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  1. Elderly couple found dead in Millport
  2. Alistair Darling to stand down as an MP
  3. Home rule campaign launched
  4. Andy Murray to face Roger Federer in London
  5. Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone drawn to face Ross County

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By Thomas McGuigan and Louise Sayers

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Thomas McGuigan

    BBC Scotland News

    That's all from the Scotland Live team. We're back tomorrow from 08:00, hope you can join us then.

  2. Travel update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    North of Aberdeen - reports of a road traffic accident on A90 northbound at Balmedie - queues near Trump International Golf Links.

  3. Under the floodlights


    Aberdeen FC tweets: Welcome to a wet Dingwall. All the team news to follow in a little bit...

    Victoria Park, Dingwall

    The Dons face Ross County in tonight's Premiership encounter, kick off at 19:45. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport Scotland website and commentary provided by BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound.

  4. Man sought over sex attack

    British Transport Police are attempting to trace a bare-chested man who tried to rape a woman on a train.

    The 25-year-old victim was attacked in the toilet of the train, which was stationary at Ayr station, between 22:20 and 23:00 on Friday.

    The train was the service for Glasgow Central, due to leave Ayr at 23:00.

    The suspect was described as being 6ft tall, of thin build with curly, dark brown hair, stubble on his face and several tattoos on his torso.

  5. Murray Watch

    British Tennis tweets: Andy #Murray: "I'm really excited about coming to Glasgow to play in a world group tie."

    Andy Murray
  6. Bouncer guilty of 'manky feet' assault

    A bouncer has been found guilty of assaulting a woman while throwing her out of a nightclub on account of her "manky feet".

    Danielle Kelly suffered cuts and bruises when she was "unceremoniously" ejected from Dusk nightclub in Stirling on 14 February after bouncer Michael Thom saw her with no shoes on.

    Michael Thom

    The 30-year-old was also convicted of grabbing another woman by the throat.

    Thom denied the charges, but was found guilty at Stirling Sheriff Court.

    Sheriff Kenneth McGowan deferred sentence until next month for clarification of means so Thom could be fined, and ordered him to be of good behaviour.

  7. Celtic v Rangers - Your Views

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    Sarah, Inverkeithing: I'm not looking forward to the Old Firm game. I have personally not missed the games; the atmosphere is scary the tension is horrible! It's a powderkeg of emotion ready to blow.

  8. Glasgow serves up tie

    Kheredine Idessane

    BBC Scotland

    Big news for British/Scottish tennis fans, and those of @andy_murray: Glasgow's Emirates Arena will host GB v USA Davis Cup tie in March.

  9. Motherwell managerial search

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford: Motherwell general manager Alan Burrows tells @BBCSportScot that manager applications are up between the 30-40 mark now.

  10. Alistair Darling - Your Views

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    Ewen Alexander, Prestwick: Is Alistair Darling's departure not just making 'room' for Jim Murphy in the Scottish Parliament?

    Steve in Kirkcaldy: Alistair Darling's achievements? What a laugh. A failed chancellor. We should all remember he got a standing ovation at a Tory Party conference, where his advisor started the phrase project fear. Good riddance.

    Al, Croftfoot: Well done to Alistair Darling. We in Scotland and the UK have a lot to be grateful for during his quiet but statesman-like defence of the Union.

  11. Teenager convicted of rape

    A teenager has been convicted of raping a woman while she slept at a house in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

    Ross Wright, 19, attacked the 25-year-old woman on 24 May.

    Wright, who claimed his victim was awake and had consented to have sex, was on early release at the time from detention for a serious assault charge.

    At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Kenneth MacIver QC deferred sentence on Wright and placed him on the sex offenders' register.

  12. Military tribute

    Veterans joined serving military personnel and their families to open the Garden of Remembrance in Edinburgh this morning. The ceremony was held to mark the beginning of Remembrance Week, 100 years on from the start of WW1.

    The public will be able to visit the garden and plant crosses in memory of loved ones with all funds raised going to the Scottish Poppy appeal.

  13. Elderly couple found dead

    Police have launched an investigation after an elderly couple were found dead in a house in Millport.

    A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said the bodies were found within the house, in the West Bay area of the town, at about 11:20 today.

