Hearse Holyrood Park ban stands

HEARSES will remain banned from Holyrood Park despite taxis being allowed back, bosses have confirmed.

Historic Scotland said hearses will still be regarded as commercial vehicles, although requests to use the park would be "viewed sympathetically."

Earlier this week it was confirmed taxis would be allowed back into the royal park after bosses performed a U-turn over a controversial ban.

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A spokeswoman for Historic Scotland said: "Hearses are commercial vehicles and therefore require permission to use the park. Any specific request from a funeral director or family to use the park as a funeral route would be viewed sympathetically by Historic Scotland."