Here at Gillian Kyle we do appreciate a well-designed bridge when we see one. And, with 3 magnificent Forth Bridges spanning 3 centuries of Scottish engineering excellence, there’s plenty to admire. So, Go Forth and shop our Forth Bridges Collection of mugs, tea towels, coasters, cushions, t-shirts and suitcases.
In 2017 the third of the Forth bridges was officially opened by the Queen.
While there is no end of engineering facts and figures on each of these bridges individually, as an artist I’m more interested in viewing the 3 bridges as a collective and their combined social and economic impact. They are, after all, all nestled together within a 1 mile stretch of the Forth’s shoreline.
So I set forth to find the fun and illuminating facts that tell the one story of the 3 Forth Bridges. I also illustrated them together, bound together by the river – or more accurately the Firth – they all span.