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Scotland's papers: Early indyref hint and whisky tax haven claim

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Nicola Sturgeon's latest comments on the timing of a possible second Scottish independence referendum are the lead for the Scotsman which reports a vote could be held as early as next year.

The Scottish Daily Mail also believes the first minister has dropped a hint that she will call a "snap vote" if a UK-wide approach to Brexit cannot be agreed.

SNP veteran Gordon Wilson tells The National it is is time to revive the "Yes" campaign, both to build a stronger support base for any future vote, and put pressure on the Scottish government.

The Herald leads with an "exclusive" story, claiming whisky giant Whyte and Mackay is owned in a Caribbean tax haven by a billionaire named in the Panama Papers.

The Daily Record claims the Health and Safety Executive has raised concerns over the safety certificate issued to M&D's Tsunami rollercoaster 16 days before it crashed in June.

As MPs prepare to vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system, The Times focuses on Theresa May's view that failure to do so would be a "reckless gamble".

Lottery winner Jake Bowman from Forfar still wakes up at seven in the morning each day thinking he has to go to work despite scooping a £10m jackpot, reports the Scottish Sun.

A best man at a wedding was hit by falling concrete after a hotel ceiling collapsed, reports the Dundee edition of the Courier.

And the North East edition of the Press and Journal carries a warning from police that a single punch could see offenders put behind bars, after an upturn in violent crime.

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