is no definitive account of how this close acquired
its name, but it is commonly believed to be a derivation
of the Turing family, who owned property on this
site between 1478 and 1529.
first edition of 'The Edinburgh Review' was published
in this close in 1802, and Lord Heathfield, later to
become the hero of the siege of Gibraltar, lived here
while attending school.
close currently contains the HQ of the Cockburn Association,
the city's Civic Trust.