2nd May 2020

In_pictures The papers: Top medic ‘defies’ lockdown and inside Salmond trial

In_pictures The papers: Top medic ‘defies’ lockdown and inside Salmond trial

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The Scottish Sun on Sunday

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The Scottish Sun on Sunday splashes an image of Scotland’s chief medical officer in Fife with her family, having “defied” lockdown advice. Dr Catherine Calderwood had tweeted a photo of her family from their main home in Edinburgh earlier this week.

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Scotland on Sunday

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Scotland on Sunday leads with an inside look at the trial of Alex Salmond by columnist Dani Garavelli. The paper also reports “fears elderly face discrimination” following the deaths of 13 residents at a care home in Glasgow – the facility is at the centre of a suspected virus outbreak. .

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Sunday Mail

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The Sunday Mail leads with an interview with Nicola Sturgeon’s mother, who says she feels very “protective” of her daughter and worries about the toll of the lockdown. Former Irvine councillor Joan Sturgeon told the paper: “We worry about the burden that she carries, as any parent would.”

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The Scottish Mail on Sunday

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The Scottish Mail on Sunday leads with the Queen’s address to the nation about the coronavirus, due on Sunday evening. “Those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any,” the paper reports that she will say.

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Scottish Sunday Express

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The same quote gives the Scottish Sunday Express its headline. The paper says that as the virus claims another 708 lives, including that of a child aged five, the Queen urges Britons to make their descendants proud amid the crisis.

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The Sunday Times

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The Queen’s call for the nation to be strong comes as 14% of doctors are off work due to the virus, according to the Sunday Times. The paper also says two thirds of people in Scotland, including half of those who voted for Brexit, want to see the withdrawal from the EU delayed while the country deals with the pandemic.

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The Herald on Sunday

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The Herald claims ministers were warned about measures to deal with a “more severe” pandemic and the need for mass testing 10 years ago. In response to the swine flu outbreak, Health Protection Scotland issued advice on the country’s ability to cope with a “long-lasting” pandemic, the paper reports.

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The Sunday Post

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The Sunday Post looks ahead to Monday when police officers with only two weeks’ basic training will be used to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown. It comes as Police Scotland struggles to cope with the number of officers self-isolating because they, or their families, have symptoms.

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Sunday National

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And The Sunday National leads with Nicola Sturgeon’s promise that all efforts are being made to control Covid-19 following the deaths at Burlington Court Care Home within one week.

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