Queensferry is the place to be this summer as the town celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge.
The Forth Bridges Festival 2015 is fast approaching with events launching later this month and throughout July.
An exciting programme of events and activities to suit all ages has been organised and these will kick off on June 21 when the Forth Bridge abseillers will raise funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
On the same day there will also be the regular community market – adding even more colour and shopping to the High Street.
On June 28 there will be the 125th Anniversary Forth Bridges Market which will be the first of the larger Queensferry community markets.
To help make it a visitor and family friendly day the High Street will be closed to traffic helping to ensure everyone’s safety and allow everyone to enjoy the stalls which will include art and craft activities, local produce, jewellery, textiles, pottery, glassware and much more.
On July 25 and 26, the Forth Bridges Festival 2015 family fun weekend aims to celebrate the golden age of rail and Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink with a themed ‘Dance Through Time’ event, an afternoon tea
party, a food and drink market from through the ages, culinary demonstrations and much more.
Malcolm Brown, chairman of Queensferry Ambition said, “We are delighted to once again to have created another Bridges Festival this time honouring the Forth Bridge. Last year’s Festival was a great success and attracted thousands of visitors to the town as well as entertaining the local community.
‘‘Once again Queensferry Ambition, backed by so many great local businesses and organisations is putting Queensferry on the map and bringing enjoyment to people of all ages.”
Ticket information and details of the 2015 festival can be found at www.forthbridgesfestival.com