By yesterday, 47 749 people had been tested in Scotland or 0.87% of the population.
Across the UK 517 836 had been tested, or 0.76% of the population
So, the rate of testing in Scotland is 14% (87-76=11 then 11% of 76=14) higher than the UK average.
Teenage SNP member, arch-Unionist, former New labour Minister for Energy, champion of nuclear power and Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Brian Wilson, is predictably upset with all this respect, even adulation, for the Scottish First Minister.
The New Statesman, the Telegraph and BBC UK have all been utterly charmed by her. Wilson will have been frothing and bursting blood-vessels until he got to the keyboard.
With a sarky wee dig at the adult conversation thingy, he has jumped on the supposedly low level of testing in Scotland. Sadly for him, however, as soon as the Scottish Government tries to do something more about it, the UK portal reveals that the capacity for more testing is actually there in Scotland but not in his precious UK:
In the Guardian yesterday:
The BBC reported that home-testing kits had become unavailable after 15 minutes on Saturday morning, and tests at regional drive-through sites in England were booked up within an hour. Drive-through tests in Scotland remain available, and the Welsh government is developing its own portal and has asked that the central booking system does not take bookings for the country’s testing sites.