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Scotland's papers: Johnson backs the Union and council tax 'clawback'

Image caption The Scotsman leads with Boris Johnson coming under fire after he vowed to be "Minister for the Union" if he becomes Tory leader, but refusing to say whether he would protect the Barnett formula. Mr Johnson, who is vying with Jeremy Hunt to the be the next prime minister, insisted he would do anything in his power to prevent Scottish independence.
Image caption The Daily Record tells of Scots holidaymakers fleeing in terror from a bar in Turkey after the owner set it on fire while customers were inside. The paper says up to 150 people escaped after the blaze took hold in the beach bar in the resort of Marmaris.
Image caption The Daily Mail says an estimated £5m has been "clawed back" in council tax refunds by Scots who have challenged the banding of their homes. The paper says as many as 40,000 more people could be in line for rebates after paying more than they should have for several years.
Image caption Energy bills are set to go up by more than £260 per household over the next three months, according to The Herald, as hundreds of fixed tariff deals come to an end. It has led to market experts urging consumers to shop around to avoid "lapsing by default" on more expensive standard variable tariffs.
Image caption The i previews a speech Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt will give to outline his plans for a no-deal Brexit. A £6bn relief fund will help protect fishing and farming industries in a similar way to how the banking sector was helped in the financial crisis, the paper says.
Image caption Also focusing on Mr Hunt's no-deal plan is the Telegraph, which says a £20bn "war chest" includes dramatic tax cuts designed to "turbocharge" the economy. The unveiling of his no-deal budget comes amid signs in some polls the foreign secretary is gaining support, the paper says.
Image caption The Times leads on claims Mr Hunt's leadership rival, Boris Johnson, would give public sector workers a pay rise if he became prime minster. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, one of Mr Johnson's key supporters, told the paper the days of "pay freezes" under the watch of Theresa May and David Cameron were over.
Image caption A tearful Kylie Minogue playing Glastonbury 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel a headline set is pictured on many front pages. The Sun's top story claims Countdown's Rachel Riley has married her Strictly Come Dancing partner Pasha Kovalev in a secret Las Vegas ceremony.
Image caption The Daily Express also features Kylie's Glastonbury "tears of triumph", but leads with a health board saying it will not try to recoup £90,000 mistakenly overpaid to a member of staff. NHS Lothian has said the sum was paid over an eight-month period because of a "simple arithmetic calculation error".
Image caption The National reports on a poll which claims to show there is an appetite in Scotland for a second independence referendum to take place "sooner rather than later". The survey, which was conducted for The Sunday Times, found that 51% of Scots want indyref2 to be held either before or after the UK has negotiated to leave the EU.
Image caption The Press and Journal's Highlands edition leads with tributes being paid to a biker from Tain who was killed in an early-morning crash. The 33-year-old was riding along Culduthel Road in Inverness when the accident happened at about 03:10 on Saturday.
Image caption The Daily Star reports Carry On films are on the verge of a comeback. The paper says the comedy classic's producer, Brian Baker, has bought rights to sell Carry On merchandise to help finance three new films.
Image caption The Courier's Fife edition says councillors representing residents who say their lives are being made a misery by flaring at the Mossmorran chemical plant are "refusing to take no for answer" after their call for an independent inquiry was refused.

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