Officers will carry out daily patrols in an effort to limit drink and drug driving over the summer. 

As pubs with outdoor seating spaces are expected to open in Scotland on Monday, Police Scotland has issued a plea to respect driving regulations. 

However, as pubs reopen in England this Saturday, Scots have been urged to take personal responsibility and follow coronavirus rules. 

Officers will not be stopping cars or making any changes to the policing of border areas, but they issued a reminder to those visiting Scotland that the legal limit for alcohol in drivers is lower than in England. 

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Assistant chief constable Gary Ritchie said: “The chief constable has made it clear that we are asking people to take personal responsibility to do the right thing and remember the purpose of these measures is to aid the collective effort to stay safe, protect others and save lives by preventing the virus from spreading.

“We recognise that people have made significant sacrifices but we would ask them to continue to comply with the regulations and the Scottish Government’s guidance.

“Our officers will continue to engage with the public, explain the legislation and guidance and encourage compliance. We will use enforcement as a last resort only where there is a clear breach of the legislation.”

He continued: “Police Scotland is currently carrying out its summer drink and drug drive campaign, and we have officers out on proactive patrols on a daily basis to deter and detect drink or drug driving.

“Drivers visiting Scotland should also remember that the drink drive limit here is lower.”