Police have launched an investigation after a body was discovered on a disused railway line at Abbeyhill.
The grim discovery was made with the past hour and police are now in scene.
One onlooker said “There are lots of police officers they are all over the railway line and some are doing door to door.”
A Brittish Transport Police spokesperson said “Officers at currently in attendance of a disused railway line in Edinburgh following reports of a body being discovered.
“It is believed the body has been there for some time.
“At this stage, enquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances surround this death and we are in discussions with the Procurator Fiscal.
“Officers are working to identify the person and inform any next of kin.”