Scotland's papers: Migrant mayday and Shell job cuts

Scotland's oil and gas sector is reeling from yet another hammer blow after Shell announced plans to slash its UK workforce by a fifth, writes The Scotsman.

Health services and charities should routinely ask men and women if they plan to get pregnant and schools should put parenting on the curriculum, to help prevent babies being born into bad circumstances, reports The Herald.

The Times says British special forces fired a missile to destroy an Islamic State truck packed with explosives in Libya this month - in what is the first evidence that they have a combat role against Isis in Libya.

A community-owned distillery at the heart of a crowdfunding drive could help a young Australian family's case to remain in Scotland after the man behind it offered a job to the woman threatened with deportation, says The National.

Former BBC Breakfast host Sian Williams has revealed for the first time that she has had a double mastectomy after a fight with breast cancer, writes The Scottish Daily Mail.

The Scottish Daily Express says a British man wanted on suspicion of murdering a Scottish woman in Spain has been arrested after allegedly sailing into a marina with a yacht full of illegal immigrants.

An image of a sinking boat in the Mediterranean features on many of Thursday's front pages. The Scottish Sun carries the story and reports that at least five people have died and more than 550 required rescuing after a large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya.

The Daily Record leads with the story of a woman who faces jail after using an electric dog collar on a young child. Army veteran Lanna Monaghan was convicted at the High Court in Edinburgh of inflicting a catalogue of cruelty.

A farmer has won the right to stop making payments to his local council in a deal that was part of a planning application, says The Press and Journal.

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