Protesters opposed to the Covid-19 restrictions gathered in Edinburgh as the numbers showed the highest weekly rise in cases since May.
Coronavirus skeptics, vaccine conspiracy theorists and opponents of the mandatory wearing of the mask staged a rally in Hollywood.
This comes as figures showed nearly a thousand people contracted the virus this week in Scotland.
In the past seven days there were 994 confirmed cases.
The number is nearly double the number of 507 new cases in the previous week.
The director of the National Hospital of Scotland, Professor Jason Leach, described the protesters as “extremely irresponsible”.
He said: I honestly do not understand.
“I think it’s irresponsible – do they think we’re making it?” 194 countries are a pandemic.
“I would like not to be living the past six months, whether in my job or in what we have to do for our country and many others.
“I think it’s totally irresponsible.”
Hundreds of protesters marched to Parliament House in Edinburgh carrying flags and banners for a protest organized by the Saving Scotland group on Facebook.
One participant announcing the event said it was time to stand together and hear real scientific evidence regarding the health of the Scottish people.
The group said the lockdown was causing “more harm than the virus” and that the Scots should say “No to mandatory vaccinations and masks. No to secondary closures.”
In the past 24 hours, the number of cases in Scotland has increased by 141. There have been no new deaths.
The figures showed the largest rise was in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as 68 new cases were confirmed.
The last time weekly cases exceeded the current total was May 17, although there have been changes in the Scottish government’s reporting of the numbers since then, including incorporating results of home test kits from July.
Overall, the number of people who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Scotland is now 21,189 and the number of infected patients who have died remains at 2,496.
According to the latest government figures, NHS Lanarkshire saw another 20 cases – an increase from the 16 reported on Friday He warned that the region was on the verge of having to reimpose the restrictions, Similar to those imposed on Other parts of western Scotland.
The NHS Grampian, where Aberdeen bar mass was determined last month, has recorded an increase in only two new cases.
A total of seven cases were detected in Ayrshire and Aran, 14 in Forth Valley, six in the Highlands, eight in Tayside, and 14 by NHS Lothian.
One new case was identified by NHS Borders, NHS Dumfries and Galloway.
The number of checks performed decreased to 15,618 – the lowest number since August 24.
The numbers show that the number of new confirmed cases accounts for 1.5% of newly tested individuals.
As of Friday night, two people were in intensive care with the Coronavirus and another 251 infected were hospitalized, although this number includes patients who may not receive treatment for the disease.