New lockdown measures could be applied to Lanarkshire after new cases are a “cause for concern”, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Ms Sturgeon gave the update and said there had been 39 new cases in Lanarkshire, yesterday the statistics showed there had been 46 cases.

The first minister said that there would be a meeting today to discuss what if any “restrictions will have to be applied.”

She added that a local managemnt team was looking at the cases and a national team would consider it later today.

She added: "The 39 cases is quite a high number.

"It's possible that over the course of today it will be necessary to put in place additional restrictions. Maybe simmilar to Greater Glasogw and Clyde."

She said the situationin Lanarkshire has "evolved over the course of the week".

The latest figures showed that there had been another increase in daily positive cases in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

There has been 80 new cases in the area and increase of 23% from the 65 announced on Thursday.

Ms Sturgeon said there were 175 new cases across Scotland and increase from the 161 on Thursday. There were 269 in hospital and eight in intensive care.

She repeated the new rules on gatherings where only six people from two households can meet indoors or outdoors.

Ms Sturgeon said: “To reduce transmission this new limit will apply indoors in households, pubs restaurants and outdoors including in gardens.”

She said children under 12 are exempt from the total number but not from the number of households meaning three children from different households cannot meet.

The rules take legal effect on Monday but Ms Sturgeon urged people to start complying now.

In Glasgow, East and west Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire the guidance is you shouldn’t meet with other households at all.