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  1. Trafficking strategy agreed at Edinburgh Summit
  2. Lord Smith defends commission timetable
  3. Students diagnosed with meningitis
  4. Asghar family meet UK government officials

Live Reporting

By Louise Sayers and Graham Fraser

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

    That is it for today's Scotland Live.

    We hope you enjoyed our mix of news, sport, weather and travel to keep you up-to-date with everything that is happening in Scotland.

    We will be back at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Police return to gunshots scene

    Police are returning to the scene where gunshots were fired at a property on Edinburgh's Drum Brae Terrace.

    Officers will spend the evening making checks and speaking to members of the public in the Corstorphine area of the city.

    Police search Drum Brae Terrace

    No-one was injured when the shots were fired at about 23:30 on 10 October.

    A man in a light-coloured top and black jogging bottoms was seen in the area at the time and police are appealing for witnesses.

  3. Post update

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport

    Former #Celtic manager Neil Lennon live on @BBCSportsound tonight. Programme starts at 1810

  4. Retired Millar keen to 'enjoy' cycling

    David Millar says he wants to "enjoy sport again" after ending his career as a professional cyclist.

    The Scot revealed cycling had become a "job" and a "burden" at times.

    David Millar

    "I'd like to get back into sport being something I go out and have fun doing rather than worrying about numbers and science," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

    Millar, 37, won stages in road cycling's three most prestigious stage races - the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro d'Italia.

  5. Accies seek more fans

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin speaks to Hamilton Academical fans, manager Alex Neil and vice chairman Ronnie MacDonald about how the side, who are sitting top of the Scottish Premiership, can attract more fans.

    Hamilton Accies
  6. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    In Perthshire, there is some good news for drivers on the A9. The road has now re-opened between Ballinluig and Dunkeld after the accident there was cleared. However, further south it is still slow southbound in the roadworks near Auchterarder.

    In Fife, one lane of the M90 is blocked southbound after an accident at Junction 2 Pitreavie, so congestion is back to Junction 3 Halbeath.

    In Edinburgh, the A720 bypass continues to be very sluggish. Westbound, it's slow between Lasswade junction and Gilmerton junction. Meanwhile, traffic is crawling eastbound at Hermiston Gait.

    ScotRail also tell us there will be several cancellations to local services in the Strathclyde area tonight. Check before travelling.

  7. Crash cause remains unclear

    A sheriff has found that a Livingston man killed in a crash near Ecclefechan died of neck and chest injuries.

    David Reilly, 66, died in April last year after his pickup truck towing a caravan struck the central reservation and was then hit by a lorry.


    He was travelling from Wales to West Lothian when the accident happened in the early hours of the morning.

    A sheriff said he could reach no "firm conclusion" why his vehicle had left the third lane of the A74(M) motorway.

  8. St Johnstone vs Kilmarnock preview

    Adam Morgan is suspended for St Johnstone's Scottish Premiership meeting with Kilmarnock on Saturday.

    Midfielders Scott Brown and Chris Millar are back in training but remain doubts while Steven MacLean and Tam Scobbie are still out.

    St Johnstone vs Kilmarnock

    Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston may not risk Craig Samson after the goalkeeper recovered from a broken toe.

    Chris Chantler and Rory McKenzie, meanwhile, could return to the team following minor injuries in Perth.

  9. Vanishing bus stop mystery solved

    Edinburgh council has discovered that three bus stops removed overnight were dismantled by the company previously responsible for maintaining them.

    Clear Channel's contract to manage some of the city's bus stops ended on 3 August.

    Two stops disappeared from outside the Western General Hospital and one was partially removed from Princes Street.

    The two organisations are now said to be in a "productive dialogue".

  10. Glasgow 2014 helped hotel rates

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    Glasgow hotels enjoyed a big lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.

    However, there are signs that summer tourism was slightly disrupted elsewhere, as occupancy rates fell.


    Latest analysis of three and four-star hotels' performance showed Glasgow's "room yield" - the main industry measure - was up from £45.31 to £78.53.

    Edinburgh remained more lucrative per room, at £81.86, though that was a decline of 1.5% on July 2013.

  11. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    In Perthshire, the A9 is still closed in both directions between Ballinluig and Dunkeld because of an accident. It's also very slow southbound in the roadworks near Auchterarder.

