IT WAS a match made in engineering heaven as Andrew Heyes popped the question to his girlfriend Miriam Foley at the top of the Forth Bridge.

Given the couple’s fascination for the appliance of science, he couldn’t think of a more perfect place to propose than the World Heritage Site.

The couple, who live in Rosyth, had their heads in the clouds as part of an event with 600 people ascending the bridge and raising over £20,500 for Barnardo’s, the children’s charity.

Andrew, 30, who works as an engineer for Thales, told the Press: “I asked Miriam’s dad in February but was put off the idea because we were buying a house.

“When I saw the event was coming I bought a couple of tickets and decided I would do it then.

“It’s very unique and we don’t live far away so it’s always going to be a place we can come back to. Although we may not be able to get to the top!

“I was nervous so I took her to one side, but a photographer got suspicious because Miriam was a bit teary eyed and we told them what had happened.”

The couple met in Aberdeen in May 2015 and relocated to Rosyth, where Andrew was born.

Miriam, 37, a technology teacher at Kirkcaldy High School, is originally from Ireland and said: “We live only five minutes from the bridge and we see it every day so it was great to go up it. The fact it was in aid of charity was a nice touch too, Barnardo’s is definitely a worthy cause.

“We hope to get married in 2019 but not on the bridge unfortunately!”

And Miriam added: “We plan to do the fundraising event next year again so we can take it all in.”

The Forth Bridge, which opened in 1890, is considered an engineering marvel and was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by United Nations body UNESCO in July 2015.