Here are the stories which are making the headlines across Scotland and the rest of the UK this morning.

Aberdeenshire placed on weather alert

New weather warnings have been issued for Scotland as it enters its third week of storms.

The Met Office has issued a new alert for heavy rain on Tuesday morning in the wake of storms Elin and Fergus.

Areas likely to be affected include most of the east of Scotland including Edinburgh, Tayside, Fife, Grampian, the Borders and Strathclyde. More flooding is expected because the rain will be falling on saturated ground.

An area of rain arriving from the west early on Tuesday is expected to become slow-moving and persistent, most likely clearing southeast in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Times reports that the warning area could expect 15-30mm of rain and that some places, particularly eastward-facing areas of higher ground, may get up to 75mm.

Sunak risks Commons revolt unless he toughens up Rwanda Bill

Rishi Sunak will come under pressure to toughen up his flagship Rwanda Bill or face the prospect of it being killed off by his MPs in a Commons revolt, according to The Telegraph.

The Prime Minister will be told by a “star chamber” of Conservative lawyers on Monday that the Rwanda Bill will not get deportation flights off the ground unless it is toughened significantly.

The panel is expected to demand changes to further curb the right of individual migrants who arrived in the UK illegally to appeal, and to impose a blanket block on interventions by Strasbourg judges that stop flights taking off.

Their findings will reinforce pleas by Tory MPs for Mr Sunak to agree to consider changes to the Bill in exchange for their support at a crunch vote when it comes before the Commons on Tuesday for its second reading.

David Cameron threat over Yousaf's Erdogan meeting 'breach'

Foreign Secretary David Cameron has threatened to withdraw co-operation with Scottish ministers after Humza Yousaf met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The first minister met the Turkish president at COP28 without a UK official present, which Lord Cameron said was a breach of protocol.

It comes amid ongoing tensions between Scotland and the UK government over meetings with foreign officials.

A spokesperson for Mr Yousaf said a UK official was invited to the meeting.

Meanwhile a UK government source told the BBC Lord Cameron wants to take a "harder line" approach than his predecessor James Cleverly.

Foreign affairs are reserved to the UK government but the devolved nations are allowed to engage internationally on devolved competencies.

Smile Direct Club dentistry aligners firm shuts down

Smile Direct Club has shut down months after filing for bankruptcy in the US, leaving some customers confused and stranded as their treatment is ongoing.

Best known for selling clear aligners remotely, the firm said it had made the "incredibly difficult decision" to wind down operations late on Friday.

The US-based dentistry company was offering aligners for about £1,800 without the need to visit a dentist.

A last-ditch rescue attempt failed though as it was weighed down by debt, according to the BBC.

Founded in 2014, the orthodontics company styled itself as a disruptor to the "bricks-and-mortar" dental industry.

UK mortgage lending to fall in 2024

UK lending for house purchases will fall by 8% in 2024, a trade association representing banks is predicting.

In a report, UK Finance said higher interest rates and household costs, will make it harder for people to access mortgage credit, which is based on affordability.

It predicts this trend will also lead to falls across all lending next year, and a higher number of repossessions.

However, the outlook for lending is expected be brighter for 2025.

UK Finance said it expects lending for house purchases in the UK will fall from £130bn in 2023 to £120bn next year.

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