    In Glasgow, the M8 is returning to normal eastbound after a broken down van was cleared between Junction 17, Great Western Road and Junction 16, Craighall. In Edinburgh, the A720 city bypass continues to be sluggish in both directions after an accident earlier. In West Dunbartonshire, there are delays of 30 minutes on A82 Stirling Road, that's northbound at Garshake Road in roadworks.

    On the railways - delays between Glasgow and Carlisle, and between Edinburgh and Carlisle due to a signalling problem. ScotRail also tell us there will be a few cancellations to local services in the Glasgow and Strathclyde area tonight. Amongst those, the 17.23 Motherwell to Milngavie train will now terminate at Partick.

  12. Ross County vs Celtic preview

    Ross County are without injured trio Timothy Dreesen, Rocco Quinn and Uros Celcer for the visit of Celtic.

    The Staggies are waiting for international clearance to include new arrivals Jamie Reckord, Martin Woods and Terry Dunfield.

    Celtic vs Ross County

    Celtic welcome back Charlie Mulgrew, Mikael Lustig and Adam Matthews from injuries but James Forrest remains out.

    Emilio Izaguirre, Efe Ambrose and Wakaso Mubarak will be assessed on arrival back from international duty.

  13. Man charged with attempted rape

    A 35-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the attempted rape of a woman in Edinburgh.

    Cihan Ergisi made no plea or declaration during a brief appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and was released on bail.

    The charge follows an alleged attack on a 21-year-old woman near Smithies pub in Eyre Place.

    The incident is said to have taken place at about 04:00 on Thursday 8 October.

  14. Warriors make changes

    Glasgow Warriors are without captain Josh Strauss for their opening European Champions Cup match against Bath.

    Strauss will be replaced in the back row by Adam Ashe with scrum-half Henry Pyrgos skippering the team.

    Stuart Hogg, Duncan Weir, Pat McArthur, Jonny Gray, and Adam Ashe are among five changes for Warriors.

  15. Gala Day bus trouble quelled by CS spray

    A court has heard how CS spray had to be used by police to quell a disturbance on a bus at the end of Lockerbie's gala day celebrations.

    Officers boarded the service for Gretna to try to deal with a group of rowdy youths on board.

    Stuart Mitchell, 21, and Gary Rosado, 20, both from Gretna, have admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner. Lee Sproat, 18, of Kirkpatrick-Fleming, pled guilty to shouting and swearing at police.

    Dumfries Sheriff Court heard police boarded a bus it to "calm things down", but one man started shouting and swearing. When officers tried to arrest him two others tried to stop them, prompting the use of the CS spray.

  16. Archibald wins gold

    Milngavie cyclist Katie Archibald has won a gold medal at the European Track Championships.

    Katie Archibald (far left), Elinor Barker, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott

    In the women's team pursuit final Ms Archibald (far left), Elinor Barker, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott defeated the Russian team by nearly seven seconds to ride to victory.

  17. Aberdeen rapist jailed

    A rapist who lured a vulnerable student to a flat before attacking her has been jailed for six years.

    Henry Thomson, 53, had found the woman alone and unwell in Aberdeen city centre after she had been on a night out with friends.

    Constitution Street, Aberdeen

    He offered to take her to his girlfriend's flat where he raped her.

    The High Court in Edinburgh heard Thomson had 48 previous convictions, including a number for assault and breach of the peace.

  18. U-turn on Isle's free water tap

    Residents on the Isle of Coll have succeeded in their bid to have the island's free water tap turned back on.

    The un-metered tap at Coll pier, which was used by tourists and households not connected to the mains supply, had been switched off following water shortages.

    Isle of Coll

    There were concerns it would leave some islanders without access to safe drinking water.

    Now Argyll and Bute council has said it will be restored "as soon as practicable".

  19. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    In Perthshire, the A9 is closed in both directions between Ballinluig and Dunkeld, with quite a tailback in both directions. It's also very slow southbound in the roadworks near Auchterarder so expect it to take longer than usual.

  20. Lord Smith defends commission timetable

    Lord Smith of Kelvin has defended the timescale for reaching agreement on enhanced devolution, arguing that the timetable isn't unrealistic.

