Scotland

Scotland's papers: Michael Gove's return and teenager drugs death

Many of Scotland's front pages focus on Michael Gove's return to the Cabinet after Prime Minister Theresa May appointed him as environment secretary.

The Herald says Mrs May is risking "Cabinet tensions" as Mr Gove makes his "shock" return to government.

The Daily Telegraph's take is that Mrs May made the appointment as a way of heading off a potential leadership challenge and consolidating support for a hard Brexit.

"Gove is back as May tries to rebuild" is the headline in the i newspaper, which says the move will be a way of reassuring Tory Eurosceptics

The Courier also leads with the story of Mr Gove's appointment, saying it is further evidence that Mrs May needs to "shore up" her position.

The Scotsman reports former chancellor George Osborne's comments that the prime minister is a "dead woman walking" who could be ousted in a "matter of days".

The National takes a similar line with a front page image of Mrs May and the headline "Dead May walking".

Mrs May "tore up" the controversial Conservative manifesto as the price for Cabinet support for her leadership, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The Daily Express reports that Cabinet ministers are rallying around a "beleaguered" prime minister in a desperate attempt to halt bitter Tory in-fighting over her leadership.

The Scottish Sun reports on the 14-year-old girl who died at the weekend after a suspected drug overdose.

A banned neo-Nazi group involved in terrorism are behind a new extreme right-wing organisation recruiting in Scotland, says the Daily Record.

The Daily Star leads with the story of ex-Top Gear star Richard Hammond who was rushed to hospital after a "horror crash".

And The Press and Journal says new punctuality figures show that rail services to the far north are by far the worst-performing in Scotland.

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