Scotland

Scottish papers: 'Project McFear' and missing Kirsty hunt

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that a vote to leave the European Union risks placing Scotland at the mercy of the most reactionary Conservative Government in modern times, reports The Herald.

The Scotsman says that, as some opinion polls suggested the UK would vote for Brexit on 23 June, Ms Sturgeon's remarks signalled a change of tone from her previous criticism of the Remain campaign for being too negative, and was immediately branded "Project McFear" by Leave supporters.

The National carries the same story and quotes Nicola Sturgeon as saying the time has come to brand the Brexit campaign for what it is - "a bid for a right-wing Tory takeover of the reins of power in the UK".

Meanwhile, The Times claims George Osborne would put two pence on the basic rate of income tax, raise fuel duty and slash spending on health, education, defence and pensions in an emergency budget in the weeks following a Brexit vote.

Clement Freud is accused of child abuse, in a front page story in the Scottish Daily Mail. The paper says that two women have come forward to claim the late broadcaster and former MP molested them.

The Scottish Daily Express leads with claims that retired doctors are being brought out of retirement because of a growing shortage of GPs in the Scottish NHS.

The Daily Record says missing mother-of-four Kirsty Aitchison may have been heading to a casino as police release new CCTV images of her.

An extremist made a video threatening a Euro 2016 terror atrocity after he murdered a police chief and his wife, says The Scottish Sun.

The Press and Journal leads with claims about tragic toddler Clyde Campbell, who the paper says had no contact with the Scottish government's "named person" scheme in the year and a half leading up to his death - after his "uncaring" mother told them to stop visiting.

Perth's beleaguered city hall could be transformed into the home of the Stone of Destiny, says The Courier, in a new plan to try to save the building.

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