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Watch: Glasgow's Kelvin Hall to reopen as research centre

Kelvin Hall has been a circus venue, a sports venue and a museum but it is due to reopen in the autumn as a research centre. 

BBC Scotland arts correspondent Pauline McLean has been to have a look around.

Glasgow's Kelvin Hall to reopen as research centre

Ray McKinnon: Head rather than heart ruled decision to become Dundee Utd boss

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland

McKinnon has left Raith Rovers, and been followed by assistant Laurie Ellis, after only a year in Kirkcaldy to join another of his former clubs.

"It is no secret that I'm a United fan, but I made this decision with my head this time," the 45-year-old former United midfielder told BBC Scotland.

Ray McKinnon

"It could have been quite easy to rule with my heart."

McKinnon, whose first senior club as a manager was Brechin City, earned praise for leading Rovers to fourth place in the Scottish Championship and qualifying for the play-offs.

Full story here. 

Travel update from Traffic Scotland

Release date unveiled for Trainspotting 2

Award-winning director Danny Boyle's long awaited sequel to Trainspotting will be released in January next year, it has been confirmed.

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle are all set to reprise the roles they first played two decades ago.

Ewan McGregor in original film

An online trailer with footage from the original movie sets a release date of 27 January 2017.

Trainspotting is based on Irvine Welsh's tale of Edinburgh drug addicts.

Weather: Expect rain in coming days

Travel news: Smoke blowing across the M9 around Falkirk

BBC Scotland Travel

Smoke is blowing across the road between junction eight (Hill of Kinnaird) and junction 9 (Bannockburn), due to a fire in a field next to the motorway. 

Police and fire service are on the scene. 

The road is busy but traffic is moving.  

Football fans involved in 'disorderly and homophobic behaviour' after Falkirk-Hibs match

British Transport Police said a group of about 10 men were shouting, singing offensive songs and drinking alcohol on the 22:00 Edinburgh Waverley to Queen Street station, after they boarded the train at Falkirk.            

The behaviour of the men, believed to be Falkirk fans, forced other passengers to change carriages, the police force said.

British Transport Police

Officers are also investigating a separate incident in which a group of five men - thought to be Hibs supporters - shouted homophobic chants as they waited at Falkirk High station for the 22:30 service to Edinburgh Waverley. 

PC Fiona MacAulay said: “The behaviour of this group was totally unacceptable and anyone with information is urged to contact British Transport Police as a matter of urgency."

Judge in Peru grants order expelling Melissa Reid from the country, Foreign Office confirms

Reevel Alderson

BBC Scotland Home Affairs correspondent

She was jailed in 2013 for attempting to smuggle cocaine to Spain, and was jailed for six years and eight months. 

But it is understood the 22-year-old from Lenzie in East Dunbartonshire may not be able to travel home until later this week as the Peruvian prosecutor has three working days to contest the judge's ruling.

Melissa Reid

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We can confirm that Melissa Reid has been granted expulsion from Peru. 

"We remain in contact with Melissa, her family and local authorities."

Escaped cow brings traffic to halt in Dumfries

It got out from the town's auction mart at about 12:20 and made its way onto the Lockerbie Road.

Cow in Dumfries
Angus McDougall

Pupils at the nearby Dumfries High were advised not to leave the grounds while the animal was on the loose.

It made its way along Ardwall Road and the Annan Road before being cornered by staff from the mart and safely returned after a little over an hour.

Tom English: Celtic need a new manager and fresh focus

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland

The reception area at Celtic Park was a hive of activity in the wake of the home team's obliteration of Motherwell in the final game of their season on Sunday.

Families gathered, some happy to hang out, others keen to get going. There was mention of flight times and taxis and airports.

Ronny Deila

There were hugs and handshakes and goodbyes. Midfielder Stefan Johansen moseyed through a door and hung his winners' medal round the neck of Jay Beatty, a young fan that Celtic people have taken to their hearts.

