Ann Leslie, CEO of Lar Housing Trust, shared her vision to transform the former naval barracks at Port Edgar at our talk on 22nd November 2023.
Key points: – “minded to grant” planning permission has now been received – Lar is committed to community access and has included provision for a cafe / restaurant, beach access and a meeting facility in the plans – There are also options to re-route the John Muir Way through the site – Lar is hosting Edinburgh University’s “Seawarm”renewable energy project on-site and a small scale prototype is already providing heat to one building – Lar has appointed a Community Engagement Officer for the site and is keen to get local input for a heritage display and for site landscaping design
Our AGM postponed from 29th April will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 4th November 2020. This meeting will be held virtually by Zoom to comply with current restrictions. Joining instructions will be sent out to members in advance together with the agenda, the Chairman’s Report and the QHT Report & Accounts.
How will we remember life under lockdown? And what might we forget? The Queensferry Heritage Trust is asking for your help in putting together a record of Queensferry and its wider community during the months of lockdown. How has daily life changed – your life and life in the community? Have you been working from home, not working at all, a front-line worker, home-schooling children? Are you getting the support you need? Is life getting back to normal? What do you think the longer-term effects on Queensferry will be?
QHT is launching a series of blogs to build a picture of an extraordinary time. You can help us by writing up to 500 words with photographs and illustrations if you wish. The blogs will be featured on the QHT website, queensferryheritage.org.uk. The invitation is open to everyone, of all ages, in Queensferry and the surrounding area.
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.