A MAN has been arrested after a bomb disposal team were alerted to a suspicious item in the grounds of the Palace at Holyroodhouse.

Police Scotland said they were called to the the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh at around 8.50pm on Tuesday.

HeraldScotland:

Police have confirmed that there was no threat to the public.

Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Abbey Strand, Edinburgh, around 8.50pm on Tuesday March 23, following a report of a suspicious item.

HeraldScotland:

"Following examination by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), it was made safe.

“A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

"There was no threat to the public and inquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances."