Scotland

Scotland's front pages: Mum's Bailey tribute and Scotland in the red

Scotland has plunged almost £15bn into the red and its deficit is now proportionately twice as big as the UK's, says The Scotsman.

The National writes that North Sea oil revenues fell by 55% between 2013-14 and 2014-15, helping Scotland's deficit soar to £14.9bn.

Under the headline "The Great Eckscape" and featuring an image of former SNP leader Alex Salmond, the Daily Record claims that an independent Scotland would have been in financial straitjacket thanks to £15bn black hole.

In other news, a massive leak of top-secret Islamic State documents has exposed details of the terrorist network's global recruitment programme, writes The Times.

The Herald says that a lack of leadership provided by the Scottish government to realise their own vision for the future of the NHS has been exposed in a stinging report.

The print edition of the Scottish Daily Mail claims that plans for a BBC Scotland Scottish Six news programme have resulted in an "unprecedented deluge" of complaints from viewers.

"Walk tall Bailey-Boy" is The Scottish Sun's headline as the paper quotes from the emotional tribute to Bailey Gwynne from his grieving mother Kate.

The Press and Journal also quotes from the tribute describing Bailey as a "sweet boy with a big dream".

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