Six people have had to be rescued near Cramond Island after being cut off by the tide.
They were “waist deep” in water when rescue teams reached them at around 4pm today.
A further two people were stranded on the Island and were taken ashore by RNLI crews.
Lifeboats from South Queesnferry and Kinghorn were scrambled as well as a local Coastguard team.
A spokesperson for H.M. Coastguard said “We were alerted to six people who were waist deep in water on the walkway and two on the Island.
“Kinghorn and South Queensferry lifeboats were sent and everyone has been taken ashore to be met by the Coastguard teams.”