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Baroness Angela Georgia Burdett-Coutts commissioned a granite fountain with the statue of Bobby placed on top. The bronze was sculptured from life, by Wm Brodie RSA, in 1870.

It was to be sited on the pavement near the Kirkyard at the top of Candlemaker Row as a lasting memory of Bobby, the little Skye terrier that had become a legend by that time.

Donated by Baroness Angela Georgia Burdett-Coutts to the city of Edinburgh, the fountain and statue was unveiled, without ceremony, on Saturday morning, 15th November 1873.

In the 1950’s, due to hygiene regulation, the water to the drinking troughs has been turned off.

The original sculpture, together with an Engraved Collar from the Lord Provost Sir William Chambers, Bobby’s Dinner Dish from John Traill and photographs can be seen in The Museum of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile.

The inscription which can still be seen, reads: “A tribute to the affectionate fidelity of Greyfriars Bobby. In 1858 this faithful dog followed the remains of his master to Greyfriars Churchyard and lingered near the spot until his death in 1872, with permission erected by Baroness Burdett-Coutts.”

Queen Victoria also visited Bobby in the Kirkyard.


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  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture

  • thank you Donna, it was a rainy evening in early December…

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  • biddumy
    biddumyover 1 year ago

    Great angle and capture!!!

  • thanks Evelyn :)

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  • Francis  McCafferty
    Francis McCaf...over 1 year ago

    Stuning Perfecto Image YOU got this spot on, WINNER..I watched The Walt Disney Movie last week. Must go for A Beer & Bar Lunch sometime Edinburgh is COOOL

  • oh yes, which reminds me of my invitation for dinner in Edinburgh from years ago…

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  • AfreshStudio
    AfreshStudioover 1 year ago

    Thanks for the memories ♥ We left Edinburgh such a long time ago.

  • you are welcome Pauline…it is a place where I always love to return :)

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaB6 months ago

    October 16, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • thanks Teresa

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotland6 months ago

    Used to be my local when out in Edinburgh. Cool piece.

  • I love Edinburgh and all the kewl pubs and places to enjoy and capture…will go visit again soon :) thanks for the feature!!!

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