Forth Road Bridge lovelocks raise £10,000

The lovelocks on the bridge. Pic: comp

The lovelocks on the bridge. Pic: comp

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LOVELOCKS on the Forth Road Bridge have raised more than £10,000 for the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat.

The money was raised as couples were invited to place an engraved padlock on the famous Bridge, with a portion of the cost donated to charity.

Tony Martin, Vice Convener of the Forth Estuary Transport Authority said: “We have had a close working relationship with the local lifeboat station for many years now, so it made sense that the money raised by the Lovelocks was donated to the RNLI.

“The lifeboat station does an essential job in protecting lives in, on and around the Forth, and we are thrilled to be able to make such a sizeable donation to help in its efforts.”

David Smart, RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station Operations Manager said: “We are extremely grateful to FETA for this generous donation, as it will go a long way to meeting our annual objective of making the Queensferry Lifeboat Station – the busiest inshore lifeboat in Scotland – financially self-sufficient.”

The Forth Bridges Festival took place last year between September 4 and 13 to mark the 50th birthday of the Forth Road Bridge, as well as three centuries of bridge building.