A body has been found in woods near an Edinburgh hospital.

Police are investigating after the body was discovered on Morningside Terrace near the Royal Edinburgh Hospital on Friday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A body was recovered in a narrow wooded area on Morningside Terrace shortly before 2pm on Friday.

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"Inquiries are at an early stage to establish the persons's identity and the full circumstances surrounding their death.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."