Artist in residence appointed forth road bridge’s 50th year

4 Dec 2013

news-title-road-bgAs the 50th birthday of the Forth Road Bridge approaches in 2014, renowned Scottish landscape artist Kate Downie will play a very special part in the celebrations.

Fresh from a successful summer exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Kate has been appointed as artist-in-residence by the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA). She brings longstanding expertise of creating bridge-inspired artworks, including a previous residency at the Forth Bridge and capturing the Yangtze River Bridge in ink on a recent visit to China.


West footpath now open to public on Sundays

4 Nov 2013

news-title-road-bgThe West Footpath on the Forth Road Bridge will be open to cyclists and pedestrians on Saturdays and Sundays from now until April 2014.

This has been made possible thanks to reduced maintenance requirements on the bridge during the winter period.


Tickets released for tower top trips

28 Oct 2013

news-title-road-bgOne thousand exclusive tickets for a once in a lifetime chance to scale the heights of the Forth Road Bridge will go on sale this Wednesday (30 October) at 1pm.

Demand is expected to be high for these one-off tower top trips which will take place in July and August 2014 in the run up to the Forth Bridges Festival. The ten day Festival is a key part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar and celebrates the 50th birthday of the Bridge. Tickets, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, are priced at £120 plus £2.95 booking fee each. Those fortunate to secure places will ascend by lift and ladder 156 metres above the Firth of Forth, where they will be met by stunning panoramic views of Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.


Bwani Junction headline bridgestock forth bridges festival 2014

5 Sep 2013

news-title-road-bgYoung Scottish band Bwani Junction are excited to be involved in an iconic event on their doorstep in North and South Queensferry next year.

The Forth Bridges Festival 2014 will be a 10 day programme of events (4-13 September) in honour of the Forth Road Bridge’s 50th birthday and will be a signature event in the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014.