A 28-year-old man was arrested after police were called to a report of someone acting “suspiciously” near the official residence of Scotland’s First Minister.
Police Scotland said they were called to an incident on Saturday evening in the Charlotte Square area of Edinburgh, where Bute House is situated.
Newly appointed First Minister Humza Yousaf moved into Bute House this week after winning the Scottish National Party leadership contest to replace Nicola Sturgeon.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called at around 7.40pm on Saturday 1 April to a report of a man acting suspiciously in the Charlotte Square area of Edinburgh.
“Officers attended and a 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.
“There was no threat to the wider public and inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”
A Scottish government spokesperson said they were aware of the situation but will not be commenting, saying it is a police matter.