Two osprey chicks hatch within 24 hours

A second osprey chick of the season has hatched at a Scottish wildlife reserve, just 24 hours after the first.

It emerged from its egg at 7.18pm on Sunday in its nest at Loch of the Lowes reserve in Perth and Kinross.

The chick is the twelfth produced by the breeding pair known as LM12 and LF15.

Sunday night’s hatching has increased hopes they will produce three chicks this season despite fears earlier in the season the first egg might have become chilled as the nest was left unoccupied for two hours shortly after it was laid in early April.

It is hoped the third and last egg of the season will hatch later this week.

Appeal after Gairloch crash

Police Scotland is appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision on the A832 near Gairloch.
The incident happened around 2.25pm on Friday near Kerrysdale, approximately three miles east of Gairloch, and involved a black Triumph motorcycle and a silver Ford C Max.
The 64-year-old male motorcyclist was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment to serious and life-changing injuries.
The occupants of the Ford C Max were uninjured.

Crash passenger left in Porsche

Police are hunting for a driver who left his injured passenger after the Porsche they were in crashed near a shop.
The collision happened in Livingston, West Lothian, at about 1.40pm on Sunday.
The black Porsche Cayenne was travelling on Ladywell East Road when it left the carriageway and came to rest on a footpath near a convenience store on Thymebank.
Police said the front-seat passenger, a 37-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Evacuation after care home fire

Residents of a care home have been evacuated following a blaze.
Fire crews were called to Ythanvale Care Home in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, just after noon on Monday.
Four fire engines and a high reach appliance went to the scene.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said the residents were evacuated and taken to Ellon Resource Centre.