Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Smoke fills Edinburgh skyline in derelict pub blaze

Smoke rises over Edinburgh Image copyright David Lawrie

A giant cloud of smoke filled the Edinburgh skyline after a fire broke-out at a derelict pub.

Five fire engines attended the blaze at the site of the former Bonnington Bridge Bar on Newhaven Road.

Photos and videos were posted on social media by visitors at Edinburgh Castle on Monday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "Four pumping appliances and one high-reach appliance are in attendance"