Leith Walk Police Box
Croall Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4LT
Leith Walk Police Box is one of 85 police boxes designed by Ebenezer Macrae, City Architect for Edinburgh between 1931 and 1933, to complement Edinburgh’s classical architecture. The design features the city crest and Saltire patterned mouldings.
Box B6 was put into service on 29th May 1933 for use by the City of Edinburgh Police (an amalgamation of Leith Burgh Force and Edinburgh City Police). Originally it stood at the junction of Leith Walk and Albert Street but was moved 22 yards to the West on 19th May 1979 by the then recently formed Lothian and Borders Police.
This is an opportunity to see inside a police box and to meet a retired police officer who can tell you about life as a bobby working out of the police boxes.
Visit in Person
We will open for 20-25 minute in-person visits between 10am and 11.55am on Sunday 26th September.
Session 1: from 10am to 10.25am – Session 2: from 10.30am to 10.55am – Session 3: 11am to 11.25am and Session 4: from 11.30am to 11.55am.
Sessions can be booked at the link below or you can drop in and join if space allows. The Q & A session will take place in a gazebo outside the box. Please dress for the weather. In the event of a yellow weather warning- the event is likely to be cancelled. Any government COVID regulations in place at the time such as social distancing and mask-wearing will be adhered to. Visitors will be asked to sanitise their hands before entering the police box.
There are currently tram works on Leith walk so please check traffic diversions and bus routes before you travel.