image captionThe Scotsman leads with Alex Salmond’s written evidence to the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish government’s mishandling of complaints against him. The newspaper says the former first minister has demanded the resignation of those involved in the “botched handling” of the complaints.
image caption“They tried to destroy me” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, the newspaper saying that Mr Salmond has alleged there was a “malicious and concerted” attempt to see him removed from public life, or even imprisoned.
image captionThe Daily Express says that the “bitter war of words” between Mr Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon has now “exploded” into a threat to the first minister’s position after the publication of the evidence on Monday evening.
image captionMr Salmond has accused a string of senior SNP and Scottish government figures of trying to have him imprisoned, says The National, which also reports that Ms Sturgeon has hit back at the “conspiracy claims”.
image captionThe Daily Record says the submission to the inquiry is a “bombshell”, adding that the “gang of four” senior SNP figures he has accused of plotting against him includes Ms Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell.
image captionThe Times devotes its front page to Boris Johnson’s “one-way road to freedom” as he announced a plan to ease lockdown restrictions in England over the next few months, the newspaper declaring that “the end is in sight”.
image captionThe Herald says that Nicola Sturgeon will be “playing it safe” as she reveals her gradual easing of lockdown in Scotland later, ahead of a return to localised restrictions.
image captionThe Daily Telegraph also picks up on the prime minister’s “one-way road to freedom” comment, marking the milestones Mr Johnson wants to hit between 8 March and 21 June, when all limits on social contact and gatherings in England will be scrapped.
image captionMs Sturgeon has warned that Scotland’s exit from lockdown will be “sure and steady” and “a bit slow” in the weeks ahead, reports the Daily Mail.
image captionThe i says there will be “four steps to freedom” in the prime minister’s plan to ease restrictions in England, starting with a mass return to school from 8 March.
image captionThe Sun refers to a study which shows “major drops” in serious illness after just one Covid vaccine dose, telling the first minister that “things are looking up, Nic”.
image captionThe first minister has pledged a “family-first” route out of lockdown with Scotland’s path to normality “broadly similar” to the rest of the UK, reports the Press and Journal.
image caption“Danger to life” is the headline on the front page of the Daily Star, the newspaper saying that a 36-hour “deluge” is due to hit Scotland.
image captionA boy of 10 has flown into a “hotel lockdown nightmare” with his dad forced to pay more than £2,000 to be reunited with his son in quarantine, reports the Edinburgh Evening News.
image captionThe Evening Express says a historic pub and hotel in Maryculter, Aberdeenshire, has gone “up in smoke”.
image captionThe Evening Telegraph reports on a mother’s “relief” after her sons survived a fatal crash.
image captionFears for the future of breast cancer care have been raised after the boss of NHS Tayside said he could not guarantee the services would continue, reports The Courier.
image captionThe Glasgow Times says Celtic Football Club has demanded “strong action” after “disgusting sectarian” abuse is aimed at one of its players on social media.
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