Scotland trending: Today’s most talked-about topics

TODAY’S top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including the murder of a pupil stabbed to death in Aberdeen and the prospect of defeat in the Commons for David Cameron

Floral tributes at Cults Academy in Aberdeen after a pupil was stabbed to death. Picture: Hemedia

16-year-old arrested after Aberdeen pupil stabbed to death

A pupil has died following a “serious incident” at Cults Academy in Aberdeen. Police Scotland have confirmed that the 16 year-old boy’s death is being treated as murder and that his next of kin have been informed,

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Free Church of Scotland compares abortion to slavery

The Free Church of Scotland Moderator Rev David Robertson has called on MSPs to debate abortion time limit claiming Scots will look back at the “evil” of terminations with the same horror as past disgraces such as slavery. Mr Robertson made his plea following the move to devolve abortion law from Westminster to Holyrood.

David Cameorn faces ‘tampon tax’ defeat in Commons

David Cameron faces the prospect of a Commons defeat as Tories prepare to vote with opposition MPS over the controversial “tampon tax”. Labour MP Paula Sheriff has led a campaign to abolish the 5 per cent VAT rate despite the Prime Minister’s argument that the EU sets the rules.

Phil Collins ‘no longer retired’ from music

Phil Collins has announced he intends to return to making music. The ex-Genesis frontman retired from the industry in 2011 to look after his two sons, but told Rolling Stone magazine: “The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go.”

Glasgow Caledonian New York campus has no students

The New York campus set up by Glasgow Caledonian University still has no degree students two years after its launch, it has emerged. The institution has spent £5.6 million developing a presence in Manhattan. But, according to BBC reports, its application to the New York authorities for a licence to teach and award degrees has yet to be approved.