ONE of Renfrewshire’s most notable landmarks could soon be classed in the same league as Edinburgh Castle.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has been consulting with the public over granting the Erskine Bridge the same A-list status as protected national landmarks.

And now, following the conclusion of a public consultation last week, HES will spend the next few weeks speaking with Renfrewshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Council, as well as Transport Scotland, before making a final decision. 

A HES spokesman said: “It will take a few weeks for the decision to be made final, after consulting with the two other local authorities involved.

“The Erskine Bridge remains one of the country’s most architecturally and technically distinguished bridges of the post-war period. Following the consultation, we will review the responses and take a decision on whether or not to list the bridge.”

HES’ report on the bridge hailed its design and innovation and highlighted its suitability for A-listed status in a variety of areas.

The report said: “The Erskine Bridge is both a monumental and elegant design that has sensitively used modern materials and applied civil engineering to great aesthetic effect.”