AN URGENT appeal has been made to customers of a Forth Valley cocktail bar to get a Covid-19 test following a number of cases linked to the bar.

The appeal is directed at anyone who visited Stirling’s Tingle bar, located on King Street, between Friday, May 21 and Sunday, May 30, including a number of students from several educational establishments.

There are currently just over 40 cases positive cases linked to the outbreak at the bar during this 10 day period, according to the health board.

Dr Henry Prempeh, NHS Forth Valley consultant in public health, said: “It is vitally important that we contact these young people to help prevent further spread, particularly as one case of the variant first detected in India, has been recorded amongst the positive cases.

“This variant is highly transmissible and we are working closely with environmental health colleagues from Stirling Council and our local Test and Protect team to stem this outbreak.

“Please continue to follow all guidance from NHS Forth Valley’s Test and Protect team and if you are identified as a close contact, please self-isolate and get a PCR test.

“Even if your test is negative you must continue to isolate for 10 days as advised.”

PCR Covid-19 testing is available at the Engine Shed behind Stirling railway station and at the University of Stirling campus.

PCR tests can be booked by visiting or by calling NHS Inform on 0800 028 281.