The new strain first detected in Kent rapidly spread throughout the country.
About a tenth of the island's population in self-isolation after 145 close contacts of 40 positive cases identified.
Health secretary Jeane Freeman said using five independent hospitals would create additional capacity.
Nicola Sturgeon expected to address parliament on current lockdown measures and the reopening of schools.
All passengers arriving in Scotland from overseas are now required to self-isolate for ten days as new rules come into effect.
Nikki O'Hara says rule breakers need to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously.
The France-based writer's books are flying off the shelves during the coronavirus lockdown.
From 4am on Friday January 15, anyone returning to Scotland from South America must isolate for ten days.
Requirement for passengers arriving in country to test negative for Covid-19 will now come into force at 4am on Monday.
UK Government has 'commercial confidentiality concerns' about the information included.
The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 5,166.
Gary Deans accuses football authorities of 'ill-thought through and poorly communicated' decision to end lower league season.
Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a range of new measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Lesley Osborne hopes that her story will inspire others to attend routine cancer screenings despite Covid concerns.
Remote learning is in place for the vast majority of pupils across Scotland until at least February 1.
A number of positive cases have been identified in passengers who have flown into Glasgow from Dubai since the new year.
Club says all other players, management and members of backroom team have tested negative for coronavirus.
Deputy First Minister's comments come as a further three deaths and 1877 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Scotland has an allocation of 533,640 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for the month of January.
Demonstrators gathered in George Square and could be seen flouting social distancing regulations.