The First Minister has warned shoppers in Glasgow not to travel to Edinburgh to buy Christmas gifts during tier four of coronavirus restrictions.

Glasgow is to be placed on level four of the Scottish five-tier system at 6pm today, meaning all non-essential businesses - including retail shops - will close. 

As Edinburgh remains on tier three, where non-essential shops are permitted to stay open, Nicola Sturgeon sent a blunt warning to Glaswegians not to think about travelling through to the capital for festive shopping. 

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Instead, she urged those placed on level four restrictions to buy gifts online where possible.

Speaking at the First Minister's daily coronavirus briefing, she said: "Remember - essential shops will remain open, so you don't to worry about essential food supplies. Shop online over the next three weeks if you can to get things that are not available from essential shops.

"If you live in Glasgow, as I do, do not travel to Edinburgh to go shopping, because not only will you be breaking the law you will be risking taking the virus from Glasgow to Edinburgh and putting people at Edinburgh at risk.

"That sounds blunt, but given what we face right now,  I think it's important for me to blunt."

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Her warning comes as Glasgow recorded 391 cases overnight. 

Scotland recorded 32 new deaths from coronavirus and 1018 positive tests in the past 24 hours.

An update on tier four of coronavirus restrictions is expected to be delivered by the First Minister on December 11.