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Deep Sea World Marks World Heritage Status Of The Forth Bridge

Fri 21 Aug 15

Deep Sea World, Scotland's national aquarium, is set to unveil a fascinating new exhibition celebrating the rich history of the Forth Bridge.

'Blood, Sweat and Vision – the legacy of the Forth Bridge' is a joint project between the aquarium and North Queensferry Heritage Trust to mark the bridge's new World Heritage status.

The iconic bridge was officially designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO at a meeting in Germany last month and now enjoys the same status as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

''The aquarium, with its location directly below the bridge in a flooded quarry believed to have been built to provide stone for its giant arches, is an ideal location for the new exhibition," said Deep Sea World's Kerry Myers.

"We have been able to use a huge range of archive material and amazing images to create a fascinating new exhibition looking at the men who helped design and construct the bridge and its extraordinary legacy which lives on as strongly as ever today," she added.

The new exhibition will be officially launched at a special preview event on Wednesday, September 2nd.

The aquarium is also running history tours around North Queensferry with Jack Pryde of Discover Dunfermline. The tours are on Thursday August 27th and Thursday September 3rd at 11.30am and 2.30pm. The tours will be available to visitors to the aquarium on a first come first served basis.

Deep Sea World is also set to take part in the Forth Bridges Festival which takes place on September 19th – 20th.

"We're incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful location literally within a stone's throw of one of the world's most iconic structures," added Kerry.

"It makes the aquarium unique and we're delighted to be helping to promote and celebrate the bridge and its legacy, not just here in Scotland but around the world," she added.

• 'Blood, Sweat and Vision – the legacy of the Forth Bridge' opens to the public on September 1st and is free to visitors to Deep Sea World. For more information call 01383 411880 or visit

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