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LATEST: Dunfermline players are on the verge of strike action as club staff received only a fifth of their wages.

2:30pm: Tayside Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals caused £5000 worth of damage to three windows at the Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre in Angus.

1:30pm: A man has been found dead in a house in Dysart, Fife, where a fire had started.

1.25pm: A windfarm which could provide power for 32,000 homes has been given the go ahead.

1.25pm: Scientists are taking to the skies to measure the amount of greenhouse gas emitted in the UK. A team led by University of Edinburgh will man a research aircraft equipped with sensors to measure carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide levels.

1:20pm: A man accused of killing six of his children in a fatal blaze was heard saying “they have nothing on me” in covert recordings made in a prison van, a court has heard.

1:15pm: Thousands of litres of whisky were accidentally flushed away at the Chivas Brothers bottling plant in Dumbarton, after a cleaning mix-up.

12.50pm: Vladimir Romanov has lost his entire £250m fortune to the collapse of Ukio Bankas, the Hearts owner has claimed.

12:25pm: Anti-sectarian football laws ‘working’ says Kenny MacAskill

12.15pm: Dunfermline players are on the verge of strike action as club staff received only a fifth of their wages.

11.20am: Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has split up with her female partner after “growing apart”.

10:00am: World’s oldest warship HMS Unicorn sinks to bottom of Dundee dock

08:00am: The Lib Dems have held the Eastleigh by-election with Ukip finishing in second and the Conservatives finishing in third.

07:50am: Lloyds announce £570m in losses

On this day 1682: The National Library of Scotland, then known as The Advocate’s Library, was opened by its founder Sir George Mckenzie, the Lord Advocate

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