Greyfriars' Bobby's Gravestone
Photograph taken January 14, 2011
Leaving the Graveyard
Here, Colour Sergeant Scott is leading the Yorkshire terrier,
Blue (representing Skye terrier, Greyfriars' Bobby) down the lane from the churchyard to Candlemaker Row.
He is accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel Huthwaite, commanding officer of
105th Regiment RA (volunteers).
They pause for a moment on reaching the exit to the graveyard at the top
of Candlemaker Row
This photo was taken on January 14, 2011, when a ceremony was arranged by
One o' Clock Gun
& Time Ball Association to lay a wreath at Greyfriars' Bobby's
gravestone in front of Greyfriars' Church.
Greyfriars' Bobby Story
Greyfriars' Bobby was a Skye terrier that sat at
his master's grave daily for fourteen years, from his master's death
in 1858. He used to leave the grave only for food, recognising the one
o'clock gun his signal to go for his lunch.
The one o' clock gun marks
its 150th anniversary in 2011. It has been fired from Edinburgh Castle
to indicate the time to shipping in the Firth of Forth and others.
The gun is fired daily, except on Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Greyfriars' Bobby Ceremony - More
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Greyfriars' Bobby Ceremony
George T Smith
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada
On reading the first paragraph on this page, George T Smith wrote:
"I was curious
about the RA Regiment, so I did a quick Google search on both the
105 Regt and its Colonel. It appears that the 105 regiment
does salutes at three castles.
aroused my curiosity because he wears parachute regiment wings so I
thought he would be a member of F Sphinx Battery Royal Horse
Artillery which is an airborne artillery regiment (currently in
Afghanistan) but he wears the RA regimental badge.
It seems they use
their light guns for saluting purposes. They look big enough to be
105 mm guns but I am out of touch with present day armament."
George T Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada: February 16, 2011