with many closes in the Royal Mile, the origin of this
name is not definitive, but it is most often linked with
William de Carriberis (aka Carroberos, Carabris), a magistrate
and merchant who resided nearby in the early 1450's.
famous residents through the years have included the poet Allan
Ramsay (1684-1758), and James
Young Simpson, who discovered the anaesthetic
properties of chloroform while running a dispensary on