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  1. Better hospital food may become law
  2. Salmond to donate pension to charity
  3. Husband guilty of assaulting DJ
  4. Hooligan risk for Scotland v England
  5. Scotland manager Gordon Strachan: 'Everyone wants to play against England'

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By Thomas McGuigan, Rebecca Bailey and Louise Sayers

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  1. Goodbye

    Thomas McGuigan

    BBC Scotland News

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

  2. Post update

    Evening Express

    Car and lorry crash on busy road

  3. Police issue description of rapist

    Police investigating the rape of a woman in the Meadows area of Edinburgh have issued a description of a man they believe attacked her.

    The 19-year-old victim was returning home from a night out just before 07:00 on Saturday morning when she was assaulted.

    The man is white, between 5ft 4in and 5ft 9in, and aged between 20 and 30. He is of medium build and was wearing a black beanie hat, black zip-up tracksuit top and dark trousers.

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    Sunset above the clouds from Ben Chonzie
  5. Rangers latest

    The liquidators of The Rangers Football Club plc have secured a £24m payment from lawyers who acted for Craig Whyte when he bought the club in 2011.

    In BDO's latest statement to creditors, they reveal that Collyer Bristow agreed to settle the matter out of court.

    BDO also asked administrators Duff and Phelps for "detailed explanations regarding certain aspects of the strategy implemented by them".

    They have also agreed to part fund the ongoing defence of Rangers use of EBTs.

  6. England team selection v Scotland

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Roy Hodgson, pressed on team selection and in particular choice of GK, but won't reveal XI until told players at 7pm team meeting.

  7. Post update

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Standing room only in the England press conference in Glasgow. Commentary on @BBC 5live

    England media conference
  8. Cameron congratulates Sturgeon

    The Prime Minister has congratulated Nicola Sturgeon on becoming the leader of the SNP and the First Minister in waiting.

    In response to a question from the SNP MP Angus Robertson during a Commons statement on the G20 summit in Australia, David Cameron said he was happy to congratulate Ms Sturgeon on her achievement.

    David Cameron in the House of Commons

    He went on to say that a number of world leaders at the summit told him they were happy the UK was remaining intact after Scots voted against independence two months ago.

  9. Hospital food - Your Views

    You've been discussing the issue of better hospital food becoming law in Scotland on our Facebook page.

    Lorna McLaren: Worried not only by the quality of the food but the neglectful way of serving e.g. placed out of reach of patients then taken away uneaten, frail people unable to open cartons, confused patients unaware that the meal is meant for them.

    Alastair Knox: Fortunately, the medical profession takes more interest in what we eat now than it did in my mother's day. I'm diabetic and my food intake is fairly well prescribed.

  10. Motherwell pause managerial search

    Kenny Black will continue as caretaker manager of Motherwell while the club's board forms a shortlist for the managerial vacancy at Fir Park.

    However, no permanent appointment will be made until ownership of the club is finally resolved, possibly this month.

    Kenny Black

    A statement on the club website says 55 candidates from 20 countries have applied to replace Stuart McCall.

    "We have been extremely encouraged by the quality and calibre of applicants from across the world," it says.

  11. Court appearance over alleged Rangers fraud

    Four men have appeared in court charged with fraudulent activity following a probe into the sale of Rangers in 2011.

    David Grier, Paul Clark and David Whitehouse worked for Duff and Phelps, who were Rangers' administrators.

    (Clockwise from top left) Gary Withey, David Grier, Paul Clark and David Whitehouse

    Gary Withey worked for law firm Collier Bristow, which represented Craig Whyte before he bought Rangers from Sir David Murray for £1 in 2011.

    All four made no plea or declaration at Glasgow Sheriff Court and were granted bail ahead of a future hearing.

    Mr Grier, Mr Clark and Mr Whitehouse were also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

  12. Samond giving pension to charity

    Alex Salmond plans to donate the annual pension he will receive, after stepping down as Scottish first minister, to good causes.

    Alex Salmond

    The sum of £42,501 will go into a trust, where it will be distributed to charities in the north east of Scotland, with youth and community groups the main beneficiaries.

    The former SNP leader said the arrangement would continue for as long as he continues to be an MSP.

