Nicola Sturgeon has revealed that she is self-isolating after being in close contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid.

Taking to Twitter this evening the First Minister said: "I’ve had notification tonight that I’ve been identified as a close contact of someone who is positive for Covid.

"Accordingly, and in line with the rules, I’ll be self-isolating pending a PCR test result. My thanks to all the contact tracers working so hard in NHS Test & Protect."


The news comes after Scotland recorded its highest ever number of coronavirus cases in a single day.

Some 7113 cases were reported within the last 24 hours, overtaking Friday's previous high of 6835.