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Monday, March 23, 2009

Tour Scotland Greyfriars Bobby

Tour Scotland Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh. Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th century Edinburgh, Scotland, after reportedly spending fourteen years guarding his owner's grave, until his own death on 14th January 1872. Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman, and the two were inseparable for approximately two years. On 15 February 1858 Gray died of tuberculosis. He was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby, who survived Gray by fourteen years, is said to have spent the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave. Bobby died in 1872 and could not be buried within the cemetery itself, since it was consecrated ground; instead, he was buried just inside the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard, not far from John Gray's grave. Today, a small statue of Greyfriars Bobby stands in front of the Greyfriars Bobby pub, which is located near Greyfriars Kirkyard.

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