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One o'Clock Gun Day on Calton Hill, 6th June 2015

Setting Up

Setting Up

Setting up the 105 mm Light Gun. images credit Alan Morton

Standars Bearers

Legion Scotland standard bearers. image credit Alan Morton


Jennifer Hutcheon the One o'Clock Gun Association piper. image credit Alan Morton

One o' Clock Gun Day was organised by the One o'Clock Gun Association on Saturday 6th June to allow the public to see the gunners who maintain and fire city's time gun in action. The event was conducted by RSM Groves 105 Regt RA (Vols) and Neil Gardner the Minister of the Canongate Kirk and Chaplain to Edinburgh Castle. Despite the weather the event which should have taken place on the 7th was a success. The time gun was originally fired for the first time on the 7th June 1861, but the One o'clock Gun does not fire on Sundays.

Headstone Ceremony June and August 2006

C S Scott

C S Scott

The One o’Clock Gun Association held a ceremony in August 2006 to unveil Colour Sergeant Scott’s headstone in Piershill Cemetery. The colour sergeant who lodged at 28 Candlemaker Row fed Greyfriars Bobby.

Master Gunner

Master Gunner

The One o’Clock Gun Association held a ceremony in June 2006 to unveil Master Gunner Findlay’s headstone in St. Cuthbert’s kirkyard. District Gunner Jamie Shannon lays a wreath watched by Mrs. Patricia Neish a direct descendant of the master gunner.

Toun's Time - 2002

Touns Time

Toun's Time

The One o’Clock Gun Association collaborated with the Museum of Edinburgh to put on a highly successful ‘Toun’s Time’ exhibition in 2002. The exhibition was opened by Piers Wauchope a direct descendant of Admiral Wauchope. Photo credit David Liddle