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Scotland's papers: Gangster landlords and RBS share slump

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Gangster landlords are being stripped of their licences in a major crackdown on underworld money laundering empires, according to The Herald.

Royal Bank of Scotland shares slumped on Friday after the lender racked up its eighth consecutive year of annual losses and delayed prospects of a dividend payout, according to The Scotsman.

The Daily Record says the son of the victim of one of Scotland's most infamous unsolved murders has broken his silence to tell how the killing has cast a shadow over his life.

The Scottish Sun leads with the case of a lecturer who aimed a laser pen at a helicopter which ploughed into the Clutha pub the next day.

The Scottish Daily Mail says more than 400 pubs have shut down since Scotland introduced a new lower drink-drive limit.

The rate of benefits claimants in Scotland's oil capital has risen significantly since oil prices plummeted, according to The National.

The Scottish Daily Express writes that mortgage rates could fall to their lowest ever level, according to a leading industry figure.

The Times says Boris Johnson has backed away from the controversial claim that a vote to leave the European Union would force Brussels to give Britain a better deal, saying: "Out is out."

The Daily Telegraph writes that Mr Johnson issued an appeal to Cabinet ministers backing the campaign to stay in the European Union to "think again" and reconsider their positions.

Fears are growing for a Perth pensioner missing from his home for more than a week, according to the Courier.

The Press and Journal leads with controversial proposals to pedestrianise one of Aberdeen's busiest streets, saying the plans could move forward next week.

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