A police officer broke lockdown rules by working as an Elvis impersonator at a 21st birthday party.
PC Stuart Maclennan has been reprimanded after footage showed him breaking a series of Covid-19 safety rules when he turned up at Angel Cassells’ house dressed as The King last weekend.
The constable – who also runs an entertainment company – performed in a white jumpsuit, wig and sunglasses with his arm around Angel, belting out The Wonder of You.
Another image shows him taking selfies next to a hot tub containing eight guests in swimsuits drinking beer.
Two-metre social distancing was not observed at the event on June 27. It is not expected to be cut to one metre until Thursday.
Scottish Government guidance still only permits three households to meet together.
Maclennan, 41, of Renfrew, also travelled more than twice the allowed distance from his home to work at the party in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, attended by at least a dozen people and a mobile bar firm.
A source said: “It’s unbelievable that a serving officer would think it was acceptable to do this.
“Business owners up and down the country are being driven to the wall because of the Covid-19 restrictions but a guy who’s entrusted to enforce the rules decided to break them and make some extra cash.
“He must have realised he was driving a coach and horses through social distancing regulations, even taking into account the slight relaxation in June.
“You’re only supposed to have three households coming together, the two-metre distancing rule is still in place and people weren’t supposed to be travelling more than five miles from home when the party was held.
“A police officer, of all people, should have understood that dressing up as Elvis to work at a birthday party was clearly not following the rules he was supposed to be upholding.”
The source added: “I don’t know what’s worse – the fact he was so stupid or that he was murdering Elvis songs.”
Video and photographs show Maclennan – who is also a director of Subsafe Audio Ltd – singing in Angel’s back garden as she and her friends dissolve with laughter.
In one snap, he has his arm around a party guest and is seen hugging Angel in another. The birthday girl celebrated the milestone in April but waited until last Saturday to hold her celebration.
A guest later posted on social media: “Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Angel’s 21st. These are sadly the only pics I’ve taken – I’m sure more will follow when the party-goers stop spewing.”
Angel’s dad Steven McStravick insisted Maclennan hadn’t been paid to attend the party and was a family friend.
Maclennan’s company website – Fresh Entertainments – was offline yesterday. Visitors were told it was being “updated”.
It previously stated: “Who says that the Corona Virus 19 is going to stop us having a party, even if it means it’s in the comfort of our homes?
“Let us bring the party to your home with the people that mean the most to you.”
The website boasted: “We specialise in creating an atmosphere where people let loose, sing at the top of their lungs and spend all night dancing.
“Your event decor will be beautiful and the food will be delicious but what your guests will really remember is how much fun they had.”
When approached for comment, Maclennan said: “I know of a video but I don’t want to comment.”
Police confirmed Maclennan has been reprimanded over the incident but would escape formal punishment.
Chief Inspector Alan MacIntyre said: “We have been made aware of these photos.
“Enforcement has always been a last resort and our focus has been on engaging with people about the restrictions to encourage compliance.
“In line with that approach, suitable advice was given to the officer involved.”
The period of lockdown has been marred by several high-profile breaches, including many by senior Government officials and politicians.
In April, Scotland’s then chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood was forced to quit after twice visiting her second home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Just weeks later, the Sunday Mail revealed how a Scottish Government coronavirus adviser ignored Nicola Sturgeon’s advice and stayed at his island holiday home hours before lockdown restrictions were put in place.
Professor Mark Woolhouse, 60, angered residents on Lismore by temporarily moving to the tiny Hebridean island with his family from Edinburgh.
UK Government cabinet minister Robert Jenrick drove 150 miles after urging the nation to remain in their homes.
And Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser Dominic Cummings claimed he was testing his eyesight after driving for half an hour to Barnard Castle from his parents’ home in Durham.
He had already driven hundreds of miles from London to Durham with his wife and son despite having been displaying symptoms of coronavirus.