Scotland

Friday's Scottish papers: Mosque row and Paige arrest

The spiritual leader of Scotland's biggest mosque has praised an Islamist assassin amid fresh concerns about the threat of radicalism at the Muslim centre of worship, reports the Herald.

The Scotsman and the Times report on the first leaders debate of the Scottish Parliament election campaign and comments from Nicola Sturgeon that she wants to impose a 50p tax rate on the highest earners in the next parliament.

The National reports on a deal aimed at saving Lanarkshire's steel mills.

A man aged 31 was arrested and charged in connection with the death of 15-year-old Paige Doherty, says the Daily Record.

The Scottish Sun also leads with that story.

A teen who raped an 11-year-old girl outside an Aberdeen church has been locked up after being branded a "dangerous young man", according to the Press and Journal.

The Courier says bosses at a landmark Perth department store are shutting up shop in what has been described as a "dark day" for the city.

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