POLICE are scouring undergrowth in the Duddingston area of the city as part of a missing person search.
Officers are not treating this as a murder probe at this time though it is understood items belonging to a missing person have been discovered in the area.
Eyewitnesses have reported seeing a police helicopter hovering overhead for about an hour today, with teams of police searching undergrowth close to the 18th fairway as well as the burn running through the course.
Teams of police have also spotted officers searching nearby Portobello Rugby Club while a patrol car stationed in Holyrood Park overlooking Duddingston Loch.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating a report of a missing 21-year-old man from the Milton Road area.
“He was last seen around 11pm on Monday, October 24, in the student accommodation area of Edinburgh College’s campus on Milton Road East.
“The 21-year-old has not been seen since and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
“A number of police resources have been deployed, including the Police Scotland helicopter.
“Enquiries are currently ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”
More to follow.