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  1. Jean Campbell murder accused unfit for trial
  2. Political 'ignorance' on stop-search
  3. Tartan Army vote on Flower of Scotland
  4. Robert the Bruce campaign launched
  5. Grangemouth plant 'needs fracking'

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By Thomas McGuigan, Rebecca Bailey 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. Join us at 07:00 tomorrow for more.

    Good evening.

  2. Your Views - Fracking


    Rory: It would appear the Ineos' chairman has lost faith in the company's own "long term survival plan" despite a £300m investment and a £230m loan from the government, for the specific purpose of processing Ethane from the US. Is this incompetence or an empty threat? We too have a long term survival plan. Unlike Ineos we wont give up on it after a few months.

  3. Post update

    BBC Scotland Weather


    Dry and cloudy for many tonight, lows 2/5C. Clear spells across Caithness, Grampian and Borders with a frost. Lows 0/-3C.

  4. Weather watch

    Kevin Keane

    BBC Scotland reporter

    BBC forecaster saying NE Scotland warmest place in UK today and will see highest AND lowest UK temps in next 24 hours.

  5. Hospital's performance 'not recovering'

    On the government help for the Royal Alexandra Hospital (18:21), NHS Scotland Chief Executive Paul Gray said: "This has been a challenging winter for A&E departments across Scotland. I want to apologise to patients who have waited longer than they should to be seen and treated.

    "I recognise that all staff have been working extremely hard in our NHS to ensure patients get the best possible care.

    "However, I'm concerned that performance is not recovering as quickly as it should at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and it is clear to me, through our performance monitoring and management, that the board needs support to help them ensure patients are seen and treated in A&E within the appropriate timescale."

  6. Police chief wants 'consensus'

    The chief constable of Police Scotland has called for a "consensus" on the practice of stop-and-search.

    Police Scotland

    Sir Stephen House was responding to a letter from rank-and-file police officers, which defended stop-searches.

    It said they were carried out "in an effort to combat crime and to keep the public safe".

    Sir Stephen said Scotland needed to find the right balance between keeping people safe and the rights of the individual.

  7. A&E help from government

    The Scottish Government will provide a support team to work with the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to help improve performance in its Accident & Emergency.

    Accident and Emergency

    From today, unscheduled care managers from the Scottish Government will be working with the hospital to identify immediate measures and key actions to support improvements.

  8. Reporting Scotland

    Tonight, on Reporting Scotland at 18:30 on BBC One Scotland.

    • The controversy over stop and search - calls for a wholesale review of how Police Scotland is governed.
    • Claims that thousands of children across Scotland could be missing out on free nursery education.
    • We'll also be looking into the confusion over Scotland's diet. Are butter, cream and cheese really not bad for you?
    • And the "Home of Golf" announces the first women to become members of the Royal and Ancient.
  9. Collapsed City Link boss on bonus

    The former chief executive of City Link - which collapsed at Christmas with the loss of more than 2500 jobs around the UK - has said he understands why some people may feel that a bonus he received was not "value for money."


    David Smith was giving evidence to the Scottish Affairs committee at Westminster. Mr Smith was asked about his income rising during 2013 from more than £370,000 to £640,000.

    He said it was a bonus for the successful sale of City Link to equity firm better Capital - but added "It was the contractual terms on which I was employed but I can understand that people might not see that that was value for money, in their eyes."

    He said "most" of that was invested in shares in City Link, much of which he said he lost when the firm collapsed.

  10. Fisherman dies after fall

    A fisherman has died after falling into the water 20 miles west of Shetland.

    He was working on board the Banff registered 'Beryl' fishing boat.

    The crew of a nearby offshore supply ship, Caledonian Victory managed to recover him from the water using their fast rescue craft.

    He was then transferred by Coastguard helicopter to hospital in Lerwick. Police say his name won't be released until the next of kin are informed.

  11. Money, money, money...

    Douglas Fraser

    Business and economy editor, Scotland

    So the entire annual TV rights deal for Scottish Premiership is worth less than only two matches in England's Premier League #spfl

  12. Cemfjord sinking

    The Marine Accident Investigation Branch says it's now completed initial surveys of the wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord.


    The vessel is believed to have overturned in storm force winds in the Pentland Firth in January, sinking around two days later.

    No trace was found of the eight crew who were onboard. A side sonar scan and an ROV survey of the wreck have now been carried out.

    A spokesman for the MAIB said that the information would form part of the ongoing investigation into the sinking.

  13. Man deemed unfit to stand murder trial

    The man accused of murdering Jean Campbell at a park in Glasgow has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

    Jean Campbell

    At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Matthews set an examination of facts to take place.

    Paul Ward, 21, who is accused of the murdering Mrs Campbell on 13 December 2013, at Cranhill Park, will be not be present at the hearing.

    The hearing, which is not a trial, is expected to last two weeks and will take place without a jury.

