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  1. Devolution plans published
  2. Alistair Carmichael makes Commons statement
  3. World's End murder trial begins
  4. Woman finds three-inch leech up her nose

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By Paul McLaren and Aiden James

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Aiden James

    BBC Scotland news

    That's all from the Scotland Live team today. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00 for all the news, sport, traffic and travel as it happens across the country.

  2. Statement ends

    That's the end of the Commons statement on Scottish devolution.

    You can watch the rest of today's business in the UK Parliament on the BBC's Democracy Live website.

    Tomorrow, MPs will take part in a general debate on the devolution proposals.

  3. 'Ill-thought out'

    Labour MP Gemma Doyle says it would be wrong to "rip apart" the UK Parliament because of what she calls "ill-thought out" proposals from the Conservatives on English votes.

  4. Public spending 'premiums'

    Another Conservative, Philip Hollobone, alleges that people in Scotland get "premiums" for public services unrelated to levels of deprivation.

    alistair carmichael

    Alistair Carmichael says public spending allocations are part of a UK policy to "share and pool" resources, which Scotland has voted to support.

  5. What about Wales?

    Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards asks what more powers will come to Wales.

    Mr Carmichael says any announcement on Wales would have to come from Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.

  6. 'Social justice'

    "We have failed to deliver on social justice," claims Scottish Labour MP Katy Clark. She calls for new powers to be used to deliver social justice.

  7. Powers for England

    The Conservative MP for Reigate in Surrey, Crispin Blunt, says that neither he nor his constituents will agree to more devolution for Scotland without more powers for England.

    Mr Carmichael says "that discussion will not hold up" more powers for Scotland.

  8. 'How long?'

    Labour MP Brian Donohoe asks the Scottish Secretary during the devolution debate: "How long before we are getting demands from the SNP for another referendum?"

    brian donohoe

    Alistair Carmichael says another referendum would be "damaging" for Scotland and claims the SNP "will suffer" if they don't accept the referendum result.

  9. 'Include Northern Ireland'

    Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley Jr calls on the Smith Commission to reflect "the needs of the whole United Kingdom in all its diversity, including Northern Ireland".

    ian paisley jr

    Alistair Carmichael says the commission's remit does not extend beyond Scotland.

  10. English devolution 'unclear'

    Scottish Lib Dem MP Sir Malcolm Bruce says he supports devolution for England but that the details of this are "unclear".

    He says a constitutional convention is needed.

  11. No cut in Scottish MPs

    Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael rejects a call from Conservative MP Cheryl Gillan to consider reducing the number of Scottish MPs.

  12. English devolution

    Labour MP John Denham says: "Scotland will now get what Scotland wants, so England must get what England wants."

    He argues that people in England should have the same opportunity to debate that Scotland has had, rather than "some obscure Cabinet committee" planning devolution for England.

  13. 'Devo max'

    SNP MP Pete Wishart describes the referendum as an "incredible, transformational event" and claims a large majority of Scots want "devolution maximum".

    pete wishart

    Mr Carmichael says over 60% of Mr Wishart's own constituents rejected independence, and warned the SNP against seeking "independence by the back door".

  14. 'English votes'

    Conservative MP Liam Fox says that more Scottish devolution should be accompanied by a "rebalancing" of the constitutional settlement, including English votes for English laws.

    liam fox

    Mr Carmichael says that the process should "open the door" for change across the UK, but says the UK government "will not delay" the timetable for Scottish devolution to wait for other parts of the UK.

  15. Labour response

    Labour's shadow Scottish secretary, Margaret Curran, is responding to the Commons statement.

    margaret curran

    She pays tribute to Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown for campaigning in favour of the Union.

    She adds that Labour will work with other parties in the Smith Commission.

  16. 'Working together'

    Mr Carmichael says: "I am confident that all five Scottish parties working together in collaboration" will produce a strong Scottish Parliament and UK.

  17. Submissions welcome

    Mr Carmichael welcomes the SNP and Scottish Green party's submissions to the Smith Commission talks on more powers for Scotland.

    He adds that the command paper represents the next stage in the timetable for more powers.

  18. 'Accept result'

    Mr Carmichael says "it is important that everyone accepts" the referendum result.

    Plans for more powers "are already being put into practice", he adds.

