Fifers’ Chance to Vote on Name for New Forth Crossing

Transport Minister Keith Brown has announced that the public will vote for the name of the new Forth crossing.
An advisory panel — of independent civic, business and community representatives from across Scotland — will gather and assess suggestions from members of the public. From these, they will produce a shortlist to be put to the public vote, which is anticipated for 2013.
Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker said: “The new crossing is a historic project, and it’s only right that people get a choice on the name.
“I hope the people of Dunfermline and West Fife take this opportunity to make suggestions, since the new crossing is local and is something that — along with the Road Bridge and Rail Bridge — will become a defining icon of Fife and Scotland.”
He added: “In time, I hope the new crossing will bring a tourism and general business boost to Fife and, specifically, to Dunfermline. Attention is already being focussed on the Forth Rail Bridge, with the bid to have it declared a World Heritage Site, something that would be a real coup for Fife in terms of tourism.
“The Rail Bridge is on the UK Tentative List for nomination for inscription as a World Heritage Site and could soon be recognised alongside other globally famous sites, such as the Statue of Liberty and Australia’s Ayers Rock.”

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