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Scotland's front pages: Oil jobs gloom and Ali's last portrait

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A pessimistic outlook from North Sea oil firms is the lead for the Herald, with one in three expecting to cut more jobs this year.

The oil industry's woes risk dragging down the country's economy, according to the Scotsman which says economists are predicting the slowest growth since 2012.

The wizened yet dignified face of Muhammad Ali stares out from the front page of the Scottish Sun which publishes his last official portrait.

The Daily Record says a father of three was stabbed to death after a family barbecue turned into a "boozed up brawl".

The National says Tory infighting over the EU referendum has taken the party to an "all-time low".

The Courier reports that coastguards had to rescue two youths who were "tombstoning" into the sea at Arbroath.

An opinion poll for the Scottish Daily Mail apparently suggests that two thirds of Scots are worried that the government's "named person" child protection plans are an unacceptable intrusion into family life.

The Press and Journal Aberdeen edition leads with a report of a man being seriously injured in an assault.

And the Times in its Scottish edition carries a claim by a Tory MSP that the new air weapon licensing schems is a "stunt" which will do nothing to tackle the thousands of guns already being held by members of the public.

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