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Summary

  1. Gordon Brown leads Scotland debate at Westminster
  2. Garry Lockhart jailed for killing wife and son
  3. Glasgow and Aberdeen airports sold
  4. Scottish life expectancy rises
  5. Dog-dodging cyclist plunges into harbour

Live Reporting

By Marianne Taylor, Graham Fraser and Louise Sayers

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

    That is all for today's Scotland Live blog. For more on the House of Commons debate on powers for Scotland, read our latest report.

    Join us again tomorrow from 08:00 for the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

    Good night.

  2. Kilmarnock players dispute 'resolved'

    A player-bonus dispute at Kilmarnock has been resolved, according to chairman Michael Johnston (pictured left).

    Michael Johnston (left)

    The Rugby Park squad were reported to be dismayed at the money on offer as a potential reward for finishing 10th or better in the Premiership.

  3. Councillor denies assault on referendum polling day

    A former English council leader has appeared in court charged with assaulting a woman at a polling station on the day of the referendum.

    A not guilty plea was entered on Mairi Rimmer's behalf when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

    She is accused of kicking Patricia McLeish on the body at the Shettleston Community Centre in Glasgow on 18 September.

    Ms Rimmer, 67, currently represents West Park Ward on St Helens Council. Her trial was set for March next year.

  4. Cyclists dominate European qualifying

    Great Britain's men and women have qualified fastest for Thursday's team pursuit semi-finals at the European Track Championships in Guadeloupe.

    Katie Archibald (pictured left), who is from Milngavie, and teammates Elinor Barker (right), Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott finished 3.7 seconds quicker than Russia in four minutes, 40.289 seconds.

    Katie Archibald and teammate Elinor Barker

    Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull and Andy Tennant clocked 4:12.022, 1.9 seconds faster than Germany.

    The event offers qualifying points for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

  5. Barnett Formula

    SNP MP Pete Wishart asks Alistair Carmichael if the Barnett Formula will be safe?

    "Yes" is the minister's response.

  6. 'Work in the interests of Scotland'

    Mr Carmichael repeated his call for the nationalists to accept the outcome of the referendum.

    He added: "The SNP has been given an answer by voters in Scotland. Now is the time to acknowledge and accept it and work in the interests of 100% of the people of Scotland."

  7. Praise for Brown

    In response to Gordon Brown's speech, Alistair Carmichael - the Scottish Secretary - praises Mr Brown for his role in the independence referendum.

  8. 'Distribution of power'

    Mr Brown concluded: "What Scotland has shown is that it is possible to engage the public in a debate about the distribution of power in their own country. So as the debate about English cities and regions and the future of the British constitution gathers pace, the constitutional convention the Leader of the Opposition has proposed makes a great deal of sense."

  9. Brown on Cameron's plan

    Mr Brown says David Cameron's speech the morning after the referendum, when he promised English votes for English laws, is "a constitutional crisis in the making".

    He said: "The proposal, in practice, turned out not to be any new English rights of representation, but a reduction in Scottish rights of representation in the House of Commons."

    Mr Brown said Mr Cameron's speech has fuelled the demonstrations, petitions and allegations of betrayal since the referendum.

  10. English votes for English laws?

    Mr Brown calls for MPs from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to not be "downgraded".

  11. Brown on income tax

    Mr Brown rejects the idea of 100% devolution of income tax. Instead, he wants 75% of it being devolved to the Scottish Parliament alongside devolving 50% of VAT revenues.

    This, the former Prime Minister argues, will mean the Scottish Parliament is responsible for raising at least 54% of its spending in 2016, the year of the new power's implementation.

  12. '16 new powers'

    Mr Brown proposes "16 new powers for the Scottish Parliament, from the devolution of attendance allowance and housing benefit to the conduct of elections".

    Gordon Brown
  13. Brown's petition

    Gordon Brown presents his petition signed by more than 120,000 people to the House of Commons.

    Mr Brown said those who signed it "are determined that the vow made by all the three main party leaders on the Tuesday before the referendum is kept."

  14. Gordon Brown

    Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who set out the timetable for new powers for Scotland, is to lead a UK Parliament debate in the next few minutes.

    The debate, on "the UK government's relationship with Scotland", will close the day in the Commons.

