Guardian of the bridges at Queensferry

Another Place is a massive installation by artist Antony Gormley, on Crosby Beach, Liverpool, that consists of 100 cast-iron figures, moulded from the artist's own body. The ghostly life-size figures are dotted along 3km of the Crosby shore. Pictured are two of the sculptures during sunset. Flare from the low angle of the light has created a second image of the sun.'17th February 2008'Picture by Jane Barlow
Another Place is a massive installation by artist Antony Gormley, on Crosby Beach, Liverpool, that consists of 100 cast-iron figures, moulded from the artist's own body. The ghostly life-size figures are dotted along 3km of the Crosby shore. Pictured are two of the sculptures during sunset. Flare from the low angle of the light has created a second image of the sun.'17th February 2008'Picture by Jane Barlow

The search is on to find who actually protects all those who have travelled over the Forth Bridges at Queensferry.

As part of the Forth Bridges Festival celebrations next year, the aim is to create a Guardian of the Bridges.

Queensferry-based group Queensferry Ambition, which is sponsoring several key events at next year’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the Forth Road Bridge, has secured funding of £25,000 for project.

The aim is to get local schools and the communities on either side of the Forth to work with a local artist to come up with ideas as to what form the Guardian may take.

He or she could be like one of Anthony Gormley’s sculptures erected on Crosby Beach in Liverpool which look out to sea, or even a small-scale Angel of the North at Gateshead.

What we do know is that it wil be an inspiring, environmentally-friendly structure that will remind future visitors’ of the Festival celebrations and that it will watch over the three bridges on the Forth at Queensferry for many years to come.

Diane Brown, manager at Queensferry Ambition, said: “It is great that we have secured funding for this project. The cash has been sourced from Creative Scotland, as the project comes under one of the elements in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrations.’’