SCOTLAND was hit with a record-high spike of coronavirus cases with 558 confirmed overnight - the second time in days.
Nicola Sturgeon's latest update announced that a total of 26,518 cases have been registered in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.
It comes as Jason Leitch backtracked as he confirmed students may not be allowed home for Christmas despite Nicola Sturgeon’s claims that rivals were scaremongering.
The national clinical director revealed current restrictions would class university learners living in halls as separate households.
Here's the latest from Scotland's battle against the pandemic.