A bomb disposal unit has been called in to search a property in part of Granton this afternoon, with residents being evacuated.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in Edinburgh carrying out a search of a property in the Colonsay Place area on Thursday 17 January discovered potentially hazardous items.
“As a result, specialist resources attended who confirmed the items posed no risk to the public.
“Local residents were evacuated as a precaution and inquiries continue at the scene.
“The public are thanked for their patience at this time.”