  19. Statement begins

    Alistair Carmichael's Commons statement is underway.

    alistair carmichael

    "I am pleased to report," he begins, "the people of Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom."

  20. 'Damp squib'

    Responding to the UK government's command paper, Patrick Harvie, co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said: "This so-called command paper is a damp squib.

    "It simply repackages what the three UK parties put forward in the spring, since when public debate has moved on considerably and public expectations have been built up.

    He added: "In the closing stages of the referendum campaign promises were made about deep devolution and near-federalism, way beyond what the parties originally proposed.

    "That gulf must be closed, and Scottish Greens will continue to argue for meaningful public involvement in agreeing a package of powers that will give Scotland real autonomy."

  21. More on command paper

    The UK government has said it will provide support to all the parties involved in further devolution discussions.

    The Smith commission is expected to reach an initial agreement at the end of November.

    The paper says: "The UK government's response will take the shape of draft legislative proposals accompanied by an explanatory text in January 2015.

    "These will form the basis of a Scotland Bill to be brought forward by the next UK government in the new Parliament."

  22. Devolution statement coming up

    Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael is due to make a statement to the House of Commons shortly.

    alistair carmichael

    It follows publication of the UK government's command paper on giving more powers to the Scottish Parliament, following the vote against independence.

  23. Gym hall demolished

    Work has begun to demolish the gym hall at an Edinburgh school where a pupil was crushed to death earlier this year when a wall collapsed.

    Keane Wallis Bennett

    Keane Wallis Bennett, 12, died in April when a modesty wall in the PE changing rooms at Liberton High School fell on her.

    An investigation into the tragedy by the Health and Safety Executive is ongoing.

    Edinburgh City Council has approved £2.5m worth of investment for replacement facilities at the school.

  24. Raise a glass...

    Production at a new malt whisky distillery on Speyside will begin later this month, according to its owners Chivas Brothers.

    chivas whisky

    The Dalmunach facility will be capable of producing up to 10million litres of spirit a year.

    It has been built at a former distillery near Carron in Moray.

    French-owned Chivas said the construction of the new distillery was a "clear demonstration" of its confidence in the long-term growth prospects of the Scotch whisky sector.

  25. Barras market raided

    Thousands of counterfeit DVDs have been seized during a raid on the Barras market in Glasgow.

    barras market

    Police and the Federation Against Copyright theft recovered music and film DVDs said to be worth more than £163,000.

    Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the raid.

  26. Breast cancer drug ruled out

    The organisation which dictates which medicines should be routinely available on the NHS in Scotland has decided not to approve breast cancer drug Kadcyla.

    breast cancer screening

    Cancer charities argued the drug adds an average of six months to the lives of some women whose breast cancer has become inoperable.

    Women in England, Wales and Ireland have already been refused access to the drug on cost grounds.

    The Scottish Medicines Consortium also had concerns about cost effectiveness.

  27. Who the blazes is that?

    Police in Aberdeen are appealing for witnesses after a video was posted online showing a gang of youths setting fire to a derelict factory.

    The video, which appeared on Youtube last week, shows several teenagers lighting a fire in the Broadford Works.

    The former textile mill is a regular target for vandalism and wilful fire-raising.

  28. Post update

    Edinburgh Evening News

    tweets: Gunman who shot at family home in Drumbrae "may have targeted wrong home"

    Drumbrae home shooting

    Read the full story here.

  29. Post update

    Laura Bicker

    Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    tweets: As so-called 'Command Paper' published on further devolution - it's worth looking at this by @BBCJamesCook

  30. Castle visitors up

    Edinburgh Castle has welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors this summer.

    Edinburgh Castle

    Historic Scotland said 767,566 people visited the attraction between June and September, a 3% rise on last year.

    Other historic Scotland attractions also enjoyed record-breaking visitor numbers over the summer period, including Skara Brae in Orkney, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.

  31. Hanley out of Poland game

    BBC Sport


    Blackburn Rovers defender Grant Hanley has withdrawn from the Scotland squad for the 2016 European Championship qualifier in Poland on Tuesday night.

    grant hanley

    The 22-year-old suffered a knee injury in the 1-0 Group D win over Georgia at Ibrox on Saturday.

