Fear in Edinburgh

A large area of downtown Edinburgh was evacuated today when police found a “suspicious package” on a bus, the Scotsman reports. The alert was called off after police conducted what they callled a “controlled explosion” on the bus. Given the London blasts and continuing protests against the G8 summit in the Scottish capital, police are taking no chances. Meanwhile, the Scotsman reports that following yesterday’s brief breach of the security perimeter around the Gleneagles resort, police have sealed off the protesters’ encampment at nearby Stirling, trapping some 5,000 within the cordon. (See our last post on Edinburgh.)