Keeping our fingers crossed, for good weather this Saturday, as we have the last of the Cruise Liners visiting us.
They have saved the best for last this year with the visit of the Queen Mary II,
(QM, II) as they call her. She is paying a visit to Edinburgh on her travels and the only place they can berth her is opposite South Queensferry, where the passengers use the Ships boats to transfer to land at South Queensferry. A lot of visitors are then bussed, directly into Edinburgh courtesy of, the good people of Edinburgh City Council, for the visitors that perhaps have been there and done it before, there is the historical old town of South Queensferry to browse around, and we look forward to welcoming them all.
Weather depending (as always in Scotland) we hope to get some photo’s of her visit on Saturday, and show then on the Blog.
This model in itself is pretty interesting (A limited Edition of 250) as the base of this model is made from mahogany taken from the original keel, timber from the original Gipsy Moth IV that sailed around the world. Part of any sale goes towards the Gipsy Moth IV trust to help in the maintaining of the rebuilt famous yacht.
The Queen Mary II visited last year for the first time, and the good people at the council, sort of underestimated the demand for the amount of interest the visit would generate (Surprise, surprise that! for a nation that is surrounded by water, and used to build all the world’s great ships) so it was gridlock in South Queensferry, for the day. When the Queen Mary II visit's "It's a kind of Magic"
You will see that we are so much more than a gallery, although artwork is important part of what we offer, it is by no means all.
The Team at Niche Gallery