Scotland's papers: 'Primer suspects' and GPs make fresh vaccine plea

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image captionThe Scottish edition of the Daily Record reports that painters carried out work in First Minister's Nicola Sturgeon's official ­residence despite the ban by her own government. A whistleblower told the paper how a squad was sent into Bute House in Edinburgh for several days last week.
image captionThe Scotsman leads with a call by GPs for a streamlined system of vaccine supply in a bid to "ensure patients get jabs sooner". The paper also features a picture of two children playing in the snow on Calton Hill in Edinburgh.
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image captionThe Scottish government is considering simplifying the distribution process for Covid vaccines after GPs expressed frustrations over the bureaucratic system, reports The i.
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image captionTerminally-ill people have been missing out on benefit payments as assessments have been postponed due to the pandemic, reports The Herald.
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image captionThe Daily Telegraph reports that red tape is holding up Scotland's Covid vaccination programme after what GPs have described as a "convoluted ordering process".
image captionThe Times describes the proposal for a £500 payment for people who have to self-isolate as being part of a plan to "slow" the virus. Ministers are trying to solve a problem that scientific advisers have long said is an obstacle to controlling Covid, it explains.
image captionThe Scottish Daily Mail leads with a "gloomy new forecast" that the UK could remain in lockdown until the summer in a bid to prevent another deadly spike in Covid infections.
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image captionThe Metro leads with a report that Scots have been told to prepare for another "staycation summer" in a bid to stop the spread of Covid.
image captionThe Scottish Sun front page highlights the case of a Scottish holidaymaker who was jailed in Barbados for what the paper describes as a "beer shop virus breach".
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image captionThe Scottish Daily Express says the BBC is facing a "revolt" from the over-75s, who no longer get a free TV licence. It says one million pensioners have decided not to buy one, hitting the corporation's budget.
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image captionThe National focuses on a new poll which found most Scots want to be EU citizens again.
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image captionThe Daily Star says a haggis has been launched to the edge of space for the first time as Burns Night celebrations reach new heights.
image captionThe P&J reports that health boards plan to hire a 350-strong army of Covid vaccinators across the Grampian region.
image captionThe Evening Express reports that councillors want Aberdeen to scrap their new stadium plans and move to a new site.
image captionThe headline in the Edinburgh Evening News is "Capital Jet Lag" which reports that health bosses have reassured residents as the low vaccination rate is blamed on making care home residents a priority.
image captionThe Glasgow Times reports that City Parking has been urged to return thousands of pounds it charged for medical and social care staff to park while receiving their coronavirus jab.
image captionThe closure of the Queensferry Crossing due to ice for the third time in a year has been branded "a national humiliation", reports The Courier.
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image captionThe Evening Telegraph leads with the early release of a "violent abuser" in a move that has angered his victims.

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