    You can watch the debate on this page using the Live Coverage tab.

  15. Baby rapist jailed again

    A man who was jailed for raping a 13-month-old baby is back behind bars after he was caught with thousands of indecent images of children.

    James Taylor was first jailed in 2003 for sexually assaulting a baby girl, but was released early in 2008.

    His son and daughter alerted police after discovering indecent images of children on the 53-year-old's laptop.

    Taylor, from Falkirk, was sentenced to a year in prison, along with a further year from his original rape sentence.

  16. McIntyre delighted with signings

    New Ross County manager Jim McIntyre is delighted with the backing he is getting from the club's board after adding three new faces to his squad.

    He could boost the County ranks further, with former Motherwell defender Paul Quinn currently on trial.

    Jim McIntyre

    Following the signing of Martin Woods, free agents Jamie Reckord and Terry Dunfield have joined the Staggies.

    "The chairman has been fantastic and the board of directors have been great," McIntyre told BBC Scotland.

  17. Dunleavy to remain at Carstairs

    A man who beheaded his mother has been ordered to remain in a top security psychiatric hospital.

    James Dunleavy, 41, buried his mother Philomena in a shallow grave on Edinburgh's Corstorphine Hill.

    James Dunleavy

    Dunleavy believes he is fit to leave Carstairs State Hospital and should be sent to a mainstream Scottish prison.

    Judge Lord Jones rejected his bid following a five-minute hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh.

  18. Greer 'honoured' with cap

    Brighton & Hove Albion captain Gordon Greer says making his first competitive start for Scotland was an honour.

    The 33-year-old played the full match as Scotland drew 2-2 with Poland in Euro 2016 qualifying on Tuesday.

    Gordon Greer

    "I didn't think it was that big a deal to get the actual cap," the centre-back told BBC Sussex.

    "I've played a few games before but it was a really proud moment. To get the actual cap home with me is a great honour for me and my family."

  19. Glasgow and Aberdeen airports sold

    Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports have been sold by owners Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) in a £1bn deal.

    The three airports will now be owned by a consortium formed by two companies - Spanish firm Ferrovial and Australia-based Macquarie.

    Glasgow Airport

    The sale is expected to be completed in January of next year.

    The three airports will be managed locally but supported by Ferrovial's and Macquarie's shared ownership.

  20. Hamilton vs Aberdeen

    Read our preview of the Scottish Premiership match between league leaders Hamilton and Aberdeen.

    Hamilton midfielder Darian MacKinnon
    Image caption: Hamilton's MacKinnon is available to face Aberdeen after serving a ban

    You can listen to the match, which kicks off at 19:45 on Friday, on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW and online. There is also live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

  21. Crofting census

    The Crofting Commission has sent out a census to more than 18,000 crofts.

    Crofting

    The commission hopes that the survey will gather important information that will help to gauge the current state of crofting.

    It will be used to guide the Scottish government and other agencies in their work to preserve the way of life.

  22. Video - Garry Lockhart jailed

    Aileen Clarke's report on the sentence of Garry Lockhart, who has been jailed for life after he strangled his 29-year-old wife Janet and smothered his son Michael at their home at Bonnyrigg in Midlothian.

    Garry Lockhart
  23. Nicola Sturgeon - your views

    Colin Millar in Glasgow: Like many others, I get fed up hearing that, as No voter, I was somehow hoodwinked into voting that way. I am intelligent enough to have made up my own mind and I reached an informed decision to vote No, which was completely unaffected by 'the vow'. My hope is that Nicola Surgeon can accept that a very clear majority rejected independence. She signed the Edinburgh Agreement and should stand by its terms.

  24. Five changes for Edinburgh

    Edinburgh have made five changes for Friday's European Rugby Challenge Cup opener in Bordeaux following victory over Newport Gwent Dragons last weekend.

    With Cornell Du Preez recovering from leg surgery, captain Mike Coman moves from blindside flanker to number eight, with his place taken by Tomas Leonardi. In the front row, Willem Nel (pictured) steps up from the bench to start at tighthead prop.

    Willem Nel
    Image caption: Willem Nel replaces John Andress in the Edinburgh front row

    And in the backs, Phil Burleigh and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne start at stand-off and scrum-half respectively for Alan Solomons' side.

