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Scotland's papers: Dounreay alert and Leigh Griffiths' depression

Image caption An interview with Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths, who has been out of the game since December because of mental health issues, leads the front of the Daily Record, where the 28-year-old credits his former boss Brendan Rodgers with helping him to begin to tackle his depression.
Image caption The Celtic striker has also spoken to The Scottish Sun where he revealed that if he kept playing without addressing his mental health problems then he "would have done myself serious harm".
Image caption The Press and Journal reports that an investigation was launched into the discovery of radioactive contamination in a former reprocessing plant at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness. Plant bosses said human error was to blame and no harm came from the 7 June incident but questions have been raised as to why it was not made public at the time.
Image caption The Tory leadership race features on a number of the front pages with Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson calling for Boris Johnson to make clear he will prioritise the future of the UK over Brexit.
Image caption The Times reveals Mr Johnson is preparing an emergency budget for a no-deal Brexit. If he becomes prime minister, Mr Johnson's plans include aggressive tax cuts, an overhaul of stamp duty and an assault on regulation, according to the paper.
Image caption Meanwhile, the Mail claims the BBC "censored" an outburst from Mr Johnson, where he accused the French of being "turds" over Brexit. The remark was made when Mr Johnson was foreign secretary and was supposed to feature in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary, according to the paper. But insiders have told the Mail the Foreign Office successfully lobbied for it to be cut out, saying the gaffe would make Anglo-French relations "awkward". A BBC spokesperson said the programme set out to reflect the "realities of life inside the Foreign Office" and the production team were "satisfied that the programme achieves its ambitions".
Image caption The Scotsman leads with comments from Kezia Dugdale, former leader of Scottish Labour, who said that there there is a "serious prospect" that Jeremy Corbyn would agree to hold a second independence referendum. Ms Dugdale told BBC Scotland's Podlitical podcast she believes Mr Corbyn would give consent for indyref2 if he needed SNP support to form a government after a general election.
Image caption The National leads with comments from Lib Dem leadership candidate Jo Swinson, made on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show, that Scotland has "no mandate" for a second independence referendum.
Image caption Politics also dominates the front page of The Herald with a clash between Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson over the increased use of electronic monitoring as an alternative to prison making the paper's lead story.
Image caption The Dundee edition of The Courier leads with the fact three people died in the city, in unrelated incidents, on Wednesday.
Image caption The Express focuses on youth violence on its front page, reporting claims from a police chief that it is on the rise because children are growing up with the same mental trauma as soldiers in war zones.
Image caption Inbetweeners actor James Buckley has said he is being "destroyed by fame", according to the Daily Star. The paper says Buckley - who played Jay in the E4 sitcom - wants to become a recluse because he can't cope with his celebrity status.

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