    Academics and MPs had previously warned a House of Commons committee that the commission was potentially heading for a "botch job".

    Lord Smith of Kelvin

    Speaking following a seminar at Stirling University, one of a series of events aimed at getting the views of Civic Scotland and wider Scottish society, Lord Smith today pledged that his Commission will deliver a robust set of proposals.

    The Commission's website has received around 6000 emails from members of the public with their views on which powers should be granted to Holyrood.

  21. Asghar family meet government officials

    The daughter of a man from Edinburgh who is on death row in Pakistan has met UK government officials to plead for intervention.

    Jasmine Rana presented a petition signed by 70,000 people calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to secure her father's return to the UK.

    Mohammed Asghar

    Mohammed Asghar's family and solicitor met with a Foreign Office minister.

    Mr Asghar, who is said to be mentally ill, is in hospital after he was shot by a prison guard last month.

  22. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    On the A90 Forth Road Bridge, still a delay for those travelling north from Edinburgh to Fife after an accident on the bridge was cleared. A breakdown earlier, near the Echline roundabout, is adding to the congestion.

    In Perthshire, an accident on the A9 near Dalguise means a lengthy tailback in both directions. It's also very slow southbound in the roadworks near Auchterarder so expect it to take longer than usual. It is also slow both ways on the A720.

    On the railways - delays of up to 30 minutes between Glasgow Central and Carlisle, and between Edinburgh Waverley and Carlisle due to a signalling problem.

    On the ferries, Cal Mac has cancelled Oban - Colonsay sailings today because of high winds. The Sconser to Raasay service is also suspended due to technical problems.

  23. Exclusive: David Moyes interview

    David Moyes says he is ready to revive his managerial career after his ill-fated tenure at Manchester United.

    David Moyes

    In his first broadcast interview since he lost his job in April, the former Everton boss, 51, told the BBC: "I am ready to return."

  24. Injured dog rescued by lifeboat

    A dog was rescued by a lifeboat after being injured in a 30ft fall onto a rocky beach at Loch Ness.

    English bull terrier Stan sustained a broken leg in the fall on Wednesday morning.

    Life boat crew save dog

    Owner Ricky Simpson went to Stan's aid while his partner called the coastguard.

    The Drumnadrochit-based Loch Ness RNLI crew took the pair to Foyers pier by lifeboat. Stan then received treatment from a vet in Inverness.

  25. Costa's coffee cure

    Scottish SPCA officers used warm water and sugar from a nearby coffee shop to revive a love bird found "on the brink of death" in Dumfries.

    It had been spotted by a member of the public on the town's Birchfield Place on Wednesday.


    Animal rescue officer Tracy Cannon said the bird was "stunned and looked like he had no life left in him".

    However, the coffee shop "cure" revived the bird - who they have named Costa - and they are now seeking its owner.

  26. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    Accident in Perthshire on the A9, near Dalguise. We're told there are tailbacks Northbound.

  27. What's are your burning questions?

    BBC Sport


    Former Celtic manager Davie Hay will be speaking to us tomorrow, what would you like to ask him? Send us your questions! #Celtic

    Tweet @BBCSportScot, or post your questions on our facebook page.

  28. Man who attacked football fan with bottle jailed

    A man who permanently disfigured a football fan with a broken bottle has been jailed for attempted murder.

    Paul McCann, 28, admitted attacking Caolan Fullerton, 18, as he made his way back to his hotel in Glasgow city centre after watching Celtic play AC Milan.

    Mr Fullerton had travelled from Northern Ireland to watch the Champions League match when he was assaulted in the Gallowgate last year.

    McCann was jailed for five years and three months.

  29. NHS chief on Grampian concerns

    The chief executive of NHS Scotland has insisted that patients coming to Accident and Emergency at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (pictured) are safe, amid concerns over staff shortages.

    Paul Gray met with emergency care consultants at NHS Grampian after the board's chairman resigned.

    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

    Bill Howatson warned of "significant challenges" as he stepped down.

    However, Mr Gray said the board "performs well" and there was a "strong commitment" to maintaining that.

  30. Trafficking 'the slavery of our times'

    The UK and Ireland's top prosecutors have pledged to work together to tackle human trafficking, described by Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland as "the slavery of our times".

    Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland

    The heads of prosecution services in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland met at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, amid a rise in reported cases.

    Advocate General For Scotland Lord Wallace represented the UK government at the summit, which was also attended by Scotland's solicitor general, Lesley Thomson.

  31. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    Police tell us Forth Road Bridge now re-opened Northbound. See lots of traffic backed up so it will take a while for normality to resume.

  32. Missing pensioner found safe

    A 75-year-old man who went missing while on holiday on Skye has been traced after a police helicopter search.

    Jim Tough from Cumbernauld was visiting the island with his family when he was reported missing from the Portree area.

    He had not been seen since 10:00 on Thursday, when he went out walking with his dog.

    Mr Tough was found safe and well and taken to Broadford Hospital for a check-up.

  33. Man suffers serious facial injuries in assault

    A 31-year-old man has suffered serious facial injuries in an assault on a "quiet residential" street in Glasgow.

    The incident happened at about 21:00 on Wednesday on South Scott Street in Baillieston.

    South Scott Street in Baillieston

    The victim was walking alone when he was attacked by a man who then ran off towards Main Street.

    Police are particularly keen to speak to a member of the public who attempted to help the victim following the attack.

  34. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    The outside lane of the Edinburgh city bypass was closed briefly this lunchtime, for emergency services to recover wreckage from a three vehicle collision.

    It involved a motorbike and two cars, on the east bound carriageway of the A720 at Babberton.

    But police say there were no serious injuries.

  35. Post update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A dry afternoon for most with bright spells through the central belt, the North West and around the Moray Firth.

    Mild, with highs of 15 to 18 Celsius in the sunniest spots.

    This evening, the rain spreads in to reach all parts but will be heaviest through Argyll and the West highlands.

    Strong to gale force southerly winds will affect the west coast from the North Channel right up to the north Minch. Elsewhere breezy, cloudy and wet.

  36. A battle of sheer grit

    The Scottish government has won a £3.2m legal battle against a gritting business which had accused it of a breach of EU competition laws.

    A worker spreads grit, during freezing, cold weather in the UK

    Nationwide Gritting Services Ltd (NGS) had claimed that ministers gave the contracts to supply salt to de-ice roads to rivals, without giving NGS a chance to bid on them.

    However the Scottish government cited the "extreme urgency" exception in the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006, arguing that the conditions were "exceptional", and meant they were legally permitted to strike a deal without having to hold competitive tendering exercises.

  37. Scotland lose in New Zealand

    Scotland suffered a four-wicket defeat to Canterbury in New Zealand in the latest match in their World Cup warm-up tour.

    Scotland's cricket team

    A half-century from Preston Mommsen (55) and a strong innings from Kyle Coetzer (83) saw Scotland post a total of 270 for seven after they elected to bat first at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

    But the home side finished off their task in style as they reached 274 runs with 18 balls to spare.

  38. Taser use "proportionate and necessary".

    A police officer was justified in using a Taser against a violent and drunk man in North Ayrshire, an independent investigation has ruled.


    The man threatened police and members of the public with a knife and other weapons before the Taser was used.

  39. Missing bus shelters

    Edinburgh Evening News

    Commuters were left in the cold and police called in after city centre bus shelters began vanishing.

    The missing Princes Street bus shelter

    City officials discovered that three shelters had vanished overnight from Princes Street and outside the Western General, during the early hours of Thursday morning.

    Clear Channel, which owns more than a third of Edinburgh's bus shelters, said it had ripped them out after its contract expired on August 3 and it heard nothing from the council.

    Read the full story here.

  40. Cumbernauld pensioner missing in Skye

    Police have issued a photograph of Jim Tough who has been missing on Skye since Thursday morning.

    Jim Tough has been missing from Portree area of Skye since Thursday morning

    The 75 year-old who has dementia was reported missing from the Portree area where he was on holiday with his family.

    Mr Tough, also known as John, is described as 5ft 10in tall, of medium build, with dark hair but bald on top. He is believed to be wearing a cream jacket, dark trousers and dark shoes.

    Police think he may try to make his way back to his home address in Cumbernauld, and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

  41. Post update

    Traffic Scotland

    tweets: #edintravel: #A90 @forthroadbridge N/B - CLOSED due to RTC involving four cars. More info to follow.

