Exams in Scottish schools this year have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, education secretary John Swinney announced.
He said the “unprecedented” move was a sign of the “gravity” of the situation the country was facing.
He told MSPs at Holyrood: “In all of our history, Scotland has never cancelled the exams. Since 1888 they have been held every May or June, without fail.
“In the midst of two world wars the exams went ahead. It is a measure of the gravity of the challenge we now face that I must today announce the exams will not go ahead this year.”