Police are investigating after a man died following a disturbance in the south west of the city.
Officers were called to a pathway next to the Longstone Inn on Longstone Road at around 1.30am this morning.
A 44 year old man had suffered serious injuries and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he sadly died several hours later.
The death is being treated as suspicious and the area has been cordoned off whilst inquiries are carried out.
DCI Keith Hardie from the Major Investigation Team said: “We believe a number of people were involved in the disturbance in the lane at the side of the Longstone Inn, and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to get in touch immediately.”
Contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 486 of Sunday 22nd October or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.