On Channel 4 News tonight Professor Costello said:

We’re not a million miles away [from a zero covid situation] and if we tightened up our find, trace isolate and support, when we get down to Scottish levels, then we’ll be able to negotiate much more diplomatically and aggressively with our European partners.

Though Scotland is experiencing a spike in infection levels with 66 new cases today, the 7 day average is 35.7.

The UK had 950 new cases today and a 7 day average of 833.33, twice that pro rata of Scotland even with the spike.