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Scotland’s roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine is going more slowly than England’s due to a concerted effort to vaccinate care home residents, Nicola Sturgeon has said | @conorm11 

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed the deployment of 98 soldiers over the next 28 days to identify and prepare suitable locations for NHS Scotland to administer the Covid-19 vaccine.

@NicolaSturgeon  will hold a Scottish government Covid briefing at 1215 📺 Watch full programme on BBC One Scotland from 12, or @BBCScotland  channel from 1215 📻 Coverage on @BBCRadioScot  📱 Watch on the BBC News website and follow the latest updates

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Scotland's travel corridors closed as overseas arrivals must have negative Covid test before entry

MORE | UK Army establishes 80 new COVID-19 vaccination centers across Scotland#SputnikUpdates 

Two motorists from Scotland who drove hundreds of miles to visit friends in Wales have been reported by police for breaching Covid travel restrictions

98 soldiers will be deployed in Scotland to identify and prepare suitable locations for NHS Scotland to administer the Covid-19 vaccine

98 soldiers will be deployed in Scotland to identify and prepare suitable locations for NHS Scotland to administer the Covid-19 vaccine

1,341 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Scotland - the lowest daily figure since 28 December. Read the latest news on Covid in Scotland

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People in Scotland ordered to stay at home until the end of January amid a fresh Covid-19 lockdown, starting from midnight

"With England... it seems like they are trying to suppress but they're also content with a certain number of infections every day and a certain level of death." Professor Devi Sridhar from the University of Edinburgh compares England's approach to Covid-19 to that of Scotland.

Nothing to do with mismanagement. It reveals the simple fact that Scotland spends £15bn more than it gathers in taxes -- and Westminster makes up the difference. It also reveals you headed into the Covid crisis with a deficit of 8% of GDP.

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Scotland and Northern Ireland have recorded no new covid-19 related deaths

Did Sarah Smith actually say Nicola Sturgeon was ‘enjoying’ making Covid decisions for Scotland? @BBCNews  10 0’clock not only is that disgraceful editorialising and plain wrong, it is also disrespectful of all those suffering because of Covid.

Update: following the latest official figures from the four UK nations, a cautious estimate of the total number of UK excess deaths during the Covid-19 epidemic up to 13 May is 60,400 51,400 already in official data. Data from Scotland today was in line with expectations ENDS

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Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The prince's Clarence House office says the 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland.

The statement that Prince Charles “met the criteria required for testing” by the NHS in Aberdeenshire is puzzling. The NHS Scotland website states that, generally, testing for Covid-19 will only be carried out “if you have a serious illness that requires admission to hospital.”

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