About Us

The Queensferry History Group, founded in 1988, grew from the commitment of those who attended Pam Shaw’s Local History evening classes at Queensferry High School. Some were Ferry folk born and bred; some were not. Special acknowledgement must be made to the Queensferry Association, which was the local Civic Trust for the Queensferry, Dalmeny and Newton area. One of its main aims was “To stimulate public interest in the history and character of Queensferry and its surroundings”.

The aims of the Queensferry History Group are:

  • To stimulate interest in local history.
  • To research and record the history of Queensferry and the surrounding area.
  • Queensferry History Group welcomes new members and meets every Monday at 10am and on the first Thursday of each month 7.30pm, in the basement of: City of Edinburgh Council Offices, 53 High Street, South Queensferry, Scotland, EH30 9HP email: queensferryhg@gmail.com


    Queensferry History Group has a number of activities and projects: exhibition displays; local history talks; supporting Queensferry Museum; visits to sites of local interest; transferring Valuation Rolls, School Rolls and Census Records onto electronic files; responding to queries; and the Queensferry Past and Present project.

    We are a registered charity and have been fortunate enough to receive an award from the Lottery Fund Awards for All Scheme. The award has been put to excellent use in enabling the group to purchase a computerised photo record and retrieval system. This enables us to store properly our large and growing photo library, but moreover, benefits the community as a permanent archive of Queensferry’s past that can be made accessible to all.