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Craig's Close

 
 

CRAIG'S CLOSE

Named after John Craig, wright and burgess,
Craig Close as with Allan's Close was demolished in 1932 to incorporate an extension to City Chambers therefore the upper part of this close no longer exists.

Originallly it ran from the High Street directly to Market Street but is now cut through by Cockburn Street. The bottom part of Craig's Close from still remains and allows a steep access to Market Street from Cockburn Street

A once residence, Andrew Hart, brought out an addition of the Bible here in 1610.

Both Robert Burns and Walter Scott had associations with Craig's Close.

The Isle of Man Tavern was located here and frequented by Robert Fergusson, Henry Raeburn, Deacon Brodie and Alexander Runciman.

The early Scotsman Newspaper Offices were also located here.

 
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