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Year: 2021

Epidemics of 1645 and now: Old Problems, Same Solutions?

6th Sep, 2021

Earlier this year The Real Mary King’s Close broadcast a live virtual tour filled with interesting findings and acclaimed expertise from our knowledgeable guides and fellow history buffs. One certain history buff, Dr Aaron Allen, a Scottish History Expert from The University of Edinburgh decided to go one step further and compare the Epidemics of 1645 and now, detailing how the same old problems, sometimes require the same old solutions.

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The Close During the World Wars

20th Jul, 2021

Read more about an air raid shelter under Edinburgh’s City Chambers, a soldier bear and Mary King’s Close during the First and Second World War.

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APRIL FOOLS: Cows Back on The Close

1st Apr, 2021

This was an April Fools: For our grand reopening in May 2021, we’re welcoming real-life cows back to the former cowshed on The Close.

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Who Was Mary King?

2nd Feb, 2021

Our namesake was a woman ahead of her time. Her fascinating story tells of power, fine garments, and the naming of a close.

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