|Immortalised by the Walt Disney film, the little dog known as Greyfriars Bobby is one of Edinburgh's most famous characters.|
|Bobby was the pet of policeman John Gray who died in 1858. The loyalty of the little Skye terrier was so great that for 14 years the dog lived on his master's grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard.|
In this time dog became a much loved local figure, being fed and looked after by locals. Then when Greyfriar's Bobby died in 1872 he was buried in the churchyard close to his master.
A statue of the terrier is now situated on Candlemakers Row, and is one of the most photographed statues in Edinburgh, if not the whole of Scotland. The dog's collar is on display in the Huntly House Museum in the Canongate stretch of the Royal Mile.
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