Name the Bridge
The winning name is Queensferry Crossing
Queensferry Crossing has been confirmed by Scotland's First Minister as the winner of Name the Bridge with over a third of the total votes cast. (26 June 2013). Read the full story here.
Transport Scotland would like to thank everyone who cast a vote to name the new replacement crossing across the Forth Estuary.
The voting stage ended on the 7th June and attracted more than 35,000 votes.
Set to open in 2016, this is Scotland's largest infrastructure project in a generation.
On this website you can find details of the shortlist drawn up by the independent panel which considered more than 7,600 names submitted by the public during the nomination stage (Nov to Jan). You can also find full for the voting stage.
Watch our animated video explaining the background to the shortlisted names.
If you would like to find out more about the Forth Replacement Crossing project please visit
TRANSPORT SCOTLAND’S WEBSITE.
The final shortlist:
A - Caledonia Bridge
Caledonia is the Latin name for the area known as Scotland which was beyond the northern frontier of Roman Britain. The name may be related to that of a large central Pictish tribe, the Caledonii.
B - Firth of Forth Crossing
Formed by an ice age glacier, the Firth of Forth is the estuary where the River Forth flows into the North Sea. The Forth Estuary separates Fife and Edinburgh which will be linked by the new bridge.
C - Queensferry Crossing
The name shared by the communities on either bank of the Forth Estuary - North Queensferry and South Queensferry. Named after Queen (Saint) Margaret who established a ferry to carry pilgrims travelling to St Andrews and Dunfermline.
D - Saltire Crossing
Scotland's national flag, representing the cross of St Andrew, the country's patron saint. It is believed to be the oldest continuously used flag in Europe - some even say the world.
E - St Margaret's Crossing
Saint Margaret of Scotland (b1045 - d1093) became Queen Consort of Scotland when she married King Malcolm III Canmore. She established the ferry crossing of the Forth, which carried pilgrims to St Andrews and Dunfermline, and which gave North and South Queensferry their names.
Terms and conditions
These terms and conditions apply to the voting process for the naming of the new replacement crossing across the Forth Estuary. The Twitter and Cookies policies continue to apply while this site is live.
General Terms & Conditions
- The voting process for the naming of the new Forth road crossing is operated and managed by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers (“we”, “us”).
- During the voting process, we will collect some of your personal details (such as your name and email address) in order to support verification of votes, to prevent multiple voting and to avoid unsolicited emails.
- All personal details collected by us will be retained and managed by us at all times in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The data will be used only for the purposes of the voting process and will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.
- Your personal details will not be published or supplied to any other third party other than approved sub-contractors involved in the voting process. Where any aspect of the process (i.e. processing votes, web hosting and data storage) is subcontracted to a third party supplier, such subcontractor is required to adhere to the principles contained in the Data Protection Act 1998 and to process the data only under the instruction of Transport Scotland.
- Your details will be retained by us for a maximum of 12 months after the winning name has been announced and the database will then be erased.
- Votes are limited to one vote per person and we reserve the right to reject votes if we reasonably believe multiple votes have been submitted by the same person.
- The voting period will run from 29th April to midnight on 7th June 2013. Votes received after the voting period will not be counted but if you submitted your vote by text, you may still be charged by your network provider. Please refer to point 35 for postal closing date.
- You can vote by any of the methods set out in these terms and conditions. Please note that if you vote by email there is an additional verification step to follow (see point 20 below).
- We cannot accept any responsibility for incorrectly completed, lost or delayed votes and we shall not be liable to reimburse any SMS, postal or telephone costs incurred as a result of incorrect submission.
- We shall ensure that the voting process is carried out fairly, however please note that our decision on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The number of votes for each shortlisted name will be counted following the end of the voting period. The winning name will be the name with the most votes. If there is an EXACT tie in the number of names with the most votes, the decision on the winner will be made by the Advisory Panel. Each panel member will receive one vote and if still tied, the Chairman of the Advisory Panel will have the casting vote.
- The winning name will be announced at a date to be confirmed by The Scottish Government.