  14. Balloch woman dropped baby head first

    A woman who dropped a baby head first onto a pavement while she was drunk has been ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

    Rachel McIntyre, of Balloch, near Inverness, was looking after the four month old child in June last year when the incident occurred.

    The former nurse had been holding the baby by its ankles over her shoulder.

    Inverness Sheriff Court heard that the child, who suffered a fracture to its skull, has made a fully recovery.

  15. Rearranged game

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland

    Rearranged Scottish Premiership match @dundeeunitedfc v @ICTFC will take place on Tuesday 24th Feb with a 7:45 kick off

  16. This evening's weather

    BBC Scotland Weather


    This evening and tonight it will remain predominantly dry, although cloudy in the west and south.

    Where we have had sunshine today in the north-east, temperatures will fall away under clearer skies. It will drop to -3 Celsius in the countryside with frost and perhaps some pockets of fog appearing.

    Elsewhere, we'll see lows of around 2 or 3 Celsius, with 4 or 5 Celsius for the west and north coast and the Isles.

    Winds from the west or south west will remain strong across the far north, and light elsewhere.

  17. Warriors centre to Wasps

    Wasps have signed centre James Downey on loan from Glasgow Warriors until the end of the season.

    Jason Downey

    The former Munster and Northampton Saints back, 33, will provide cover at the Ricoh Arena for injured pair Chris Bell and Alapati Leiua.

    "I can't wait, it's obviously exciting times here at Wasps and I'm looking forward to hopefully getting some game time," Downey told the Wasps website.

    "I'm looking forward to playing in front of some of the big crowds."

  18. Minister approves new Skye hospital

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Health Secretary Shona Robison has approved NHS Highland's plan for a new hospital on Skye.

    Broadford Hospital, which will be developed as a hub facility

    The proposal also involves upgrading Portree Hospital to make it a smaller "spoke" hospital to the hub facility in Broadford.

    The new set up will serve patients on the island and also Lochalsh on the mainland.

    Islanders in the north of the Skye campaigned last year to have Portree developed as the main site.

  19. McCulloch ban

    Jane Lewis

    BBC Scotland

    Lee McCulloch offered 2 match ban by SFA (1 immediate 1 suspended until next Scottish Cup match) over stamp on Dale Carrick of Raith Rovers

    Lee McCulloch
  20. Scotland need 'better discipline'

    Hooker Ross Ford says Scotland must stop giving away penalties if they are to beat Wales in the Six Nations this weekend.

    Ross Ford passing a ball

    The Murrayfield men gave away 11 penalties in their 15-8 defeat in France on Saturday.

    Ford believes it is an area of the game Scotland must improve on in the remainder of the championship.

    "It's something that did let the French into the game and we need to be a lot sharper this weekend," Ford, 30, said.

  21. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    Roads: Inverclyde - Slaemuir Avenue in Port Glasgow is still closed following an accident.

    Edinburgh - Slow traffic on Calder Road and Queensferry Road and on Maybury Road at the junction with the A8 Glasgow Road

    Glasgow- M8, traffic is building up westbound between J16 Craighall and the Kingston Bridge

    North Lanarkshire - Major roadworks on A73 Bellside Road

  22. County 'good enough'

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland

    Ross County manager Jim McIntyre hopes rival sides write his team off as they enter what he feels is a "crucial" run of games.

    Ross County

    Bottom side County, who are six points adrift, host fellow strugglers Motherwell on Saturday.

    "The signings we've made have strengthened us in the window, albeit a couple of them need a bit more fitness to get up to speed," McIntyre said.

    "I firmly believe that we're good enough."

  23. Your Views - Fracking


    J.G Hetherington: Re Grangemouth - this is exactly why the SNP have not and will not ban fracking in Scotland. The SNP have given an undertaking that no new nuclear power stations will be built in Scotland. Before any future elections the SNP need to make a clear statement that there will be no fracking in Scotland, with an undertaking that once power is devolved legislation will be brought into place.

  24. Funeral of Jak Trueman

    The Scotsman

    A picture of Jak Trueman; blue and white flowers spell out the name 'Jak' against a Rangers coffin

    Hundreds at funeral to celebrate life of 15-year-old Jak Trueman.

    Read the full story here.

  25. Talbot banned for two games

    Livingston captain Jason Talbot has accepted a two-match suspension for his challenge on Hearts winger Sam Nicholson.

    Jason Talbot

    Talbot caught the midfielder with a high boot, leaving Nicholson needing stitches in his head and face.

    Referee Brian Colvin issued a yellow card at the time of the incident.

    But the Scottish FA have now charged the Livingston skipper with "serious foul play" and he has accepted the retrospective punishment.

  26. St Andrews welcomes Royal member

    Peter Hunt

    Royal correspondent, BBC News

    Princess Anne has become one of seven honorary women members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

  27. Man charged over stadium car crash

    Philip Sim

    Tayside and Central reporter, BBC Scotland

    A man is to stand trial accused of crashing his car into a turnstile at Dundee United's football stadium.

