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Scotland's papers: Prince Harry's delight at baby boy

Image caption Most of the front pages picture a beaming Prince Harry as he announced the birth of his son on Monday. "It's a boy!" declares the Express, reporting that the baby weighed 7lb 3oz (3.2kg). The paper also quotes from the statement Prince Harry gave to cameras in the grounds of Windsor Castle after the birth.
Image caption The Sun says the birth - which happened "on the stroke of sunrise" - "hailed a new dawn for the Royals". The paper notes that it marks the arrival of the Royal Family's first mixed-race baby, ending "weeks of fevered anticipation".
Image caption The Daily Mail reports that the baby was delivered at "an exclusive London hospital" - thought to be the Portland - although the duchess had hoped for a home birth. The paper says the royal couple were driven to the hospital on Sunday afternoon with Meghan's mother, Doria, and were back at their Windsor home "within hours of the dawn birth".
Image caption The Telegraph describes Prince Harry as "boyish in his enthusiasm" as he confirmed the arrival of his son, after what it describes as "a few hours of private, blissful joy". "It was classic Harry: unbuttoned, excited, gloriously himself", the paper says.
Image caption The Scotsman also carries a picture of a beaming Prince Harry. But it leads with the claim that Nicola Sturgeon is facing mounting pressure to ditch a government policy that would cut tax on flights. It follows the first minister's public commitment to tackle the climate change "emergency".
Image caption The Herald also splits its front page between news of the royal baby and environmental issues. The paper leads with a scientific report from the United Nations which says one million species of animals and plants face extinction as wildlife and habitats disappear "at an alarming rate" around the world.
Image caption The Times reports that scientists have "debunked" the theory that the amount of time teenagers spend on social media has a major impact on their happiness. Researchers at Oxford University dismissed claims that over-use of social media could be linked to mental health problems in what it describes as "the most comprehensive study yet".
Image caption The National accuses Ruth Davidson of changing her mind on whether the UK government should block a second Scottish independence referendum. It quotes the Scottish Tory leader, in July 2016, saying indyref2 should not be denied. But it says she "no longer agrees with herself" on the issue.
Image caption The Daily Record says Hollywood star Hugh Jackman tucked into a pizza crunch and a deep-fried Mars Bar at a Scottish chip shop but admitted he wasn't a fan. The actor and singer is in Scotland for a three-night run of his stage show at the Hydro in Glasgow.
Image caption The Courier's Perthshire edition leads with calls for dualling on the A9 to be completed "as quickly as possible" after an 81-year-old woman died in a crash on a single carriage stretch of the road between Dunkeld and Pitlochry.
Image caption The Press and Journal's north-east edition leads with a gang of "disgusting" thieves leaving a scout group facing a bill for thousands of pounds after stripping lead from their hut roof.
Image caption The Daily Star has a story about Line of Duty star Polly Walker on its front page. The paper reports that the actress - who plays lawyer Gill Biggeloe in the BBC One drama - has stripped off for a string of roles in the past.

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