West Lothian man proposes to partner at the top of the Forth Bridge with views of Edinburgh and Fife coastline
A West Lothian couple got engaged during a special charity event at the top of the Forth Bridge.
The happy occasion took place during a Barnardo’s charity fundraising event, which gave visitors the chance to stand atop the iconic Forth Bridge and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Edinburgh and Fife coastline.
Meghan Crawford, 38, had treated her partner Paul Ward, 44, to tickets for the event, however, Paul surprised her by proposing at the top.
Meghan said: “We had our first date in south Queensferry, and I thought the Forth Bridge visit would be a nice trip to do together.
"When we got to the top, Paul handed his phone to a volunteer and asked them to take some photos of us admiring the view, and when I turned around, he was on one knee!
"There was a professional photographer who did some great photos for us and as we came back down and out of the lift, the volunteers all did a guard of honour and were clapping and cheering.”
She described the event as “absolutely lovely”, and added: “We can’t thank all the people from Barnardo’s, Network Rail, Balfour Beatty and the rest of the crew enough, as they made everything so special for us.”
After the proposal, the couple celebrated with a special dinner and hotel stay in South Queensferry, where their room had a perfect view of the bridge.
Meghan and Paul’s proposal was the fourth to take place on the Forth Bridge during Barnardo’s Your View event, which has been running for four years.