  42. Update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    In Edinburgh, some very slow traffic eastbound on the A720 city bypass, from Hermiston Gait through to the Dreghorn junction. That seems to have been caused by an accident at the Baberton junction. It also looks from the cameras like it's affecting westbound traffic as people slow down to look.

    The A90, Forth Road Bridge, is queued northbound - that's after an accident just past the Echline Roundabout.

    Disruption continues on the east coast rail line between Edinburgh Waverley and Newcastle due to overhead line problems. The latest update there is that it could take until 16:00 to return to normal.

  43. Video - McCoy on Doctor Who

    For a generation of children and sci-fi fans, Sylvester McCoy prompts images of the straw hat-wearing Doctor Who.

    Sylvester McCoy

    The actor has returned to his native land to play a very different doctor in John Byrne's adaptation of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters".

    BBC Scotland's Sally McNair has been to meet him and asked him what it was like to play the Doctor from 1987 to 1989.

  44. Fall in violent crime

    Levels of violent crime in Dumfries and Galloway have dropped by nearly a third, according to new police figures.

    Handcuffed hands

    There was also a marked drop in alcohol-related disorder, but the number of reported sexual offences and domestic abuse cases both increased.

    Police said the trend was linked to their violence reduction strategy, which has been used to target known offenders and increase patrols at trouble spots.

  45. You're hired!

    Students in Ghana are competing in a radio contest inspired by The Apprentice to win a place at Dundee University.

    "The Scholarship", now in it's sixth series, is a six-week educational competition broadcast live across West Africa on a Saturday night.

    Reginald Ankrah
    Image caption: Reginald Ankrah won a scholarship to Robert Gordon University after taking part in the last series

    Eight candidates are competing for a postgraduate scholarship on an Energy Studies related course, with return flights to Scotland and residential and living allowances included.

    Listeners text in the name of their favourite candidate and judges offer up assessments of each competitor's performance in live quizzes and debates before weekly "evictions". The winner will take up their place at the university in January.

  46. Builder slashed man over £50 bill

    A builder has been jailed for seven years for attempting to murder a man with a machete over a £50 bill.

    Scott Dominick, 50, slashed Andrew Palmer's chin because he believed he was not going to be paid.

    He had carried out more work on a patio at the home of Mr Palmer's estranged wife in Linwood, Renfrewshire, than was originally agreed.

    The High Court in Glasgow heard that Dominick later told police officers: "I will slash your throats too."

  47. Your pictures of Scotland

    Richard Cooper from Glasgow sent us this picture he took on holiday with his son on the Isle of Skye.


    This week's gallery features some arty pics of clothes pegs and tea pots, as well as lots of lovely Autumnal snaps.

    To send us your pictures email Remember to tell us your name and where you've captured the picture perfect moment.

    Let us know on Facebook what you think of this week's pictures.

  48. Obituary for firefighter hero

    The Scotsman

    An obituary for firefighter James Dunlop, who was given a bravery award for his actions in tackling the Cheapside Street fire. The blaze, which happened in Glasgow in 1960, was Britain's worst peacetime fire disaster.

  49. 'Constitutional convention'

    Ms Taylor, on the referendum issue, stated on The Big Debate: "It isn't necessarily one just for Scotland now. What we are seeing with English votes for English laws almost demands a constitutional convention for England. Cats have been let out of bags, and it is not going to be easy to put any of them back in again."

  50. Big Debate - Another referendum?

    Asked on the Big Debate if the referendum result ended the independence question, Mike Mackenzie MSP said the SNP is currently focussing on the Smith Commission.

    He added: "The clear understanding of the people of Scotland, including a lot of No voters, is what was promised in 'the vow' is 'Devo max' or something very close to it. The ball is in Westminster's court. If they are seen to let the people of Scotland down, we are in a whole new ball game."

    The next Big Debate is on 24 October at Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. Apply here to be in the audience.

  51. Nominate your hero!

    Do you know someone who inspires people to get involved in playing sport in their community?

    The award has been running since 2003, and recognises the remarkable achievements of people throughout the UK.

    Get inspired awards

    Don't miss your chance to nominate your #BBCUnsungHero.

    Get your nominations in quick! The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 20th October.

