Edinburgh's Christmas Market closed as high winds sweep through Capital

A Yellow weather warning is currently in place in Edinburgh and The Lothians.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 9:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 10:33 am

Gale force winds battering the Capital today have forced Edinburgh's Christmas Market to close.

Just after 9am this morning Edinburgh's Christmas tweeted to advise that "due to the inclement weather currently being experienced in the area, Edinburgh’s Christmas will not open this morning. All rides, Santa’s Grotto and markets are currently closed."

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Visitors are asked to check the Edinburgh's Christmas for updates.

A tweet from the Castle said: "We will continue to assess the situation and will post an update as soon as we hear the castle will open. We apologises for an inconvenience caused."

The closures follows a yellow weather warning from the Met Office which warns that strong winds are expected throughout the day causing disruption.Winds over 60mph are expected to batter the Capital this afternoon.

The market is closed following the weather warning

Castle Street market has also been affected by the gusts. An eyewitness told the Evening News that 'around a dozen' stalls making up the market on Castle Street have been completely blown over by the wind.

The wreckage left from the stalls on the street have now been cordoned off to avoid any accidents.