimed.

    A report by business advisory firm Deloitte suggested firms could be delaying key decisions until the future of the North Sea becomes clearer.

    This, it is said, could be after George Osborne's speech in December.

    There were four offshore deals announced in the third quarter of this year, down on 14 at this time in 2013.

  47. Ill wind as turbine plan halted

    A row has broken out over the refusal to give planning permission for wind turbines on the Uists amid concerns they would affect military radar.

    Wind turbines

    The Scottish government has turned down plans for two turbines on North Uist, two on South Uist and one on Benbecula.

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and a community group have reacted angrily to the situation.

  48. Gray: Budget 'pretty timid'

    Labour has criticised the Scottish government's budget increases for the NHS, with Labour MSP Iain Gray labelling the announcement "pretty timid".

    Iain Gray, Labour MSP

    Speaking on the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme he said that, while the budget was "to a degree progressive", it paled in comparison to Labour's offering at last weeks conference - "a UK-wide tax of properties of the highest value, done specifically to raise additional funding for the NHS".

    Finance Secretary John Swinney yesterday pledged that Scotland's health budget would rise by £288m to more than £12bn.

  49. Georgia on their minds...

    Gordon Strachan leads Scotland into Euro 2016 qualification battle against Georgia at Ibrox on Saturday.

    Aiming to bounce back from a defeat against Germany in their opening Group D encounter, the Scots will be straining at the leash at Ibrox.

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
    Image caption: Is Gordon Strachan indicating how many points he'd like to take from Scotland's next two qualifiers?

    But what of their Georgian opponents, who have won just three of their previous 30 competitive matches?

    BBC Scotland commentator Liam McLeod takes a closer look at the challenge they'll pose....

    After facing Georgia, Scotland will dust themselves down and head for the airport ahead of Tuesday's qualifier in Poland.

  50. Budget - Your Views

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    Andy: Being fortunate enough to live in an affluent area. I see that when a property is sold it's often followed by months of tradesmen arriving to make improvements. Bathrooms, kitchens, windows, electrics etc. Everyone has a budget and if your purchase costs shoot up some improvements can wait. Who loses? Tradesmen, shops, local manufacturers.

  51. Budget - Your Reaction

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    Pete, Dallas: My first house in 1984 cost £26,000 for a 3-bed property in rural Moray. Still in Moray in a 3-bed self build property worth £250k+. That's a 10-fold rise in 30 years, this is absolutely mad! House values need to drop to make them affordable to ordinary folk.

    Brian, Aberdeen: People wanting a property crash are forgetting about the potential for negative equity. I suppose that doesn't matter to some. The new build market in this country will be hammered and I can assure you John Swinney will have house builders in parts of this country absolutely terrified. The latest development in Stonehaven has house prices starting at £325k for a 3-bed house. That developer will now be seriously concerned for the viability of his development.

    Chris, Glasgow: Stamp duty was introduced to pay for a war against France. We paid off the debt for the Second World War so why are we still paying this tax?

  52. Appeal over missing ex-prisoner

    Police attempting to trace a missing ex-prisoner who is unlawfully at large have issued a fresh appeal for help.

    Johnathan Kelly, 33, from Drumchapel, Glasgow, was freed from Low Moss Prison in August. His licence was revoked when he failed to comply with conditions.

    Johnathan Kelly

    Last month, armed officers responded to a reported sighting and sealed off Boyd Street in Glasgow. However, Kelly was not found.

    Detectives said he is not thought to be a threat to the public but they have warned people not to approach him.

    Kelly is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, with short brown hair. He is of a heavy build.

  53. Budget - Your Views

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    Steven, Glenrothes: I don't recall the relatively and very well off jumping to the defence of the poor when the evil that was the Poll Tax was forced upon us. Now this proposal comes about and here they are squealing it's penalising those who aspire to have better things. Boo hoo!

    Mo, Glasgow: The idea that it's 'victimisation' to tax those who can afford to fork out such amounts for property is laughable. The new property tax is about genuine fairness. The daily victimisation of the have-nots, on the other hand, will continue, as will the divisive rhetoric Austin Lafferty et al spout - what makes him think that people are poor or don't own property because they aren't 'aspirational' or willing to work hard? Such ignorance and such an insult.

