Police Scotland sent officers to parks and beaches this afternoon to move on sunbathers who were breaking social distancing regulations. 

Today was the hottest day of the year, with temperatures soaring to 23C in parts of the country.

Even though lockdown has not ended in Scotland, the sun proved too tempting for many people.

But police officers were on hand to make sure they didn't break lockdown rules by enjoying themselves outside during the hot weather. 

As temperatures soared, police were seen at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens and Portobello Beach in Edinburgh.

Police Scotland told us it received several reports during the afternoon of Wednesday, 20 May, relating to crowds in the Botanic Gardens and Portobello beach.

Officers "engaged with members of the public"  and did not issue any fines. 

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “The Scottish Government’s guidance is clear: people should only leave the house for very limited purposes, for example for basic necessities, such as food and medicine, for exercise, for medical needs or travelling for work which cannot be done at home.

“Our officers will continue to engage with the public, explain the legislation, encourage compliance and will use enforcement only when necessary.”