Statement - incident in Leith

Following a serious incident in Edinburgh at the Imperial Dock area in Leith today, Scottish Greens Lothian MSP Lorna Slater said:

“My team and I are monitoring events very closely. Images of such a large ship in dry dock leaning at 45 degree angle is very concerning. 

“I understand that around 25 people have been injured in some way, with around 15 of them now in hospital. My thoughts are with them and others impacted by what must have been a terrifying experience. 

“Because of the nature of the incident there will clearly be a level of disruption for locals and for people travelling in and around the Leith area.

“I would ask people to exercise patience and where they can seek alternative routes to allow first responders and other agencies to go about their work.

“Our thanks go to the emergency services and other agencies who are working to deal with this and to assess the situation moving forward."