    Tannadice stadium, boarded up where the the car crashed

    Bradley Forsyth is alleged to have smashed his Ford Fiesta into the wall of Tannadice Stadium on 6 April last year.

    The 23-year-old is accused of failing to stop and report the crash within 24 hours.

    Forsyth, of Playfair Terrace, Dundee, denies the offence.

  28. Celtic duo injured

    Mikael Lustig is likely to miss Celtic's Europa League match against Inter Milan and Kris Commons is a doubt for the first leg of the last 32 tie.

    Lustig and Commons celebrate together

    Lustig is out for a month with an ankle injury, while forward Commons has a thigh problem and could be missing for two weeks.

  29. Student had 50,000 indecent images

    A university student who had about 50,000 indecent images of children on his computer has been put on the sex offenders register.

    They were found following a search of a property in Fountainhall, Selkirkshire, last May, by Police Scotland's cyber crime unit.

    The images were discovered on a hard drive which was removed from the house.

    At Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Heriot-Watt student Christopher Murdanaigum, 25, admitted the offence.

  30. Tasers call

    Tim Reid

    Political correspondent, BBC News

    Exec of Scottish Police Fed to consider demand by rank and file officers in England& Wales yesterday for Tasers to be issued to all officers

  31. Fan denies throwing flares on pitch

    A Dundee United fan has denied throwing flares on to the pitch ahead of his side's Scottish Cup victory over Stranraer.

    Ryan Mulholland, 28, of Dundee, appeared at Stranraer Sheriff Court after being arrested during Sunday's fifth-round tie, which United won 3-0.

    He was granted bail, with a condition banning him from attending football matches.

    Five flares were thrown onto the pitch as the players ran out at Stair Park.

  32. Dingwall man repeatedly stabbed girlfriend

    A 21-year-old man has pled guilty to attempting to murder his former girlfriend by repeatedly stabbing her in the neck, head and body.

    Terry Newlands attacked Suzanne Matheson after a row at their home in Dingwall on 14 October last year.

    The High Court in Glasgow heard that one wound narrowly missed Miss Matheson's jugular vein.

    Judge Lord Burns deferred sentencing until 20 March.

  33. Glasgow opera singer on track

    An amateur opera singer has spoken of his surprise after a video of him singing on a train became an internet hit.

    Still from video of Mr Boyle singing

    William Boyle, 24, was travelling home on Saturday night when he decided to treat fellow passengers to a rendition of opera favourite Nessun Dorma.

    But unbeknownst to him, fellow passenger Scott Thomson recorded the performance.

    The video, posted on Facebook, has now been viewed more than 25,000 times.

    "I'll sing anywhere that'll have me really," he told Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme.

    "I do sing in quite a lot of pubs.

    "Nessun Dorma - which translates as 'none shall sleep' - is always the song that people that know me want me to sing when we go out to the likes out pubs and clubs."

  34. Grangemouth 'needs fracking'

    The Grangemouth petrochemical plant is unlikely to have a long-term future unless a UK shale gas industry can develop, its owners warn.

    Grangemouth as seen from the air

    Chemicals giant Ineos wants to use shale gas as a raw material for its plants and has bought licences for gas exploration in central Scotland.

    However, the Scottish government has imposed a moratorium on the "fracking" technique used to extract the gas.

    Ineos has already invested in a project to import cheap shale gas from the USA.

  35. Lost in translation

    Climbers and hillwalkers unsure about how to pronounce Gaelic names of Scotland's hills and mountains are being offered lessons.

    Buachaille Etive Mor is among mountains with Gaelic names

    The Fort William Mountain Festival and Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, have teamed up to offer the class.

    Native Gaelic speaker and scholar Cailean Maclean will lead the two-hour session during the festival.

    Gaelic is also used to identify other geographical landmarks.

  36. Lochhead challenges supermarkets

    Food retailers are being urged to do some "soul searching" and look at whether they can do more to get Scottish produce on the shelves.

    Lots of beef

    Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead laid down the challenge in an address to the National Farmers' Union (NFU) Scotland.

    He also urged consumers to do their bit to ensure more Scots products are among the top sellers in stores by 2020.

    New initiatives are being launched in a bid to boost local produce.

  37. Police probe spate of purse thefts

    Philip Sim

    Tayside and Central reporter, BBC Scotland

    Police are investigating after three elderly women were targeted by thieves while shopping in Dundee city centre.

    The women were not known to each other and were in separate stores, but each had their purse taken from their handbag within an hour of 11:40 on Saturday.

  38. Falkirk's Houston wins award

    Falkirk's Peter Houston has been named the Scottish Professional Football League's Championship manager of the month for the second time in a row.

    Peter Houston

    Houston guided his side to an unbeaten January and they are now just one point off the promotion play-off spots.

    The Bairns beat Alloa Athletic and Hearts in January and picked up draws against Hibernian, Queen of the South and Dumbarton.

    Former Dundee United manager Houston took over at Falkirk in June 2014.

  39. Funding boost for laser manufacturer

    A Scottish laser manufacturer is set to increase its export activities after securing new financial backing.

