SCOTSMAN: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Marred by Bag Checks, Record Armed Police, Anti-Terror ‘Ring of Steel’

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(SCOTSMAN) – Record numbers of armed police will be on the streets and extra anti-terror barriers deployed amid the tightest ever security operation mounted at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

Additional road closures have been ordered this year as part of a series of “precautionary” measures put in place to protect Scotland’s biggest new year festivities.

Police chiefs have urged revellers to be on alert for suspicious behaviour well over 100,000 people expected to descend on the city centre over the next two evenings.

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