Skye Terrier

'Blue'

at the exit from Greyfriars' Graveyard

January 2011

Colour Sergeant Scott and Skye Terrier Bleu, near the entrance to Greyfriars' Kirk at the top of Candlemaker Row

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                  Photograph taken January 14, 2011

 

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   Colour Sergeant Scott and Skye Terrier Bleu, near the entrance to Greyfriars' Kirk at the top of Candlemaker Row

 

Greyfriars

At the Churchyard Entrance

Here, Lieutenant Colonel Huthwaite, commanding officer of 105th Regiment RA (volunteers)  kneels beside the Yorkshire terrier, Blue (representing Skye terrier, Greyfriars' Bobby) held by Colour Sergeant Scott, at the entrance to Greyfriars' Kirk at the top of Candlemaker Row.

They have just walked the shout distance from Greyfriars' Bobby's gravestone in front of Greyfriars' Kirk.

Guard of Honour for Layiing the Wreath Ceremony at Greyfriars Bobby's Tombstone

Ceremony

This photo was taken on January 14, 2011, when a ceremony was arranged by the One o' Clock Gun & Time Ball Association to lay a wreath at Greyfriars' Bobby's gravestone in front of Greyfriars' Church.

Greyfriars' Bobby Story

Greyfriars' Bobby  was a Skye terrier that sat at his master's grave  daily for fourteen years, from his master's death in 1858.  He used to leave the grave only for food, recognising the one o'clock gun his signal to go for his lunch.

The one o' clock gun marks its 150th anniversary in 2011.  It has been fired from Edinburgh Castle to indicate the time to shipping in the Firth of Forth and others.   The gun is fired daily, except on Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Greyfriars' Bobby Ceremony  -  More Photos

Please click here to see more photos of this Greyfriars' Bobby Ceremony

 

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