The boarded up shops near the bottom of Leith Walk (Photo: Greg Macvean Photography)
In Edinburgh, there has been at least 19 business closures in the last year. From House of Fraser in the West End to corner shops in Leith, it is an incredibly difficult time to be a business owner on the high street. Here are some of the businesses that shut in Edinburgh in the last year.
Shut its Leith store in April 2018 following a restructure.
All stores shut in April 2018 following administration
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Shut its Fort Kinnaird store last year as part of cost cutting measures
Straiton Mains store shut after the company fell into administration in June, 2018
Still available in Debenhams and Jenners, but Coasts store in George Street shut in October
Genting Casino at Ocean Drive near Leith Docks welcomed its last customers in February, leaving two chains still open in the city. Others in the city remain open
Shut their Craigleith store as part of major closures across the UK.
The company, which was one of the UK's biggest electronics retailers, collapsed into administration in February 2018
Specialist building contractor McGill went into administration in February, with 37 jobs lost in Edinburgh
Carrick Knowe Golf Club announced that the century-old institution would close its doors for the final time in November 2018.
The iconic club in the heart of the Capital has closed its doors after almost 90 years after a unexpectedly large repair bill in May 2018.
The corner shop closed after nearly 50 years of trading
Berketex Bride on Frederick Street stopped trading in November after going into administration and 50 years of trading in Edinburgh.
Valvona & Crolla, the celebrated Italian food and wine business which has been operating in the city since 1934, closed down its Vin Caffe, off St Andrew Square in January 2018.
The famous West End shop shut in November 2018 following restructuring by owner Mike Ashley.
Nearly 100 Prezzo restaurants across the UK shut, with the restaurant on Pier Place in Newhaven a casualty
The Hamleys toy shop inside Jenners shut in March 2019.
Cafe was a charity-run safe drug and alcohol free community set up and run by volunteers in recovery. Shut in November 2018.
Fountainbridge restaurant shut without warning in December.