Autumn and Winter Evening Talks
VENUE: Queensferry’s Masonic Hall, 3 Stoneycroft Rd, South Queensferry, EH30 9HX
TIME: Thursdays at 7.30pm.
Free to members or £5 at the door.
QHT Membership (join at the door): Individuals £10 Family £15

28th September 2017. ‘Putting Queensferry on the Map’ – The Ordnance Survey.

Illustrated talk by Frank Hay

19th October 2017. ‘Reformers and Rebels’ – the Scottish Reformation 1517.

Talk by Dr Donald Smith.

9th November 2017. The Hopetoun Ranger Service.

Talk by Maree Morison, Ranger.

23rd November 2017. ‘Guardship’ Queensferry and the Royal Navy.

Illustrated talk by Mike McDowall

14th December 2017.  Brewing in Queensferry Past and Present. 

Mark Moran, Ferry Brewery.

11th January 2017.  Local Government, Past, Present and Future. 

Presentation and discussion forum

1st February 2018. Scotland’s Pilgrim Journeys.

Talk by Dr Donald Smith on pilgrim routes crossing the Forth.

22nd February 2018. Shale Mining and the Dalmeny Shale Company.

Dr Robin Chesters, Director of the Scottish Shale Mining Museum

15th March 2018. The Islands of the Forth.

Dr Geoffrey Stell.

19th April 2018. The Story of Scotland’s Suffragettes.

Enacted by storyteller Nicola Wright.

All meetings will take place at 7.30pm at Queensferry’s Masonic Hall unless otherwise indicated.

The talks are free to members or £5 at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.



5th September 2017 2pm.  Dundas Castle

Sir Jack Stewart Clark has kindly invited Heritage Society members to visit Dundas Castle on Tuesday 5th September at 2pm. The maximum number is 20. If you would like to be included in the group contact John Murphy at

26th October 2017. National Records of Scotland – Thomas Thomson House, Sighthill. 2-4pm.

The building is not normally open to the public and we are limited to a maximum of 15 people. Heritage Society members please contact Clare at if you would like to attend.