Around Edinburgh  -  Early Views

Firth of Forth

 

Ferry Boats on the

Queensferry Passage

including zooming in on some of the photos

Forfarshire

Built Dundee 1861
On Queensferry Passage
for >20 yrs from 1893

Re-boilered and given
very tall funnel: 1904.
Broken up: 1922

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat, Forfarshire, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry  -  some time between 1904 and 1922

POSTCARD  -  1904-22
Forfarshire

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat, Forfarshire, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry

DETAIL FROM POSTCARD
Forfarshire

Woolwich

Built Blackwall 1890
On Queensferry Passage from 1908
Broken up 192
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The Queensferry Passage:  The ferry boat, 'Woolwich' at  North Queensferry  -  A postcard in JM & Co Ltd's Caledonia Series, posted in 1914.

POSTCARD  JM & CO, Posted 1914

Woolwich

Dundee

Built Renfrew: 1875.
Re-boilered: 1914

On Queensferry Passage:
1920-1948.
Broken up: 1952

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat, Dundee, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry  -  some time between 1920 and 1948

POSTCARD  -  1920-48
Dundee

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat, Dundee, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry

DETAIL FROM POSTCARD
Dundee

Dundee

Built Renfrew: 1875.
Re-boilered: 1914

On Queensferry Passage:
1920-1948.
Broken up: 1952

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat, Dundee, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry  -  between 1920 and 1948

POSTCARD  -  1930
Dundee

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat, Dundee, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry

DETAIL FROM POSTCARD
Dundee

Queen Margaret

Built Dumbarton 1934
Broken up 1965

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat,Queen Margaret, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry

POSTCARD  -  c.1934?
Queen Margaret

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat,Queen Margaret, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry

DETAIL FROM POSTCARD
Queen Margaret

Fire Engine, Ferry and Forth Bridge  -  South Queensferry

PHOTOGRAPH - c.1950s
Queen Margaret

Robert the Bruce

Built Dumbarton: 1934
Broken up: 1965

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat,Robert the Bruce, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry

POSTCARD  -  1934
Robert the Bruce

Valentine's Postcard  - Zoom in to the ferry 'Robert the Bruce' -  1934

DETAIL FROM POSTCARD
Robert the Bruce

Mary
Queen of  Scots

Built Dumbarton 1949
Operated 19
50-1964. 
Broken up 1965

   A ferry  -  probably 'Mary Queen of Scots'  -   at South Queensferry

PHOTO 1964

Robert the Bruce

Mary Queen of Scots at North Queensferry, 1964

PHOTO 1964

Robert the Bruce

Queen Margaret  and other ferries at North Queensferry  -  Photo probably taken shortly before the Forth Road Bridge opened

PHOTO 1964

Sir William Wallace

Sir William Wallace

Built Dumbarton 1956
Operated 1956-1964.
Broken up 1965

The Ferry, 'Sir William Wallace' on the Queensferry Passage in the late-1950s

PHOTO: 'Kodak Box Brownie'

Sir William Wallace

Unidentified

'Queen Margaret'

'Robert the Bruce'

'Mary Queen of Scots' OR

'Sir William Wallace'

Built Dumbarton:1934,34,49,56

Broken up: 1965

The Forth Rail Bridge and an unidentified ferry boat on the Queensferry Passage in the 1950s

PHOTOGRAPH - c.1950s
Unidentified Ferry Boat

Please also click here to read a little more about the Queensferry Passage.

 

Stereo Views

   Stereo view by G W Wilson  -  An instantaneous view of 'Royal Albert' in the Firth of Forth

G W Wilson

HMS Royal Albert

A stereoview of Inchkeith by Archibald Burns

Archibald Burns

Inchkeith

 

Around 1900

A postcard by J R Russel of Edinburgh  -  On the Firth of Forth

POST CARD
On The Forth  -  JR Russell

The Granton-Burntisland Ferry, The "Willie Muir"  -  photographed by Andrew Young

Photograph by Andrew Young

Granton-Burntisland Ferry

W R & S Ltd Photograph from around the early 1900s  -  Rosyth Castle and the Forth Rail Bridge across the Firth of Forth

W R & S PHOTO  -  EARLY 1900s
Rosyth Castle and Forth Rail Bridge

 

1940s

Crossing from Sqout Queensferry in the 1940s   -  Forth Rail Bridge in the background

Photo taken with a Box Brownie camera

On Holiday from South Queensferry

 

Paintings

    The Royal George in the Firth of Forth at Leith  -  Royal Visit to Edinurgh of either King George IV in 1822 or Queen Victoria in 1842.

1842

'Royal George' departs for Leith

    The Royal George in the Firth of Forth at Leith  -  Royal Visit to Edinurgh of either King George IV in 1822 or Queen Victoria in 1842.

1842

'Royal George' arrives at Leith

 

Remembrance 

The Great Storm of October 1881

    Remembrance to David Stevenson and his two sons who were drowned at sea in the Firth of Forth in the Storm of 14 October 1881                     Remembrance to David Stevenson and his two sons who were drowned at sea in the Firth of Forth in the Storm of 14 October 1881

David Stevenson and two sons

 

 

Firth of Forth

More Photos

The Forth Rail Bridge and ferry at South Queensferry

Early views + ferries

Granton Breakwater  -  8 September 2002

Granton

The Forth Rail Bridge - Thumbnail images

The Forth Bridges

Queensferry Passage

List of ferry boats
and links to more photos

Granton Ferry

List of ferry boats
and links to more photos

Early Descriptions

Queensferry

Firth of Forth

The Coast  -   River Crossings  -  Islands

Forth Road Bridge

 

 

 

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