Time to celebrate all our bridges!

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A 10-day celebration of the bridges which span the Forth launches next week.

The Forth Bridges Festival, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge runs from Thursday, September 4 to 13.

Part of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations, the festival features more than 30 events, from music festivals to bridge tours, a bikers rally, a sports festival, a craft and food market, a huge outdoor lunch event, while on the Forth there will be boats trips and a sailing flotilla.

Other events include the unveiling of the Guardian of the Bridges, ghost walks, and art exhibitions.

The festival culminates with a spectacular torchlight procession and a firework display on Saturday, September 13.

Malcolm Brown, chairman of Queensferry Ambition, which has organised areas of the festival, said: “It is not very often that a community has the opportunity to showcase itself to the world. Well that opportunity has come for Queensferry in the shape of The Bridges Festival.