Nicola Sturgeon has said she would resist any plans to hold asylum seekers on ships offshore or on remote Scottish islands.

Reports have emerged that the UK Government is considering the island plan for a processing centre to hold migrants and asylum seekers.

The First Minister however, reacted to the reports that she would not be supporting any such plan.

The Times newspaper reported the discussions had taken place at the UK Home Office.

It said that a plan to hold migrants and asylum seekers in decommissioned north sea oil platforms was also raised but dismissed as not being practical.

Ms Sturgeon responded to the report on twitter.

She said: “They can rest assured that any proposal to treat human beings like cattle in a holding pen will be met with the strongest opposition from me.”