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Scotland's papers: Hampden on lockdown and Obama visit

Most of Scotland's front pages feature the latest developments following the terrorist attack in Manchester, as well as Barack Obama's first visit to Scotland.

"Bank holiday ring of steel" is the headline in the Scottish Daily Mail, which says Britain faces an "unprecedented" terror lockdown over the weekend, including armed officers at the Scottish Cup final at Hampden.

The i newspaper says Britain's most senior counter-terror officer has urged people to "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves" this weekend after revealing that police are confident a "large part" of the cell behind the Manchester bombing has been arrested.

The Scottish Daily Express writes that security forces have now "smashed open" the Manchester bombing terror network.

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of an "absolutely monstrous" attempt to deflect blame for the attack from the bomber who killed 22 people, according to the Scotsman.

The Daily Telegraph covers the same issue, reporting that Theresa May accused Jeremy Corbyn of providing an "excuse for terrorism".

The Times says intelligence officers have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain as potential terrorist attackers.

A Muslim mother who escaped with her teenage daughter from the Manchester Arena bombing has condemned an apparent surge in Islamophobia, according to the Courier.

The Daily Record writes that Ariana Grande has vowed to sing in Manchester again to raise money for the victims of the atrocity at her concert.

The Sun writes that three men appeared in court on Friday, charged over an alleged "mass murder" plot to detonate a car bomb in central London.

Scottish Labour is facing a new discipline crisis on the eve of a visit by Jeremy Corbyn after some of its councillors allegedly skirted party rules to secure power with the aid of the Tories, according to The Herald.

The National leads with the headline "Wrong again Ruth", claiming that the leader of the Scottish Tories has three opposing policies on immigration.

The Press and Journal focuses on Aberdeen FC's bid to win an eighth Scottish Cup, as more than 20,000 Dons fans head for Hampden Park.

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