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“Edinburgh’s Hiddden Walks” This short walk takes you on a tour around the tombstones of edinburgh’s more notable characters in the kirkyard surrounding the Greyfriars Kirk which also has its own mini museum dedicated to Greyfriars bobby. Opposite the entrance sits the statue of the Skye terrier at the top of Candlemaker Row, the dog has done far more to spread the word of the Greyfriars than any human buried there. Harry… Read More

Greyfriars Kirk, a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland is in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town where a church has stood since 1620. We try to be a welcoming, inclusive community and to respond to local needs in a variety of ways. Worship takes place during the week as well as on Sundays in English and Gaelic. The Kirk is also a major venue for the arts, a tourist destination… Read More

In 1850 a gardener called John Gray, together with his wife Jess and son John, arrived in Edinburgh. Unable to find work as a gardener he avoided the workhouse by joining the Edinburgh Police Force as a night watchman. To keep him company through the long winter nights John took on a partner, a diminutive Skye Terrier, his ‘watchdog’ called Bobby.  Together John and Bobby became a familiar sight trudging through the… Read More