  52. 'Governments doing nothing about inequality'

    Mr Mack, on Radio Scotland's Big Debate, said governments are doing nothing about tackling inequality.

    He added: "They are talking the talk - how the market economy will help generate economic activity which will help to improve living standards. The truth of the matter - when you get down to statistics that say 25% of children in certain parts of this country are living in poverty.

    "How can we justify that?"

  53. Big Debate - Inequality

    Get involved: Email, text 80295, or tweet using #ScotlandLive

    Following a child poverty study in Scotland earlier this week, the topic was discussed on The Big Debate.

    Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, panellist Neil Baxter spoke of his frustration over the issue.

    He said: "My late father was a secondary head teacher in the Gorbals in Glasgow. His frustration throughout the whole of his lifetime - children, no matter how good the school was, you couldn't lift them out of the poverty trap they were born into.

    "His despair, seeing kids who had tremendous brains who were very bright and very able, simply being dragged down by their social circumstances. We need a broader, more equal society and I for one would be quite happy to be taxed more in order to achieve that."

  54. Today's panel

    On today's Big Debate panel: health journalist Pennie Taylor, SNP MSP Mike Mackenzie, Willie Mack - the Editor of the Oban Times - and Neil Baxter, Secretary and Treasurer of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

  55. Boy in hospital after 'disturbance'

    A 10-year-old boy was taken to hospital after a large group of youths were involved in a disturbance in Aberdeen.

    About 15 youngsters aged between 10 and 14 clashed near Tesco at Lang Stracht at 20:15 on Thursday.

    The boy was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by paramedics to be treated for facial injuries.

    Police have appealed for witnesses to the disturbance and a number of smaller incidents which followed in the local area.

  56. Inequality, TV debates and rural shops

    Today's Big Debate with Gordon Brewer takes place in Oban.

    The topics that will be discussed will include inequality, the controversy over TV debates for the General Election and shops in rural areas.

    Listen now on Radio Scotland.

  57. What next for Motherwell?

    Following a poor start to the season for Motherwell, BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis visited Fir Park to meet the assistant manager, the captain and a frustrated fan as the club seeks to improve its fortunes.

    Kenny Black
  58. CPR in schools -Your views

    Get involved: Text 80295

    Mike: People should be aware of the possible legal consequences of doing CPR. I did medical courses all my life as part of my employment. In the last few years we were warned of the possible legal problems following any failed procedure. Seems the ambulance chasers are everywhere now. I believe there have been bad practice CPR legal cases in the UK.

    Laura, Newton Mearns: Most of our young people are offered the opportunity to join the Duke of Edinburgh scheme or similar in high school. Perhaps CPR training could be included within these courses. Then schools wouldn't be expected to change the already full curriculum if it's done this way.

    Alex Wilkie, Coatbridge: When I had my first aid training I passed on how to carry out CPR with my wife and sons. When they were at primary school this came to an advantage, as one of my sons helped save a life. They also knew what to do when someone took epilepsy.

  59. The Big Debate

    In 15 minutes, you can listen to The Big Debate with Gordon Brewer on Radio Scotland.

    Gordon and his audience will be discussing the stories that have been making the headlines with a panel of guests drawn from the world of politics, journalism, business, the arts and academia.

    Tune in from noon.

  60. Edinburgh attack arrest

    A man has been arrested following an alleged sex attack on a woman in Edinburgh.

    Eyre Place

    Police said a suspect aged 35 was being held in connection with the attempted rape of a 21-year-old near Smithies pub in Eyre Place on 8 October.

    He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later today.

  61. Wind farm

    Revised plans for a wind farm near the village of Eddleston in the Scottish Borders have been revealed.

    wind farm

    The Pegasus Group has submitted a scoping opinion request to Scottish Borders Council over proposals for seven turbines at Kilrubie.

    Original plans for 10 turbines were revised after local and council opposition to the scheme.

  62. Bonus contracts

    PFA Scotland chairman John Rankin is calling for players' bonus contracts to be lodged with the Scottish FA.

    The Dundee United midfielder says such a step would prevent pay rows like the current dispute at Kilmarnock.

    John Rankin

    "A structure should be in place before a ball is kicked at the beginning of the season, so there is no going back," Rankin told BBC Scotland.

