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Scotland's papers: Paris weeps after Notre Dame 'inferno'

Image caption Scotland is waking up to stunning but devastating images of iconic Paris cathedral Notre Dame engulfed in flames. The front pages show the extent of the blaze, which took hold last night. In a full page photograph, The Scotsman captured the moment the church spire gave way to the flames.
Image caption The i leads with the latest from France and the headline "The tragedy of Notre Dame". The page carries a quote from French President Emmanuel Macron who said: "Part of all of us burns".
Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail calls the fire a "catastrophe" and says nine centuries of history have been lost to the "unholy inferno". The dramatic photo shows fierce orange flames taking hold of one of the famous building's spires.
Image caption "The structure seems to be safe. We are much more optimistic than we were earlier," a junior French minister says in The Times. The report says the roof and spire of Notre Dame were destroyed in the worst fire of the cathedral's 855-year history.
Image caption The Scottish Sun's main picture shows the Paris sky ablaze as smoke and flames destroy a tower and is accompanied by the headline "Notre Doom".
Image caption "Paris weeps for its beloved lady" says The Daily Telegraph and declares that the heart of Paris "was torn asunder" by the fire at Notre Dame. We also learn that crowds of shocked Parisians gathered along the banks of the Seine, where they prayed and sang Je vous salue Marie - the French equivalent of Hail Mary.
Image caption Tuesday's Herald carries an image of Notre Dame with a story saying Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the cathedral. It's lead story, however, claims the British military uses cancer-causing chemicals to rust-proof its vehicles. The paper reveals new concerns for the health of servicemen and women.
Image caption The National sticks with the topic of Brexit and quotes a senior member of the Scottish government warning that it will cause a major threat to the future of Scotland's rural economy, with firms facing worker shortages as a result of leaving the bloc.
Image caption In the Edinburgh Evening news, union leaders have warned buses could be taken off the capital's streets within weeks after a majority of Lothian staff, who took part in a consultation, backed strike action. The paper says tensions have been rising since December in a row over posts in a closed Facebook group.
Image caption The main story in the Scottish Daily Express quotes a report claiming that millions of patients face heart attack or stroke risks because they are taking the wrong dose of statins.
Image caption A court story makes the front of the Courier's Perth edition - with a man facing charges after a motorcyclist had to be airlifted to hospital from the scene of a collision near Auchterarder. It follows the closure of the A9 near Aberuthven on Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle and a silver Vauxhall Insignia.
Image caption The Press and Journal's Aberdeen edition leads with the story of a man who hid his phone in a women's bathroom to spy on her every time she went to the bathroom. The woman was left "shaken and embarrassed" by the ordeal.
Image caption And a case of mistaken identity gives the the Daily Star of Scotland its front page. The story features a denial by I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Anne Hegerty that she went topless at a Newcastle United football match. The paper reports that some of her fans believed the naked woman at the event was her.

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