MOBILE testing units have been set up in the Wee County to limit the spread of Covid-19 around two primary schools.

Asymptomatic mobile testing units have been in place at Deerpark PS in Sauchie and Abercromby PS in Tullibody as part of the move.

Remote learning was also introduced to children at both schools before the Easter break.

Statistics from the week March 23-29 found that Covid-19 cases soared in Sauchie which became the second most affected area in Scotland when looking at the number of cases per 100,000 people.

The Tullibody North area also rose to 27th on the national list while Tullibody South was 83rd and Alloa North 84th.

Families of both schools are being offered access to the testing units and these have also been extended to the wider communities in Tullibody and Sauchie.

A spokeswoman for Clackmannanshire Council said: "Targeted action to limit the spread of Covid-19 connected with local primary schools has taken place."

She added: "On the advice of NHS Forth Valley Public Health, remote learning was introduced for all children from Deerpark and Abercromby from March 31 until the schools finished for the Easter holiday on April 1."

Testing units are in the car parks of both schools.

Deerpark families can book for Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9, from 10am to 6pm and Abercromby for Wednesday April 7, from 10am to 6pm.

The council explained information was shared with families directly and people can visit for details about the support available for those self-isolating.

Booking for testing is available online by following and choosing the option "you've been asked to get a test by a local council or health protection team".