Forth Road Bridge

Flying a Saltire flag for St Andrew's Day

30 November 2014

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View from the Forth Road Bridge footpath

Looking north to The North Tower

Forth Road Bridgeflying the Saltire for St Andrew's Day, 30 November 2014

  Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken:  November 29, 2014

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View from the top deck of a double decker bus

Looking north to The North Tower

Forth Road Bridgeflying the Saltire for St Andrew's Day, 30 November 2014

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                Photo taken:  November 30, 2014

 

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    Forth Road Bridge flying the Saltire for St Andrew's Day, 30 November 2014

 

Forth Road Bridge

Flying a Saltire for St Andrew's Day

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Saturday

I noticed two Saltire flags flying from the bridge, one from each tower, when I drove north across the bridge on Saturday 29 November.  I assume that they were put up to celebrate St Andrew's Day, 30 November.

On my return across the bridge in the late afternoon, I stopped and took Photo 1 from the footpath on the west side of the bridge. This footpath is currently only open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.  It is closed on weekdays to allow engineering work on the Forth Road Bridge to continue.

I thought it might be interesting to take a photo of the flags from the top of a double decker bus.  I only know of one service that runs double decker buses across the bridge, though there may be others.

Saturday

It is Stagecoach Service 51.  It runs on Saturdays and Sundays only, with 4 return journeys to Dunfermline leaving Livingston every 2 hours beginning at 10am.

I caught the first of these services across the bridge at 10.30am, and took Photo 2 above.  Unfortunately there was not enough wind to make the flag fly well, but the bridge looked impressive from the bus, nevertheless!

There were only two other passengers on the bus, one of whom got off with me at the north end of the bridge so that he could photograph the progress of the new bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, currently under construction to the west of the Forth Road Bridge and due to open in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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