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Topic: Greyfriars Kirk

  Greyfriars Kirk - Edinburgh, Scotland
Dedicated in 1620, Greyfriars Kirk was the first "reformed" church in Edinburgh and became the center of a good bit of history.
Greyfriars was built amid a cemetery that Mary Queen of Scots proposed in 1562 because there was no more burial space at St.
Sources: Greyfriars Kirk and Frommer's Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1st ed.
www.sacred-destinations.com /scotland/edinburgh-greyfriars-kirk.htm   (349 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh - Greyfriars Kirk revamp an answer to prayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Last year, almost 20,000 visited the landmark kirk just off George IV Bridge, a massive 23 per cent increase on the previous full season before it was closed for much of 2003 so the work could be carried out.
But kirk chiefs also admitted they were forced to dip into their reserves to cover a £40,000 deficit in the project after the contractors went into receivership and additional work was required on stained glass windows.
Craig Marshall, Greyfriars’ administrator, said he was delighted with the 23 per cent increase on the 2002 figures - particularly after a lean year while the work was under way.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /edinburgh.cfm?id=367592005   (759 words)

 Pictures of Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh
Greyfriars is such a peaceful place that people come here to relax,, or even draw.
The site occupied by Greyfriars Kirk and the very well known graveyard surrounding it has had religious connections from very early times.
The building of Greyfriars Kirk began in 1602 re-using stonework from the Dominican convent at Sciennes and was the first church built in Edinburgh after the Reformation.
www.scotland-flavour.co.uk /greyfriars-kirkyard.html   (1084 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Greyfriars Bobby kirk facelift
Greyfriars Church was the venue for the signing of the National Covenant, which separated church and state, in 1638.
Cromwell's troops used the kirk as barracks between 1650 to 1653, and in the following century it was badly damaged while being used as a gunpowder store by the town council.
She said: "The church was badly in need of a lot of repair work, particularly to the roof and stone work, so now that it has been done we hope we are up and running for the next 60 years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/3598125.stm   (393 words)

 The Kirk of Greyfriars in the Old Town of Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Kirk of the Greyfriars - built in 1620, the first new church after the Reformation - was named after the Franciscan friars whose friary was on the site of the churchyard from 1447 until 1560.
The National Covenant was signed at Greyfriars in 1638 and the Martyrs' Monument and Covenanters' Prison bear witness to those turbulent times.
Greyfriars is so often associated only with Bobby, the little dog, who sat by his master's grave for 14 years but it is rich in Scottish history too and the kirkyard has a superb collection of l7th and 18th century monuments.
www.edinburgholdtown.org.uk /att15.htm   (109 words)

 Return of Greyfriars Bobby - Evening Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Greyfriars Bobby represents a story of courage, loyalty, and devotion that extends beyond the grave.
The story of the little terrier that was so loyal to its master it guarded his grave in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, has already been told once in a much-loved Disney version.
The truth is Greyfriars Bobby belonged to John Gray, who was a policeman, and we went back to the original article in The Scotsman, where two court reporters recorded the Lord Provost saving this dog.
www.eveningtimes.co.uk /lo/features/7021709.html   (637 words)

 Greyfriars Kirk Nightime
After a day of wandering around the Scottish countryside exploring castles off the beaten path, Mark and Debbie took me back to Greyfriars Kirk Cemetery for a nightime investigation.
Inside Greyfriar's Mark unlocked the tomb of "McKenzie" whom is supposed to be the entity haunting "Covenanter's Black Mausoleum".
The hauntings in the "Covenanter's" part of the cemetery started in 1989, supposedly when a homeless man broke into this tomb located in the "Greyfriar's Kirk" section.
www.ghastlyghosthunter.com /greyfriars_kirk_night.html   (602 words)

 Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, which took place on 22 June 1679, over 1200 prisoners were brought to Edinburgh, of which around 400 were held in Greyfriars Churchyard, in a spot now known as the COVENANTERS' PRISON.
They were kept their under guard for five winter months, with little more than four ounces of bread and water, and little shelter, before either being executed, transported abroad as slaves, or else were given their liberty on signing oaths of allegiance to the king.
Many Covenanters died in the prison and were buried in Greyfriars kirkyard, in the spot traditionally reserved for criminals.
www.covenanter.org.uk /Greyfriars   (498 words)

 Photo Tour of Greyfriars Bobby and Cemetery in Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Description of Greyfriars Kirkyard Greyfriars Kirkyard and Bobby are part of one of Edinburgh's most peaceful spots where people come to unwind.
Stories of body snatching in Greyfriars Local stories of times when fresh bodies were stolen from Greyfriars to be sold to University students.
Greyfriars Kirkyard and Bobby on the web Links to other web pages related to Greyfriars Bobby and Kirkyard.
www.stuckonscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/greyfriars-pictures.html   (484 words)

