Scotland's papers: Recession fear and Alzheimer's hope

Recession in Scotland is now "highly possible" and unemployment is likely to climb in the wake of the Brexit vote, The Herald quotes the Fraser of Allander Institute as saying.

A senior judge has been appointed to take over Scotland's controversial public inquiry into the abuse of children in care, reports The Scotsman.

The National leads with claims that nine months after the Catalan Parliament resolved to begin the process of creating an independent state, its government is vowing to do it with or without approval from Spain's central government.

A drug has stopped brain deterioration in Alzheimer's patients for the first time in the "strongest sign yet" that an effective treatment for the disease is near, says The Times.

The Scottish Daily Mail claims that only one extremist in Britain is subject to an official anti-terror order despite there being "at least 2,000 fanatics" at large in the UK.

An independent Scotland would need at least £10bn in reserves to establish a separate currency, according to the front page of the Scottish Daily Express.

The Daily Record leads with a graphic account and pictures of what it describes as "horror on streets of the capital" after two "thugs" left another man covered in blood in front of terrified tourists in Edinburgh.

Former Page 3 model Samantha Fox goes into the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight with a "sensational secret", according to the Daily Star of Scotland.

The Press and Journal reports on "shock new statistics", which reveal that the north and north-east's four main roads are the most treacherous in Scotland.

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