Man charged after drone flown over Edinburgh city centre
Flying machine was seen over Royal Mile and Princes Street Gardens on Thursday.
A man has been charged after a drone was flown over Edinburgh city centre.
The flying machine was seen above Princes Street Gardens and the Royal Mile on Thursday.
Current legislation restricts the use of drones in and around crowded and built-up areas.
Police said the 30-year-old man would appear in court at a later date.
The urged drone owners to think about the law when they take the devices out.
Superintendent Bob Paris of Edinburgh Division said: "Drones are becoming more popular for filming and photographing scenic areas or places of interest but it is essential that they are used responsibly and they do not cause alarm or injury to members of the public.
"I would advise drone operators to familiarise themselves with all the appropriate legislation so as to ensure they adhere to existing aviation laws and regulations, and be aware of the areas in our community where drone activity may pose a particular sensitivity."