THE NHS is encouraging Scottish holidaymakers who take regular medicines to plan ahead to avoid any unwelcome stress or impact on health.

The Be Health-Wise summer campaign is highlighting the importance of having enough of your usual medication to last a whole trip, including unexpected travel delays, and a few days after you return.

NHS 24’s medical director, Dr Laura Ryan, said: “It’s so important to be prepared for your holiday. Taking a few simple steps can prevent worry and illness from ruining the break you’ve been looking forward to.

“Some countries limit the number of particular drugs that you can take into the country. It’s important to check with the country’s high commission or embassy about any restrictions they may have on taking certain medicines in or out.”