    Explaining the gesture, Mr Salmond said: "I have already made it clear that I am not retiring from politics and therefore this is the right thing to do."

    He has already donated one of his parliamentary salaries into the Mary Salmond Trust - named after his late mother - which has so far been distributed more than £92,000 to 239 groups and young people.

  13. Tune in...

    Newsdrive is getting under way on BBC Radio Scotland.


    Listen live to the programme, from now until 18:00, here.

  14. Fire in Brechin primary school

    A primary school in Brechin has been evacuated after a fire broke out in a changing room.

    Andover Primary School

    Staff and pupils were rushed from Andover Primary after the alarm was raised at about 13:20.

    Fire crews extinguished the blaze but remained on site to ventilate smoke from the building.

    Angus Council confirmed the school would close for the rest of the day and asked parents to come and collect children from the playground.

  15. Strachan's selection dilemma

    Gordon Strachan is likely to resist making too many changes to his Scotland team for the friendly against England on Tuesday.

    At the media conference ahead of the game at Celtic Park, the Scotland boss admitted he must juggle a desire to beat England with satisfying his squad's hopes of featuring in the game.

    James Morrison could return to the Scotland midfield for the game against England on Tuesday

    James Morrison joined Scotland training on Monday but Darren Fletcher missed out.

    Southampton keeper Fraser Forster hopes to start for England, with Joe Hart allowed to return to Manchester City.

  16. Melrose pub owner denies sex assault charges

    A pub owner from the Scottish Borders has been accused of sexually assaulting five women.

    Keith McDonald, 48, is alleged to have committed the offences over a 12-year period at the Ship Inn in Melrose.

    He is also accused of making sexual remarks towards staff and exposing himself on various occasions between August 2001 and May 2011.

    Mr McDonald, of Melrose, denied the charges at Selkirk Sheriff Court. A trial date was set for 16 December.

  17. NHS food: Your views

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    Liz: I work in hospital catering department in Glasgow and I can say the food is good I have tried all the dishes we work on a 3 week menu.

    Eddie: Disgusting. Was in a Paisley RAH and they had even forgot about me as I was in a single room. Also they also had very little choice as people in first room were getting 2nd and 3rd servings before I got my first. Ended up buying take away or having food brought to me by friends and family. It's a total disgrace.

    Neil: It's pretty good at mine. Probably because it's been kept in-house and not outsourced.

    Ann: Was in hospital recently. Soup was edible. Main meal mush. Pudding fattening. Coffee was undrinkable

  18. Escort service driver ordered to hand over £6,500

    Margaret Paterson, Ian Goalen and Robert Munro

    A man who drove prostitutes in Edinburgh to their dates with customers has been ordered to hand over £6,500 to prosecutors.

    Ian Goalen, 60, from East Lothian, was ordered to hand the cash over following a proceeds of crime hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh.

    He worked for Margaret Paterson, 61, and her business partner Robert Munro, also 61.

    The pair ran a £1.2m escorts business in Edinburgh's West End.

  19. Midwife under investigation

    A midwife who was at the centre of an investigation into her care of mothers and babies in Aberdeen faces allegations that she administered drugs which led to the lowering of unborn babies' heartbeats.

    Kirsteen Stewart's conduct at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital led to her suspension in 2010 - and a police investigation. The charges cover a period between 2007 and 2010.

    She now faces a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing next month into whether she can practise again.

  20. Man cared for vulnerable kids despite links to indecent images

    Daily Record

    A Kilmarnock man found with almost 160 indecent images of young boys was allowed to care for vulnerable children. Now the children's mother wants answers.

    Mother holding a teddy bear

    The man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - never faced court proceedings over the images after the Crown failed to make their case within legal time constraints.

    But now he has been stripped of caring for the children, who have been moved to a care home.

    Read the full story here.

  21. Prison murder trial

    A prisoner has gone on trial accused of murdering his cellmate in Glasgow's Barlinnie jail.

    John Clark, 22, is accused of murdering Colin Penrose, also 22, by binding his hands with rope and strangling him.

    The High Court in Glasgow heard that Mr Clark allegedly told a warder: "I strangled him because he was a beast."

