Scotland

Scotland's newspapers on Wednesday

Many of the papers lead with Billy Connolly's visit to The Clutha helicopter crash site.

The Scottish Sun describes how he made an emotional pilgrimage to the pub where he laid a floral tribute to the victims.

The Big Yin paid tribute to the spirit of his home city as he remembered those who died at his old pub, writes the Daily Record.

In other news, The Herald says police have been accused of a U-turn after officers across the ranks swung behind plans to abolish the historic requirement for corroboration in Scottish criminal trials.

The Scotsman reports on an apology by the Royal Bank of Scotland's chief executive, who admitted the bank had failed to invest in basic customer infrastructure "for decades", after a crash in its IT system left hundreds of thousands of customers unable to access their money.

A Highland school worker who sought out jobs which gave him "intimate access" to children was jailed for a year for grooming teenage girls, writes The Press & Journal.

According to The Courier, the petrochemical plant at Grangemouth is set to be the first in the country to receive shale gas from the United States.

The Scottish Daily Express says David Cameron has risked angering Tory MPs by warning that income tax cuts for middle-income earners are not a priority.

Scotland is being outperformed by former Eastern Bloc nations in damning new worldwide education rankings, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

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