Thank you for visiting our website, I hope you will find it not only interesting but enjoyable. As many of you will know 2016 is a special Fair for the people of Queensferry as it is the 80th anniversary of The Ferry Fair in its current form, the first having taken place in 1930 when Emily McBain had the honour of being our Queen. The observant amongst you will have noted that 1930 was more than 80 years ago: for obvious reasons the Fair was suspended during the war years and was reinstated in 1947.

To find out about this year’s Fair, I would urge you to buy a copy of our programme which will be available from all the usual outlets in plenty of time prior to Fair week.

The Committee would like to emphasise that we welcome constructive suggestions as to what the community of Queensferry aspires to for this historic and important week-long festival. The Fair belongs to the people of Queensferry and District and it is vital that the committee and all the volunteers who make it happen provide what is wanted. Any such suggestions may be communicated to our Secretary Diane Hogg.

This year we have a new webmaster, Matthew Beaton who has been and continues to be working on up-dating the site and re-vamping certain aspects and we are sure you will be impressed with the results: again, Matthew is open to any constructive proposals which may lead to improvement. We also welcome new material about both the past and the present. Any material provided will be carefully recorded (with of course the provider’s permission) and returned: anyone with anything they feel may be suitable for the website should contact Matthew. I hope you find the site easy to navigate.

David M. Steel
Ferry Fair Festival 2016 Committee
March 2016