    Manager Gordon Strachan has Brighton's Gordon Greer, Christophe Berra of Ipswich and Aberdeen's Mark Reynolds as possible replacements.

  32. Command paper published

    The UK government has published its command paper on more powers for the Scottish Parliament. The paper is a government document presented to the UK Parliament.

    It contains devolution proposals made by the three main pro-Union parties - the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

    It adds: "The UK government absolutely recognises that any changes to the relationship between the UK and Scottish Parliaments will have wider implications for the constitutional settlement across the UK, and that these will need to be considered in the round."

  33. Elderly care concerns

    Inspectors have found issues with documentation including "Do not resuscitate forms" in Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH).

    Elderly woman's hand

    During an August inspection Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) found that forms were completed inconsistently.

    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) have been asked to improve in 14 areas "as a matter of priority".

    The visit was part of the HIS programme of inspections on the standard of care for older people in acute care.

  34. Pay deal for hepatitis drug

    The NHS in Scotland is to be reimbursed for the cost of a new hepatitis drug if sufferers fail to clear the virus.

    Hepatitis virus

    The novel approach was revealed after the drug Olysio was cleared for use by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).

    The drug's manufacturer claims the move will help cut prescribing costs.

    It is estimated Scotland wastes up to £44m each year on medicines for all conditions that are unused, ineffective or are taken incorrectly.

  35. Outlook

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Things continue to improve across western parts of the mainland this afternoon. For most, top temperatures will be between 12C and 14C, a bit lower in the Northern Isles. Winds will be light.

  36. Team sought for Mac restoration

    Glasgow School of Art is looking for a design team to lead the restoration of the fire-damaged Macintosh building.

    Temporary roof is hoisted into place at Glasgow School of Art

    The school is calling on architect-led, multi-disciplinary design teams from around the world to register their interest by 10 November.

    The world-renowned, A-listed building was engulfed in flames in May, leading to the loss of about a tenth of the structure and 30% of its contents.

    Art school bosses want to restore the structure - designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh more than a century ago - to its former glory as a fully functioning art, architecture and design school.

  37. Weapons stash sentences reduced

    Four men jailed after a stash of guns and ammunition was found at a railway station have had their sentences reduced. on appeal

    Four men have had their jail terms reduced on appeal

    Serving soldier William Dempsey left bags of weapons at Carlisle station after getting off a train to Glasgow.

    He collected them from James Ashdown in Kent. They were destined for Barry Kelly and Craig Colquhoun in Scotland.

    They have all now had their jail terms reduced by judges sitting at London's Criminal Appeal Court.

  38. Beware the tyrant leech king

    While Daniela Liverani's nose-dwelling leech might seem like a rare occurrence, this is not the first time the BBC has reported on this phenomenon.

    Back in 2010 scientists found a species of leech in South America with a preference for living up noses.

    The Tyrannobdella rex - which translates as "tyrant leech king" - was first discovered in 2007 in Peru when a specimen was plucked from the nose of a girl who had been bathing in a river.

  39. Post update

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    tweets: Big new Speyside distillery, Dalmunach, starting on site of old Imperial. Capacity: 10m spirit litres pa. Chivas Bros production jobs: 8.

  40. Body found in river

    The body of a woman who disappeared after missing her flight to Thailand has been recovered from a river.

    Amunai Hobbs, 41, of Oban, was last seen in the Paisley area on the morning of 2 October after leaving Glasgow Airport.

    Police Scotland said her body was recovered by officers from the River Cart, Inchinnan Road, Paisley, at about 11:40 on Saturday.

    Officers said Ms Hobbs' relatives were aware.

  41. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    The A830 Fort William to Mallaig road has roadworks. Expect delays both ways. Bear this in mind if you are heading for a ferry.

    M74 South Lanarkshire: J12 Millbank northbound exit slip closed. HGV on fire. Go to J11 Poneil, come off there and go back via the B7078.

    A9 Pitlochry Perth road: temporary traffic lights at Dunkeld causing long delays - northbound is around 20 minutes.

  42. World's End trial begins

    The trial of a 69-year-old man accused of murdering two teenagers in 1977 has begun at the High Court in Livingston.

    helen scott and christine eadie

    Angus Sinclair denies punching, kicking, raping and strangling 17-year-olds Helen Scott and Christine Eadie.

