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Letter from Scotland

I see them every morning “creeping like a snail unwillingly to school”. They’re back. The new term began this week for Scotland’s 700,000 school pupils. Some are like Shakespeare’s snails, others have “shining morning...

Celebrating Greyfriars Bobby

  It is 143 years since Greyfriars Bobby died and earlier today a service in Greyfriars Kirk yard remembered him and his devotion to his master. Deidre Brock, Depute Lord Provost, who hosted the event, said:...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

Greyfriars Bobby's Headstone Service and Reception: following the sound of the 1 o'clock gun, local schoolchildren will lay flowers on  the Skye Terrier's grave. Also in attendance will be Laurie Aitken of the Scottish Fire...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Go on a digital treasure hunt this summer

A new app deveoped by Desgin Informatics researchers at the University of Edinburgh aims to challenge children to track down some of the city's most valuable artifacts in a digital treasure hunt. Utilising GPS technology...

Greyfriars Bobby vandalised following repairs

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information following vandalism to an iconic city-centre monument.Sometime between 1pm on Tuesday 1 October 2013 and 5pm on Wednesday 2 october 2013 the statue in tribute to Greyfriar's...

Greyfriars Bobby gets a makeover

The council have decided to splash the cash on renovating and restoring the Greyfriars Bobby statue.Scotland’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby, is to get a facelift this week following a Facebook campaign that...

Cast of Greyfriars Bobby sold today

Greyfriars Bobby Sells For £3,100 and is set to return to the Isle of SkyeThe original plaster model of Edinburgh’s famous Greyfriars Bobby, valued at up to £1,000, was sold today at Lyon &...

Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar – no dog’s dinner….

by Simon Walton / main picture Black Stallion Photography150 years in the making, Edinburgh’s oldest puppy is groomed to perfection for its restoration celebrations, topped out by a VIP lunch for invited guests, held...


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