This close dates from ~ 1521
It was on this close that the first ever editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica were printed.
Anchor Close leads to Cockburn Street
Anchor Tavern Howff of Crochallan Fencibles in Close Was Smellie’s Printing House where were Printed Burns’ Works And Encyclopaedia Britannica
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Parents Of Sir Walter Scott Resided Here Until 1771