‘Ferry good news as rowing club makes Christmas delivery

South Queensferry Rowing Club  made a seasonal delivery by skiff crossing the river from south to north.
South Queensferry Rowing Club made a seasonal delivery by skiff crossing the river from south to north.

Members of the rowing club, crossing the Forth to make the delivery

Queensferry Rowing Club made a special delivery on Wednesday by skiff.

Members took the Ferry Maid, one of their two community built boats, from Port Edgar to North Queesnferry.

On board was a Christmas delivery from Craigie’s Farm Deli and Cafe to a customer across the Forth.

John Sinclair of Craigie’s said: “It is fantastic the local community have rallied to help each other in times of need.”

This is the latest community achievement for South Queensferry after it had been branded a ghost town.

With the I Love South Queensferry group gaining momentum, the locals seem to have rallied to their call.

Alistair Pryde, a photographer involved with the group, said: “People have mobilised and are beginning to support their local businesses. Traders are thankful to them for doing so.”

The High Street has introduced a number of deals and discounts to help boost trade, including buying a mug and getting a free cup of coffee.

Alistair is hopeful the community spirit remains long after the bridge re-opens next year.