Help name new bridge

THE SCOTTISH public has been given the chance to vote on the name chosen for the new Forth bridge.

On Monday the public vote was launched to choose from a shortlist the name for the Forth Replacement Crossing.

A total of 7,600 suggestions from the public were whittled down by an independent panel to just five. They are: Caledonia Bridge; Firth of Forth Crossing; Queensferry Crossing; Saltire Crossing and St Margaret’s Crossing.

The bridge is on schedule for completion in 2016 and voting for the new name will continue until June 7 this year, with the winning name announced later that month.

Scottish government Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “We are determined this project will leave a positive legacy. There are a number of different ways to cast your vote, so there’s no excuse for not getting involved.”

For details on how to cast your vote visit www.namethebridge.co.uk, voting ends at midnight on June 7.