    A scientist conducting an experiment

    M Squared Lasers said it had attracted a funding package worth more than £2.5m from Barclays and a further £750,000 from BGF (Business Growth Fund).

    M Squared is based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow, and has offices in the US including San Jose in Silicon Valley, California.

    The company develops and manufactures lasers and photonic instruments.

  40. FAI hears pensioner 'fell like domino'

    A woman who died after hitting her head while leaving an ambulance at Borders General Hospital fell "like a domino", a fatal accident inquiry has been told.

    Fiona Barber and her husband

    Fiona Barber, 71, an artist, was going down the steps of the vehicle backwards when she lost her grip and fell on top of a health worker who was guiding her.

    He tried to break her fall but Mrs Barber hit the back of her head.

    She died two weeks later at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

  41. Tartan Army vote on national anthem

    Members of the Tartan Army are being asked to vote on whether Flower of Scotland should be the country's national anthem.

    A member of the Tartan army waves the Lion Rampant against a blue sky

    It comes after the question was raised at the Scottish Parliament's public petitions committee.

    The SFA says it believes the answer should come from its "most loyal fans" and has opened up an online vote for the Scotland Supporters Club.

    The options include Flower of Scotland, Caledonia and Scotland the Brave.

  42. Patient barricade treatment defended

    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has defended the decision to barricade a patient inside his room after finding his needs "challenging".

    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Bill Douglas, 59, had been a patient at Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary for four months after suffering a brain injury in October.

    His family said they arrived on Friday evening to find a table and plank of wood placed across the door.

    Brain injury charity Headway have condemned the action as "dangerous".

  43. Secretary who stole from charity jailed

    A secretary who embezzled £55,000 from a hospital charity fund has been jailed.

    Lorraine Warden

    Lorraine Warden forged the signature of a doctor at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital to steal the sum after writing out 62 cheques to herself and her daughter.

    A sheriff described the crime as "blatant" and revealed Warden had also been claiming tax credits throughout the five-year scam.

    The 44-year-old, of Muirhead, was jailed for 16 months.

  44. SNP councillors quit in target area

    Two SNP North Lanarkshire councillors have resigned from the party amid a row over candidate selection for the General Election.

    Alan Beveridge and John Taggart stepped down after complaining about how Westminster candidates were chosen.

    Alan Beveridge and John Taggart

    North Lanarkshire voted in favour of independence in the referendum last September and could be a key target for the party in May.

    A spokesman for the SNP thanked the two men for their service.

  45. Students offered alcohol-free flats

    Angie Brown

    BBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporter

    Students who want to live in alcohol-free accommodation are being given the chance at St Andrews University.

    It has been introduced to cater for students with religious beliefs or medical conditions that do not allow drinking.

    The move from the Fife institution is thought to be the first time alcohol-free student accommodation has been offered in Scotland.

    It will be offered at David Russell Apartments in Fife Park from September.

  46. Coming up...

    On Reporting Scotland at 13:30, the controversy over stop-and-search - now Scotland's police federation accuses politicians of interference.

    Also, the Scotland rugby squad focuses on keeping on the right side of the referee.

  47. Regional airport numbers climb

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Scotland's regional airports enjoyed their busiest year ever in 2014, the sites' operator Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (Hial) says.

    Inverness Airport

    A record 1.4 million passengers passed through Hial's 11 airports, almost 52,000 more than in 2013.

    Inverness had its busiest year since 2008 after handling 628,526 passengers and numbers at Sumburgh rose by 18.2% to 319,597 passengers.

    However, there were falls in passenger numbers at Campbeltown and Dundee.

    Hial said Islay, Stornoway and Tiree enjoyed "strong growth" during the year while Benbecula and Kirkwall experience "modest growth" in passengers.

  48. Modern apprenticeships 'on target' in Scotland

    A target to have 25,000 modern apprenticeships (MAs) in place in Scotland this year is on course to be achieved, according to figures.

    Skills Development Scotland found there were 19,517 MAs in place by the end of the third quarter of 2014-15 - about 78% of the annual goal.

    Scotland currently has a target of delivering 25,000 modern apprenticeships a year

    The latest total represents a 2% increase on the same period last year.

    The statistics showed 53% of the new starts were aged 16 to 19 - slightly up on a year ago.

    Modern apprenticeships offer work-based learning in a range of industries including tourism, engineering and life sciences.

  49. Trainee nurse numbers rise

    Andrew Anderson

    BBC Scotland News

    The number of student nurses and midwives starting training in Scotland will go up by 3% this year. The Scottish government says there will be more than 600 extra places in 2015/16. It's the third successive rise in the number of places for trainee nurses and midwives.

  50. Fisherman rescued

    Ken Banks

    BBC Scotland North East reporter

    A fisherman has been rescued after falling into the water 20 miles west of Shetland. He was working on board the Beryl fishing boat.

