Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Package in Edinburgh bar was not a bomb, officers confirm

Emergency crews at the scene
Image caption Emergency crews were called to the scene at the bar in Leith on Monday

Bomb disposal experts who were called out to deal with a suspicious package found in an Edinburgh bar have confirmed it was a false alarm.

Officers were called to the bar on The Shore in Leith at about 20:30 on Monday. The area was evacuated and several roads were cordoned off.

Police Scotland said the bomb squad "safely disposed of the package".

The package was found not to be a bomb. Police Scotland have appealed for information about who left the package.

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