NICOLA Sturgeon has provided an update on further lockdown easing in Argyll and Bute.

The First Minister laid out her plans for parts of the country to transition into Level 1 from this weekend during a live briefing today (Tuesday).

All of the country was set to move through the "levels system" together, however Glasgow and Moray were held back in Level 3 as the rest of the country moved into Level 2 over fears of localised outbreaks.

Moray has since moved back into Level 2 while Glasgow stayed in Level 3.

And Ms Sturgeon has confirmed that Argyll and Bute will move into Level 1 from 00:01 on Saturday, June 5.

Level 1 will see cafes, pubs and restaurants open as normal, as well as shops and stores. Eight people from three households can meet in indoor hospitality settings, and 12 people from 12 different households can meet outdoors. Up to 100 people can attend weddings and funerals.

Other areas around the central belt will stay in Level 2 in an effort to curb transmission rates.

It was also confirmed that there were zero deaths from people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the past day.

A total of 478 cases of coronavirus were registered in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate at 3.1 per cent.

A total of 106 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19.

Of those 10 people were in intensive care.