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Scotland's papers: Storm Dennis weather warnings and Mossmorran flaring

Image caption The Courier reports that residents are "worried sick" over flaring at the Mossmorran petrochemical plant in Fife on Thursday night. Many local residents took to social media to complain, with reports of the flames being visible from England.
Image caption The arrival of Storm Dennis will bring "flash flood menace" to the UK, the i reports. An amber alert for rain covers parts of Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders from 12:00 to 23:00 on Saturday. A wider yellow warning is also in place across the majority of the country for most of the day.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express warns of a "weather bomb" that will "blast" the country. The first of the latest warnings comes with severe gales expected in the extreme north west of Scotland between 06:00 and 12:00 on Saturday. It is followed by a rain and wind warning for most of the west and south from 07:00 to 20:00. It reports that Britain is set to be hit by a weather front so severe it is being called a "bomb cyclone".
Image caption The National leads with new Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw's claim that "he'll be first minister" but points out that the leadership election reveals the party's membership in Scotland stands at only 11,000.
Image caption The Glasgow Times front page carries an interview with Craig Whyte. It says it carries the "inside story" of his time as Rangers chairman.
Image caption A retired priest has been charged with 18 offences allegedly committed at Fort Augustus Abbey school in the Highlands and another school in East Lothian between the 1950s and 1980s, the Press and Journal reports. Robert MacKenzie, 87, made no plea when he appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court.
Image caption The Daily Record front page features the story of a drunk bus driver who "took passengers on a nightmare journey through Glasgow". The paper reports that a court heard he was so intoxicated he forgot what route he was on.
Image caption Safety fears have been raised over staffless libraries, the Edinburgh Evening News reports. The paper says librarians are "facing the axe" over council plans to save £1m.
Image caption The Scotsman reports that trains could run 24 hours a day for a UN climate summit which is taking place in Glasgow in November. The proposals are part of a plan to move 90,000 delegates and protesters off the roads.
Image caption Phone, broadband and pay-TV providers must alert customers when their current contract is coming to an end from today, under new rules expected to save some households more than £150 a year, The Herald reports.
Image caption The Daily Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson is considering ripping up former Chancellor Sajid Javid's fiscal rules to allow for more spending and tax cuts to boost the economy after Brexit. The paper says it comes amid speculation that Rishi Sunak, who replaced Mr Javid after he resigned, will back the prime minister on planned VAT reform and investment in free ports.
Image caption The Daily Mail leads with the story that Prince Andrew once stayed with a tycoon who is accused of raping 10 women, some as young as 14. The paper says the prince visited Peter Nygard at his lavish estate in 2000. He is the second of the prince's associates to be accused of sex crimes
Image caption And finally, the Daily Star reports that scientists finally have proof of alien life, but need our help to find it.

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