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Scottish papers: School closures and pensioners' finances

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The Edinburgh school closures continue to feature on the front pages of several of today's Scottish papers.

The National describes the situation as a Private Finance Initiative "crisis" and carries a warning that the affected schools may have to be knocked down.

The Herald says angry parents have demanded council action after thousands of pupils were forced to stay at home.

Scotland's largest teaching union says maintenance contracts have become a major drain on education budgets, according to The Scotsman.

Elsewhere, The Scottish Daily Mail says Nicola Sturgeon will today unveil a "pensioners' manifesto" to help Scotland's OAPs.

The Scottish Sun tells of a fisherman who survived the Louisa trawler sinking after swimming for his life through the icy sea off Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides.

A classmate of the Dunblane massacre victims tells the Daily Record how suffering from cancer saved his life.

The Times says Nicola Sturgeon wants to make Scotland a "Daily Mile Nation" by rolling out a primary school fitness scheme to secondary schools, colleges and universities.

The Scottish Daily Express leads with Prime Minister David Cameron announcing legislation to stop companies helping others evade tax is to be introduced.

The Press and Journal's Aberdeen edition features the story of Scotland's first £1m manse.

The Courier leads with a father calling on police for answers after his son died after being apprehended by officers.

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