Police Scotland has announced it will ensure armed officers and specialist resources are “appropriately deployed” after the Westminster terror attack.
The statement came after four people, including an armed police officer, have been killed after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster this afternoon.
Officers are said to be monitoring the situation in Scotland “closely”.
An attacker, armed with two large knives, mowed down pedestrians with his car on Westminster Bridge, including schoolchildren, then rushed at the gates in front of the Houses of Parliament, stabbing the policeman before being shot dead by other officers.
Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: “Following the incident in London today, Police Scotland continues to dynamically review all safety and security plans and operations.
“An element of this includes ensuring our armed policing and specialist resources are appropriately deployed.
“We are monitoring the situation closely.
“I would urge the public to remain alert and report any suspicious activity to the police.
“We continue to liaise with the UK authorities in response to this incident and our thoughts are with those affected by the events in London.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed her condolences after the Westminster terror attack and stated there is “no specific threat” to Scotland.