Pupils across Scotland had difficulty accessing Microsoft Teams for most of the day on Monday as they moved to remote learning.

The problems came after many parents, children and schools said the platform was running slowly or crashing.

Children and families are relying on the technology to continue learning activity now that schools are closed to most until February 1.

A review of arrangements, put in place amid concern over a new, more transmissible strain of coronavirus, is due on January 18.

In an update just before 3pm on Monday afternoon, Glow said: "We understand some of our users continue to experience issues with the Microsoft Teams service.

"We can confirm that the Glow team continue to work closely with the Senior Microsoft Account team on the issues being experienced.

"We are confident that the relevant technical teams are fully engaged and we hope to be able to provide an update as information becomes available. Please check back for any further updates."

However, another update published shortly after 5pm said most issues had been resolved. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had said earlier: "This is not an issue that is unique to Scotland or indeed unique to schools, but I understand Microsoft is currently working to address it."