Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Scottish government HQ in Edinburgh evacuated over suspicious package

St Andrews House
Image caption Bomb disposal experts from the Army were called to St Andrew's House

The Scottish government building in central Edinburgh was evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

Bomb disposal experts were called to St Andrew's House on Regent Road at about 14:30 and a cordon was put in place as a precautionary measure.

Police Scotland later said the item was "innocent in nature" and posed no threat to the public.

The building, on the southern flank of Calton Hill, is a base for about 1,400 civil servants.

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