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Jury urged to convict Celtic Boys Club founder of abuse

Image copyright Spindrift Image caption James Torbett denies sexually abusing three boys The jury in the trial of Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett has been urged to convict him of “systematic abuse”. Mr Torbett,…

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Pensioner injured after being hit by cement mixer in Edinburgh

Image copyright Alan Simpson A pedestrian is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a cement mixer in Edinburgh. The incident happened in Great Junction Street, in Leith, at about 13:00. The woman…


Abuse ‘normalised’ at Quarriers children’s home, inquiry hears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has been taking evidence from former care home residents A man who was sexually abused at a children’s home in the 1970s has said…


Detectives probe suspicious death of man in house

Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Stephen Anderson was found dead at 12:50 on Tuesday Detectives are treating the death of a man in a house in North Lanarkshire as suspicious. The body of Stephen…


‘We’re becoming more like Jack and Victor’, say Still Game creators

Still Game masterminds Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill have said they are becoming more like their on-screen egos Jack and Victor. The comedy duo behind the popular characters told BBC Timeline that the passing years…


Your pictures 26 Oct – 2 Nov

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 26 October – 2 November. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics. Image copyright Paul Ross Image caption Paul Ross, from Denny,…


Edinburgh man tells of bid to rescue drowning father and son in Australia

Image copyright David Muir Image caption David Muir at the site where the “heartbreaking” accident happened An Edinburgh man has told of the impossible decision he had to make when he was trying to resuscitate…


Neil Lennon: Hibernian boss ‘may reconsider position’ after coin incident

Hibs boss Neil Lennon struck by object at Tynecastle Neil Lennon says he “may reconsider” his position as Hibernian boss after being struck with a coin during Wednesday’s goalless Edinburgh derby. Lennon believes he suffers…



Celtic: Brendan Rodgers & James Forrest win October awards

Highlights: Dundee 0-5 Celtic Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers and James Forrest have won the Scottish Premiership’s manager and player of the month awards for October. The Scottish champions recorded heavy league victories over St Johnstone, Hibernian…


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