Edinburgh flooding: Locals warned to 'be cautious' as Water of Leith bursts its banks

Water of Leith in Murrayfield
-Credit: (Image: Water of Leith Conservation Trust)

Edinburgh locals have been issued a warning with reports of flooding along the Water of Leith.

The river that flows through Edinburgh has been rising through the day as heavy rain has battered the city and it has been reported it has burst its banks in some places with localised flooding blocking paths.

Locals have reported that the path at Bonnington has been totally flooded while dramatic images shared online show the river covering benches in Stockbridge and rising in Murrayfield. It has also been reported that the river broke its bank Rocheid path.

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Flood gates at Baird Drive and Rocheid Colonies have been closed as a precaution.

Water of Leith Conservation Trust wrote on X: "River levels are looking very high and rising with some risk of flooding on paths, please be cautious when venturing out!

"As a precaution and due to the current high river levels and weather forecast, the flood gates at Baird Drive and Rocheid Colonies are being closed. There have been reports of localised flooding along the river so please take care."

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