17:18 GMT19 April 2021
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    The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. It is close to the seat of the Scottish government in Holyrood.

    A 39-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, 23 March, after a suspicious package was discovered in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    ​Police Scotland said they responded to a call at 8.50pm on Tuesday.

    A spokesman said: “We were called to the Palace of Holyroodhouse following a report of a suspicious item. Following examination by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), it was made safe.”

    They said a 39-year-old man had been arrested but added: "There was no threat to the public and inquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances."
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