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Scotland's papers: Theresa May's 'coronation' and Andy Murray celebrates

Theresa May will step into 10 Downing Street on Wednesday evening as prime minister after another dramatic day at Westminster that saw the race for the Tory leadership unexpectedly cut short, reports The Scotsman.

Mrs May, the prime minister-in-waiting, is scrambling to put together a cabinet within 48 hours after plans for a two-month Tory leadership race collapsed with the dramatic withdrawal of her rival, Andrea Leadsom, says The Times.

The Herald writes that Theresa May is facing pressure to call a general election after it was confirmed that she will succeed David Cameron as prime minister on Wednesday.

The National says that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the new Tory leader are already set to clash over Scotland's place in the EU.

Mrs May seized the Tory crown after her only rival Andrea Leadsom quit before ballots were sent out to party members amid claims she was naive and too inexperienced for No 10, is how the Scottish Daily Mail reports the story.

The Scottish Daily Express says Theresa May is facing calls to accelerate Britain's exit from the EU from the moment she steps into Downing Street.

Meanwhile, the Daily Record speculates on who will be in Mrs May's new Cabinet, asking Boris Johnson seems like a good bet but should Michael Gove be worried?

In other news, The Scottish Sun reports on the exploits of Wimbledon winner Andy Murray. Alongside the headline "Game, set and a wee bit smashed", the paper pictures the 29-year-old looking bleary-eyed as he emerges from the nightclub, where he celebrated his latest grand slam title.

The Daily Star of Scotland carries the same pictures and quotes Murray as saying he s after celebrating his Wimbledon win.

A woman who gave a toddler electric shocks using a dog training collar as punishment for not eating his food has been jailed for three years and four months, reports the Press and Journal.

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