DAVID Mundell has prompted outrage after he posed for a photo in a local shop without a face mask on.

Under Scottish Government guidance, people are strongly advised to wear face coverings while in shops. Discretion is allowed for people who have a health condition, disabled people and those who need to communicate with a person who has difficulties communicating.

The former Scottish secretary, who is the MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, urged his constituents to shop locally as some lockdown measures were eased, allowing high street stores to re-open.

He tweeted: “Great to see shops across my constituency like the Moffat Toffee Shop re-opening today. They’ve all put in social distancing measures for your so safety, so let’s get shopping locally and #supportourhighstreets”

However, Mundell now faces a backlash as angry onlookers questioned why he wasn’t following Holyrood’s public health guidance.

SNP MP Kistren Oswald replied: “David, that looks like a lovely shop. Please please wear a face covering though.”

Another person wrote: "David surely best to lead by example and to wear a mask in enclosed areas such as shops."

Others weren’t so polite.