Holyrood declared safe after 'suspect packages' found
MSPs were evacuated as a precautionary measure after the discovery on Tuesday.
Holyrood has been declared safe after MSPs were evacuated when three suspect packages were discovered at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.
The packages were sent to Conservatives MSPs and police were called after one was opened by an assistant to Jamie Halcro Johnston.
White powder was found to be contained within the envelope.
The MSPs' block at Holyrood was evacuated as a precaution with police and fire services called to investigate the findings.
After around two hours after the discovery, police declared the incident resolved.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Police in Edinburgh can confirm that the emergency response at the Scottish Parliament has been stood down.
"Emergency services were called at around 11.35am on Tuesday, November 7, following a report of a suspicious package having been delivered.
"The MSP block was evacuated as a precaution but enquiries have concluded there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this incident and no crime has been committed."
He added: "Normal service at the Scottish Parliament has resumed and the block is once again opened.
"The public are thanked for their patience and support during this matter."
A spokesman for the Scottish Parliament said: "Parliamentary business as well as all tours and events will go ahead as planned this afternoon.
"The MSP block is now open and embers and their staff can return to their offices.
"The Scottish Parliament building remains open to the public."