Morrisons in Dumbarton has introduced a new "speedy shopping" system to help reduce queues during lockdown.

Dumbarton shoppers with baskets are able to jump the queue ahead of those with trolleys outside stores.

The supermarket's new system lets customers wanting to shop for a small basket of essentials will queue for less time and checkout quickly once inside.

Three speedy shoppers will be allowed in for every trolley shopper during lockdown.

David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons, said: “It’s fair that customers doing smaller shopping trips should queue for less time too.

"Speedy Shopping will ensure that Morrisons stores will be more convenient for customers wanting a small basket of items."

Clear signage and Morrisons marshals will help customers choose which queue to join.

When shoppers reach the front of the queue they will either pick up a basket or a trolley.

There will even be dedicated speedy shopper checkouts inside Morrisons stores.

To increase the speed of payments for basket customers, more self-scan tills will be turned into ‘card only’.

The speedy shopping system will still run along with the doorstep delivery service that the supermarket launched three weeks ago, to help residents most from coronavirus to get their essential shopping.

A special hotline number has been set up for doorstep delivery orders and Morrisons have produced a special shopping list with selected essential items that can be ordered.

In response to the speeding shopping system, Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, tweeted: "This will help to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community have easy access to goods and provisions at this time."