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Scotland's papers: Souter's Brexit claim and Ewan's debut

SNP donor Sir Brian Souter has challenged Nicola Sturgeon's claims that Brexit would devastate Scotland's economy by insisting EU withdrawal is "not as big a deal as people are making out", reports The Scotsman.

On the same story, the Scottish Daily Express writes that the entrepreneur's comments are "embarrassing for the first minister" who has warned that leaving the EU and its single market would cause massive damage to Scotland's economy.

In other news, The National says there is "fury" after BBC Scotland were told it was not allowed to send its own journalists to cover the US Presidential elections next week while, at the same time, 140 are being deployed from London.

Scotland's Catholic bishops appear to be ignoring the findings of an independent report into historic child abuse within the church, according to claims in The Herald.

Like many of Thursday's front pages, The Herald also features a smiling image of film star Ewan McGregor, who was in Edinburgh for the premiere of his directorial debut American Pastoral.

Sir Philip Green and his wife face a demand for hundreds of millions of pounds to fill the BHS pensions hole after the regulator took "unprecedented action", writes The Times Scotland.

The Daily Record prints a picture of Sir Philip and uses it to report that disabled people who phone a government hotline to appeal against benefit sanctions are charged more than millionaires calling to query their tax bill.

Scotland and England footballers will wear the poppy during their Armistice Day clash in defiance of an "utterly outrageous ban" imposed by world football chiefs, says the Scottish Daily Mail.

The story is also the lead in The Scottish Sun, which says the "Hampden blazers" have defied the Fifa ban.

The Daily Star of Scotland devotes its front page to the failure of The One Show presenters to ask singer Cheryl whether she was pregnant or not during a live TV appearance.

Organisers of one of the UK's biggest mass-participation sporting events have launched a new 'Great Run' to take place in Aberdeen next year, reports the Press and Journal.

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