Scotland's papers: 'Start Edinburgh festival in July'

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Edinburgh's main festivals should be run to coincide fully with Scottish school holidays, the capital's new culture chief has told The Scotsman.

Donald Wilson said the move would ensure more families can take part and it would give the city's residents more of a "sense of ownership" of the festivals.

The Herald reports that European migrants could hold the key to a "yes" vote on Scottish independence if a referendum can be held before Brexit.

The conclusions of the report by the Scottish Centre of European Relations also leads The National.

A serial rapist who targeted a mother and her underage daughter while on bail is back behind bars, according to the Daily Record splash. Edward Hunter, 42, of Carronshore, Falkirk, was found guilty of 10 offences against four victims after trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Meanwhile The Press and Journal reports that a man lost his thumb in a fight in street in Inverness. A video of the brawl, which took place in broad daylight, has been viewed thousands of times on social media, it adds.

The Courier says nearly a fifth of Scotland's coastline is at "serious risk of erosion". It adds that swathes of the Tayside and Fife coastline are in danger from rising sea levels.

Holidaymakers are facing a weekend of "travel misery", warns the I. And it reports that passengers caught up in delays at European airports are unlikely to be compensated if they miss their flights.

There's another warning for British tourists in The Times, which reports that travellers have been urged to be vigilant after a group of Spanish anarchists against mass tourism vowed to take direct action.

An interview with Theresa May's former advisor, Nick Timothy, leads The Daily Telegraph. He stood down after the Conservatives lost their majority in the June election, having co-authored the party's manifesto.

Prince Harry is beginning a "romantic break" in Africa with his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, to celebrate her 36th birthday, according to The Scottish Sun.

And the Scottish Daily Mail reports on a backlash from National Trust volunteers asked to wear "gay pride badges". It claims at least 75 unpaid staff at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk are "in revolt" over the order.

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