BOMB disposal teams have attended the Scottish National Gallery after reports of an incident at the Edinburgh attraction.

Police also closed off Princes Street in the city centre amidst the incident at the gallery which caused the venue to close for the day.

Trams and other vehicles were brought to a standstill on the busy street in the heart of Edinburgh as bomb disposal teams and other emergency services were also in attendance.

Police Scotland confirmed they are currently investigating the incident.

A spokesperson said: "Police are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at a building on the Mound, Edinburgh.

"A cordon is in place and surrounding roads are closed, with diversions in place. Enquiries are continuing."

The National Gallery apologised for the closure, assuring people they would be open again tomorrow.

They said in a tweet: "Unfortunately the Scottish National Gallery has had to close this afternoon due to an issue on site. We hope to reopen as normal tomorrow morning. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause."