Family fun at the Forth Road Bridge

The fun day takes place this Wednesday. Pic: Ian Rutherford.
The fun day takes place this Wednesday. Pic: Ian Rutherford.
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Transport Scotland and Amey are to host a family day at the Forth Road Bridge this Wednesday (October 19).

Members of the public are invited to head along to the Contact and Education Centre in the Forth Road Bridge car park at South Queensferry, where a range of fun bridge building activities, stalls and competitions will be available between 11am and 4pm.

Vehicles from Transport Scotland, Amey and the emergency services will be on display in the car park, together with a Ferrari F430 from Knockhill Racing Circuit with a competition prize of a racetrack driving experience.

The family day is free to attend, however all proceeds from individual activities and competitions will go to The Lifeboat Fund.

A limited number of guided tours of the Forth Road Bridge will also be available on the day, taking guests along the deck by minibus and into the anchorage chamber on the north shore.

Tours will last approximately one hour and will run from 11am to 3pm, departing from and returning to the Forth Road Bridge car park in South Queensferry.

Places on the minibus tours are free, however a charity collection on behalf of The Lifeboat Fund will be taken on the day. To book, email FRBadmin@amey.co.uk

And to celebrate Transport Scotland and Amey’s Forth Bridges Family Day, Amey is raffling a trip for two to the top of one of the Forth Road Bridge’s main towers.

To enter the raffle, please make a donation of at least £5 to The Lifeboat Fund at www.justgiving.com/FRBraffle and forward your JustGiving email confirmation to FRBadmin@amey.co.uk.

The winner will be drawn on the day and the Tower Top Trip will be arranged on a mutually convenient weekday after that date.

Visitors to the tower top must be fit enough to climb a 12 metre vertical ladder, be at least 12 years of age and be accompanied by an adult if under 16.