Foot-and-mouth disease has now spread to Scotland and Northern Ireland bringing the total of now confirmed cases to 30. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food officials are admitting that there is little hope in containing the virus. MAFF has revealed the first confirmed cases in Scotland, at a farm near Lockerbie, and one in Canonbie in Dumfries and Galloway. A further four cases in Warwickshire, Essex, Cumbria, Carlisle have also been identified since yesterday.