Scotland

Scotland's papers: Glasgow 'mafia' and police moonlighting

The Scotsman leads with claims by the Conservative Scottish Secretary David Mundell that Nicola Sturgeon is "maximising uncertainty and damaging prosperity" by "touting" a second independence referendum.

The former head of Citizens Advice Scotland has denied claims it was run by a "Glasgow Mafia" as he spoke for the first time about a damning report into the independent advice network. Dominic Notarangelo quit as chair of the organisation after a review contained allegations of bullying, stormy eight-hour board meetings and a lack of adequate skills, says The Herald.

The National writes that Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled £100m of extra funding to boost Scotland's economy and create jobs following the turmoil caused by the Brexit vote.

Meanwhile, on the same story, The Times says that the first minister has been accused of using "smoke and mirrors" after announcing what she claimed was a major infrastructure investment for the future - without saying it will be funded by money left over from last year's budget.

Thousands of Scottish police officers are moonlighting in their spare time, claims the Scottish Daily Mail. The paper writes that figures have soared by 40% in the past three years, with officers taking up jobs as beauty therapists, shop assistants and joiners.

The Scottish Daily Express reports on the disappearance of eight golden eagles in the Monadhliath mountains over the past five years. The paper calls the area "the golden eagle equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle".

Police are investigating a "so-called Celtic fan" who said gassing was "too good" for the club's Israeli midfielder Nir Bitton, according to the Daily Record.

The Scottish Sun says a bouncer has appeared in court accused of biting Hibs star Jason Cummings as he celebrated Scottish Cup glory.

The Daily Star of Scotland leads with claims that the Olympic village has become a "hotbed of sex-starved sportsmen and women" looking to hook up.

The Press and Journal claims that Aberdeen City Council may have to spend millions of pounds on the promotion of Gaelic despite less than 7% of Aberdonians speaking the language.

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