Revellers in London and Edinburgh are on standby to usher in the new year at midnight.
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Boxes containing postal boxes have been opened as the count starts in Edinburgh.
Ballot boxes have begun arriving at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, Edinburgh, where the Scottish referendum vote count will take place.
Crowds of 'Yes' campaigners turned out in sunny Edinburgh for a photo call with Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond and his deputy Nicola Sturgeon this morning.
Edinburgh Zoo has announced that its latest scientific data suggests Tian Tian the giant panda is pregnant and may give birth at the end of this month.
Iain Valentine, director of giant pandas, said: "It is very likely that we will not know 100% if Tian Tian is pregnant until she gives birth; however very new scientific tests will give us a strong indication".
Last year, Tian Tian became pregnant through artificial insemination, but lost the cub at a late stage in her pregnancy.
A man cleared of murdering two young women is to be re-tried, prosecutors said.
Angus Sinclair, 68, was indicted for the 1977 murders of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott.
The two 17 year-old girls were last seen leaving the World's End bar in Edinburgh. Their unclothed bodies were found a day later.
Mr Sinclair stood trial in 2007 accused of their murders and was acquitted of the charges, which he had denied.
Earlier this year, judges granted prosecution the right to re-try him under the new double jeopardy laws passed in 2011.
A camping gear advert with the slogan "No poles required!" appeared next to a UKIP election campaign billboard.
The advertisement for inflatable tent technology was photographed next to the party's campaign poster for the upcoming European election.
A spokesman for Clear Channel, the company responsible for the posters, said they were put up at the same time."We can understand why people would make the connection, but at the same time one is for an election campaign on European bureaucracy and the other is an advert for camping supplies."
A statement from UKIP said there was "no deliberate intent."
The Edinburgh school where a pupil was killed when a wall collapsed in the gym is to reopen after conducting structural checks, according to the local authority.
Edinburgh city council has given the go ahead for pupils and teachers to return to class after an internal inspection found nothing wrong with the rest of the building.
Keane Wallis-Bennett died when a free standing wall at Liberton High School collapsed on her as she was changing for a PE class on April 1.
The Council's education director has hinted to PE department may be demolished in the wake of the tragedy.
The funeral of a 12-year-old Edinburgh school girl who was killed when a wall collapsed on her will be held later today.
Keane Wallis-Bennett was fatally hurt when a free-standing wall collapsed on her at Liberton High School on April 1.
Her family have asked mourners to wear bright colours to the funeral and it is believed her friends will wear onesies for the service at Mortonhall Crematorium.
The school is due to open on 22 April following the Easter break.
The gym building where Keane died will remain closed, and could be demolished following the completion of a police investigation.