Some Scots with bowel cancer are waiting more than eight months to begin their treatment.

Research co-ordinated by Cancer Research UK, shows 10 per cent of 223 patients surveyed in Scotland between late 2013 and early 2016 waited at least 253 days to be treated.

People in Scotland take an average of 120 days between spotting a change and receiving treatment - the shortest amount of time in the UK.

People in Wales took the longest to get treatment after recognising a symptom at an average of 168 days. People in England took an average of 145 days.