    The crew of a nearby offshore supply ship, Caledonian Victory, managed to recover him from the water. The man was then transferred by Coastguard helicopter to hospital in Lerwick, where his condition is unknown.

  51. A96 upgrade

    A £30m contract to design a 19 mile (30km) stretch of dual carriageway between Inverness and Nairn has been earmarked for Jacobs UK Ltd.

    An artist's impression of a new river crossing on the upgraded A96

    The contract has to go through a process before Transport Scotland formally awards it.

    The work involves designing a bypass for Nairn.

    The work to upgrade the section of A96 forms part of a wider project to build 88 miles (141km) of dual carriageway between Inverness and Aberdeen.

  52. All roads lead to Falkirk...


    The Big Debate

    This Friday, from 12:00, the #BigDebate comes from #Falkirk Town Hall. Apply for tickets here.

    Falkirk sign
  53. Tories: Public 'in the dark' on police changes

    The public are being "left in the dark" when massive changes are made to the way police in Scotland work, the Scottish Conservatives have warned.

    Party leader Ruth Davidson said changes such as the routine arming of police and practice of stop-and-search came into force without the scrutiny of the public or the Scottish Parliament.

    Police officers have defended the use of stop and search

    Her comments came after police officers criticised politicians.

    The Scottish Police Federation said there was ignorance on stop and search.

  54. Prisoner rights

    The rights of UK prisoners were breached when they were prevented from voting in elections, European judges have again ruled.


    The case was brought by inmates who were in prison during various elections between 2009 and 2011.

    This is the fourth time the European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the UK's blanket ban on giving convicted prisoners the vote.

    The court has called for a change in the law but this has not happened.

  55. No poll after one candidate stands

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    A local authority by-election planned for March will no longer go ahead after only one person came forward to stand as a candidate.

    The poll was to be held to elect a new councillor to the Western Isle ward of An Taobh Siar agus Nis following the death of Kenny Murray in December.

    Mr Murray, 64, became a councillor in 2007 and was re-elected in 2012.

    Alistair Maclennan, an independent, has been declared as the new councillor by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

  56. Man jailed over attempted murder at taxi rank

    A man who asked for help burying his victim after an attempted murder at a taxi rank has been jailed for more than seven years.

    Gregor Thomson kicked, stamped and jumped on Desmond McCart's head in Denny on 28 September.

    Surgeons had to use 14 plates to reconstruct the face of the 56-year-old victim.

    Thomson, 26, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was jailed for seven years and three months.

    The High Court in Edinburgh earlier heard how Thomson got into a row with Mr McCart as the older man tried to get into a taxi at Davies Row in the Stirlingshire town.

  57. Your pictures

    Email us:

    Neil Barr from Glasgow sent in these pictures from Lunderston Bay, Gourock. The first is taken just before sunset and the second afterwards.

    A canoeist in silhouette as the sun starts to set
    Bruised purple sky and flame red, across a bay; black stones in foreground

    Email us your pictures, or tweet using #ScotlandLive.

  58. 'World's strongest man'

    John Beattie

    BBC Scotland

    Just confessed on air to being obsessed as a child with being the world's strongest man thanks to Charles Atlas and dynamic tension method.

  59. Wotte waxes lyrical over Hearts boss

    Scottish coaches should follow the example of Hearts' Robbie Neilson, according to former national performance director Mark Wotte.

    The Dutchman, who quit in October, believes too many coaches concentrate on winning games rather than skills.

    Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson

    "Robbie Neilson is one that has recognised that he has to improve his players," Wotte told BBC Scotland.

    "But I'm so afraid that, for a lot of coaches, it's all about the winning and not about the individual development."

  60. Outlander for UK?

    Amazon has declined to confirm reports that it has acquired the UK rights to the US TV series Outlander.


    Described as Scotland's answer to Game of Thrones, Outlander follows the story of Claire Randell, a nurse from 1946 who is swept back in time to 1743.

    The TV series, which features Doune Castle and Loch Ness, is based on novels by US author Diana Gabaldon.

    The Herald newspaper and websites Digital Spy and TV Wise have reported Amazon's acquisition.

  61. 'Future of union secure'


    Iain Watson

    Political correspondent, BBC News

    Ed Balls tells #bcc conference after Scottish referendum, it is foolish to think the future of our union is secure.

  62. Scotland approves rare cancer drug

    Scotland has become the first part of the UK to make a new drug available to patients with a rare form of cancer.

    A variety of pills

    The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved the drug bosutinib for sufferers of chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML).

    Almost 600 people in the UK are diagnosed each year, with a 40% chance of surviving the next five years.

    In 2012, 60 people were diagnosed in Scotland, the highest number since 2007.

  63. Cricket countdown

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Very encouraging for @CricketScotland....179-run win v Ireland in first of two @cricketworldcup warm-up games. West Indies next 2moro night.

  64. Tour of Britain

    The Tour of Britain will return to Dumfries and Galloway in 2016.

    Cyclists' legs

    A "high profile stage" of the cycle race will be held in the south-west of Scotland for the first time since 2013, according to the local council.