    Mr Clark denies murdering Mr Penrose between 19 and 20 March this year.

    The trial before judge Michael O'Grady QC continues.

  22. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    In Edinburgh, traffic's still slow on the A70 Slateford Road following an accident near the railway station. Recovery is underway. But, until the road is fully clear, be prepared for delays in both directions.

    In Perth and Kinross, a broken down HGV had been partially blocking the northbound M90 between J9 Muirmont and 10 Craigend, but we're being told the road is now clear.

    And strong winds on the Dornoch Bridge could slow you down.

  23. Scotland v England: Hooligan warning

    English football hooligans are planning to travel to Glasgow for the friendly international against Scotland, according to police intelligence.

    Celtic Park

    Senior officers said they had been working with the UK's national football policing unit to prevent any trouble.

    About 5,000 England supporters are due to attend the match at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.

    Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said anyone intent on causing violence would be dealt with by the police.

  24. NHS Food: Your views

    Alex: I am in just now and have been for 5 weeks the food is reasonable but I don't expect restaurant standards, however the complaints from the other patients are ridiculously over the top. I have never met a bunch of such fussy eaters in my life. If they had acted like that in my mothers company their ears would be louping.

    Lorna: worried not only by the quality of the food but the neglectful way of serving e.g. placed out of reach of patients then taken away uneaten, frail people unable to open cartons, confused patients unaware that the meal is meant for them.

    Colin: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, admitted that it spent an average of just over £4 a day per patient. I wonder how much is spent a day per prisioner ?? £4 there would be a riot.

    Share your experiences of NHS food on our BBC Scotland Facebook page.

  25. Scotland v England

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport

    tweets: Gordon Strachan: Would like to give all the players the experience of facing England but need to balance with this the desire to win.

    Gordon Strachan
  26. East west split

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A continuing east west split. Improving in the east though staying cloudy with light patchy rain. Some flood warnings are still in force in Tayside where the ground is saturated.

    Drier for the west coast and south west with the cloud breaking to allow some brighter spells. Highs around 10 to 12C , maybe 8 or 9C along the east coast.

    Tonight staying cloudy in eastern areas, especially for Aberdeenshire, Caithness and into the Northern Isles. Some breaks and clear spells developing further south and west and through the central belt too.

  27. Stirling freight trains

    An independent report has raised "significant" concerns over noise levels from trains in Stirling.

    A freight train passes the Wallace monument

    Stirling Council commissioned a detailed study after complaints from residents along the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine line, which reopened in May 2008.

    A report from Sandy Brown Associates, consultants in acoustics and vibration, concluded that night-time freight trains were causing a noise nuisance.

    Continuous noise levels measured in the study area were in excess of World Health Organisation guidelines.

    The council is taking legal advice on what action could be taken.

  28. Salmond's vision on-track

    First Minister Alex Salmond says one million passengers a year could be using the Borders to Edinburgh railway within five years of it reopening.

    Rail services are scheduled to return in September 2015, as track laying along the 30-mile route continues.

    Speaking at Abbotsford House, near Melrose, Mr Salmond said that ambition was necessary to achieve the line's full potential.

    He said he believed one million passengers a year by 2020 was an achievable goal.

    Track laying on the Edinburgh - Borders railway line
  29. Dangerous driving.

    Ken Banks

    BBC Scotland North East reporter

    Police probing a video showing a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre on the A90 between Aberdeen and Peterhead are following a positive line of inquiry.

    The video - which was was posted on social media - was said to have been filmed on 11 November.

    It showed a car swerving past a truck and another vehicle which was already in the process of overtaking.

    Police said inquiries were ongoing.

  30. Carmichael: Sturgeon must accept referendum result

    The Scottish Secretary, Alistair Carmichael, has challenged the first minister in waiting, Nicola Sturgeon, to accept that the majority of people in Scotland voted No in the referendum.

    Mr Carmichael urged Ms Sturgeon to commit to respecting the outcome in her formal acceptance speech this week.

    Alistair Carmichael on the BBC

    He said any refusal to accept the result would be damaging to the democratic process in Scotland and would fuel unnecessary division between the opposing sides.

