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Auld Reekie Retold is a major three year project which connects objects, stories and people using Museums & Galleries Edinburgh’s collection of over 200,000 objects. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Museums Galleries Scotland, the project brings together temporary Collections Assistants and permanent staff from across our venues. The Auld Reekie Retold team are recording and researching our objects, then showcasing their stories through online engagement with the public. We hope to spark conversations about our amazing collections and their hidden histories, gathering new insights for future exhibitions and events.

Welcome to the Auld Reekie Retold Podcast from Museums & Galleries Edinburgh. Today is the launch of our first episode! We have been creating the podcast from home, so please excuse any inconsistencies in the audio. Today you’ll hear from Gabriella Lawrie, Gwen Thomas and Suzy Murray, three of the team working on the Auld Reekie Retold project. They are talking about Edinburgh’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby, and his journey from small dog to major cultural icon.

For more information on Bobby and the rest of the Museums & Galleries Edinburgh collections, explore this website or join the conversation at @EdinCulture on Twitter, @museumsgalleriesedinburgh on Instagram and Museums & Galleries Edinburgh on Facebook. Tag us using #AuldReekieRetold


Auld Reekie Retold Podcast, EP#1 Greyfriars Bobby

Images featured in the video are:

Candlemaker Row - 'Greyfriars Bobby', more information here.
The Genius of Architecture statuary group, West Princes Street Gardens, more information here.
Baroness Burdett Coutts (1814–1906), Julius Jacob, more information here.
Baroness Burdett Coutts (1814–1906), Julius Jacob (Photo: Eion Johnston).
Greyfriars Bobby, more information here
Greyfriars Bobby Monument drinking cup, more information here
Greyfriars Bobby's Collar, more information here
John Traill, his wife, and two children, with GreyfriarsBobby in his wife's arms, more information here
John Traill's Temperance Coffee House, more information here
Edinburgh Castle from Greyfriar's Churchyard, 6th July 1825, more information here
Candlemaker Row from Greyfriars Churchyard, more information here.
Greyfriars Churchyard, east division, west wall, general view showing position of John Byres' tomb, more information here.
Greyfriars Bobby, more information here.
Bakehouse Close, looking north.
Japanese Film Poster for, 'The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby', Museums & Galleries Edinburgh.
Greyfriars Bobby, more information here.
Greyfriars Bobby Prop from the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony Live | Glasgow 2014 | XX Commonwealth Games, Greyfriars Bobby Puppet (7:40 timestamp), more information here.
Repatination of Greyfriars Bobby Statue, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh.


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