World pipe band champion…

World pipe band champion Jwill be playing the annual lament to the world famous dog during Greyfriars Bobby Commemoration Day as 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 pipe tune during the event. She  has […]

Bruce Vickery gave a…

 gave a first class presentation on the life and work  the first Astronomer Royal for Scotland at the Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh last Wednesday. A reporter for ‘The Scotsman’ was in the audience. A member of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh and the Calton Stakeholders Committee, Bruce has spent the last two years […]

We’re grateful to Bob Lawson…

We’re grateful  for bringing our attention to the Watchman of Ystad who blows his copper horn to signal the time from 21.15 to 01.00 nightly from the tower of St:a Maria Church. A single note is blown every fifteen minutes, to each of the town’s four cardinal points to assure the citizens that ‘All’s well’. […]

Although Greyfriars Church Visitor Centre…

Although Greyfriars Church Visitor Centre is now closed for the winter, visitors to the capital will be able to look round the historic graveyard. Before it closed, in addition to the U.K, visitors from the U.S.A, Russia, the Netherlands and Japan stopped in to see and admire John MacLeod’s outstanding painting of Greyfriars Bobby. She […]