Scotland

Scotland's papers: Indy currency and 'fat-shamed' Scots

Nicola Sturgeon insists that Scotland will continue to use the pound and seek to become a full member of the European Union if it becomes independent, The Herald reports.

The Scotsman says the first minister has been accused of a "deceitful proposition" in seeking a second independence referendum while a majority of Scots oppose it.

Firms that use self-employed workers to avoid paying sickness, pension and maternity benefits are facing a government crackdown, according to The Times.

GPs are to warn their patients that they are fat during routine surgery visits under new government proposals, says the Scottish Daily Mail.

The first minister has said the timing of a second independence referendum should not be determined by what is "convenient" for Theresa May, but by what is right for the Scottish people, reports The National.

The Scottish Daily Express says Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing demands to ditch a planned tax raid on pensions to plug a £2bn black hole in his finances.

The Daily Record has a story about the great-grandson of a murdered pensioner, who has learned that her teenage killer struck a deal to avoid being charged for raping her.

The i newspaper reports the comments of Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson, who has said that holding another independence referendum is not the will of the Scottish people.

The "secret" father of murdered backpacker Danielle McLaughlin has revealed his anguish at her killing on the front page of The Scottish Sun.

Eastenders star Danny Dyer has been spotted with a black eye, according to the Daily Star.

House sales across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are on the up for the first time in three years as the region emerges from the oil slump, reports The Press and Journal.

And The Courier says that a nursing crisis affecting Perth Royal Infirmary has seen 12 operations "deferred" in a matter of days after health bosses admitted they could no longer cope.

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