Latest News

The latest news and general information regarding the NQHT.


Census Records Now Available at North Queensferry Railway Station

The gallery room at the NQ Railway Station is now set up so that you can check the North Queensferry census records. The Gallery Room is open most days during the day.

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Map of the Battle of Inverkeithing

A map of the Battle of Inverkeithing showing where the troops were and where the fighting took place.

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Battle of Inverkeithing Viewing Points on the Ferryhills

An extensive series of earthworks have recently come to light on the edge of North Queensferry which throw new light on a great battle there which, arguably, speeded the end of the “English” Civil War in 1651.

The Trust’s plan is to research details of the battle site and construct suitable viewing points to explain to visitors the whole…

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North Queensferry Census

Historic census surveys from 1841 to 1901 are now available to purchase from the website

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Chapel of St. James

The story of one of North Queensferry’s most historic landmarks, by E Patricia Dennison

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Community Project

Researching the history of North Queensferry over the past 250 years.

Over the next few years it is expected that North Queensferry will become designated as a World Heritage site. The Forth Rail Bridge and surrounding community areas, both north and south of the bridge, are already placed on the official Unesco tentative list.

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The Town Pier

Built in 1810-1813 by John Rennie and extended in 1828-1834 by Thomas Telford

North Queensferry has a long history as the northerly point of the Queensferry Passage, known from Pictish times as ‘Caschillis’ or ‘Cilis Cassie’.

The crossing and the two villages, North and South Queensferry, took their names from Queen Margaret,…

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