What the Scottish papers say

The Scotsman says Alex Salmond has signalled that he wants to remain a staunch ally of the United States and would allow US bases on Scottish soil after independence - as long as they were non-nuclear.

The campaign against underage drinking and anti-social behaviour in Scotland has been dealt a heavy blow after the country's largest local authority lost a landmark ruling at the Court of Session, according to the Herald.

Craig Whyte has lodged legal papers stating he was working alongside Charles Green in the Sevco takeover of Rangers, reports the Daily Record.

The Scottish Sun describes how Mr Green branded Mr Whyte "google-eye" in a TV rant.

The Press and Journal offers its readers the first glimpses of the final phase of the Inverness bypass - a project that will pave the way for a multi-million pound leisure and housing development.

A 47-year-old man who sparked a nationwide manhunt after going on the run from an open prison has been charged in connection with a serious sexual assault in Perth.

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