Detective Inspector Chris Millar said: “At approximately 10:45pm, police on mobile patrol came across a 59-year-old man with serious injuries in a carpark outside commercial premises in the Longwood Road area.
“He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.
“We are working to ascertain what happened to this man.
“I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any other information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1360 15/08/17.
“Alternatively, information can be passed to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously by telephoning 0800 555 111.”