Scotland’s secret tunnel under the Forth, 50 years old and forgotten

While two of Scotland’s best known landmarks, the two bridges over the Forth, will be celebrated this year there is a third crossing which is a distant memory: a tunnel in the rock cut by the coal mining industry

Scotland loves a bridge. And this year it is dedicating a festival to three historic spans over the Firth of Forth: one old, one new and a third that is well into middle-age.

The Forth Bridges Festival, part of the Year of Homecoming 2014, is occasioned by the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road bridge a worthy milestone that falls just a week or so short of the independence referendum.

I can’t be sure of the date, I’ll need to check.

There was always the question: ‘will it?’

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