Nicola Sturgeon and her chief medical officer have attacked “targeted misinformation” campaigns which seek to persuade care home staff to avoid the coronavirus vaccine.
Further coronavirus restrictions could be introduced in Scotland if the new rules do not have enough effect, the Deputy First Minister has warned.
Scotland's chief medical officer has described the latest tightening of Covid restrictions as a "proportionate response" to the threat of the new strain.
Mainland Scotland plunged back into lockdown as of midnight with schools to stay shut until February
Mainland Scotland will go back into full lockdown from midnight, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
Scotland has recorded 43 deaths of coronavirus patients and 1,314 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to Scottish Government figures.
The head of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Scotland has been appointed the new chief executive of NHS Scotland.
The first care home resident in Scotland to be vaccinated against coronavirus has said it was “wonderful” to get the jab before Christmas.
Care home residents in Scotland are due to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for the first time on Monday.
Health bosses in the north-east are ready to deliver the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as they can.
Nicola Sturgeon has described the rollout of the new Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in Scotland as the "biggest logistical peacetime challenge that the country will ever have undertaken".
Nicola Sturgeon has said she would be prepared to get the Covid vaccine on live television if she thought it would persuade others to get the jab.
Coronavirus vaccinations in Scotland will start as soon as supplies arrive, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Plans for vaccinating Scots against coronavirus are already “well advanced”, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Plans to roll out a coronavirus vaccine when it is ready are “well advanced”, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she is considering legally enforcing travel restrictions in Scotland, with an announcement expected next week.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “looking carefully” at a pilot scheme for mass coronavirus testing announced for Liverpool.
Fears have been raised that thousands of Scots may have missed out on cancer treatment or could have the disease but have not yet been diagnosed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Perthshire food processing plant linked to a growing coronavirus outbreak will remain closed for at least two weeks, as the number of positive cases associated with the cluster surged to 29.
Politicians have called for the safety of children returning to school to be the "immediate priority" as it emerged a lockdown extension could not be ruled out for the city.
The First Minister said her "fears had been realised" in announcing a return to lockdown restrictions for Aberdeen.
The First Minister has revealed the country could move to more localised coronavirus restrictions to avoid "longer, more general lockdowns" across Scotland.
Coronavirus may have been spreading in Scotland for up to a month before the first confirmed case was recorded by health professionals, the chief medical officer has said.