Body found outside George Watson’s College in Edinburgh

The body of a man has been discovered on playing fields near to George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.

Police have confirmed that they responded to the discovery of a body of a man in the Myreside playing fields area around 9.40 this morning.

View of Myreside Road , Edinburgh, near to where a body was discovered this morning. Picture: TSPL

View of Myreside Road , Edinburgh, near to where a body was discovered this morning. Picture: TSPL

Officers are treating the death as unexplained, but not suspicious.

A cordon is in place at the scene with inquires ongoing.

A spokesperson for George Watson’s College said the school is open as normal.

In a statement, they said: “Earlier this morning a member of our staff discovered the body of an adult male on the edge of the school’s campus at Myreside

“The emergency services are in attendance, and accordingly cordons are in place at the scene. The school’s response is being led by the Principal, Melvyn Roffe.

“The school continues to operate as normal.

“Given the nature of the circumstances, we cannot comment any further at this time.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to the Myreside Road area at around 9.40am on Monday 17th September following the discovery of a man’s body.

“The death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious, and inquiries are continuing.”

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