Scotland's papers: SNP sex claims and women at Troon

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Allegations about the private lives of two SNP MPs accused of having an affair with the same woman dominate the front pages of Scotland's papers. The Herald says Nicola Sturgeon has failed to back her party deputy Stewart Hosie, who has become embroiled in a sex scandal that has seen him separate from his wife.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Daily Mail claims the party's Angus MacNeil charged taxpayers thousands of pounds for the luxury hotel where he had an affair with a journalist. The SNP, however, says "to suggest any financial impropriety is totally wrong".

The Daily Record carries similar allegations and says the MP has come under fire after parliamentary records revealed he regularly billed the taxpayer for stays at the £150-a-night hotel where he entertained his mistress.

Friends of Serena Cowdy - the woman alleged to have had a relationship with the politicians - told the Scottish Sun that she joked about Stewart Hosie's choice of underwear.

The Scotsman leads with a claim that the SNP faces a "financial black hole" as the Scottish economy struggles.

The National reports on pressuring mounting for a further appeal against the conviction of the only man found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing.

The Scottish Daily Express carries a picture of the Queen shedding a tear for fallen war heroes.

Royal Troon Golf Club, venue for this year's Open Championship, has dropped a heavy hint that it wants its 800 male members to vote in favour of admitting women members, reports The Scotsman.

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