Health boards in Scotland have been allocated their share of £11.4bn announced earlier as part of the Scottish budget.

Of the total, £8.5bn goes towards revenue budgets, covering aspects such as pay, care delivery and running costs.

The money includes £70m to work with local authorities on the redesign of health and social care services.

Extra capital funding worth £488m will be spent on new facilities and upgrades to existing buildings.

NHS territorial boards, such as Grampian and Lothian, have been given shares with increases of between 2.7 per cent and 4.2 per cent across the country, the Scottish government said.

Some special boards have had their shares cut, however. Funds for NHS National Services Scotland dropped by 1.8 per cent and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland saw its funds decrease by 4 per cent. The Scottish Ambulance Service has been given an increase of 1 per cent.

The average overall revenue increase amounted to 2.6 per cent.

Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “The increase in revenue funding to NHS boards across Scotland clearly demonstrates the Scottish government’s commitment to protect spending on health.

“This funding will ensure that boards can continue to have the necessary resources to bring about real benefits to both patients and staff.

“In addition, despite the significant cuts to Scotland’s capital budget, the Scottish government is continuing to prioritise spending on improving facilities in the NHS.

“Not only will this improve buildings and equipment, it will support vital sectors of the economy such as the construction industry.”

Labour health spokeswoman Jackie Baillie said: “This settlement falls short of what the NHS needs.

“The rising cost of drugs in the health service and the extra burdens being placed on individual health boards mean that we are facing a real terms cut, which will put pressure on staff and standards of patient care.

“Our doctors and nurses do a fantastic job but they are not getting the support they deserve from this SNP government.”