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Constitution Street

Work on building the tram route through Constitution Street began Autumn 2019. See estimated timelines of when work will be finished in this area. 

Constitution Street is seperated into smaller sections of work. These are:

  • Foot of the Walk to Coatfield Lane
  • Coatfield Lane to Queen Charlotte Street 
  • Queen Charlotte Street to Baltic Street
  • Baltic Street to Tower Street

Both SFN and MUS will carry out works in this section. This includes works associated with the Robert Burns statue, situated on Baltic Street, being removed and undergoing restoration, before being returned once construction is complete. Whilst moving the statue we discovered a hidden time capsule in the base from when it was orginally erected in 1897, find out more about the contents of the time capsule.

In addition, the South Leith Parish Church wall will be taken down and re-built. The memorials on the inner face of the wall will also be removed and protected so that they can be reinstated when the wall is re-built. Download the South Leith Parish Church wall reinstatement plans (PDFs). 

Traffic management

There is no access to Constitution Street for any traffic aside from Laurie Street to Kirkgate House car park. The footpath that runs next to the South Leith Parish Church will be closed for the duration of the works. All other footways on the street will remain open. No on-street parking will be available.