image captionSeveral of Scotland’s papers lead with plans for a mass rollout of Covid vaccinations at the turn of the year. The Daily Record says one million Scots will be vaccinated by the end of January, with Health Secretary Jeane Freeman saying the programme would bring hope to the whole country.
image captionThe Herald goes with the same line, with the health secretary saying the Scottish government plans to vaccinate 4.4 million Scots over the age of 18 in the coming months.
image captionThe Press and Journal says frontline NHS staff and care workers will get the vaccine first, while government plans for family gatherings over Christmas are also set to be announced.
image captionThe Scotsman says the vaccination campaign will begin with a delivery of 320,000 doses in the first week of December.
image captionThe Metro reports that the first jabs will be given out within a fortnight in what the government has said will be the biggest civilian logistical challenge in modern history.
image captionAs well as carers and NHS workers, people over 80 will be among the first to receive the jabs, according to The Daily Express. The government hopes 4.4 million Scots will be vaccinated by the spring.
image captionThe i says drive-through and walk-in centres will be used to distribute the vaccine, with the first Scots receiving it “within weeks”.
image captionThe Courier says health officials are hopeful some people may even be able to be vaccinated in their own home, depending on the properties of the drug.
image caption“New jab joy,” is the Daily Star’s headline. The newspaper says a third Covid-19 vaccine – developed in the UK – is safe and especially effective on the over-65s.
image captionAway from the vaccination story, The Daily Mail leads with Nicola Sturgeon being warned the new travel ban which comes into force in Scotland this evening may be illegal and the government “is likely to be powerless to enforce it”.
image captionThe Nationals says Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of “totally inappropriate” priorities after the prime minister announced a renewed commitment to Trident and a boost to military spending by £16.5bn over the next four years.
image captionThe Daily Telegraph leads on comments from Defence Secretary Ben Wallace that the armed forces must recruit “specialists” in fields such as cyber technology if they are to win future wars.
image captionThe Times reports that a Cabinet Office inquiry into allegations of bullying by Home Secretary Priti Patel found evidence that she broke the ministerial code. It says Boris Johnson will defend Ms Patel on Friday, pointing to the report’s conclusions that her actions may have have been “unintentional”.
image captionThe Scottish Sun gives over its front page to the launch of its festive campaign, in which it is backing a charity’s efforts to tackle child poverty.
image captionThe Edinburgh News says a “controversial” roads plan, which will mean extra cycle lanes in the city and more room for pedestrians, has been given the council go-ahead.
image captionThe Evening Express leads with a 39-year-old man appearing in court over the theft of an ambulance in Kemnay in Aberdeenshire.
image captionThe Glasgow Times reports on claims that residents are living in fear because of gangs selling so-called street Valium from a block of flats in the city’s Maryhill.