Due to be opened, officially, by the Queen on the 4th September, the new Queensferry Crossing will be open for traffic on the 30th August! A long awaited event, why not celebrate by walking one of the best known Scottish east coast walks there is? Walks in South Queensferry allow you to take in both seashore and countryside!
With EasyWays, your walking holiday is guaranteed to be a great experience. The Fife Coastal Path route is a great way to see the history and beauty of the East Coast towns and countryside! Our team have a wealth of local knowledge, which will make your Scottish walking experience more than special. At EasyWays, our aim is to make your trip as stress free as possible. Walking holidays in Scotland, like the Fife Coastal Path, will no doubt get you hooked on the beautiful Scottish scenery!
The Opening Ceremony
On the 4th September 2017, the new Forth bridge will be officially opened by the Queen! This day in September also marking the 53rd anniversary of when the Queen also opened the Forth Road Bridge. A ceremony will take place which will feature speeches from the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a blessing from the Moderator of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Also, with a reading from Jackie Kay of her specially commissioned poem for the new Queensferry crossing and live performances from a range of Scottish musical talents, the ceremony will exhibit the best of Scottish culture! So, are you planning on walking some Scottish east coast walks? This event is a perfect way to stop off and enjoy some local culture and walks in South Queensferry!
About The New Queensferry Crossing
With a Government investment of around £1.35 billion, the new bridge is 1.7 miles long! Once finished it will become the longest 3 tower cable-stayed bridge in the world. After its opening the new Queensferry Crossing will be for road traffic use only, replacing the existing Forth Road Bridge, which will then become dedicated for use from public transport, cyclists and walkers.
“What is being achieved on the Forth today, like what was achieved 53 years ago, is a testament to the expertise and the endeavour of those who have designed and built these bridges.”
Keith Brown – Economy Secretary
Get involved with the celebration!
On the 2nd and 3rd of September the new Queensferry Crossing will be closed off to let members of the public enjoy a once in a lifetime experience! 50,000 have applied for the chance to walk across the bridge. Though the ballot is now closed there were over 250,000 entries for this exclusive chance. Don’t worry though, as there are many more walks in South Queensferry to be enjoyed all year round!
Also, on the 5th of September, a ‘community day’ has been created! Which is allowing 10,000 more people from the local schools to walk across the new bridge. After these days the new bridge will be completely closed for pedestrian access and will re-open for road traffic use!
Enjoy all East Coast Walks in South Queensferry
The surrounding area of the new Queensferry Crossing is spectacular. From Dundee to Fife to Edinburgh there is an immense amount of beautiful Scottish surroundings on your doorstep. After walking one the best East coast walks like the Fife Coastal Path, you will be sure to want to see more of Scotland. Planning a trip? Be one of the first to cross the new bridge!
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