‘Hundreds’ of St Patrick's Day revellers on the Meadows moved on by police

Police have been called to disperse crowds of St Patrick’s Day revellers who swarmed on the Meadows in Edinburgh despite the coronavirus restrictions still in place.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 8:45 pm

The police confirmed that they were called to the Meadows on Wednesday evening after receiving reports of large groups of people.

One passer by said that there was loud music playing, and that hundreds of people appeared to be in attendance.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.05pm on Wednesday, police received a report of groups gathering at The Meadows in Edinburgh.

“Officers attended and are aware of concerns and would encourage the public to adhere to current government guidelines. There have been no fixed penalty notices issued.

“Regular patrols will remain in the area.”

Earlier this afternoon, a frustrated local also snapped a line of men, all in green, publicly urinating on the street, adding that there were children were nearby at the time.

Despite the First Minister announcing that certain lockdown restrictions would be lifted, large gatherings are still prohibited.

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