A woman was arrested after allegedly hosting an Easter pool party in her garden in Fife, despite coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Police said the 57-year-old was charged following a disturbance at her home in Buckhaven on Sunday afternoon.
Officers called to the gathering at Raven Crescent at around 3.40pm described it as a social distancing “fail”.
— Levenmouth Police (@LevenmouthPol) April 13, 2020
The woman is expected to appear in court in due course.
A police spokesperson said: “A 57-year-old woman has been charged in relation to a disturbance at an address on Raven Crescent, Buckhaven, Fife.
“The incident happened around 3.40pm on Sunday April 12.
“A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal and the woman will appear at court at a later date.”
The incident was one of very few examples of people flouting Government restrictions across Fife during the Easter weekend, with members of the public generally opting to follow instructions to stay at home.
Parks, beaches and open spaces remained quiet despite the good weather, although officers said a few people were spoken to and advised to return to their own homes.
In north east Fife, police praised the public for following covid guidelines but revealed seven people were caught jumping from the pier at St Andrews on Saturday.
They said the group’s actions were not acceptable just because it was sunny and added: “Changed their minds after police spoke to them.”
And for info….. 7 folk jumping off #St Andrews Harbour Pier is not acceptable because its sunny!! When others are staying home!!! Changed their mind after Police spoke to them!! Have a think!! Protect yourself, everyone else – Support our NHS!!! pic.twitter.com/Nv0HzHvkRq
— North East Fife Police (@NorthFifePol) April 11, 2020
In Kirkcaldy, officers broke up a barbecue at Ravenscraig beach on Saturday but confirmed most people seemed to be listening to Government advice.
Meanwhile, police in south west Fife said a few people had been moved on from Silver Sands beach at Aberdour with just a little encouragement on Saturday but that the area was otherwise quiet across the weekend.
Just a quick thank you to everyone for their efforts over the #EasterWeekend. A few people moved on from Silver Sands in #Aberdour on Saturday, but only some engagement and encouragement needed from us. An even better effort yesterday👍. Well done 👏. #StayHomeSaveLives #KeepItUp pic.twitter.com/Tlmpc5cvA4
— South West Fife Police (@SWFifePolice) April 13, 2020
Officers in Dunfermline said Pittencrieff Park appeared much emptier than usual and that people were following social distancing rules.
They thanked the community for their efforts.
“You are doing an excellent job of adhering to Government advice,” they said.
— Dunfermline Police (@DunfermlinePol) April 12, 2020