Man dies in Ratho car crash

File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

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A 17-year-old man has died after his car crashed near a climbing centre.

The one-vehicle accident happened on Cliftonhall Road at Ratho close to the entrance to the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at 10.40am.

The road was closed and there was no access to the centre.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh can confirm they are investigating after a one-vehicle road traffic collision at Ratho this morning where a 17-year-old male sadly died.”

The force appealed for any witnesses to get in touch.