A group of four people have been fined by Police Scotland after getting stuck on Cramond Island on Saturday.
Three men, aged 26, 31 and 32 were given the fixed penalty notices alongside a 28-year old women after breaking lockdown rules during the Easter weekend.
Police were called to the incident at around 3pm on Saturday and the coastguard and a RNLI lifeboat were also in attendance.
Authorities had urged the public to comply with the current lockdown measures over the Easter weekend, which would usually see bars, restaurants and Edinburgh beauty spots such as the island packed.
On Friday, Police Scotland’s chief constable Iain Livingstone stated that more than 500 people have been issued with the fixed penalty notices for breaking lockdown rules at the Scottish Government’s daily coronavirus briefing. However he also commented that most of the public were following the guidance to stay at home.
Officers have been spotted around the city in recent weeks reminding the public that they should only be leaving the house once a day, for exercise or to shop for essentials.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3pm on Saturday, 11 April police received a report of concern for people who were stuck on Cramond Island, Edinburgh.
“Three men, aged 26, 31 and 32, and a 28-year-old woman were issued with fixed penalty notices under the Coronavirus Act 2020.
“Police attended the incident along with colleagues from the coastguard and RNLI.”
The incident comes as the death toll of those in Scotland who have died from COVID-19 reached 542.
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