Pictures show damage worsening at Edinburgh pub as chunks tumble into Water of Leith
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The Longstone Inn, in Edinburgh, closed temporarily after it suffered serious damage during a spell of bad weather that “swept away” its foundations in July.
But owners have again had to secure and close off the site after a huge part of the building collapsed into the Water of Leith this week.
A concerned resident in the area spotted the damages and sent in pictures to Edinburgh Evening News.
He said: “I was out for a walk along the walkway along beside the Water of Leith and noticed on passing the Longstone Inn that the side closest to the river (what looks like the toilets, from the loo lid) had subsided causing that part to fall into the river. It is very sad for the Inn."
A spokeswoman for Star Pubs, which owns the property, said the site has been secured and investigations are underway.
Longstone Inn, in Longstone Road, borders Water of Leith in the south-west area of the city.
Despite reopening in July after months of lockdown, staff had to swiftly close the doors due to extensive water damage.
The more recent damage has happened while staff were not present as pubs in the more populated areas of Scotland have been closed a second time round under new coronavirus restrictions.
Pubs and bars in the Lothians and across parts of the Central Belt have been ordered to close for a minimum of two weeks as of Friday as the government enforces strict measures to prevent further spread of the virus.