Welcome to North Queensferry Heritage Trust
North Queensferry Heritage Trust (NQHT)
is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and beauty of North Queensferry and the immediate surroundings and aims to encourage, preserve, develop and improve features of historic, architectural or environmental value. The Trust is a member of Scottish Civic Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Forth Estuary Forum.
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About – information about the trust, membership, contact details, and publications
News – latest news about NQHT
Events – Walks, Talks, Trips, The Village Show, Beach Clean
Heritage – Village History, Maps, Photos, Audio recordings, Light Tower, War Memorial, Railway Station and more.
Visiting – Transport, Accommodation, Refreshment, Shopping, ATM, Self-guided walks,
Nature – Ferry widlife
Links – to other web sites of interest
Shop – NQHT items for sale, and membership subscription
Archive – events and news items from the past
Search – search this web-site
1918 – a commemoration of the events of 1918
As you look around the web-site you will find some empty, or partially complete pages. We will gradually fill up over these placeholders over the next few months, and will continue to add new pages.
In the meantime, have a wander round the website. You can send feedback, and suggestions for new content to our email address on the About page.
Posted on September 1st, 2018
The Village Show 2018 is on Saturday 8th September, starting at 2pm.
We will have all our regular competitions, local group displays, prize giving, an auction as well as contributions from the school and a defibrillator display.
As we do every year, we are asking for baking donations for the tea & coffee stall and our cakes table, it all needs to be home made.
If you can bake something we would be very appreciative. The hall will be open for donations in the morning while we set up.
One of the stands will feature a demo of this web-site projected on to a big screen – in particular the history of the village through maps.
If you identify a point of interest in the village, the operator will locate this on a satellite view of the village, zoom in or out, and then show the same view on a range of OS maps ranging from 1856 to the present day, to see how the location has changed over time.
Posted on September 1st, 2018
Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet
As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, in November, North Queensferry Heritage Trust will present an exhibition in the Railway Station on what was the last act of the war – the Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet in the Firth of Forth, November 21st 1918.
We have added lots of new content to the web-site as background material to the events at the end of 1918.
The latest additions are a new page about the first Naval Air StationNaval Air Station in Scotland
and audio recordings of the exploits of the Heroes of Heligoland the 20th destroyer flotilla, who laid mines in German waters to keep the German Fleet locked up in their home port.
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