Laser pens have emerged as the latest means of trying to banish the long-running pigeon problem from the Scottish Parliament.
Contractors NBC Bird and Pest Solutions, which regularly fly hawks to scare the pigeons away from the Holyrood building, have now resorted to using laser pens or pointers as well.
But today, pigeon specialists voiced fears that the pens could blind the birds and said they would never recommend them.
The £414 million parliament has been plagued with a pigeo
Reported by Edinburgh News. You can read the full story here.