The Scottish Football Association (SFA) should set up an independent inquiry into allegations of historical child abuse, the Deputy First Minister has said.
Man In Court For Saltcoats Murder
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a pensioner in his home.
Malcolm Ballantyne, 72, was found dead at the property in Glebe Place, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, on August 21.
James Lee Nolan, 32, was charged with murder during a private hearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today.
He made no plea or declaration and also faced two charges of theft, the Crown Office confirmed.
The case was continued for further inquiry and he was remanded in custody ahead of the next expected court appearance later this month.
A man is in serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed in an altercation.
Motherwell has become the latest Scottish club to launch an internal investigation into potential abuse.
President-elect Donald Trump has discussed the ''long-standing relationship between Scotland and the United States'' in a phone call with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
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