Friday 1st April comments: Today the Government announced plans to construct a sixth Forth crossing over to the Isle of May as plans to increase nature tourism took a giant step forward. The bridge, which will span from the nearby town of Crail, will allow day trippers the opportunity to drive to the Isle of May.
Reserve Manager David Steel said “it’s wonderful news especially for those who may not have travelled in the past due to sea sickness, as those people will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the seabird reserve without leaving the comforts of their cars”. David went on to say “Puffin drive-by will be a totally unique experience as people will be able to see Puffins from the car windows and also get a chance to see the Isle of May”.
Although the project is expected to cost in the region of £150m pounds, the boost to the local economy and to the May itself will soon see the investment returned. The new crossing is not expected to be complete until summer 2019 although some disruption is expected in the run-up to completion. Further details to be announced in due course.