A man's body was found near a beach in the east of Scotland.

Police have started an investigation after a man’s body was found near a beach in the east of Scotland.

The discovery was made by two members of the public at Portobello in Edinburgh at about 06:30 on Sunday.

Police Scotland said: “Police can confirm that the body of a man was found in the area of Portobello Promenade.

“Inquiries are at a very early stage and more information will be released when available.”   #447228508.P1210851small