Bomb disposal experts carried out a control explosion after an item was discovered on Annandale Street earlier today.
Emergency services were alerted to the item that was found in the street just before midday.
Streets were closed off and buildings were evacuated.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to Annandale Street around 11.50am on Friday 1st March following a report of a suspicious item.
“A cordon was established as precaution while the EOD carried out an assessment of this.
“The item was found not to pose any risk to the public and the community are thanked for their co-operation.
“Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding this item and anyone with concerns can speak to a local officer or contact Police Scotland on 101.”