Police Box and Telephone Box


Royal Mile, Edinburgh

March 2007

Royal Mile  -  Telephone box and police box in Lawnmarket

 Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                Photo taken 10 March 2007


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  Royal Mile  -  Telephone box and police box in Lawnmarket




The Lawnmarket is part of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, between St Giles Church and Tollbooth Church, now 'The Hub'.

The telephone box and police box in this photo are in the Lawnmarket.  They are close to the junction with George IV Bridge.  In the background are the hoardings erected for the demolition of the former Lothian Region Headquarters (built 1968, demolished 2007).

The location of the telephone box and police box can be seen (centre left) in this panoramic view:

The Royal Mile  -  360 degree panoramic view from the junction with Bank Street and George IV Bridge

Police Boxes

Police Boxes, similar to the one above were once in use throughout Edinburgh:

- by the policemen making contact with their local police stations ( long before the days of mobile phones) and

by the public to make emergency telephone calls.

Now the Police Boxes are either lying unused, like this one, or have been converted to other uses, particularly as snack bars and coffee stalls:

Police Box converted to a snack bar at the corner of Morningside Road and Springvalley Gardens - June 2006