Road closures for funeral cortege of Barry MartinMembers of the public expected to line Royal Mile to pay respects

St Giles' Cathedral.

There will be road closures and rolling road-blocks in parts of the city tomorrow (Friday 17 February) for the funeral of Barry Martin, the firefighter who sadly died last month following the fire at the former Jenners store on Princes Street.

As a mark of respect, all uniformed emergency services personnel can travel free of charge on Lothian Buses on Friday 17 February (those not in uniform can show their staff IDs on the bus). 

The funeral cortege will leave McDonald Road Fire Station, travel along Leith Walk and go on to London Road. It will then make its way through Abbeyhill before arriving on the Royal Mile at noon. It is expected to arrive at St Giles’ Cathedral at about 1230hrs where the funeral service will be held.

McDonald Road will be closed to traffic between 1030hrs and 1200hrs. Rolling road-blocks will be in effect between McDonald Road and the Royal Mile.

The Royal Mile will be closed to all traffic between 1000hrs and 1500hrs.

Full diversion information can be found below.

McDonald Road will be closed between 1030hrs and 1200hrs on Friday 17 February.

Service 10 (Towards Western Harbour)
Between Elm Row and Broughton Road, buses will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road and McDonald Road.
Service 10 (Towards Bonaly)
Between Bonnington Road and Elm Row, buses will be diverted via Pilrig Street and Leith Walk.

The Royal Mile will be closed between 1000hrs and 1500hrs on Friday 17 February.

Service 35 (northbound)
Between Forrest Road and Abbeymount, buses will divert via George IV Bridge, Bank Street, The Mound, Hanover Street, George Street, South St. David Street, Princes Street, Waterloo Place and Regent Road towards Ocean Terminal.

Service 35 (southbound)
Between Abbeymount and South Bridge, buses will divert via Regent Road, Waterloo Place and North Bridge towards Heriot-Watt.

Members of the public are welcome to pay their respects on the Royal Mile from 1200hrs as the cortege makes it way to the cathedral.

The thoughts of all of Team Lothian are with the family, friends and colleagues of Barry Martin at this very sad time.