Tartan To Celebrate Trio Of Bridges

People's Friend new tartan

On the journey from Fife into Edinburgh, I’m always delighted when the “sails” of the Queensferry Crossing come into sight. It’s such a beautiful, sleek structure that seems to be perfectly at one with its surroundings.

But did you know the trio of bridges spanning the Forth provide the only location in the world where transport bridges have been built in the same location in each of the last three centuries?

The Rail Bridge was constructed in 1890. More than 70 years later, the Forth Road Bridge was built in 1964. Finally, of course, 53 years on, the Queensferry Crossing was completed in 2017. And what could be more fitting than a new tartan to celebrate? That’s exactly what Transport Scotland has recently commissioned to mark this achievement.

Here at “The People’s Friend”, we’re also telling our story with our very own tartan.

Commissioned to celebrate our 150th anniversary, the facts behind how the colours and design for our new tartan were selected are a fascinating read. Find out for yourself in our April 27 issue!

And you can also own your very own piece of “Friend” tartan with our special tartan notebook, available to buy now from the DC Thomson Shop.

Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne works on the Features team and admits to being nosy, so loves looking after the Between Friends letters and finding out all about our lovely readers. She also looks after our health copy and enjoys writing about inspiring people that help make the articles in the magazine so interesting.