Our roundup of the biggest stories across Scotland.

Thousands turn out for UK pipe band championships

More than 4,000 pipers and drummers gathered for one of the world’s largest piping events.

The British Pipe Band Championships were held at St James Playing Fields in Paisley on Saturday, with St Laurence O’Toole being crowned winners.

More than 120 bands from as far as the US, Belgium and Denmark travelled to Scotland for the event, with local school bands also taking part.

Ian Embelton, chief executive of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “The people of Renfrewshire came out in numbers to support the event - Paisley is a great location and host venue.”

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Missing girls found safe

Police searching for two missing girls said both had been found safe.

Officers were concerned for 12-year-old Kirsty Gallagher, from Kirkcaldy, who was thought to have travelled to Glasgow, while 14-year-old Ellie Fleming, of Johnstonebridge, Dumfries and Galloway, was believed to have been seen in Carlisle.

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Body recovered from canal

A BODY recovered from the Crinan Canal in Argyll has been identified as that of a 74-year-old man.

Police said he was found at about noon on Friday near to Oakfield Bridge, known locally at Miller’s Bridge, just off the A83.

His identity has not yet been revealed.

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Call for Question Time probe

The SNP has called on the BBC to refer itself to independent regulator Ofcom over concerns about audience vetting for Question Time.

Concerns were raised by depute leader Keith Brown about the political balance of the audience in Thursday’s programme, which was recorded in Elgin.

Audience members included a former Conservative MSP, 
as well as a number of Tory councillors.