    Last week, the Scottish Secretary said he wanted to "hit the reset button" on the relationship between the UK and Scottish governments.

  31. Appeal over Inverness attack

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Police have appealed for information after a woman was attacked by a man in Inverness on Saturday.

    The assault happened between midnight and 01:00 in the area of the city's Waterloo Place.

    The attacker has been described as being about 30 years old, 6ft, medium build, collar length hair and was wearing a thick checked shirt.

    Another man was believed to have intervened during the incident. Police have appealed to him to get in touch.

  32. Food for thought

    Sausage roll and potato

    Over on our BBC Scotland News Facebook page we're asking for your experiences of NHS food.

    The question is on the table after plans were announced to oblige hospitals to serve healthier meals.

  33. Inverness castle

    Inverness Castle's North Tower and its look-out could be opened to the public in an effort to create a new tourist attraction.

    Built in stages in the 1800s at the location of previous historic castles, the sprawling site was first used as a county hall and later a jail.

    Inverness castle

    In recent times it has served as Inverness Sheriff Court.

    Highland Council owns the North Tower and is leading a study into how it could be made available to tourists.

    The local authority joined the Scottish government in setting up a working group earlier this year in a broader project looking at the castle's future tourism potential.

    But because the tower is owned by the council it could be opened to visitors sooner than other parts of the site.

  34. Hooligan fear over Scotland fixture

    Police say they have intelligence that known English football hooligans are planning to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the friendly at Celtic Park.

    Senior officers have been working with the UK's national football policing unit to prevent any trouble.

    Scotland v England

    Five thousand England fans are expected at the game.

    The Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said he believes most fans intended to enjoy the match, but anyone causing trouble would be dealt with by the police.

  35. The best advice is none

    The Scottish government has warned drivers "the best advice is none" as it rolls out a campaign to highlight changes to the drink-drive limit.

    Television and radio adverts will carry the message that the best approach is not to drink at all if you are driving.

    A man is breathalysed in a police car

    The high-profile initiative aims to ensure drivers in Scotland are aware before the proposals come into effect on 5 December. The proposals will lower the alcohol limit from 80mg in every 100ml of blood to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.

    MSPs in Holyrood will vote on the order on Tuesday.

    Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said the initiative would save lives.

  36. DJ's husband guilty of assault

    The estranged husband of former DJ Suzie McGuire is facing jail after being convicted of assaulting her.

    Derek Mitchell, 35, was found guilty of attacking the former Radio Clyde DJ during 2011 following a three-week trial at Paisley Sheriff Court.

    DJ Suzie McGuire

    The jury heard how the 45-year-old had tried to take her own life in a bid to escape a "life of terror" at the hands of Mitchell.

    Sentence on Mitchell was deferred until a later date.

  37. Post update

    Daily Record

    tweets: BREAKING NEWS: Suzie McGuire trial - Derek Mitchell has been found guilty. More to follow.

  38. Worker injured in shop incident

    Police are at the scene of a Spar store in South Ayrshire following reports that a female member of staff was injured during an incident at the shop.

    Spar, St Quivox Road in Prestwick

    A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said officers had been called to the store on St Quivox Road in Prestwick on Monday morning.

    Inquiries are ongoing to establish what happened.

    No further details are available on the condition of the female shop worker.

  39. Dressed to chill

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    A dressmakers, a silver ironing board cover and a duvet are playing a part in a £1.6bn project to demolish and clean up of a Scottish nuclear power plant.

    The decommissioning of Dounreay includes the dismantling of the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR).

    a silver ironing board cover and a duvet are playing a part in a £1.6bn project to demolish and clean up of a Scottish nuclear power plant.

    A robotic camera built to explore pipes inside the reactor has to operate in high temperatures.

    The DFR team turned to Elizabeth's Fabrics in nearby Thurso to create a hood from the cover and 7.0 tog duvet.

    The hood insulates and protects the camera and will allow staff at Dounreay to look for radioactive liquid metal coolant known as NaK inside the DFR.

    Gail Russell, of Elizabeth's Fabrics, said the order from the nuclear plant had posed an interesting challenge.

