High School Wynd is a
narrow lane leading from the
to Infirmary Street.
The book Modern Athens, published in 1829,
"... The houses were piled to an
enormous height, some of them amounting to twelve stories ;
these were denominated lands.
The access to the separate
lodgings, in these high piles, was by a common stair, exposed to
every inconvenience, arising from filth, steepness, darkness, and
danger from fire; and such in a good measure, is the situation of
the Old Town in this hour."