    She said inquiries into the deaths were ongoing and post mortem examinations would be held in due course.

    Millport is the only town on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, off the coast of North Ayrshire.

  14. Living wage - Your Views

    John Graham: Politicians delighted about raising the living wage, won't do any good, as this results in higher prices. On the other hand if we were to cap the wages of high earners then tweaking the wages at the bottom might make a big difference to the low wage earners and people less fortunate. Unfortunately, this society is so greedy such a step would not be allowed.

  15. London Calling for Murray...

    Andy Murray has been drawn in the same group as Roger Federer for the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

    Andy Murray

    Murray, 27, has won three titles in the past six weeks to qualify for the eight-man season-ending tournament, which takes place from 9-16 November.

    The Scot is in Group B along with Swiss second seed Federer, Japan's Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic of Canada.

    Top seed Novak Djokovic, Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, Czech Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic of Croatia are in Group A.

  16. Tune in...

    BBC Radio Scotland's Newsdrive is getting under way. You can listen live here.

  17. Missing man appeal

    Police have released enhanced CCTV images and video footage of the last known sighting of Allan Bryant on the first anniversary of his disappearance.

    Crimestoppers police appeal video for missing man Allan Bryant

    Mr Bryant, from Fife, has not been seen since he left the Styx nightclub in Glenrothes on 3 November 2013. He was last seen outside the club on Caskieberran Road at about 02:00.

    It is hoped that the Police video, which is being promoted on social media, will generate potential leads.

    Allan is described as 5ft 6in tall, of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on both arms and was dressed in a navy, white and grey striped T-shirt, black or dark denim jeans and grey leather plimsoles.

  18. NHS chief on the move

    NHS Borders has announced that its chief executive Calum Campbell has been appointed to the same post with NHS Lanarkshire.

    The former footballer took up his post with the south of Scotland health board in January 2010.

    He said he was "exceptionally proud of the high quality health care services" in the Borders.

    Mr Campbell added that he was now looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead in Lanarkshire.

  19. Dangerous road

    The Courier

    tweets: New report confirms Laurencekirk stretch is one of country's most dangerous roads.

    Most dangerous roads

    Read the full story here.

  20. Howzat?

    Paul Collingwood has agreed a return to Scotland's coaching staff for next year's World Cup.

    Paul Collingwood

    The 38-year-old was then England's assistant coach for the World Twenty 20 in Bangladesh in March.

    Collingwood, England's most capped one-day player and World T20 winning captain, worked briefly under Ashley Giles for the Three Lions but his role was discontinued when Peter Moores returned as head coach.

    Now he will bid to upset England when they meet the Saltires in Christchurch on 23 February.

  21. Travel update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    Glasgow - Cathcart Road partially blocked in both directions near Hampden for emergency gas repairs.

  22. Suppertime snack

    Scientists from Islay and Aberdeen University say providing an evening meal of mealworms to one of Scotland's rarest birds helps them survive and to successfully raise their chicks.

    Red billed choughs

    Red billed choughs are restricted to Islay and Colonsay, and the population has been in "serious decline".

    In 1986 there were 95 breeding pairs of choughs on Islay. By last year that number had fallen to 39.

    Conservationists from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Chough Study Group are now working with local farmers to provide the birds with an extra supply of food before they roost for the night.

  23. Moray schools saved

    Moray councillors have agreed a five-year moratorium on the closure of any rural schools, following a debate on the controversial proposals earlier today.

    The Moray Council

    They have also decided against closing any of the area's eight secondary schools.

    Parents and pupils had protested against the changes, which involved plans to close 10 primary schools and a secondary in Moray.

    The plans were drawn up after it was discovered there could be nearly 2,500 spare pupil spaces across the region by the year 2020, and independent consultants suggested a number of primary schools could close or merge, with a small number of others built.

  24. Tycoon 'hangs up bra'

    Scottish bra tycoon Michelle Mone has announced that she has sold most of her stake in lingerie firm Ultimo and bought a fake tan and beauty business.

    In a series of tweets at the weekend, Ms Mone said she had "hung up my bra" and "sold 80% of Ultimo".

    She then confirmed she had bought 100% of self-tan business UTan.

