Nicola Sturgeon said from Friday stay local rules are being dropped in Scotland, and six people from six different households will be allowed to meet outdoors.
Ms Sturgeon faced fury from her political opponents last night over her plans to hold a divisive independence referendum as the nation recovers from Covid-19.
ANDREW PIERCE: Scotland, the First Minister declares in typically feisty fashion, is 'open, welcoming, diverse and inclusive - and no Tory is ever going to be allowed to change that'.
Nicola Sturgeon's comments come after Alex Salmond confirmed he would stand for a new pro-independence party.
Candidate for Alex Salmond’s party says sorry and calls on others to ‘rise above negativity’
Judge Lord Braid told Edinburgh's Court of Session that 'it was impossible to measure the effect of those restrictions on those who hold religious beliefs.'
The Alba Party leader claimed the First Minister's suggestion that a referendum will happen in 2023 or later has caused 'consternation' in the pro-independence movement.
Downing Street has slapped down Nicola Sturgeon after she said she does not believe Boris Johnson would block a second Scottish independence referendum.
The First Minister told a press conference it gave the country three different jabs to administer. But she said its arrival would not speed up the rollout as the doses had already been factored in to projections.
Scottish voters have ‘looked to their own’ leaders during crisis, says SNP chief
The First Minister launched a scathing attack on her predecessor within the SNP, with whom her relationship has been destroyed in recent months.