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Scotland's papers: Soldier death and MoD Clyde frigates 'promise'

Nationalist politicians and shipbuilding unions have "reacted furiously" after the Ministry of Defence admitted there was no start date to build a Type 26 frigate fleet on the Clyde, despite "promises" being made during the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, reports The Scotsman.

The National leads with the same story and writes that an "indefinite delay" in the building of the frigates for the Royal Navy would be an "absolute disgrace" and a "betrayal" of shipyard workers on the Clyde.

In other news, The Times of Scotland leads with claims from the director of the Edinburgh International Festival, who has said that the vote to leave the European Union has undermined the very foundation on which the event was built.

Ministry of Defence chiefs will be questioned by MPs over the death of a Scots soldier on a training exercise in Wales, just three years after three reservists died in almost identical circumstances, claims the Scottish Daily Mail.

On the same story, the Daily Star of Scotland says Josh Hoole, a senior NCO, collapsed while on the Brecon Beacons on Tuesday morning.

The Scottish Sun leads with claims over the deaths of three people at a high-rise in Aberdeen and says a man "butchered his ex-girlfriend and her neighbour" before leaping 130ft to his death from a 12th-floor flat.

The Daily Record reports on a heartbroken mother who mourned the death of a stillborn baby son for five years only to learn that the child was in fact a girl.

Police probing the murder of 42-year-old Darren Adie from Fife are combing scrubland for clues to the killing, reports The Courier.

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