Hyndford’s Close Royal Mile High Street Edinburgh
Hyndford’s Close the entrance to the town residence of the Earls of Selkirk’s. The first Earl of Selkirk William Alexander who colonised Nova Scotia in 1630. Later to be occupied by Dr Daniel Rutherford a chemist and Botanist who discovered Nitrogen Gas in 1772. Rutherford was Sir Walter Scott’s uncle his sister being Walter’s mother. The close was named after the Carmichael’s of Hyndford.