Scotland's papers: Scots life expectancy and gravitational waves

Scottish scientists have played a ­crucial role in detecting ­gravitational waves, a landmark event announced yesterday which has been described as "the biggest scientific breakthrough of the century", reports The Scotsman.

On the same story, The National says it happened more than a billion light years from Earth, but now the world knows that the gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago, really do exist.

Scots die younger than in any other country in Western Europe, amid claims there is an "absence of a clear national strategy" for public health, writes The Herald.

The Scottish Daily Mail says the "globe-trotting Duchess of York" has applied to become a permanent Swiss resident, claiming she loves its "positive energy" and feels "free and happy" in the country she now views as "home".

An internet troll who abused Celtic superfan Jay Beatty has pledged to change his ways after an emotional meeting with the inspirational youngster, reports the Daily Record.

The Scottish Sun says a clueless crook tried to flee cops by sailing a stolen yacht to Norway in a force nine gale.

The Courier claims that 200 jobs will go after Dundee City Council announced £11.649m of savings will have to be made over the next two years.

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