The National:

IT'S probably fair to say that Scots aren't taking the disruption to Irn-Bru supplies all that well.

Drinks maker AG Barr has reported "increased challenges" with its deliveries due to the road haulage and supply chain issues currently affecting a range of UK sectors.

The Cumbernauld company also reported "risks associated with the wider labour pool and the current Covid-19 pandemic response", but cautioned that "the commitment and capability of our workforce and supply base will stand us in good stead in these uncertain times".

But it doesn't seem that this reassurance is yet percolating through to fans of Barr beverages, including its famous Bru.

"First they took our petrol now our Irn Bru", one fan lamented on Twitter, sharing a scene from Braveheart.

Others ran with the Mel Gibson theme and compared the situation to something out of Mad Max.

For some, it was "the apocalypse", while another said: "We can live without much fuel and we can live without a couple less toilet rolls but we WILL NOT live without Irn Bru."

Then there were the calls to arms...

"York was sacked for less", one user tweeted, while another said: "Irn Bru running out due to Brexit will be the event that finally triggers Scottish independence."

Comic Susie McCabe suggested Barrs patch Tizer production to focus emergency efforts on the best of the best.

And one former fictional shopkeeper was ready to step in help those affected. Sanjeev Kholi, who played Still Game's Navid and Ramesh on radio sitcom Fags, Bags and Mags suggested folk pick up a glass bottle of pineappleade instead.