An Drochaid / The Bridge Rising is a documentary feature film telling the story of the battle against the Skye Bridge tolls – the UK’s first foray into private financing of public projects. An epic feel-good story of a modern rebellion. With a nod to Ealing Comedy, Scottish islanders take on the Government and Bank of America – and win. ‘The Bridge Rising’ unpacks the twists and turns of the 10-year battle against the UK’s first Private Finance Initiative.
A Scotland/Canada co-production supported by Creative Scotland.
Broadcast on BBC ALBA, premiered at the first ever joint Glasgow Film Festival/Celtic Connections screening, An Drochaid / The Bridge Rising also toured in over 30 cinemas across Scotland. Find out more about community screenings.