Johansen gifted Beatty his medal then fist-pumped. The whole scene was of a club at ease with itself after winning their fifth league title in a row. And yet, that's not the case.

Read Tom English's full analysis of Celtic's future here.

Travel news: A915 closed in both directions after accident east of Lower Largo

Up to 80 jobs at risk at Moray soup and food firm Baxters

The Fochabers-based business said it was beginning what is described as a two-year "manufacturing transformation programme".

Baxters at Fochabers

Baxters said it was entering a period of consultation with workers at Fochabers, where it employs up to 700 people throughout the year. 

The family business is famed for its soups and preserves. It has been built up from a cottage industry into an international food group.

Man seriously injured in 'unprovoked attack' attack by young woman

The 22-year-old-man was standing outside a common close at 300 Westmuir Street, Parkhead, at about 18:20 on Friday when he was approached by a woman.

The woman began speaking to him before attacking him and then running off.

The victim was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and treated for lacerations to his face.

Police said the woman was white and between 16 to 20 years old. She has long blond hair which was worn in a ponytail and was wearing a grey tracksuit top with jeans or dark trousers.

Officers have appealed for witnesses.

Firefighters use ladder to rescue woman from house blaze

The fire broke out at a house in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, at about 10:20 on Monday.

Scotland Fire and Rescue said a crew from Alloa Fire Station reached the scene on Gartmorn Road within five minutes.


The crew used a ladder to rescue the woman out of a first floor window. They then extinguished the fire and ventilated the property.

The woman was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation and burns to her hand.

Extending Borders Railway to Carlisle is 'realistic prospect', says Scottish Secretary David Mundell

The Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale has pledged to work with the Scottish government to deliver the SNP's manifesto pledge to explore extending the recently re-opened railway line to England. 

Borders Railway
Dougie Johnston

In a speech in Edinburgh, Mr Mundell said: "Scotland needs good transport links to thrive. During the election, the first minister stated her commitment of exploring the feasibility of extending the Borders Railway to Carlisle.     

"Patently, such a development would require cross-border working and partnership. I am ready to work with the Scottish government on this issue, as they develop their plans and thinking."

Travel: A726 near Strathaven closed in both directions after crash

BBC Scotland Travel

The road is closed in both directions following an accident close to the Crutherland Hotel, between East Kilbride and Strathaven. 

Emergency services are at the scene and accident investigation work is taking place. 

Speed sensors indicate that traffic is coping well.

Thousands of pounds raised for young son of Edinburgh nurse killed by car being pursued by police

A fundraising appeal was launched by colleagues at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in memory of Jill Pirrie, 33, who was knocked down on Old Dalkeith Road on Thursday.

Four men have been detained in connection with the incident.

Jill Pirrie
family handout

The page has passed its £2,000 target and reached £6,350.

The car involved was a silver Ford Ka that was being followed by a police car with blue lights and siren activated.

Weather: Dry and bright for most this evening

From BBC Scotland Weather

Work officially starts on new £25m secondary school in Dumbarton

Construction of the new Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School is expected to take 18 months with the first pupils set to be welcomed to the building in October 2017.

The three-storey school, which is being built on council-owned land in Bellsmyre, will accommodate 1,000 pupils.

Construction site of school
West Dunbartonshire Council

The council said the school would feature "state of the art classrooms", an ICT suite, a construction skills area, hospitality kitchen, outdoor teaching spaces and an allotment garden.

An all-weather sports pitch, outdoors games courts, a fitness suite, gyms and a games hall are also being built.

All of the facilities will be available for community use outside school hours.

Play which brought actors Brian Cox and Bill Paterson together on stage for first time nominated for four awards

The Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland - now in their 14th year - also includes five nominations for the stage version of Lanark.

The awards which have been running since 2003, recognise the best of Scottish theatre.

This year is had to pick from 179 new productions across the country.

The winner will be announced in June.

Ronald de Boer: Joey Barton would bring experience and leadership to Rangers

Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland

The former Rangers star said that the 33-year-old midfielder would be a "leader" and a "good signing, if he comes" to Ibrox.

