image captionThe Scottish Daily Mail leads with a claim that “vast swathes” of Scotland are “likely” to be put into level 4 lockdown this week. The paper says the toughest of the five levels is to be implemented in much of west central Scotland when the weekly review takes place on Tuesday.
image captionThe Daily Telegraph’s Scottish edition chooses Boris Johnson entering self-isolation as its top story. The prime minister was asked to quarantine after being in close contact with a positive Covid-19 case. The paper claims the PM’s plans for a “reset” of No 10 have been thrown into “disarray” and Downing Street’s Covid-secure measures are also under scrutiny.
image captionIt’s the same story on the front page of the Metro which says that the PM is “well” and has no symptoms. The paper says Mr Johnson could be stuck at home until 26 November. The paper, like many others, also pays tribute to entertainer Des O’Connor who died on Sunday aged 88.
image captionThe i newspaper also runs with the prime minister’s self-isolation and claims he will be embarking on a “charm offensive” to rebuild relations with backbenchers while he remains inside Downing Street for the next fortnight. The claims an overhaul at No 10 follows “tears, tantrums and text messages” in a Downing Street “soap opera”.
image captionA Helensburgh woman who was allegedly denied a Covid home test and who later died from the virus, is the subject of the Daily Record’s front page. The report claims it took two weeks for her family to arrange a local test.
image captionThe top story in Monday’s Courier is the involvement of hundreds of people across Dundee and Fife in another Covid vaccine trial. NHS Tayside and Dundee University are running the study – the third vaccine trial to open in Scotland.
image captionBusiness owners have told the P&J they want tougher virus measures to only be applied to the areas with a high number of cases. Traders want a more tailored approach to shutting down hospitality.
image captionBrexit is the topic of choice in the Scottish Daily Express which claims that Boris Johnson is preparing to walk out of trade talks this week unless the EU gives up its “bullying demands”.
image captionThe Times claims further tensions have emerged in the SNP after senior figures rubbished a claim by Westminster leader Ian Blackford that a second independence referendum “must” take place in 2021. Mr Blackford said the Nationalists would have a platform to hold another ballot on separation “quickly” if they win the Scottish parliament election in May.
image captionThe National also features Mr Blackford’s comments, but the lead story says the Conservative party has been “warned” against trying to block a second independence referendum after a new poll revealed that nearly two-thirds of Scots want the Scottish government to organise the vote within the next parliamentary term.
image captionThe Scotsman leads with comments former prime minister Gordon Brown made on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show. Mr Brown said that “now was not the time” for Scotland to have a second independence referendum and he did not rule out leading the campaign to save the Union if it does happen.
image captionThe Herald’s exclusive says that solicitors want a 50% rise in legal aid fees amid claims the profession is in crisis. The paper says that work has “dried up” and staff have left during the Covid pandemic.
image captionIn the Glasgow Times, we learn that residents of flats that host famous pieces of public art have been hit with a repair bill of a quarter of a million pounds. Owners at Malta Terrace in the New Gorbals development have been told their roof must be completely replaced because the building was tiled with Spanish slates that are unsuitable for use in a Scottish climate.
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News talks to the “luckiest man alive” – 89-year-old Allan who has survived heart surgery, a near fatal crash and coronavirus.
image captionThe Evening Express leads with a local film director’s bid to bring a big-budget Hollywood film to the area.
image captionThe Scottish Sun shows concern over the new series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, saying the camp at Gwrych Castle is already being battered by driving rain and 50mph winds — with more forecast later this week. The paper says contingency plans are being made for the British weather issues.
image captionAnd the Daily Star leads with the headline “Look out Ern… he’s going to sing,” as it remembers the late Des O’Connor’s career.