Another Ayr politician has been diagnosed as having Covid-19, one week after a colleague was hospitalised by the virus.

Ayr MSP Siobhian Brown was a close-contact of somebody who tested positive for the virus and subsequently took a PCR test, which came back positive.

The SNP politician got the news on Sunday (October 10) night and has since been feeling unwell, but not to the level of her party colleague, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP, Allan Dorans, who described experiencing 'three days of hell' when he was hospitalised after contracting Covid last week.

She is said not to have had any contact with Mr Dorans.

Siobhian is said to have flu-like symptoms, but she has not been admitted to hospital and is recovering at home.

The Scottish Parliament is currently on recess anyway, but Brown's press office advised the Advertiser that she continues to work from home.

A spokesperson for the Ayr MSP said: "Siobhian was contacted by Track and Trace at the weekend. She immediately got tested and went into self isolation. Her positive result came back late on Sunday night. 

"Whilst at present she does feel unwell the symptoms are like a mild flu. It is a timely reminder that this virus has not gone away and we should continue to be vigilant. Siobhian is grateful to have been double vaccinated. She would urge anyone eligible to do the same. 

"The Scottish Parliament is in recess at present but Siobhian is continuing to work from home."

"Siobhian has not seen Allan in person, although she keeps in regular contact with him by phone and email. She is aware he is unwell and wishes him a speedy recovery. 

"Siobhian would also like to thank everyone for their well wishes."