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Almond Neighbourhood Partnership meeting 18 October 2011

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The Almond Neighbourhood Partnership meets on 18 October 2011.The agenda includes discussion of a community plan - signing ceremony, the Drumbrae Library hub, a report by the Neighbourhood Manager on the Community Grants Fund as...

Hoax call to coastguard endangers lives

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The Coastguard received a call this month from a mobile phone asking for assistance for four people trapped on Cramond Island, one of whom was said to have a broken leg. The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat...

Antique charity event at Dundas Castle for St Columba’s

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Antique enthusiasts will have the chance to find out if they have treasure hiding in their house on Sunday 11 September, at a special 'Antiques Roadshow' style event at Dundas Castle in aid of...

Edinburgh job – Temporary Primary School Teacher South Queensferry

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The position of temporary primary school teacher at St Margaret's School in South Queensferry is advertised today.The advert is as follows:- Children & Families Temporary Primary Teacher St Margaret's Primary School ...

Provost set to jump off the Forth Bridge!

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As residents of South Queensferry, Edinburgh’s Lord and Lady Provost are used to admiring the view of the iconic Forth Bridges from their home.On Sunday 19 June, though, they will be looking at the...

Fundraising raises £620 for RNLI Queensferry

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BP Hound Point scaffolder Gary Johnston from Falkirk completed the Grangemouth 10K run in 47 minutes and raised £620.00 for the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station. He is pictured presenting the cheque to Queensferry Lifeboat...

Ferryburn Fairies getting ready for The Moonwalk

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The Ferryburn Fairies are the enthusiastic team at Ferryburn Dental Care. They have  decided to promote pink power, something they are passionate about as an all-female dental practice. So they are taking up the  ...

Friends reunited to race for life

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When Karen Denoon read about her friend Lisa MacDonald on Facebook and decided to run Race for Life she persuaded a group of school friends to run together in what has turned into a...

QDCC – First Twitter Birthday

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Queensferry & District Community Council’s (QDCC) Facebook and Twitter pages last week marked their first birthday after reaching a full year of service.The social networking feeds on www.facebook.com/queensferry and @qdcc on Twitter feature regular...

Three plucked to safety from the Forth

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Three men, one with no buoyancy aids were plucked from the freezing waters of the Forth after a watersports trip went horribly wrong. The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat was called out by the Coastguard at 1.41pm...

Queensferry & District Community Council – April meeting

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Queensferry & District Community Council held its monthly business meeting on 26 April in the Burgh Chambers.  Fourteen members were present, including Almond ward Councillor, Norman Work and PC Aidan Douds from Lothian &...

RNLI fundraising cycle

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A cycle ride from the RNLI Dunbar Lifeboat Station to the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station raised about £1900 for the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station.The ride was organised by Jo Simpson and Alastair Pryde in...

Queensferry Rowing Club launch their boat

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Part of The Scottish Coastal Rowing Project, the Queensferry Rowing Club launched their boat at the Harbour  in South Queensferry.The procession to the harbour was led by the Town Crier Lindsay Munro, the boat...

Edinburgh set for bus fare rises

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From Sunday 3 April both Lothian Buses and First in Scotland East will be revising their fares across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Having last set Adult fares in January 2009, Lothian Buses are set to...

Queensferry District Community Council meeting on 28 March 2011

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Queensferry & District Community Council held its monthly business meeting on 28 March 2011 in the Burgh Chambers.Fourteen members were present, including Almond Ward councillors, Kate MacKenzie and Norman Work, and PC Aidan Douds...

Retriever from South Queensferry wins Crufts!

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The 120th dfs Crufts finished on a climax tonight as Sh Ch Vbos The Kentuckian, aka Jet, a Flatcoated Retriever was crowned Best in Show 2011. In a tough final, against a number of favourites,...

Margaret Smith MSP on the Forth Crossing

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by Margaret Smith, MSP for Edinburgh West As the constituency MSP for Edinburgh West I am in no doubt that it is a great part of the city to represent. Most people might think of...

Amazon Job in Edinburgh on offer

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The advert says that Amazon is looking for a software engineer. Full spec is below but we talked with the recruiter at Amazon, Chris House, to find out a little more. House said:-"Due to...

South Queensferry lifeboat news

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It's been a busy start to the year for RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat, the busiest in Scotland over the summer months, as the crew were called out twice in 24 hours this weekend.They first of...

Queensferry & District Community Council

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by Terence Airlie, Secretary of QDCC.The last twelve months have been extremely busy for Queensferry and District Community Council.  Not only have the usual subjects needed to be addressed, but in addition there has...

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