Scotland

Scotland's papers: Pension age 'shock'

The Scottish government says people living in Scotland will be hit "disproportionately hard" by the UK government's decision to raise the state pension age from 67 to 68, reports The Herald.

The i newspaper says the "surprise move" to raise the pension age will affect six million people who are currently in their mid-40s.

The Scottish edition of The Daily Telegraph is devoted to the list published by the BBC on Wednesday of the top-earning stars at the corporation, saying male presenters are facing a pay cut.

The Scottish Daily Mail says the publication of the list has sparked a "mutiny" from the BBC's female stars over the difference in pay to their male counterparts.

"Awkward" is the headline on the front page of the Scottish Sun, which pictures BBC Breakfast presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin, saying the list has exposed the pay gap between the pair.

Downing Street has pledged to respect "the spirit and the letter" of the UK's devolution settlement during the Brexit process in a bid to head off a possible constitutional crisis, reports The Scotsman.

It has emerged that comic book hero Mark Millar has offered to the pay the legal costs of two pensioners locked up for protesting Trident, according to The National.

The Daily Record says a four-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car twice and left for dead by a driver who failed to stop.

The Press and Journal says police have charged two more men over the fatal stabbing in Fraserburgh.

And The Courier leads with the story of a father's frantic efforts to save his daughter from drowning off the Angus coast.

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