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Your View at the Forth Bridge 2018

***All four dates for this event are now sold out***

We will not be running a waiting list for this event and currently have no plans to re-run the event. To keep up to date with Barnardo's Scotland news and be the first to hear our announcements, please sign up to our monthly newsletter here.


Ticket holders information for our 8th/9th/15th/16th September 2018 event

Important points to note

  • The event takes place from 6:30am-7:30pm each day, however you are not expected to be there for the very beginning. Please only come along for your one hour time slot; this will be on your Eventbrite ticket.
  • We kindly ask that you arrive 10 - 15minutes prior to the start of your time slot (eg. Your time slot is 10am-11am, please arrive onsite for 9.45am)
  • Cameras are permitted however we kindly ask that you do not bring along any large cameras. This is due to restricted room in the hoist that will take you to and from the viewing platform. A neck strap is advised.
  • Ticket refunds are not permitted. Please make your own arrangements if you wish to transfer this to family or friends. You do not need to inform us of any changes so long as they have the Eventbrite ticket with them on the day.  
  • You must be over 18 years old to take part in the event. All guests must show ID at registration. If you're lucky enough to look under 21, this must be photo ID.
  • Please give special attention to the clothing and footwear section of the Visitors brief. If you do not wear appropriate attire you will not be permitted to take part.
  • If you are a wheelchair user or require additional support during the event, please let us know in advance.

If you have any further questions please email:


Event details

Your View at the Forth Bridge is a unique opportunity, brought to you in partnership with Network Rail and Balfour Beatty, with all profits from the event going to Barnardo's Scotland. This exclusive experience allows you to view the Edinburgh and Fife coastlines as you have never seen them before - from this unique viewing platform 361ft up! Tickets are £50 per person and the full experience will last approximately 1 hour.

Groups of up to 13 people will arrive on site to check-in, before being taken into our Forth Bridge on-site exhibition hosted by the Briggers. Here you will be told stories about the bridge and the people involved in its construction, through an archive of materials and videos. Following this, you will be given a safety briefing and escorted to the hoist. This is an external metal lift that is on the east side of the North cantilever. Once you are 361ft high on the platform, the group will be guided around the views with particular points of interest highlighted. A photographer will be stationed on the platform in order to capture memories of this once in a lifetime experience.

Guests must be 18 years old and over to attend.

Who are The Briggers?


The Briggers are a Forth Bridge research group based in South Queensferry beside the bridge. Formed to identify the names of the 73 men and boys who died constructing the Forth Bridge, their research continues into the history of the bridge and the people who made and maintain it. The Briggers give Forth Bridge talks to adults and school children and provide consultancy to bridge projects. They also hold a significant archive of images, articles, books and other Forth Bridge material. Their book "The Briggers", written by Edinburgh author and historian Elspeth Wills, is based on their research and tells the story of the Forth Bridge and the men who made it.

Testimonials from our 2017 guests

"A great experience... the perfect gift for friends or family now I know how good it was."

"Excellent experience. Worth every penny! Even in the unpredictable Scottish weather."

"A chance of a lifetime, thoroughly enjoyed the experience."

"Fabulous event! Would absolutely do again in a heartbeat, wonderful opportunity and extremely well organised and run!"

Please note: Due to the change in GDPR regulations from 25th May 2018, there may be people on our waiting list that we no longer have permission to contact, therefore if you were on the waiting list following the 2017 event, we would recommend registering your interest through the button above to ensure you receive communications about this event.

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