It’s a dog’s life: remembering Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby eventYesterday was all about Greyfriars Bobby, as Edinburgh’s most famous pooch was remembered on the anniversary of his death. School pupils gathered in Greyfriars Kirkyard to place wreaths on the grave of the Skye terrier and a new song ‘The Tribute to Greyfriars Bobby’ was played for the first time by piper Jennifer Hutcheon.

Lord Provost Donald Wilson said: “It’s humbling to think that it was one of my Lord Provost predecessors who saved Greyfriars Bobby from an unhappy fate nearly 150 years ago.

“The story of this doting dog has won the hearts of millions of people all over the world and I am proud to be playing a role in today’s commemoration ceremony.”

To find out more about Bobby visit the exhibition currently on display in Central Library or follow the Greyfriars Bobby Trail on the Our Town Stories web site.

And take a look at this video to see more from yesterday’s ceremony:

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