Good morning – here are the top 10 news stories in Scotland this morning:
Blackouts for Aberdeenshire householders hit by storms (BBC Scotland)
Brown’s dire warning on the cost of independence (The Herald)
MoD offered a deal to let windfarm go ahead (Press & Journal)
Sports clubs get a boost from the Olympic bounce (The Herald)
North-east energy link to Europe a step closer (Press & Journal)
The Scottish Parliament is in its summer recess.