Falling chimney smashes into bus on Nicolson Street

A man on the bus was injured by the hit

The roads of Edinburgh were thrown into chaos this morning after a chimney fell off a Nicolson Street building hitting a stationary bus.

One man was injured after the chimney hit the top deck of a Number 5 bus at around 9:30 this morning.

A section of Nicolson Street from near Old College to Nicolson Square Gardens remained closed after police deemed the area to be “unsafe”.

Some debris from the incident is yet to be moved, whilst many bus routes in the area have been diverted onto Potterrow causing major congestion around the city centre.