    Edinburgh picked up their first win in five games on Saturday with a 24-10 win over Pro12 rivals Newport.

  25. Man seriously injured in car crash

    A man has been seriously injured after the car he was travelling in came off a road and crashed into trees.

    He was one of five people in the car when it crashed on the B862 at about 23:20 on Wednesday.

    Police Scotland said the injured man was a passenger in the vehicle, which came to rest near Aldourie Primary School near Dores.

    He was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where police said he was in a stable condition.

  26. Ebola risk remains low

    The NHS is "well prepared" to deal with any possible cases of Ebola, despite the low risk of the virus being found in Scotland, the first minister has said.

    Ebola warning

    Alex Salmond was speaking after a meeting last night of the Scottish government's resilience committee.

    "We will continue to closely monitor the situation to ensure that all appropriate checks are in place to protect the people of Scotland," he said.

    Ministers stood ready to help bring the outbreak in West Africa under control, he added.

  27. Post update

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    tweets: Ross McEwan, RBS ceo: int rate rise will be "moment of trust" for banks. Anxiety needs managed: 1.5m borrowers have never seen a rate rise.

  28. Lamb thief jailed

    A man who escaped a shop in Glasgow with two legs of lamb after threatening to stab staff has been jailed for three years.

    Kenneth Wilson, 49, was browsing the aisles at a branch of Farmfoods in Maryhill when staff confronted him.

    Wilson, from Glasgow, pulled out a knife and told employees: "I'm going to stab you", before fleeing the shop.

    He was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh.

  29. Library visits down

    A study of facilities in Dumfries and Galloway Council shows one of the most marked declines in library visits of any Scots local authority.

    Library in Dumfries and Galloway

    The report shows attendance at local libraries has dropped by 11.5% since 2009.

    Of comparable local areas, only the Scottish Borders has a worse rate of decline. An improvement programme has been put in place in a bid to try to address the trend.

  30. Islands to get birthing pool

    Mothers-to-be in the Western Isles are to get a birthing pool for the first time.

    A possible location for the pool had to be ruled out last year because due to electrical concerns at Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway.

    Newborn baby

    At the time there was an online campaign calling on the health board to provide the facility.

    However, NHS Western Isles has now confirmed that a birthing pool will form part of the new birthing suite at the hospital.

  31. 'Not mission impossible'

    Speaking about the prospect of brokering an agreement on further devolution for Scotland with the three Westminster parties and the SNP in a matter of weeks as part of his commission, Lord Smith told the BBC: "I don't see it as mission impossible at all."

    Lord Smith of Kelvin

    "All the parties have been committing to an open process, a process where they are going to make concessions and so on. Timescales are handy things - if people give you two years, you'll take two years. Deadlines are actually good things - discipline.

    "I'm looking across all five parties and I can see several themes that I know we'll be able to agree on, and you just build from there."

    Watch the full interview here.

  32. Drunken babysitter jailed

    The Courier

    A babysitter has been jailed for 11 months after a mother returned home to find him drunk.

    Hearing the case at Perth Sheriff Court, Sheriff Lindsay Foulis described William Potter's behaviour as "frankly appalling".

    Read the full story here.

  33. Get involved

    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk

    Phil from Ayrshire, in reply to Andrew from Ayrshire: The SNP will stop accusing No voters of being gullible when they actually stop being exactly that! Just take a look at the "debate" the other day and tell me you weren't all gullible.

    Mark in Fife: I cannot believe the small mindedness of those complaining Westminster MPs are debating constitutional change across the UK. Is this just a lack of understanding of the impact of a one-sided separation of powers or just incredible selfishness? TeamScotland and nobody else matters

  34. Policeman 'saw girls with two men'

    A retired police constable has told how he saw two teenage girls leave the World's End pub in Edinburgh in 1977 with two men.

    Helen Scott and Christine Eadie

    John Rafferty, 57, said one of the girls was quite drunk and had to be helped by her friend, who he now knows was Helen Scott.

    The bodies of Helen and Christine Eadie were found dumped the next day.

    Angus Sinclair, 69, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting, raping and murdering the 17-year-olds.

