Madonna brought her MDNA tour to Scotland at the weekend - and defied a reported police ban on replica guns on stage.
Pop star Madonna – who has never performed in Scotland before – brandished pistols and an AK47 assault rifle during the show at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium.
Police reportedly warned Madonna not to use the guns at the Scotland gig or they might be forced to interrupt the show. In the end no action was taken.
Anti-gun campaign group Mothers Against Guns had urged Madonna to remove the guns from the performance at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium.
A spokeswoman said: 'Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse. She should know better.'
And this a press statement from Superintendent Craig Naylor, the event commander for Lothian and Borders Police:
'What we are talking about are theatrical stage props. It is a show. It does not concern me. I have been assured by the organisers that these are imitation weapons. It is the same kind of display we are likely to see at the Edinburgh Festival next month'.