    The development emerged in local authority documents outlining plans for major events in the region over the next two years.

    It also revealed that there are plans to increase capacity of the Wickerman Festival at Dundrennan by 5,000 people.

  65. Is it Friday yet?

    There doesn't seem to be much joy at Traffic Scotland towers this morning.

    They tweet: No issues to report on the network at the moment #HappyDays Who else agrees with Grumpy Cat?! I sure do! B.

    Traffic Scotland

    We hear you.

  66. King: EGM decision 'outrageous'

    Dave King insists the decision to hold Rangers' extraordinary general meeting in London is "simply outrageous".

    Dave King

    King made his assessment before it was revealed the Millennium Gloucester Hotel would not now host the meeting.

    Another venue in the "London area" is now being sought.

    King said moving the meeting to a hotel that holds 500 at "greater cost to the club and small shareholders," was "simply outrageous by any standard of respect or corporate governance".

  67. Indyref voters to snub election


    The Herald

    Huge numbers of voters who cast their ballots in the independence referendum do not plan to vote in May's General Election, according to a poll.

    The survey suggests the contest to win the keys to Downing Street is turning off voters and turnout could slump dramatically from the 85% seen last September.

  68. Howzat?

    Scotland thrashed Ireland by 179 runs in their penultimate World Cup warm-up match in Sydney.

    Matt Machan top scored with 103, adding 96 with captain Preston Mommsen (56) and 98 with Richie Berrington (52), as Scotland made 296-6 in their 50 overs.

    Ireland made a steady start before seamer Alasdair Evans (4-17) took four wickets in his first three overs.

    Spinner Majid Haq wrapped up the innings with 3-9 as Ireland collapsed to 117 all out in 27 overs.

    Scotland beat ireland at cricket
  69. Analysis: Prisoner voting rights

    Glenn Campbell

    Political correspondent, BBC Scotland

    A judgment is expected from the European Court of Human Rights later on the latest challenge to the ban on prisoners voting in UK elections.

    Some cases in the past have involved Scottish prisoners, and in fact, there was a recent attempt by two convicted killers to vote in the independence referendum.

    The franchise for that was set by the Scottish Parliament as opposed to more generally elections being controlled by the UK Parliament.

    The Scottish government, in common with successive UK governments, was not keen to allow voting in those circumstances and was successful in denying those particular prisoners the right to take part in the independence referendum.

    So there have been a number of cases, but there is still this obligation on the UK to make it possible for some prisoners to vote.

  70. Ice climber injured

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    An ice climber has been seriously injured in a 196ft (60m) fall from the east face of Aonach Mor in Lochaber.

    Lochaber Mountain Rescue and a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth went to his aid.

    Police Scotland said emergency services were alerted to the incident at 15:35 on Saturday.

    The man, who is in his 30s, was airlifted to Belford Hospital in Fort William before being transferred to Southern General in Glasgow.

    Police said he was in a critical but stable condition.

  71. Hospital fall family urges action

    The family of a woman who died after falling from an ambulance says action is needed to avoid any similar incidents.

    Fiona Barber, 71, was attending a routine appointment at Borders General Hospital in 2009 when she fell.

    Borders general hospital

    She struck her head on the ground and died at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh two weeks later.

    Her son told a fatal accident inquiry that he believed her fall had been a "preventable accident".

  72. Breaking mews

    The Press and Journal


    Cat's owners hold up J-Lo, a large disgruntled-looking ginger and white cat, with a burnt out van in the background

    Hero cat J-Lo saves his owners from massive fire.

    Read the full story here.

  73. Pay rises - Your views

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    Geoff Earl, Edinburgh: Bit of a cheek of David Cameron urging business leaders to give a pay rise when his government hasn't given nurses a pay rise for three years despite the recommendation of the national pay review body.

    Lorna, Stirling: What does David Cameron care about low paid workers? This is all lies; politicians will promise you anything for your vote then deliver nothing.

  74. Your Pictures

    Email us:

    Kim Kjaerside took these pictures at Loch Tay over the weekend. He says he has visited Loch Tay for many years, but has never seen the loch looking so beautiful.

    Sunset over Loch Tay
    White and blues; mountains and Loch Tay; a solitary photographer takes a pictures
    Purples and light blue; a boat on a still Loch Tay at dawn

    Email us your pictures and we'll publish the best.

  75. Being dumped - Your views

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    BBC Radio Scotland

    It's Red Tuesday - top dumping day of the year. What is your preferred 'I've been dumped song'?

  76. 'Phone and laptop' driver: man charged

    Ken Banks

    BBC Scotland North East reporter

    A man has been charged after a video was posted online apparently showing a driver in Aberdeen wearing headphones, using a handheld mobile phone, and with a laptop on his car.

    The video was shot by a cyclist using a helmet-mounted camera.

    Police Scotland confirmed a 46-year-old man has been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The incident took place on 5 February on Queen's Road.

    The man is expected to appear in court at a later date.

