Bridge festival weekend

Last year's celebrations saw crowds flock into Queensferry.
Last year's celebrations saw crowds flock into Queensferry.

The Forth Bridge’s newly-awarded World Heritage title couldn’t have come at a better time.

That’s the view ofo the chairperson of Queensferry Ambition, who says Scots now have even more reason to celebrate.

Timing is everything according to the BID’s Malcolm Brown, whose team has put together a programme of events to mark the 125-year history of the Forth Bridge.

Malcolm said: “What marvellous timing!. The Forth Bridge has been granted World Heritage status only a couple of weeks before the start of the Forth Bridges Festival 2015.

“You know what they say, timing is everything.”

Queensferry Ambition’s Family Fun Weekend – set to kick off in South Queensferry this weekend – has been designed to appeal to people of all ages.

The two-day event will include a ticketed vintage tea party and celebratory Forth Bridge party, as well as free family fun in the Hawes Car Park featuring a giant helter skelter, tea cup ride, face painting, and more.

Special guests will include Linlithgow Classic Cars and The Absurdist Pipe Band, who recently featured on Britain’s Got Talent.

In the marquee, people will find cookery demonstrations, a Ready, Steady, Cook-style cook-off and exhibitors from Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, Guide Dogs, St Columba’s Hospice and the Forth Bridges Forum, as well as Hopetoun House’s Victorian games and the return of Queensferry Ambition’s Cantilever Challenge.