Scotland

Scotland's papers: Killer hills and 'depraved' rapist

An avalanche has claimed the life of one climber and left another seriously injured on a Scottish mountain, as an elderly rambler died of exposure on a freezing hillside, reports The Herald.

On the same story, The Scottish Sun headlines its front page "hills of horror" and says two people are dead after a day of mountain carnage.

The Press and Journal reports how a large-scale rescue operation was launched following an avalanche on the 3710ft high Creag Meagaidh, where one man died.

In other news, Bold proposals to deliver more healthcare from home and create networks of specialist doctors have been unveiled to tackle "unacceptable" levels of health inequality in Scotland, says The Scotsman.

Nicola Sturgeon told Westminster to clean up its own welfare mess, revealing the costs of Scotland taking on systems set up by Iain Duncan Smith could run to as much as £660m, writes The National.

The Scottish Daily Mail says that a rapist who snatched a schoolgirl off the street and subjected her to a 32-hour attack could be out of jail in four years.

Meanwhile, The Courier writes that a police officer who helped lead the investigation into the case has praised the "intelligence and foresight" of the victim.

The Daily Record says that FBI agents sat in as Police Scotland officers interviewed a 15-year-old, accused of hacking a top-secret computer system.

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