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.


Funding boost for North Queensferry

27 January 2015


Following a successful bid to the Coastal Communities Fund, North Queensferry is set to benefit from £754,439 of funding which will be used to help boost tourism in the area – including installation of a floating pontoon landing berth in the harbour and a new digital visitor information kiosk in the town.

Read the full story from Welcome to Fife here.

New exhibiton to tell the story of the Forth Bridge Raid

26 January 2015

forth bridgeThe story of the first German air attacks to hit Britain, The Forth Bridge Raid, is being chronicled at the Queensferry Museum in a new exhibition. Entry is free and the exhibition will run until 1st June 2015. Find out more on the City of Edinburgh Council website here.

Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC): Project Briefing Update and Information Day - January 2015

12 January 2015

news-title-road-bgThe FRC team will be holding project briefing updates and an information day in January 2015 to update members of the public on the progress of the FRC project.


Queensferry Crossing construction 2014 - the year in review (video)

29 December 2014


Three years into construction and 2014 has provided many striking moments in the story of building the Forth estuary’s newest bridge.