City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

New Flag Pole For Edinburgh Castle

By edg - Posted on 07 March 2012

Edinburgh Castle battlements

Historic Scotland is seeking planning permission from the City of Edinburgh Council to install a new flagpole at Edinburgh Castle that will be seen from Princes Street.

Nick Finnigan, Edinburgh Castle Executive Manager, said: “The new site we are looking at will mean that visitors to the castle can have their picture taken in front of the flag which has never been possible before due to the height of the existing flagpoles.”

The new flagpole will fly the Saltire which will be visible from key tourist routes from Calton Hill; Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley station.

The flagpole would be located close to St Margaret’s Chapel and, if permission is granted, building work will be scheduled to minimise the inconvenience to visitors.