    "All contracts are registered with the SFA. Why can't bonus contracts be registered with the SFA as well?

  63. Electric car challenge

    A Livingston-based technology company is to attempt to drive an electric car over some of the highest roads in the UK.

    Route Monkey's Electric Vehicle Tour of the Highlands will tackle the Bealach-na-Ba in Applecross.

    Bealach na Ba in Applecross

    The company said it hoped the venture would raise awareness about the benefits of, and challenges to, electric vehicles in remote and rural areas.

    Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and a Highlands MP, will launch the tour.

  64. Brown stands by 'hiding' comments

    Scott Brown is standing by criticism of his Celtic team-mates and the captain is seeking a response against Ross County on Saturday.

    "People were just hiding and it was disappointing to see and play in," he said after the 1-0 loss to Hamilton.

    Scott Brown

    Looking ahead to this weekend's game in Dingwall, the midfielder added: "I still believe what I said was right.

    "I am not going to change my thoughts on getting beat and being angry. I said everyone was hiding, not just some."

  65. Happy at 58?

    Graham Fraser

    BBC Scotland

    According to a new study, Brits are happiest when they are 58.

    The survey for Samsung also concluded we suffer the greatest stress at 35.

    Do you agree? When were you happiest and why?

    Let us know by texting 80295, emailing us or tweeting using the #ScotlandLive.

  66. Green fingers

    A £2.5m expansion at a garden centre in a Borders village could create around 40 jobs.

    Milestone garden and leisure

    Milestone Garden and Leisure in Newtown St Boswells wants to build nine new retail units and a gymnasium, and hope to increase the car parking capacity.

    In a separate Scottish Borders Council application, Milestone has also submitted plans for 40 houses to be built on a neighbouring site.

  67. Students diagnosed with meningitis

    Strathclyde University have confirmed that two students have been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

    The cases are not thought to be connected.

    The University is now working to make all students and staff aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

  68. Traffic update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    On the M8 in Glasgow, on the westbound Kingston Bridge, there's an overturned car on the West Street exit slip.

    Police and emergency services are in attendance.

  69. Plan to grow Scottish film industry

    Huw Williams

    BBC Scotland reporter

    Creative Scotland has published a film strategy for the next three years.

    It says it wants to make Scotland home to a vibrant film sector - growing local talent to make and produce films here, as well as attracting investment and co-production from elsewhere.

    James Craig appears in Skyfall shot in Glencoe and Glen Etive

    The aim is to put movie making at the heart of economic and cultural life in Scotland but the creative art body says the current average, of six feature films made here a year, isn't enough.

    It is acknowledged that commercial films makers will need incentives and independent productions will need subsidies if Creative Scotland's long held ambition of setting up a sustainable Scottish film studio is to become a reality.

  70. Player dispute 'not over'

    The Scottish players' union have dismissed claims by Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston (pictured left) that a bonus row at Rugby Park has been resolved.

    Michael Johnston

    Johnston said the dispute was over after a discussion with a group of players last week.

    But PFA Scotland chief executive Fraser Wishart insisted, "no understanding was reached at last Friday's meeting".

  71. CPR in schools -Your reaction

    Kenny: I'd love to do CPR and looked it up when the staying alive adverts were on to find a course. I was astonished to learn it was going to cost me a three figure sum which I couldn't afford, hence I don't know CPR. Perhaps I was naive thinking it'd be free.

    John, Hamilton: I think CPR would be a great thing for young folk to learn. My friend's wee granddaughter is only three weeks old and has health problems. Just the other day the parents went to a CPR course in the hospital because they didn't know what to do the last time their wee daughter stopped breathing.

    Gordon: My wife was at work, she felt ill and went to sit in office while someone went to get her a drink of water. When they came back she was gone - It was a heart attack. I spend every night thinking if anyone there could have done CPR would she still be here.

  72. Problems on the trains

    Overhead wire problems near to Berwick-upon-Tweed are causing disruption to services between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

    National Rail Enquiries report one train is currently unable to move and other services may be delayed by up to 60 minutes. This disruption is expected to last until approximately 12:00.

  73. 'Hands off Commons'

    Deila issues hands off warning over Commons, 10,000 Irish fans want tickets, and Lewandowski wants revenge.

