Scotland

Scotland's papers: Sturgeon's Hogmanay message of hope

Image caption Brexit dominates the front pages again with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon using her new year address to hail Scotland’s reputation for offering a warm welcome to visitors as something that “has never been more important” ahead of the big changes facing the country.
Image caption The National also carries the first minister’s message accompanied by pictures of some of the EU citizens living in Scotland.
Image caption The rise in the number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel continues to make the front pages. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, newly returned from holiday, has written an article in the Daily Telegraph explaining that there are "no easy answers" to the problem.
Image caption The same story leads the i, with the headline "Tory enemies circle Javid". A sub-headline says Mr Javid is trying to minimise any damage to his Conservative leadership credentials.
Image caption The Times says that senior Conservatives have accused the home secretary of not doing enough to tackle the issue.
Image caption The Express leads with a message from European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker telling the UK to “get your act together” over leaving the EU.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail leads with its own NHS campaign - it says 30,000 of its readers have signed up to volunteer for the organisation since 1 December.
Image caption A call for funeral directors to cut their fees for the poorest is the story leading on the front page of the Dundee edition of The Courier.
Image caption The Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin is celebrating its 200th anniversary tomorrow and the Moray edition of the Press and Journal is reporting how the building’s distinctive dome is set to undergo a refurbishment.
Image caption Two days after reports of the nightclub attack on Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard and his brother Curtis, the pair of professional dancers are interviewed by The Sun. The paper carries pictures of their badly bruised faces, with the headline "Club thugs could have killed us".
Image caption And Strictly also gets a mention on the front page of the Daily Star. It carries claims from Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner that the ITV show has so many "randy couplings backstage" that it makes the so-called "curse of Strictly" look tame.
Image caption New figures showing that around £230,000 in compensation has been paid to teachers as a result of classroom attacks is leading The Scotsman.
Image caption The Daily Record is reporting the suggestion that a powerful gust of wind was to blame for the fatal minibus crash in the Borders.

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