Joey Barton
Getty Images

"He has knowledge of the game, he's seen everything; it's important because the team is young," De Boer said.

"They need a guy with experience, on the pitch and at the training ground. You need a leader; Barton can do that."

Make it so: Sci-fi fan's prosthetic leg adjusted for Star Trek uniform

Eddy McGurty, 41, from Merkinch in Inverness, needed the adjustments so he could wear heeled boots that are key to making the costume authentic.

The uniform is from the Star Trek: Next Generation series that starred Patrick Stewart as Capt Jean-Luc Picard.

Eddy McGurty in Star Trek uniform
Ewen Weatherspoon

NHS Highland staff at Inverness' Raigmore Hospital made the adjustments.

He will wear the outfit alongside 130,000 other sci-fi and comic book fans at a comic convention in London.   

Police launch investigation after teenager allegedly raped near Helenburgh pier

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said officers were investigating reports of a serious sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman early on Monday morning. 

Helensburgh pier
Trevor Littlewood

She said investigations in the Argyll town were at an early stage.

Local people have told the BBC that police had cordoned off part of the pier and sealed bins around the area.

Alex Dunbar ruled out of Scotland's summer tour of Japan by knee injury

BBC Sport

The Glasgow centre will also miss the rest of their Pro 12 campaign. 

The 26-year-old sustained a bone injury in the Warriors' defeat at Connacht on 7 May which consigned them to a semi-final back in Galway this Saturday.

Alex Dunbar

Gloucester-bound centre Matt Scott will replace Dunbar in the Scotland squad.

It is the latest blow to afflict Dunbar, who only returned from a year out with another knee injury in March

Gang of up to 20 teenagers in unprovoked attack on two men in Ballieston

The group targeted their victims, who were both aged 24, as they walked along a footpath between Old Wood Road and Stirling Path on Saturday. 

Teenagers as young as 14 are believed to have been part of the gang, which ran through Bannerman park, towards Barrachnie and Garrowhill following the incident.

One of their victims was treated in hospital for facial injuries, while the second suffered a broken arm. 


Ch Insp Stephen Hazlett said: "I’m sure this incident may be of concern to local residents, however let me reassure everyone that we will be using all our resources to trace the group of youths responsible. 

"We are already following up on information and are confident of a positive outcome. Additional officers will be patrolling the area to provide reassurance and if anyone has any concerns, please speak to officers."

Travel update: Dumfries roads reopened after police catch escaped cow

Watch: BBC Scotland Investigates team exposes the illegal dog trade

Using secret filming, reporter Sam Poling has tracked the supply chain of the country's favourite pet, uncovering shocking truths about where and how these animals are being bred.

BBC Scotland Investigates: the ruthless world of the dog trade

Watch: BBC Scotland Investigates: Britain's Puppy Dealers Exposed on BBC One Scotland on Monday, 16 May, at 19:30.  

Travel news: roads closed in Dumfries after cow escapes from local market

Man charged after two people injured in Fife crash


Police said the 27-year-old man had been charged with "various road traffic offences" following the two-vehicle collision in Oakley near Dunfermline.

The incident happened on Sir George Bruce Road at about 16:00 on Sunday, when a silver Honda collided with a blue Renault Scenic.

The two elderly occupants of the Renault were taken to hospital and have since been discharged.

Eight people caught trespassing on tracks during Flying Scotsman tour

British Transport Police praised the behaviour of fans who turned out to see the world-famous train travel through the Borders, Midlothian and Fife on Sunday. 

However, they said officers discovered three men and a woman on the line between South Gyle and Dalmeny at about 20:15 on Sunday.

Flying Scotsman
Dougie Johnston

Ten minutes later two women and two men trespassed near Glenrothes station.

The force said they were either given fixed penalty fines or reported to the procurator fiscal.

