SCOTTISH Tory leader Douglas Ross had to pull out of FMQs after his throat "seized up".

Ross is said to have lost his voice, meaning he was unable to pose questions to Nicola Sturgeon.

Shadow justice secretary Jamie Greene MSP took his place at the Holyrood session.

A Scottish Conservative spokesman said: "In the past 24 hours, Douglas Ross has fallen ill.

"His throat has seized up, which has left him unable to speak at First Minister's Questions today. 

"He has taken Covid tests each day, all of which have come back negative. 

"Douglas will still be appearing at Scottish Conservative Conference on Friday for the Prime Minister's speech, and he will be delivering a slightly shortened version of his keynote address on Saturday."