The coat of arms of the former
Royal Burgh of Queensferry


Queensferry History Group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the basement of:
City of Edinburgh Council Offices,
53 High Street,
South Queensferry,
Scotland, EH30 9HP


We welcome new members to join our group. Equally we want to hear from interested people world/net wide, who have information, photographs, memories, anecdotes or anything pertaining to Queensferry and the surrounding area.

Queensferry History Group


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:


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 is almost ready for release, for more information, go to:

To launch our new project, Queensferry History Group is holding a Queensferry at War display at South Queensferry Library from the 2nd to the 9th of August.  Members of our research team will be available during the display to record any stories or information you might have about Queensferry in WW1 or if you have any information or photographs of the names on our war  memorials.

If you would like to join our research team or if you have information about Queensferry during WW1 or the names on the war memorial, please contact us at: