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Edinburgh church celebrates landmark milestone

Thomas Baldwin reports on the 400th anniversary of Edinburgh: Greyfriars and a series of special events to mark the milestone.


Statue of Greyfriars Bobby

GREYFRIARS Kirk in Edinburgh, which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world because of its association with Greyfriars Bobby, the terrier who famously guarded his master’s grave for 14 years.

Harry Potter fans also visit to find the gravestone of Thomas Riddell, which may have inspired the name of a character in the series when J K Rowling was writing in the nearby Elephant House café.

It is also famous for its association with the Covenanters, church radicals of the 17th century. The celebrations will feature both its history and the vibrant community that the Kirk represents today. Festival organiser Gillian Couper said: “It is 400 years since the Kirk first opened its doors in 1620, making it one of Scotland’s oldest institutions, and it continues to thrive and grow to this day.

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