    Ms Mone also described her 17 years of building up the Ultimo brand as a "roller coaster ride", and hinted at a new TV role.

  25. Your Pictures - Get Involved

    David McBride says he took this picture at sunrise on Saturday from a very cold and windy Dumbarton foreshore at the rock. "It was worth it," he added.

    Dumbarton foreshore
  26. Scottish Cup draw

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at Hampden tweets: Like my handwriting? @BBCSportScot

    Scottish Cup draw
  27. Be in the audience

    Gordon Brewer

    BBC Scotland News

    The Big Debate this week is at Greyfrairs Parish Church in Lanark this Friday 7th November 12:00 - 13:00.

    To apply to join the audience email

  28. Scottish Cup draw latest

    St Johnstone v Ross County

    St Mirren v Inverness CT

    Rangers v Kilmarnock

    Hearts v Celtic

    Follow live text coverage here.

  29. High note

    The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Glasgow later this week will boost the city's economy by up to £10m, it has been claimed.

    Glasgow City Council said a forecast of 11 major hotels had forecast occupancy rates of more than 80% compared to 55% for the same period last year.

    Rapper Nicki Minaj
    Image caption: Rapper Nicki Minaj will host the event

    The awards, hosted by rapper Nicki Minaj, will take place on 9 November at the SSE Hydro.

    Other performers include Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and DJ Calvin Harris.

  30. Travel latest

    BBC Scotland Travel


    The 15.53 Largs to Glasgow Central train is cancelled. Signalling problem by all accounts.

  31. Finishing touches...

    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at Hampden tweets: Just a wee bit decorating to do then this Scottish Cup 4th round draw can get under way...

    Scottish Cup draw at Hampden
  32. Trial date for UDA murder plot accused

    Four men charged with attempting to murder two former leaders of the Ulster Defence Association are to stand trial in Glasgow next year.

    Anton Duffy, 38, Martin Hughes, 35, Paul Sands, 31, and John Gorman, 57, are alleged to have planned to kill Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair and Sam McCrory.

    Mr Duffy and Mr Gorman are also accused of planning to murder former Barlinnie Prison governor Derek McGill.

    The four men deny all the charges. Their trial was set for April 2015.

  33. Cup draw

    Our live text coverage of this afternoon's Scottish Cup fourth-round draw has rumbled into action.

    The Scottish Cup

    Follow it here and add your reaction via text to 80295, tweet using #bbcsportfootball or visit BBC Sport Scotland's Facebook page.

  34. Castle hopes

    The Press and Journal

    A group of Aberdeen students are attempting to buy a £6m castle as a home for refugees.

    Dall Estate

    The students, who are setting up a student housing co-operative in the centre of the city, are seeking donations from crowdfunding website Indiegogo to buy the 265 acre Dall Estate - which boasts 38 bedrooms in several different houses as well as tennis courts, a golf course and an army assault course.

    Read the full story here.

  35. Animals behind hospital bug

    An MRSA bug in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, according to a study.

    Pigs in a pen

    Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say a drug-resistant bacteria carried by some livestock - MRSA strain staphylococcus aureus CC398 - has been found in patients, and has been transmitted to humans on "many occasions".

    People and humans in general harbour distinct variants of CC398, which the team say evolved from the same original bacteria.

    The study provides new evidence that the livestock-associated strain could spread in hospitals.

  36. Scottish Cup draw

    BBC Sport


    Holders St Johnstone will be in the hat for this afternoon's #ScottishCup draw at Hampden. Live text coverage soon...

    Tommy Wright
  37. Grouse shooting season 'fantastic'

    One of the best years for grouse shooting in living memory has been predicted by leading sporting agency Sporting Lets.

    Grouse shooting

    They said the mild spring and favourable summer conditions, combined with the driest September in Scotland since records began, had resulted in "fantastic shooting".

    It also said most estates were reporting birds to be in good condition, with Perthshire has really done particularly well.

    The season opened in August against a backdrop of ongoing controversy over the poisoning, shooting and trapping of birds of prey, with the League Against Cruel Sports calling on VisitScotland to end the promotion of Scotland as a destination for driven grouse shooting.

  38. Transport issues


    The Scotsman

    Transport authorities across Scotland are ready to meet the "challenges" this winter may bring, Transport Minister Keith Brown says.

