Scotland

Scottish papers: PM's admission and wedding venue spat

Scotland's front pages are dominated by the prime minister's admission that he did benefit from shares in an offshore trust. The Scotsman says David Cameron and his wife Samantha owned shares in the offshore trust set up by his late father, before selling them for £30,000 in 2010.

The National covers the story by saying the political career of Prime Minister David Cameron was on a knife edge last night after he finally admitted that he made a killing from his late Scottish father's tax-avoiding offshore fund.

Meanwhile, The Times claims that Mr Cameron's admission is an unprecedented disclosure of private financial affairs by any prime minister.

The Scottish Daily Mail says Mr Cameron revealed he held shares while an opposition MP, but sold them before entering No 10 six years ago. The paper also prints a letter from a Scottish pensioner on its front page, which claims the plight of pensioner's is such, they are "better off dead than alive".

In other news, The Herald says UKIP has been as plunged into a racism storm within hours of launching its Holyrood election campaign after pictures emerged of a prominent party activist cavorting with a "blacked up" face.

A Bulgarian heroin addict has been found guilty of using a frying pan to murder a jeweller who became "like a father" to him, reports The Scottish Daily Express and The Daily Star of Scotland.

The Daily Record claims that Islamic extremists are congratulating an alleged killer in a series of sickening online comments following the death of shopkeeper Asad Shah in Glasgow.

A "knife thug" who boasted he had fathered 14 kids by the age of 26 claimed yesterday he ducked community service because it hurt his back, says The Scottish Sun.

The Courier says well-wishers have rallied around a Fife bride-to-be who was left in tears after her venue criticised her on social media.

Cash-strapped Aberdeenshire Council has collected a meagre £400 in litter fines over the past five years - despite having two officers trained to dish out penalties, reports The Press and Journal.

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