New plastic Scottish banknotes feature iconic Forth Bridge

26 March 2015

forth bridgeThe Clydesdale Bank has released two million new plastic £5 banknotes, the first of their kind to be used on the UK mainland, featuring images of the Forth Bridge and a portrait of engineer Sir William Arrol.


Network Rail Commences Local Consultation in North Queensferry

17 March 2015

forth bridgeNetwork Rail have launched their second community update with the latest information on Forth Bridge Experience.


Forth Bridge song writing competition launched to celebrate 125th anniversary

9 March 2015

forth bridgeThe organisers of this year’s Forth Bridges Festival are looking to honour the Forth Bridge’s 125th anniversary in song – by launching a song writing competition.

Songwriters and musicians are being asked to pen an original piece of music with lyrics celebrating the world famous rail bridge.


The Forth Bridge at 125

4 March 2015

forth bridgeSpitfire returns to celebrate Forth Bridge's anniversary.

The world famous Forth Bridge today celebrated its 125th anniversary with a spectacular fly past recalling one of the most momentous days in life of the Bridge.

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Keith Brown joined primary school pupils to witness the Spitfire and RAF Typhoon soar over the Forth bridges at 1:25 PM to mark the rail bridge’s landmark anniversary.


Forth Bridge party plans finalised

27 February 2015

forth bridgeA week of celebrations are set to mark the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge this week, with over 500 bridge visits planned, over £160,000 raised for charity and a memorable flypast scheduled to mark the bridge’s special birthday.

Events will see 300 charity abseilers participating in a one-off ‘top to bottom’ bridge visit on behalf of Chest Heart and Stroke, a community market in South Queensferry and a further 250 visitors brave the heights throughout the week in aid of Princes Trust.


Forth Bridges Festival 2015 dates announced

6 February 2015

forth bridgeQueensferry Ambition and Network Rail have announced that the second Forth Bridges Festival will take place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th September and will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge.

Network Rail also launched the 125th Forth Bridges Festival Experience logo whilst Queensferry Ambition announced that Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is the chosen charity for the 2015 Festival.