On this site stood the tenement known as Golfer's Land. It was built in the 17th century by Bailie John Paterson the golfer with, it is said, his share of the stakes from a golf match when he partnered the Duke of York (afterwards James VII) against two English noblemen. The bronze coat of arms is a copy of a stone carving which was built into Golfer's land. Another panel with Latin inscription by Dr Pitcairne, which may be seen in the courtyard to the rear, links the Paterson family with the Building and the name of golf.
Plaque Colour: Bronze
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Unitary Authority: City of Edinburgh Council
Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): City Centre
Scottish Parliament Constituency: Edinburgh Central