The Scottish government has called for drivers moving perishable goods such as seafood and salmon to be prioritised as France eases it travel ban.
France and the UK have reached agreement over their shared border which was closed amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant.
EU nationals and hauliers are among those now able to travel – if they have had a recent negative test.
But there have been warnings that it could take days to clear the backlog.
Soldiers have joined NHS Test and Trace staff in Kent to carry out rapid tests on thousands of stranded lorry drivers.
There have also been reports of clashes between some stranded lorry drivers and police.
The travel ban was imposed on Sunday after the UK government warned of a new, fast-spreading variant of coronavirus and introduced strict tier four – “stay at home” – restrictions across large parts of southern and … Read the rest...