  54. Devolution power plans sought

    Scotland's political parties are due to make their submissions to the Smith Commission later.

    The group, led by Lord Smith of Kelvin, was tasked by David Cameron with delivering more devolved powers following the independence referendum.

    Lord Smith of Kelvin

    Each party is expected to ask for different levels of control over tax-raising powers, job creation levers and welfare reform.

    Civic institutions and members of the public were also asked for their views.

    Lord Smith wrote to campaigners on both sides of the independence debate asking for a range of representatives and for written submissions from each party.

  55. Today's topics

    Morning Call presenter Kaye Adams

    On today's programme we're asking: is John Swinney right to hit the more affluent in society with the new property tax?

    Should every workplace have a mental health first aider?

    And charity boss Willie Docherty learned at the BBC's Antiques Roadshow valuation day in Glasgow that a silver cup presented to his group in 1683 was worth an eye-popping £100,000. We want to hear about the treasures you've found in your attic?

    The lines are open now. 0500 92 95 00 or text 80295.

    You can listen live to the programme here.

  56. Your Views

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    Joe in Fife: People are sick of politicians who have no value to add and are capable of nothing more than empty opposition to every point. Very low calibre. They better enjoy their last months in Holyrood: because they won't be getting back in.

  57. Unsung Hero

    BBC Scotland News

    Do you know someone who deserves to be the #BBCUnsungHero in Scotland? #getinspired

    Who has inspired you, your family or your friends to get more physically active?

    Get Inspired

    Do you know someone who gives up their time to keep a local team or club going, but rarely gets the recognition they deserve?

    BBC Get Inspired has produced this video to encourage you to nominate someone.

    The closing date is Monday 20 October.

  58. Where's Neil Lennon going?

    The future of former Celtic boss Neil Lennon has once again set tongues wagging in football circles.

    Lennon will today decide whether to accept a tax-free £30,000-a-week job as manager of Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad, reports The Herald.

    Neil Lennon

    The Scottish Sun, though, says Lennon has rejected a move to Saudi Arabia and will instead take up the reins at Bolton Wanderers.

    Read our round-up of the stories making the back pages, as you tuck into your bowl of sugar puffs, here.

  59. Travel Latest

    BBC Scotland Travel

    Latest

    Fife - #A92 RTA northbound between Ladybank junction & Melville lodges 0oundabout causing delays heading toward Dundee.

  60. Read all about it...

    The Scotsman and The Herald report that first-time buyers are in line to save thousands of pounds on the cost of a new home following yesterday's budget.

    The Daily Record leads with a picture and story about a "gangster's" wedding which the paper says was a "who's who of crime".

    Today's front pages

    Meanwhile, the Scottish Sun features a story about a gulf war hero who "lived in his garden shed" for 15 years as he battled his trauma from the conflict.

    Read the rest of our newspaper round-up here.

  61. Bannockburn wowing the crowds

    The Battle of Bannockburn Centre has welcomed its 50,000th visitor since opening earlier this year.

    Lynn Forney Young, from Texas, was crowned the landmark visitor to the site, which opened in March.

    Bannockburn visitors have passed the 50,000 mark

    This year's visitor numbers have already dwarfed those of the battlefield's old heritage centre, which averaged 25,000 guests a year.

    The centre was established to mark the 700th anniversary of the historic battle.

    "We are visiting Scotland this year to honour the connections between American and Scottish history and heritage," said Ms Young.

  62. Weather latest

    BBC Scotland Weather

    Latest

    Patchy mist & fog clearing to a largely dry day with sunny spells. Scattered, heavy showers in the west, becoming more widespread later.

  63. Police appeal over Edinburgh rape

    Police investigating the rape of a woman in an Edinburgh street have made a fresh appeal for information.

    The 21-year-old was attacked in Eyre Place at about 04:00 on Wednesday.

    Eyre Place, Edinburgh

    Detectives have traced a "good Samaritan" who came to the victim's aid.

    They are still looking for a man described as Asian, aged 20 to 30 with short dark hair. He was smartly dressed, wearing a blazer, and may have left in a silver car.

  64. Welcome

    Thomas McGuigan

    BBC Scotland News

    Good morning and a warm welcome from the Scotland Live team as we provide a comprehensive round up of the latest news, sport, travel and weather from now until 18:00.