    Kris Commons

    Read all the latest Football Gossip.

  74. Do you want the violin of Marconi's brother?

    A Stradivarius violin which belonged to the brother of Marconi, the radio pioneer, will be revealed and announced for sale today.

    The record price paid for one of the instruments is £9.8m.

  75. Post update

    Morning Call

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Scotland's latest life expectancy stats show wide variation between different geographical areas, while a report by The Campaign to End Child Poverty say a fifth of all youngsters are living in poverty. How do we solve these problems?

    And more than 22,000 people are dying at home every year from cardiac arrests. The British Heart Foundation are saying it should be mandatory for children to learn CPR in school. Do you agree?

    Get it touch and let us know. Call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295, email, or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

  76. Trafficking summit 'world leading'

    Baroness Helena Kennedy, the Investigation Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission's inquiry into Human Trafficking in Scotland, has said that the summit provides an opportunity to to create "world leading" legislation with Scotland at the forefront.

    On Good Morning Scotland this morning, she said: "I hope the Human Trafficking Bill Scotland will be front and centre at the new first minister's legislative programme."

    She also said the new bill would make it easier for both the police and criminal justice system: "The law will be simple, it will all be in one document and it will give the clarity that isn't currently in existence."

  77. Roads update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    In Bucksburn, there are reports that the A96 westbound is partially blocked by a broken down car between Greenburn Road and Dyce Drive. This is affecting traffic from Aberdeen to the airport.

    In Stonehaven, Broomhill Road is partially blocked by an accident with one vehicle involved at Kirkton Road.

    There is heavy traffic this morning on M8 eastbound between Junction 6 A8 (Newhouse) and Junction 5 B7057 (Harthill Services).

  78. Asghar family take case to London

    The daughter of a man from Edinburgh who is on death row in Pakistan is to discuss his case with the Foreign Office in London.

    Mohammed Asghar, who is said to be mentally ill, is being treated in hospital after he was shot by a prison guard last month.

    Mohammed Asghar

    His daughter Jasmine will meet officials to plead for the UK government to intervene.

    She will then deliver a 70,000 name petition to Downing Street.

  79. Today's papers

    In today's papers, The Herald leads with a survey which concludes Scots trust SNP leader-elect Nicola Sturgeon to deliver more powers for Scotland more than any other politician.

    Scottish papers October 17

    Meanwhile, The Scotsman report a fifth of those who are registered to vote face an £80 fine if they ignore a request for them to re-register.

    Read what the Scottish papers are saying today.

  80. Call for awareness on trafficking

    The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, will today host a Human Trafficking Summit at the Scottish Parliament.

    Speaking on Good Morning Scotland this morning he said the figures published by the National Crime Agency sent out a "pretty stark message".

    He also appealed to the public for their help in tackling the issue, saying: "We need to educate the public as to what the signs of human trafficking are, and business has got a huge part to play in this - particularly in relation to economic exploitation.

    "We need their help so that if they see the signs they will report it to law enforcement, even if it's just based on suspicion."

  81. 'Unrealistic' timetable

    The commission tasked with brokering a deal on Scottish devolution faces an "unrealistic" timetable, academics and MPs have warned.

    The Smith Commission on Scottish devolution was set up by the prime minister in the wake of last month's independence referendum.

    Devolution timetable

    But a House of Commons committee was told the commission was potentially heading for a "botch job".

    And it was claimed a sustainable solution was unlikely to be found.

  82. Human trafficking

    A UK-wide summit aimed at tackling human trafficking is due to be held at the Scottish Parliament.

    The meeting will be chaired by the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, who is Scotland's top prosecutor.

    UK slavery

    It will also be attended by the heads of the prosecution services in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

    They will set out their commitment to work together across boundaries to disrupt the trade.

  83. Post update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A cloudy and damp start for many, mainly across the north and north east of the country. Shetland however starts bright and should stay dry for a good part of the day.

    Elsewhere, during the day, it's a slow improvement with a south or south east wind helping to break up the cloud and reveal some sun - especially through the central belt, the north west and around the Moray Firth.

    Highs of 15 or 16 for many, perhaps up to 17C in any sun across the south.

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    Louise Sayers

    BBC Scotland

    Good morning and welcome to Scotland Live.

    We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel till 18:00.