    Gritting truck

    Mr Brown told The Scotsman: "We have been lucky in Scotland and the last two winters have been relatively mild in comparison to the previous years.

    "However, it is important that we remain alert to the changes in conditions that winter can bring and we are prepared to meet those challenges."

  39. Ross County v Aberdeen

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport

    tweets: Off to Dingwall for @rosscountylive v @AberdeenFC In the Premiership. How will this one pan out folks?

    Tweet using #ScotlandLive and let us know your thoughts.

  40. Darling's departure - Your views

    Email, text 80295 or tweet using #ScotlandLive

    JB, Dumfries: Better to jump Darling, before you were voted out! Labour is in free fall in Scotland, and now the prospects of Murphy as "Leader", after all the threats and negativity he espoused in the referendum, this should be a set for the Comedy Festival. Perhaps Labour is regretting voting 'naw'?

  41. Up for the Cup?

    With the dust barely settled on the weekend's League Cup draw that paired Celtic and Rangers, we've got another draw this afternoon!

    This time it's the fourth round of the Scottish Cup as the Premiership's 12 clubs are added to the big pot along with the Championship and third-round winners.

    SFA president Campbell Ogilvie

    The draw, at Hampden, gets under way at 14:00 with Republic of Ireland and former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea assisting SFA president Campbell Ogilvie.

    Our colleagues in Sport will provide live text coverage of the draw at the national stadium and we'll post the link nearer the time...

  42. Motherwell managing expectations

    Motherwell are braced for a flood of applicants following the resignation of manager Stuart McCall, according to general manager Alan Burrows.

    "An hour after Stuart had left, we already had 10 people put their names in," Burrows told BBC Scotland.

    Stuart McCall

    "I don't think there will be any shortage of candidates.

    "Stuart enhanced his career here, as did Mark McGhee and Terry Butcher. It's a club that can really do a lot for good managers."

  43. Prison guard attack

    Two prison guards required hospital treatment after being assaulted by an inmate at HMP Glenochil.

    Glenochil Prison

    The incident happened last Wednesday evening but details of the attack have only just been released.

    One of the prison officers suffered serious facial injuries caused by a "sharp weapon".

    The prison, near Tullibody in Clackmannanshire, holds long-term adult male prisoners ranging from high to low risk categories.

  44. Police hunt bogus workmen

    Police are searching for a crew of bogus workmen who spent more than five hours pretending to fix an elderly Forth Valley couple's roof, charging a four-figure sum for the supposed maintenance work.

    The four men arrived at the house at 11:00 on 29 October and the couple aged 78 and 75, employed the four men who claimed that maintenance work was needed on the property's roof.

    When two of the men returned the following day demanding more money the man and his wife called the police, who confirmed that no work had been done or needed to be done.

    Police have advised people to check identification of any callers and verify their details before letting them in.

  45. Never Miss A Beat...

    John Beattie

    BBC Scotland

    What do you make of a world where 400,000 Scots are paid less than a living wage? How would you fix it if you ran the country?

    Tune into the show now by listening here.

  46. Celtic v Rangers

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    Stuart in Kilmarnock: Celtic and Rangers? This football fan would gladly see them both out of Scottish football. Anyone who says they'd love to see them back is clearly an Old Firm fan. A league that only two teams can win is not what I want to see.

    Anon: The Old Firm fixture is a cancer on Scottish society. The clubs pay lip service to the bigotry as they make a lot of money of it.

  47. Smartcards

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    Big bus operators agree big roll-out of Oyster-style smartcards in English cities. Stuck in the depot at Transport Scotland, @transcotland?

  48. Scottish Labour - Your views

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    Jim, Dunblane: Mr Salmond says that "Labour will pay the price" for occasionally sharing platforms with the Tories during the successful Better Together Campaign. Better Together was a response to a one-off constitutional issue and there was no sharing of specific policies. Indeed it was an excellent example of the kind of "grown-up" politics we need to see more of. Perhaps Mr Salmond (and the Scottish electorate) needs to be reminded that the SNP happily did regular deals with the Tories during their first Holyrood administration. Mr Salmond's hypocrisy is breathtaking.

