First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trip to Scotland amid the pandemic is a non-essential journey.
Speaking at her daily COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, she said: “We are living in a global pandemic and every day I stand and look down the camera and say ‘don’t travel unless it is essential, work from home if you possibly can’.
“That has to apply to all of us. People like me and Boris Johnson have to be in work for reasons people understand, but we don’t have to travel across the UK. We have a duty to lead by example.”
Ahead of his visit, Johnson said: “The people of the UK have stood together during this pandemic.
“From our doctors and nurses in our hospitals to our shop workers, scientists, lorry drivers and teachers.”