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The Firth of Forth

July 2004

Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2, the largest liner in the world is to visit the Firth of Forth and to berth for a day off Hound Point, close to the Forth Rail Bridge, en route to Norway on Tuesday 12 July.

It is expected that the visit to the Firth of Forth will become a regular feature on the liner's cruises to Norway.  Forth Ports Authority are considering creating a new entrance to Leith Docks that would enable large liner including Queen Mary 2 to berth at Leith Docks.

East Coast Sailing Week

About sixty yachts are expected to arrive at Granton Harbour,  Edinburgh, on the Firth of Forth.  Granton Harbour is to act as host for a week of sailing races -  East Coast Sailing Week - beginning Sunday 18 July 2004.

For further details see the East Coast Sailing Week web site.

[Edinburgh Evening News;  16 July 2004, P.25]



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