COVID protection levels by area
Mainland Scotland and some islands are in lockdown with guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes. These restrictions will remain in place until at least the beginning of March.
Some islands will remain at Level 3.
|Local authority area||Protection level|
|Aberdeen City||Stay at home|
|Aberdeenshire||Stay at home|
|Angus||Stay at home|
|Argyll and Bute*||Stay at home|
|Clackmannanshire||Stay at home|
|Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles)||Stay at home|
|Dumfries and Galloway||Stay at home|
|Dundee City||Stay at home|
|East Ayrshire||Stay at home|
|East Dunbartonshire||Stay at home|
|East Lothian||Stay at home|
|East Renfrewshire||Stay at home|
|Edinburgh (City of)||Stay at home|
|Falkirk||Stay at home|
|Fife||Stay at home|
|Glasgow City||Stay at home|
|Highland**||Stay at home|
|Inverclyde||Stay at home|
|Midlothian||Stay at home|
|Moray||Stay at home|
|North Ayrshire||Stay at home|
|North Lanarkshire||Stay at home|
|Orkney Islands||Level 3|
|Perth and Kinross||Stay at home|
|Renfrewshire||Stay at home|
|Scottish Borders||Stay at home|
|Shetland Islands||Level 3|
|South Ayrshire||Stay at home|
|South Lanarkshire||Stay at home|
|Stirling||Stay at home|
|West Dunbartonshire||Stay at home|
|West Lothian||Stay at home|
*the following islands in Argyll and Bute are at level 3: The Isle of Coll, the Isle of Colonsay, the Isle of Erraid, the Isle of Gometra, the Isle of Iona, the Isle of Islay, the Isle of Jura, the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Oronsay, the Isle of Tiree, and the Isle of Ulva.
** all islands in Highland are in level 3, except the Isle of Skye which is at Stay at home.
About the levels
These levels are reviewed weekly. See how we decided which level should apply to each area.