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Scotland's papers: Carrie Fisher tributes and school standards

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Tributes to Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who died after suffering a heart attack, dominate the front pages of many of today's Scottish newspapers.

The Daily Record tells how the Holywood star passed away four days after being rushed to hospital in Los Angeles.

The Scottish Sun leads with the same story under the headline "Goodnight Princess", as well as details of singer George Michael's funeral.

The Herald carries a picture of Carrie Fisher playing her character Princess Leia in Star Wars, but leads with claims that falling standards in Scottish schools are being blamed on "mixed ability" teaching.

The Scottish Daily Mail says a record number of pupils in Scottish schools are not fluent in English.

The Times says government ministers are preparing to tackle "overpriced" electric car charging points.

The new director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, tells The National she is determined to make sure the service "wins back the trust" of the Scottish people.

The Scottish Daily Express says the Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed the export boost which it claims could follow the UK leaving the European Union.

Celebrity chef John Torode tells the Daily Star of Scotland that he is lucky to be alive after a mystery accident.

The Courier leads with the story of a father from Dundee who died just days before Christmas.

The Press and Journal says the manager of a "troubled" care home has left her post while industry watchdogs carry out two investigations.

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