    The young women were last seen at the World's End pub on Edinburgh's Royal Mile after a night out.

    Their bodies were found six miles apart in East Lothian. The case is expected to last two to three weeks.

  43. Post update

    BBC Sport


    What are your predictions ahead of Scotland's #Euro2016 qualifier against Poland tomorrow? Tweet us @BBCSportScot and share on Facebook

  44. SNP criticise TV debates

    The SNP say proposals to exclude them from network television debates in the run up to the general election are "utterly unacceptable".

    john swinney and nicola sturgeon

    The party has accused broadcasters of failing in their duty to Scotland.

    The three debates proposed jointly by the BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4, would see Ukip leader Nigel Farage invited to join one of sessions.

    BBC Scotland will be hosting its own series of debates.

    Deputy SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: "Dear broadcasters - what about UK's third biggest political party the @snp?"

  45. Up for shale

    The company that owns the Grangemouth oil refinery has obtained an 80% stake in a shale gas licence in Scotland.

    grangemouth plant

    It is the second such licence Ineos has acquired north of the border and covers an area of 400 square kilometres east of Stirling.

    The petrochemical firm has previously said it would give 6% of production revenues from its Scottish shale sites to nearby landowners and communities.

  46. Illegal evictions 'a police matter'

    A campaign to inform tenants and landlords that illegal evictions are a criminal offence which should be dealt with by the police is starting today.

    Key in door

    It is estimated that hundreds of illegal evictions take place in Scotland each year but many people wrongly assume it is a civil rather than a criminal matter.

    Graeme Brown from the housing charity Shelter, who is leading the campaign, advises people to take action by calling the police or Shelter if they feel threatened or intimidated by their landlord

  47. Police plea after Inverness 'raid'

    Police have made a fresh appeal for information following an alleged attempted robbery at an off-sales in Inverness.

    Inverness robbery CCTV

    CCTV images were released last month by Police Scotland of a man they want to trace in connection with the incident on 16 August.

    The alleged incident happened on the city's Castle Street at about 20:20.

    The images show a man wearing a black jacket with the hood up, jeans and white trainers.

  48. Light years ahead

    Aberdeen's network of street lights is to be used to help boost mobile phone coverage.

    The city council has signed a contract with Wireless Infrastructure Group to install 4G and potentially wi-fi transmitters on lamp posts.

    The five year roll-out is believed to be the first major use of the system in Europe, and is designed to offer quicker and more stable data connections for mobile devices.

  49. Mr Curly's demise...

    More on poor Daniela Liverani, who found a leech up her nose following a back-packing trip to Vietnam.

    Daniela and the leech

    Eventually, Daniela, went to A&E to get the segmented worm - nicknamed Mr Curly - removed.

    "The doctors did a great job, hats off to them, because obviously they don't see something like that every day", she told the BBC.

    Daniela took the leech home for the night, at the doctors' suggestion, but it didn't survive the night.

    "He's in an Edinburgh City Council bin," she said. "He's probably long gone by now. I boiled him first."

  50. Oil industry needs 'radical' change

    The UK government needs to introduce "radical policies" to help the North oil and gas industry, according to an expert.

    North Sea oil platform, located 50 miles off shore of Scotland.

    Prof Alex Kemp, of Aberdeen University, told the BBC: "It is clear that the tax system does need adjustment if incentives to develop new fields, enhance oil recovery, and engage oil exploration are going to be satisfied.

    "There is a need for fairly radical policies to stabilise the position and enhance the recovery."

  51. Yucky pic alert...

    Earlier we told you how Daniela Liverani from Glasgow discovered the nosebleeds she'd been experiencing were caused by a three-inch leech, which got stuck up her nose on a trip to South East Asia.

    Well, here's the leech.

    The leech Daniela found in her nose

    Talking on Good Morning Scotland Daniela, who lives in Edinburgh, said she first realised there was something funny going on up her nose when she was in the shower.

    "I could see it out of the corner of my eye," she said. "I jumped out of the shower and un-steamed the mirror and had a proper good look, and I could see little ridges on him.

    "That was the moment I realised 'Oh no, this is something funny, and definitely not a blood clot'."

