Sir Sean Connery: Floral tributes laid at the Edinburgh plaque near to his childhood home

Bunches of flowers have been laid under Sir Sean Connery’s blue plaque close to his childhood Edinburgh home following the news that the James Bond star has passed away.

One of Scotland’s most famous faces and a former Edinburgh milkman, Connery passed away yesterday (Saturday) at the age of 90.

The plaque, which reads “Sean Connery, born Fountainbridge (25th August 1930), Oscar winning actor, International film star” is in place on Melvin Walk, just a stone’s throw from his childhood neighbourhood.

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And now, heartbroken locals have taken to the site of the plaque, which was unveiled in 2010, to pay their respects.

Tributes have been paid by a multitude of famous names and Hollywood stars.

Current James Bond Daniel Craig was one of the first to issue his tributes, while First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was ‘heartbroken’ when she heard the news/

There have been calls for a permanent tribute to Connery in the Capital, with several calling for the renaming of the West Approach Road close to where he grew up, while others have suggested the erection of a statue in the city.

The actor enjoyed a long and varied film career spanning 50 years, but Sir Sean will undoubtedly be remembered as the first – and some say definitive – James Bond.

Floral tributes have been laid at Sir Sean Connery's Edinburgh plaque
Floral tributes have been laid at Sir Sean Connery's Edinburgh plaque

His performance in Dr No in 1962 set the jobbing actor and former milkman on a path that would lead to Hollywood stardom and all its trappings.

Roles in Highlander, The Untouchables and Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade helped seal his position as one of Britain’s best-loved stars.

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Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90. (AP Photo, File)
Floral tributes have been laid at Sir Sean Connery's Edinburgh plaque
Floral tributes have been laid at Sir Sean Connery's Edinburgh plaque