Scotland's papers: Restrictions 'for months' and Trump's exit

image captionScotland's Covid-19 lockdown has been extended until at least the middle of February, reports the i, which also carries an image of 108-year-old Marion Dawson being vaccinated on her birthday. Mrs Dawson, from Houston in Renfrewshire, is the third oldest person in Scotland to be given the vaccine.
image caption"No end in sight" is The Press and Journal's take on the Scottish government's lockdown review. The paper reports the islands of Barra and Vatersay will move from level three to level four restrictions from midnight after 40 positive tests on Barra.
image captionTravel restrictions could be in place for "months" if vaccines cannot curb transmission, says The Times. The paper quotes a government source saying freedoms could be limited until younger generations are vaccinated in June - and might "endure until late summer".
image captionThe Courier's focus is on home learning, which will continue for another month with the extension of school closures. School buildings and nurseries have been closed to most pupils since the start of term, with all but the children of some key workers and vulnerable pupils learning from home.
image captionGPs have called on the Scottish government to speed up their vaccine rollout, reports The Scotsman, as opposition parties raised concerns about supplies in Holyrood on Tuesday. Scotland has been allocated 717,000 injections but has only administered 268,689, with some of the doses remaining at a distribution site in England, the paper says.
image captionThe Scottish Daily Express also picks up on "frustrated" GPs, repeating Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie's claim that doctors are cancelling vaccine appointments because they have run out of supplies.
image captionUnion leaders are calling for a "rapid deployment" of teachers to provide additional support to those pupils struggling with remote learning, according to The Herald. The paper says that local Covid rates could mean some pupils are kept at home longer than others, with virus cases "rocketing to record levels" among children and young people in the week ending 3 January.
image captionSome positive Covid news appears on the front page of the Evening Express, which says that coronvirus numbers have dropped in the north east of Scotland by 30% between 12-19 January.
image captionA number of Wednesday's front pages carry a mention of Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington later as the 46th US president. "At last, it's the back of Donald Trump", reads the headline in the Metro. Mr Trump is departing "after four long years as America's most controversial leader," it says.
image captionThe Daily Star chooses to sum up Donald Trump's presidency with a headline that reads: "Well, that was a weird dream". It describes the last four years as a "bizarre nightmare" that is "all over now".
image captionJoe Biden is pictured on the front of the Daily Telegraph as it reports he will sweep away some of Donald Trump's most controversial policies hours after he is sworn in. It says Mr Biden will get straight to work by targeting his tax cuts, Covid policy, limits on immigration from mainly Muslim nations and departure from the Paris Climate Agreement.
image captionTheresa May has accused Boris Johnson of abandoning the UK's "global moral leadership" during his Downing Street tenure, says the Scottish Daily Mail. In an article to mark the start of Joe Biden's inauguration, she criticises her successor as PM over cuts to overseas aid and a threat to break international law during the Brexit trade talks.
image captionThe National leads with a poll which it says suggests more than half of voters would back the next Holyrood election being used as an "opportunity to vote for or against independence".
image captionThe Daily Record leads with claims from victims of a "psychopathic" serial rapist who was handed a life sentence on Tuesday. The women told the paper they are convinced Allan Rotchford "would have gone on to kill".
image captionA teenager who was found with child abuse images and notes appears on the front page of Dundee's Evening Telegraph.
image captionA local police chief has said social media allegations about child sexual exploitation in Govanhill have "no substance", according to the Glasgow Times. Claims about the neighbourhood were circulated online last month - but "no one has come forward" with information, the paper reports.
image captionThe Scottish Sun leads with further claims about the Duchess of Sussex's relationship with her father, Thomas Markle.
image captionAnd the Edinburgh Evening News says a "quick-thinking" delivery driver from West Lothian has been hailed a hero after his actions helped save families from a fire in a block of flats. Kenny Beatson was delivering parcels in Gorebridge when he spotted the fire, dialled 999, and calmed residents by speaking to them from outside the building, the paper reports.

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