Remembering Greyfriars Bobby

Edinburgh’s best known pooch is commemorated tomorrow at a special service at Greyfriars Tolbooth and the Highland Kirk in Greyfriars Place, from 12.50pm.

Following the sounding of the one o-clock gun, local schoolchildren will lay flowers on the Skye Terrier’s grave.

Greyfriars Bobby  anniversary event

Remembering Greyfriars Bobby

Also in attendance will be Laurie Aitken from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who will say a few words about the fire which destroyed Old Greyfriars 170 years ago.

You can find out more about the history of Edinburgh’s Fire Service, and take a trip round Greyfriars Bobby’s favourite haunts, on Our Town Stories.

On a related note, representatives from the Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home will be along the road on at Central Library George IV Bridge from 10am – 2pm.


One thought on “Remembering Greyfriars Bobby

  1. Greyfriars Bobby will also be remembered at the ceremony by Pipe Major Jennifer Hutcheon playing the tune she wrote specially for him, “Tribute to Greyfriars Bobby”


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