 The Descendants of Andrew Nisbet and Margaret Stewart
Andrew Nisbet, born 10-Jan-1749 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, baptized 10-Jan-1749 in Greyfriars New Kirk Parish, Scotland, died 3-Apr-1790 in Greyfriars New Kirk Parish, Scotland, buried in Greyfriars Cemetery.
Janet Nisbet, born 5-Jun-1774 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, baptized 30-Jun-1774 in Greyfriars New Kirk Parish, Scotland, died __.
Margaret Nisbet, born 16-Sep-1780 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, baptized 20-Sep-1780 in Greyfriars New Kirk Parish, Scotland, died 19-Jul-1852 in New Glasgow, Queens, PE, buried in New Glasgow, Queens, PE.
www.islandregister.com /nisbet.html   (16877 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Greyfriars Kirk revamp an answer to prayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
JOY: Greyfriars administrator Craig Marshall is delighted with the 23 per cent increase on the 2002 figures.
The shatterproof glass is made of sodium salt of bisphenol A which has been treated with phosgene, a deadly compound.
Jail for kirk treasurer who stole £40,000 (11-Aug-06)
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=367592005   (808 words)

 Overview of Greyfriars Kirk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Situated inside the Flodden Wall on the southernmost edge of the Old Town of Edinburgh, Greyfriars Kirk was built on the site of the 13th-century Grey Friars (Franciscan) Monastery, which had been sacked by a Calvinist mob in 1558.
So large was the crowd that it was taken out into the churchyard and spread on a gravestone to allow those who had been unable to get into the packed church to add their names.
Today, Greyfriars kirkyard has the best collection of 17th century monuments in Scotland and is the last resting place of many notables including architect William Adam and two of his sons, poet Allan Ramsay, geologist James Hutton, architect James Craig, historian William Robertson and, paradoxically, George Mackenzie, prosecutor of the Covenanters.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk:81 /scotgaz/features/featurefirst1038.html   (347 words)

 Candlemaker Row, Greyfriars Community Project, Gareth Hoskins
The joint venture between Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh City Council and Hillcrest Housing Association aims to develop a community facility that will support the homeless and disadvantaged in Edinburgh.
The proposals will focus on the continued provision and development of the site, which has long been a centre for charities and initiatives providing support services to help the homeless integrate back into the wider community.
Kirk per Gordon of Rothiemay's plan of 1647.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /candlemaker_row.htm   (276 words)

 Merchants Restaurant - Edinburgh
Merchants is to be found in the very heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, close to Greyfriars Church and the Grassmarket.
Greyfriars Kirk is just off Candlemaker Row near the south end of George IV bridge.
Greyfriars Bobby is remembered in this statue opposite Greyfriars Kirk at the top of Candlemaker Row.
www.merchantsrestaurant.co.uk /historic.html   (430 words)

 The Greyfriars Kirkyard Trust
GKT is also taking the opportunity to launch the Greyfriars Prize.
The project for this inaugural year involves the students of the School of Landscape Architecture, since this is the anniversary of Sir Patrick Geddes, father of town planning and urban regeneration.
Members of the congregation of Greyfriars Kirk, the team of stone masons who carried out the work and local residents were also on the guest list - as are the only remaining Bannatynes listed in the Edinburgh telephone directory.
www.greyfriars.org /news.htm   (240 words)

 Cadenza - Edinburgh's leading amateur choir
Voiced at sunset in the atmospheric surroundings of Greyfriars, the music made an intimate but ardent impression, not at all eccentric or whimsical, as some people think it to be, but eloquent and strangely obsessive, an inspired product of the composer's last years, when he had turned his back on opera.
Coming as close as she could to Rossini's original intentions, Sumerling shunned the soupy orchestral version in favour of assorted keyboards, with Philip Sawyer as the wonderfully sonorous harmonium player and Margaret Wakeford a sympathetic pianist.
Accompanied by Stephen Doughty, she played the 2nd movement from the Concerto No 1 in F by Max Weber, bringing out well the liquid tones of this instrument and expertly managing the challenging arpeggios towards the end of the movement.
www.cadenza.org.uk /concerts_reviews.php   (1368 words)

 Edinburgh Festivals - Greyfriars Kirk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Greyfriars Kirk has become an established central music venue.
Over the past few years, Greyfriars Kirk has become an acclaimed city centre venue with a relaxed atmosphere and a magnificent acoustic.
The Kirk is open every day throughout the festival.
www.edinburgh-festivals.com /cityguide.cfm?vid=156   (181 words)

 Scottish actor to unveil new gravestone
The gravestone is a memorial for James Brown, former sexton of Greyfriars, who tended the kirkyard during the time that Greyfriars Bobby was in residence.
Entitled ‘The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby’, the film premieres in Edinburgh on 7 February and is released in cinemas on 10 February.
Mick Southworth said: ‘We are delighted that our association with this film has enabled us to honour another member of Bobby’s adopted family at Greyfriars Kirk.
www.4rfv.co.uk /industrynews.asp?ID=47869   (378 words)

 Review - GMCD 7262/3 Clavierübung David Ponsford
Bach’s Clavierübung is an excellent vehicle to demonstrate the qualities of Peter Collins’ organ in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.
He plays the 1990 Peter Collins organ at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, an instrument which seems ideally suited to the purpose.
The Peter Collins organ of 1990 in the Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh is, in this respect, one of the most suitable in the UK.
www.guildmusic.com /reviews/rev7263z.htm   (4225 words)

