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War Memorial

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We Will Remember

The North Queensferry War memorial was erected in 1921, using granite from the nearby Carlingnose Quarry. It commemorates locals who died in the First and Second World Wars.

Local research shows that, in the First World War, at least 28 local men were killed. This was a significant proportion of the village’s male population.

The names of those who died are listed on the North Queensferry Heritage Trust website. The story behind each name has been carefully researched and documented.

Brothers Robert and William Dowie were both killed in the First World War. Originally a railway worker, Robert signed up early in the war and gained a reputation for taking part in trench raids. He was awarded the Military Medal in December 1916. At the start of May 1917, his battalion was taking part in the Battle of Arras when he was initially reported Missing, subsequently updated to “Killed in Action.” William Dowie enlisted early in 1916 and was posted to the same Battalion as his brother. He had been at the front for only a few weeks when he was killed.

Herbert Charles Pearce joined the Royal Navy at just 16. At the time he was just 5ft 4inches tall. He served as a regular in the Navy until he perished in a gale aboard the Glena whilst on home leave. He died just 10 days before the First World War ended.

The stories make for sober reading but are a fitting tribute to those who gave so much. The North Queensferry Heritage Trust also offers an online local Census Search.

What's Nearby?

  • Deep Sea World, Scotland’s National Aquarium
  • A restored iconic red telephone box from 1936 - just a short walk along Main Street – now an information point and book swap!
  • Fife Coastal Path / Pilgrim Way to Inverkeithing

Plus, if you need to refuel, there's The Wee Restaurant and Rankin’s Café

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Essential Information

  • The nearest public toilets are at Battery Road Car Park
  • North Queensferry’s only convenience store is on Brock Street – via the northbound station exit

Where Next on the Trail?

Depending on which route you are walking, the next stops are:
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Battery Road

North Queensferry

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Approx 2 min walk (0.1 mi) via Main St/B981 and Battery Rd

Visit here for the Briggers Memorial, views of the Town Pier with the Light Tower and Museum and a children’s play park. You’ll see the graveyard and medieval remains of St James Chapel on the way.


If you're in need of coffee and cake, there are places near the memorial.

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North Queensferry Station

North Queensferry

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Approx 6 min walk (0.2 mi) via Ferryhill Rd

Visit here for the Victorian Station, North Queensferry Heritage Centre and trains across the bridge.

There are public toilets here and North Queensferry’s only convenience store is nearby on Brock Street.

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Railway Pier

North Queensferry

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Approx 1 min walk (0.2 mi) via Main St/B981 & Ferry Rd

The departure point for ferries to South Queensferry since the 1950s.

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For North & South Queensferry

You can also use ///what3words to guide you to the trail signs. The ///what3words reference is given on each trail stop page. 

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