Scottish nationalists have sparked fury after telling English people to “stay the f**k away” at the border between the two nations.

Vile xenophobic Scots lined up at the border to hold up banners reading: “Staycation keep Scotland Covid free” and shout abuse at English holidaymakers.

A group of hazmat suit wearing Scottish independence campaigners lined up at the border crossing near Berwick to hold the banner and fly Saltire flags with the word “Yes” written on it – a reference to the SNP’s failed independence referendum vote from 2014.

A foul mouthed participant made a video that has since been shared on social media showing him bark at the camera: “Quite a few of us here today. We’re really laying it on thick.”

A foul mouthed protester warned English visitors to 'Stay the f**k away'

He went on to shout: “Basically what we are saying is ‘Stay the f**k out’. This is how it is … Stay the f**k away!”

Scottish First Minister and the ruling SNP party have been slammed for allowing shameful xenophobic action and petty divisive protests to take place at the border.

SNP MP Angus MacNeil who represents Na h-Eileanan an Iar, the Western Isles, was blasted for supporting the shameful scenes.

He shared photos of the Berwick border protest on Twitter along with the message: “Looks like Scotland's southern border has been found.”

His comment is a reference to a recent comment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who highlighted that there is no hard border between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom – a statement that rattled the SNP with Ms Sturgeon saying the comment was "absurd".

Mr MacNeil was roundly slammed by fellow Twitter users, with one replying sarcastically: “Yeah. Encourage them Angus. Why not,” and others calling for his resignation.

The activists showed up with signs and flags with 'Yes' written on them - a reference to the failed Scottish Independence referendum

He tweeted: “Wow. Now the xenophobes are being backed by a SNP MP. Come on @NicoleSturgeon, time to act, unless you think this is acceptable?”

Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said: “These scenes today are shocking and inexcusable. That they have been backed by an SNP MP is woeful. She’s fast enough to tweet about everything else, so why no disassociation and condemnation from Nicola Sturgeon? Their disgrace is her disgrace the longer this goes unchecked.”

Many Twitter users slammed Nicola Sturgeon – with many expressing concern she “tactically encourages” the behaviour seen at the border in her never ending goal to “stoke division” and attempt to begin a second Scottish Independence Referendum campaign.

Scottish nationalists appeared to salute at the border of England

Meanwhile Scottish MP Oliver Mundell suggested the whole of Scotland should be ashamed by the repugnant behaviour of the activists at the border.

He tweeted: “Those being told to f**k off are our family, friends and neighbours. This is not the Scotland I am proud to call home. Please stop.”

Many others shared this sentiment, with one on Twitter commenting: “Ashamed to be Scottish. It’s disgusting behaviour!”