The Scottish Defence League (SDL) and United Against Fascism (UAF) have both held marches in Edinburgh today.

Both organisations marched towards St Andrews House, where they held their own respective rallies. 

An extensive police operation was put in place around the event, involving officers from Lothian and Borders Police with support from British Transport Police, Strathclyde Police, Fife Constabulary, and Tayside Police. 

No arrests were made, and the event passed off without major incident. 

Superintendent David Carradice, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: “Today’s police operation centred around minimising the risk of disorder and maintaining public safety, and I am pleased that both marches and rallies passed off without major incident. 

“At this time I would like to thank those Police Forces who provided support to the operation, as well as City of Edinburgh Council and our other key partners who provided assistance, both in the planning stages and today.

“Lastly, I would also like to thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation, particularly with regard to the temporary traffic restrictions that were put in place as a result of today’s activity.”