On Sunday 1st March 2015, one particular Blantyre man had an appointment with adventure! All in the name of charity. Mr Alex Rochead braved the winds and Winter weather to take part in an exciting abseil down the Forth Rail Bridge!
Alex sent me these photos and as always looking for a good old Blantyre story, I asked a few questions. Alex replied, “I had a great day on Sunday although it was a bit cold. I booked in at 10:00 and as part of the 125th anniversary event I was taken over to North Queensferry to go up the lift to the highest point of the bridge. What a great view from this position, it was brilliant, you can see south towards Edinburgh and north to Fife. They intend
opening up the platform as a tourist attracting in a few years. Then it was over to South Queenferry to carry out the abseil. Afterwards as it was so cold I needed hot soup in the Hawse Inn to warm me up!! It was too early for a wee half!!!”
Alex’s outing had an important aspect too. He was doing this for charity in support of “Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland”.
If you would like to your your appreciation not just for Alex’s bravery, but also for the valuable amount of information he contributes to Blantyre Project please see his official donation “Just Giving” page here. All donations to charity. Thanks. http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Alex-Rochead