Scotland's papers: Senior law officer quits and pub curfew threat

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image captionThe Daily Telegraph leads with the story that Scotland's advocate general, Lord Keen, has resigned over provisions in the Internal Market Bill.
image captionThe National says Lord Keen had been under pressure since last week’s admission by Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis that the legislation breached "international law in a very specific and limited way”.
image captionBritain is moving closer to introducing local curfews - including the early closing times for pubs and restaurants - in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus infections, reports The Times.
image captionThe Daily Express says the curfew measure would be "strongly contested" by the hospitality industry, which has warned that existing restrictions are already causing job losses and business closures.
image captionThe Scotsman leads with comments from UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who says people in Scotland are being left behind with administrations in Holyrood and Westminster "distracted" by independence and Brexit.
image captionAn elderly care expert says the pandemic heightened prejudice against "poorly paid but knowledgeable" care home staff who should not be blamed for high death rates, reports The Herald.
image caption"Next year's exams in the balance" is the headline on the front page of the i, the newspaper reporting John Swinney's warning of a "very real risk" the 2021 exams will be disrupted by Covid-19.
image captionMore than 1.1 million Scots remain "trapped in limbo by lockdown", according to the Daily Mail, with 400,000 on furlough and 715,000 working from home.
image captionThe Daily Record leads with claims surrounding the inquiry into the Scottish government's botched handling of harassment complaints against former first minister Alex Salmond.
image captionThe Daily Star says Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen believed his pet dog was the only creature that ­really understood him.
image captionGlasgow's director of education has apologised to teachers after accusing them of failing to social distance and spreading coronavirus among schools, reports the Glasgow Times.
image captionThe Evening Express says there is anger after police were called to 48 house parties, with the party-goers branded as "selfish and irresponsible".
image captionParents are being asked to tell schools about their October holiday plans to avoid more coronavirus outbreaks, reports The Courier.
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News says campaigners want to rename one of the Capital's top schools over its founder's links to slavery in the tobacco trade.
image captionThe Evening Telegraph reports that a man has been jailed for exposing himself to a child and sending a nude image.

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