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All aboard for inaugural steam rail route

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A chance to step back in time and travel by steam train on Scotland’s newest scenic rail route as well as cross the iconic Forth Rail Bridge is back on the timetable this summer.Passengers...

Letter from Scotland

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Nicola Sturgeon has fired the starting gun on a second Scottish independence referendum.  It’s a huge gamble on her part but she will be cheered to the rafters for it at the SNP’s spring...

Letter from Scotland

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In another example of how fragile modern Scotland has become, The Forth Bridge had to be closed on Wednesday morning when a lorry was blown over in high winds and much of central Scotland was...

Forth Bridge is Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder

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Research carried out by VisitScotland has decided that the 126 year old Forth Bridge is Scotland's wonder in the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.The bridge which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Letter from Scotland

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Sometimes I regret being tee-total, but not this week. Edinburgh is hosting a world conference on alcohol policy with 500 experts from Europe, Asia and America all considering the question – how do we...

Letter from Scotland

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I didn’t count them myself but I was told there were 46,000 pairs of puffins on the Isle of May last weekend. I got within three or four metres of these superbly colourful birds,...

Five cultural sites added to World Heritage List

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As well as our very own Forth Bridge the World Heritage Committee this morning approved the inscription of four other cultural sites on the World Heritage List: Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site in Norway, Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with...

Celebrating the Forth Bridge at the National Library of Scotland

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I have a certain fondness for the Forth Bridge but also a bit of a special relationship with it as one of my ancestors was one of the reported 57 workers killed during the...

Flypast to mark the Forth Bridge’s 125th birthday

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 The Forth Bridge is 125 today! There were crowds of people at the viewing platform above the Forth Road Bridge and we took our chances with all the other photographers and camera crews there.A...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Football Cronicas: Jethro Soutar (who co-edited the book with Tim Girven and is a founder of Ragpicker Press) and translator Rachael McGill discuss all things literary, Latin American and football, plus translation and the setting up...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: Hula Hooping  - taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + - session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace....

Letter from Scotland

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Thank goodness for football. Like that scene from the trenches in the First World War, both sides in the referendum battle called a truce for an hour on Wednesday and played football. The No...

Veteran to abseil from Forth Bridge

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 A visually impaired veteran is bravely taking on the incredible challenge of abseiling 165 feet from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge this Sunday, to raise vital funds for Edinburgh based charity Royal Blind.Derek McDonald,...

Forth Road Bridge 49 years old today

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The Forth Road Bridge is 49 years young and counting - and the stage is set for the first Forth Bridges Festival which will celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but also three centuries...

Visitor centre planned for the top of the Forth Bridge

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Network Rail plan to allow the public on top of the Forth Bridge by the time of its 125th anniversary in 2015. A feasibility study has identified two concepts to provide access to the bridge...

Events announced for Homecoming Scotland 2014

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An all-star concert to herald the opening of the Ryder Cup, a huge flotilla to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge, Europe’s biggest brass band festival and a thrilling re-enactment of...

Thousands suggest names for Forth Replacement Crossing

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A total of over 6000 possible names for the new bridge over the River Forth have been suggested by the public.Last November members of the public were asked for their opinions on what the...

Public invited to name the third Forth Bridge

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What is your suggestion for the name to be given to the new bridge over the River Forth? Latest suggestions are as follows:- The Deep Red Sky Bridge, The Firth of Forth Bridge, The...

Edinburgh MSP welcomes Network Rail U-Turn

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SNP MSP Colin Keir has welcomed a U-turn by Network Rail who have now agreed to support a bid to win World Heritage Site Status for the Forth Rail Bridge.In a written answer to...

Provost set to jump off the Forth Bridge!

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As residents of South Queensferry, Edinburgh’s Lord and Lady Provost are used to admiring the view of the iconic Forth Bridges from their home.On Sunday 19 June, though, they will be looking at the...

Forth Replacement Crossing – do you have a better name?

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Transport Minister Keith Brown has asked officials building the Forth Replacement Crossing project to begin the process for choosing a permanent name for the new Bridge.The news comes in the week that Transport Scotland...

Margaret Smith MSP on the Forth Crossing

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by Margaret Smith, MSP for Edinburgh West As the constituency MSP for Edinburgh West I am in no doubt that it is a great part of the city to represent. Most people might think of...

Ultimate Abseil October 3rd 2010

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Not for the faint-hearted this one...... Some intrepid fundraisers fell 165 feet from The Forth Bridge on Sunday - but it was all in a good cause and they were all safely on the...

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