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Your View at the Forth Bridge

Thank you to those who have supported the event in 2017 and 2018. To date Your View at the Forth Bridge has raised over £85,000 towards Barnardo's vital work in Scotland.
Special thanks to Network Rail and Balfour Beatty staff who donated their time, expertise and equipment free of charge; none of this would have been possible without their support.”
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Event information

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!

Groups 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.

The event is supported by 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 2018 guests

"It was an absolutely fantastic experience that will stay will me forever. Thank you to all the staff that made it a smooth and informative day! Will definitely do it again."

"It made a great 1st wedding anniversary gift for my son and his wife and we loved them joining them to do this."

"Absolutely fantastic, awe inspiring experience - and the views, tranquility and beauty at the top is simply breathtaking!... Ps i know heaps of friends who would like to take part next year!!!

"It was a well run event, exceeded my expectations and has provided a memory i will cherish. And all this benefitted Barnardo's is the cherry on the cake."

"This is our second year doing it and we would love to do it again next year!"

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