In Edinburgh, there stands a life-size monument of a Skye Terrier near the main entrance of the Greyfriars Kirkyard. The shrine is dedicated to Greyfriars Bobby, Scotland’s most famous dog and the embodiment of the fierce loyalty that is notable of man’s best friend.
In this heartwarming book, George Robinson narrates the life of the fabled dog that showed unwavering devotion to his owner even after his death.
Walk through 19th century Edinburgh and be amazed as you discover the extraordinary true story of Greyfriars Bobby and the One o’clock Gun!
1858 Bobby appears in Greyfriars Kirkyard
1861 The One o’clock Gun set up
1862 John Traill takes over the Coffee House at Greyfriars Place
1864 Bobby’s story appears in the newspapers
1867 The Lord Provost buys Bobby a licence and collar
1868 James Brown the kirkyard superintendent dies
1869 Lady Burdett- Coutts visits Bobby
1872 Bobby passes away
1873 Bobby’s drinking fountain unveiled
1912 Eleanor Atkinson’s novel ‘Greyfriars Bobby’ published
1925 Auld Jock’s memorial stone set up in Greyfriars Kirkyard
1949 MGM’s ‘Challenge to Lassie’ released
1961 Disney’s ‘Greyfriars Bobby’ released
2005 Piccadilly’s ‘The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby’ released
2006 James Brown’s memorial stone set up in Greyfriars Kirkyard
2006 Master Gunner Findlay’s headstone set up in St Cuthbert’s Kirkyard
2006 Colour Sergeant Scott’s headstone set up in Piershill Cemetery