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Welcome to the official website of the Queensferry & District Community Council, a voluntary but statutory body representing the people of Queensferry and Dalmeny.

NewsIconv2.jpg (Click headline for more info.Some links are pdf files) • Forth Bridge Walk Experience planning applicationSGN Gas pipe works - Letter to residents (see below for works schedule and road closures) • New Community Council nominations and election process Sep/Oct 2019  • School Term Dates 2019/20   • High St refurbishment 4th public consultation presentation slides  • Forth Bridges Area Tourism Strategy  • THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL KEY FACTS AND FIGURES 2019-2020

* Download pdf reader here if required. For up to date news including TTRO's (Traffic/ roadworks orders) check our Facebook page (no FB account required).

3D-Red-Heart-Transparent.png Registered Defibrillators Location List (May 2019).

            Full list here from Scottish Ambulance Service here.

Some of the key areas of focus for 2019: • High St refurbishment  •Cruise Liner Visits - Management of the experience, the transport set up & promoting Queensferry •Youth Engagement programme  •Local Business engagement • Ferrymuir Community Enterprise facility

Upcoming Main Events in Queensferry 2019 

For details, updates and other events see What's on in South Queensferry here.

* Details and dates subject to change or cancellation. Please check with organisers before making plans

Community Council Elections Sep/Oct 2019

Process and key dates 

Nomination deadline has now passed. An election will be held on 31st Oct to select 9 community councillors from the 11 nominations. Details will be published soon. 

⚠️ SGN Works 

Please be assured local access for residents will be maintained at all times while the road closures are in place.

Lothian Buses provide all details on their diversion routes on their website. You can find that here:…/roadworks-and-diversions/

ZONE 1 - Stages 1-3

Attached for you is our first phase of work, which has been split into three sections to reduce disruption for local residents and commuters. 

We’re expecting this phase to take around five weeks to complete, and we’ll be working in the following roads:

  • Stage 1 : The Loan – between its junctions with Burgess Road and Station Road (approximately 1-2 weeks) commencing 2nd Sep. Completed
  • Stage 2: The Loan – between its junctions with School Lane and Hawthorn Bank (approximately 2 weeks). Completed
  • Stage 3: Station Road – between its junctions with The Loan and Burgess Road (approximately 1-2 weeks) Completed 

ZONE 2 - Stages 1-3

Starting on the 7 October we are required to close Station Road for up to 4 weeks, this will impact on Dalmeny residents as well as those living in the surrounding area. This closure will require a significant bus diversion and affect vulnerable customers so we will do what we can do to assist them.

We’re trying to arrange taxi transportation and are working with The City of Edinburgh Council, Travel Hub, Communities and Families team for them to put something together for residents requiring transport whilst there are road closures.

  •  Stage 1 - Road closure required on Station Rd from the junction at Ashburnham Rd to the roundabout at Dalmeny Station. Diversions in place, residents' access maintained.  Scheduled to commence 7th Oct. 7-10 est. days duration

  • Stage 2 - Road closure required on Station Rd from the junction at Ashburnham Gardens to the junction at Bankhead Grove. North access to the station car park will be closed during this stage. Diversions in place. Local access will be maintained at all times. 
  • Stage 3 - Road closure required on Bankhead Grove. Local access will be maintained at  all times. 





High St Refurbishment - Project Update June 2019 here. 


Stage 4 presentation slides here. 

 Previous (stage 3) design slides available to view here

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 bridgenight_large.jpgSituated on the edge of the City of Edinburgh and on the banks of the Firth of Forth, Queensferry, more popularly known as South Queensferry, is framed by the historic Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge and now the Queensferry Crossing, three bridges built in three consecutive centuries.The old town is a conservation area, with a narrow cobbled High Street. As an ancient former Royal Burgh it forms an attractive destination for many thousands of visitors and tourists each year. The situation and its proximity to Edinburgh have resulted in considerable growth with substantial housing schemes mainly in the Scotstoun, Echline, Springfield and Station Road areas. Today Queensferry forms the largest settlement in rural west Edinburgh with four primary schools, a high school and numerous local amenities such as shops, bars and restaurants.


For information about Queensferry and its many features see the Visit Queensferry site here: Visit Queensferry

For other local events, clubs, organisations and updates What's on in South Queensferry click here.


Ancient History

A stroll through the ancient town is a must for any historian, who will soon get a feel for Queensferry’s Scottish heritage, which dates back to the 13th century. Meandering along its cobbled streets is a great way to see the coastal town’s many points of interest and soak up its sense of history. The town’s name itself comes from Queen Margaret, wife of Malcolm Canmore, who reigned as King of Scotland between 1057 and 1093. The Queen often visited Queensferry – using The Binks as a landing point on her way to Edinburgh from the Royal Palace in Dunfermline.

Its oldest building, the Priory Church, dates back to the 15th century while nearby Dalmeny Kirk, circa 1130, is perhaps the best-preserved Norman Church in Scotland.

The Tolbooth town hall originated in the 16th century, with its clock tower, which dominates the High Street and ancient burgh, added in 1720 to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

Other historic landmarks include Queensferry’s elegant terraces – East, Mid and West – a distinctive group of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, and Black Castle, the oldest house in the town which was built in the High Street in 1626.

At the foot of The Loan, just off the High Street, there’s a square of buildings known as The Bellstane, which takes its name from the stone where a hand bell was rung to announce the opening of fairs and sales.

The famous 400-year-old Hawes Inn in the east of the town overlooks the Hawes Pier and is where Robert Louis Stevenson stayed in 1886 – inspiring him to write the classic tale ‘Kidnapped’. The year 2016 marks the 130th anniversary of the publication, which tells the tale of David Balfour’s kidnapping and adventure on the high seas as he is smuggled around the coast of Scotland. In the book, Balfour survives a ship-wreck off the isle of Mull and makes his way back overland with Alan Breck-Stewart to Queensferry and on to Edinburgh to claim his rightful fortune.

A group of fundraisers embarked on the Big Sail Walk in 2016 to recreate Balfour’s journey from Queensferry – travelling around Orkney, down the Minch to the island off Erraid, just off Mull, before making their return journey 270 miles on foot – to commemorate the literary work and in the name of Parkinsons UK.

Since its publication, the book has inspired The Stevenson Way, a wilderness walk from Mull to Edinburgh and the Hawes Inn also features in Sir Walter Scott’s The Antiquary.

'Ancient History' Information & Visitor's Guide © Queensferry Ambition 2016

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Dog Fouling   

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