Forestry Commission Scotland has confirmed in a survey of 2730 ash sites in Scotland covering 49,709 miles, that 5% could be infected with ash dieback and will now be revisited for further inspection.

The new sites were near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway; Montrose, Angus; Eyemouth, Berwickshire; Carrbridge, Badenoch and Strathspey; and Blairgowrie, Perthshire.