Friends united for Jimmy

Friends of Jim Liddell
Friends of Jim Liddell

Business folk and individuals in Queensferry have been recognised for their continued support to a local cause.

The Jim Liddell memorial dinner, which has been staged for the past 10 years has raised in excess of £30,000 for the Ferry Fair and £5000 for Queensferry High School.

To recognise the support over the past decade, a number of these supporters were invited to a reception in Queensferry’s Masonic Hall recently where Derek Milne, chairman of the Jim Liddell Memorial Fund, presented each supporter with a certificate inscribed “Friend of 
the Jim Liddell Memorial Dinner”.

Those supporters unable to attend the event will receive their certificates in due course.

The annual dinner to help raise funds for the Ferry Fair was first organised by the late Jim Liddell back in 2005 but when Jim passed away early in 2006 a number of his friends decided to continue the event in his memory.

A committee was formed and it continues to organise this popular and successful event which takes place this year on Friday, May 23.

Funds from the dinner have also paid to have a permanent memorial to Jim erected in the Rosebery Hall gardens.

Pictured are; l-r, Ian Heigh (Network Rail), Paul Steward (Boathouse Restaurant), John Neal (representing Barry and Liz Wright), Kenny Trayner, Alistair Croser, Bill Leslie, Robert Harris Jnr. The Queens Crossing, Arnott Robertson, Andrew Combe (Lodge St Margaret No 548), Kyle Milne (Selex ES) and Steven Stewart (The Rosebery Hall staff). Seated, l-r: Suzanne Steward, Robert Harris Snr, Derek Milne, David Steel, Kate Gibb (The Hawes Inn), Philippa Bonnar (The Hawes Inn).

Those who were unable to attend included: Sir Tom Farmer, The Marquess of Linlithgow, Barry & Liz Wright (Castle Concerts Ltd), Colin Hardie (Balfour Beatty), Patricia Edington (Scotmid), Steve Lafferty (Luddon Construction), Peter Wilson (Orocco Pier), Julie Wallace (Dakota Hotel), Barry Colford (Forth Road Bridge), Linda Gamble (Ferry Tap), Martin Armstrong (East Coast Tyres), Bob Downie (Royal Yacht Britannia), David Garthley (Scruples), Linda Edgar (Dalmeny Estate), Richie Gillies and Phil Cunningham.