FIREFIGHTERS have been called out to a blaze at a former hospital on the outskirts of Musselburgh.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they received a call at about 6.15pm today (Sunday) regarding a fire at Edenhall Hospital.

Crews from Newcraighall, Dalkeith, Musselburgh, Liberton, Marionville and McDonald Road are all on the scene.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed firefighters were still on scene at 7.45pm.

The hospital closed its doors in 2010 and has been for sale since 2016.

In 2019, Stewart Milne Homes Ltd withdrew a planning application to develop the site for housing.

The site, which was associated with the estate of the Lindsay family in the early 19th century, became disused in 2010 following NHS Lothian’s decision to relocate services to the newly developed Musselburgh Primary Care Centre.