  52. Devolution 'defining' election issue

    Andrew Picken, the political editor of the Sunday Post, has said further devolution will be the "defining issue" in next year's general election for the Scottish electorate.

    Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, he said: "Labour has the biggest challenge in working out its negotiations, but there are parallel negotiations taking place within the pro-Union parties. Income tax is going to be the biggest flash point.

    "We'll know by the general election whether the vow has been broken - it will be the defining issue for the Scottish electorate."

  53. Great British debate-off

    The directors of BBC Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are today writing to the leaders of the main political parties in each nation, inviting them to discuss setting up general election debates.

    downing street

    They will be proposing debates during the campaign which would be screened in each nation and would also be available across the UK.

    The invitations form part of a wider proposal, announced today by the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and Channel 4, for three Prime Ministerial debates and are aimed at ensuring impartiality across the UK during the election next May.

  54. All the gossip

    Arsenal are tracking Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk and planning to swoop with an £8m offer in the January transfer window.

    virgil van dijk

    Meanwhile, Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has warned his players that Poland are much more than just star striker Robert Lewandowski.

    It's another juicy day of Scottish football gossip... and you can read it all here,

  55. Scammy dodgers

    Older people are being warned of the dangers of cyber scamming at a special class organised by police and prosecutors.

    elderly person on computer

    Today's session, at Stratosphere in Aberdeen, aims to raise awareness about crime in the virtual world to help prevent people falling foul of criminals.

    Cyber scamming includes any type of fraud that uses email, websites, chatrooms or message boards.

  56. Post update

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport

    tweets: Grant Hanley pulls out of Scotland squad to face Poland. Knee problem.

  57. Who nose why?

    A young Scot troubled by weeks of nosebleeds has found the cause - a three-inch leech has been living up her nose.

    Leeches on an arm

    After coming home from a backpacking trip around South East Asia, Daniela Liverani from Glasgow thought the nosebleeds were due to a motorcycle accident.

    It was only when she felt something wriggle up her nose that Daniela realised the leech - who she has nicknamed Mr Curley - had been living in her nostril for more than a month.

  58. New jobs at Amazon

    Internet retailer Amazon is to create 1,000 new permanent jobs in the UK at its distribution centres.

    Amazon parcel

    The firm said it could not provide a regional breakdown of where the new positions would be created, but they would be across its UK distribution centres, which include sits in Dunfermline and Gourock.

    The firm said it would add the jobs to its existing 6,000-strong workforce in its distribution and customer service centres "in the coming months".

  59. Flying high

    More than four million passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport between June and September - making it the airport's busiest summer ever.

    Airplane wing in front of Glasgow Airport sign

    Meanwhile, Glasgow Airport has reported its 20th consecutive month of growth after 783,000 passengers travelled through its doors in September, representing an increase of 2.4% on last year.

    The Ryder Cup, which proved a huge draw for golf fans from across Europe and America, contributed to the increase in passenger numbers.

  60. Political engagement - your views

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    Alistair: Joined the SNP a couple of weeks ago. Not a left winger. I'm not stoked up with passion, I just feel that I personally need to make a bigger effort to try to achieve what I believe in. At 45%, we were nearly there.

    Roy, Carnoustie: How can Scotland ever be an independent country if Scotland is affiliated to the EU? The EU wants to rule every country in Europe (& is already doing so).

  61. Post update

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    tweets: Amazon adding 1000 permanent jobs to its 6000 at 8 UK 'fulfilment centres', including Greenock and Dunfermline

  62. Benefit trapped

    Families in Scotland are being affected by Westminster's changes to the benefit system, according to the SNP.

    scottish bank notes

    A Scottish government report looked at the impact of changes to benefit "uprating" implemented by the UK government since 2010-11.

    The changes are expected to reduce welfare expenditure in Scotland by around £6bn over the six years to 2015-16, it is claimed.

    This will result in families with two children receiving child benefit being £1,100 worse off over that period, the Scottish government said.

  63. Riddoch: 'Give oil revenues to Scotland'

    The electorate is having to rely on a "blank cheque" approach to further devolution, according to journalist and political commentator Lesley Riddoch.

    Ms Riddoch, who supports independence, told the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme she did not trust the pro-Union parties to deliver on the "vow" and called for oil revenues to be part of any deal.

