Voter registration: A fifth of the Scottish electorate are reportedly being threatened with fines unless they provide their national insurance details to local authorities and re-register to vote. (Scotsman page 1)
Devolution: Gordon Brown has urged Labour not to support the devolution of all of income tax to Scotland and said that move, combined with English votes for English laws, was “anti-Scottish and anti-British”. (Scotsman page 1, Herald page 6, Mail page 6, P&J page 12)
Nicola Sturgeon: Research by TNS suggested that Nicola Sturgeon was trusted more than any other politician or party to delivery extra powers for Scotland. (Herald page 1)
Labour and Ukip: Andrew Whitaker in the Scotsman comments that Labour should take on Ukip rather than try to copy its policies.
Alex Salmond: Alex Salmond is reportedly considering standing as an MP at next year’s general election. (Mail page 6)
Alan Johnson: Owen Jones in the Guardian comments on reports than many Labour politicians want Alan Johnson to return to frontline politics.
Devo timescale: Professor Michael Keating warned MPs yesterday that the timescale for delivering new powers to Holyrood was rushed and that at least a year was needed, rather than the proposed four months. (P&J page 13)
Renting: The number of people in Scotland renting from private landlords more than doubled in the past decade according to new census data. (Herald page 9)
Airports: Glasgow and Aberdeen airports have been sold by Heathrow Airport Holdings to a consortium formed by Spain’s Ferrovial and Australia’s Macquarie. (Scotsman page 1, Herald page 4, Mail page 4, P&J page 1)
Life expectancy: Scottish men are reportedly closing the life expectancy gender gap. The average Scottish man now can expect to live until 76.9, a rise or 3.4 years over the past decade, while women can expect to live to 80.9 years, a rise of 2.1 years. Men born in the poorest parts of Scotland can expect to die 12 years earlier than the wealthier parts. (Scotsman page 13 , Herald page 4)
Catholic schools: Falkirk Council reportedly wants to reserve places at denominational schools for Catholics. (Herald page 10)