Speaking after convening the first cross-party talks on more powers for the Scottish Parliament, Lord Smith said:
“I was pleased with our meeting today. We have good people round the table, each with their own deeply held views, who have committed to work together to achieve a positive outcome to this process.''
“We had a constructive discussion and agreed some important principles, which will guide us towards an agreement on a package of substantial and cohesive new powers to strengthen the Scottish Parliament within the UK.”
Police Scotland are making enquiries into the unexplained death of a 30-year-old man in Gretna.
Sebastian Masiewicz, a Polish National, was found unconscious at a house in Loanwath Road on the morning of Sunday 19 October 2014. He was later pronounced dead at the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle.
Police are keen to trace Sebastian's movements on the Saturday before his death.
“We are aware that Sebastian had lived in Warwick Road in Carlisle for the past month or so.
"We believe he travelled through to the Stewartry area of Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday afternoon where he went fishing with a friend at Loch Ken and Loch Arthur, before returning to Gretna on Saturday evening, where he arranged to stay overnight with relatives."
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Remaining rain clears to the east early on in the day to give some bright spells.
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