Santa Sleigh 2019
Santa will be visiting streets and static locations in Queensferry and Dalmeny. He will be starting his tours on Thursday 12 December through Dalmeny and Ashburnham. All routes and locations will be published on social media.
Outline of tours and static sites
You can track him below, or click here to see a larger version.
Rotary Forth Bridge Abseil 2019
Ten years of Rotary Forth Bridge Abseil tops £1,000,000 for charities. Thanks to all our Abseilers and Volunteers and to Balfour Beatty and Network Rail for supporting the event.
This year's Forth Bridge Rotary Abseil, organised by the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, saw 334 intrepid volunteers turn out to drop 165ft from the world-famous landmark in aid of good causes. The event has grown into one of the most significant fundraisers in the district and this year topped the £1million mark in money raised since it started ten years ago. The principal charities to benefit this year were The Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity and Strathcarron Hospice. Each charity is adopted for two years and spaces are also made available for supporters to abseil on behalf of many other local and national charities. There is also a charity village in the grounds of the Hawes Inn where participants and spectators can find out more about the charities they are supporting.
Abseilers of all ages in a range of colourful outfits descended from the bridge to the beach watched by friends and supporters. A team from Amazon in Dunfermline supporting CHAS were first down. They were followed by a strong team from the Rebecca Rocks fundraising group, also abseiling for CHAS. Many abseilers chose colourful outfits. Batman descended complete with cape, a team from Kinloch Anderson, abseiling for Macmillan Cancer Support, all wore kilts and the group from Craigie's Bee Team naturally wore bee-keepers' outfits. Good, clear weather helped the event go with a swing and the last abseilers landed safely on the beach just after 5pm.
Senior Citizens Concert 8 March 2019
On Friday 8th March, the thirty-seventh Rotary Senior Citizens' Concert took place in Queensferry High School. Compere Dr Douglas Stuart introduced a line-up of musical talent of all ages to a capacity audience from Queensferry, Kirkliston and Dalmeny. Singers and instrumentalists from Queensferry High School under the direction of staff from the music department, started the evening's entertainment with a splendid programme that did great credit to the young performers and their teachers. They were followed by the local choir Ferry Blend, whose blend of old favourites and more recent hits set feet tapping and brought hearty applause. Home Grown, a group of ladies from Ferry Blend, then took the stage. Accompanied by guitar and drum, their repertoire brought back many memories and had the audience singing along. Forth Dimension, a talented amateur dramatic and musical society based in Queensferry gave an impressive and polished performance.
Rotary Club of South Queensferry
Trust Fund Charity Number SCO2 5363
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 12th December 17.00
Santa Sleigh Tour 1
Dalmeny, Ashburham etc.
Thursday 12th December 18.45
Raffle - Colin Riddell
Reception - Lorna Prentice / Adam Dzierzek
Friday 13th December 17.00
Santa Sleigh Tour 2
Tour of Rosebery Avenue, Burgess Road etc.
Saturday 14th December 10.00
Santa at Craigie Farm
Santa and his sleigh at Craigie Farm, West Craigie Farm Road
Sunday 15th December 10.00
Santa at Hopetoun Garden Centre
Santa and his sleigh at Hopetoun Garden Centre
Monday 16th December 17.00
Santa Sleigh Tour 3
Tour of Plewlandcroft, Springfield, etc.
Wednesday 18th December 19.00
Christmas Carol Concert 2019
Annual Christmas Carol Concert at Dalmeny Kirk
Thursday 19th December 18.45
Raffle - Stuart Ridge
Reception - Eric Proven / Iain Fairbairn
Saturday 21st December 10.00
Santa at Scotmid
Santa and his sleigh at Scotmid South Queensferry
Saturday 21st December 17.00
Tour of Scotstoun, Varneys, High Street
Sunday 22nd December 10.00
Santa at Tesco
Santa and his sleigh at Tesco South Queensferry
Sunday 22nd December 17.00
Tour 5 Echline Estate
Thursday 26th December 18.45
Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season...
Thursday 2nd January 18.45
Thursday 9th January 18.45
Raffle - Allan Smith
Reception - Matt Purdie / Grainger Falconer
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