Pupils have been put on lockdown after a virus outbreak at an Italian resort 

Largs Academy pupils have been caugtht up in the outbreak at the Union Hotel in Folgarida di Dimaro, Italy, with some youngsters said to be suffering nausea, cramps, vomiting and in some cases dysentry.

An Italian news outlet has reported 43 cases of infections currently with 12 Scottish kids between 16-17 affected and 31 Italians.

A worried West Kilbride father of two children at the resort told The Herald the youngsters are apparently being transferred to Milan at some point today with one bus for the previous ill pupils and one for the currently ill.

He added that: "Quarantine areas can’t cope with so many sick kids. Why isn’t the operator moving them or school flying them home?"

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said “During their ski trip to Folgarida in Italy, a number of pupils from Largs Academy took ill with a bacterial bug which caused vomiting.

“We are clearly frustrated for the pupils who have had to endure a miserable time when they should have been skiing on the slopes.

“We took the decision to take all the pupils to a hotel in Milan on Friday to be nearer the airport for travelling home on Saturday. A decision about travelling home will be made on a case by case basis.”