Hawks to fight gulls.
The birds-of-prey are ditching their day jobs in a falconry display team to battle for the city's skies with the plague of gulls.
Housing association bosses have called in the falconry team to drive the flocks of dive-bombing gulls out of the city.
The news comes after the team successfully exterminated a rabbit causing thousands of pounds of damage to a war memorial at Edinburgh Castle.
The birds-of-prey belong to Fife-based Elite Falconry which has an in-demand sideline in exterminating vermin.
Janet Cooper, 37, who runs the Falconry Centre near Kirkcaldy said: "If we bring a hawk out, the gulls will eventually fly away if they know the hawk is not going to budge."