Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 650 in Ayrshire, as the First Minister advised social distancing measures may carry on for more than a year.

There are now 653 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ayrshire, an increase of 13 in 24 hours.

In Ayrshire and Arran 104 people were being treated in hospital as of midnight, an increase of one since yesterday, and 10 people in intensive care.

The First Minister confirmed there was now 9,409 positive cases in Scotland, an increase of 371 from yesterday.

There is 1,748 confirmed or suspected patients in hospital, an decrease of 28 from yesterday with 148 people in intensive care, a decrease of seven since yesterday.

In the last 24 hours 58 death were confirmed through tests with the total number 1,120 across Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out guidelines for the future of the lockdown to have a 'grown up conversation with the public'.

She said: "A return to normal as we knew it is not on the cards in the near future and it is really important that I am up front with you about that."

"What we will be seeking to do is find a new normal, a way of living alongside the virus but in a form that stops it taking the toll it can do", adding "possibly for the rest of the year and maybe beyond."

When pressed on the subject the First Minister added: "I'm not cancelling Christmas."