Scotland's Forgotten History Podcast

Scotland's Forgotten History Podcast


Covenant Close and the International Covenant – The Royal Mile, Edinburgh – SFH104

November 17, 2021

The Royal Mile was the trunk of Old Edinburgh with a large number of small alleyways called closes, courts or wynds branching off on each side. Most of the alleyways are called “closes” which tend to be narrow with tall buildings on both sides and access private property. They all have their own names. One of them is called Covenant Close and as you might have guessed there is a story behind this.



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