Scottish Parliament's service yard to have £1.8m security upgrade

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image captionThe latest security improvements at Holyrood were prompted by a review following an incident at the parliament in Ottawa

Almost £2m will be spent on upgrading security at the Scottish Parliament.

The £1.8m sum will pay for improvements in the Edinburgh complex's service yard at the rear of the site.

The move follows a review which was prompted by events in Ottawa, Canada, last October when a gunman entered the parliament building there.

Two years ago a new £6.48m security entrance at the Holyrood parliament was opened as part of steps to "safeguard" the wellbeing of visitors.

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