Tag Archives: Queensferry

The Burry Man and the Ferry Fair

It is the Ferry Fair weekend and the Burry Man is in South Queensferry today. The Burry Man walks around Queensferry covered in burrs (the spiky seed cases of the burdock plant). His route is available here. You can find … Continue reading

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Forth Rail Bridge online exhibition

This fabulous 1886 photograph of a diver is from a new online exhibition on Capital Collections. The exhibition marks the 125 anniversary of the Forth Rail Bridge.

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Queensferry Memories

On Monday I went out to South Queensferry to run a reminiscence session with Queensferry Churches’ Care in the Community. The group had lots of amazing memories of Ferry Fairs, the Forth Road and Rail Bridges and the old Ferry … Continue reading

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The Burryman and Ferry Fair

Yesterday I went out to South Queensferry Library to run craft activities for the Ferry Fair. I also got a glimpse of the Burryman! The Burryman is a local tradition. He dresses up in burrs from burdock plants and parades … Continue reading

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New exhibition at South Queensferry Library

A smaller version of the exhibition developed by Dalmeny Primary is now in South Queensferry Library. So please feel free to drop by and have a look.   The pupils at Dalmeny yesterday were brilliant at helping us take down … Continue reading

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Dalmeny Primary Museum

Last week I spent a lot of time out at Dalmeny Primary School. I worked with the P5/6 and P7 class to help them to develop an exhibition. Their topics were toys and games and World War II. Both classes … Continue reading

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