Protesters against the Covid-19 ban have gathered in Edinburgh as the post-May figures show a weekly increase.
Opponents of coronavirus skeptics, vaccine conspiracy theorists, and those wearing mandatory masks have rallied in Holyroad.
This comes as statistics show that around a thousand people in Scotland tested positive for the virus this week.
There were 994 confirmed cases in the last seven days.
That is double the number of 507 new cases last week.
Professor Jason Leach, Scotland’s national clinical director, called the protesters “irresponsible”.
He said: “I honestly don’t understand.
“I think it’s irresponsible – do they think we’re making it? 194 countries are creating a viral epidemic.
“I wish I hadn’t been in my job for the last nine months and what to do with our country and so many others.
“I think it’s deeply responsible.”
Hundreds of protesters marched on Parliament House in Edinburgh in protest of the Scotland Against Lockdown organized by the Saving Scotland Facebook group.
Advertising an advertisement, one post said that it was time to stand together and listen to the real scientific evidence regarding the health of the people of Scotland.
The group said the lockdown was “more damaging than the virus” and told Scots “not the necessary vaccines and mockery. Not the secondary lockdown.”
In the last 24 hours, there has been an increase of 141 cases in Scotland. There were no new deaths.
Statistics show that the highest increases were in the NHS Greater Glasgow and the Clyde area, where 68 new cases were confirmed.
The current total of weekly cases was exceeded on May 17, although the Scottish Government has made changes to its subsequent reporting of figures, including the results of domestic testing kits from July.
In Scotland, the total number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 now stands at 21,189, and the number of infected patients who have died has risen to 2,496.
According to the latest government figures, the NHS Lanarkshire saw 20 more cases – up from 16 announced on Friday when the increase occurred. It was warned that the area was close to reintroducing sanctionsThe same imposed on Other parts of western Scotland.
The NHS Grapian, where the Aberdeen Bar Group was identified last month, has seen just two new cases increase.
A total of seven cases were found in Ayrshire and Arena, 14 in the Fourth Valley, six in the Highlands, eight in Tyside and 14 by NHS Lothian.
The only new case was identified by both the NHS Border and NHS Dunfermline and Galloway.
The number of tests performed came in at 15,618 – the lowest since August 24.
Statistics show that 1.5% of newly confirmed cases are newly tested individuals.
As of Friday night, two people were receiving intensive care for the coronavirus and 251 other infected people were in the hospital, although that figure includes patients who cannot afford treatment.