Scotland's papers: Tributes to 'Lion King' Billy McNeill

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image copyrightDaily Record
image captionAn iconic image of Celtic legend Billy McNeill lifting the European Cup in Lisbon dominates the front page of the Daily Record next to the headline "Hail Cesar". The paper also has an eight-page tribute pullout to the "Lion King".
image copyrightThe Herald
image captionThe Herald remembers the incredible life of Billy McNeill, a man it describes as "Cesar, Lisbon Lion and legend". The paper also reports the prime minister will "block" any bid for a new Scottish independence referendum.
image copyrightScottish Sun
image captionThe Scottish Sun carries extensive tributes to Billy McNeill after his death at the age of 79. The paper's coverage highlights a request by the footballer's family for his life to be celebrated. A statement urged supporters to "tell his stories and sing his songs".
image copyrightThe Scotsman
image captionA picture of Billy McNeill being held aloft by his Celtic teammates after a cup triumph at Hampden features on the front page of The Scotsman. The paper also carries an exclusive report about concerns over new legislation which some politicians fear will change the definition of what it means to be male or female.
image copyrightDaily Star
image captionThe Daily Star also leads with the death of "Captain Fantastic" Billy McNeill after the defender's long battle with dementia.
image copyrightThe Times
image captionThe Times reports MPs have been "shamed" into action on climate change by 16-year-old Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg. The paper also features tributes to Billy McNeill, the first British man to lift the European Cup.
image copyrightScottish Daily Mail
image captionThe Scottish Daily Mail claims "rip-off" fuel prices are costing Britain's drivers £5m a day and reports US President Donald Trump will face a "hate mob" on his state visit to the UK. It also features tributes to the "extraordinary life" of Billy McNeill and describes the Celtic great as "the most humble of superstars".
image copyrightDaily Telegraph
image captionPrime Minister Theresa May has defied ministers and the US by giving the green light to a Chinese telecoms giant to supply technology for Britain's 5G network, according to the Daily Telegraph.
image copyrightScottish Daily Express
image captionFormer Conservative Minister Ann Widdecombe is returning to frontline politics as a Brexit Party candidate, reports the Scottish Daily Express. The paper also remembers Celtic icon Billy McNeill after the club announced his death on Tuesday.
image copyrightThe National
image captionThe National leads with a report on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's independence update which it claims "will set out Scotland's way forward".
image copyrightThe Courier
image captionThe Courier's Angus & The Mearns edition features pictures of the women and two men accused of murdering Arbroath oil worker Steven Donaldson. The paper published the images after the Crown completed its case at the High Court in Edinburgh.
image copyrightPress and Journal
image captionAirport bosses have expressed concern that delaying cuts to air passenger duty will hamper efforts to attract more flights to Aberdeen, according to the Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire edition of the Press and Journal.

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