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Scotland's papers: Firemen's 'fury' and injured boy

The Scotsman reports on new figures that show Scotland has lost almost 1,000 fire service staff in the past three years after the creation of a single service.

The Scottish Daily Express also covers the story and claims the issue has sparked safety fears for staff and the public.

Like many of Friday's front pages, The National features a photograph of a young boy from Syria. The paper says it is a "heartbreaking" image of a "tiny boy dazed and bloodied in an ambulance after being injured in a bombing raid" in the long-running Syrian civil war.

The Times Scotland leads with its own investigation into proposed savings at NHS Scotland and says there are plans for widespread "high risk" cuts to frontline budgets.

Nicola Sturgeon has expressed fears that the vote to leave the European Union has taken the UK back to a "bygone age of racism and intolerance", according to The Herald.

The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola could be struck off after "hiding her high temperature and not admitting she had taken paracetamol on her return to the UK" from Sierra Leone, is how the Scottish Daily Mail reports on the allegations being faced by Pauline Cafferkey.

The Daily Record makes claims about a mother and daughter, who they say are "living the high life on profits from deadly blue plague pills" as they flaunt cash "like lottery winners".

A photograph of Britain's Brownlee brothers showing off their gold and silver medals is featured on the front of The Scottish Sun after their "triathlon triumph" on another day of glory for Team GB in Rio.

On the same story and under the headline Brothers in Arms, the Daily Star of Scotland writes that Alistair Brownlee retained his Olympic gold in the triathlon while younger sibling Jonny upgraded his bronze from London 2012 to silver in Rio.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing on a Dundee street, reports The Courier.

The Press and Journal says a "callous" thief who befriended a stroke victim, used his bank card to steal almost all his savings.

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