back to 1456, the location was the backdrop
to a fateful day. On February 9th 1567, Queen
Mary and her train were coming up the Wynd,
following a visit to Darnley at Kirk o' Field.
that very time, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell and
his accomplices, were making their way down this narrow
alley with explosives, designed for Darnley's assassination.
Wynd was one of the 'bounds' of the Town Guard in 1685.