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Hands Over Our Forth – Public Protest Against UCG

October 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anti-fracking & Anti-Unconventional Gas Exploration groups from across the central belt of Scotland and beyond will be joining forces to demanding an all-out ban on Underground Coal Gasification (UCG). UCG is a dangerous experimental technology with a track record of failure and plans for projects in Scotland must be stopped. Read more here…

People from all over Scotland are invited to join us in standing on the Forth Road Bridge, from North Queensferry side in Fife to South Queensferry side.

Latest Details Updated: http://www.ourforth.org/hands-over-our-forth/

Find Out More and Get Involved…



East Kilbride( Atholl House -/ Churchill Avenue)- 11.10 am – Glasgow George Sq(City Chambers) 11.30- Cumbernauld (Town centre- North Stance)11.50 – please get in touch with number of seats required email hoof4fof@hotmail.com -£6 return trip

Leven(Shorehead) – 12 noon- Kirkcaldy( Chapel Home Farm) 12.20pm – Dunfermline( Park and Ride)- please get in touch with number of seats required email hoof4fof@hotmail.com – £6 return trip

Falkirk Grahamston( Meeks road car park)- 12.15pm – please get in touch with number of seats required email hoof4fof@hotmail.com – £6 return trip

Portobello coach. please could you email ourforthportobello@gmail.com with the subject line “bus to HOOF”, so we can keep track of how many people need seats. Please say if a Leith or Crewe toll pick up would be beneficial to you

Dalkeith( High Street- WH Smith) 12 noon- Musselburgh High Street( Police Station) 12.15pm- please get in touch with number of seats required email hoof4fof@hotmail.com -£6 return trip

From North East England

7am Saltburn Station square
7.35 Stockton, Swallow Hotel lay-by
8.10 Darlington Dolphin centre coach lay-by
Then on to Forth bridge. Returning at 5pm
Email info@frackfreecleveland.co.uk with your name, contact no and pick up point. Places are £5 each, if you will struggle to pay this but would still like to come please let me know.

Public Transport

Edinburgh- Stagecoach service 55, Gate C and Citylink service M91, Gate F run to Forth Road Bridge. Stagecoach run every hour 11.25, 12.25 etc journey 25 mins- £6.30 return. Citylink every 2 hours- 11am, 1pm etc.

Glasgow Buchanan Station – Dunfermline X27 £16.50 Connecting service- Dunfermline – Forth Bridge stance 7 service 55 £6.30.

Falkirk – Kirkliston First bus X38 £9.40 to Station Road- connecting Stagecoach service 51 – Forth Bridge £3.60

Kirkcaldy Bus Station – service X27 – Halbeath park ride £7.60 Stance 5 service 747 – Forth Bridge £6.30.

There is the train station at Dalmeny, allow for a 1 mile walk from the Forth Bridge.

Hands Over Our Forth Itinerary

13.00 – 13.30 Photo Opportunity with Banners either side of Bridge. North side Queensferry Hotel Garden / South side viewing point between Road and Rail Bridges, Ferrymuir Gait car park.

13.30 – 14.00 Participants take their positions on the Bridge.

14.00 – 14.30 A piper from either side begins walk to middle. People join hands. Arriving at the middle pipers play a duet together.

15.00 – 17.00 Guest speakers: Australian Toxicologist Dr.Mariann Lloyd Smith & John Ashton – Venue: The Queensferry Hotel (due to logistics and weather this has had to be organised indoors as a ticketed event Book Your Ticket Here)


  • This is a family friendly event but all children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring warm clothing and comfortable foot wear
  • Time to walk across Bridge approx 25mins
  • We encourage people to share photos on social media and on the HOOF Event Gallery


October 11, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Forth Road Bridge
Firth of Forth
Edinburgh, EH30 9SF United Kingdom