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The Papers: Bifab workers' redundancy 'dismay'

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The Courier leads with the news that staff at the BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and Lewis will be handed redundancy notices today.

Management at the yards told the trades unions on Monday that they will be issuing redundancy notices to the core workforce.

The Oxfam scandal dominates many of Tuesday's front pages, including The Times Scotland which claims Oxfam chief, Mark Goldring, knew of sex claims and failed to act on allegations that a woman was coerced to have sex in return for aid in a disaster zone.

The Daily Telegraph's Scottish edition features the charity's former head of safeguarding claiming that teenage volunteers at UK shops had been abused and overseas staff had traded aid for sex.

The i also runs with the resignation of Oxfam's chief executive Penny Lawrence, who said "I am ashamed that this happened on my watch."

The Scottish Daily Mail continues with the new claims of abuse in the charity's UK shops.

The paper says "abuse is rife in British Oxfam shops with 123 cases of alleged sexual harassment and no criminal record checks for 23,000 volunteers".

The Scotsman is talking about council spending on roads.

It says councils across Scotland have cut roads maintenance funding by 20% over the past seven years in response to pressure on their budgets.

The Herald also leads with this story, warning that current levels of spending will be "insufficient" to tackle a £1.2bn maintenance backlog.

The Scottish Daily Express' top story examines the number of people who have lost their lives on Scotland's hills.

The paper says the death toll on Scotland's mountains this year was feared to have risen to five as hopes faded for yet another hillwalker.

The Scottish Sun carries more revelations from jail where murderer Ian Huntley claims he was the victim of an attempted murder bid by another inmate.

The Daily Record tells the story of Scottish footballer Derek Lyle who shouted at police "I will kill you and whoever did my da" when he tried to get into pub that was taped off as a crime scene.

The Queen of the South player was refused entry to the Campsie Bar after hearing his relatives had allegedly been attacked inside.

The National says the establishment of an independent Scottish Statistics Agency could end Scotland's data desert and put the annual GERS controversy to bed.

And the Daily Star of Scotland leads with the French rugby team's involvement with the police in Edinburgh.

Members of the team were questioned over an incident at a city centre bar but no crime was found to have been committed.

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