Scotland

What the Scottish papers say

"Flaming brilliant" is the headline in The Herald as Scotland's newspapers caught Olympic Games fever with extensive coverage of the opening ceremony in London.

The paper described the event as "the most bizarre, eccentric and quintessentially British ceremony".

The Scotsman says the world was watching London - and the capital delivered.

It was night of was "pure magic", when Harry Potter met Peter Pan and Mary Poppins - with Flower of Scotland thrown in for good measure, writes the Daily Record .

Both the Scottish Sun and the Scottish Daily Express focus on the night the Queen became a Bond girl as she made her acting debut opposite 007 star Daniel Craig in a surprise spoof at the ceremony.

The Courier says the XXX Olympiad, which was "won in the boom times, staged in a slump but still the greatest show on earth", began in London in "spellbinding fashion".

The Press and Journal prefers to lead on a warning from a skipper who says fishermen are being forced to put their lives at risk because of a growing mountain of Brussels red tape.

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