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Scotland's papers: ScotRail 'crisis' and T in the Park 'switch'

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The Scottish government's handling of railways is under renewed attack, according to Scotland on Sunday, with new figures revealing deteriorating performance and almost half of all trains failing to arrive on time at some of Scotland's busiest stations.

The Sunday Mail says organisers of T in the Park are in talks over a new three-day festival in Glasgow which could see the current Strathallan Castle site being given "a year out".

Police Scotland is at the centre of a row over the strip-searching of children, says The Sunday Herald. The paper claims the force is unable to say how many children have been asked to remove their clothes, unlike in England where statistics have been published.

The Sunday Post leads with its own investigation into a "£20m puppy farm scandal", alleging that mistreated dogs are being shipped to the UK in time for Christmas.

The front page of The Scottish Sun on Sunday is dominated by a picture of what it says is the tank where a British teenage girl "lies frozen until experts one day try to bring her back to life".

The Duchess of York has launched an "astounding" lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch, according to The Scottish Mail on Sunday. It says Sarah Ferguson is demanding more than £25m over "the cash-for-access sting that destroyed her reputation".

Calls for a new hunting ban in Scotland after a post-mortem examination was carried out on a fox features on the front page of The Sunday Times Scotland, along with Donald Trump being invited to meet the Queen as the UK government "deploys its secret weapon to cement close ties with the new American president".

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