Monday, February 11, 2008

Fifers Free At Last Free At Last

Forth Bridge

Tay Bridge

Fifers can afford a few extra pints a week as tolls are dropped on the Forth and Tay Road Bridges, making Scotlands roads toll free.

I can remember going on the ferry across the Tay and the Forth prior to the road bridges being built. I also remember a few trips to Kincardine to avoid the tolls (using up the toll cost in additional petrol). What a Scotsman will do to "save" money.

My brother and his wife and their children use the Forth Bridge almost every day. They'll be feeling rich this week.

No doubt this will be a brief hiatus before the cables on the Forth Bridge start to fail and a new bridge or tunnel has to be constructed.


James Higham said...

Wonderful people, the Scots. :)

haddock said...

When it fails the nice English will buy them another one.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hope your friends and relatives enjoy it while they can. One of my dreads when I go "home" - as you have to pay to get into civilised Wales but not to get out of it - is being forever stranded in England!

Colin Campbell said...

Yoor cruisin fer a bruisin' Captain Haddock! We Scots are entitled tae a few hand oots frae you English after aw the oppressin yev been daen tae us fir aw those years.