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Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Updated: Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Forth Road Bridge is 49 years young and counting – and the stage is set for the first Forth Bridges Festival which will celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but also three centuries of world-class bridge engineering on the Forth. A key event in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar, the ten-day festival will take place from 4 – 13 September 2014 across both North and South Queensferry.

Events:

The Art Trail Exhibition runs daily from 4th – 13th September 2014. Specially-commissioned pieces of art will be on display in local buildings and businesses in North and South Queensferry. Artists from various art genres will have the chance to exhibit their creations, while visitors as well as local people can appreciate the art created to honour this special Birthday. (Free event).

You can mark your spot on the bridge with a LoveLock.

There are also affiliated events such as Tales from Doon the Ferry and Festival Sailing Cruises.


Friday 5th September

    Ancestry Day 9am – 5pm.  The Ancestry Day will involve the digital scrapbooks being officially unveiled at the FETA Contact and Education Centre in South Queensferry. People will have the chance to see their own contributions, as well as share in the memories, stories and records of others. There are many people who have or have had family members involved in the construction and maintenance of all 3 Bridges – the Forth Road Bridge, Forth Rail Bridge and the currently-under-construction Queensferry Crossing.  The Ancestry Day will allow visitors to trace family trees and map the history of those involved. (Free to attend)

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Published: Monday, September 1, 2014
Updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

The Forth Bridges Festival is a Homecoming 2014 Signature Event which will attract over 100,000 local, national and international visitors over a 10 day period.

This new festival will celebrate the iconic Forth Bridges and will mark the 50th birthday of a remarkable feat of engineering and one of Scotland's most recognisable landmarks - the Forth Road Bridge.

To celebrate 50 years of connecting Edinburgh and Fife, the 10-day extravaganza will run from 4th to 13th September 2014 and will introduce a brand new programme of exciting and unique events including Scotland Welcomes the World to Lunch, a Birthday Boat Flotilla, Torch light Procession and a dramatic Light and Firework Show. Forth Bridges Festival 2014

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Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Edinburgh's Summer Festival season is almost at an end and as always it's going to go out with a bang!

The Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks Concert takes place this Sunday 31st August. Tickets for seating at the Ross Bandstand are now sold out but some standing tickets for Princes Street Gardens are still available:

http://www.eif.co.uk/2014/virginmoneyfireworks#.U_sxE8WwLnI=&quicktabs-node_content=0

Alternative non-ticketed spots to see the fireworks from are Calton Hill and Inverleith Park. Although you can't here the music from these sites it's still a fantastic spectacle to behold.

Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

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Published: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Countdown begins for Forth Road Bridge birthday celebrations

The Forth Road Bridge is 49 years young and counting – and the stage is set for the first Forth Bridges Festival which will celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but also three centuries of world-class bridge engineering on the Forth. A key event in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar, the ten-day festival will take place from 4 – 13 September 2014 across both North and South Queensferry.

 

Forth Bridges Festival 2014

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Published: Friday, August 1, 2014

There will be a Typhoon flypast over Edinburgh Castle this evening at 9pm. It's for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A small fireworks display above Edinburgh Castle will conclude the Tattoo performance every night at 10.30pm (Monday to Friday) and at 9pm on a Saturday. Plus there is an extended fireworks display at midnight on Saturday 2,9,16 and 23 August.

Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo