"Hopefully this legal action will turn out to be last orders for this illiberal Covid ID card scheme.
"The Scottish Government should cut their losses and plough the resources that are going into this wasteful scheme into fixing our testing and tracing operation and ringing all of those who have yet to have two doses of the vaccine to encourage them to book an appointment."
Scottish Conservative Shadow Cabinet Secretary for COVID Recovery, Murdo Fraser MSP, said: “The Night Time Industries Association’s legal challenge to vaccine passports is a justified response to what is an extreme, damaging and profoundly unfair scheme.
“The NTIA has had no choice but to take the SNP Government to court, after their concerns have been repeatedly and deliberately ignored by the Government."
Meanwhile, Emma McClarkin, the chief executive of the Scottish Beer and Pub Association, raised issue with the definition, claiming it would cover venues which would not normally be considered a nightclub.
"The announcement today by the First Minister will cause concern amongst many operators who previously believed that they would not have to certificate, now falling within scope with this definition," she said.
"It goes far beyond what any reasonable person would consider to be a nightclub and could capture many pubs and bars across the length and breadth of Scotland."
A Scottish Government spokesperson said: "We want to keep businesses open and trading over what may be one of the most difficult winter periods in history. Vaccine certification is in use in many countries, often with a much wider scope than planned in Scotland, and we believe they are an essential and proportionate measure to reduce the risk posed by coronavirus.
“We are working closely with stakeholders on the roll out of the certification scheme. Further details will be announced shortly.”
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1494882/SNP-news-vaccine-passport-legal-challenge-Nicola-Sturgeon-latest-Scotland-Covid318