Police in Scotland issued a statement this evening regarding the incident in Annandale Street this afternoon.
We reproduce it in full.
A 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.'
The police statement further clarified that the object was found on the pavement opposite the mosque, not at the mosque.