Scotland

Scotland's papers: Navy 'mess' and Phil 'The Poorer' Taylor

Nicola Sturgeon is "relentlessly" using the Brexit process to "leverage the argument for Scottish independence" but Scotland is firmly rejecting her strategy, according to the front page of Friday's Herald, which quotes Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

The Times Scotland says "ministers are at loggerheads" with footballing authorities over imposing tougher sanctions on clubs that fail to deal with serious crowd disorder.

An Indian woman who is married to a Scot has had her passport confiscated at Inverness Airport and faces being deported, leaving the couple's two young daughters in the care of their elderly grandparents, reports The National.

The Scotsman says that parent groups have hit out after it emerged that £140m of funding for childcare was not spent on nursery provision.

The Scottish Daily Mail leads with the news that a third SNP MP is being investigated by police in relation to financial dealings.

Former chancellor Ken Clarke has accused Theresa May of running a "government with no policies" in the "first major attack" on the new prime minister, according to the i paper.

The Daily Record leads with claims that sailors returned from a secret three-month patrol on a nuclear submarine - then smashed up a cinema and bar on a boozy rampage. The senior Royal Navy officers are now being hunted by military police and parts of the base at Faslane have been sealed off as a crime scene, according to the paper.

Darts king Phil "The Power" Taylor has been ordered to hand over £830,000, his pension and five houses to his ex-wife in their divorce deal, reports The Scottish Sun. The 16-times world champ, 56, split from Yvonne in 2014 after 23 years of marriage.

The Daily Star of Scotland leads with claims that X Factor judge Louis Walsh has launched a "blistering attack" on former judges Rita Ora and Tulisa Contostavlos.

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