Dugdale lauds the Dogs Trust ahead of annual Greyfriars Bobby service
Kezia Dugdale has praised the work of The Dogs Trust ahead of the 147th anniversary of the death of Greyfriars Bobby.
The Scottish Labour MSP will attend a commemorative event today, accompanied by hergoldencockerspanielpuppy, Brodie.
Held at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, the annual event has been organised by The Dogs Trust to observe the importance of man’s best friend.
A service will take place as the one o’clock gun sounds, which is said to be the time at which Bobby left his master’s
grave each day for a free meal at a nearby cafe.
Skye Terrier Bobby is said to have stood guard over his master’s grave for 14 years before dying in 1872, with books and films chronicling his story.
Speeches will be made by those in attendance, with pupils from George Heriot’s school laying flowers at Bobby’s headstone.
Ms Dugdale said: “My partnerandihaverecentlybecome the proud owners of our own gorgeous golden cocker spaniel,brodie,andwe’velovedevery minute of having him in our lives. The story of Greyfriars Bobby shows the extraordinary bond that exists between dogs and their owners.
“I want to praise the Dogs Trust for taking on this year’s commemorative event and ensuring that the anniversary was marked again with the support it deserves.”
Kezia Dugdale will be at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh