Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Andrew Buchanan charged over parliament fire incident

Scottish Parliament

A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to set fire to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood by throwing two lit torches onto the roof.

Andrew Buchanan, from Edinburgh, made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Kenneth Maciver.

No plea or declaration was made on his behalf and the case was continued for further inquiry.

Mr Buchanan was released on bail with the special condition that he does not approach the parliament building.

The incident happened on Wednesday.

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