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Firth of Forth

Cruise ship spotting season starts in earnest in the Forth

The Courier - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Cruise ship spotting in the Firth of Forth has started in earnest this week with the first international cruise liner arriving in South Queensferry.
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Fife affected by Shell jobs cut

The Courier - ‎1 hour ago‎
They mostly go to the Shell UK and ExxonMobil Braefoot Bay marine terminal on the Firth of Forth near Aberdour in Fife to be shipped.
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Quick 9: Reasoning from a few Muirfield members almost laughable - ‎17 hours ago‎
That "Honourable'' group of golfers built its own course near the Firth of Forth in Gullane, Scotland, in 1891, named it Muirfield and has called it home ever since.
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Edinburgh's Art Festival unveils Dazzle Ship and new film about James Connolly

Herald Scotland - ‎May 24, 2016‎
On Saturday, the ship will set sail to the Firth of Forth, where it will be docked near South Queensferry to take part in the Battle of Jutland commemorations.
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Can birds and wind farms peacefully co-exist in a low-carbon future?

Business Green - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Just a few weeks ago it emerged that a £2bn offshore wind farm in the outer Firth of Forth is likely to be scuppered after its developers were unable to submit a final investment decision by their contract deadline, thanks to an ongoing legal challenge ...

Britain from the air

Geographical - ‎May 25, 2016‎
'Our landscape is like a whiteboard - written over many times with faint, tantalising traces left behind,' reads an anonymous quote beside a photo of Arbor Low, a Stone Age monument in Derbyshire.
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Navy News - Reporting From The Fleet

Navy News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“The day is coming - very quickly - when Queen Elizabeth sails into the Firth of Forth and out into the North Sea on her sea trials,” he said.

Don Quixote of the drawing board

Apollo Magazine - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The family's principal seat was at Alloa, beside the Firth of Forth in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. It passed to Mar in 1689 following his father's death; in the years ahead it would serve as a test bed for his ideas and, during his unhappy ...

Genius: a film review

American Thinker (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Editors elsewhere are a faceless, unacknowledged suitcase of ciphers, even as Perkins/Firth tells Jude Law/Thomas Wolfe -- they are often invisible, if they have succeeded in their task to bring forth a better work from the mountain of pages presented ...

New SNP cabinet need have little fear of the opposition

Herald Scotland - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Lastly, he mistakenly blames Derek MacKay for the faults that were discovered in the Forth Road Bridge. The Transport Minister was entitled to rely on the advice he was given by technical experts rather than himself hanging from a cable over the Firth ...

Remaining ash lagoons to be transformed into wildlife habitat

East Lothian Courier - ‎May 21, 2016‎
They form part of the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area and one closest to the mouth of the River Esk has been designated as an internationally important Ramsar site, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its value to wading birds ...

History of the puffers

Berwick Today - ‎May 23, 2016‎
When they were confined to the canal, they used the canal water, but in the Firth of Forth and the River Clyde, they carried 12 tonnes of water for the boiler.
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Battle of Jutland relatives urged to share memories to mark centenary

The Courier - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Sea Cadets Amy Hallas, Ethan Megson and Murray George looking over the Firth of Forth ahead of remembrance events which are planned for later this week.
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Britain's vast new aircraft carriers will make enemies 'think twice' about starting war - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Its sister ship, the Prince of Wales, is being built alongside at Rosyth on the Firth of Forth and is expected to be ready around 18 months later.
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Subsidy U-turn clouds future of major Scottish windfarm

The Guardian - ‎May 12, 2016‎
... that it said had been agreed with the LCCC, the windfarm developer said: “Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited are currently in arbitration with the LCCC over the terms of its contract for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in the outer ...

Air crash horror and 'free speech' fury

BBC News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
All the papers devote a great deal of space to the loss of an Egyptian airliner on its way from Paris to Cairo - but many of the details of the tragedy remain uncertain.
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Muirfield loses right to hold Open after voting to remain men-only

The Guardian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
But Muirfield, with views over the Firth of Forth and a favoured retreat of Edinburgh's judiciary, has forfeited its right to hold the championship again after members voted to continue its ban on women joining the club.
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Remembering Jutland - the greatest naval battle ever fought

Shields Gazette - ‎May 19, 2016‎
On Friday, the Scottish Fisheries Museum, in Fife, will stage The Forth At War, which explores the contribution of the Firth of Forth to the war at sea through paintings, models and memorabilia from the Battle of Jutland. The exhibition runs until ...
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Flying scotsman crosses forth bridge in triumphant visit to scotland

Daily Mail - ‎May 15, 2016‎
People gathered at vantage points in North and South Queensferry to watch the locomotive cross the distinctive red bridge that has carried trains over the Forth since 1890. Hundreds of pictures of the crossing were posted on social media by those ...

Lifeboats rescue stranded Isle of May passenger boat with 96 on board

The Courier - ‎May 16, 2016‎
A boat with nearly 100 passengers on board had to be assisted by lifeboat teams after developing steering problems in the Firth of Forth. The Anstruther lifeboat crew were scrambled to the Isle of May after a pleasure boat was unable to manoeuvre away ...