South Queensferry Again

On Saturday we took a wee trip to South Queensferry really just for something to do but also to check out an antique shop we’d seen featured on the TV. (We didn’t buy anything in the end.)

Just by the jetty from where the boat trips to Inchcolm island set off there is this sculpture. The plaque mentions there is a large grey seal colony on the island.

Seal Sculpture, South Queensferry.

South Queensferry is of course dominated by the two Forth Bridges but mainly by the original (rail) Forth Bridge. The trains seem to be every few minutes one way or the other. They look like toys against the Bridge’s sheer size. Here’s one coming off the bridge to the south. The photo captured the reflections in the water quite well.

Train Coming off Forth Bridge Onto Approaches

The local shops etc make great play of the bridge connection. This is the Rail Bridge Bistro and Gift Shop.

The Rail Bridge Hotel, South Queensferry.

I like the way the Rail Bridge motif is maintained on the fencing to the left front and also on the door handles on the entrance.

The Rail Bridge Hotel, South Queensferry, Fencing

The sculpture of one of the bridge spans is to commemorate those who built the bridge.

The Rail Bridge Hotel, South Queensferry, Sculpture close

This, I believe, contains the only commemoration to those who died in its construction, who are not enumerated individually anywhere. (Edited to add:- there is now such a memorial on the pavement opposite to this.)

A couple more pictures of South Queensferry have been added to my South Queensferry flickr set.

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