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Scotland's papers: NHS held to ransom

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Several of the Scotland's newspapers lead with the cyber-attack that affected services run by most of Scotland's health boards.

The Scotsman reports that health professionals were forced to use pen and paper - and their mobiles - in order to treat patients.

The Scottish Daily Mail says desperate NHS staff urged patients to stay away from A&E unless it was an emergency.

Cyber-experts were left stunned by the scale of the worldwide ransomware attack, reports the Herald.

National Hacked Service is how the Sun's headline writers summed up the incident.

Patients were facing a "weekend of chaos" in the NHS as security services hunted an international criminal gang that crippled dozens of hospitals with a cyber-attack, says The Times Scotland.

The National has chosen a different lead, saying that Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is facing questions about how the fishing industry will be treated during the Brexit negotiations.

Prominent on the front page of the Daily Record is a photo posted on Facebook by the pregnant fiancé of missing Fife airman Corrie McKeague with the message: "Your daddy would be proud of you."

The i newspaper carries claims by an education expert that abolishing a survey of literacy and numeracy makes it impossible to measure performance in schools.

The Press and Journal Aberdeenshire edition features a picture of a "historic" street in the heart of the Granite City being ripped up in readiness for a redevelopment.

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