The British Army will on Thursday start vaccinating people in Scotland for the first time after Nicola Sturgeon insisted "nothing is going wrong" with her slow roll-out. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said a further 81 military personnel had been deployed across the country, bringing the total number of servicemen helping the programme to more than 200. Fifty-seven medics and management staff will make up a Vaccine Quick Reaction Force, which will see five teams of 10 ready to deploy across Scotland at short notice to assist NHS staff in delivering the vaccine. Teams will start deploying from Thursday, with some beginning to see patients immediately, including supporting Lothian health board by administering vaccinations at the Royal Highland Showground. A further 24 logistic support staff, mostly from Edinburgh-based 3rd Battalion The Rifles, will assist health boards with vaccination centres in Grampian, Dumfries and Galloway, Borders and Lothian. Baroness Goldie, a Defence Minister and former Scottish Tory leader, said the additional servicemen will provide "surge support where it is most needed" to accelerate the roll-out.