  40. Arrests follow crowd trouble

    Almondvale Stadium, Livingston

    Fourteen men have been arrested in connection with disorder at a Livingston v Rangers football match last month.

    The incident happened during the game at the Energy Assets Arena on Saturday 4 October.

    Stewards tried to eject a drunk man from the South Stand, but other spectators attempted to prevent him being removed.

    The police's violence reduction unit later arrested 14 males from Glasgow.

    Most of those arrested were under 18.

  41. Post update

    Edinburgh Evening News

    tweets: Meadows rapist may have dressed as jogger to blend in

    Police by the Meadows
  42. Never Miss A Beatt...

    John Beattie

    BBC Scotland

    Mounting pressures to look good mean physical appearance is a concern for young people. About 2,098 young people have contacted ChildLine bases in Aberdeen and Glasgow during 2012/13 with worries over their appearance.

    On today's programme we'll be discussing the fact that more and more young men are contacting charities worried about their body image.

    With the new lower drink drive limit - coming down from 80mgs to 50mgs in every 100mls of blood - from 5 December, a public information campaign aims to increase awareness.

    John Beattie

    And why are older women more tempted to have a drink these days?

    All that, and more. Listen live on BBC Radio Scotland.

  43. Rehabilitation in prison - Your views

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    Karen, Glencoe: The simplest way to stop re-offending (and possibly even offending in the first place) is to start charging for prison stays. I have had to put my father into a care home because he has Alzheimer's and I can no longer look after him at home. He is locked in every day; he has no library, gym, Skype facilities or anywhere near the opportunities murders, rapists and thieves get in jail and yet it costs him his entire pension (and more) to pay for this.

  44. World's End murder trial documentary

    Mark Daly

    BBC Scotland Investigations Correspondent

    A few people been asking for this...think it's just arrived on the BBC iPlayer - The World's End Murderer.

    BBC Scotland investigates: The World's End Murderer
  45. Hospital food

    Scotland could become the first country in the UK to legally oblige hospitals to serve nutritional meals to patients.

    New guidelines on NHS catering have been unveiled by Health Secretary Alex Neil.

    People eating in hospital

    There will be a consultation on whether the new measures should be legally binding.

    Extra funding will be made available to help health boards improve food standards and more inspections of hospital meals will be carried out.

  46. Fatal hit-and-run

    Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal hit-and-run in Glasgow on Friday night.

    Sophie Brannan and Sandbank St

    Eleven-year-old Sophie Brannan died after being struck by a hired black Vauxhall Astra that mounted the pavement on Sandbank Street in Maryhill.

    Her 10-year-old friend Chelsea Sommerville and Chelsea's uncle Joseph Lloyd, 36, were also injured. It's understood Mr Lloyd has been discharged from hospital.

  47. Scotland training

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland

    tweets: Scotland train under the Erskine Bridge under the watchful eye of the manager Gordon Strachan.

    Alasdair Lamont watches the team train

    James Morrison and Lewis MacLeod are back in training with Scotland. Darren Fletcher is not training as he's still not feeling 100% but he remains in the squad.

  48. Ebola appeal

    An emergency television appeal to help Ebola victims will be aired during Scotland's friendly against England on Tuesday night.

    It will be broadcast just before kick off at 20:00 and again at half-time.

    Viewers can donate £5 by texting the word 'KIT' to 70333. 100% of all text donations will go to Unicef's Ebola appeal.

    England's Wayne Rooney (left) pursues Scotland midfielder Scott Brown

    The UK government said it would match donations made during the game up to £5m.

    Unicef is working across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to try to control the disease, provide life-saving supplies to treat and protect affected children.

  49. Scotland concerns

    Peter A Smith tweets: Police Scotland tell @STVNews they're aware of known troublemakers travelling to Scotland vs England match intent on causing problems.

  50. Rehabilitation in prison - Your Views

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    James: I am a law-abiding guy who works a full week; I can't afford an en suite room, a choice of hot meal, phone in my room, cutting edge gyms, communal computer consoles and I don't get to see my family as often as I want. It is appalling that prisoners are living better than law-abiding people. Prisoners should be working until they earn enough to pay back the damage they caused. Society should not be funding prisoners to live in a 3-star hotel.

