Scotland

Scotland's papers: Booze sales and digger horror

Supermarkets are being blamed for a surge in alcohol consumption with off-sales doing their best business in 20 years, reports The Herald.

The Scottish Daily Express leads with the same story and says the issue has prompted the Scottish government to launch a renewed push for minimum pricing.

In other news, The Times says a registered doctor, who spent seven years working for the NHS, has been disclosed as an Islamic State recruit.

The National reports that defence chiefs are being urged to give assurances they are monitoring potentially dangerous unexploded wartime bombs in the River Clyde and that nuclear submarines based at Faslane will not disturb them.

The chief constable of Police Scotland has admitted his force is under financial pressure to provide controversial training to colleagues overseas, according to The Scotsman.

Is this why the PM is dodging TV debates? The Scottish Daily Mail suggests the news that 2,600 migrants were picked up en route to Europe in 24 hours - despite claims the "migrant crisis is dwindling" - is the reason behind David Cameron's supposed reluctance to debate with "senior Brexit campaigners".

The Daily Record features an image of a crash in which a man died and quotes a witness, who described the moment a tractor pulling a digger careered out of control and crashed into a car in Rutherglen.

A "top cop" with Police Scotland has been arrested and charged with "nicking" three steaks from a supermarket, reports The Scottish Sun.

The Daily Star of Scotland reports the comments of Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, who says "players shouldn't have to dodge attack" following last Saturday's Scottish Cup final disorder at Hampden.

The Press and Journal claims that the survivors of a North Sea helicopter crash will share a seven-figure payout.

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