Police Scotland Officers Take Up Global Dance Challenge At Edinburgh Castle

Police officers have risen to a challenge to show off their best dance moves.

Edinburgh Castle provided the perfect backdrop as the Scottish constables strutted their stuff.

It came in response to a challenge which originated from police in New Zealand as part of a recruitment drive.

The New Zealand force released a video of officers doing the "running man" dance and threw down the gauntlet to other forces around the world, including the NYPD, to do the same.

Police Scotland posted the video, which includes officers dancing in front of a police car at Edinburgh Castle, on Twitter and Facebook stating: "We accepted #RunningManChallenge from @NYPDnews and pass it to @metpoliceuk @TorontoPolice and our own @PolScotCollege."

The clip had been viewed more than 325,000 times by Thursday morning.