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Scotland's papers: 'Hard Brexit' and Prince George 'rant'

The Herald reports that a Scottish firm is at the heart of a major organised crime investigation into arms exports from the former Soviet Union to the Middle East.

Independence may offer most "certainty and stability" for Scotland if the UK was to adopt a "hard Brexit" approach in negotiations to withdraw from the European Union, The Scotsman quotes Nicola Sturgeon as saying.

The National leads with the same story and says the first minister stressed that independence could be the best way to maintain Scotland's future economic stability in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.

Millions of passengers are being overcharged as train operators use a range of techniques to "hide" the cheapest fares, an investigation by The Times has found.

The Scottish Daily Mail says some of Britain's top city firms, including Linklaters, Olswang and Grant Thornton, have been urged to hand back millions of pounds of "dirty money" they made from the doomed sale of BHS.

A boss at a taxpayer-funded culture group "sparked fury" with an "astonishing" Facebook attack on Prince George, says The Scottish Sun, after writing that the three-year-old was an example of "white privilege living off public money".

The Daily Record leads with claims about the death of former Mr Scotland bodybuilder champion Michael O'Hanlon. The paper says a murder inquiry has been launched after the 45-year-old was found dead at an industrial estate in Ayrshire.

A cinema experience paying tribute to Aberdeen FC's proud history could be included in plans for the club's new £40m home, after Dons chiefs vowed to make the stadium a resource for the whole community, says the Press and Journal.

The Daily Star of Scotland leads with reports that a gunman shot dead one reveller and injured two others at a pool party hosted by a Jamaican DJ in Surrey.

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