image caption“Sturgeon warns: don’t visit England” is the headline in the i, which leads with the first minister singling out Blackpool as a “high risk” area for Scots. Nicola Sturgeon yesterday urged Old Firm fans not travel to the seaside town to watch Saturday’s match.
image captionThe Press and Journal features a picture of the “Welcome to Scotland” sign as it reports the country could follow Wales in a bid to keep coronavirus at bay. The potential move comes after it emerged at least 180 new positive tests have been linked to Blackpool holidays.
image captionThe first minister is considering “drastic action” to combat the spread of Covid-19 and is looking into a travel ban for the north of England. The Daily Telegraph also reports Prime Minister Boris Johnson is demanding round-the-clock Brexit talks as it became clear his no-deal deadline would be missed today.
image captionThe Scottish Daily Mail focuses on a potential UK travel ban. The paper reports First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed plans by her Welsh counterpart, Mark Drakeford, to stop people from parts of Britain with high rates of Covid-19 from travelling to Wales.
image captionThe Scottish Daily Express says Ms Sturgeon is studying the Welsh plans but reports, separately, the first minister faced a “backlash in Blackpool” after she urged Celtic and Rangers supporters not to travel to the Lancashire town to watch Saturday’s match.
image captionThe Scotsman also covers the potential travel ban under a striking picture of pink-footed geese which have flown into Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve on their annual migration from Iceland.
image captionThe National leads with a new “bombshell” Ipsos MORI poll for STV in which a record 58% backed Scottish independence. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the findings and said: “I have never been more sure that independence is coming.”
image captionThe Times covers the same poll and features the headline: “Union under growing pressure”. The paper also reports students could submit coursework anonymously and attend seminars without being identified under guidance to tackle “foreign interference” in British universities.
image captionThe Herald leads with concerns from the care sector about Scotland’s “poorly managed” flu vaccination programme. The paper also reports patients have died from Covid-19 at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
image captionThe Glasgow Times also focuses on the flu vaccine and interviews one couple who have branded the handling of the programme as “a disgrace”.
image captionThe Evening Express leads with flu vaccine problems in the north of the country. The papers says NHS staff are struggling to cope as phonlines are inundated with calls and appointments have been missed after letters arrived late in the mail.
image captionThe Daily Record leads with the trial of former TV presenter John Leslie who has insisted he is not an “aggressive sexual monster” and described assault charges against him as “ludicrous”. The paper also features a picture of Scotland players celebrating during the country’s victory over the Czech Republic at Hampden.
image captionThe Scottish Sun also leads with the case against John Leslie. The paper reports Mr Leslie told a court he had never met the alleged victim and had never molested any women.
image captionThe Courier reports the Catholic Church has admitted it was to blame for the death of a 94-year-old man who died after falling from a Dundee care home window in 2017.
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News leads with council hopes to recruit an “army” of cleaners so it can reopen youth and community centres.
image caption“Wheel of misfortune” is the headline in the Evening Telegraph which reports Dundee’s big wheel ground to a halt due to a reported technical hitch.
image captionAnd the Daily Star splash says the first course to examine the history of Batman is set to get under way at Glasgow Clyde College next week. The “Dark Knight Classes” will cost “a bargain £50”.