South Queensferry sits at the edge of the Firth of Forth, where the
Firth is wide and the water's waves prepare themselves to become part of
a great ocean. It is a place where visitors take a curious amount of
pleasure in sitting staring at the water, their hypnotic spell
frequently broken when their tongue curls to engulf the remains of an ice-cream
Certainly the views out towards the water are awesome. For spanning the
Firth at this point are two great bridges: the railway bridge and the
relatively recent road bridge.
It is a small town of crooked lanes and byways bristling with intriguing
little shops, and has a most appealing charm. From the small pier
pleasure-craft leave for the Island of Inchcolm, whose ancient abbey
walls have witnessed many crucial events over the centuries. Or you can
be dropped off on the north side of the Firth where Deep Sea World offer
visitors the opportunity to be slowly wheeched inside the very sea
And having stared at the water, walked under the water,
about on its surface, you may take
yourself off to a
nearby hostelry and
add some of
that wet stuff to a wee
dram of whisky.
That's surely what
water's truly for?