Environmentally Friendly

Fourteen Falls B&B situated under the world famous Forth Rail Bridge, in the picturesque village of North Queensferry, Fife. Scotland, just 25 Minutes from Edinburgh by train or car.

Due to unforseen circumstances we have decided to take an extended break from our B&B business. Thanks to all of you who have stayed with us. In the meantime for accommodation we heartily recommend:

We have recently been inspected by The Green Tourism Business Award Scheme, and have achieved “Silver” status.
We believe that as a business and personally we must make every effort to maintain and improve our environment

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Listed below are some pro-active steps we have taken to help our environment.

• We politely ask our guests that should they wish their towels changed to leave them in the bath, otherwise they will be aired.

• We have a unique wooden dining table thus avoiding the need for tablecloths. We use cotton napkins to avoid wasting paper, it is up to our guests whether they use them.

• Double glazing throughout and solid doors eliminate draughts.

• We have 6 inch insulation in the loft, and the exterior stone walls are also insulated.

• We are aware that appliances we buy, e.g. washing machines, fridges etc, should be as energy efficient as possible

• Low energy electric light bulbs are used wherever possible. “Sava” plugs are fitted to our fridge freezers.

• We have timer switches on our electric lamps, to ensure they are switched off at night.

• Thermostatic valves are fitted to most radiators, cutting down on wasted heat.

• Our lagged hot-water tank is thermostatically controlled and set at 60° C.

• Our central heating system is time controlled, to eliminate wasted energy.

• We have reduced the flush on our toilet cisterns, by using an inner cistern block

• We check for dripping taps, thus saving water

• Whenever possible we use flowers from our garden to decorate the house.

What Makes us different from others?

• Our bedroom drawers are freshened with dried lavender from our garden
• We do our own laundry. We always put a full load in to eliminate waste, and use low phosphate washing powder. Whenever possible we hang washing out to dry, and use our tumble dryer only when necessary.
• As far as possible we buy bulk and decant hand soap, cleaning fluids etc.
• We recycle as much as we can e.g.glass, paper metal cans, by taking them to our nearby recycling facilities.
• We use recycled paper whenever possible, i.e. toilet paper, kitchen roll, writing paper. We use our computer in an effort to cut down on paper usage in the office.
• We use resealable/usable plastic bags for keeping food fresh. We use “trolley” bags in the supermarket.
• We have stopped using plastic carrier bags and use old the ones we have left as bin liners, or we return them for recycling.
• Garden, vegetable and vacuum cleaner waste is recycled in our compost heaps. We use a shredder to make mulch from tree and bush clippings
•We have large rain-water barrels, used for watering the outdoor pots and plants. We also use basins in our sinks, and use the waste water for our plants.
• Our garden is “organic”.
• We encourage our guests to use public transport whenever possible.
• We belong to Friends of the Earth and Hospitable Climates

Check out Fatbirder’s Site for information on birds and bird watching
Native flora recorded from postal district KY11 (Dunfermline & Inverkeithing)

For Your Comfort

We have tried to make the guest room as comfortable as possible.

It has a desk, remote controlled colour TV, bathrobes, radio alarm clock, hairdryer, razor adaptor, a range of toiletries and personal items, up to date magazines and a comprehensive range of tourist books and pamphlets. You have your own keys for the house & room, and can come and go as you please.

Enjoy Lindsay’s homemade shortbread biscuits by the original stone fire place,or on the lawn admiring the garden as sunlight glows on the magnificent Rail Bridge

Your Scottish breakfast is taken in the comfortable kitchen/dining room with its view of The Bridge and river. Read “The London Times”,
Eat as much or as little as you want!!!

Puddle dub butchers Our bacon, sausage, hams and pork are supplied by Puddledub Pork & Fifeshire Bacon Co Ltd

Regrettably, the traditional style of the house makes it unsuitable for people who are wheelchair dependent or who cannot climb stairs with minimal assistance (there are two handrails).

We are in regular contact with the local Tourist Information Centre and also with other B&B owners in the area. If your party exceeds 2 in number, we may be able to help you find additional accommodation for the others.

There are three Hotels in the village, that offer a wide variety of food to suit all budgets. We can book dinner for you so that a table is ensured.

In Addition, By Arrangement We Can Provide:

  • Assistance with Transport.
  • Special Diets.
  • Early or Late Breakfast.
  • Packed Lunches.
  • Drying Facilities.
  • Laundry.
  • Pets Welcome (We have very friendly Springer Spaniels).
  • Computer /Broadband Access.

Things To See and Do

Leisure : There are castles (notably Edinburgh and Stirling) and lochs, museums and battle sites – Stirling Bridge (William Wallace) and Bannockburn (King Robert the Bruce), which all Scots love to talk about, and Culloden, which we prefer to forget, where visitor centres give a good resume of the history1a
Bridge at Night

  • Ferry Bridge & Village
  • Village from old town pier
  • Chapel place

Dunfermline: Try the Carnegie Hall for shows, film and comedy, and there’s a multi film complex showing the latest films. Visit Andrew Carnegie’s’ birth-place museum, discover how the great American-Scot lived and worked, or Abbot House,Dunfermlines’ oldest house1b

Kirkaldy: The Adam Smith Theatre offers a variety of programmes, and the Kirkaldy Museum and Art Gallery gives you an opportunity to view life as it was lived in Fife.Superfast 1

Walkers & cyclists are catered for with the spectacular Fife Coastal Path & Cycle Way immediately on our doorstep. Other outdoor activities are well provided for; especially Golf :Fishing (sea, river, & loch) : Football Amateur Athletics.

Rugby : Mal is from Wales and a staunch Welsh Team supporter & we would be glad to welcome any folk coming up for the internationals at Murrayfield. Haymarket Station is a 15 minute train journey away!!

Business : We are also within very easy reach of business centres/parks in Fife and the Lothians, eg. Rosyth Business Europarc, Carnegie Business Park, BSkyB and Mossmorran, in or by Dunfermline and Hewlett Packard, South Queensferry. We are ideally situated for Business people using the Rosyth-Zeebrugge Ferry.