Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Pictures of Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh

Greyfriars is one of Edinburgh’s most famous kirkyards. Many stories are linked to Greyfriars but the one known best is that of Greyfriars Bobby. The Skye terrier was a faithful dog who refused to leave the grave of his master, John Gray, upon his death. For many years he watched over the grave, stirring the emotions of the people. He was built a shelter nearby and was fed regularly. The story of Greyfriars Bobby spread and soon, his story became one of Edinburgh’s unique stories.

When Bobby died, he was buried in Greyfriars. A bronze statue was sculpted for the small dog, which now stands just outside the kirk gates. Greyfriars Bobby (the statue) is now one of the many Edinburgh attractions. Travellers and visitors come to Greyfriars to learn his story and take pictures beside him.

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