Activists have smashed the glass casing holding the Stone of Destiny at Edinburgh Castle.
The campaigners, from the environmental group This is Rigged, attacked the glass as part of a protest demanding action on the cost of living crisis.
Police were called to the scene on Wednesday morning where they arrested two women and a man in connection with the damage.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10.45am on Wednesday, November 15, we were called to a report of a small protest within Edinburgh Castle.
“Officers attended and two women aged 20 and 24 years, and a 20-year-old man were arrested in connection with damage caused.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
A spokesperson for Historic Environment Scotland (HES) said: “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.”
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