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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) • CALA Presentation on Builyeon Rd & Springfield 25th Nov 2019Lothian Buses Festive TimetableFerrymuir (Corus) planning application 125 homes (closes 25th Nov)  • Review of Major Events in Parks consultation  • New community council elected and formed   Forth Bridge Walk Experience planning application  • Lothian Country Service changes from 17th Nov • School Term Dates 2019/20   • Forth Bridges Area Tourism Strategy  • THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL KEY FACTS AND FIGURES 2019-2020

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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 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.

Christmas Events in Queensferry can be viewed here.

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


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

Runs to 19th December 2019 then restarts 16th January 2020



Latest High Street Proposal information coming soon. 

High St Refurbishment - Project Update June 2019 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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