Posted on May 21st, 2018
Tuesday, 22nd May 7.30pm, at the NQ Community Centre.
Miranda Lorraine will be talking about “The Fife Pilgrim Way”
With a total distance of 70 miles, the route will link together many examples of the region’s medieval and pilgrim heritage, North Queensferry being one of the starting points. This talk will give us a chance to find out how the project is going and what it will mean for North Queensferry.
As many of you may know, funding has been secured to create a new and inspiring long-distance route through beautiful inland Fife.
Starting at Culross and North Queensferry, the 104 km/64 mile path takes in spectacular views of the Highlands, the Coast, Forth and Tay Estuaries and the Lomond Hills. It passes medieval landmarks, industrial landscapes and historic picturesque villages on its way to St. Andrews.
The route uses Fife’s existing network of rights of way, paths and tracks to offer varied opportunities for long distance, multi-day route supplemented by shorter walks and circular routes.
Members £2 / non members £3 – teas will be served after the talk.
Posted on April 20th, 2018
Talk given by Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Professor Emeritus for Life Sciences
The story of Scotch Whisky officially started about the time Columbus stumbled on the New World.
Barley Malt was, and still is, an important ingredient of Scotch Whisky.
This importance is reflected in the politics of the Union of 1707 and in the poetic work of Robert Burns.
Geoff specialises in grain science and has extensive expertise with barley, sorghum, other cereals and malt. He attracted and received funding to set up the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University.
Join us at the North Queensferry Community Centre
£2 members / £3 non members / with refreshments
Posted on March 16th, 2018
Our next event is coming up shortly – Tuesday 20th March – 7.30pm at the Community Centre.
Miles Oglethorpe will be presenting ‘The Forth Dimension – making our industrial past work for our future’.
Miles works for Historic Environment Scotland and is well known as a good & entertaining speaker.
£2 for members / £3 for non members & tea / coffee will be served.
Posted on February 24th, 2018
Our first talk of the year is taking place next Tuesday 27th February, at 7.30pm, the NQ Community Centre.
“Life Via Bahrain” – A Talk given by Barbara McKechnie
From 1976 to 1998 Barbara experienced life in the Middle and Far East from Qatar to Hong Kong with 5 other countries in between—some being more of a challenge than others!
Find out what is happening in this picture, taken outside Barbara’s door .
Members £2 / non Members £3 – with refreshments.
We will also be taking 2018 membership renewals at the door.
Posted on December 22nd, 2017
The NQHT Committee hopes you all have a peaceful Christmas and New Year.
We look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Here is our list of events for 2018.
Saturday 6th January
We begin the New Year with a Nature Walk around the village starting at 10.30am at the War Memorial.
Feb 27th — Barbara McKechnie “Life via Bahrain”
From 1976 to 1998 Barbara experienced life in the Middle and Far East from Qatar to Hong Kong with 5 other countries in between…some more of a challenge than others!’
20th March – Miles Oglethorpe (Head of Industrial Heritage at Historic Environment Scotland)
“The Forth Dimension – making our industrial past work for our future.”
24th April — Sir Geoff Palmer — ”The story of Scotch Whisky”
The story of Scotch Whisky officially started about the time Columbus stumbled on the New World. Barley Malt was, and still is, an important ingredient of Scotch Whisky. This importance is reflected in the politics of the Union of 1707 and in the poetic work of Robert Burns.
22nd May — Miranda Lorraine — ”The Fife Pilgrim Way”
With a total distance of 70 miles, the route will link together many examples of the region’s medieval and pilgrim heritage, North Queensferry being on of the starting points.
16th October — Trevor Kyle (Lyon&Turnbull) — ”North Queensferry Antiques Roadshow”
bring along your antiques and get some expert opinion from Trevor, a professional valuer, on your treasure troves.
Nature Walks with John Done
Saturday 6th January, Saturday 5th May, Wednesday 20th June, Wednesday 5th September
To Be Confirmed
An Arts & Crafts Exhibition evening
An evening with Gael Harrison — local crafter and children’s author
Artline Exhibition (5th/6th May)
Open Doors (September 2018)
the Village Show (8th September)
Posted on November 18th, 2017
Our Final Event of 2017 – not to be missed!
Other Times – Other Places
A story of how it was in days gone by, and how it is today?
Presented by Jim Todd and John Clemmens
Jim was created in Calcutta in 1932 and educated at the Mount Hermon School in Darjeeling until 1944
As you all know, John has been a regular visitor to India since 1962. It now feels like going home.
His promise is that YOUR evening will be entertaining with tales of life and missed opportunities with so much else thrown in for pure enjoyment.
Please come along
Tuesday 28th November 2017
19.30 hrs (7.30 pm)
£2 members / £3 non members
refreshments will be served.
Posted on May 28th, 2017
Please find attached our membership renewal letter for 2017.
The letter includes updates on our current projects, a list of our events this year & the renewal form. Please also remember to fill in the Gift Aid form is you are agreeable to this.
We are aiming to organise a tour of Cultybraggan, (more…)
Posted on October 24th, 2014
|Date||24th Oct. 2014|
We are delighted that Trevor Kyle, Director of Lyon & Turnbull will join us for an evening of inspecting your “Attic Treasures”. Trevor specialises in silver and jewellery but comes with a wealth of knowledge about fine arts and antiques.
For £5 you can bring up to 4 items to be looked over by Trevor.
|Venue||North Queensferry Community Centre|
Posted on November 16th, 2012
|Event||From Catwalk to Granny and Back|
|Date||16th Nov. 2012|
A lighthearted look at how Hazel became involved in millinery from sharing her granny’s interest in hats to having her own work modeled on the catwalk. She will bring along samples of her work for people to look at and try on and is happy to comment on hats brought along by the audience.
Presenter: Hazel Kettles
|Venue||North Queensferry Community Centre|
Posted on September 15th, 2012
|Event||Autumn Bird & Nature Walk|
|Date||15th Sep. 2012|
Spot the arrival of the winter migrants and visitors.
Presenter: John Done