Edinburgh Castle flagpole '˜snapped' in high winds

Edinburgh Castle have confirmed that a flagpole on the site has toppled in high winds.

Monday, 2nd October 2017, 1:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:24 pm
Evening News reader Roy Munro sent in the image of the snapped flagpole

The army flagpole was installed recently at the castle, but has been damaged following the weather last night.

Many readers were quick to get in touch with the Edinburgh Evening News to point out the damage.

Edinburgh Castle confirmed that the flagpole had been damaged and that part of the castle was closed off to the public to ensure safety.

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The castle have been contacted for a statement.