Postponement of Talks Programme due to Coronavirus

17th March 2019

Dear Members,

Postponement of Talks Programme due to Coronavirus

In line with Government advice we are postponing our schedule of talks for the rest of the 2019 / 20 season with immediate effect.

  • Your committee will continue to meet virtually to organise the Talks & Visits programme for 2020 / 21. 
  • We will also continue to work on our longer term plans plans for QHT projects which support our purpose of promoting and protecting the heritage of Queensferry.
  • We will post updates on our website and on our Facebook page in addition to informing you of any developments by email.

Stay safe and we look forward to re-engaging with you when it is appropriate to do so.

Best regards,

Queensferry Heritage Trust Committee

Provost’s Lamp

Burgh Provost’s Lamp

The lamp stands on Villa Road outside the former home of James Milne, the last Provost of Queensferry.

At the end of last year one of our members brought to our attention the fact that the Insignia on the glass of the Provost’s Lamp on Villa Road had significantly deteriorated and had almost disappeared.

The Heritage Trust has replaced the four glazing panels which include the above insignia, etched onto the panels by artist Jenny Smith of the Edinburgh Laser Studio.  We are grateful to City of Edinburgh Council Lighting Department, who installed the new panels into the frames.

This project is one of a number of on-going and future projects which Queensferry Heritage Trust has agreed to undertake.