First Minister of Scotland steals the Queen of England’s thunder and light by opening the Queensferry Crossing first



You know, if we really loved our Queen, we’d have called it the ‘Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Kreuzung’ in respectful memory of her original family name. Not only that, we wouldn’t have let that pushy wee First Minister open it first with a show of lights and claims of coming in under budget. The nerve of the woman! Here’s the video:

The bridge will be open on Wednesday 30thAugust, today. I’ve no idea when the official and therefore pointless second opening will be and, of course, I couldn’t give a. It’s been a huge success. Though delayed by bad weather including some of the highest winds the contractors had ever faced, the bridge has come in almost £250 million or nearly 20% under budget. That’s right a capital expenditure project under budget. The government of the day takes the credit I think. If it had come in over budget they’d have got the stick. Further, these savings are in addition to £512 million which was saved during the procurement phase. Clearly not a bridge too far but a bridge at just the right amount.


21 thoughts on “First Minister of Scotland steals the Queen of England’s thunder and light by opening the Queensferry Crossing first

  1. Kenzie August 30, 2017 / 8:18 am

    What’s not to be proud of?

    We’ll get the usual sour grapes from the usual suspects though as they have a fertile vinyard to choose from.

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    • Jon August 30, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Are the “End of Britain” ads after the article a Unionist trap? Or clever positioning by the advertiser.

      Liked by 1 person

      • johnrobertson834 August 30, 2017 / 9:01 am

        Where? I didn’t get them. Is it something to do with your search history?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. William Henderson August 30, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Aye, you’re richt John. We’re a bolshie crew. Still, at the en’ o’ the day it IS Nicola’s brig an’ she can dae whit she likes wi’ it!

    It’s a shame all the video on the web of the light display is amateur production. It was much more spectacular than it appears. It will be interestng to see how many professional film crews are around at another bridge event on Monday.

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  3. Willie mcdonald August 30, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Nicola is the queen of Scotland so it was only right that she would open the bridge

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  4. Christine August 30, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Yes SCOTS WOMAN OF THE YEAR,,,👏👏👏👏👏👏


  5. tartanthing August 30, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Missed out Battenburg at the end of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha which is Phil the Greek’s surname


  6. Craig Russell August 30, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Congratulations to the men who built the bridge & a big applause for the nicola sturgeon & the snp for finishing under budget , proud to be scottish .

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    • Coineach September 1, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Im proud to be scottish but not under a nationlist party!! Its easy to come under budget!! After travesty of the concrete slab opposite Holyrood (yes Holy not Holly) can’t even pronounce our own parliament corrcectly, then Edinburgh trams short of distance well over budget (double whammy) so announce that 3rd Forth Bridge will cost (inflate cost) then obviously it comes under budget!! Dont treat us like fools..


  7. Len August 31, 2017 / 12:34 am

    Good onya Nicola Scotlands bridge Scotland’s waters Scotland’s money

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  8. Angelica Docherty August 31, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Well done Nicola, you are the Queen of Scotland so you deserved to open that brilliant bridge it belongs to your country so you owned it, I’m proud of you😘😘😘


  9. Kenneth Clacher. September 1, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    95% + of the world, including John Robertson, seem to think that the Monarchy of the UK is called the Queen of England….. end of ! The quote above sickens me as a non English person, as it would from anyone from Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland.


  10. steelewires August 30, 2019 / 9:16 am

    Who is this Queen of England? No one has that title!


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