  51. Post update

    The Scotsman

    Child protection officers in Scotland are being presented with up to 13 new child sex abuse cases every day.

    Figures reveal that between 2011 and September this year, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre passed on 10,434 cases of child sexual exploitation to police officers in Scotland to investigate.

    The statistics have been labelled "grave" and "extremely worrying" by experts.

    Read the full story here.

  52. Post update

    Evening Express

    tweets: Aberdeen thief jailed after trying to sell stolen phone back to owner.

  53. Neil visits Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

    Health Secretary Alex Neil is visiting Aberdeen Royal Infirmary against a background of upheaval at NHS Grampian and concerns over patient safety.

    A review of care at the hospital is under way and there have been significant changes at the top of the health board.

    Alex Neil

    Mr Neil is meeting management, patients and staff, including emergency consultants, some of whom went public with their fears about staffing shortages.

    In September, they raised concerns about staffing shortages at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, with one medic describing the situation as a "perfect storm".

  54. Rehabilitation in prison - Your views

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    Ron Br. Ferry: A spell in prison is meant to act as a deterrent to carrying out further crime! They are not holiday camps.

    Graham, Paisley: How can gender inequality be championed like this? How can we move forward fighting sexism, misogyny, chauvinism if women are treated differently to men for committing the same crimes?

    Jon W: There are elderly people living in society who are much worse off than your two inmates and have never offended. Rehabilitation is important but must be measured and gradual. Not all women in prison are "victims" and some need to be kept out of society. Balance is necessary here.

    Jim Watson, Gourock: Prison is the punishment - deprivation of your liberty should not prevent family contacts and phones in cells, Skype and sleepovers are progressive ideas that should be looked at further to gather an evidence base.

    Alison: From a young age we are all taught right from wrong. You do the crime you pay with time. Prisons are becoming more comfy; that's why offences are not reducing and numbers are increasing. Our OAPs don't get three hot meals a day or phones in their rooms.

  55. Your Pictures

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    Sunset taken from Glencaple

    Susan Wright from Dumfries took this picture, which she calls 'Criffel reflections.' The photo was taken from Glencaple, in Dumfries and Galloway, on Sunday.

    Email your pictures here or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

  56. Hare hunting in Lothians

    Police in the Lothians have reported an increase in illegal hare coursing in the area.

    Hare coursing

    A 54-year-old man was arrested in connection with an incident in October near Pathhead in Midlothian.

    Officers are urging members of the public to remain vigilant and to get in touch if they have any information about the activity.

  57. Chemical leak at metal plant

    Firefighters are dealing with a chemical leak at a metal plant near Blantyre in South Lanarkshire.

    Fire engine

    Crews were called to Ireland Alloys, on Whistleberry Road, just after 06:00 this morning to deal with a leaking chemical and small vapour cloud inside the factory.

    Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and gas tight chemical suits were deployed to isolate the chemical and disperse the cloud.

    Two workers were taken to Hairymres Hospital in East Kilbride. Fire crews are still at the scene.

  58. 'Unprovoked' attack on Annan schoolgirl

    Police are investigating an "unprovoked attack" on a girl as she walked home from school in Annan.

    Annan Assault location screengrab

    The incident happened on the footpath between Prestonfield Road and Hospital Road at about 15:50 on Friday.

    The girl was approached by a man who grabbed her and punched her in the face "a number of times". She escaped with cuts and bruises and did not require medical attention.

    The attacker is described as 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, he was wearing a dark hooded top or jacket with the hood up and dark blue jogging bottoms with stripes on the legs.

  59. Your Pictures

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    A sunset

    Stephen Williams took this picture of a beautiful sunset over Arran and Bute from Wemyss Bay, on Sunday.

    Email your pictures here or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

  60. Drought against All Blacks continues

    Mike Blair

    Former Scotland scrum-half

    Scotland remain without a victory against New Zealand after the All Blacks secured a far from convincing 24-16 win at Murrayfield on Saturday.

    Scotland's David Denton

    An elusive win "slipped through Scotland's fingers" and Vern Cotter's side paid dearly for unforced errors.

    Read my BBC Scotland column here.

