Scotland's papers: Exam 'lottery' and Begbie's back

The Scotsman reports a think-tank study that found pupils face a "lottery" at schools across Scotland for the number of exams they are allowed to sit.

The Herald says academics have calculated that welfare cuts announced by George Osborne since last year's general election will cost Scots £1.1bn a year by 2020.

Nicola Sturgeon and one of the new intake of MSPs at Holyrood have written to Home Secretary Theresa May urging her to reconsider the case for allowing a young Australian family to remain in Scotland, reports The National.

The woman appointed to lead an independent inquiry into Labour antisemitism joined the party hours before it began, raising questions over the impartiality of the review, according to The Times.

The Scottish Daily Mail claims a writer and former actress has had relationships with two SNP MPs. The Scottish Sun leads with the same story describing it as an "affair love triangle" and claiming the woman "swapped one Nat for another".

The Scottish Daily Express features an image of Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who has spoken of his daily battle with Type 2 diabetes - and described himself as a "total idiot" for not controlling his diet as a young man.

The so-called "football flares" thrown by some fans at matches burn at 3000C and are powerful enough to melt steel, prompting police fears that the dangerous craze is getting out of control, reports The Daily Record.

The Scottish Sun features an image of actor Robert Carlyle in Edinburgh on its front page and says "lock up your valuables and hide all the drinking glasses". Trainspotting legend Begie is on the loose again.

The Daily Star of Scotland claims the fear of a terror attack is pushing Britons to chose "safe" Spain as a holiday destination this year.

Missing Shaun Ritchie turns 22 today, says the Press and Journal. Why do we still not know what happened to him 18 months ago?

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