  49. New North Sea oil production

    Oil production has started at the major Golden Eagle development in the UK North Sea, according to operators Nexen Petroleum UK.

    Golden Eagle development in the UK North Sea

    The development currently has two wells with the potential to produce about 18,000 barrels of oil per day.

    Nexen, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese offshore oil producer CNOOC, has 36.54% interest in the development.

    The remaining interests are held by Maersk Oil North Sea UK (31.56%), Suncor Energy UK (26.69%) and Edinburgh oil and Gas (5.21%).

  50. Living wage call

    The 'Living Wage' is set to increase by 20p to £7.85 from next April, and around 60 companies in Scotland already pay the higher rate.

    John Swinney

    But Finance Secretary John Swinney says he'd like to see more firms follow their example.

    He told the BBC: "When you look at the range of different companies who are clearly able to pay the living wage across the spectrum of interests within the economy - large companies and small companies in different sectors - I think there is a welcome example set by these companies and I think that it can be replicated in a variety of areas."

  51. Derek Llambias joins Rangers

    BBC Sport


    Former Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias has joined the Rangers board as a non-executive director.

    Derek Llambias

    Last week Rangers chairman David Somers announced that Llambias had been brought in as a consultant, but now the Championship club has confirmed to the Stock Exchange that he has taken on official duties.

    Somers previously held non-executive responsibilities as chairman but took over day-to-day running of the club last week.

  52. Trawler loss

    The Scottish Fishermen's Federation has spoken about the loss of the Fraserburgh-registered trawler Ocean Way.

    Chief Executive Bertie Armstrong said: "We are greatly saddened by this tragic news and our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the crew at this very difficult time.

    "This terrible accident highlights the very real dangers our fishermen face on a constant basis and is a sober reminder of the important role fishing plays in putting food on our plates."

    The search for the vessel has now been called off.

  53. Rising from the ashes

    Students who lost work in a fire at Glasgow School of Art (GSA) have resumed their studies with the help of a Phoenix Bursary scheme - supported by a £750,000 grant from the Scottish government.

    Glasgow Art School

    100 of the 102 students eligible for the grant scheme will take up the offer and begin their work again from scratch.

    While almost half will stay in Glasgow, others have opted to continue their studies at art schools around the world, and plan to stage their rescheduled degree show together next spring.

    The blaze broke out on 23 May, just as many fine art students were hours away from handing in their final year work.

  54. “How can these monsters say they are doing no harm?”

    The Sunday Post

    tweets: Fury has erupted over a report which reveals that many caged sex offenders believe their crimes "never harmed anyone".

    Read the full story here.

  55. Dugdale: We must regain people's trust

    MSP Kezia Dugdale has confirmed she will be standing for the deputy leadership of Scottish Labour, saying her party needs to regain people's trust.

    Kezia Dugdale

    "I want to be part of a leadership team that makes this Labour's crusade. But to do any of it, we need to win the trust of the people again," she said.

    "I am standing to help rebuild our party and support the new leader's efforts to reconnect with the Scottish people.

    "I hear what the Scottish people say. I know they want change. It used to be said that we should do less, better. Now we have to do everything better," she added.

    The only other candidate to have confirmed she is standing to replace Anas Sarwar as deputy leader is the North Ayrshire and Arran MP Katy Clark.

  56. Grab an umbrella

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Showers this afternoon will affect Caithness and Sutherland, Glasgow and Argyll, and into Orkney pushing eastwards into Fife and the Borders later this afternoon.

    Dumfries and Galloway may also see some thunder. Most will see some decent sunny spells in between these showers, but temperatures will be lower than yesterday, at 9 or 10C. The winds are light and variable, but a brisk southerly along the Solway coast, North Channel and into Kintyre.

  57. Rangers latest

    Former Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias has joined the Rangers board as a non-executive director.

    Rangers chairman David Somers announced last week that Llambias had been brought in as a consultant.

    Former Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias

    But now the Championship club has confirmed to the Stock Exchange that he has taken on official duties.

    It is the latest move by Magpies owner Mike Ashley to increase his influence at Ibrox after his £2m loan funding offer was accepted.

