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One o’clock Gun

The first official firing of the One o’ clock Gun took place on the Half Moon Battery on 7th June 1861 after failing to fire on the previous two days. The signal was fired from an 18 pounder which replaced the 24 pounder used for firing salutes.

Andrew Cruickshank

Andrew Cruickshank played the part of Lord Provost William Chambers in the film ‘Greyfriars Bobby’. image credit Greyfriars Bobby World Premiere Souvenir brochure

Auld Jock

Alex McKenzie played the role of Auld Jock in the film ‘Greyfriars Bobby’. image credit: Greyfriars Bobby World Premiere souvenir brochure

Founder’s Day

June 3rd marks Founder’s Day at George Heriot’s School. A statue of the founder stands in an alcove over the north gate. The staff and pupils attend Greyfriars Kirk for the annual service. image credit ‘Reminiscences of Heriot’s Hospital’

Rosalie Crutchley

Rosalie Crutchley played the owner of Cauldbraes Farm’s wife in the film ‘Greyfriars Bobby’. image credit ‘The Illustrated Directory of Film Character Actors’.

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson played the owner of Cauldbraes Farm in the film ‘Greyfriars Bobby’. image credit Greyfriars Bobby World Premiere souvenir brochure.

West Hopes Farm

West Hopes Farm near Gifford, East Lothian was converted into Cauldbraes Farm for the film ‘Greyfriars Bobby’. image credit estate manager

Greyfriars

‘Greyfriars Graveyard’ by Charlotte Golledge is available from the Greyfriars Kirk bookshop. The book takes the reader on a tour of the kirkyard explaining the symbolism behind the stones and carvings. For further details contact: outreach@greyfriarskirk.com

Gennie Nevinson

Gennie Nevinson played the daughter of the owner of Cauldbraes Farm in ‘Greyfriars Bobby’. Gennie now lives in New South Wales, Australia. image credit ‘Greyfriars Bobby’.

Chief Constable Merrilees

Walt Disney presented Tam o’ Shanter to Chief Constable William Merrilees when the film was completed.