Burgh Court

The photograph shows the set for Burgh Court designed for Walt Disney’s film “Greyfriars Bobby’. The design of the shadow of the window indicates that the set may have been based on the plan of the actual courtroom in Parliament Square. image credit: Greyfriars Bobby World Premiere Souvenir brochure

School gate

Heriot’s grounds and Greyfriars kirkyard are connected by an ornamental gate. Peter Brown chased the little dog into the kirkyard through the gate. Dogs were not permitted in the kirkyard so the superintendent chased the terrier back to the school grounds. Eventually James Brown found that Bobby was a first class rat catcher and decided to allow him to remain in the kirkyard.