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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)  • Burnshot Bridge Update #19 • Forth Bridges Forum - Public meeting 21st April 2020 - CANCELLED  • New Queensferry High School community facilities survey (ends 27th March 2020)City Plan 2030 and City Mobility Plan Events  • Just Eat Bike Hire in QueensferryHopetoun Rd Closure from 6th Jan for 13 weeks - bus diversionsHigh St Improvement Project Update Dec 2019  • School Term Dates 2019/20   • Forth Bridges Area Tourism Strategy  • THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL KEY FACTS AND FIGURES 2019-2020

Download pdf reader here if required

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE - We recommend following official links for current advice 

Scottish Government  -   https://www.facebook.com/TheScottishGovernment/

City of Edinburgh Council - https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS24 -  https://m.facebook.com/NHS24/

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For up to date news including TTRO's (Traffic/ roadworks orders) check our Facebook page.No FB account required and recent posts can be viewed on the feed on this page.

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

            Full list from Scottish Ambulance Service here.


FP INEOS Dalmeny Siren Procedure in emergency - click here.   Go in, stay in, tune in


Some of the key areas of focus for 2020: • High St refurbishment  • Cruise Liner Visits - Management of the experience, the transport set up & promoting Queensferry •Youth Engagement programme  • Local Business engagement • Housing Developments - Springfield, Builyeon Rd, Ferrymuir, South Scotstoun • New QHS facilities opening • Forth Bridge Experience • Just Eat Bike Hire.....


Upcoming Main Events in Queensferry 2020 

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

Cruise Ship Visit dates are available on the CruiseForth Website 


Extremely important we get plenty feedback on this survey if we wish to see the new Queensferry High School facilities open to the community the correct hours. Please take a moment to complete the survey. (Less than one minute to complete and no registration or personal details required).
Thank you,
QDCC

From Edinburgh Leisure...

Edinburgh Leisure in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council are currently consulting with the community within Queensferry to have a clear understanding of demand for certain access within the new Queensferry High School. We would be really grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes of your time to complete our survey monkey. Your responses will help steer discussions around the opening hours within the new school along with the activities that could be on offer.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5QNFHFK

The closing date for the survey is Friday 27th March 2020.


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HOPETOUN RD BRIDGE UPDATE from City of Edinburgh Council...

(Expected road closure from 6th Jan for 13 weeks)

‘The masonry parapet along the north the Hopetoun Road has moved and showing signs of distress. As a matter of public safety, the path directly under the bridge has been closed for fear of the parapet collapsing unto a pedestrian or cyclist below. Works are scheduled to begin 6 January 2020 under a full road closure between Morison Gardens and Plewlandcroft. The closure is anticipated to take 13 weeks, to facilitate the following works:

  • Take down of parapet wall to top of the masonry arch.
  • Rebuild masonry, correcting the bulge in the wall.
  • Strengthening works to rebuilt wall to prevent slippage in the future.
  • New drainage measures to improve the water management and surface run off of the carriageway
  • Reinstatement of carriageway and road markings.

There will also be general repairs to the walls either side of the parapet, sealing of the masonry arch and investigations prior to the repairs commencing, to determine the cause of the parapet failure.’

Bus stop closures and diversions will be in place..

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Cycle Hire 

Update 13th March 2020 :

The initial 3 stations have been installed on The Loan (beside East Coast Tyres), Dalmeny Station and Borrowman Square by the bus terminus. 

We are looking at the very near future to begin work at the South Queensferry sites and, as I’ve intimated previously, the success of the pilot depends on the bikes being used.
With that in mind, we have scheduled to have team members at the following locations; dates and times are below:

• Friday 13th March:
Outreach presence at Borrowman Square 8-12

• Friday 20th March:
Outreach presence at Hawes Pier 9-12

•Tuesday 24th March:
Outreach fliers and posters at Kirkliston

• Friday 27th March:
Outreach on street at Crossroads 9-12

•May 16th/17th:
Outreach/Sales presence at Port Edgar open day

Richard Sharpe,
Outreach and Engagement Team Leader – Cycle Hire Scheme

QDCC & KCC representatives met with TfE and Serco recently in relation to a proposal to place hire bikes throughout Queensferry & Kirkliston from March/April this year.

The explanation of the hire system can be viewed here: https://edinburghcyclehire.com

The project is funded on a commercial basis by Serco and not City of Edinburgh Council.

QDCC & KCC are continuing discussions with stakeholders on optimising the locations.
The current condition of some of the cycle paths and connectivity is also on the agenda but any improvement may only be driven by hirer feedback once the bikes are implemented given the proposed timescales.

• Statement from Transport for Edinburgh (TfE)...

“Transport for Edinburgh has secured funding to extend the Edinburgh Cycle Hire scheme (“Just Eat cycles”) to South Queensferry and district.
The proposed scheme will operate as a satellite for one year as a pilot and will be reviewed and adjusted during this period. The plan includes 12 bike docking stations – 9 stations in South Queensferry, 2 in Kirkliston and 1 at Ingliston Park and Ride.
The Transport for Edinburgh Outreach and Engagement team will be out and about in the region to answer any of our questions, show how the scheme works and what the benefits to businesses and individuals might be. If anyone would like to arrange a meeting or a neighbourhood visit, they can contact bikes@transportforedinburgh.com or call Richard, Team Leader, on 0131 553 8424“

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Please note the change of venue for the Wellbeing Space to Rosebery Hall.... 

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Latest High Street Proposal information . 

High St Refurbishment - Project Update Dec 2019 here. 

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Queensferry

 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.

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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.

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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


Direct problem reporting links :

•Bins & Litter 

•Potholes & Pavements 

•Street Lighting 

Dog Fouling   

•Traffic Signals 

•Others  


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