Scotland's papers: Family killed in crash and exam results blame

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image copyrightDaily Record
image captionThe Daily Record pictures a family of four who were killed in a crash near Fort William on Thursday. The parents and young children were in a Mini Cooper involved in the incident on the A82 at Torlundy just after 17:30.
image copyrightThe Scottish Sun
image captionThe Scottish Sun also leads with the same pictures after tributes were paid to the "perfect, happy family". The A82 around the scene of the crash was closed for 11 hours to allow for a police investigation and officers have appealed for witnesses.
image copyrightThe Herald
image captionCuts to subject specialists, advisers and teacher support networks could be behind the dip in exam performance, according to The Herald. The paper was the only one to lead with Scotland's declining results after the analysis was posted on the government's website at 20:00 on Thursday.
image copyrightThe Scotsman
image captionThe Scotsman leads with Prince Harry who is to host a summit on sustainable and ethical tourism in Edinburgh. It will be his last series of official duties as it emerged last night that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to stop using their "SussexRoyal" brand from spring 2020.
image copyrightGlasgow Times
image captionThe Glasgow Times reports that a US evangelical preacher is suing a city venue after it cancelled his appearance this coming May. Franklin Graham, the eldest son of late preacher Billy Graham, has said in the past that he believes homosexuality is a "sin".
image copyrightThe National
image captionThe National leads with an interview with Nasar Meer - professor of race, identity and citizenship at the University of Edinburgh - on an audience member who appeared on Question Time. Mr Meer described the woman's statement on closing borders "completely" as an "incitement to racial hatred".
image copyrightThe Daily Telegraph
image captionConsumers trying offset their carbon emissions risk being deceived in the "Wild West" of the unregulated carbon market, the Daily Telegraph reports. The paper questions the legitimacy of various offsetting schemes - and says trees are being cut down at some "tree-planting" projects.
image copyrightIpaper
image captionThe i leads with former prime minister Gordon Brown, who spoke at a conference on the future of the Union in Newcastle. Mr Brown has called for a "Northern insurgency" to reform the UK, with Scotland teaming up with the North of England to reject London-centric attitudes, the paper reports.
image copyrightEdinburgh Evening News
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News leads with claims from an MSP regarding a new cancer centre at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital which was previously scheduled to open in 2025 but is now being delayed by five years.
image copyrightScottish Daily Express
image captionPensioners will be "dragged through the courts" if free TV licences for over-75s are scrapped as planned, campaigners claim in the Scottish Daily Express. Leading protester Lord Foulkes warns of "chaos" to come if the BBC fails to find a way to work out who is eligible to pay, the paper reports.
image copyrightScottish Daily Mail
image captionDavid Dimbleby's "savage attack" on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over attempts to curb the BBC licence fee makes a dramatic front page for the Scottish Daily Mail. In an interview with Germany's state TV channel, the veteran broadcaster accuses Mr Johnson of trying to control the media. Downing Street last night declined to comment.
image copyrightThe Courier
image captionA private nursery in Arbroath has closed after four members of staff were suspended amid a child protection police investigation, The Courier reports. The paper says the nursery has issued an apology to parents for the "unimaginable impact" of the closure on families.

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