The Tolbooth – On the High Street in South Queensferry, Scotland dates from the 1600s. The clock-tower was added in 1720 and remodelled in 1887 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. In the tower are two bells, dated 1694 and 1723.

The Tolbooth is an Historic Scotland Category: A listed building. HB Number 40411.

Formerly in the county of West Lothian, South Queensferry lies on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, 10 miles (16 km) west of Edinburgh. It has been an important crossing at least since 1071 when Malcolm III granted free passage at the ‘Queens Ferry’ for pilgrims on their way to St Andrews Cathedral. A ferry service operated until 1964, the year the Forth Road Bridge was opened.

South Queensferry was created a burgh of regality in the 13th century and made a Royal Burgh in 1636. It traded actively with Europe in the 17th century. Buildings dating from this period include Laburnum House, the Hawes Inn, the Tolbooth Tower, the Black Castle, the Old Parish Church and Plewlands House. St Mary’s Episcopal Church (from 1441) was a monastery and hospice before the Reformation. The Hawes Inn features in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel ‘Kidnapped’.

Today, South Queensferry is a dormitory settlement for Edinburgh and a yachting centre with electronics, oil storage and whisky industries.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1.

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Featured in : DSLR Users Group : 24 Dec 10


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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Tom!

  • Thank you dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago

    Great looking building,Merry Christmas Tom

  • Thank you kindly Hans, Seasons Greetings to you and yours …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot Tom..

  • Cheers young Jase.

    Have a wonderful Christmas. May the New Year bring you, Donna and the boys some of what you wish and all that you so richly deserve.
    Merry Christmas my friend.


    – Tom Gomez

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 3 years ago

    stunning work tom

  • Thank you so much Steve and Lesley.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and and even better New Year.

    Merry Christmas my friends.


    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Well done Tom, lovely perspective on the clock tower.

  • Thnak you dear Trish.

    Have a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    you for sharing your artwork with the "Photomatix HDR Group":!

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 3 years ago

    How’s the book? Quality shot backed up with even more quality info. WTG Mr G :o)

  • Cheers buddy, always appreciated my good friend.

    Wishing you and Elaine a wonderful Christmas, filled with joy and happiness. May the new Year bring you some of what you wish and all that you so richly deserve.

    Merry Christmas.


    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Many Congratulations and Happy Christmas
    Your work has been featured in DSLR USERS Group

    I hope you have an outstanding Christmas and a very Happy and Joyfull New Year for 2011.
    All the best,

  • Thnak you Don ,my friend, I am honoured. Have a joyous Christmas with your friends, family and congregation, best wishes from snowy Scotland …

    Tom and Sylvia

    – Tom Gomez

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 3 years ago

    Great image Tom

  • Thank you kindly Alex my friend. Happy Christmas …

    – Tom Gomez

  • imagic
    imagicover 3 years ago

    Ohh ho ho – back in good old JUbilee Tom…. Great shot – I think I once was there – together with good friends….
    A good capture – goes to my FAV collection.

  • Thank you kindly my friend, always a pleasure to have you drop by …

    – Tom Gomez

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