  61. Weather update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Hi it's Kawser. E/W split today. Cloudy & damp in East with fresh ENE wind. Some persistent rain in NE. Brighter & drier towards West. 10-12C

  62. Your Pictures

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    Tom and 20 others tweets: This was the view from Arthur's Seat y/day aftn. #scotlandlive

    View from Arthur's Seat
  63. Salmond auctions ministerial gifts

    Daily Record

    Alex Salmond is to auction off some of the official gifts he received while he was First Minister for charity.

    Read the full story here.

  64. Running on ice

    A former Commonwealth Games cyclist plans to prepare for a four-day race on foot by spending time inside walk-in commercial freezers.

    Roddle Riddle screenshot

    Inverness runner Roddy Riddle has type one diabetes and completed a marathon in the Sahara Desert in 2008.

    His next challenge will involve temperatures as low as -30C above the Arctic Circle in Sweden in February next year.

    The Ice Ultra uses the Kungsleden trail and Unesco-protected snowfields.

    Mr Riddle hopes to use commercial cold stores to help him prepare for the freezing conditions expected during the marathon.

  65. Phones in prison cells

    BBC Radio Scotland

    tweets: Morag Stirling, who is involved in the new HMP Inverclyde, says telephones in cells and sleepovers for children are being considered.

  66. Rehabilitation in prison - Your Views

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    Alison, Balloch: I believe that prison should be about rehabilitation. The punishment is the withdrawal of liberty.

    Keen, Kyle: Punishment is dinosaur thinking. It has absolutely no use in a balanced society. Educate. What happened to "turn the other cheek"? More hypocrisy.

  67. Road accident

    The Press and Journal

    Two-car accident left Aberdeen road blocked.

    Police car on road

    Read the full story here.

  68. Scotland v England - Your Views

    Care to share your memories of Scotland v England games? Have you witnessed a famous win or crushing defeat? Can Gordon Strachan's side avenge last year's defeat at Wembley?

    Send us your views via text to 80295, tweet using #ScotlandLive, email here or visit our Facebook page.

  69. Mental health provision

    BBC Radio Scotland

    A forensic psychiatrist asks @NicolaSturgeon to tackle the lack of secure facilities in Scotland for those with mental ill-health as new FM.

  70. Auld Enemy

    "They're very special," is the former Scotland defender Willie Miller's description of locking horns with England.

    Speaking ahead of tomorrow night's friendly at Celtic Park, Miller, who faced England eight times during his career, said the clash rarely disappoints.

    Willie Miller (second top right, celebrates Scotland's victory against England in 1985)

    "The fixture was lost for some time but by popular demand it's back," said the BBC Sportsound pundit.

    "I think as long as the demand is there then it's great for the fans.

    "For players, I think it's an important one. It'll give Gordon Strachan the opportunity to try out some of the players who've been very supportive but sitting on the bench for some time.

    "The football being played has been superb and the results wonderful. There's definite progress under Gordon."

    England twice came from behind to win a five-goal thriller when the sides met at Wembley in August last year.

  71. Trident key issue in Labour leader race

    Glenn Campbell

    BBC Scotland news

    The future of the UK's nuclear deterrent has emerged as a key issue in the battle for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party.

    A nuclear submarine.

    Two of the three candidates are against renewing the UK's nuclear weapons system.

    The MSP Sarah Boyack has echoed her Holyrood colleague Neil Findlay in opposing plans to replace the four Clyde-based submarines in the Trident programme. Mr Findlay said he believed his view was "mainstream Labour opinion".

    Their views are not shared by the third candidate, Jim Murphy, who is a former shadow Secretary of State for defence. He says it "makes no sense" to unilaterally give up nuclear weapons when countries like Iran and North Korea are trying to acquire them.

    The UK Labour party wants to retain the nuclear deterrent but has not yet said whether it supports a like for like replacement or a lower cost option. A final procurement decision will be made in 2016.

  72. What's on the back pages?

    The former Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster hopes to feature in England's friendly against Scotland tomorrow night, so that he can once again enjoy the atmosphere at Celtic Park.

    Fraser Forster

    Scotland winger Ikechi Anya has praised Gordon Strachan for giving the players "belief that we can achieve something", reports The Sun.

