NQHT runs several events on a regular basis, as well as one-off specials.
You can learn more about upcoming events in our “Past and Present Events” section
Our resident bird expert – John Done – leads seasonal nature walks around the village, along the coastal Path, and through the CarlingNose Nature Trail. These usually leave from the War Memorial (near the FerryBridge Hotel.) This year they are planned for Saturday 6th January, Saturday 5th May, Wednesday 20th June, and Wednesday 5th September.
Each month, we try to have a talk from a local expert on some subject related to village life.
The Village Show
The Village Show – is on Saturday 8th September. As usual, it will be in the Community Centre.
Beachwatch is a nation-wide beach litter clean-up and survey, which has been organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) every year since 1993. Beaches around the UK coast are surveyed by volunteers for the quantities and types of litter that are collected on and above the strandline.
The MCS Beachwatch is held on the third weekend in September every year, representing the UK in the International Coastal Cleanup, involving over 100 countries and thousands of volunteers worldwide over the same weekend.
We understand that the survey completed at Port Laing, North Queensferry, is one of only four beaches in the UK to have taken part every year since the inception of the Beachwatch event.
Beach litter pick-ups are also organised at other times of the year.
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 — ”North Queensferry Antiques Roadshow”
Bring along your antiques and get some expert opinion from Trevor, a professional valuer from Lyon&Turnbull, 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 Door(September (5th/6th 2018) and the Village Show (8th September)