First Minister's residence closed for urgent repairs
A survey of Bute House found a number of issues with the building's ceilings.
The First Minister's official residence has been closed after it was found the building requires "essential repair work" to its ceilings.
Bute House, a Georgian townhouse in the city's New Town, has been the official residence for all First Ministers since the Scottish Parliament was created in 1999.
Monitoring of the building's structural integrity has revealed urgent ceiling repairs are required alongside further probes on the townhouse's health.
The A-listed building is also used to house meetings of the devolved Scottish Cabinet.
A spokesman for the Scottish Government said Cabinet meetings will now take place at St Andrew's House while the repairs are being completed.
Bute House is owned by the National Trust and the repairs will be coordinated by Historic Environment Scotland.