Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh

Man’s Best Friend

The heartfelt tale of Greyfriars Bobby is one of the city’s best known and most loved stories.

A Skye Terrier who spent over 14 years guarding the grave of his beloved owner, Bobby was a familiar figure around Greyfriars Kirkyard, where he was fed and given shelter by local residents. Sergeant Scott of the Royal Engineers trained Bobby to associate the one o'clock gun with dinner time and from 1862 his appearances at Traill's Restaurant rooms at 6 Greyfriars Place became a daily spectacle!

Bobby died in 1872 and a year later a memorial water fountain was unveiled opposite the entrance to Greyfriars Kirkyard. Today, it is still a mecca for all those wanting to pay respect to this faithful wee pup.

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