    Read our round-up of the big sports stories here.

  73. Coming up...

    Louise White

    Presenter, Morning Call

    This week sees the start of Prisoners Week and I'll be broadcasting live from Cornton Vale Women's Prison. Today we're asking: is prison the right place to rehabilitate women?

    The lines are open 0500 92 95 00 - you can text your views using 80295 and listen live to the programme here.

  74. Weather update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    The central belt will see more in the way of cloud and some patchy rain being brought through to Glasgow from the east coast. Some persistent drizzle from the northeast down to Edinburgh and the Borders.

    There will be brighter and drier weather towards the west coast and southwest towards the Argyll coast into Oban, Kintyre and the Western Isles with isolated showers.

    Highs of around 10 to 12C, or 8/9 along the east coast.

  75. Dementia treatment

    A scanner which could help scientists develop better treatments for dementia and other brain conditions is to be installed at the University of Edinburgh.

    The equipment will give scientists the clearest picture yet of what goes wrong in the brain when dementia occurs and will also help doctors identify patients who are most likely to benefit from new therapies.

    The scanner is said to be the first of its kind in Scotland.

    A depiction of the brain and dementia.

    The system combines Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, and will allow researchers to track the movement of individual molecules within the brain's cells.

  76. Today's headlines

    The Daily Record reports that a young mum was raped by a man who had been released from jail early, while the Scottish Daily Mail focuses on the SNP's pledge to deliver better meals for hospital patients.

    Newspapers composite

    The Herald reports that hospital bed shortages are putting the lives of 3,300 patients at risk.

    Lorraine Kelly's honour at the Scottish Bafta's and Judy Murray's exit from Strictly Come Dancing also feature in the papers.

    Read our round up here.

  77. Scotland preview

    Jane Lewis

    BBC Scotland

    tweets: At 08.25 - we'll hear from Willie Miller on @BBCRadioScot with @BBCGaryR - any questions ahead of the England friendly?

  78. McAvoy's red carpet treatment

    Hollywood star James McAvoy saw off stiff competition to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland's annual Bafta ceremony.

    McAvoy won the award for his portrayal of a corrupt policeman in Filth.

    James McAvoy in Filth

    Sophie Kennedy Clark won the Actress Film trophy for her performance in Philomena.

    In the Actor Television category, David Tennant took the Actor Television category for his role in The Escape Artist, whilst Shirley Henderson collected the Actress Television award for her role as a grieving mother in Channel 4's Southcliffe.

    Read a full account of the night with the stars here.

  79. Charity's drive to curb road casualties

    A charity has launched a road safety campaign in Scotland in an effort to cut the number of deaths and injuries.

    Brake wants all road users "to look out for each other" and "drive with more consideration for others".

    It reported that a motorist is fined for careless driving or speeding every five minutes in Scotland, adding that 105,800 fixed-penalty notices were issued for such offences in 2013.

    More than two in five children also told a Brake survey they had been hit or nearly hit by a vehicle while on foot or bike.

  80. Serves you right?

    BBC Sport

    One against three seems a bit unfair. Watch @andy_murray take on three tennis legends.

    Watch Andy Murray line up against the combined might of Pat Cash, John McEnroe and Tim Henman, as they entertain the crowd at the 02 in London, here.

    Andy Murray
  81. Coming up...

    Gary Robertson

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Trident, public ownership of railways, Labour's woes, Scottish Labour treated like a "branch office." @Neil_FindlayMSP #bbcgms 0810

    Good Morning Scotland

    You can listen live to the programme here.

  82. Travel update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    Glasgow - M8 1 lane blocked; broken down car in the Charing Cross Underpass.

  83. Jobs market boost

    Scotland's jobs market continued to improve last month as business confidence remained high, a report suggests.

    There were sharp increases in permanent placements and salaries in October, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.


    However, growth eased in the temporary jobs market, reaching its slowest level in five months.

    The Bank of Scotland Labour Market Barometer also remained high.

    The barometer reading was 65.0 - the fourth highest in the survey history - indicating a marked improvement in labour market conditions.

  84. Welcome

    Thomas McGuigan

    BBC Scotland News

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