 (GCJKTR) Greyfriars Bobby by Haggis Hunter
This cache is located in the graveyard of Greyfriars Kirk, where John Gray known as Auld Jock and his faithful dog Bobby are buried.
At almost any time during the day he could be seen in or about the churchyard, and no matter how rough the night, nothing could induce him to forsake that hallowed spot, whose identity he so faithfully preserved.
That, however, concludes the story of the life of Greyfriars' Bobby, a life which was later commemorated by the erection of the statue and fountain by Baroness Burdett Coutts.
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCJKTR   (686 words)

 The Parent Station :: View topic - Haunting of the Week... the Mackenzie Poltergeist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The paranormal activity reported within Greyfriars Cemetery and the Covenanters Prison is not a recent event, the churchyard has been the scene of alleged psychic phenomena over several centuries, some witnessed by more than one person.
No one wish to touch it, but the round ball of the hip joint could be easily seen, while I am no expert on anatomy the bone looked human enough to me, and we all exited the prison considerably more quickly than we entered.
This evidently is a problem in old cemeteries where natural forces tend to bring remains to the surface; in Greyfriars, due to overcrowding the area with the dead in times past it is a frequent event, the remains are usually re-interred by the attendants.
www.theparentstation.com /Forum/viewtopic.php?t=21301   (4092 words)

 Cadenza at the Fringe : Cadenza - Edinburgh's leading amateur choir
For 2004, Cadenza presents a stimulating and sparkling programme, ably accompanied by Philomusica under Lawrence Dunn, with organ continuo by the choir’s Deputy Conductor, Stephen Doughty.
First will be Bach’s ‘Magnificat’, an exciting and challenging piece, followed by Ken Johnston’s ‘O Columba’, specially commissioned by Cadenza in 2002 to celebrate its tenth birthday, and premiered by the choir at the Greyfriars concert in August 2003 to an enthusiastic audience and considerable critical acclaim.
Greyfriars Kirk is a historic church situated opposite the new Royal Museum of Scotland in
www.cadenza.org.uk /more.php?id=30_0_3_0_M   (254 words)

 Greyfriars Kirk | Museum/Attraction Review | Edinburgh | Frommers.com
While the churches of Scotland are not generally on the same scale as the cathedrals of the Continent, they generate their own slightly austere allure.
Dedicated in 1620, this kirk was the first "reformed" church in Edinburgh and became the center of a good bit of history.
It was built amid a cemetery that Queen Mary proposed in 1562 because there was no more burial space at St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile.
www.frommers.com /destinations/edinburgh/A33849.html   (275 words)

 The Edinburgh festival 2005 -- Reviews -- Children's Shows F-I
The audience assembles in Greyfriars Kirk Yard, before being led around nearby landmarks by the ever excitable Sergeant Scott of the Royal Engineers, Gordon Young, where successive episodes from the familiar tale are acted out by members of the Frantic Redhead Productions company.
The latter half of the production returns to the churchyard in which both Bobby and his master are buried, where the numerous windswept nineteenth century tombs make for a fine background to the show’s denoument.
James Yule’s rapport with the children as the Kirk Yard Keeper is particularly impressive.Touching though the story of Bobby undoubtedly is, one cannot help but feel that it is just a bit on the thin side, and at half an hour this has to be one of the shortest offerings at this year’s Fringe.
www.edinburghguide.com /festival/2005/fringe/review_childrens_f_i.shtml   (1052 words)

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Garry Walker conducts a major new work for chorus and orchestra by Edinburgh-based composer Edward Harper, whose Voice of a City was an immediate hit with all who heard it.
Dance the night away in the historic surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk to acclaimed ceilidh band The Reel Thing, in aid of Waverley Care.
Greyfriars Bobby website is owned and maintained by Bobby's Bothy - All items are copyrighted and must not be used without permission - Last updated Friday, September 8, 2006 at 08:36:30
www.greyfriarsbobby.co.uk /events.html   (556 words)

 Greyfriars Bobby Cache
Undaunted, I was determined to find a cache in Edinburgh before I left.
On Wednesday, I looked at the possible caches, ate my lunch quickly, and set out for Greyfriars Bobby.
It was a nice walk down to Greyfriars Kirk.
norman.walsh.name /2005/10/05/greyfriarsBobby   (375 words)

 Greyfriars Kirk and Bobby Web links
Official website of the trust with short history, overview of the monuments and kirkyard itself and a guided tour.
Black and white images of headstones in Greyfriars Kirkyard.
An investigation into the alleged presence of a poltergeist in Greyfriars.
www.stuckonscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/greyfriars-web.html   (311 words)

 2006 Programme
Upholding the original spirit of the Fringe Augustine's on George IV Bridge and Greyfriars Kirk House on Candlemaker Row are based in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Our team is made up of volunteers united by a shared love of theatre and the performing arts.
By working together to support our companies and audiences Augustine's and Greyfriars Kirk House are two of the most welcoming and professional venues on the Fringe.
www.paradise-green.co.uk   (302 words)

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