Good morning – here are the top 10 news stories in Scotland this morning:
Jobless total falls but recession taking toll (The Herald)
Charity body denies being front for SNP (The Herald)
New chief for merged Scottish fire service (BBC Scotland)
Mike Russell ‘must relax deplorable university admission rules’ (Daily Telegraph)
Major fine due for Scottish Borders Council records breach (BBC Scotland)
RBS to face US rate-fixing probe (The Scotsman)
The Scottish Parliament is in its summer recess.