An Drochaid / THE BRIDGE RISING

Broadcast 1 January & 19 July 2013
BBC ALBA
59 mins

"A cleverly-constructed documentary…. laced with twinkly-eyed islander mischief, derived from Ealing comedy" (Sunday Herald) ""A great, funny film" (Lesley Riddoch)

A Scotland/Canada co-production originally made for BBC ALBA is now a feature-length cinematic version, supported by Creative Scotland. "The Bridge Rising" tells the story of the Skye Bridge tolls, Scotland’s first PFI scheme. In the words of the protagonists themselves, from protesters to politicians, police to prosecutor, journalist to engineer – this film unpacks the twists and turns of the10-year battle against the tolls.

 
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