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An event marking the life of the faithful terriers Greyfriars Bobby has been held at his graveside on the anniversary of his death.

The commemoration service, which was organised by Edinburgh Council's Library and Information Service, marked 142 years since the death of Greyfriars Bobby, who's said to have kept a constant watch over his master's grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard following his death in 1858.

Lord Provost Donald Wilson, who welcomed guests to the event, said: ''The tale of this devoted dog has inspired both residents of Edinburgh and people the world over so it is fitting that we pay our respects in this way each year. That so many tourists and visitors flock to the memorial site is testament to the effect he has had on our great city.

'His story has become part of Edinburgh’s rich cultural heritage and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved for their support and hard work in bringing this heart warming event together.'

 

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