Man charged with attempting to set fire to Holyrood

Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Edinburgh Sheriff Court

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A 46-YEAR-OLD man has appeared on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with attempting to set fire to the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood by throwing two lit torches onto the roof.

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

No plea or declaration was made on his behalf and the case was continued for further inquiry. Buchanan was released on bail with the special condition that he do not approach the Parliament building.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on Wednesday, December 30, this year.