Scotland

Scotland's papers: Soldier shot and Trump takes the lead

Under the headline Squaddie Killed in War Game, The Scottish Sun claims a soldier died and another was injured in a "live fire" accident on a military shooting range in Ross-shire.

On the same story, the Scottish Daily Mail writes that the death occurred at RAF Tain, near Inverness, and that the range is used by the army and has a rifle range and small arms range.

The Press and Journal writes that the weapons range was locked down last night after the incident, which happened at about 18:00.

In other news, the House of Lords is warning that the controversial English Votes for English Laws system risks damaging the union while Nationalists claim it could be used to deprive Scots MPs a say over Brexit, according to The Herald.

Scotland's justice secretary has warned the UK risks becoming a "safe haven" for criminals if Brexit sees the dismantling of EU-wide security arrangements drawn up to tackle terrorism, reports The Scotsman.

Scotland's exports are at risk of a £5.3bn hit if the Tories pursue a hard Brexit, writes The National.

Donald Trump has stolen a lead in the race to the White House a week before election day, according to a poll that sent Democrats reeling. says The Times Scotland.

The Scottish Daily Express has the same story and writes that Donald Trump is leading the "crucial" state of Florida as the polls continue to swing towards the Republican candidate.

The Daily Record publishes the contact details of Work and Pensions Minister Damian Green after benefits chiefs refused to reverse their decision to deny widower Isaac Shaw a bereavement payment after his wife was kept alive for three days to donate her organs.

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