Pubs and restaurants in central Scotland to close

All pubs and restaurants across central Scotland are to be closed under new measures aimed at tackling a surge in coronavirus cases.

The new rules will apply to licensed premises across the central belt, including Glasgow and Edinburgh.

In other areas, they will be able to open – but can only serve alcohol outdoors.

The new rules come into force at 18:00 on Friday, and will be in place until 25 October.