50th Anniversary – Day of Celebration 21 August 2016




50th Anniversary – Day of Celebration 21 August 2016

Updated date: 06/04/2016 – 15:07

The Bridge is 50 years old on the 18 August this year. As way of celebration we are organising a free family day of events and activities on Sunday 21 August. We are grateful for the support from Dundee City Council, Fife Council, the Dundee Museum of Transport, Taymara (Tay Maritime Action) and the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum for helping us to make what we think will be a fantastic day of fun. More details to follow!

Tay Road Bridge – Open Photography Competition

Updated date: 17/03/2016 – 11:09

The Tay Road Bridge is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year in August.  As part of the celebration a photography competition is being launched to encourage a new view of the road bridge.

The subject matter must be of, or related to, the Tay Road Bridge and anyone can enter.  We are looking for images of the bridge, new and old.

However in the spirit of celebration this is a very open competition.  We are looking for a variety of images and we will be very interested to see, as well as new, old photos taken over the last 50 years back to the time of construction.


Photographs will not just be judged on their photographic quality, but on a variety of factors such as interest, the unusual, capturing a moment, newsworthiness, humour, abstract, views at night, particular events, sponsored walks, good or bad weather conditions, an unusual vehicle crossing the bridge, even selfies as long as they have the Tay Road Bridge in them etc. and any other viewpoints you can come up with.

Who Can Enter

The competition is open to amateurs, professional photographers and holiday snappers.  Even still images (no movie files) from dash cams if something rare is captured.  Mobile phone users are encouraged to submit.

The competition is open to all living in Perth, Fife, Dundee and Angus.


Prizes will be awarded on the following basis

Best Overall Image                                                                    £50

Best Mobile Phone Image                                                        £50

The Judges Reserves, 5 Commendation prizes of                 £20

Any image cannot receive more than one prize.


All submissions must arrive before the 30th June 2016.

Mobile Phone Images

To be submitted as digital images only.  Images with any additional text such as names and copyright marks and notices within the visible image area, (except metadata), will be rejected.

Digital Images

Image sizes to be no larger than 1920 pixels horizontal or 1200 pixels vertical.  Files should be in RGB and jpeg images.  Any additional text such as names and copyright marks and notices within the visible image area, (except metadata), will be rejected.  The images can be scans from film taken at any time over the last 50 years.


Prints must be unframed, but preferably mounted.  The sizes of the prints, including mount, must be no larger than 50cm x 40cm.  Images with any additional text such as names and copyright marks and notices within the image area or on the face of the mount will be rejected.  Prints must have the title of the image, date (if known) and caption with the authors name on the back.


The competition is open to all, professional and amateur photographers living within the boundaries of Dundee, Fife, Angus and Perth and Kinross.

A maximum of 6 images per entrant.  The images can be in any combination of digital, print or mobile phone images per entrant.

Entry is free.  If prints need to be returned b post a £5 P&P charge will be incurred.  This must bepaid on entry.   Any prints not collected by 30th September 2016 will be destroyed.

Entry forms for prints and/or digital entries can be downloaded from http://www.tayroadbridge.co.uk/photo-competition/entryform.docx

An entry form must be completed and submitted for each entrant.

No entries will be accepted after the 30th June 2016.

If submitting both prints and digital files, please submit a completed printed paper copy of the entry form with the print.  A digital file version in pdf or doc with your digital image files must be included.

Print entries must be accompanied with a completed entry form and handed into, or posted to, TRB Photo Comp, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee DD1 1LS.  These can be collected from this address.

Images will not be accepted on DVD’s, CD’s or flash drives.

Digital images must be sent in by email to trbphoto@tayroadbridge.co.uk or by a file transfer website such as wetransfer.com using the same email address.  Please include your completed entry form in the same file transfer.

Loose prints or files sent in without accompanying entry forms will be rejected.

The Tay Road Bridge Joint Board has the right to reject any image that contravenes the rules or is seen as unsuitable for the competition.

The Tay Road Bridge Joint Board cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.

The TRBJB will have the right to use any submitted image in the exhibition or any subsequent publicity connected with the Tay Road Bridge 50th year celebrations.

The Tay Road Bridge 50th Anniversary

Updated date: 09/02/2016 – 12:00

The Tay Road Bridge is asking for help to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Designed by William A Fairhurst, the bridge opened in 1966 to replace the ferries that took passengers across the Firth of Tay.

Organisers are now planning a series of events to mark 50 years.

They are looking for memorabilia and memories to help put together an exhibition.

Planning is still at an early stage, but organisers are hoping it will be showcased in Dundee and Fife.

Councillor Maggie Taylor said: “We’re looking for people to share their stories. Perhaps what life was like before the bridge and how it changed after it opened.

“We take the bridge for granted today, but it has had a massive impact on the local area. We want to hear from people who found the new crossing to be life changing.

“We also would like to see artifacts from the time, such as publications and souvenir gifts that were handed out to mark its opening.

“The Tay Road Bridge is a fantastic structure and we need everyone’s help in making its 50th celebrations memorable.”

Organisers are also launching a ‘Sponsor a Column’ campaign. Local street artists will be employed to paint the bridge columns underneath the Dundee ramp. The artists are preparing new designs for the columns that will give a new life to a much forgotten space under the Bridge.

People who want to donate items or share their stories can contact 01382 433044 or emailfiona.fraser@tayroadbridge.co.uk