Scotland's papers: Tory 'shock' poll and Lockerbie appeal


The Conservatives in Scotland are poised for a "remarkable" general election breakthrough which could derail the SNP's independence campaign, according to a Sunday Times poll.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to accuse the Tories of planning a "double hit on Scottish families" with tax hikes and an "unprecedented level of austerity", reports the Sunday Herald.

Scotland on Sunday joins the police patrols in Glasgow that are designed to build community spirit and guard against terrorism.

The Sunday Mail reports that the family of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, will launch a bid to clear his name with the support of victims' families.

The Scottish Daily Mail on Sunday says that Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of winning a landslide election victory have "suffered a major blow" as her poll lead "plummeted" to 11%.

Police have been accused of trying to hide the true extent of knife crime in Scotland, according to the Sunday Post.

And the Scottish Sun on Sunday says a woman has criticised the justice system after the trial of the man accused of raping her collapsed.

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