World pipe band champion ...
World pipe band champion Jennifer S. R. Hutcheon will be playing the annual lament to the world famous dog during Greyfriars Bobby Commemoration Day as Pipe Major Bob Anderson is no longer able to play due to an operation on his hand.
The composer of a ‘Tribute to Greyfriars Bobby’ Jennifer will be playing the jaunty tribute during the event.
Dog lovers wishing to attend Greyfriars Bobby Commemoration Day should telephone the Central Library, Edinburgh on 0131 242 8000 or email: email@example.com for further details.
This week’s photo shows Jennifer after winning the World Pipe Band Championships Banner and Trophies when she was playing with Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band.
Photo credit: Bob Lawson.
Added on Friday 21 December 2012.
Saturday December 15...
Saturday December 15 marks the anniversary of the death of Walt Disney.
Added on Monday 10 December 2012.
Monday 3rd December...
Monday 3rd December marks the death of Robert Louis Stevenson the Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer.
Added on Monday 03 December 2012.
Autumn has arrived...
Autumn has arrived in Edinburgh and the leaves are falling rapidly from the trees in West Princes Street Gardens.
Added on Sunday 18 November 2012.
The Scottish Storytelling Centre...
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, the world’s first purpose built modern centre for live storytelling, is located on the High Street, Edinburgh.
Added on Tuesday 13 November 2012.
Added on Tuesday 16 October 2012.
The tombstone of John Mylne...
The tombstone of John Mylne, the Master Mason to the Crown of Scotland stands almost directly across from Greyfriars Bobby’s headstone.
Added on Tuesday 09 October 2012.
When William McGonagall...
When William McGonagall the poet died in 1902, he was buried in an unmarked grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh.
Added on Tuesday 02 October 2012.
During the 1860s...
During the 1860s, George Watson’s College for Boys stood directly across from Heriot’s Hospital in Lauriston Place.
Added on Thursday 27 September 2012.
In the 1860s electrician and lightning rod salesman...
In the 1860s electrician and lightning rod salesman James Spratt from Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. became the first manufacturer to market dog biscuits on a worldwide scale, introducing his ‘Patented Meat Fibrine Dog Cake’ after observing stray dogs devouring ship’s hardtack on Liverpool Docks.
Added on Monday 17 September 2012.
E-mails of condolence are coming in...
E-mails of condolence are coming in, now that Bombardier Blue the mascot of the One o’Clock Gun & Time Ball Association is no longer with us.
Added on Monday 10 September 2012.
An exhibition on the work...
An exhibition on the work of architect William Henry Playfair is now running at Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh.
Added on Thursday 06 September 2012.
Donald Wilson the Lord Provost...
Donald Wilson the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh is very much aware of the importance of the city’s traditions, especially the history of the One o’clock Gun and Greyfriars Bobby.
Added on Wednesday 29 August 2012.
The Tron Kirk...
The Tron Kirk in the High Street has now been opened as a visitor centre.
Added on Thursday 23 August 2012.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival ...
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is now running in Charlotte Square garden at the west end of Edinburgh.
Added on Wednesday 15 August 2012.
In 1860 a committee...
In 1860 a committee was set up to restore Edinburgh’s market cross which had been demolished in 1756 due to the fact that it obstructed the progress of the traffic in the High Street.
Added on Tuesday 07 August 2012.
In May 1883 William Chambers...
In May 1883 William Chambers whose health was failing rapidly received a letter from the Prime Minister stating that the Queen would like to offer him a baronetcy.
Added on Thursday 02 August 2012.
The ceremony to mark...
The ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Master Gunner Findlay by the Royal Artillery Association, the One o’Clock Gun & Time Ball Association and the Scottish Military Heritage Centre project members went like clockwork.
Added on Monday 23 July 2012.
A small ceremony...
A small ceremony will be held on Wednesday 18th July in St Cuthbert’s graveyard to mark the 150th annversary of the death of Master Gunner Findlay who helped to set up the One o’clock Gun.
Added on Monday 16 July 2012.
Deirdre Brock the Deputy Lord Provost...
Deirdre Brock the Deputy Lord Provost will be present at the opening of the refurbished Greyfriars Bobby Bar on 10 July.
Added on Friday 06 July 2012.