A guard of honour accompanied the old colours of the Scottish regiments from Edinburgh Castle to St Giles on November 15th 1883. A detachment from the Scots Greys and the regimental band and pipers of the Gordon Highlanders also took part in the procession. The route from the fortress to St Giles was lined with […]


Friends of Greyfriars Kirkyard: first meeting of the volunteer group A new friends group for Greyfriars Kirkyard Public Meeting to gather supporters for a new ‘Friends of’ group for Greyfriars Kirkyard We want to hear your visionfor the future of Greyfriars Kirkyard. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join us in setting up a […]

St Giles

 Possibly founded in the 12th century and dedicated to St Giles, the present building was erected in the 14th and continued to be extended until the early 16th century. The church was given collegiate status by Pope Paul II. Major alterations were undertaken in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the addition of the Thistle […]


“If you seek a monument, gaze around” – Sir Christopher Wren  Greyfriars Bobby’s statue at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row was created by William Brodie and donated by Baroness Burdett-Coutts. The drinking fountain may have been designed by George Cousin the city architect.  Great sculptors have lived and worked in Edinburgh for centuries, […]