  35. School admissions criticised

    Falkirk Council has proposed a shake-up of its admission policy for Roman Catholic schools.

    Denominational schools in the area are over-subscribed, and last summer nearly 40 pupils had to be refused enrolment.

    school classroom

    The authority recommends altering policy so only pupils with a baptismal certificate would be guaranteed entry to Roman Catholic schools.

    The move has been criticised as "religious discrimination" by opponents including the Scottish Secular Society.

  36. Post update

    BBC Sport

    Scotland

    On #ReportingScotland, BBC1 Scot, 1330: Hear from Scotland's Gary Innes ahead of the shinty/hurling International matches against Ireland.

  37. Your views - further devolution

    Stewart Connell: Mr Brown voted for legislative devolution. He was warned by Enoch Powell, Tam Dalyell and William Ross among others that it would break-up Britain.

  38. Murray wins in Sweden

    Jamie Murray and his Australian partner John Peers have easily seen off Johan Brunstrom and Nicholas Monroe 6-2 6-3 in the first round of the Stockholm Open men's doubles.

    John Peers and Jamie Murray
  39. Nicola Sturgeon - your views

    S Watt, Dunfermline, in reply to Linda on Scotland Live: How can you mention Nicola Sturgeon and Maggie Thatcher in the same breath? Nicola is a decent, honourable politician. A rarity these days. I have been sickened by the leaders of the opposition at Holyrood. They attack the person and not the policy. Perhaps they should take a leaf out of the late Margo MacDonald's book. By their constant sniping at the SNP they have achieved a grand exodus from their parties. Quite an achievement!

  40. Drugs arrests in Glasgow

    Three men have been arrested in Glasgow and six people in England as part of a co-ordinated police operation against organised crime.

    Titan, the north west's regional organised crime unit, carried out the raids with help from Merseyside Police and Police Scotland.

    police raid

    The arrests follow an investigation into the supply of illegal drugs from the north west of England.

    The men arrested in Glasgow were aged 27, 29 and 52.

  41. Glasgow City progress

    Glasgow City overturned a 2-0 deficit against Poles Medyk Konin to reach the Uefa Women's Champions League last 16.

    Jo Love's drive put Glasgow ahead on the night and Susan Fairlie levelled the tie with 14 minutes remaining.

    Glasgow City

    Extra-time ensued and Denise O'Sullivan (pictured) gave the Scottish champions a 3-2 aggregate win and knocked the Polish outfit out of the competition.

  42. School travel scheme

    A new smart ticketing scheme will be available on school transport routes in East Lothian, Argyll and Bute and Western Isles local authority areas.

    Young people on a bus

    The Home to School Transport Initiative gives pupils carrying Kidz or Young Scot cards access to their school buses.

    The project involves Transport Scotland, bus operators, schools and councils, and has also been made available to other local authorities.

    Transport Scotland's long-term vision is for other journeys on Scotland's bus, rail, ferry, subway and tram networks to be accessed using some form of smart ticketing or payment.

  43. Whitburn fire

    A house in West Lothian has been gutted by a fire.

    Four fire crews worked to put out the blaze after being called to the scene in Whitburn just after 18:00 on Wednesday.

    Fire in Whitburn

    A woman in the house had been cooking and heard the smoke alarm but did not go to investigate until a neighbour knocked on her front door to alert her.

    It is thought the fire started in an upstairs bedroom.

  44. Moped crashes with bus

    A 17-year-old moped rider suffered a serious pelvic injury after being involved in a collision with a bus in Edinburgh.

    The male rider is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the crash, which happened on Craighouse Road in Morningside.

    Police Scotland said the incident took place at about 16:45 on Wednesday and are appealing for witnesses.

  45. Get involved - devolution debate

    Text 80295

    Andrew in Ayrshire: When are the SNP going to stop accusing No voters of being gullible stupid idiots? We understood the question. Now the SNP need to understand the answer was NO.

    Tony in Edinburgh in reply to Gordon on Scotland Live: I am English I have lived here 44 yrs. The hate, as Gordon put it, started with Maggie T and the SNP have risen on that hate over the years. It's time Westminster made amends to Scotland.

  46. Scots living longer

    Life expectancy for men and women in Scotland has risen to between 76 and 80 in the last few years, according to a report by the Registrar General for Scotland.

