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Scotland's papers: Cabinet reshuffle and 'sleaze' probe

John Swinney was placed in charge of overhauling Scotland's education system in a cabinet reshuffle that saw Nicola Sturgeon appoint her most trusted colleague to the schools brief, reports The Scotsman.

Pupils as young as five could sit three tests, each lasting up to an hour under controversial proposals being considered by ministers, says The Herald.

The National says William Speirs Bruce, who led the first and only Scottish National Antarctic Expedition between 1902 and 1904, has received long overdue recognition from the polar research community.

The Times reports that middle-aged people with high blood pressure are three times more likely to develop a common form of dementia, the largest study of its kind has found.

Two MPs who separated from their wives after affairs with "a blonde journalist" face a Parliamentary grilling over hotel expenses claims, reports The Scottish Daily Mail.

The Scottish Daily Express says the SNP has been plunged into crisis after it emerged deputy leader Stewart Hosie, 53, and Westminster colleague Angus MacNeil, 45, both had flings with Serena Cowdy.

Brendan Rodgers is set to become the highest paid manager in Celtic's history as the Bhoys push the boat out in their hunt for a new manager, according to the Daily Record.

A woman accused of murdering toddler Liam Fee was told "Liam would be here today if you had taken him to hospital", reports The Scottish Sun.

The Daily Star leads with details of a woman's online rant against Manchester City footballer Wilfried Bony.

Medieval skeletons, found in Aberdeen, will feature in an exhibition to take place in the city's newly revamped art gallery, says the Press and Journal.

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