The first natural outbreak of arabis mosaic virus (AMV) in Scotland is reported from the Edinburgh area, in association with rose and raspberry. The virus was obtained from ‘Mailing Promise,’ ‘Lloyd George’ and ‘Norfolk Giant’ raspberries, previously found to be immune to AMV. The AMV isolate from Malling Promise was found to be serologically similar to a type strain of the virus. The largest populations of the nematode vector, Xiphinema diversicaudatum, were found in association with roses and Myrobalan plum (Prunus cerasifera): much fewer were found in the root zone of raspberries.