Glenrothes Scout’s nerves of steel!

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A Glenrothes Explorer Scout proved he had nerves of steel when he stepped over the edge of the famous Forth Bridge at the weekend.

Michael Kidd joined 330 other charity fundraisers to abseil the 150 feet from the maintenance platform with nothing more than a rope and a harness.

Michael Kidd about to abseil off the Forth Bridge

Michael Kidd about to abseil off the Forth Bridge

Hundreds of onlookers cheered from below as he climbed over the gantry without a care in the world.

The 15-year-old was one of a dozen scouts raising funds to be able to go on a three-week trip of a lifetime to attend the World Scouting Jamboree in Japan next year.

“This is fantastic, here we go,” he said as he was lowered over the edge by a member of the specialist climbing team, on hand to make sure it all went without a hitch.

The event was organised by South Queensferry Rotary Club who raised around £80,000 from the day’s activities.

And Graham Clarkson, event manager, was quick to praise Michael and his colleagues.

“They’ve helped with organisation and stewarding on the day and supported other fundraisers,” he said.

With his feet firmly back on the ground, Michael is already planning his next event in his quest to raise the £3000 that will take him to Japan.