The new strain first detected in Kent rapidly spread throughout the country.
Defence secretary Ben Wallace confirmed the deployment of 98 soldiers over the next 28 days.
She took the vaccination process in her stride, saying it was “normal, just another vaccine”.
Professor Leitch made the comments as Covid-19 vaccines are scaled up around the country,
The Pfizer/BioNTech jab will begin to be distributed across Scotland from Tuesday.
Scotland is to receive 65,500 doses of the newly-approved Pfizer/BioNTech jab in the coming days.
Health secretary announced the plans in a ministerial statement at Holyrood.
Boris Johnson said Pfizer announcement was a sign the 'scientific cavalry' was on its way.
The Scottish Lib Dem leader believes problems faced by people getting flu vaccination should serve as a 'warning'.
If candidate is proven effective, frontline health and social care workers could be vaccinated next summer.
Deal struck in principle between UK Government and specialty vaccine company.
US-based Scots scientist Dr Kate Broderick hopes preventative jab can be tested on people in April.
The two new patients are based in Ayrshire and the Grampian area respectively, while the first was in Tayside.
Ashlee Easton, 13, who has battled cancer for seven years, hopes to travel to the US for potentially life-saving treatment.