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Scotland's papers: 'Desperate' Corbyn and funfair survivor

The Scottish government is in private talks with Gibraltar about a "radical plan" to keep parts of the UK in the European Union despite last week's Brexit vote, writes The Herald.

Meanwhile, The Scotsman says Nicola Sturgeon will seek cross-party support from MSPs at Holyrood today to strengthen her hand in talks with EU leaders to secure Scotland's place in the bloc.

Support for Theresa May has soared, making her more popular than Boris Johnson in the race to become Tory leader, a poll for The Times shows.

However, the Scottish Daily Express claims that Boris Johnson has offered Theresa May a top Cabinet role in bid to turn the Tory leadership race into a "coronation".

The "fight for Scotland to be a sovereign nation" has been renewed after more senior Labour figures shifted their stance and the party began exploring the option of a federal UK, says The National.

The Scottish Daily Mail writes that Labour is threatening to split in two as 46 of its most senior MPs resigned in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's "disastrous handling of the EU referendum".

The Daily Record leads with a firsthand account by a victim of the devastating crash at M&D's theme park ride in which ten people were hurt, and says the doomed Tsunami ride was closed for repairs twice in the week before the accident,

The Daily Star of Scotland has the same witness account from 19-year-old Katie McArdle, who is reported in the paper as saying she "thought she was going to die" when the rollercoaster malfunctioned on Sunday.

There is "revulsion", says the Press and Journal, at the revelations dead babies were cremated alongside the bodies of unknown adults at a crematorium in Aberdeen.

A rise in the number of "out of control" dogs in Tayside has been described as "deeply worrying" and a "situation that must be addressed", reports The Courier.

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