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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) • High St sewer repair update 15/3High St refurbishment update form CEC March 2019 • Forth Bridges Forum Public Meeting 19th March 7pmPharmacy application appeal petition • Scot Gov consultation on fireworks (closes 13th May 2019)  • Burnshot bridge update #14 Craigiehall Village proposed development • NW Edinburgh News & Events • Press release on Ferrymuir community facility   • QCHS Build Newsletter Dec 2018   • Planning application for commercial unit in Dalmeny Park • Planning application for Corus site, 125 dwellings  • High St Refurb consultation 3 slides  • Forth Bridges Area Tourism Strategy  • City of Edinburgh Council Budget 2018/19   • Visit Queensferry website • Cruise Liner visits 2019

* 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).


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Some of the key areas of focus for 2018: • 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


  QDCC minute secretary post vacancy 
Due to health reasons, our minute secretary Jennifer has had to stand down. We thank Jennifer for her substantial contribution to the community council and wish her well. 
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We therefore need someone to help support us in what we do for the people of Queensferry & Dalmeny by taking minutes at the monthly meeting every fourth Monday of the month (except Dec) 7:30pm-9:30pm and potentially the very occasional ad hoc meetings, where possible. 

If you think you could help with this then please email Terry Airlie, QDCC Secretary at airlies@btinternet.com

Many thanks 


Childhood Survey 

As a member of the community council I am working with NSPCC and the City of Edinburgh to guide the development of a campaign in Edinburgh addressing the issues around childhood neglect.

Many parents will already have had the opportunity, through schools, to complete this survey monkey but as it is a topic that can involve any of us can I please ask as many people as possible to complete the survey. 
The information will be used to identify where gaps in our knowledge is.

 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W8TFGY7

As part of this work there will be a focus work group held in Queensferry on 22nd March in the Hub. As soon as I know more I will share the information. Parents will be invited to join this through the schools.

Thank you 
Anne Mitchell
Health Convenor, QDCC


Upcoming Main Events in Queensferry 2019 

Main events listed on the Visit Queensferry website here. 

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

Cruise liner visits schedule here. 

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

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High St Refurbishment - Stage 3

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 Design slides to view here

Following the three public consultations in 2018 the proposals are now expected to be presented in April 2019.

Latest update from CEC (March 2019) here. 


 

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The John Muir Way Marketing Inititative

A new marketing initiative for businesses along The John Muir Way has just been launched by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT). 
The two-year project will invest in marketing to attract a bigger share of the growing walking and cycling tourism market to the coast to coast route. 
A key focus will be to collaborate with businesses along the route, offering them the chance to reach new customers by raising your profile as a part of the John Muir Way experience.

This could be a good opportunity for tourism businesses in South Queensferry to get involved. CSGNT has appointed a dedicated Marketing & Business Engagement Officer and is offering to help businesses make the most of marketing their connection to the route by working collaboratively with The John Muir Way.

We would encourage businesses along the John Muir Way to indicate their interest by completing a short survey from CSGNT, who will then follow up with them.

To take part, visit  https://mailchi.mp/…/grow-your-business-with-the-john-muir-…

Gavin Morton
Marketing & Business Engagement Officer | The John Muir Way
Central Scotland Green Network Trust


Community Enterprise Opportunity - Ferrymuir

•  Update: Press release Dec 2018  • Launch brief document  • Preliminary information form  • Location map  • Site Plan Link to page


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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.

VQlogo.jpgFor main events, attractions, accommodation, things to do, where to eat and drink, local business directory Visit Queensferry click here

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


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