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Two Bridges at South Queensferry & Edinburgh

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Port Edgar & Beamer Rock

The post war period saw minesweepers returning to Port Edgar clearing the Firth of Forth sharing the base from 1958 with RN Fisheries Protection vessels

From 1960 it was the only RM Minesweeping training establishment

Beamer Rock

Beamer Rock off Port Edgar has maintained a light since 1826

Closing in 1975 the port became a leisure marina owned by Edinburgh City Council

Holyrood Parliament buildings

Edinburgh Holyrood, Scotland's Parliament 1st sat in 1999

Carlton Hill Nelson memorial

Carlton Hill with the Nelson memorial & Arthur's Seat beyond

Carlton Hill detail

An ideal vantage point for spectacular views of the City & beyond

Nelsons memorial tower

Constructed in 1807 resembling a telescope Nelsons Tower had a time ball added in 1852 to aid shipping in the Forth

Arthur's seat

The hills of Arthur's Seat

Holyrood Palace house

The Palace of Holyrood House

Scotland's national monument

The National Monument of Scotland

Scotland's national monument 2

Constructed in 1826

Scotland's national monument detail

In memorial to those that perished in the Napoleonic wars

Modern construction, roof gardens

In contrast new design blocks incorporate offices, penthouse suits

Modern construction, roof gardens 2

And roof top gardens providing a pleasing blend of new & old

Dugald Stewart memorial

The Dugald Stewart Memorial built in 1831 is dedicated to his work as a prominent Scottish philosopher & the spires & castle of Edinburgh

Edinburgh skyline

The Edinburgh skyline

Princes Street

Princes Street from Calton Hill

Tram way works city centre

Chaos in Princes Street, tram way work makes life challanging in the City

Road bridge at night

A final frame or two

Rail bridge at night

Of the Two Bridges before leaving Scotland

Loon Doon Swim 2009

Severe weather quashed many Hogmanay celebrations in 2009 but not the annual 'Loony Doon Swim' in the Forth

Scotland/england border sign

Why not Visit Scotland?

Forth Bridges Logo

Forth Bridges Logo

There's more on the Forth Bridges Website

To take a trip on the Forth from Queensferry take a Maid of the Forth or Forth Boat Tour

05/03/10 Enjoyed the "Scotland Two Bridges" feature brought back happy memories of my days spent wandering around that part of Scotland. Thanks - Dave

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