Nicola Sturgeon has revealed the further relaxation of lockdown planned for next Monday will go ahead.

It means shops can re-open, pubs, cafes and restaurants can open outdoors until 10pm and indoors up to 8pm but with no alcohol inside. 

The First Minister said that all of mainland Scotland will move from level four restrictions down to level three.

It means driving lessons can resume, gyms and swimming pools can re-open for individual exercise and galleries, museums and libraries can re-open.

Tourist accommodation can also re-open from Monday.

All remaining travel restrictions anywhere is Scotland will be lifted and people can travel to and from England and Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The numbers attending weddings and funerals can increase to 50 from 20.

Sturgeon also revealed the plan for moving further out of lockdown in May and June is still on track.

She said Scotland was expected to move into level two on May 17 when people will be able to meet in small numbers in other people’s homes for the first time.

Two households can also stay in holiday accommodation on that date as well.

She said it is the intention to move to level one on Monday7 June, then level zero late June, then close to normal sometime in July.

The latest statistics showed there were 178 new cases, which was 1.4% of tests taking the total number to 224,092.

There were 106 in hospital up by 2 and there were 13 in intensive care, down 1.

There was another 2 deaths total to 7,644.