New cases of covid-19 in Largs and on Cumbrae have more than doubled in the past week as case numbers rise again across Scotland.

25 new cases were recorded in the town and on the island between May 28 and June 3, a steep rise from the 11 cases registered in the previous week.

Largs North and Largs South both saw nine new cases in the last recorded week, while Largs Central and Cumbrae recorded seven more cases.

Despite the rise in Largs and on Cumbrae, case numbers have stayed steady in the surrounding villages of Fairlie, Skelmorlie, and West Kilbride and Seamill.

Fairlie registered five new cases, Skelmorlie recorded three new cases, and West Kilbride and Seamill saw nine new cases in the past week.

Across North Ayrshire, a further 167 cases of the virus have been recorded, almost the same as the 168 cases between May 21 and 27.

Across Scotland, a further 7,524 cases were recorded in the last week, a large increase from the 6,414 cases registered across the country in the previous week.

Across all local authorities, North Ayrshire currently sits 22nd overall for its case rate, compared to 13th the previous week.

The Orkney Islands currently has the highest case rate of any local authority in Scotland.