A MAN has been fined for travelling between Scotland and England during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Thomas Muir, who was living in Edinburgh, was caught by police in York on January 29 this year.

During that time, the UK was under tier four Covid restrictions, which meant non-essential shops, hairdressers and leisure venues were closed, with a “stay at home” message in place.

The 26-year-old, originally of Devonshire Road, Hastings, has been ordered to pay a total of £1,346.

Muir denied the charge but was found guilty at trial last month.

He was fined £660 and will also have to pay £620 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a surcharge of £66.

The fines must be paid by November 24.