A PUB goer was struck in the face with a glass as he tried to buy a drink in a bar near Haymarket station.
The 55-year-old hurt in the unprovoked assault at the Platform 5 pub on Clifton Terrace at around 11pm on Saturday.
He was waiting to be served when another man suddenly turned round and hit him with the glass.
The victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be treated for a facial injury.
Police are looking a man described as white, in his early 30s, slim build, around 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in tall, and with short dark hair that is balding at the back. He was wearing a dark, possibly leather, jacket and dark jeans.
Detective Sergeant Clark Martin said: “This appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack which left the victim with a facial injury that is likely to result in permanent scarring.
“We are appealing for anyone who was in Platform 5 around 11pm on Saturday evening, and we witnessed this assault, to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”