  58. Stuart McCall's exit

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland

    [Motherwell captain] Keith Lasley admits the players feel they've let Stuart McCall down this season. Says he'll be a hard act to follow.

  59. Meet Team Home Rule

    Glenn Campbell

    BBC Scotland news

    The campaign for Scottish home rule at their launch in Edinburgh.

    The campaign for Scottish home rule at their launch in Edinburgh

    Former First Minister Henry McLeish and former SNP MSP Andrew Wilson are part of the campaign team.

  60. Dwindling class size

    A development trust on Skye says that a lack of affordable housing for young people puts the local primary school at risk of closure, with enrolment at Staffin Primary School having fallen from 55 pupils to 11 in the last eight years.


    Staffin Trust chairman Donald MacDonald said it was almost 20 years since any council or housing association houses had been built in the area.

    The trust is asking local crofters for land on which to build houses.

    Staffin in north-east Skye has a population of more than 500 people who live in 23 different crofting townships dotted around Staffin Bay and the Trotternish Ridge.

  61. Darling's departure - Your Views

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    David McKay, Portknockie: I expect we'll see a lot more Labour dinosaurs choose not to stand for re-election in 2015. They are the ones who watered down the Scottish Labour Party's post referendum proposals. At the election if they stood they would face lots of questions from their own electorate on why they were prepared to sell Scottish voters short just to protect their own position.

  62. Alcohol & Calories - Your Views

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    Miles: A year ago I volunteered for a drug research programme that lasted four months. I decided to stop drinking for the period. I have not yet had a notion to have a drink and one year later am 8 kilos lighter.

  63. Adams's lips are sealed

    BBC Sport


    Following Stuart McCall's resignation at Motherwell, former Ross County boss Derek Adams has emerged as the early favourite to fill the Fir Park vacancy.

    Adams told BBC Scotland's Sportscene McCall did a "fantastic job" for a "fantastic club".

    Derek Adams

    However, Adams refused to be drawn on his intentions, saying simply: "I think it's a job that a lot of people would be interested in."

  64. Alistair Darling stepping down

    Glenn Campbell

    BBC Scotland news

    I don't think it's a great surprise given that he was at the peak of his career in 2010 as chancellor when Labour lost the general election and he's become a backbencher since then.

    Alistair Darling

    It would be open to him, of course, to stand again. But he's done two big jobs as chancellor - and other cabinet positions - and then as leader of the cross party Better Together coalition.

    And it's those two things that are most mentioned by people who are paying tribute to him.

    The one word most often used about him is integrity; whether people agreed or disagreed with him, he's widely seen as a figure who put a high premium on integrity.

  65. Alistair Darling's departure - Get Involved

    Derek Reilly, Pontypridd: Plenty of questions but no answers even when he was chancellor. Poor fiscal control should line him up for a bank job.

  66. Celtic v Rangers - Your Views

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    Robert from Lanark: The only people who wouldn't welcome the return of the Old Firm are going to be people who aren't fans of football. Doesn't matter what team you support, every fan wants to see it back.

  67. How is the living wage calculated?

    With the news that more than 400,000 workers in Scotland are still being paid less than the living wage, Sarah Vero from the Living Wage Foundation has explained the detail behind the statistics.

    "The living wage takes into account a basket of goods, the basics you need for an acceptable standard of living - so it's things like childcare, housing, food, transport costs - it pops them into a calculation and out the other end comes a figure, which for this year is 785", she told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland.

    Living Wage campaigners hold banners

    "There's two living wages - one for London and one for the rest of the UK which reflects standard HR policy. The figure is slightly aggregated, but this is the best way of providing a higher bench mark for employers who want to go beyond the minimum wage."

  68. Fresh appeal over woman's death

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Police have made a new appeal for information about a woman who died after a collision involving two cars on the A96 between Inverness and Nairn.

    Hazel Mackerness, who was 83 and from Forres in Moray, died following the incident near Tornagrain at 20:26 on 23 September.

    Police Scotland said it was trying to establish where she had been before the accident.

    Ms Mackerness had earlier taken a bus from Inverness.

  69. Celtic v Rangers - Your Views

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    Anon: Unfortunately the Old Firm game is part of the west of Scotland culture and because of Rangers' off-field problems this game could be an excuse four the bigots on both sides to resurrect their hatred.

