Future engineers supported by Transport Scotland

28th June 2019

Future engineers supported by Transport Scotland

The next generation of UK engineers could be inspired this summer by the engineering masterpieces that are Scotland’s Forth Bridges.

Transport Scotland is hosting a unique and free summer event for young people keen to learn more about these amazing structures.


Inspiration for the future

Entitled ‘Fantastic Forth’, a six-week summer programme will take place in South Queensferry that will explore the history and engineering brilliance of the Forth Bridges.

It aims to showcase to budding engineers the design that went into making sure these impressive structures stand the test of time, as well as what specifically was involved in their construction.

Scotland’s cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “As a parent myself, I know it can be a challenge keeping children and young people occupied during the summer months.

“So I’m delighted that we are able to offer these free activities throughout the school holidays this summer.”

He added that the area is “a great place to visit to learn more about the three centuries of engineering sat side by side”.

Fantastic Forth will include a range of activities and challenges suitable for all ages, and will run from July 1st until August 9th.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Educating more young people about the amazing engineering that went into the Forth Bridges will be a great way to inspire the next generation of engineers.”