The 775 new cases amount to 12.6% of newly-tested Scots, among the highest percentages recorded.
It takes Covid-19 deaths to ten this week, while 10.8% of newly-tested Scots have tested positive.
It's the highest number of fatalities in the country since June 17, while there are 640 new cases.
Aberdeen co-leader Douglas Lumsden hit back after Nicola Sturgeon accused him of writing her 'ridiculous letters'.
It is the seventh Covid death in the country this week, taking the confirmed death toll to 2512.
Recent Covid-19 case numbers in Scotland have been higher than ever.
It amounts to 9.5% of newly-tested individuals, the highest percentage of positive tests seen during the second spike
A proposed 'stirring up hatred' offence will now require proof of intent before it can be prosecuted.
Another two people have died with the virus in Scotland while 486 new infections have been confirmed.
The First Minister warned Scots they 'simply cannot have 100% normality' in the global Covid pandemic.
The money will allow organisations to take on more staff and operate centres and helplines over longer hours.
More than 40,000 Scots took to the streets one year ago to demand urgent action to reduce carbon emissions.
Nicola Sturgeon said she hopes to attend a Cobra meeting with Boris Johnson over the weekend.
Another Covid-19 death in Scotland as the country confirms more than 200 new cases for the fourth day running.
It's the highest number of daily infections in the country since May 1, and is 4% of newly-tested Scots.
The SQA plans to run a full diet of exams next spring but is preparing contingencies, John Swinney said.
The Scottish Hospitality Group has warned the sector is already 'on life support' with 90,000 jobs at risk.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon slammed the 'despicable' scammers.
The controversial legislation which breaches international law cleared its first Commons hurdle by 340 to 263.
Holidaymakers coming back Hungary and La Réunion will have to self-isolate from 4am on Saturday.