Final Scottish schedule


Press Association Scotland final schedule for Monday December 28.

WEATHER Floods Scotland: An amber ''be prepared'' warning of heavy rain for parts of Scotland has been issued by the Met Office.

SCOTLAND Hogmanay: A record-breaking 75,000 passengers are expected to fly into Edinburgh Airport ahead of the capital's world-famous Hogmanay celebrations.

RELIGION Bishop: A new Bishop for Argyll and the Isles has been appointed by the Pope.

HEALTH Heart: A new £1.3 million study aims to help doctors better pinpoint when to operate on heart disease patients.

SCOTLAND Police: Almost a third of Scotland's senior police officers are eligible for retirement in the next two years, according to figures released by the Scottish Conservatives.

SCOTLAND Operations: An average of 15 operations a day were cancelled due to a lack of capacity or resources over six months last year, Labour figures show.

SCOTLAND ScotlandOffice: The Scotland Office is spending four times as much on communications staff as it did in 2010, according to figures from the SNP, who described its role as a "marketing campaign for the Union."

SCOTLAND Taxi: A taxi driver was assaulted and robbed of his takings in the early hours of Boxing Day.

SCOTLAND Coastguard: A coastguard vehicle has been damaged after being shot at.

SCOTLAND Collision: Police have named the victim of a road crash on Christmas Eve.

INDUSTRY Employment: Substantial weaknesses for jobs remain for ethnic minority people, who have lower employment rates than other groups, research has revealed.

SCOTLAND Television: More than 550 people in Scotland are still watching television in black and white.

HEALTH Helicopter: Crews at the air ambulance charity where the Duke of Cambridge works as a pilot have moved to a new base which should help improve their life-saving capabilities.

INDUSTRY Employment: Substantial weaknesses for jobs remain for ethnic minority people, who have lower employment rates than other groups, research has revealed.

SCOTLAND Electricity: Political parties in Scotland should commit to a national strategy to help businesses and consumers reduce and manage their demand for electricity, environmental and energy groups have said.

SCOTLAND Cycling: The Scottish Green Party has urged ministers to make Scotland a "cycle-friendly nation" by rethinking proposed plans to cut spending on safe walking and cycling routes to schools.

SCOTLAND Cities: An alliance of Scotland's seven cities said it is celebrating a successful 2015 after securing millions in investment and generating global interest in its activities.

SCOTLAND Crime: More than 2,000 arrests have been made over the past year by police tackling serious and organised crime.

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SCOTLAND Housing: Tens of thousands of children are on waiting lists for council housing, figures have revealed.

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SCOTLAND Colleges: Some of Scotland's college buildings are in ''dire need'' of upgrading with hundreds of millions of pounds required for repairs, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

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Press Association Scotland provisional news diary for Tuesday December 29.

0920 GLASGOW: Photocall with Piranhas Ice Hockey team to attract new players. The team is made up of men and women aged over 45 who play non-contact ice hockey at the Waterfront Ice Rink in Greenock every Friday. Some players are in their 80s. Glasgow on Ice, George Square. Joseph Barr 07759 966 461.

0930 EDINBURGH: Edinburgh's Hogmanay media briefing. Speakers include Pete Irvine, director of Unique Events; Cllr Richard Lewis, Edinburgh's Festivals and Events Champion; ACC Mark Williams from Police Scotland and Sam Bryce from G4S. Edinburgh's Hogmanay media centre, Rainy Hall, Assembly Halls, The Mound. Frances Sutton 07841 579 481.

1000 GLASGOW: Photocall as mother of 'miracle baby' encourages people to make giving blood their New Year resolution. Sian Waugh's son Conan, now 18 months, was born 15 weeks premature and received a life-saving transfusion. Glasgow Donor Centre, G2 1BT. Jennifer Wilson 07770 536 706.

1000 EDINBURGH: Scottish Cabinet Papers to be released. Journalists are invited to an advance, embargoed opportunity to inspect the papers and other government files for the year 2000. Journalists must have registered before December 22 to attend. National Records of Scotland, General Register House, 2 Princes Street, EH1 3YY. Laura Robertson 0131 244 4008.

Late Reporter: Hamza Jabir 

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