1300s - St James Chapel was built in the
Village centre, said to be for King Robert the
Bruce around 1320-23.
1651 - Oliver Cromwell's Government forces
took control of the area as they defeated the
Scots fighting for the Royals during the
English Civil War. St James Chapel is said to
have been destroyed by Cromwell's men around
1700s - St James Chapel was used as a
Cemetery for members of the North Queensferry
1813 - the Village Pier was completed.
1817 - the Harbour Light Tower was
1828 - the Village Pier was extended by
Thomas Telford to allow larger steam powered
Ferries to be operated on the crossing.
1889 - the Forth Rail Bridge was completed
with much of the stone for the foundations
taken from Battery Quarry at North
1964 - the First Road Bridge was completed,
leading to the end of the Ferries.
1993 - Deep Sea World opened on the east
side of the Village at the disused Battery
Quarry below the Forth Rail Bridge.
2017 - the Second Road Bridge was completed
as the first Bridge could not cope with the
Some of the many Steel Strands making up the
huge Steel Cables the First Road Bridge was
hanging on, were starting to decay and Snap. It
is unclear how long that Bridge may last. The
Bridge is monitored with sensors so they know
how many Steel Strands are Snapping.