Details of the Queensferry Crossing 'Community Day' have been revealed. 

Local communities around the bridge called on the government to corporate residents into the opening celebrations after many felt like they had missed out on a place walking over the bridge at the 'Queensferry Crossing Experience'. 

In response to feedback, an additional 10,000 people from local schools and community groups from both sides of the Forth will now get their chance to walk over the bridge too on September 5. 

It also means that every child in the area will get the chance to be involved and become a part of Scotland's history, coming from 13 schools from within six of the community council's adjacent to the bridge.

The 1.7-mile Queensferry Crossing that is set to be delivered at a cost of £1.35 billion, will open to traffic on August 30, but then closes again September 2 and 3, for the 50,000 people who won a ballot entry to walk across the bridge. 

The official opening, attended by the Queen, will take place on September 4 and the crossing will reopen on September 6 to traffic.  

Transport Scotland and Visit Scotland have also revealed details of additional support for local communities to make the most of the weekend of celebrations, with funding for North and South Queensferry to host events, entertainment, screenings, and a flotilla on the Forth, in the run up to and during the official opening. 

Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: “These official opening celebrations mark the end of a hugely impressive construction project but also set the scene for a new chapter as the public will soon start to see the immediate benefits of the bridge being open to traffic.

"We can be sure of a global audience and have already received interest from around the world in this spectacular project.

"VisitScotland and Transport Scotland are already working with other agencies to ensure the location is marketed as a unique destination and a Forth Bridges Strategy is being developed to build on the momentum associated with a grand opening of this scale.

“In terms of the additional bridge event, we have listened to feedback from local communities and due to the phenomenal demand generated by the Queensferry Crossing Experience ballot process have organised an event devoted to local schools and communities, as close as possible to the official opening.

"This has been done to minimise disruption but ensure the feel-good factor isn’t lost. There are a host of opportunities in the pipeline as we create a lasting legacy for this magnificent project and it’s only right that local communities who have been affected stand to benefit.”