Scotland's papers: Brexit date row and 'tormented' wallaby

Downing Street's announcement that Article 50 will be triggered on 29 March has sparked a row with Scottish ministers, who complained that they found out the date from media reports, says The Scotsman.

The National also reports that Scottish ministers were not told about the announcement in advance, saying the Scottish government has been "treated with contempt".

The date of Brexit has been set for 29 March 2019 and a second independence referendum will be put on hold as Nicola Sturgeon "retreats on demands" according to The Scottish Daily Express.

The i newspaper also devotes its front page to the Article 50 announcement, urging its readers to "save the date".

The Herald says that Scottish schools are to be issued with fresh guidance amidst fears some pupils would leave school without any qualifications.

Volkswagen, Toyota and Tesco have joined the more than 250 companies that have suspended advertising deals with Google as the company apologised for failing to crack down on extremism, according The Times Scotland edition.

The Scottish Daily Mail says MSPs will "waste" two days of parliamentary time debating the SNP's "doomed bid" for a second independence referendum.

The Scottish Sun's front page asks "Roodunnit?" as the paper reports on the "sick" gang that broke into an animal park in Dumfries and chased a baby wallaby which later died.

A "danger dog" that bit its owner's neighbour has been saved from being put down after a pet psychologist told a court he was not a threat, reports the Daily Record.

The Royal Family are such big fans of BBC show Mrs Brown's Boys, they asked the corporation for a preview copy of the Christmas special so they could watch it before anyone else, reports the Daily Star.

Armed thieves forced their way into the home of an Inverness businessman before holding him at gunpoint and stealing cash, says the Press and Journal.

And The Courier says that a Raith Rovers player was an inch away from "disaster" after being struck by a coin during Saturday's crunch match against Dundee United.

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