Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell is appearing before the Scottish Affairs Select Committee in Westminster today.
The Secretary of State for Scotland will give evidence about the impact Scotland's growing population could have on devolution.
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The union for farmers in Scotland is calling on local authorities to ban Chinese lanterns ahead of Bonfire Night on 5 November.
The lanterns (also known as sky lanterns) are made from paper held together with a wooden or wire frame, and the NFUS says they are a fire hazard, and can scare livestock.
They are also urging people setting off fireworks to take consideration of animals in the area.
The union says eight local authorities have already banned the use of Chinese lanterns, and that it will contact the remaining authorities, including Dumfries and Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council, to urge them to do so.
After a little early brightness on Tuesday showers will quickly move in, these turning heavy and frequent through the rest of the day.
Feeling cold in the strong northwesterly wind.
Maximum Temperature 11 °C.
This evening showers will merge together to produce a longer spell of rain which could be heavy at times.
By dawn the heaviest of the showers will have cleared but there will still be a scattering remaining.
Minimum Temperature 4 °C.
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Early morning rain will soon clear northwards, leaving a dry afternoon with some sunny spells, particularly towards the south.
Feeling warmer than recent days thanks to the southerly winds.
Maximum Temperature 16 °C.