    Willie, Wick: Delighted to see the Old Firm back. Would've preferred Rangers at home as they will find it tough at Celtic Park.

  70. Tune in

    Louise White

    Presenter, Morning Call

    Celtic and Rangers have been drawn together in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup. Do you welcome the return of the fixture?

    And The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is urging the drinks industry to introduce calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks. Would knowing the calories in alcohol make you drink less?

    The lines are open 0500 92 95 00 or text the programme using 80295.

    You can listen live here.

  71. McCall's Motherwell exit - Your Views

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    Mary, Prestwick: Abysmal crowds of 2 to 3,000 in the Premier Div. What sort of manager can Motherwell attract to a meaningless league? Why can't you be honest and say so?

  72. Scottish home rule?

    A campaign for Scottish home rule is to be launched later, which draws support from a number of political parties.

    Among those backing the new organisation are former Labour first minister Henry McLeish and former SNP MSP Andrew Wilson.


    Individuals associated with all five political parties represented at Holyrood are to be involved.

    Mr McLeish said the aim was to "inspire and enthuse" people about the prospect of political change.

    The new campaign will be chaired by Reform Scotland Chairman Ben Thomson.

    "This is a campaign including substantial figures from across the political spectrum and from outwith party politics who believe a proper Home Rule settlement for Scotland can, should and must be delivered," he said.

  73. Get Involved

    What do you think of Alistair Darling's decision to stand down as an MP? Motherwell fans: what's your reaction to Stuart McCall's departure and who should succeed him?

    Get in touch via text to 80295, email here, tweet using #ScotlandLive or visit our Facebook page.

  74. Read all about it...

    The Scotsman reports on Alistair Darling's announcement that he is standing down as an MP, while The Scottish Daily Mail continues its campaign to improve the quality of hospital catering.

    Newspaper composite

    The Scottish Sun says internet trolls launched vitriolic threats online, hours after Celtic and Rangers were drawn together in the League Cup.

    Read the full review here.

  75. Travel update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    M90 - Fife - lanes now open northbound between J3 Hallbeath and J4 Kelty. There has been a fuel spillage on M9 both ways at J10 Craigforth. Police are en-route.

  76. McCall and Motherwell part company

    Stuart McCall has resigned as Motherwell manager after five consecutive Premiership defeats.

    Runners-up last season, Well have won only two of their 12 league matches this season and are second bottom of the table.

    Stuart McCall

    Assistant boss Kenny Black has been named caretaker manager at Fir Park.

    Motherwell director Derek Weir said ex-Rangers and Everton midfielder McCall's tenure was "one of the most successful in our 128-year history".

    Former Bradford City manager McCall, 50, who joined Well in 2010, led them to the Scottish Cup final in 2011 and finished in the Premiership top three in the last three seasons.

    McCall is the Premiership's second managerial casualty this season after Ross County sacked Derek Adams in August.

  77. Weather update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Chilly, with clusters of showers, mainly Lothians, Angus and Perthshire during this morning, then another batch into the South later. 9/10C.

  78. Search for missing fishermen

    The search for two fishermen missing since their trawler got into difficulty in the North Sea is "unlikely" to resume, the Maritime and Coastguard (MCA) agency says.

    One person winched from the water on Sunday was later pronounced dead, while two others were taken to hospital.

    The Ocean Way, registered in Fraserburgh, was last heard from about 100 miles east of the Farne Islands.

    The MCA said rescuers could not find "any sign of the two missing people".

  79. Darling to stand down

    Alistair Darling is to stand down as an MP at the next general election.

    The former Chancellor of Exchequer, 60, led the Better Together campaign against Scottish independence.

    Alistair Darling MP

    The Labour MP told the FT newspaper that he wanted to step aside while he was still "relatively young".

    And he spoke of his frustration that Labour had not used the successful "No" vote in the independence referendum as a springboard.

    Scottish Labour is currently seeking a new leader and deputy leader following the resignations of Johann Lamont and Anas Sarwar.

  80. Welcome

    Thomas McGuigan

    BBC Scotland News

    Good morning and a warm welcome from the Scotland Live team as we bring you a round-up of the latest news, sport, travel and weather between now and 18:00.