Several social media users have spotted the vessels. Copyright: JPIMedia

Scotland - This is why cruise ships are still sailing in the Firth of Forth despite coronavirus shutdown

Several have passed by the capital recently.

On a sunny day at the weekend the first cruise ship of the season anchored at Hound Point, just off South Queensferry.

While a little early in the year, locals are well used to seeing cruise ships in the area, bringing tourists from far and wide to visit the capital.

Except that Fred Olsen cruises, which owns this ship, the Balmoral, has suspended operations until May 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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