Scotland's papers: 'Shameful' street clashes and school turmoil

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The Herald
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The Herald leads with a warning from Education Secretary John Swinney that schools are unlikely to return to normal until next summer. The paper also pictures protesters in Glasgow's George Square as they gathered to "protect" a statue of Robert Peel.
Scotsman
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"Home schooling will be the new normal for Scots pupils" is the headline on the front page of The Scotsman. The paper reports that next year's exams could be pushed back.
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The Times says parents face prosecution if they keep their children at home rather than send them back to school. Scottish schools will reopen on 11 August with a "blended" learning model.
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The coronavirus school closures are putting a generation of children at risk of obesity, reports The Scottish Daily Mail.
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The Press and Journal reports comments from the Aberdeenshire Council education chief, who says that the current back-to-school plan is "like doing a jigsaw puzzle without a picture".
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The Glasgow Times carries a special report on the Glasgow statue protests, saying that the first minister called the action "shameful".
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The National also reports Nicola Sturgeon's condemnation of the Glasgow protests at the weekend, picturing the protesters and police in George Square.
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The Daily Express says missiles were thrown at police as "violence broke out" over the statues in George Square.
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"We can't Photoshop our history" is the headline on the front page of the Daily Telegraph. The paper carries a warning from Boris Johnson about Britain "distorting" its past.
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The Daily Record launches a new series on Scotland's unsolved murders with the story of a mother who has waited 37 years to see justice for her murdered daughter.
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The i newspaper reports that the Scottish Covid-19 lockdown is ready to be eased again later this week.
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Aviation staff across Tayside and Fife fear the industry is in "complete freefall" with jobs at risk, reports The Courier.
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The Daily Star says that Ally McCoist and Alan Brazil will be appearing in the the TV show Celebrity Hunted.
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The Evening Telegraph has the story of a woman who says her mother is "rotting away with no dignity or care".
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The Edinburgh Evening News carries a warning that the capital is facing the slowest economic recovery in Scotland, with tourism, hospitality and higher education all deeply affected by the pandemic.
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The Evening Express leads with tributes to a 30-year-old mother who died suddenly.

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