PM to ‘head to Scotland’ for family staycation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds are to head to Scotland on holiday Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly heading to Scotland for a two-week summer holiday.

Mr Johnson previously spoke about allowing a “brief staycation to creep into the agenda, if that’s possible” when quizzed about his summer plans.

The Sunday Times reported the Prime Minister, fiancee Carrie Symonds and their son Wilfred would travel north of the border next weekend.

A No 10 source declined to comment but did not deny the report.

All my happiest holiday memories are of holiday vacations here in the UK, bucket-and-spade jobs or whatever, and I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend it

Boris Johnson

It comes after other MPs have come unstuck due to quarantine restrictions imposed on visitors returning from overseas destinations.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was in Spain when the UK’s most popular holiday destination was struck off the safe list of travel destinations, while minister for London Paul Scully was in Lanzarote.

Speaking last month, Mr Johnson said: “I would encourage people still to think of wonderful staycations here in the UK.

“There are all sorts of fantastic destinations, the best in the world, I would say.

“All my happiest holiday memories are of holiday vacations here in the UK, bucket-and-spade jobs or whatever, and I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend it, and I’m sure that people will have a great time over the summer.”