two MPs from either side of the Forth have joined forces to press for local people to be given a strong voice in the naming of the new road bridge.
Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart and Dunfermline and West Fife Labour MP Thomas Docherty welcomed the opportunity for the public to suggest names.
Mr Crockart said: “This is a historic project for Scotland, but for locals and their families it is an opportunity to celebrate South Queensferry’s link with the Forth and the previous generations who gave so much to build the iconic rail bridge.
“The construction impact on residents of local communities should not be underestimated or forgotten. Many of them have already fought hard to see improvements to the scheme’s design, and it would be an insult if they did not now get to put their ideas for a name forward.”
Mr Docherty added: “Mike and I have previously made the case for naming the crossing ‘the Queensferry Bridge’ in recognition of the communities on both the north and south sides, but I am sure that local residents will have their own ideas about what will make a fitting tribute.”