Tests for foot and mouth disease are being carried out on a sheep from Perthshire Scotland’s chief vet Charles Milne has confirmed.
 
The sheep was part of a batch of 131 animals dispatched to the South of England for slaughter.

Officials are preparing to carry out tests at the Perthshire farm where the animal originated from.

Mr Milne stressed that although the animal’s symptoms were a concern, tests were still at an early stage.