Contact tracing technology is currently being piloted in Fife. 

The trial is expected to last two weeks and will allow the health board to test out the software which contact tracers will use.

It'll build on existing systems in place across the NHS and will allow health boards in Scotland to trace more contacts faster.

NHS Fife is one of three health boards chosen to be involved in the trial. 

Shirley-Anne Somerville, the MSP for Dunfermline has welcomed the move. 

She said: "I was delighted to see the pilot begin in Fife today (Monday).

"This will be an important step in making sure Scotland's contact tracing technology is ready to be used across the country.

"It's a great credit to NHS Fife that they have been chosen as one of only three health boards involved in this trial.

"The TTIS (Test, Trace, Isolate, Support) strategy will be crucial in keeping transmission levels as low as possible, as the country begins to move out of lockdown.

"A big thank you to all the staff who are ready to get to work on this project and I'd like to urge the public to stay at home, keep your distance if you are out and about and continue to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly."