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Scotland's papers: Gove's 'new Union' and Somme remembered

Michael Gove has set out a vision for a "new Union" for the UK as he denied claims he concocted a "calculated ploy" to destroy Boris Johnson's hopes of becoming prime minister, reports the Herald.

The Times also leads with comments from the Tory leadership hopeful, saying he is "in a battle to stay in the race for prime minister", after Tory MPs began to line up behind his rival, the energy minister Andrea Leadsom.

The National says Mr Gove has been accused of plans to "rip-up the fiscal framework and end the Barnett formula".

George Osborne has abandoned the central plank of his austerity programme as he said Brexit meant the UK government had to be "realistic about achieving a surplus by the end of the decade", writes the Scotsman.

The Scottish Sun has a front page story about Susan Boyle.

A "hardman" who plotted to murder Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair has been caught with explosives in his prison cell, says the Daily Record.

The Scottish Daily Mail says an independent Scotland would look "like Greece without the sun", according to a warning from a think-tank report.

The Courier features a front page picture of Col Alan Hamilton who sounded a whistle used by his great uncle, Robert Hamilton, in the trenches of the Somme to end a two-minute silence held across Scotland.

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