Walt Disney decided to film the story of the little dog based on Eleanor Atkinson’s novel in 1960. Although he intended to film in Greyfriars kirkyard, the noise of the passing traffic made this impossible. Sets were built at Shepperton Studios in Surrey. image credit Greyfriars Bobby World Premiere Souvenir brochure
The One o’ Clock Gun Asscn has sponsored Craig Ross from Dalkeith who will be walking along the canal from Fountainbridge to Ratho to raise funds for the Grassmarket Community Centre’s trip to Africa in September. Craig is the assistant caretaker at Greyfriars Kirk.
Professor Andy Lawrence of the Royal Observatory gave a very entertaining talk on Professor Piazzi Smyth and his wife Jessie at Lauriston Castle today. The venue was ideal as the guests were given a guided tour of the unique building which Professor Piazzi Smyth and his wife probably visited when he was Astronomer Royal for Scotland. image credit Royal Observatory Edinburgh.
The ‘Greyfriars Bobby A-Z’ is available from Edinburgh Books at the West Port, Edinburgh. The book contains the facts on the books, films and the characters connected with the little dog. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobby stored his bones under Jean Grant’s table tombstone on the east side of Greyfriars kirkyard. The One o’ clock Gun did not fire on Sundays and John Traill’s restaurant where he went for his dinner would be closed.