South Queensferry

South Queensferry

3D Scans of Forth Bridges to be used in educational game

Incredibly detailed 3D scans of the Forth Bridge will be used in new interactive games promoting engineering skills for school children.

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Friends Jim MacKenzie and Ian Rambo Armstrong, third and fourth from the left, have taken part in the Loony Dook every year. Picture: David Steel

How the Loony Dook became a Scottish New Year tradition

Scotland has its fair share of unusual New Year traditions. From the swinging of fireballs in Stonehaven to the burning of the clavie in Burghead, many of these Hogmanay rituals date back centuries.

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Firefighters tackled a major blaze on the High Street in South Queensferry. Picture: Contributed

40 firefighters tackle major blaze in South Queensferry

Around 40 firefighters have been working to bring a severe house blaze under control.

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Newly graduated nurse Fraser Chalmers is pictured with his father Ross, who is in his 3rd year on the same course, and his mother Sarah who already works as a district nurse. Picture: Greg Macvean

Graduate follows in mum’s footsteps... and so does dad

IT’s almost as if it runs in the family.

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Union bosses have expressed safety concerns over the new Queensferry Crossing. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Union officials express Queensferry Crossing safety concerns

UCATT officials are concerned that workplace safety is being compromised on two of Scotland’s most high-profile construction projects.

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The Queensferry Crossing

Fresh fears over Queensferry Crossing completion date

FRESH fears have been raised over whether the new Queensferry Crossing will be finished on time after it emerged that bad weather had halted work for more than five weeks during the summer.

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The Queensferry Crossing is thought to have spurred on house buyers. Picture: Jon Savage

Soaring house prices linked to new Queensferry Crossing

Homes in South Queensferry have experienced one of the largest increase in average house prices over the last three months, with experts linking it to the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing.

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The bibles were stolen from Abercorn Church. Picture: Michael Gillen

200-year-old bibles stolen from church are returned

A pair of 200-year-old bibles which were stolen from a church have been found.

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Workers need more blue skies. Pic: Tor S�dergren

Weather causing havoc on new Forth bridge

WORK on the £1.3 billion Queensferry Crossing has been halted for an average of two days a week since November because of bad weather.

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Abercorn Church in South Queensferry
. Picture: Ron Leckie

Police hunt after 200-year-old bibles stolen from church

Historic bibles thought to be around 200 years old have been snatched from a church by thieves.

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Firefighters are working with bikers to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or injured on Scotlands roads.

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Fire and rescue pilot scheme aims to offer Edinburgh bikers life-saving skills

FIREFIGHTERS are working with bikers in a bid to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or injured on the roads.

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Anna Meredith's music straddles the worlds of contemporary classical and electronica. Picture: Mark Kean

Anna Meredith wins 2016 Scottish Album of the Year award

A FORMER composer-in-residence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra has won the fifth annual SAY Award for the best album by a Scottish artist.

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Detective Inspector Julie Marshall and Chief Inspector James Jones at the scene of the assault. Picture: Scott Taylor

South Queensferry attack happened ‘within earshot’ of parents

A BRAZEN attacker carried out an indecent assault on a seven-year-old girl “within earshot” of her parents, detectives said.

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The man appeared in court on Monday. File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

South Queensferry indecent assault: Police appeal for information

POLICE in Edinburgh have launched a fresh appeal for information one week on from an indecent assault in South Queensferry.

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The Queensferry Crossing is well behind schedule. File picture: Ian Rutherford

Queensferry Crossing delays were known in January: Cole-Hamilton

EDINBURGH Western Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said he was told as long ago as January that the Queensferry Crossing was running behind schedule.

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Cyclist Iain Wightman dreamt of Olympic glory

A TEENAGE cyclist killed in a crash in Edinburgh earlier this week had dreamed of Olympic glory, his family have revealed.

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The Queensferry Crossing. Picture: Jon Savage

Queensferry Crossing: Goverment accused of hiding delays

SCEPTICAL MSPs have cast doubt on Scottish Government claims that it learned only last week of a delay of up to six months in the opening of the new Forth road bridge.

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Picture: Ian Rutherford

Queensferry Crossing open delayed until mid-May

The Queensferry Crossing will open by mid-May 2017 - five months late, economy secretary Keith Brown told MSPs today.

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