This is the message from our Council Leader who is urging members of the public to stay at home and not attend a planned demonstration at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow.
Adam McVey Council Leader said: “We’ve been liaising with Police Scotland and we fully support their advice that people should stay at home. While people are entitled to express their opinions, to do so in this way and at this time puts our residents at unnecessary additional risk. This simply isn’t safe. To attend a protest like this now would be incredibly selfish and those doing so would be putting our families and communities at greater risk when numbers of transmissions are already far too high in Edinburgh.
"This attempt to create a crowd is utterly disrespectful to our businesses and residents who are sacrificing so much to try and keep all of us safe. Anyone thinking of breaking the rules by travelling to Edinburgh to attend this event should not do so - they are not welcome.”