The ancient Royal Burgh of Queensferry sits on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge. Queensferry has a rich history which covers Queen Margaret, the development of the Royal Burgh, witchcraft, Covenanters, the building of the Forth Bridges and much, much more.
Queensferry History Group was formed in 1988 to stimulate an interest in local history, research and record the history of Queensferry and the surrounding area and, last but not least, to enjoy ourselves. We are a group of people of all ages and backgrounds who live in the area, some of us are even incomers!
Please contact us if you are interested in our activities or have any questions about Queensferry history:
NEW PROJECT: QUEENSFERRY AT WAR
Queensferry At War, a Queensferry History Group project, will explore and record the events of the Great War in and around Queensferry and the impact on the residents. We shall be presenting our research as web articles and giving talks and displays in Queensferry Library. Our research covers: life in Queensferry during WW1, the stories behind the names on our war memorials, and the naval history that surrounded Queensferry during the Great War.
Our new Queensferry at War website will be available in the future at:
Due to unfortunate circumstances we have been unable to update the website with our War research information as we intended. However we now have a 'Blog' which will gradually build up with most of our findings. Please visit our Blog at: http://queensferry-at-war.weebly.com
The object of this Blog is to allow the people of South Queensferry and the wider world to become aware of the History of Queensferry before, during and after World War One, and perhaps help people find their lost relatives. This information will build up gradually over time and the content may even change as frequently as day to day, as it grows!