Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion at Gypsy Brae following the discovery suspected ordnance items.

The discovery was made earlier today at a flat on Comely Bank Grove in Stockbridge. 

A large area at the beach was cordoned off to allow the controlled explosion to be carried out. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 2.35pm on Tuesday, 28 September, we received a report of possible ordnance found with in a property on Comely Bank Street in Edinburgh.

“Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) are currently on scene. There is no risk to the wider public.”