Events

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

Exhibitions

We run regular exhibitions in the Gallery of the Railway Station.

Previous exhibitions have covered:

The Battle of Inverkeithing
The Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet in the River Forth
Famous Artists in North Queensferry

the exhibition material is available at the links above

our Current Exhibition is

Steaming Forth . . . 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 renown 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!


Nature Walks 2020

Our resident bird expert – John Done – leads seasonal nature walks around the village, along the coastal Path, and through the CarlingNose Nature Trail.

Saturday 2nd May 2020
For visitors to the village, this walk will commence at the Railway Station at 10 a.m. (there are Toilets and Parking spaces at the Station).
John will lead participants done the Brae to the War Memorial to pick up local participants (sparing them the ascent of the Brae!).
The walk will continue from the War Memorial at 10.15 am.

Wednesday 17th June 2020.
This walk will commence from the War Memorial at 10 a.m.


Talks

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 – runs at the end of August in the Community Centre


Beach Clean

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 2020.

Tuesday 18th February 2020
“The Rise & Fall of Dunfermline Linen”

by Hugh Walker

Hugh, an ex-HP research engineer has also turned into a talented historian.
His talk promises to be super interesting, particularly for the members and friends who love knitting, weaving and handcrafts.


Thursday 19th March 2020
“When the Wind Blows”

by Stan Green, Growforth

Growforth or the Plant Market at Hillend is now well established as a quality supplier of plants and just as important advice which this talk gives a great opportunity to ask questions. Remember that members get a useful discount when shopping there!


Saturday 2nd May 2020
Nature Walk

For visitors to the village, this walk will commence at the Railway Station at 10 a.m. (there are Toilets and Parking spaces at the Station).
John will lead participants done the Brae to the War Memorial to pick up local participants (sparing them the ascent of the Brae!).
The walk will continue from the War Memorial at 10.15 am.


Tuesday 5th May 2020
Submarine Miners

by Duncan McNiven & Boyd Williamson

Boyd will talk about the Submarine Miners who operated from Port Laing and “the Guv’y Pier” until 1906, when they were disbanded.
Duncan will take over at that point and talk about their reincarnation in 1906 as the City of Edinburgh (Fortress) Royal Engineers.


Wednesday 17th June 2020
Nature Walk

This walk will commence from the War Memorial at 10 a.m.