But strong friendships have proven to be a vital lifeline for families throughout lockdown.
From this week care home residents are allowed to have two designated visitors each.
The decision to reduce the alert to Level 4 has been made by the UK’s four chief medical officers.
It is estimated as many as 10% of people who have had the virus are now living with long Covid in Scotland.
Children in early years education and the first three years of primary have returned to class full-time.
Cash grants are being made available for more fishing businesses as criteria for a support fund are being expanded.
The case, brought before the Court of Session, asked to declare the Scottish Parliament has the power to legislate for another vote.
Report by Network Rail chief on 25 mile long connection - dubbed 'Boris's burrow' - due to be published within weeks.
Firefighters are tackling multiple blazes across the Western Isles.
Glasgow MSP Anas Sarwar and Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon are both vying to take over.
Hopefuls Monica Lennon and Anas Sarwar were debating policy and personal positions.
Star Cillian Murphy is pictured on set as the shoot begins in accordance with coronavirus restrictions.
Arlo McArthur's mum is urging everyone who can to join the stem cell register to help save a life.
Scottish Government wants to remain part of the student exchange programme.
Nathan Evans has signed his first record deal after the success of his shanty hit.
Survey estimates one in 11 people in Scotland had Covid-19 antibodies in December.
The River City and City Lights star has died aged 61.
Frontline workers have raised concerns over staff shortages and issues with PPE.
After been defeated in November’s election there had been speculation that Trump would visit Scotland ahead of inauguration day.
From 4am on Friday January 15, anyone returning to Scotland from South America must isolate for ten days.