A WEST Fife construction worker who snapped photos of the evolution of the Queensferry Crossing showed off his work at an exhibition at a North Queensferry hotel earlier this month.

Neil Fernie took over 2,000 pictures of the structure while carrying out his job and his display, The Queensferry Crossing from Vision to Reality, has been on show at the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton as part of its first anniversary celebrations.

While just starting off as a way of keeping memories of the project, the former Inverkeithing High pupil was proud to be asked to display his work while watching a light show from the venue.

“We were there watching and having a few beers and I was talking to a photographer there,” he explained. “I told him that he would never believe how proud we are and I started showing him some of the photos.

“I was one of the lucky ones – I was there from start to finish. I was just snapping away for my own personal benefit and, as time grew, I took more and more, I started playing about with filters and, as you can imagine, over the six years the collection grew into something big.

“Most of them were taken on my iPhone although in the end I did start to get my camera out.”

Born and bred in Inverkeithing, Neil, 39, said the project would always have a special place in his heart and he was pleased to be able to tell his story of the build through the images.

“The whole nation saw it growing and it was such a special project for Scotland,” he added. “It was a massive project and I am unbelievably proud to have been a part of it.

“It will always be a special place and it was history in the making to be part of it and to have the photographic memories of it.”

Since the Queensferry Crossing was completed, Neil has been working as a crane co-ordinator on the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.