Village Show 2018

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.

Web-site demo

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.


Village Show 2018

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.

Web-site demo

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.


Fife Pilgrim Way

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.

The Story of Scotch Whisky

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

The Forth Dimension

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.

Life via Bahrain – Tuesday 27th February 2018

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.

Events for 2018

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)

and

the Village Show (8th September)


The Himalayas

Posted on November 18th, 2017

Our Final Event of 2017 – not to be missed!

Other Times – Other Places
The Himalayas
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
Community Centre
19.30 hrs (7.30 pm)

£2 members / £3 non members
refreshments will be served.

Tour of Cultybraggan

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…)

Attic Treasure

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Event Attic Treasure
Date 24th Oct. 2014
Time 7:30 pm
Details

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.
Refreshments will be served.

Venue North Queensferry Community Centre