    Comparisons of life expectancy at birth between council areas in Scotland

    Based on statistics covering 2011-2013, the report breaks down further the estimates published at Scotland level in August 2014.

    The figures from National Records of Scotland says there's a wide variation across the country in the number of years people live for.

    Residents of East Dunbartonshire can expect to live the longest, while people living in nearby Glasgow have the lowest life expectancy.

  47. Post update

    Douglas Fraser

    Where did Scots get #indyref info? Press Gazette reports: TV/radio - 71%, newspapers and websites - 60%, social media - 54%, campaigns - 44% YouGov.

  48. Police morale 'affected' by new force

    Reevel Alderson

    Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland

    The inspector of constabulary has published the first report on local policing since last year's reorganisation of the police service.

    His investigation into policing in Fife says the speed of change has affected morale among officers.

    Police Scotland was formally established on 1 April 2013 and is the second biggest force in the UK after the Metropolitan Police.

  49. Diageo drink sales fall

    The drinks company Diageo has reported a 1.7% fall in sales in the three months to September.

    Diageo

    It described this as "in line with expectations".

    The company highlighted weak consumer confidence in North America, and says its performance in Europe was hit by falling sales in Russia and Eastern Europe, which it partly attributed to events in Ukraine.

  50. Further devolution - your views

    Bill McAlpine: With all his bible quotes is Gordon Brown the Messiah the Labour Party crave? Well there are enough donkeys in the Scottish Labour Party for him to ride on as he makes way to Westminster this afternoon. Please Gordon stick to backbench politics, take your big fat salary and the honours that will follow your retirement and stay out of Scotland's future.

  51. Highland road improvements

    The Press and Journal

    A £200,000 project to make the Road to the Isles tourist route in Lochaber safer for motorists is to start on Monday.

    The section of the A830 to the west of Corpach that is to be resurfaced between October 20 and October 31

    Read the full story here.

  52. Steel 'has a future'

    Steel has a "sustainable long term future" in the UK, according to a UK government minister.

    Business minister Matthew Hancock was summoned to the Commons to answer questions on the proposed sale of Tata Steel's Long Products business.

    The company announced yesterday it wanted to sell off the division, which employs thousands of people at several sites in the UK, including at Dalzell and Clydebridge in Scotland.

    The steel giant said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Klesch Group, an industrial company which operates across Europe.

    Answering an urgent question in the Commons, Mr Hancock said: "We are working with the metals sector to develop further our metals industrial strategy and from this side of the House, we believe there is a sustainable long term future for the steel industry in the UK."

  53. Call for CPR training

    The British Heart Foundation is calling for mandatory CPR training in secondary schools as part of its National Lifesavers campaign.

    Heart attack victim

    The charity says more than 22,000 people die at home every year after suffering a cardiac arrest, and is concerned not enough people have the skills or confidence to perform CPR.

    Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, charity chief Marjorie Burns said people need to take immediate action if they think something might be wrong: "For every minute when nothing is done that person's chances of survival drop by 10%.

    "If you stand by for 10 minutes the chances of that person surviving are practically zero."

  54. Nicola Sturgeon - your views

    Ian in Falkirk: I think Nicola would have won the referendum. Salmond wound people up, Sturgeon wins people over.

    Linda in Inverness: Remember all the women who thought Maggie Thatcher would be great. Be careful what you wish for.

    Marty Wharry: She has five years to prepare us for the next referendum. Her passion is clear and she's honourable compared to the usual sleazy politicians.

  55. Lockhart's crime 'incomprehensible'

    Following the jailing of Garry Lockhart for the murder of his wife Janet and son Michael, Detective Chief Inspector Scott Cunningham from Police Scotland said: "I acknowledge the sentence of Garry Lockhart but my thoughts are first and foremost with Janet and Michael's family, who have been devastated by his incomprehensible actions.

    Garry Lockhart murdered his wife Janet

    "No sentence can alleviate their pain and I would like to pay tribute to them for their immense dignity and strength throughout the investigation and trial."

  56. Wind farm plans axed

    Plans for a large wind farm on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park have been dropped.

