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Scotland's papers: Oil sector 'precipice' and BBC Scottish Six

The Scotsman writes that the North Sea oil and gas industry stands "at the edge of a chasm" after a collapse in vital new investment and exploration for new fields.

Chief Treasury Secretary Greg Hands has been accused of playing "bizarre games" and showing "gross disrespect" after refusing to appear before MSPs as fiscal framework talks drag on, reports The National.

Downing Street has signalled, for the first time, that a vote to leave the EU could raise the prospect of a second Scottish independence plebiscite, says The Herald.

The Scottish print edition of The Times reports that 200 of the UK's biggest businesses have signed a letter backing Britain's membership of the European Union.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Daily Mail says that David Cameron has accused his long-standing rival Boris Johnson of backing the "Out campaign" solely to further his dream of becoming prime minister.

Meanwhile, The Daily Record writes that mystery surrounds the last hours of tragic Jasmine MacQuaker: the 14-year-old girl with the world at her feet who was found dead on the beach at North Queensferry.

The BBC is building a mosque on the new EastEnders set. It will be on a street leading to Albert Square and is described in plans as "a prominent" place of worship for Muslims, reports The Scottish Sun.

The Press and Journal says vital support services for the elderly and vulnerable are at risk despite most councils planning to hike up bills to meet spiralling costs.

A 79-year-old man killed in an Angus road traffic collision has been named as George McAllister from Broughty Ferry, reports The Courier.

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