Largs - and the rest of Scotland - will see the removal of most of its remaining Covid restrictions next Monday.

The move on 9 August will see nightclubs reopen, sports stadia and concert venues welcoming full capacity crowds, whilst social distancing will be over.

However, face coverings in shops and public transport will remain mandatory for "some time to come".

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "The move beyond Level 0 will entail the lifting of most of the remaining legally enforced restrictions, most notably on physical distancing and limits to the size of social gatherings."

"It also means that from 9 August no venues will be legally required to close.

"This change is significant and hard-earned. The sacrifices everyone has made over the past year-and-a-half can never be overstated.

"However, while this move will restore a substantial degree of normality, it is important to be clear that it does not signal the end of the pandemic or a return to life exactly as we knew it.

"Declaring freedom from, or victory over, this virus is premature. The harm the virus can do, including through the impact of long COVID, should not be underestimated. And its ability to mutate may yet pose us real challenges."

Some protections and guidance will remain in place such as Test and Protect will continue and home working is still advised.

There will be 'continued consideration of vaccine passports for some events'.

Face masks are still to be worn by secondary school pupils and staff

Both pupils and staff in Scotland will also be asked to take lateral flow tests before returning to schools after the summer break and twice a week thereafter.

Ms Sturgeon also announced that the requirement for someone who is double jabbed to self-isolate after close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus will be dropped if a negative test result is received.

Those under 18 will also be able to end self-isolation if they test negative, while those under five will be simply be "encouraged" to take a test.