Nicola Sturgeon has announced no part of Scotland will be placed in the toughest level of lockdown under a new framework which takes effect from next week.

North and South Lanarkshire will be placed in level three - similar to the current restrictions - alongside Glasgow and most of the west of Scotland.

Dundee has been moved into level three alongside Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian while Fife stays at level two.

But the First Minister warned today she could not rule out a return to a national lockdown in the future if the number of positive cases in Scotland did not start to fall in the coming weeks.

Speaking at the Scottish Parliament, Sturgeon said: "Given the fragile situation we face - and the fact that we are migrating to this new system for the first time - we are taking a deliberately cautious approach today.

"At present, we do not judge it safe or prudent to place any part of the country into the baseline level zero.

"However, if we see continued progress, I hope that might change in the weeks ahead."

Level one

Highland, Moray, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland

Level two

Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Fife, the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Argyll and Bute, Perth and Kinross, and Angus

Level three

North and South Lanarkshire, Dundee, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, and East Renfrewshire, City of Glasgow, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, City of Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian, East Lothian