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Scotland's papers: David Cameron's 'revenge' and 'I'm sorry, I failed'

Image caption The Times Scotland takes control of the news agenda on Saturday with its interview with former PM David Cameron. While promoting his new memoir "For The Record", he tells the paper he was right to hold the 2016 referendum but that he was "truly sorry" for the uncertainty and division it brought. The headline reads: "I'm sorry. I failed".
Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail picks out a line from the memoir where David Cameron is highly critical of the behaviour of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove during the referendum campaign. He said the pair had "acted appallingly" and accused them of "trashing the government".
Image caption The Daily Telegraph also focuses on David Cameron's opinions of Mr Johnson and Mr Gove's conduct. The report says the former PM has accused Boris Johnson and Michael Gove of leaving "the truth at home" over Brexit.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express zooms in on Mr Cameron's surprise at the strength of feeling over the UK's membership of the EU. It says the former prime minister admitted he was "clueless" about the strength of Euroscepticism within the Conservative Party when he planned the EU referendum. It also claims Mr Cameron's public criticism of Mr Johnson is a "shocking attempt" to undermine him just before his "crunch talks" with EU leaders.
Image caption The Scotsman's headline reads "Some people will never forgive me" in its coverage of the Cameron memoirs. The paper reports Mr Cameron as saying a second vote may be necessary "because we're stuck". The front page also prints a stunning photo of the sunrise at the Solheim Cup in Gleneagles.
Image caption The Herald stays with politics, but instead of David Cameron, focuses on the current prime minister. Lib Dem Deputy Leader Sir Ed Davy makes a scathing attack on Boris Johnson. Ahead of the party's conference, he tells the paper: "Boris Johnson is a serial liar, who could be facing prosecution for 'misconduct in public office' if UK judges next week rule that he misled the Queen over the suspension of Westminster".
Image caption The Courier reports on the potential of "crippling" fuel shortages in and around Fife in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The lead story claims operations on the Forth could be compromised by the UK crashing out of Europe, hitting operations at Grangemouth's refinery.
Image caption The P&J also worries about the effect of a no-deal Brexit on local issues. The paper says that a multi-million pound plan for the regeneration of Moray is being delayed by Brexit bureaucracy.
Image caption The National's top story claims the SNP have demanded an explanation from the Scotland Office after it was revealed "spin doctor spending" rose to almost £1m. The headline refers to the department as the "Zombie Scotland Office".
Image caption The Scottish Sun's front page story features a Clydebank woman who was killed during a robbery at her home in Mauritius. Janice Farman, 47, was found dead in her home on the Indian Ocean island in July 2017. The paper says that three men on the island have admitted involvement in Mrs Farman's death.
Image caption The Daily Record claims that Strictly star Karim Zeroual is dedicating his performances on the show to the late daughter of Scottish actor John Michie. The CBBC presenter plans to dance in his friend Louella Fletcher Michie's memory. Louella died at a music festival, leading to her then boyfriend Ceon Broughton being jailed for manslaughter for supplying the Class A drug that killed her.
Image caption The Edinburgh Evening News warns of "swarms" of council traffic wardens as new parking zone plans are unveiled. The paper says transport bosses are chasing parking problems around the city "like a game of whack-a-mole".
Image caption And the Daily Star of Scotland has some fun with claims that the ghost of the late James Bond star Sir Roger Moore may be haunting his daughter. The paper headlines the tale, "The man with the ghouldon gun" and says the ghost of the actor "visits her from beyond the grave".

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