UK's 'first' osprey chick of the season hatches in the Highlands

The young raptor is being raised by a female and male known as EJ and Odin at Loch Garten, near Grantown on Spey.

Osprey nest
RSPB Scotland

RSPB Scotland said the chick hatched at about 07:00 on Saturday and believe it to be the first osprey hatching in the UK this year.

Ospreys migrate from West Africa to breed in the UK and elsewhere.

In pictures: Flying Scotsman in the Borders

Thousands of people turned out in the Scottish Borders at the weekend, as the Flying Scotsman made its first trip on the new Borders Railway. 

Flying Scotsman
Scottish Borders Council
Flysing Scotsman
Scottish Borders Council

View more pictures of the celebrations here

Aberdeen goalkeeper Scott Brown among players set to leave the club

BBC Sport Scotland

On-loan striker Simon Church and goalkeeper Adam Collin will return to their parent clubs, Aberdeen FC has confirmed.

Young defender Michael Rose and David Goodwillie, who has been on loan at Ross County, are moving on. 

Barry Robson

Midfielder Barry Robson has already confirmed he is retiring.   

Goalkeeper Aaron Lennox, who made his debut in yesterday's 4-0 defeat to Ross County, has signed a new one-year contract and will be part of the first team squad next season.  

Witness appeal after man suffers serious head injury in 'extremely violent attack'

A man in his 20s is still being treated in hospital following the assault outside a pharmacy in High Street, Haddington, at 15:30 on Sunday.

High street, Haddington

Det Sgt Ian Campbell said: "This was an extremely violent attack carried out in broad daylight in a busy part of town and I ask anyone who was in the area to contact police immediately if not already done so."

A 16-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

Police Scotland urged to do more to tackle 'frightening' number of rest days owed to officers

Figures obtained by radio station LBC found that as of March this year 25,036 rest days were owed to serving constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors. 

The Scottish Police Federation (SPF), which represents the rank and file, said the figure was the equivalent to 1,000 officers having six weeks' off work or 150 years' of rest days.


The federation's general secretary Calum Steele said: "The police service is woefully understaffed. It's over-stretched."

However, Peter Blair, Police Scotland's head of resource management, said: "The amount of days owed works out at well under two days' per officer, therefore it is utterly misleading to suggest that Police Scotland owes its officers many years' worth of time."

First chief scientific adviser appointed to Food Standards Scotland

Professor Norval Strachan, a specialist in food-related illnesses such as E coli 0157, campylobacter and salmonella, took up the post at the end of April.

Professor Norval Strachan

A chair in physics at the University of Aberdeen, he will be responsible for providing expert advice as well as commissioning and evaluating research.  

He said: "I'm delighted to join FSS in this role and look forward to leading on the evidence-based scientific approach, which allows FSS and consumers to make informed decisions in relation to food." 

Two lorries stolen from industrial estate in Aberdeen found on fire in Huntly

The rigid lorries were taken from M&H Logistics, Craigshaw Road, at about midnight on Monday.

Emergency services were alerted to two vehicles on fire at a layby on the A97 south of Huntly at 05:00.

Both the lorries were well alight. The fires were put out by firefighters.

Officers believe the vehicles contained furniture and alcohol, but this has not been confirmed. Police have appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

Powercuts in Banchory and Aberdeen caused by 'third party' cable damage

New ovarian cancer research centre named after 34-year-old victim of disease

Nicola Murray's family and friends raised more than £200,000 to fund research into the disease after she died from the condition in 2010. 

At the Nicola Murray Centre for Ovarian Cancer Research at the University of Edinburgh, scientists hope to better understand the disease and patients' response to treatment. 

Nicola Murray with father, Lenny
Murray family
Nicola Murray on her wedding day

Her sister Caroline Turnbull said: “When Nicola learned that the treatment pathways for her ovarian cancer were under-researched, she began planning ways for her family and friends to fundraise for better research.

“She was determined that no other young women should go through what was happening to her and knew that new research into treatments would bring hope and light to other young women on their ovarian cancer journey."