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Scotland's papers: Trump centre stage and pollution charge

Drivers in Scotland face paying a "costly" new pollution charge next year, under Scottish government plans to improve air quality and tackle climate change, says The Herald.

On the same story, the Scottish Daily Mail claims that motorists face being hit by "crippling" congestion charges and a levy to park at work in what the paper says is the "SNP's new war on Scots drivers".

Likewise, the Scottish Daily Express writes that the Scottish government plans to introduce "low emission zones" with motorists and other road users facing either a charge or a ban unless their vehicle complies with new emissions limits.

Scotland's Brexit minister has warned of the growing likelihood that the UK's devolved administrations will refuse to support Brexit being triggered following "difficult" talks in London, according to The Scotsman.

Barring an act of God or a North Korean nuclear attack Donald Trump will today become the 45th President of the United States of America, concedes The National.

Donald Trump flew to Washington to take the oath of office in a city braced for the biggest demonstrations against a new US president since the Vietnam war, says The Times Scotland on the same story.

In other news, The Scottish Sun claims that a man, who is thought to have been the victim of a gangland shooting outside a primary school in Glasgow, has fled with his family to Spain.

The Daily Record leads with the tragic story of a Scots husband and wife who were among six pilgrims who died when a minibus crashed in Saudi Arabia.

A hotel in a British holiday hotspot in Italy has been hit by a major avalanche with 35 guests and staff reported missing, reports The Daily Star of Scotland.

NHS Grampian nurses fear they are putting patient' safety at risk because they are being left "physically and mentally exhausted" working on understaffed wards, says the Press and Journal.

The Courier writes that a bus driver who took his life following a crash in Dundee city centre has been posthumously cleared of any wrongdoing.

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