Scotland came to a ­standstill at the weekend as millions of Scots stayed at home to save lives.

Up and down the country, people went into ­lockdown at home, with most only going out for essentials and exercise to reduce the number of ­coronavirus cases.

Normally busy cities, towns and villages stood deserted.

But some of those ignoring the ­measures have been accused of risking the lives of loved ones and the vulnerable.

Yesterday, one more person died from the coronavirus in Scotland, raising the toll to 41.

First Minister Nicola ­Sturgeon, used her latest briefing to send her ­condolences to all those who have lost loved ones.

She added: “I know that staying at home, not going out to meet up with friends and family, is a really, really difficult thing to do and maybe even harder at this time of year when we ­occasionally see the sun shining.

Kids at Saughton skate park, Edinburgh

“So I’m very grateful to everyone who has done and continues to do the right thing by staying at home.

“All of you are helping us to slow the spread of the disease, helping us to protect the NHS and, ­ultimately, helping us to save lives.

 For all of us, the single most important way in which we can help our communities and help the NHS is to stay at home whenever possible unless it is for essential purposes such as buying food or medicine or exercising.”

Selfish Scots have been accused of risking lives by ignoring the lockdown rules.

Around the country, people voiced anger over ­gatherings.

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Hundreds of youths were reported to have gathered at the Baron’s Haugh nature reserve in Motherwell and partied into Sunday morning.

Michelle Milton took to social media to lambast the revellers.

She said: “These people are so selfish and putting so many at risk while the NHS and frontline workers are trying so hard to stop the spread of this virus.”

Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig Councillor Agnes Magowan said: “It has been reported to me that hundreds of young people are ­congregating down at Baron’s Haugh Nature Reserve for parties.

“This is not only ­endangering their health but endangering the health of everyone else with whom they come into contact.

“Please stay at home. Please stay two metres apart. It is crucial. Protect the health of everyone you love and know.”

Strathclyde Park was jammed with cars as people ignored the lockdown rules on Sunday to flock to park

Police attended reports of an illegal rave at Hillpark housing estate in Glasgow’s south side.

A police spokesman said: “On Saturday, police received reports of youths gathering at 6.45pm and 8.40pm. Police attended both ­incidents, however, there was no trace of anyone.”

At a skate park in Saughton, Edinburgh, some skaters failed to socially distance, despite 139 new positive ­coronavirus cases bringing the total infected in ­Scotland to 1384.

The figure is thought to be a fraction of the true number because those with minor ­symptoms are not being tested.

Officers turned away drivers from Drumclog Moor car park, in Milngavie, near Glasgow.

Queues of traffice were also seen heading to Strathclyde Country Park in Lanarkshire.

New police powers mean anyone caught flouting the law could face a fine of £60 or even prosecution. The fine doubles to £120 for second-time offenders, doubling for each further offence to a maximum of £960.

Police said the new ­Coronavirus Act was used to take action in Paisley on Saturday. Three men were hit with fines and a building site closed down as officers got tough on those breaching rules.

It comes days after police handed out anti-social behaviour tickets to yobs who flouted the legislation in Pollok Park, Glasgow.

Chief Constable Iain ­Livingstone said: “Those who ­persistently and blatantly defy the law must know we will enforce the law.”

The new regulations will be reviewed every 21 days and will expire in six months.

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Last night, there were 95 people in ­intensive care with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.

Responding to NHS England medical director Prof Stephen Powis’s statement that if the UK death toll is kept below 20,000, “we will have done very well”, Sturgeon said: “No level of deaths is acceptable.”

She added: “I have no doubt this weekend has been really difficult for people across the country and we know there will be more ­weekends like this one to come.

“I know that lots of people have been keeping in touch with each other through social media, or by phone or by video platforms. We all need to keep on doing that as we support and help each other.”