Police call-handling performance has continued to improve over the past year, a new report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has found.
Edinburgh Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threats
Two schools in Edinburgh have been evacuated after bomb threats.
Pupils at Royal High School and Tynecastle High were led out of classrooms earlier.
A similar threat was made at Boroughmuir High School but pupils weren't asked to leave.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "“Two schools in Edinburgh have been evacuated following threats being made to three schools via telephone."
“Officers are currently in attendance and are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this."
Hoax alerts were made at schools in Glasgow earlier.
A police spokesperson in Glasgow said: "Two schools in Glasgow have received a threat via the telephone. Staff and police have searched the school buildings and nothing untoward was found. Schools are operating as normal and officers are continuing enquiries."
Bomb threats have been made at six schools in Birmingham this morning.
Police in Paris and Sydney are investigating similar threats.
Masked armed robbers have made off with a five-figure sum of cash after swooping on a security van in a night-time raid.
Drop-off charges are to be introduced at one of Scotland's busiest airports as part of plans for a new multi-million pound facility.
Officials are ''optimistic'' that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.
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