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Proposals lodged for new homes in Queensferry

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Local community engagement has helped shape proposals for new homes on land made available after the completion of the Queensferry Crossing.Following consultation earlier in the year, CALA...

Network Rail asked to help keep South Queensferry plant in business

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Transport Salaried Staffs' Association,TSSA, today called on Network Rail to revise its decision to buy safety-critical rail crossings made abroad and buy those made in Scotland instead.Network Rail...

Jardine calls for assurance on jobs in South Queensferry

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Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson and MP for Edinburgh West, has expressed concern over Progress Rail Services’ announcement that jobs are ‘at risk’ in South Queensferry.We...

Possible redundancies in South Queensferry – no formal decision yet

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Unite the union has today reacted to the news that Progress Rail Services intends to make 147 workers redundant by closing its South Queensferry site by the end of the year. The...

Buzzworks named as a top employer

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Buzzworks Holdings, who own and run Scotts in South Queensferry, was named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for in the UK earlier in the year.

CALA asks Queensferry community to have its say – today

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Homebuilder CALA Homes (East) is inviting a community to give feedback on plans for a significant new development by hosting an entirely online consultation event.They encourage those...

Hollywood comes to South Queensferry

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Sea Kist, the antiques shop on the High Street in South Queensferry welcomed a VIP visitor this week … Hollywood star Brooke Shields.The shop attracted a bit of...

Get on board the Maid of the Forth for a day trip

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SCOTLAND’S SIGHTSEEING CRUISES SET SAIL ONCE AGAIN AS MAID OF THE FORTH RETURNFamily-run business re-open award-winning visitor attraction The award-winning visitor attraction, Maid...

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – The Loony Dook 2020 – sold out or sell out?

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This year 1100 tickets were sold for The Loony Dook and event organisers Underbelly announced the event was at capacity and no more entries were allowed.The...

Retail site at Port Edgar Marina will be available in early 2020

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Ali Black is hanging up his office keys, and the space that his shop Shapes has occupied in South Queensferry at Port Edgar Marina is on the market for a new...

Emergency sewer repairs in South Queensferry

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Emergency sewer repair work continues in South Queensferry Scottish Water are carrying out emergency repair work to a damaged sewer, 4m below ground, in a section of the High...

Loony Dook 2019 – in pictures

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And what a picture some of them were. The participants processed to the sea and then jumped in the River Forth. Yes it is madness, but with a good reason behind...

Where to eat – Manna House Bakery in South Queensferry

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MANNA HOUSE NUMBER TWO CRUISES TO A FANTASTIC FIRST SUMMER OF TRADINGWith around two cruise ships coming in and around South Queensferry every week in the summer months, Manna House Bakery, which set up...

Jobs still available at new restaurant opening at Port Edgar

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There are fifteen jobs left at Scotts bar and restaurant which will open at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry later this month out of the original 75 vacancies.This is Buzzworks Holdings’ eleventh addition to...

Work begins on new restaurant at Port Edgar Marina

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A new restaurant and bar is being created at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry, offering you another reason to get out of town.Scotts will open later this summer and owned by hospitality group...

Take the Maid of the Forth to Inchcolm this summer

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As we are travelling out from the Hawes Pier skipper Duncan takes a little time to explain that the boat will call at Inchcolm Island, where there is not only an Abbey but also...

Body recovered at South Queensferry confirmed as singer Scott Hutchison

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Police in Edinburgh told us this afternoon that the body recovered at Port Edgar, near South Queensferry, at around 8.30pm last night is that of Scott Hutchison reported missing earlier in the week.The 36-year-old...

Loony Dook 2018

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The two directors of Underbelly, organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay, took part in the Loony Dook on New Year's morning, and in the madness of the moment Charlie Wood managed to lose his glasses in...

Speed limit on Queensferry Crossing raised to 70 mph from today

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The speed limit on the Queensferry Crossing has now been raised to 70 mph.All work  has now been done to ensure that the traffic using the bridge can travel at higher speeds as planned.This...

Jardine supports small business in South Queensferry

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Christine Jardine, MP for Edinburgh West, was on South Queensferry High Street yesterday to support local business on Small Business Saturday.The campaign promotes small businesses across the UK, which form the back bone of...

New high school for Queensferry – drop in session today

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The council wants to build a new school in Queensferry, and discussed how to progress that at a full council meeting last November.Today in South Queensferry there is the first of two drop in sessions...

Lothian Country say their new number 43 was pretty busy today

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Lothian Country the new subsidiary of Lothian Buses began its new Queensferry service earlier today and we stepped aboard one of the first buses from St Andrew Square so that we would meet some...

Lothian Buses to introduce new service to South Queensferry

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The Ferry will not be left without a bus service following intervention by Lothian Buses.The Edinburgh Reporter has been told that from 4 June 2017 they will be introducing a new service to South...

Review – Orocco Pier

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 Orocco Pier, 17 High Street, South Queensferry EH30 9PPThe three bridges crossing the River Forth at Queensferry were beginning to emerge from the mist. It was a stunning day with a cloudless, blue sky.There...

The Queensferry Crossing – Scotland’s biggest project moving along

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The Queensferry Crossing is huge, but it is also Scotland's biggest infrastructure project.Transport Scotland have made a video of the last twelve months of the bridge which is about 94% complete:https://youtu.be/PckUNBWH4ogEconomy Secretary Keith Brown...

ASDA teams up with the Port Edgar Dragons

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 Asda’s Edinburgh stores launched this year’s Tickled Pink campaign with a roar, as they teamed up with local breast cancer group, the Port Edgar Dragons.Asda colleagues joined the Dragons out on their boats at...

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Councillor Norman Work opens dramatic new exhibition

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by Councillor Norman Work who represents Almond Ward on The City of Edinburgh Council I was delighted to officially open an exhibition at Queensferry Museum the other day. This is now on display for six months...

South Queensferry is open for business

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Queensferry BID reassures visitors it is business as usual as community refuses to become a ghost town "South Queensferry is open for business." That’s the message from Queensferry Ambition (QA), which is working with the council,...

Single lane traffic on Forth Bridge on Wednesday

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On Wednesday morning the Forth Bridge will be reduced to single lane traffic in each direction to allow for a further detailed inspection to be carried out below the southbound roadway. It appears that a...

Hospitality professionals launch specialist brochure

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Over 500 hospitality professionals joined to celebrate local, Scottish produce at the ‘Taste of Winter’ event hosted by Bidvest Foodservice Scotland last month at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh.With 35 Scottish exhibitors and an impressive line-up...
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