    Eurowind UK had been bidding to install 17 turbines standing up to 143m (470ft) tall at Nathro Hill near Brechin.

    wind farm

    The 61 megawatt installation would have been the largest of its kind in Angus, capable of providing power to 28,400 homes.

    The withdrawal of the plans has been welcomed by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

  57. Lockhart jailed for life

    A man who murdered his wife and young son in Midlothian has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.

    Garry Lockhart, 33, received a life sentence for killing Janet Lockhart, 29, and their two-year-old son Michael at their home in Bonnyrigg on 28 December 2013.

    Janet and Michael Lockart

    Judge Lady Wise told Lockhart at the High Court in Edinburgh that his actions had been "wicked".

    She said he had paid no regard to their suffering or the value of their lives.

  58. Your Pictures

    Simon Filsell from Kirkliston enjoyed a day out with his wife Karen and took this lovely picture of an Autumn day near Blair Atholl.

    Autumn scene in Blair Atholl

    Send us your best pictures of Scotland by email or tweet them using #ScotlandLive.

  59. A boy for Hoy

    Sir Chris Hoy has announced that he and his wife Sarra have a new son, their first child.

    Callum David Robert Hoy was born at just 29 weeks.

    Sir Chris Hoy and his wife Sarra

    The cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist announced his retirement from competitive sport last year.

    Sir Chris tweeted: "Amazed, delighted & a little shocked to announce the birth of our beautiful baby son, Callum David Robert Hoy! Born at 29weeks, today at 2pm."

  60. Harbour rescue

    A cyclist has been rescued after he fell into a harbour when he swerved to avoid his dog.

    Emergency services were called to Eyemouth harbour at about 00:20 after two people dialled 999.

    Eyemouth Harbour

    The cyclist had managed to clamber on board a small fishing boat by the time they arrived.

    Eyemouth lifeboat took him to shore, where he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital, Aberdeen Coastguard said.

  61. Get involved - Nicola Sturgeon

    Des on the Isle of Bute: I would trust Nicola with my life. She CARES about Scotland & its people & I cant wait to see where she takes us.

    John in Edinburgh: She needs a running mate to take the focus off her a bit. So far it's been roses all the way but things might get difficult and it remains to be seen how she copes with that.

    Lusa in Pollokshields: Nicola's ability to deliver is not determined by her gender. Where her gender matters is in that inspirational role, showing young Scottish women that barriers are made in the mind! She is my constituency MSP and she works tirelessly.

  62. NHS chief visit

    The head of NHS Scotland is to meet consultants from NHS Grampian later, after its chairman resigned following reports of a staffing crisis in the area.

    hospital ward

    Paul Gray will also meet the remaining health board members as part of a two-day visit.

    Bill Howatson, who had chaired the board for almost three years, stepped down on Tuesday.

  63. Your Views - further devolution

    David McKay: We now see clearly what Westminster politics is all about. It is about conning the public. Scotland was sold a pup by Cameron, Milliband and Clegg and Brown was the salesman. If the vow was anything of substance what it meant would have been agreed before it was made - not after the event.

    James: Another debate in Westminster. Will it end with any result for Scotland? Or, more likely, will it focus on English votes for English laws? What promised new powers will Westminster's selfless MPs bestow upon us humble Scots who decided to let others in another country make our decisions?

  64. Dumfries park is 'best in Scotland'

    A Dumfries park which recently underwent a £2m overhaul has been voted the best in Scotland.

    Dumfries park

    Keep Scotland Beautiful has revealed the results of the poll to identify the nation's favourite open spaces.

    The Dock Park was the national winner in the People's Choice award ahead of Beechwood Park in Stirling and Rouken Glen in East Renfrewshire.

  65. Got the gossip?

    Robert Lewandowski criticises a Scotland defender, Deila gets backing from a former Rangers player, and Ferguson wants King in control at Ibrox.

    Ronny Deila

    Catch up on all the latest football gossip here.

  66. Post update

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    Hi, Kawser here. Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain, becoming lighter and patchier with some brighter spells. Brisk winds but mild at 13-15C.

  67. Get involved

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    Gordon from Uddingston: Westminster has created its own hate by lying to Scotland and working only for the south east of England.

    Paul Edinburgh: Not only has this been the equivalent of a crowning but there will be a royal tour. The SNP are becoming more like a cult.

