Schools will close on Friday as a man reportedly dies in Ayrshire having contracted coronavirus.

The number of cases in Ayrshire and Arran has risen to nine, an increase of three in the last 24 hours.

Nicola Sturgeon announced that all schools and nurseries across Ayrshire will close from Friday.

She also confirmed a third person has died in Scotland after testing positive for the virus.

The First Minister announced the total number of COVID-19 cases is now 227 in Scotland, an increase of 32 since yesterday.

Members of West Kilbride Golf Club received notification that one of their number passed away on Tuesday morning.

A message from the club to its members said: “We understand [he] had underlying health issues but the information we have suggests he had also contracted the COVID-19 virus.

“We are deeply saddened by this news and are obviously concerned about the safety of our members.”

The man had attended a quiz night held at the club on Friday, March 13.

Following advice from NHS, the club has told members who have been in contact with the man in the last week and who are over 70 and/or have underlying health conditions to self-isolate immediately, for a minimum of 7 days if living on their own, or 14 days if living with their family.

The club has also announced it had closed its lounge, dining room and toilets with immediate effect until a thorough deep clean can be carried out.