Scotland

Scotland's papers: Sick Kids hospital bill and holiday death mystery

Image caption The Scotsman leads with more controversy over the delayed opening of the new Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh. The paper says more than £700,000 worth of "significant" maintenance is required at the original hospital, where children are still being treated after the move to the new building was called off in the summer.
Image caption The Daily Record reports on the mystery deaths of two people at a holiday home in Aberdeenshire. The paper says there is speculation that the Dutch couple travelled to the cottage in Stonehaven to take their own lives in a suicide pact.
Image caption The Herald leads with analysis of 269 areas in the UK with the worst mobile and broadband service which reveals that 29 were in Scotland. The study by consumer group Which? showed nearly half of all constituencies in Scotland have poor mobile phone signals and broadband connection due to a substandard technology network.
Image caption The Times leads with its own Scottish independence poll which it claims suggests 54% of Scottish voters want to stay in the UK, versus 44% in favour of breaking up the Union.
Image caption The Daily Express sticks with the independence theme. Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw has warned that backing the SNP or Labour in the general election could lead to the "disaster" of a second independence referendum.
Image caption The National leads with the SNP hitting out at a leaked Brexit document which it claims proves Scotland's economy would take a "disproportionate hit" if Boris Johnson's deal is pushed through.
Image caption The Daily Mail leads on a pre-election call to arms from Boris Johnson. "We must fight for every single vote," he says in an interview with the paper. The Mail says voters face the "starkest choice in decades" at next Thursday's poll.
Image caption "Don't Doo Drugs", hails The Star as it reports on a drug dealer being jailed after a stash of high-purity cocaine was found hidden in a pigeon loft.
Image caption The Courier's Dundee and Angus edition reports on claims that GP practices in Tayside were targeted by Russian hackers who have been branded "the world's most harmful cyber-crime gang".