NHS Highland is investigating a new confirmed Covid-19 case in Skye.

Local MSP Kate Forbes announced last night that the case is not linked to an outbreak at the Home Farm care home on the island, where about 60 residents and staff have tested positive for the virus.

The health board has not given details of where the new case is located – but it added “all those directly affected” had been contacted to reduce further spread of the virus.

Finance Secretary Forbes said: "The case will be 'traced' with people affected being contacted, given advice and tested.

"There is already additional testing on the island. Guidance remains - stay home, social distance and wash hands."

She added: "I know these are worrying times and the provision of accurate information is vitally important for the local residents. As local MSP, I am trying to post regular updates on Facebook, so there is transparency and clarity."