GLASGOW MSP Patrick Harvie and his Green Party colleagues will not face action after they breached Covid rules and went for a pint in Edinburgh, police have said. 

Cops insisted the politicians involved - which also included co-leader Lorna Slater and West of Scotland MSP Ross Greer - had apologised over the May incident. 

Ms Slater, Mr Harvie, and Mr Greer joined a pal for drinks in the city's Browns Bar after holding talks with Nicola Sturgeon about propping up the SNP in power.

READ MORE: Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie issues apology after breaching three household rule

Virus rules limit indoor get-togethers to no more than three households - while at the time Glasgow, where Mr Harvie lives, was still in Level Three restrictions, meaning he shouldn't have been in a boozer outside his area.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We’re aware that the individuals involved have apologised for their mistake.

"We have assessed the situation and will not be taking any further action in relation to this matter.

"We would remind everyone of the requirement to follow the restrictions which are in place to help suppress the spread of coronavirus."

Glasgow Times: Lorna Slater was also in the pub at the time Lorna Slater was also in the pub at the time

The Glasgow Times has contacted the Scottish Greens for comment on the latest development. 

In a previous statement, Mr Harvie and Ms Slater said: "We attended a work-related meeting in a venue in central Edinburgh on Tuesday evening (May 25), where the three household limit was not upheld.

"This was an honest mistake, we're kicking ourselves and apologise unreservedly."