  77. No Comprende!

    BBC Sport

    David Moyes fails his on-air Spanish exam on @bbc5live - listen

    David Moyes
  78. Tributes paid to young footballer

    Tributes have been paid after the death of a young footballer at Forfar Athletic.

    Jack Syme

    Jack Syme, who was 20 and from Abernethy, had been a regular member of the under-19 team at Forfar.

    He had also played for junior side St Andrews United on a temporary contract last season.

    A development league match between Forfar and Raith Rovers, due to take place at Station Park, has been postponed as a mark of respect.

  79. Pay rise call - Your views

    Text using 80295

    Anon: Will David Cameron be giving public service workers e.g. nurses a decent pay rise???

  80. Cancer treatment


    The Scotsman


    A gloved hand holds up a pill

    Scotland is the first part of the UK to make a new drug available to patients with a rare cancer.

    Read the full story here.

  81. Coming up on Morning Call

    BBC Radio Scotland

    David Cameron will urge business leaders to give their workers a pay rise during a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce later. Do you think you deserve an increase at work?

    Morning Call promo: Louise White and Kaye Adams in Pacific Quay

    Speaking of richness, British Heart Foundation Scotland is trying to get people to join the UK's first ever DECHOX - getting chocolate lovers to give up their favourite sweet treats in March to help save money, lose weight and raise money for life-saving heart research. What do you think - will you be joining in?

    And in the latest instalment of tenuous day-naming, today is supposedly Red Tuesday, the top day of the year for dumping your partner. We'd like to hear your big break-up songs.

    Listen to the show online here, and get involved - email in to the show, or text 80295.

  82. Tune in

    Gary Robertson

    BBC Radio Scotland

    BBC News - When did planet Earth become Planet Oil? @Profiainstewart #bbcgms 0835 (BBC2 Scotland Tuesday 10th @ 2100)

  83. Fun in a bun

    Making burgers the Bob Servant way

    "Our meat is a collage of meat, which is lot healthier than the more "gourmet" burgers you get in Sore Tummy Hell."

    Brian Cox as Bob Servant - smiling benignly from his hamburger van

    "Because our meat comes from a vast variety of animals, the healthy animals should almost always outweigh the sick ones. Which in turn gives our clients the best chance of having a healthy snack.

    "It's a win-win-win."

    If you've already had your breakfast, or just have a very strong stomach, you can read more about how Bob makes his burgers here.

  84. Police accuse politicians over stop-and-search

    Rank and file police officers have accused politicians of "ignorance" over consensual stop-and-searches.

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed last week that senior officers at Police Scotland are considering ending the controversial tactic.

    Police Scotland is reviewing its use of consensual stop and search

    But the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) has now written to MSPs insisting the searches increase public safety.

    And it defended the right of officers to carry out consensual stop-searches on children.

  85. Rangers - Your views

    Tweet @bbcscotlandnews

    Kirsteen Graham: Rangers seek a new London venue for their extraordinary general meeting after hotel pulls out. Glasgow, anyone???

  86. Your Views - let's hear them!

    Email us:

    BBC Radio Scotland

    Keeping your children safe online when they're at home with you is tough enough - but most now have smart phones, so when they're out of sight and online there's no knowing what they're up to. Or is there?

    Children holding different smartphones

    A new app to be launched later this year will give parents the power to keep an eye on everything their children do on these devices.

    So is it a good parenting tool or something more sinister? Would you check up on your kids online? And kids - what do you think about it?

    Let us know what you think - email us, tweet using #ScotlandLive or text on 80295.

  87. Judgement on prisoner voting

    A judgement is expected from the European Court of Human Rights later this morning on the latest challenge to the ban on prisoners voting in UK elections.

    The case has been brought on behalf of a group of more than a thousand inmates who've been prevented from casting their ballots in every election - from Europe to Westminster and the Scottish Parliament - since 2009.

    Last August, the Court ruled that the UK's blanket ban is a breach of human rights.

  88. A879 partially blocked


    BBC Scotland Travel


    In Glasgow, the A879 Balmore Road is partially blocked by an accident near St Kentigern's cemetery. There are delays in both directions.

  89. What the papers say

    A new plan - and new money - for education announced by the Scottish government are reported in The Scotsman and The Courier.

    The National; The Scotsman; The Daily Record and the Courier front pages on 10th February 2015

    The National leads with concerns about the proposals in the Smith Commission to devolve control of some welfare benefits to the Scottish parliament.

    Read the rest of our newspaper round-up, as you hoover up your sugar puffs, here.

  90. New surface to pitch up

    A new pitch will be put down at Hampden Park in time for the Scottish League Cup final and Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar.

    Hampden surface

    The condition of the surface was criticised after the semi-finals at the Glasgow venue two weeks ago.

    Hampden was converted to an athletics stadium for last summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    Celtic face Dundee United in the League Cup final on 15 March, while Scotland host Gibraltar in their Group D qualifier two weeks later.

  91. What's on the back pages?

    Rangers shareholder Dave King insists he has documents from the South African government that prove he is 'fit and proper' to become a director at Ibrox, ahead of the club's EGM in March, reports the Scottish Sun.

    Rangers shareholder Dave King

    And King has branded the decision to move the Rangers EGM to London as "simply outrageous".

    Meanwhile, The Daily Record newspaper says it has been banned from Ibrox.

    Read what else is making headlines on the back pages here.

  92. Newspaper ban


    Daily Record


    Ibrox, with a banner over saying 'Daily Record banned' (photoshop)

    Rangers board slap a BAN on Daily Record #bannedbytheboard

    Read why here.

  93. Learning disabilities centre set up

    Children and young people with learning difficulties are to benefit from a new £5m research and support centre in Edinburgh.

    A child raises a hand in a classroom (hand in foreground, blurred people in background)

    The Salvesen Mindroom Centre to "understand and resolve learning difficulties" will be set up at Edinburgh University.

    It is said to be the first of its kind in the UK.

    The centre is a collaboration between the university, Scottish charity Mindroom and the NHS.

  94. Travel update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    A major conference takes place in Inverness today - it gets under way at 08:00 so this will generate a lot of extra traffic heading to the city, especially on the A9, the A82 and A96 and of course on the southbound Kessock Bridge.

    • In Fife, traffic is slow moving on the M90 southbound at J3 Halbeath. There are 15 minute delays on the approach to the Forth Road Bridge.
    • In Corstophine, Edinburgh, the B701 Drum Brae South has temporary traffic lights and restrictions in both directions for emergency repairs.
    • On the M8/A8 Corridor, traffic is building eastbound on the A8 from the Eurocentral to J6 Newhouse, with stop-start traffic from J3a Bathgate eastbound to J1 Hermiston Gait at the Edinburgh City Bypass.
    • On the south side of Glasgow, Langside Drive has restrictions at the junction of Newlands Road for essential repairs, and Newlands Road itself is closed between 09.30 and 15.30.
    • In South Lanarkshire, the the A702 Biggar to Abbington Road has temporary traffic lights at Roberton for water main repairs.
  95. On the roads...


    Traffic Scotland: Starting to look busy this morning, standard slow traffic W/B btwn Gilmerton & Straiton. #drivesafe #edinburghtravel

    Roads on Tuesday morning
  96. Robert the Bruce campaign launched

    The spot where Robert the Bruce began his bloody bid for the throne of Scotland is currently marked with little more than a plaque.

    Now a major campaign has been launched to recognise Bruce's connections with Dumfries.

    A close-up of a bronze statue of Robert Bruce sitting on a horse at Bannockburn

    There are plans to create an interactive visitor centre on the site where Bruce clashed with John Comyn.

    Campaigners also hope to commission DNA testing on remains excavated in 1961, believed to be his defeated rival.

  97. Rangers seek alternative venue for EGM

    Rangers say they have been forced to search for an alternative venue in London ahead of their extraordinary general meeting on 4 March.

    The club has blamed "complaints and false information" that led the Millennium Gloucester Hotel to fear "disruption to guests and neighbours".

    Millennium Gloucester Hotel

    Rangers stated that: "The board apologises for any inconvenience."

    An EGM was called by shareholder Dave King, who hopes to win a vote to oust the current board of directors.

  98. Coming up...

    Gary Robertson

    BBC Radio Scotland

    A locket with Bonnie Prince Charlie's hair included in sale devoted to 300th anniversary of his father's 1715 Jacobite Rising #bbcgms 0720

    Good Morning Scotland

    You can listen live to the programme here.

  99. This morning's weather

    BBC Scotland Weather


    It'll be a dry, mild start for most, with the exception of some parts of the north-east, where under the influence of clear skies, there'll be a touch of frost.

    As we go through the day, it will remain dry for most, though become rather cloudy for much of the west and the south. The cloud will be thick enough at times to produce some very light and patchy rain, most likely in the north-west.

    The best of the sunshine will be in the north-east, where after a sub-zero start for some places, temperatures will respond to the sunshine, reaching 12C. Elsewhere, there'll be highs of 8C.

    Winds from the west and south-west will be strong across the Western and Northern Isles, but will be light elsewhere.

  100. Lottery funding

    Three town centres have been awarded £5.68m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore historic streets and buildings and boost their economy.

    Govan Old Church is one of the buildings that will benefit from restoration work

    Paisley, Govan and Fraserburgh were among 50 communities across Scotland targeted in the £54.4m Townscape Heritage programme.

    Govan Old Church, home to the famous Govan Stones, is one of the buildings that will benefit.

    Fraserburgh's £1.8m plan includes the restoration of the former town hall.

  101. Two down, three to go...

    Rebecca Bailey

    BBC Scotland

    Good morning and welcome to Tuesday's edition of Scotland Live.

    We'll be with you until 19:00, keeping you up to date with the latest news and sport, and easing you ever more surely towards the end of the week.