Forth of Forth Crossing 2019

Sunday 8th September 2019

South Queensferry: South Queensferry Pier, South Queensferry, United Kingdom

Swimming


Activities

  • Open water swim - Wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1.4 miles - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim- Wetsuit - already have a See Swim or Vigour Visibility Bag (pls note no other brand will be accepted) - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim- Skins - already have a See Swim or Vigour Visibility Bag (pls note no other brand will be accepted) - Individual Age group/open

Description

Queensferry, also called South Queensferry or simply "The Ferry", is a town to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland. Until 1975 it was a Royal Burgh in the county of West Lothian. It is located some ten miles to the north west of the city centre, on the shore of the Firth of Forth between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge, approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Edinburgh Airport. Queensferry is referred to as South Queensferry in order to distinguish it from North Queensferry. Its population at the 2011 census was 9,026 based on the 2010 definition of the locality.[1]

There were ferries at Queensferry until 1964 when the Forth Road Bridge was opened. Ferry services continue to run from the harbour to the islands within the Firth of Forth, including Inchcolm.

The swim takes place from South Queensferry to North Queensferry along the bridge which is a distance of 1.4 miles.

 

Event details and schedule

Please see our website for full details:

 

https://www.vigourevents.com/firth-of-forth-swim

Organised by

Vigour Events

PO BOX 2649, Glasgow

Phone: 0333 577 7946

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