Greyfriars Bobby statue gifted to Skye museum

A model of Greyfriars Bobby which once belonged to Walt Disney is now on long term display on Skye.

The life size plaster statue — which was used to create the famous bronze which sits above Candlemaker Row in Edinburgh — has been gifted to the Skye Terrier Club, who have in turn offered it on a long term let to the Museum of the Isles at Clan Donald in Sleat.

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Clan Donald’s Maggie MacDonald with the sculpture of the famous Skye Terrier

The model once belonged to Walt Disney but he presented it to an Edinburgh policeman who helped find suitable filming locations for the Greyfriars Bobby movie.

Clan Donald Skye general manager Stephen McKeown said: “We are absolutely delighted to offer a home to this iconic sculpture. In displaying Bobby here we celebrate one of the most enduring and heart-warming stories from our past but also draw attention to the plight of the modern day Skye terrier, of which there are fewer than 4000 left in the world.”