Three to appear in court after activists smash Stone of Destiny glass

Two women and a man were arrested in connection with smashing the glass holding the Honours on Wednesday.

Three to appear in court after This is Rigged activists target Stone of Destiny at Edinburgh Castle HES

Three people have been charged after activists smashed the glass casing holding the Stone of Destiny at Edinburgh Castle.

The campaigners, from the environmental group This is Rigged, attacked the case on Wednesday morning as part of a protest demanding action on the cost of living crisis.

Police arrested two women, aged 21 and 25, and a man, aged 21.

Officers confirmed they had all been charged in connection with the incident.

They are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

A spokesperson for Historic Environment Scotland (HES) said on Thursday: “We can confirm that there was a small disturbance in the Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle earlier today and Police were called to the scene.

“There has been some damage to the protective glass housing the Honours, however the casing was not breached and the Honours themselves were not damaged.

“The Castle remains open, however we have temporarily closed the Crown Room and Royal Apartments.”

The latest incident involving This is Rigged saw members from the activist group vandalise a Sainsbury’s in Glasgow city centre on Thursday morning.

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