— #12 Newhaven Back Streets
A commonly-used shortcut to Newhaven Main Street for the folks that lived in the “posh houses” above Newhaven, such as Park Road and Derby Street, was to go down Park Steps to Auchinleck Brae and from there onto Main Street.
As is shown in an 1804 map of the village, Mr Auchinleck owned an apple orchard. It’s reputed that he instructed his workers to whistle while they picked the apples. By so doing, Auchinleck could check, just by listening, if any of them were eating his crop!
Auchinleck Brae had a number of houses were built on Auchinleck Brae around 1836, but these were demolished as part of the 1970s redevelopment. Today, the pend into Auchinleck Court is approximately where the street called Auchinleck Brae used to start. The brae (i.e. hill) up to Park Road, of course, is still there.