Local businesses can now advertise their services, events and attractions on a new mobile app for North Queensferry.
They can promote themselves on the new interactive guide to the village which is available as an app for Android.
The app is the brainchild of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, the North Queensferry Heritage Trust and Linn Williamson, who runs the Forth Bridge Hub Café at the Victorian railway station.
Williamson said: “The Hub is sitting right beside the latest UNESCO World Heritage site and we want visitors to have the best time when they come.
“At The Hub we have a gallery, a café and lots of information to provide a warm welcome for guests.
“But people also want that information in their pocket as they plan a visit and enjoy a tour round North Queensferry and that’s where the app comes in.”
The app provides a guide to what visitors can see and do and includes local sites of interest and visitor attractions, as well as where to eat and where to stay. It also includes a brief history of the village, as well a selection of walks and information on where local wildlife can be spotted.
It was developed by Open Virtual Worlds, a research group based in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews in partnership with Fife Coast & Countryside Trust, Scottish Funding Council and the North Queensferry Heritage Trust.
Cllr Lesley Laird, depute leader and executive spokesperson for economy and planning, said:
“I’m delighted to see that innovation is constantly on the agenda for tourism businesses and I wish everyone well in taking the business forward. This type of approach will boost visitor numbers and enhance Fife’s reputation as a great place to visit and do business.”