    H in Edinburgh: Nicola Sturgeon is the next best thing to Alex Salmond. Both have their finger on the pulse and both care about Scotland. They are not childish, power-hungry egomaniacs like other PMs. Come on Miss Sturgeon!!!

  68. Calvin set for MTV awards

    Scotland's Calvin Harris will join an array of international stars performing at this year's MTV awards in Glasgow.

    Calvin Harris

    The Dumfries-born DJ, producer and singer will join electro-pop songstress Kiesza and rock duo Royal Blood, who have also being announced for the event.

    Nicky Minaj will host and perform at the awards, which take place at the city's SSE Hydro on 9 November.

  69. Rise in 'unfair' parking charges

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAB) has launched a campaign to highlight the bad practice of some private car park operators after a 50% rise in complaints.

    Car Park

    Customers are being charged up to £200 for exceeding their time slot by as little as half an hour.

    A CAB report has criticised poor practice including misleading and parking tickets unclear signage which leaves customers unsure of how long they can park and how much they will be charged - failing to take into account reasonable mitigating circumstances.

    CAB is concerned about the effect on elderly and disabled Scots.

  70. Today's papers

    Nicola Sturgeon makes the front page of many of Scotland's papers this morning.

    The Scotsman reports that Ms Sturgeon has pledged to "build a better country" and engage with the cross-party commission set up to deliver more powers to Holyrood, while the Herald leads on the fact that she will embark on a nationwide tour of Scotland ahead of a reshuffle.

    According to the Scottish Daily Mail, Gordon Brown is being urged by Labour MPs to make a return to frontline politics and take on Ms Sturgeon.

    Today's newspaper front pages

    Elsewhere, the Scottish Sun breaks the news that Olympic and Commonwealth cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy has become a father.

  71. This morning's traffic

    BBC Scotland Travel

    Latest

    There are some windy conditions across the A87 Skye Bridge and it is a bit dreich for many of us, with surface water and spray to contend with.

    It's very slow on the M8 eastbound around Livingston, and traffic is crawling on the M74 extension heading for Glasgow around the Polmadie junction.

    In the east, cable works on the A90 Queensferry Road at Clermiston Road North are causing congestion to the B701 Drum Brae North in Edinburgh, and in Dundee there are delays on A90 Kingsway in both directions at the A972 Forfar Road.

  72. Morning Call

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Coming up at 08:50, Kaye Adams will be discussing politics. Nicola Sturgeon will become Scotland's First Minister - how do you feel about it?

    And with Moray Council set to become one of the first local authorities in Scotland to install underwater cameras at a number of its swimming pools, we'll be talking about CCTV. Is it an invasion of privacy?

    Lines are open now. Call 0500 92 95 00, email or text 80295.

  73. English votes debate 'legitimate'

    On the same programme, Iain Stewart, the Conservative MP for Milton Keynes, said of the debate: "As far as I'm concerned it's part of the general move we have to see what powers will come to the Holyrood parliament after the referendum."

    Asked whether it was right that a push for English devolution had been linked to the Scottish devolution process by the Conservatives, he added: "We need to make the union work for all partners in it. It's legitimate to look at English devolution alongside the Scottish side.

    "In no way does that diminish or backtrack from the process outlined in the Smith Commission."

  74. Wishart on Brown's petition

    Asked on Good Morning Scotland whether he thought he would get the opportunity to speak during this afternoon's debate at the Commons, SNP MP Pete Wishart said there was "no chance".

    He added: "We had a solemn vow, a guarantee. Yet the architect of this vow feels it necessary to petition the government he speaks on behalf of.

    He also denied that the SNP was not approaching the process positively.

    "We've put up plans," he said. "Our job is to ensure we get what's required to take our nation forward and we approach this very positively."

  75. Brown to lead debate

    Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who set out the timetable for new powers for Scotland, is to lead a UK Parliament debate later.

    Gordon Brown

    The debate, on "the UK government's relationship with Scotland", will close the day in the Commons.

    It follows a clash between Mr Brown and Leader of the House William Hague over "English votes for English laws".

    Nearly 120,000 people have signed a petition urging Westminster to keep promises on devolution.

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