Bobby on the beat

Finally, a footnote on Greyfriars Bobby. Bobby was, of course, the Skye terrier (my auto spell-check changed this to Skype terrier, thus surely coining a term for a person who IMs you incessantly) whose loyalty and devotion in refusing to abandon his departed master Auld Jock’s grave inspired generations. So what genius thought this would be a good sign to put at the Kirkyard entrance? Or is the cold-hearted Sexton alive and well, and working for Edinburgh council?

Bobbies keep out

Author: Stuart Dunn

I do various things, but mainly I am Professor of Spatial Humanities at King's College London's . My interests include things computational, cartographic and archaeological.

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