Scotland's papers: North Sea 'abyss' and Farage meets Trump

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The Herald says new analysis shows that Scotland's oil and gas industry may have as little as two years to fix fundamental problems before sliding into decline.

The Scotsman reports that Nigel Farage has become the first British politician to meet President-elect Donald Trump, positioning himself as a "bridge" between post-Brexit Britain and the incoming administration in the US.

The Times' Scotland edition also has a story about the meeting, saying Theresa May is under fire from senior Conservatives for refusing to use Mr Farage to build links with Mr Trump.

The prices of package holidays are "tumbling", but the cost of a sunshine break is likely to soar in 2017, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

Also reporting on Mr Farage's meeting with Mr Trump, The National says the pair are "thick as a brick".

The Scottish Daily Express says it has tracked down the man named as a suspect in the Renee MacRae murder to a "remote hideaway" in northern England.

Victims of "heartless" Tory benefits tests can now fight back through a new campaign spearheaded by a Scots film maker, reports the Daily Record.

The Scottish Sun says a juror in a £7m drugs trial has been accused of taking a bribe.

The Daily Star of Scotland says James Jordan has issued a "tough warning" to contestants on ITV's I'm A Celebrity programme to keep away from his wife Ola.

The Press and Journal reports on the story of an Aberdeen man caught in the New Zealand earthquake.

And The Courier says Prime Minister Theresa May has been told to sack her culture secretary who wants to ditch a European competition which could bring hundreds of millions of pounds to Dundee.

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