Many of th old Police Boxes, now no longer used
by the Police, can be found in the streets of Edinburgh. This one is
at the eastern end of Cowgate, close to the Salvation Army building at the
foot of Pleasance.
This box appears to be sound, but it has been
splattered with white paint.
Many adverts, like those on this board, were
displayed on boards around Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
in August 2010. Most were taken down when the Fringe ended, but not
This street can be busy with night life in the
late evenings, but it was very quiet when I took this photo, early on a
The steps in the background lead to Guthrie
Street. There has been some building work in this area recently, and
I think the stairs may now be closed.