Police officers in Edinburgh have been reminded to use social media ‘responsibly’ following an anti-independence tweet.
Earlier today the verified Edinburgh Police account tweeted: “I just added @scotlandinunion’s #Yawn badge as I am tired of the @theSNP still going on about #Indyref2.”
As well as tweeting the message, the official profile picture was changed to a yawn logo.
The Yawn campaign was launched by Scotland in Union – a Pro-UK group who don’t want to see Indy Ref 2.
As part of their campaign, the group have a page which you can use to automatically share the yawn message or image on social media.
The tweet is being treated as a mistake and both the picture and message have been removed.
Chief Inspector David Robertson said: “We are aware of this tweet and it was deleted immediately.”