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Ferry Fair Festival 2nd August to 9th August (Ferry Fair Day) 2014

Queen Elect Courtney Burke

Ferry Fair 2014 Queen Elect is Courtney Burke.


More to follow soon.

Wrist Bands and Key Fobs

Ferry Fair Bands and Key Fobs

Wrist bands and key fobs which are now on sale at the following outlets: The Terrace, The Spring, JW Physio, The Picnic Café, Picnic at the Port, The Rugby Club Hub and The Hideaway Café.  £1 each and the bands come in 2 sizes - kids and regular.  

If you are unabe to make it to these outlets and would like to order by post/credit-debit card please contact us here. EMAIL US

An Alternative Race Night


On Saturday 31st May 2014, there will be an alternative Race Night held at Kirkliston Bowling club.

Please email Liz or Yvonne for details


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You can download the PDF details here

Race Night Details
Race night poster.pdf
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The community of Queensferry suffered a very sad loss last year with the passing away of one of her most loyal servants Kenny Sinclair.


Kenny, a weel-kent and much loved Ferry character was perhaps best known as a dedicated member of the Ferry Fair committee having served the community in that capacity for 17 years.  But it was not only the Ferry Fair which thrived with Kenny’s support for he also was a mainly behind-the-scenes helper and supporter of many local charities and good causes examples being the local RNLI, GreenFerry, Christmas in Queensferry to name only a few.


Despite the many hours.......... Read More Here

Aisling is Crowned Ferry Fair Queen.

Young Aisling McDonald was crowed 2013 Ferry Fair Queen by gracious Lady Mary Porteous on Saturday 10 August 2013.


On a great day in front of hundreds of people the Ferry Fair 2013 got underway.

The parade and bands were in great form and a great time was had by all.


You can see all the pictures from the week or send a message by clicking the link below.

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2013 Queen Aisling McDonald

Young Aisling McDonald was crowned the 2013 Ferry Fair Queen.


The 10-year-old was crowned by Gracious Lady Mary Porteous before townsfolk on Queensferry’s High Street on Saturday, August 10.

The St Margaret’s primary six pupil said she was “over the moon” at being selected.

She said: “I was shocked at first but also really ecstatic about being chosen.

‘‘All my family are planning to be in Queensferry to see me being crowned, I even have relatives coming over from Ireland.”

This is not the first time Aisling has been involved, as she was a posy girl twice in recent Ferry Fair crowning ceremonies. Her sister Keira (7) is also involved and will be her trainbearer.

As well as school work, Aisling is a busy girl with several hobbies to occupy her time including ice skating, swimming, playing the piano and being a Guide.

Her parents Carolyn and Stewart,too, are excited at the prospect of their daughter being crowned Queen.

Mum said: “Aisling joked when she came home from school saying she didn’t get the roles of ladies-in-waiting and we felt sorry for her. She then told us she had been picked as Queen. We are absolutely thrilled she has been chosen.”


Story courtesy Journal and Gazette  



The 2013 Ferry Fair Page is here

Ferry Fair Festival Granted Charitable Status

 The Ferry Fair Festival Committee is pleased to announce that it has been granted Charitable Status by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and is now a charity registered in Scotland with the reference number SC043392 . It is hoped that this move will boost fundraising opportunities and bring financial benefits to the Fair.

Get Involved

We are sure the whole community of the Ferry and district is aware that planning, preparing for and putting on the Ferry Fair each year doesn’t just happen by itself.  In addition to the work of the committee, help and assistance in different forms from local individuals, organisations and businesses is essential to keep the Fair going and to maintain the standards which we all now come to expect.

This year unfortunately committee membership has been reduced as a result of one ofour members having to resign and also unfortunately no new members came forward at the AGM.

We are therefore appealing to the community for help, either from people with an interest in joining the committee or from anyone who would like to help in one way or another.

If you would like to become involved, or to find out more, please in the first instance contact our Secretary David Steel at david@ferryfair.co.uk

The Queens Parade

One of the highlights of Ferry Fair week is the Parade of the Burgh and the Queen’s Procession which kick off the celebrations on Ferry Fair Saturday. The Parade of the Burgh starts off from Burgess Road with the judging of the decorated floats and vehicles with all the vehicles, motor cycles etc led by the Queen and her court moving off to tour the Burgh at around 10.30am. These all return to Burgess Road to be joined by the marching bands and walking groups for the final procession down to the High Street stage leaving at around 11.45am. Once all the vehicles have passed through the High Street to Edinburgh Road they disperse and that should be just after 12 noon

So, what the committee is appealing for are decorated floats, cars, vans, motor cycles, bicycles, any interesting or unusual vehicles such as vintage cars and also walking groups who would like to take part in this colourful and fun-packed and of course important aspect of the Ferry Fair. For more information or for an entry form contact David Steel at david@ferryfair.co.uk



A film from the 1937 Ferry Fair Festival exists for all to see (or buy).

If you would like to see a clip then please visit the below web site.



The Ferry Fair Festival is a charity registered in Scotland SC043392

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Burry man poem submitted by Graham Sherwood

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