Scots jetting off for summer holidays this year are being warned there will be extra police at resorts in Spain with the country's terror threat at 'severe'.

Spanish police have raised the alarm due to ISIS threats, and are now providing more protection in the country's most popular tourist destinations.

The Daily Star reported an extra 40,000 officers will be stationed in the hot spots as part of Operation Summer.

They will stand guard outside stations, hotels, beaches and restaurants to provide extra protection.

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The terror threat level is at four out of five - the higher number being the most severe.

The UK Foreign Office has warned terrorists are “likely” to try to carry out attacks in Spain.

“Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners,” the warning on the website reads.

“The Spanish authorities take measures to protect visitors, but you should be vigilant and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

“You should be vigilant at this time.”

Barcelona has so far been targeted three times in the last month, with threats from Jihadi group Al-Mintasir, according to reports.

August 2017 saw a terrorist attack in the city claim the lives of 16 people and injure 130 others.

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Staff at major holiday agents Thomas Cook and First Choice are being trained on what to do in the event of a terror attack acoss Europe.

Staff are being taught 'survival skills', and holidaymakers are to be given 'terror tips' as part of their welcome packages.

A source reportedly told The Daily Star Sunday: “The welcome talk is normally when you hear about what trips they will be offering, what is going on in the local area and what facilities the hotel offers.

“But now it will include what to do if your hotel is attacked by masked people with guns.

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“Holidaymakers will be told to escape to their rooms if they can get there safely and quickly in the event of an attack and to barricade themselves in.”