Edinburgh castle in new flagpole bid

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HISTORIC Scotland has applied to City of Edinburgh Council for permission to install a new flagpole at Edinburgh Castle.

The Council will consider the planning application on whether the heritage agency can proceed with the installation, which will be visible from Princes Street.

The new flagpole will be visible from Princes Street  © Deadline News

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

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