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Fishing around the Forth opens on Monday

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The current lockdown measures are likely to be in force for the start of the salmon fishing season in The Almond on 1 February.Fishing bosses say it is important anglers follow the restrictions to...

Cash available for river projects

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The River Forth Fisheries Trust have confirmed that the Autumn 2017 round of applications is now open for projects in Falkirk, Edinburgh and West Lothian.There is £40,000 available to give to local projects over...

Seals thrive but seabirds are under threat

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It's 7pm on a sparkling, sunlit Sunday night and we're on a birdwatch cruise on the Forth.Suddenly a green buoy appears and the on-board RSPB expert said: "There are seals basking in the last...

The Queensferry Crossing shimmering its way across the Forth

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The 42,000 tonnes of steel are almost all in the right place now to take the longest triple tower cable-stayed bridge in the world from one side of the Forth to the other. There is...

Granton sur Mer is not dead in the water

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Think of the Granton gasometer, think of the sea, then imagine a new lido by the sea, some sea containers sunk into the hill beyond offering affordable workspaces and the walled garden in 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...

The Queen Victoria uses new anchorage point at Newhaven

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Forth Ports Cruise welcomed the magnificent Queen Victoria cruise liner, operated by Cunard, to the River Forth for the first time last weekend when over 1800 passengers were brought to its new anchorage point.The...

Name the Bridge reaches the voting stage

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Transport Scotland have whittled down all of the suggestions from the public as to what the new bridge over the River Forth will be called to just five possibilities, and now you can add...

Man rescued from the Forth

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A 43 year-old man was rescued by Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service this morning from the edge of the River Forth just behind the Commodore Hotel on Marine Drive.He had entered the...

Restaurant Review: The Boat House, South Queensferry

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Unbeatable Views of the Firth of Forth After a quick detour to North Queensferry (What??! Ed) we finally found the lovely seaside town of South Queensferry. The Boat House is a fine dining restaurant, bistro...

Queensferry Lifeboat – Third call out in three days

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The RNLI Lifeboat crew were called out for the third day running to go to the aid of a motor boat which had suffered engine failure.At 3.15pm today a Shetland motor boat with two...

Hoax call to coastguard endangers lives

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The Coastguard received a call this month from a mobile phone asking for assistance for four people trapped on Cramond Island, one of whom was said to have a broken leg. The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat...

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...

Forth Replacement Crossing given legal go-ahead

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Legal authority to build the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) has been given following Royal Assent for the necessary legislation to build the scheme. Royal Assent will see the Forth Crossing Bill, approved by the Scottish...

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