One of Scotland’s most famous structures has joined one of the world’s most exclusive clubs after being named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Forth Bridge joins iconic locations such as the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Wall of China and Stonehenge following a decision in Germany on Sunday.
The 125-year-old crossing was officially recognised at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn.
It is hoped that the status will bring even more visitors to Fife.
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