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Scotland's papers: Savile abuse and MP quizzed in Turkey

The BBC missed a string of opportunities over five decades to uncover and stop "monstrous" child sex abuse by shamed broadcasters Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall, writes The Scotsman.

The Scottish Daily Mail says the BBC was accused of a whitewash after a £6.5m inquiry into the Jimmy Savile scandal cleared bosses of any blame.

The Scottish Sun details the "sickening attacks" carried out by Savile on children and women and also quotes Dame Janet describing the abuse as "monstrous".

In other news, Natalie McGarry, the MP suspended from the SNP, was questioned yesterday by Turkish security forces after she took her mobile phone out at a checkpoint "to record the sound of bombs", writes The Times.

The National says Tory ministers will continue to approve arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite MEPs calling for a European Union-wide arms embargo against the Gulf state in protest against its bombing campaign in Yemen.

The Daily Record features a photograph of ex-Rangers star Paul Gascoigne posing with former terror boss Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair at an Irvine VIP event.

The Herald claims that Scotland's largest health board has been accused of massaging waiting time figures after it emerged one third of patients were marked as unavailable to attend appointments.

A £23m package of cuts and savings has been voted through at a stormy meeting of Dundee councillors, amid allegations of bullying, writes The Courier.

The Press and Journal reports how police have released CCTV as inquiries continue into a serious assault at Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen.

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