Nicola Sturgeon has told Old Firm fans not to travel to Blackpool to watch the match on Saturday in a pub.

The First Minister said the English seaside resort is linked to almost 200 cases among people in Scotland in recent weeks.

She said people should not go to Blackpool and specifically should not go to watch the Celtic v Rangers match.

She said: “Blackpool is a place that many Scots love and like to visit at this time of year."

However, she said it is currently in the UK Government's high risk category.

She said: “I need to advise you trips to Blackpool are associated with large number of cases.

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“An Incident Management Team has been set up to look at it specifically.”

She said last month 180 people who tested positive reported they had recently been in Blackpool.

Ms Sturgeon added: “That doesn’t mean they got it there. We can’t be certain but Blackpool is being mentioned in test and protect more than any other place outside Scotland.”

While the First Minister said people can still take holidays they have booked over the October break, they should not go to Blackpool.

Ans specifically on the Celtic  V Ranger match, Ms Sturgeon said: “Do not travel to Blackpool this weekend to watch the Old Firm Match in a pub.”