The bodies of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week will be repatriated later today.
Corporal William Thomas Savage and Fusilier Samuel Flint, from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and Private Robert Murray Hetherington from 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland will be flown back to the UK later today.
The were killed when their Mastiff armoured vehicle hit an IED on a routine patrol in Helmand province on April 30.
More top news
We look back at some of the stories, people and events that stood out in 2014.
It will be a frosty Christmas morning across the UK but any chance of snow is limited to the Scottish mountains.
Fainting dogs, dancing grooms and an attacker who picked on the wrong girl all featured highly in our most-read stories of the year.