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CoverGreyfriars Bobby

The Real Story at Last

Forbes Macgregor
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also by Forbes Macgregor:

Clan Gregor
Scots Proverbs and Rhymes
More Macgregor's Mixture
isbn 9781904246008 rrp 4.50 paperback illustrated 64 pages

Paperback edition of Forbes Macgregor's bestselling book with authentic information about the famous Skye terrier and his master John Gray. Reports from newspapers of the 1850s and 1860s and other historical sources have been used to provide an intriguing and colourful background of life in the Old Town of Edinburgh in the early Victorian era. Published for the first time are real photographs of Bobby and eyewitness accounts.


Forbes Macgregor was born in Edinburgh in 1904. He was educated in the city and in 1937 gained an Honours BA at London University by private study. During the 1920s he was a scoutmaster in the Canongate, taking troops of boys hiking and camping all over Scotland.

In 1924 he started a teaching career which lasted for forty-one years and ended in 1965 when he retired as Headmaster of South Morningside Primary School.

He was the author of numerous books, including Greyfriars Bobby: The Real Story at Last, Scots Proverbs and Rhymes, Famous Scots, Macgregor's Mixture and More Macgregor's Mixture.

Forbes Macgregor died in 1991.