Steaming Forth . . .

Posted on January 3rd, 2020

. . . the joy of steam & The Forth Bridge.

To celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the iconic Forth Bridge – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – this exhibition shows a number of unique and seldom-seen photographs, with details, by renowned railway photographer John Clemmens.

Here is sneak preview of one of John’s images.

The exhibition will open daily from 6th January 2020 in the Gallery at the North Queensferry Station, Platform 1.

The street address is North Queensferry Station, Ferryhills Road, North Queensferry, KY11 1HE. Disabled access, parking and toilets are available.

Entrance is free, but donations appreciated!


2020 – A Happy New Year

Posted on January 3rd, 2020

A Happy New Year to everyone from NQHT

Looking back at 2019 . . .

We had record numbers of visitors to the Light Tower and Railway Station last year.

The Light Tower has attracted visitors from 88 countries in total from May 2010 to October 2020.

Abu Dhabi, Albania, Argentina,
Australia [by states: Canberra, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia], Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Canada by Provence: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan.
Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
USA [by state: Arizona, California, Colorado, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin.],
Venezuela, Wales, Yemen, Zimbabwe


Here are some of their comments in the Light Tower Visitors’ book

Amazing and beautiful – Japan
Well looked after site – Local
Fantastic wee place – Local
3 Great Bridges – Local
Stunning – Romania
Absolutely charming – California, USA
Fascinating – must bring the family – West Lothian
Awesome – Maryland, USA
What a lovely place – Cyprus
Lovely wee lighthouse – Essex
A very special place – Australia
First time in Scotland. Wow, just wow! – London
Love Scotland – Australia
Magnificent – Wales
Lighting the way – Adelaide, Australia
Love the history – USA
Lovely wee place, very nicely kept – Local
Thank you for this exhibit – Germany
Wow – France
Beautiful place – Venezuela
Beautiful Scotland – Estonia
Well maintained and informative – Gloucester
Class – Local
Spectacular – Spain
Congratulations on your amazing work – Luxembourg
Classic – Abu Dhabi
Excellent to learn about such an iconic site, thanks – Uttoxeter
Thank you so much for all the information – Austria
Bellissimo – Italy


And the station attracted visitors from 73 countries

Africa, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea ,Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Uzbekistan.


Here are some of their comments in the Station Visitors’ Book

Love your country. Always dreamt of coming here. Love you Scotland – Columbia and Brazil
I love this place – Mexico
Love this bridge – Texas, USA
Fascinating Display – Scotland
Great Train Ride – England
In order to see the bridge I came here – Japan
Lovely place, will be back – Scotland
Love the old fireplace – Scotland
Outstanding – Scotland
Impressive – Japan
What a magnificent structure – Forth Bridge – England
Amazing feat of engineering – Australia
A taste of real heritage – Australia
So big, so wonderful – Japan
Came for a day trip – wasn’t disappointed, beautiful place – England
Love this place too – Florida USA
Beautiful place and people – Ohio USA
Excellent – more stations should be the same – England
Simply stunning – England
Top marks – excellent example of how a railway station should be kept- England
“Wow” – magnificent view – France
Most fantastic bridge in the world – England
Marvellous bridge, beautiful place – Greece
Amazing views and beautiful bridge – Japan
Beautiful station / friendly staff – England
Lovely place / amazing scenery . beautiful people – will be back – Kenya


Looking Forward to 2020 . . .

Famous Artists Exhibition now on-line

From June 2019, North Queensferry Heritage Trust presented an exhibition dedicated to the world famous artistic talents of: JMW Turner, Charles Martin Hardie, Martin Hardie, Sir John Lavery, and Terence Cuneo

The exhibition is now closed, but all the material is available on-line HERE


Steaming Forth in 2020 . . .

Our first exhibition of the year will open in January at the Railway Station

Steaming Forth – the joy of steam & The Forth Bridge.

See Steaming Forth . . . for full details