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    Help a fellow Hibee out...

    Hi folks. I am doing a local branding project at my work and I'm trying to argue the case for using images of local landmarks that aren't the obvious choices (Edinburgh Castle, the SECC, Tay Bridge etc...).

    So to help back me up. Can you tell me what this picture is and also if you think it represents Edinburgh in a way that Edinburgh locals would appreciate:


    noname3.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Headed Boy View Post
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    Hi folks. I am doing a local branding project at my work and I'm trying to argue the case for using images of local landmarks that aren't the obvious choices (Edinburgh Castle, the SECC, Tay Bridge etc...).

    So to help back me up. Can you tell me what this picture is and also if you think it represents Edinburgh in a way that Edinburgh locals would appreciate:


    noname3.jpg

    Yes, I can tell you exactly what is pictured.

    I cannot tell you if it represents something of Edinburgh that all, many or even some locals would appreciate. However, speaking for myself, while I like the statue, for me it conveys an image of Edinburgh which if used to promote the city could be perceived to be a bit safe and traditional.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Headed Boy View Post
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    Hi folks. I am doing a local branding project at my work and I'm trying to argue the case for using images of local landmarks that aren't the obvious choices (Edinburgh Castle, the SECC, Tay Bridge etc...).

    So to help back me up. Can you tell me what this picture is and also if you think it represents Edinburgh in a way that Edinburgh locals would appreciate:


    noname3.jpg
    Aye, it's greyfriars bobby which apparently is a fallacy.
    They're gone, not here, forgotten
    The maroon brigade now cry
    The city is now Hibernian
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    Scott's monument on Princess Street ??

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    I was chatting with a Mexican in Mexico, she was a wee old wifey type, last year and she asked were I was from.

    Edinburgh, I said.

    Oh, Greyfriars Bobby, she said. Have you seen the statue? Oh, it's so lovely, what a beautiful story. I have many postcards and books blah, blah, blah. Disney ...

    Errr Missus I'm going to have to go or I'll miss ma boat ;-)

    She gave us her address and made us promise to send a postcard.

    Aye, I suppose it is iconic.

    Edinburghs skyline, Castle down as far the Royal Mile as you can get, same with Arthurs Seat. Silhouette of St Giles spire thing, the floral clock, the famous Famous Five photo.
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    Aye, it's greyfriars bobby which apparently is a fallacy.
    I thought he was a Skye Terrier

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    I thought he was a Skye Terrier
    I'm sure you did
    They're gone, not here, forgotten
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue toon hibby View Post
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    I thought he was a Skye Terrier

    if I didn't have 7 border terriers I might have had 3 sky terriers as they are one of my favourite scottish breeds. Unfortunately there is more chance of me being a porn star than bobby being what we now call a sky terrier. Indeed in the most recent bobby film the we guy was player by a west highland white terrier, he was in reality probably a mongrel.

    i took our Connor to visit bobbys grave when he was five as he was mega interested in dogs, he was upset to find bobby was deceased and shed a few tears

    if anyone ever does get to meet a proper sky terrier have a look at its teeth for which it is renowned as they are bigger than a German shepards which is amazing for such a small dog.

    ermm back to the question, bobby is renown worlds wide as an Edinburgh icon,

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    Irvine welsh`s short film Granton star cause, epiomises edinburgh for me and the weedgie`s have us right by the way
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    Aye, it's greyfriars bobby which apparently is a fallacy.
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    Scott's monument on Princess Street ??
    The Scott Monument is far more phallic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1875 View Post
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    The Scott Monument is far more phallic.
    What is iconic for me about edinburgh is a photo in 1986 of some Edinburgh public sitting on a kerb with tears in their eyes, it is a really moving and emotional scene. There may be some pictures of celebration in leith at the same moment in time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fauldhoose View Post
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    What is iconic for me about edinburgh is a photo in 1986 of some Edinburgh public sitting on a kerb with tears in their eyes, it is a really moving and emotional scene. There may be some pictures of celebration in leith at the same moment in time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fauldhoose View Post
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    What is iconic for me about edinburgh is a photo in 1986 of some Edinburgh public sitting on a kerb with tears in their eyes, it is a really moving and emotional scene. There may be some pictures of celebration in leith at the same moment in time
    Then there was the one that brought us to tears...

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    dub thanks for the memory's, I feel that lads pain, indeed I am shedding tears as I type and can feel a tightening in my bowels

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    Then there was the one that brought us to tears...

    Hearts+John+McGlynn Max wall.jpg


    Mark, every match day I wait with anticipation to read your "just back" in the hope I will find something to disagree with but unfortunately you are rarely incorrect. However mr mcglyn brought me many hours, and days of enjoyment with his charismatic comments of tv and as far as the methodical debates with regards this gentleman on keekback I had many hours of joy.

    never once has he brought me to tears

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    dub thanks for the memory's, I feel that lads pain, indeed I am shedding tears as I type and can feel a tightening in my bowels

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    Mark, every match day I wait with anticipation to read your "just back" in the hope I will find something to disagree with but unfortunately you are rarely incorrect. However mr mcglyn brought me many hours, and days of enjoyment with his charismatic comments of tv and as far as the methodical debates with regards this gentleman on keekback I had many hours of joy.

    never once has he brought me to tears
    Of laughter?
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    the black & white really captures the moment in this iconic image ...



    but for a more modern vision of Edinburghs nobility, this one of Lord Staines of Pish


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    Hi folks,

    Thanks for answering a blindingly obvious question for me.

    For clarity, I work in my company's Glasgow office and everyone I showed that picture to through here knew exactly who Bobby was and why I had suggested it.

    The one person in the company who raised the question "Why is there a dug on the Edinburgh designs?" was, unbelievably, our Edinburgh branch manager. This sowed some seeds of doubt with the top brass through here in the weedge, hence me getting a few opinions from your good selves to show that Bobby is indeed an Edinburgh icon and something recognised by the vast majority of folk.



    FWIW I'd have chosen the greeting gunt on the kerb if I could - obviously.

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