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Dog owners to mark World Animal Day

posted 2 Oct 2009, 03:30 by David Rintoul   [ updated 28 Oct 2009, 21:00 ]

Dog owners are preparing for a mass walk through the city centre, with many dressed in Victorian costume, in the first Scottish parade to mark World Animal Day.

Hundreds of people – and their pets – are set to assemble in West Princes Street Gardens on Sunday afternoon, before marching through the Grassmarket.

They will be led by Greyfriars Bobby lookalike, Blue, and Brian McKenzie, dressed as Colour Sergeant Scott, the officer who befriended the famous pooch. Pipe Major Robert Anderson will accompany the walkers as they head towards Greyfriars Kirkyard.

The One O'Clock Gun and Timeball Association originally came up with the idea of bringing characters from the story to life.

But they have now won support from many other groups, including the Skye Terrier Club and Edinburgh College of Art.


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