- The @NameTheBridge Twitter account provides information about developments in the naming process in conjunction with this website. The @NameTheBridge Twitter account and all "tweets" are the property of Transport Scotland and not of any individual within the agency, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Nominations via Twitter and email will not be accepted.
- By submitting a vote subject to these Terms and Conditions, you agree and accept that you have no rights and you will not acquire any rights, in or to the bridge or the winning bridge name. No competition prize, fee or payment will be awarded.
- We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions or issue further terms and conditions at any time. Any amended or updated version of these terms and conditions will be posted to the homepage of this website.
- If you vote online, you must provide a valid email address.
- Your computer’s IP address will be logged and monitored temporarily by us to help prevent multiple voting.
- Votes are limited to one per email address.
- When we receive your vote, we shall send an email to the email address you provided. You must follow the instructions contained in the email in order to verify your email address and vote. Please note that your vote will be recorded but not counted unless and until you verify your email address. Verification is required within 3 days (72 hours) of the verification email being sent. Any votes submitted on 7th June will require to be verified within 72 hours after the closing date.
- If a verification email is not received, please:
- check your Junk email folder; and/or
- request a verification reminder from this website. You can request only up to three verification emails, including the first one sent, up until the closing date.
Voting by Text Message
- You can submit your vote by SMS text message by texting “BRIDGE” to 81400 followed by your preferred option:
• A - Caledonia Bridge
• B - Firth of Forth Crossing
• C - Queensferry Crossing
• D - Saltire Crossing
• E - St Margaret's Crossing
- Texts to this service are charged at local call rates.
- Additional costs from your service provider may also apply.
- Votes are limited to one per mobile number. Additional votes from the same mobile number will not be counted, however you may still be charged by your service provider.
- Votes received after the 7th June closing date will not be counted, but you still may be charged by your service provider.
- Each vote submitted via SMS will receive a text response. Please note that responses may not be instantaneous due to network delays.
- Multiply votes from the same mobile will only count as one vote and only one text response will be sent.
Voting by Post
- A postal voting card can be obtained by calling 0845 279 7207 or by writing to FRC Contact and Education Centre, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SF and providing your full name and address - a valid postcode must be supplied.
- Voting cards are only available to addresses within the UK.
- Only voting cards issued by Transport Scotland will be counted.
- Voting cards will contain pre-paid postage.
- Braille/large font versions of the card are available on request.
- Only one voting card will be issued per phone call. The voting card will only be issued to the address supplied.
- Requests for voting cards must be received by 7th June and cards returned by 14th June. Voting cards received after this date will not be counted.
View Schools' Competition Terms & Conditions
Pupils,their parents and teachers from Scottish primary and secondary schools that participated in the nominations process entered their school in a special prize draw to visit the site in 2013/2014 and attend the bridge opening ceremony in 2016. If a school name has been provided by those correctly nominating the winning name (by nominating a new name or commenting on a previously suggested name), the school will be entered in the prize draw.
There will be one prize for primary school entries and one prize for secondary school entries.
The prize is for seven pupils and two teachers from each school (one primary and one secondary school) to attend the official bridge opening ceremony as VIP guests of Transport Scotland. Each pupil from the primary school will also be allowed to bring a parent.
In addition to the invitation to attend the opening ceremony, the selected schools will be given the opportunity for 25 pupils (accompanied as appropriate) to receive a VIP tour of the Forth Replacement Crossing site in the school year 2013/2014. The Transport Scotland project team will work with the schools to provide a visit appropriate to the ages of the pupils attending and agree a suitable date.
- Travel expenses will be paid by Transport Scotland
- Multiple nomination entries were allowed
- The prize is only available to schools in Scotland
- Entries were be subject to verification
- If no one primary school nominates the winning entry, then those schools that have entered shortlisted entries will be entered in the prize draw. If no one secondary school nominates the winning entry, then those schools that have entered shortlisted entries will be entered in the prize draw.
- Transport Scotland's decision on all matters is final
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