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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.

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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.

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FRC Presentation Series returns for 2015

3 March 2015

news-title-road-bgOur popular FRC Presentation Series returns for 2015 with the first event scheduled to take place on Friday 27 March.

The presentations provide an in depth look at the construction of the Queensferry Crossing with an opportunity to hear from project engineers in detail about various aspects of the construction of the Queensferry Crossing and it’s connecting roads.

The Project Exhibition at the Contact and Education Centre aslso reopens every Staurday from 7 March until 31 October.

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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.

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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.

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Funding boost for North Queensferry

27 January 2015

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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.