    She said: "Gordon Brown is quoted as saying handing full tax powers to the Scottish Parliament would make the union unstable.

    "Their choice was to leave the vow to the very last minute. That has left the electorate having to rely on a blank cheque. Two thirds of people want full devo max.

    "The thing that will make the huge difference to Scotland, that will make sure we don't revisit this within five years, is having oil revenue coming in to the Scottish budget."

  64. Should voting age be lowered?

    Following the independence referendum, all elections should include 16 and 17-year-olds voters, a study has suggested.

    Young voters

    The work by think tank dpart found that lowering the voting age could increase young people's engagement with politics.

    It also found that young voters felt they gained more confidence in understanding politics from their school, rather than from their parents.

  65. Listen live

    Morning Call

    BBC Radio Scotland

    On today's programme with Kaye Adams we're currently talking political party membership. Following the referendum membership of parties like the Greens and the SNP has gone through the roof. Have you recently joined a political party? If so tell us why.

    And is it time to talk about the issues young men have to face, rather than always talking "girl power"?

    Lines are still open. Call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295, email here, or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

    You can listen to the debate live by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

  66. Fish super

    Scottish fishing leaders have welcomed a move from Europe's fisheries commissioner to "bank" unused mackerel quotas until next year due to trade sanctions imposed by Russia.


    Maria Damanaki will move for up to 30% of the quota to be held over at a meeting in Luxembourg today.

    It means the fish will be left in the sea instead of being caught and potentially going to waste.

  67. Read all about it...

    Scottish Labour is under attack on all fronts, according to today's papers.


    The Scotsman says Ukip will target up to a dozen safe Labour seats at Westminster as part of a "rust belt" general election strategy in working-class parts of Scotland .

    The Herald describes how Scottish Labour is facing a huge challenge in its traditional heartlands as new figures reveal a massive surge in SNP support in the west of Scotland.

    Read our full review of the papers here.

  68. Pole the finger out

    Arsenal and Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has warned against complacency when his side host Scotland on Tuesday.

    Wojciech Szczesny

    Following his country's first ever win over world champions Germany, Szczesny told BBC Scotland: "Of course it will give us a lot of confidence.

    "But there is a danger of complacency because you want to enjoy your win."

  69. Devolution plans announced

    The UK government is to formally publish proposals to give greater powers to the Scottish Parliament.

    houses of parliament

    The so-called command paper will contain the proposals by the three main unionist parties which were originally announced ahead of the independence referendum.

    These included devolving more powers over areas such as income tax and some welfare benefits to Scotland.

    The publication will be followed by a statement to MPs in the Commons.

  70. Set the date

    The first same sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland are expected to go ahead from Hogmanay.

    civil partnership

    Couples in an existing civil partnership will also be able to change their relationship to a marriage from December 16.

    Health secretary Alex Neil said: "It is wonderful that same sex couples can now begin to make plans to have their marriage just as any other couple can."

  71. Technical issues

    Marianne Taylor

    BBC Scotland news

    You've probably noticed we're having a few technical issues on the BBC website today. We've been unable to bring you Scotland Live as normal this morning, but we have resolved the issue and will hopefully catch up soon.

  72. Economy slowdown

    Private sector economic growth has slowed in Scotland, according to research in the latest Bank of Scotland PMI report.


    It said output growth eased from the "robust" pace seen in August. The report points out growth is at its slowest rate for the past 18 months.

    Job creation, however, it reported to be "steady" and employment increased.

    Bank of Scotland chief economist Donald MacRae said there was the possibility of a "rebound in activity" in October.

  73. Post update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    tweets: Western parts of Scotland enjoying the best weather today! Temperatures likely to reach around 13/14C in the sunshine.

  74. Post update

    Breast cancer drug ruling

    Women in Scotland with a particular type of terminal breast cancer will find out today whether they will get a pioneering treatment through the NHS.

    Image caption: Kadcyla can add an average of six months to the lives of breast cancer victims

    Kadcyla has been described as the "best drug in a generation" for women with HER-2 positive breast cancer.

    Women in England, Wales and Ireland have already been refused access to the drug on cost grounds.

    About 170 women in Scotland could benefit from the drug, which costs £90,000 for the 14-month course.

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    Marianne Taylor

    BBC Scotland news

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