The Queen of Scots’ most remembered link with Dundee is that in 1564 she gave The Howff to the citizens. This piece of land had been the garden of Greyfriars Monastery, which was destroyed in 1548. It was used as a graveyard and also as a meeting place (that’s what “howff” means) for the Nine Trades of Dundee until the 18th century.

You can read the story on the plaque at the entrance to The Howff in Meadowside, and the event is commemorated in stained glass in the McManus Gallery.