周四的許多頭版關注俄羅斯總統弗拉基米爾-普京威脅要在烏克蘭使用核武器。泰晤士報》說，美國總統喬-拜登譴責普京先生威脅要部署俄羅斯的核武庫，報道了他的聲明，即 "核戰爭是贏不了的，決不能打"。該報指出，普京先生在他自己對俄羅斯人民發表的罕見的電視講話中，在沒有證據的情況下聲稱西方國家本身進行了 "核訛詐"，並說 "這不是虛張聲勢"。
蘇格蘭每日郵報》報道說，儘管普京 "不顧一切地威脅 "要使用核武，但首相莉茲-特拉斯將警告普京 "他永遠不會贏"。該報稱，她將與拜登先生一起，在紐約的聯合國峰會上發表自己的講話，譴責這個 "俄羅斯暴君"，在那裡，這場危機最終主導了英美兩國領導人的首次雙邊會議。
據《新聞和雜誌》報道，在對 "質量問題 "的關注下，莫雷的健康和社會護理部門正在領導對國泰護理院進行大規模調查。這是在護理監察局對福雷斯護理院的護理質量提出一些擔憂之後發生的。國泰護理院的一位女發言人為這些問題道歉，並表示他們 "有信心 "解決這些問題。
Many of Thursday's front pages focus on Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. The Times says US President Joe Biden has condemned Mr Putin's threats to deploy Russia's nuclear arsenal, reporting on his declaration that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought". The paper notes that, in his own rare televised speech to the Russian people, Mr Putin claimed without evidence the West itself has engaged in "nuclear blackmail" and said "this is not a bluff".
Prime Minister Liz Truss will warn Mr Putin "he will never win" despite a "desperate threat" to go nuclear, the Scottish Daily Mail reports. The paper says she is set to join Mr Biden in denouncing the "Russian despot" at her own speech to a United Nations summit in New York, where the crisis ended up dominating the first bilateral meeting between the UK and US leaders.
The Daily Telegraph also leads with Ms Truss's first speech to the UN as prime minister, in which she will say the world is experiencing a "decisive moment in the history of freedom". The paper also reports that five British people captured by Russia have been released as part of a prisoner swap negotiated by Saudi Arabia.
The Scottish Daily Express leads on the UK government's plan to fix wholesale gas and electricity prices for firms for six months from 1 October, shielding businesses from crippling costs. The paper says following this announcement, industry leaders have said more must be done to ensure businesses do not "fall off a cliff" when the scheme ends next spring.
The number of of Scots firms that have gone bust has soared by over a third in one year, plunging businesses into a crisis sparked by soaring energy bills, according to The Herald. The paper says official data shows the numbers of Scots companies that have gone out of business has risen from 418 in the first nine months of last year to 646 over the same period this year. About 105 companies were made insolvent in Scotland last month - the highest monthly figure since the start of 2019 - and 33% higher than the August before Covid, in 2019.
Health and Social Care Moray is leading a large-scale inquiry at Cathay Care Home amid concerns over "quality issues", reports The Press and Journal. This comes after the Care Inspectorate raised some concerns about the quality of care at the Forres care home. A spokeswoman for Cathay Care Home apologised for the issues and said they are "confident" they can address them.