Story Scotland and Story England have secured a place on the National Railway Heritage Awards (NRHA) 2023 shortlist.

Forth Viaduct Refurbishment completed by Story Scotland, has made the list. Originally constructed in 1905, the team completed major improvements on the Viaduct, extending the lifespan of the bridge and ensuring work on this scale won’t be needed for another 25 years.

The judges commented: “Scotland has perhaps set the pace with regards to repairs, strengthening and painting large metallic structures and this is another excellent example.”

Story England is represented on the list by Royal Border Bridge Refurbishment. Designed by famous civil engineer Robert Stephenson, the iconic structure was repaired by our team and Ropetech, using abseilers and cradles to save £5m for Network Rail.

Judges said: “The quality of the workmanship, and the careful research that went into getting the correct stone and making all the steelwork interventions match in their appearance, whether old or new, was exemplary, and all the parties involved are to be congratulated on this.”

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that both projects take home a NRHA plaque from the awards ceremony in December!