Forget the gender: this has been Margaret’s Crossing for the last eight centuries and such acknowledgement is long overdue.
There are only 18 hours of voting left in the public consultation to “name the bridge”.
To show its inclusive credentials – or at least, so it doesn’t have to shoulder the blame for giving it a daft name, which is good politics – the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland decided to ask the public what the new forth crossing should be called.
Let’s not rehash the arguments over whether it should be being built at all. Like many, I had my doubts and if I’d had the choice, might have opted for a ferry or even a tunnel. But a bridge is what we are getting. So let’s use it to make a statement.
In recent weeks, there has been much documenting, particularly as part of the great campaign to have Mary Barbour honoured publicly in her home city of Glasgow, of the lack of public acknowledgement…
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