Ayrshire and Arran MP Patricia Gibson has warned that Scottish holidaymakers face paying the price for the UK Government’s handling of Brexit.

It comes as the value of the pound plunged to a 28-month low as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson increases preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Ms Gibson said: “With the Summer holiday season in full swing, the plunge in the value of the pound as a result of Brexit is a blow to Scottish holidaymakers as they face higher costs when exchanging currencies and preparing for their holidays with families and friends.

“The Tories’ assault on people’s pockets and living standards has been ramped up as Boris Johnson pushes ahead with his catastrophic Brexit plans, which Scotland did not vote for and which we know will leave us all poorer and worse off.

“Rather than reversing the damaging consequences Brexit is already having - before the UK has even left the EU - the Tories’ flippant response by saying holidaymakers might stay in the UK instead of exploring different countries and cultures just shows how out of touch the Tories are.”