FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled on her best festive penguin sweater to celebrate Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day today.

She said: “During what has been an extremely difficult year for us all it’s a pleasure to be able to take part in Christmas Jumper Day, even if it’s only remotely.

“I hope this year’s event will help bring a smile to people’s faces and raise valuable funds for children in Scotland and around the world.”

Claire Telfer, Save the Children’s head of Scotland, added: “Christmas Jumper Day might look and feel a bit different this year, but people across Scotland are still taking part in their thousands.

“It’s our favourite time of the year at Save the Children and we hope it will cheer everyone up.

“We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations whether taking part in their household bubbles, in classrooms or Zoom.

“We would like to thank the First Minister for taking part, as well as everyone who has supported us around Scotland."